May 17th, 2013 by HarlemGuy

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Destination Harlem TV released it’s second episode today.

This second episode of Destination Harlem TV features highlights from the 2nd Annual “Food & Drink Boulevard” sponsored by the Fredrick Douglass Boulevard Alliance, Historian and Tour Guide Lavelle Porter, William Vargas on Camaradas El Bario and Lydia Patel with Marcia Sells from Columbia University Government and Community Affairs.

About:

Destination Harlem TV “showcases the wonderful people and places that make Harlem what it is today as well as the history that is shaping its future. Episodes will showcase several aspects of Harlem such as Dining, Nightlife, Interviews, History and Community.  Destination Harlem TV appeals to Harlem locals, New Yorker’s visiting for a meal or show, tourists on vacation (holiday) and those who are just interested and intrigued by Harlem life.”

– Destination Harlem TV

 

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April 16th, 2013 by harlemhouse

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The owners of MODsquad Cycles are looking for an experienced mechanic.  I can recommend this shop personally as I have been going to them for bike repairs and blogging about them since they opened.  It’s a great  shop, good service and friendly staff located on Frederick Douglass Boulevard between 114th and 115th Street.

If you are an experienced mechanic or know someone who is that is looking for a job or a new job opportunity, send an email to info@modsquadcycles.com.

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April 7th, 2013 by tharealharlemista

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We’re getting very excited about the imminent opening of Vinateria  in about a week and a half.  Harlemcondolife has exclusive pictures!

The patterned metal door opens into a cool grey space with accents of blue. We love the mix of traditional and industrial modern. Pendant lamps hang over the tables and the sleek stainless steel bar.

We can’t wait for this welcome addition to Harlem’s restaurant row. The countdown begins!

(VINATERIA – located on Frederick Douglass Boulevard at 119th Street)

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April 4th, 2013 by Native New Yorker

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As I was walking home this evening, I noticed this attractive marquis on the southwest corner of 116th and Frederick Douglass Blvd.  Silvana will be a “cafe boutique” featuring Middle Eastern food, international goods, and live music. Their website is not up yet but rumor has it that this latest addition to Frederick Douglass’ restaurant row  is scheduled to open later this month.

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November 3rd, 2012 by Icare4Harlem

Roast Chicken with Apricot Sauce

When my friend asked me to meet him at the 5 and Diamond Restaurant on Frederick Douglass Blvd. in Harlem, I just assumed it would be a chance to catch up over a nice meal.  As I entered the restaurant, I suddenly realized that there was a special event occurring but I was completely unaware of the contents.  In one of those “Now what am I going to do?” moments, it became apparent that leaving would be awkward but staying might mean enduring a lecture type evening after a long day of work.  To my surprise and delight, the subject matter happened to be of great interest to me.

Lyn-Genet Recitas, Executive Director of Nutrition, of The Lyn-Genet Plan, presented an interesting and informative approach to weight loss, health, and reversing the aging process. There were numerous concepts and examples given during the presentation but what stood out in my mind was the idea that food often promoted as being “healthy” among the general population could, in fact, be a “reactive food” thus inducing an inflammatory response in others.  This reaction has an overall effect on your health.

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Ms. Recitas’ approach was not an all-encompassing diet plan marketed for the masses but rather an individualized assessment to identify acceptable food and eliminate reactive food specific to each person’s needs.  Her ideas may be of interest to those people who have attempted to address health issues solely through radical diets and/or medication—each having its own side effects.

Vegetable Timbale

The bonus in the evening was a lovely three-course meal consisting of a Carrot Soup Shooter, Mixed Salad Greens, Vegetable Timbale, Roast Chicken, Lamb Shepherd’s Pie, or Red Snapper, and a Berries, Chocolate, and Whipped Cream dessert.  All items were prepared by the 5 and Diamond Restaurant utilizing a variety of herbs and spices and minimizing the use of sodium. Owners of the 5 and Diamond Restaurant plan to open The Harlem Pearl, located on 112th St. and Frederick Douglass Blvd. Followers of the Lyn-Genet Plan will be able to purchase her 4-Day Detox meals on a “to go” basis.

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I have not had a personal experience with Ms. Recitas’ Plan but feel that her program warrants further investigation.  For a more in-depth explanation, go to http://lyngenet.com/the-plan/, to assist in formulating your own opinion.

The Plan

153 Main St.

Dobbs Ferry, NY 10522

www.lygenet.com

Email: theplan@lyngenet.com

twitter@lyngenet 646.330.4769

 

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October 30th, 2012 by harlemcondolife

If your liquor cabinet is empty by now The Winery will be open today Tuesday, October 30th post Hurricane Sandy, from 3PM to 9PM.  However, no delivery service today.

Be sure to check out some of there up and coming wine tastings below for Friday and Saturday.

Free Wine Tasting Schedule:   Italian Experience 
The Wines of Northern Italy    

Friday, November 2nd, 5:30pm – 8:00pm

Jennifer from Jan D’Amore Imports will join The Winery to pour The Winery’s selection from the northern region of Italy. The primary focus will be on Veneto, home of Valpolicella and Amarone della Vapolicella, decadence in a bottle.

The Wines of Italy

Saturday, November 3rd, 5:00pm – 8:00pm

Tuscany is king in central Italy but don’t sleep on the red wines of Basilicata in the south or the crisp, aromatic white wines of Friuli in the north. Come by The Winery for an opportunity to really get a taste of the many facets of Italian wines.

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October 27th, 2012 by Native New Yorker

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The Harlem Treasure Chest is an outdoor flea market that opened last spring on the corner of Frederick Douglass Blvd and West 117th Street.  They are partnering with Silent Voices United  to host a Children’s Monster Ball this Sunday afternoon, October 28th from noon to 4 pm.  This free children’s event will include lots of tricks & treats, books, rides and special guest appearances by community celebrities and artists, who will judge the “Pablo Pumpicasso Children’s Art & Best Halloween Costume Contest”.

This is Harlem Treasure Chest’s last weekend. I hope they will return next year.  I have enjoyed browsing there over the last few months and have found a couple of gems amidst the assorted wares.

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October 16th, 2012 by harlemhouse

Only 5 seats left for this exciting opportunity to attend The Harlem Pearl’s Opening dinner & lecture tonight at The 5 and Diamond Restaurant at 7pm.  The dinner is happening before the Presidential Debate and at 9pm “5 and Diamond” will show the Presidential Debate as well.

Please call  646-684-4662 or email (see flyer) to make a reservation and help welcome restaurant rows newest addition The Harlem Pearl.

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April 22nd, 2012 by harlemhouse

After speaking with Oujmane Keita, one of the owners of Bier International this past week, he informed us of this weeks upcoming “German Beer Week” Celebrating the 496th Anniversary of the “Reinheitsgebot” German Purity Law. Bier International will be celebrating German Beer Week in New York City, April 23 through the 30th.  Saturday night (April 21st) was packed this past weekend.  I’m sure the crowds will continue in celebrating the 496th Anniversary of the “Reinheitsgebot” German Purity Law this week.

We will keep you posted on what you can look forward to staring tomorrow Monday the 23rd each day of German Beer Week.  See one of our previous reviews of  Bier International.

See you there!

Bier International
2099 Frederick Douglass Blvd (W.113th St)
New York, NY 10026
(212) 280-0944

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March 5th, 2012 by Native New Yorker

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Londel Davis, longtime Harlemite & owner of Londel’s Supper Club at 2620 Frederick Douglass, has opened his new “L” Lounge about 25 blocks south of his well known restaurant. There is no sign on the door yet but friends who attended a pre-opening private event say the lounge is named for the long since dismantled 8th Avenue elevated train, pictures of which adorn

Pushcart vendors under the 8th Avenue elevated train at West 145th Street, Harlem, May 8, 1939.

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this classy new addition to Harlem’s “Gold Coast”. Fans of Londel’s unique blend of “continental, Cajun, and traditional Southern cuisine” will still have to travel to the 139th Street establishment – his new place is a bar lounge, not a restaurant.

(Historical image courtesy of the New York Public Library Digital Gallery, Image ID 1811327)

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