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Rest In Peace Frankie Knuckles

Frankie Knuckles

Last night legendary artist Frankie Knuckles passed away, as reported in excellent detail by the Chicago Tribune and Rolling Stone.    

He died too young of what has been reported as Diabetes by music leader www.Beatport.com which can be managed and which is taking the lives of so many in our and many other communities.

Let’s take today to rejoice in his life and tomorrow to celebrate his legacy.  We should also take a moment to focus on our own health.

A number of health oriented events are coming Harlem’s way including some focussed on Diabetes.  Please see the list below and take a moment to attend, if not for you, then for your friends and families.

But before you do that, take a moment to enjoy the iconic Frankie Knuckles, who will truly be missed.

*** Frankie Forever ***

A Sampling of Hits

What Inspired Him

Important Health Events


WHAT: Understanding Diabetes Medication
WHEN: Tuesday, April 29, 2014
4:00 pm through 5:30 pm
DETAILS: Do you know how your diabetes medication works? Do you know when to take it, how much to take and possible side effects? To help you make the most of your treatment, join us in learning:
· What is diabetes?
· Why is it important to control blood sugar levels?
· Meal Planning
· What lifestyle changes can help?
· What drugs are used to treat diabetes?
· What should I watch for when taking these drugs?
RSVP: 866-469-0999

WHAT: Eating for Health
WHEN: Tuesday, April 8, 2014; and Tuesday, April 22, 2014;
5:30 pm through 6:30 pm
DETAILS: Learn the benefits of eating for your health, especially if you are dealing with a chronic illness or condition. You will also discover how to eat right while still enjoying your meals.
Topics will include:

• Healthier versions of popular ethnic recipes (with recipe handouts)

• Healthy eating on a budget

• How to read food labels (can I eat it?)

· Fun and interactive cooking demos

RSVP: 866-469-0999

WHAT: Walk Away the Pounds
WHEN: Monday, April 7, 2014; Friday, April 11, 2014; Monday, April 14, 2014; Friday, April 18, 2014; Monday, April 21, 2014; and Monday, April 28, 2014
11:00 am through 12:00 pm
DETAILS: Join us for a fun walk-in-place workout! No complicated steps and no equipment needed. This DVD workout is safe for all ages and fitness levels, so lace up your walking shoes and join us!

Wear comfortable shoes and workout wear. We’ll provide plenty of water. We’ll ask you to fill out an emergency form on the first day of class. Be sure to let your doctor know you’ll be taking part in an exercise class.

RSVP: 866-469-0999

It’s Midnight Brunch with DJs! At Red Rooster Harlem


Red Rooster’s MIDNIGHT BRUNCH!!!

You know when you are out at a club on a Friday or Saturday night and then you want to go for breakfast afterwards?  Well now you can do it all in one!  Make a reservation for “Midnight Brunch” at Red Rooster in Harlem from 12-4am.

To top it off you can jam to the sounds of music master mixologist DJ Stormin Norman on Fridays and Herbert Holler on Saturdays while you get your drink and brunch on.  Good music, good food and a great crowd.  Sounds good to me!


To make a reservation for this hot spot in Harlem call (212) 792-9001 Red Rooster.

Red Rooster Harlem
310 Lenox Avenue at 125th
New York, New York
(212) 792-9001

Harlem residents seek traffic changes to Morningside Ave safe for kids

speeding via harlemcondolife.com

Residents have long complained about speeding motorists along an 11 block stretch of Morningside Ave. between W. 116th and W. 126th Sts.  This stretch runs along Morningside Park and contains numerous playgrounds and other facilities used by kids, parents, families and others year round.

The Police Department issued 263 speeding tickets between January and October last year along the corridor.  More than 100 people have been injured there from 2007 to 2011 (the city was unable to provide injury data for the last two years).

In response the Department of Transportation wants to reduce four traffic lanes to three.  The city’s plan would include pedestrian islands on Morningside Ave. at W. 123rd St., W. 120th St., W. 118th St., and W. 117th St., concrete extensions, a stop sign at W. 118th St., an additional pedestrian signal and a new crosswalk at Hancock Place.

However one of the two community boards that need to approve the proposal recently failed to do so, noting more time is needed to hear from plan proponents and opponents.

Some local residents are not happy with the delay.   A change.org petition has been setup to address the problem.  Click here to view and sign the petition.   It contains a nice before and after visual and other details of the proposed plan.

via Harlem community board puts brakes on city plan to slow down speeding traffic on Morningside Ave. – NY Daily News.

Train Your Brain with Lara Land – This Friday at 5:30 PM


Train  your brain.  This does not require any athletic activity.  This is yoga for your mind.  We are enthusiastic to encourage you to join in the mental aerobics of the mind this Friday, October 18, at 5:30 pm until 7:30 pm with Lara Land at Land Yoga.

There has been plenty said of the power of attraction, some of it on point and some of it not. Understand what the power of attraction is, how it works, and how you can start to use it to get where you’re going. Like a director, our brains are constantly editing what information we consciously receive. Learn to be in charge of what you are receiving. TRAIN YOUR BRAIN by creating a clear mission and life path.

Gentle meditation, Journal Writing and Vision Board Direction.

Bring pictures of yourself and images which inspire you.

Train Your Brain Workshop $30. Register HERE.


Land Yoga
2116 Frederick Douglass Blvd.
New York, NY 10026