July 4th, 2013 by harlemhouse

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Happy 4th of July Harlem!  It’s going to be a hot and sunny weekend with temps in the high 80’s / low 90’s see NYC 5 Day Forecast.  The 37th Annual Macy’s 4th of July Fireworks will start at 8 pm EST live in New York City on the Hudson River.  Macy’s Barges Map shown here from 24th Street to 42nd Street.  Special holiday events are scheduled all throughout the city including  Harlem Tavern‘s second year anniversary and 4th of July bash.  With temperatures expected to reach in the low 90’s Friday and Saturday you can stay cool at one of the NYC Public Swimming Pools including Harlem Lasker Pool in Central Park.Central Park.

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Also Morningside Park, Marcus Garvey Park & Pool and Washington Heights along the Hudson in the 140’s are great areas to enjoy your “staycation” in New York.

Get outside and enjoy your Holiday weekend!

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June 25th, 2013 by HarlemGuy

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We came across this Mega Fruit Stand on the corner of Frederick Douglass Boulevard and 116th facing Harlem Tavern late Saturday night. A group of us friends leaving tavern bought fresh fruit for juicing, for breakfast and for the week.

Huge variety and quantity. Good prices. Friendly service.

Would love to see them add a juicer and payment via Square. We hope that this stand stays throughout the summer with late hours.

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June 20th, 2013 by harlemhouse

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(UPDATE: We did go there this weekend. Our review coming soon!)

A few weeks back we stopped by Slivana’s and visited with the owners who were hard at work but gave us a tour of their new place.   Sivan and her husband Abdel are opening their third Harlem business “Silvana” Friday, June 21st.  On Friday the downstairs only will be open for their Opening party.  Saturday both the upstairs and downstairs will be open for business.

They also own the successful and one of my personal favorite music spots, The Shrine as well as the popular French bistro and bar Yatenga which are both located further uptown on Adam Clayton Powell Jr. Blvd.

Sivan was explaining that they wanted to bring a similar type of place to lower Harlem but with Israeli cuisine on the menu.  Located just off the corner on 116th Street and FDB directly across from Harlem Tavern they couldn’t have chosen a better location.

Downstairs will have a restaurant, bar, performance stage, DJ set up and tables.  A very cool cozy vibe and pretty spacious from what I could see under construction.  This will be a nice addition to Harlem Restaurant Row.  They plan to have live music every night followed by a DJ and late night Hookah.  Upstairs will feature accessories from around the world such as tea, coffee and a variety of other things including home goods.  Sivan was hinting that eventually they may have an outdoor area (patio) in the back as well which would be very cool, but first they just want to open and get things up and running.

I predict Silvana’s will be equally as successful as the Shrine for the customers who frequent Harlem Tavern and the various other locations that offer live music.  What will set Silvana apart is they will provide  live music every night in addition to Israeli food which will make them truly unique for all of us Harlemites to enjoy.  A few of us from HarlemCondoLife are going this weekend to try it out so stay tuned for a follow up review.

Silvana
300 W. 116th Street (at FDB/ 8th Ave)
New York, NY 10026
(646)692-4935

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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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March 31st, 2013 by harlemcondolife

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Happy Easter Harlem from all of us here at HarlemCondoLife.  With Easter being such an important holiday for many of us here in Harlem (and around the globe) we hope you have a healthy and happy Easter with your family, friends and loved ones.  And take a little time to reflect and give thanks.  Be grateful for today and every day and for those less fortunate than you, send some extra love their way.  For those of you also going to church this morning, where are you having your Easter Sunday lunch/dinner?  Get ready Harlem, it is going to be a busy and blessed day!

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Thank you to all of our loyal readers and followers here at Harlem Condo Life after all these years.  We are happy and grateful to be able to help contribute our little part to the Harlem community at large.  We will continue to keep our blog and content positive, enjoyable and informative.  The original founders of HarlemCondoLife, HarlemCondoLife.com, @HarlemHCL are all still here (minus one) and we are HarlemGuy, NativeNewYorker, HarlemHouse and ICare4Harlem.  We are grateful to our guest bloggers who add various posts, breaking news and their own perspective and views on issues whenever they are able to help us out.  As we say in our Bio,  “We remain a group of friends from diverse backgrounds living in Harlem and sharing news and events with our community and around the globe.  Harlem is universal.  It is an identity known throughout the world.”  We are happy and blessed to be part of Harlem.

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February 16th, 2013 by HarlemGuy

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Yesterday I had the pleasure of meeting Harlem Park to Park’s Executive Director Nikoa Evans-Hendricks following her interview by CBS News at Land Yoga promoting the 4th annual Harlem Restaurant and Retail Week.

HarlemCondoLife.com (twitter: @HarlemHCL) has been a fan and supporter of both organizations from inception.  We are happy to be part of what’s happening in Harlem.

Below is more information on this year’s event.

Fourth annual Spring Harlem Restaurant and Retail Month.  Feb 15 – 28.  Featuring prix fixe 3 course menus and selected retail items.

Highlights:

Ristorante Settepani’s Braised Monkfish, Chicken and Red Velvet Waffles at 67 Orange Street, classes fromLand Yoga, Men’s Razor Relief Treatment at Harlem Skin Clinic.

Selected participants:

Restaurants: Cove Lounge, Harlem Food Bar, Harlem Tavern, Lenox Coffee, Moca Lounge, Native Restaurant, Red Rooster Harlem, Ristorante Settepani, Sylvia’s/Sylvia’s Also Lounge, 67 Orange Street, Bleu Violin, Chez Lucien, Chocolat Restaurant and Lounge, Corner Social.

Services:  Brownstone Fitness, Doggedly Devoted, Franz James Floral Boutique, Harlem Flo, Harlem Skin Clinic, Land Yoga

Recent CBS News Videos:

http://newyork.cbslocal.com/2013/02/15/mobile-couch-harlem-park-to-park-festival/ 

http://newyork.cbslocal.com/video/8389482-mobile-couch-harlem-park-to-park-festival-part-ii/  

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January 5th, 2013 by HarlemGuy

I first noticed this trend when visiting Amy Ruth’s when I first moved to Harlem. Then a few years ago as Harlem Tavern settled into the neighborhood. And now more recently with several nabe newbies – hip local watering hole Harlem Food Bar and the elegant and tasty Jado Sushi.

The concept of extending the indoors to the out-of-doors in a modest or spectacular yet always tasteful and utilitarian manner is on point in Harlem!

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December 8th, 2012 by harlemcondolife

Aloft Harlem

Condé Nast Traveller selected and reviewed the hippest bars, eateries and unique places in Harlem this week.

Did your favorite spot make the list? Find out which after-hours bars, chic restaurants, hotels and quirky shops are on their list here.

(Aloft Harlem, Harlem Tavern, 67 Orange Street, The 5 and Diamond Restaurant, Red Rooster, bier international, Sylvia’s Restaurant, Jado Sushi, Chez Lucienne, Harlem Food Bar, Levain Bakery, Apollo Theater, Corner Social, Vault, Demolition Depoton 125th Street, Malcolm Shabazz Harlem Market, Marjorie Eliot, The Studio Museum in Harlem, Lenox Coffee, Astor Row, Maysles Cinema, Hotel Theresa…)
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December 6th, 2012 by harlemcondolife

The Frederick Douglass Boulevard Alliance invite you to the HARLEM POP-UP ‘HOLIDAY BAZAAR’ Saturday, December 15, 2012. We recently here at Harlem Condo Life posted about the first ever Harlem Pop-Up outdoor evening Farmers Market event this past October, See Previous Post. Now just in time for the Holidays you can enjoy the same vendors along with many new ones for this indoor event presented by FDBA and Manhattan borough President Scott M. Stringer.

Vendors will include AFineLyne, A Gift of Tea, Cheetahrama, J. Glebocki Farms, Harlem Flo, Land Yoga, Renaissance Fine Arts and many more great gift ideas for the Holidays. While shopping you can enjoy prepared food from neighborhood favorites Harlem Tavern, Chocolat, Lido, The 5 and Diamond, Zoma as well as live music throughout the day.
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November 24th, 2012 by HarlemGuy

Harlem Pop-Up

We had the pleasure of attending Harlem Pop-Up green market on 115th Street and Frederick Douglass Boulevard last month. Local and regional vendors shared and sold a variety of fresh produce, prepared foods and drinks at New York City’s first night time Farmers Market.

Everyone mingled while Live Music (an excellent jazz band) played throughout the night (See VIDEO below). The evening was successful as evidenced by the strong turn out and by the fact that vendors were pretty much out of everything by 8:30 pm.
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