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.
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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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.
(*Photoshop, antique painting)
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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.
300 W. 116th Street (at FDB/ 8th Ave)
New York, NY 10026
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