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EAT SHOP PLAY – It’s $20.11 in Harlem

By HarlemCondoLife
Several Harlemites have $20.11 posted on their Facebook or WeHarlem pages and it’s not a reminder of the current year.  It’s locals reminding us through social networks that it is restaurant and retail month right here in Harlem. From April 15 to May 15, select local businesses are offering special deals. If you’re wondering who is participating, see the complete list below.

Last year, I went to Chez Lucienne and enjoyed the meal and deal very much. I wonder where I should dine this year for this occasion?

And a big thanks to Harlem Park to Park, who is once again leading this effort to promote all the wonderful retail businesses we have right here in Harlem.

67 ORANGE STREET   2082 Eighth Avenue
BIER INTERNATIONAL  2099 Eighth Avenue
CHEZ LUCIENNE  308 Lenox Avenue
GRAN PIATTO D’ORO  1429 Fifth Avenue
LIDO HARLEM  2168 Eighth Avenue
MOCA LOUNGE  2210 Eighth Avenue
NATIVE RESTAURANT  101 W. 118th Street
NECTAR WINE BAR  2235 Eighth Avenue
RED ROOSTER HARLEM  310 Lenox Avenue
SOCIETY COFFEE  2104 Eighth Avenue

HARLEM FLO ATELIER    2292 Eighth Avenue
HARLEM FLO BOUTIQUE  2276 Eighth Avenue
HARLEM VINTAGE  2235 Eighth Avenue
LEVAIN BAKERY  2167 Eighth Avenue
MODSQUAD CYCLES  2119 Eighth Avenue

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Where were you when Barack Obama became President?

By NativeNewYorkerobama2

That’s the question people will be asking each other for the next few weeks and the question our children and grandchildren will ask us a decade from now. For those who aren’t making the trek to DC, HarlemOneStop has a great listing of local events including live screenings of the inauguration at the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture (515 Malcolm X Boulevard at 135th Street, 11 am, FREE) and City College (Shephard Hall, 160 Convent Avenue, noon, FREE); parties at local restaurants including Hudson River Café (Lunch / Dinner /Live Music, 697 W133th Street); Mobay (all day/all night, 17 West 125th Street); and Gran Piatto D’Oro (11 am, 1429 Fifth Avenue); as well as information on the largest inauguration day event in Harlem: Inauguration of a DREAM, presented by the Democracy Prep Charter School at the Harlem Armory (10 am-1:30, 40 W. 143rd St. between Lenox Ave. and Harlem River Dr; FREE; RSVP to Inauguration@DemocracyPrep.org.          

For me, this is a day filled with joy, with pride and with hope.obama-victory-speech-nov-4-2008  I’ll be watching the swearing in of our 44th president with my aunt, a lively octogenarian who has lived in Harlem for the last fifty years, who remembers the “No Coloreds” signs in stores on 125th Street and who wept tears of joy the night Barack Obama was elected; and my daughter, a bright young woman who will be graduating from one of America’s best universities this spring, who never experienced segregation but who knows well its living legacy; who has experienced special scrutiny from security guards, indifference from shop clerks; hostility from police officers and marginalization by majority students because of the color of her skin; who wants to believe in change but has already been taught to doubt her ability to make change

New York Times 11/5/08
New York Times 11/5/08

happen.   I will be with them when I watch Barrack Obama take the oath of office as Michelle Obama and their two young daughters, so like my own two girls at that age, stand beside him.  It is hard to overstate what this inauguration will mean to us all and yet we all expect so much more of this man.  The night he was elected President, he said to the jubilant crowd in Chicago: “This is your victory.”  If we fail to help him achieve the change he has promised, it will be our failure.  Each of us must do our part to help him overcome the tremendous obstacles we are facing.  If we can’t find a way to come together to solve the enormous problems that face us – health care, education, the economy, wars in Iraq and Afghanistan; then the failure will not be his, it will be ours.  As we revel in the excitement and triumph of this day, let’s also reflect on what each of us is prepared to do to make sure that doesn’t happen.

Gran Piatto D'Oro

by HarlemHouse

Great Italian Restaurant opened 2 months ago in the hood: Gran Piatto d’Oro.
The atmoshpere is relaxing and inviting, the service is top notch, and most importantly, the food is delicious! It is not as inexpensive as you would hope it to be, which is the only bad thing I can say about it. However, once you experience an evening dining there, you will feel that the price is worth it. I highly recommend their appetizer and entree specials but the standards, Sophia Loren Chicken Dish and Seafood Risotto, are also very tasty. The staff are eager to please and the opera music and sometimes live Pianist make for a very relaxing and comfortable dining experience.

Gran Piatto d’Oro
Located at 1429 Fifth Avenue (between 116th & 117th St.)
212 722 2161