More and more celebrities continue to flock to Harlem New York. Neil Patrick Harris Harlem days aren’t over—in fact, they’re just about to begin! Neil Patrick Harris and David Burtka who recently purchased property in Harlem in 2013, “Officially” move to New York.
The Burtka-Harris family is trading sunny California for Harlem, NY. Neil told Us Weekly last year “Our plan is to reroute ourselves and have our kids start to go to school here. Neil is also starring in Broadway’s Hedwig and the Angry Inch.
I hope that many of the new hot and hoppin restaurants located on Harlem’s Restaurant Row, Vinateria, Harlem Food Bar, The Cecil, Maison Harlem, Cedric Bistro, The 5 and Diamond, Melbas, Jado Sushi, The Park 112, and all the many other great spots throughout New York, will extend child friendly accommodations. Two places in particular that are very kid friendly in Harlem are Bier International on FDB and Harlem Shake NYC on Lenox Avenue.
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A reminder that the Grand Opening of Harlem Shake is this Thursday June 13th, 7-1o pm.
Classic, Soul, House & Afro Beats provided by Dj Stormin’ Norman
Celebrate the new Harlem Hot Spot Harlem Shake. Note: This event is invite only between the hours of 7-10 pm.
100 W 124th Street (corner of Lenox Ave)
New York, NY 10027
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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.
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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Wall of Fame
We finally have a good diner on Lenox in Harlem. This afternoon we attended the soft opening at Harlem Shake and enjoyed exactly what you would expect, shakes and burgers. Very pleasantly pleased by the retro fifties decor (by Dennis Decker) right down to the order-and-pick-up diner style format. The official opening will be held in 2 days on Thursday, May 16th. They are waiting on their license for outdoor seating as well which will expand the diner for the summer months.
Her eyes follow you
The shakes are delicious! We recommend the Red Velvet Shake. Our favorite burger of the three that we sampled was the “Hot Mess” spicy, messy and everything good. The fries were good. Nice and piping hot, skin on the potato and just the right amount of salt.
We predict many future busy nights here as they are set in the perfect location on the South/West corner of 124th street and Lenox Avenue.
They have added some very cool touches such as the Wall of Fame (above) which consists of a large collage of celebrities from Bill Clinton to Cassandra Wilson who have autographed their head shots on the wall. We predict this will soon become a Harlem Hot Spot for local Harlemites as well as tour busses and the Sunday brunch crowd passing through and taking pictures of Harlem Shake. While we were there, already a group of kids came in and asked if they could take a picture inside the place. With it’s retro vibe, even though it is brand new we had the feeling that it had been there for years. Also they serve wine and beer for those that want drinks with their fries. The music playing was a little hip hop, a touch of rap and some R&B and great soul classics. Perfect.
Thank you Jelena, for your hospitality today. Congratulations to the whole crew and welcome to the neighborhood!
Fantastic design by Dennis Decker. Well done.
*They will be open from 11am to 11pm weekdays and weekends they will be open until 2am.
Vintage jet magazine covers drape the bathroom walls. Fantastic!
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Even though it is very amusing to see a school in Minnesota doing the Harlem Shake in the snow, or a nursing home in Florida doing the Harlem Shake on Youtube, let’s remember what this dance is.
What is it? One of the best posts on this topic was recently posted by a friend to Harlem Condo Life, Harlem Trends who blogged,
“Harlem Shake videos go viral on YouTube“
Not to get to preachy, but it actually is a real dance. The Harlem Shake is an Old School move and has been around for a long time. Though it has spiraled into a whole new media frenzy with Brooklyn’s dubstep musical artist Baaúer, let’s try and get at least some of the moves right.
You can spot the real dance move being done, as we have been posting about here at Harlem Condo Life on twitter @HarlemHCL for the last couple months, in only a couple of the videos. Some are really good, some are just ok. But most all of them are lacking at least one person doing the actual dance.
So that being said if you want to learn this move, below is a tutorial. (Watch some of our favorite Harlem Shake VIDEOS below…)
How To Do The Harlem Shake
If you want to purchase Harlem Shake by Baaúer it’s available on iTunes
Here are a few of our favorite Harlem Shake Videos on Youtube…
[VIDEO] Harlem Shake – MEXICAN EDITION
[VIDEO] Harlem Shake – WITH MOBSTERS
[VIDEO] Harlem Shake – JIMMY FALLON VERSION
[VIDEO] Harlem Shake – FIREFIGHTER EDITION
[VIDEO] Harlem Shake – WITH BABY
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