HARLEM — The Harlem Business Alliance will use a three year $700,000 grant to open a Small Business Support Center. The grant will help small businesses with marketing, bid preparation, payroll, budgeting and strategic planning services, per Regina Smith, the group’s executive director.
This was in response to recent local black-owned business closings. including Sherman’s Barbecue, Hue-Man Bookstore, Harlem Lanes, Nectar Wine Bar, Society Coffee, Mobay Uptown and Harlem Vintage.
The new center will also make the Harlem Business Alliance more visible. Using a grant from the Community Economic Development Program from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, the alliance will expand into the ground level space at their building at 275 Lenox Ave.
Through a partnership with IncubateNYC, the space will be fully furnished and equipped with Wi-Fi and computers for clients’ use.
Posted in Harlem Tagged with: Community Economic Development Program. U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, harlem lanes, Harlem Vintage, Hue-Man Bookstore, Mobay Uptown, Nectar Wine Bar, Sherman's Barbecue, Society Coffee
|Live in Harlem? Love Harlem? Then you need to be here…TONIGHT!
Help Clyde make our Harlem better!
Live in Harlem? Love Harlem? Then you need to be here… TONIGHT! Get involved. Help Clyde make our Harlem Better.
Stop by Bleu Violin tonight June 21, 2012 from 6:00PM – 9:00PM to celebrate with Clyde Williams‘ NY Times and NY Daily News Endorsement for District 13 NY. Meet Clyde, the campaign team and volunteers as they prepare to push towards June 26th.
Bleu Violin is located at 1400 Fifth Avenue at 116th Street. There will be a DJ and Open Bar for the first hour 6PM – 7PM.
Get your vote on! Lets get involved!
See you tonight.
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Posted in business, Drink, Entertainment, Free!, Harlem, Music, Politics, Restaurants Tagged with: 116th Street, @HarlemHCL, Bleu Violin, Clyde Williams, Fifth Avenue, Harlem, Harlem Condo Life, Harlem Politics, Harlem Vintage, HarlemCondoLife, HarlemCondoLife.com, Lenox Avenue, ny daily news, NY Times, Politics
Last week NY1 showed an entire segment on the renewed energy on Frederick Douglasss Boulevard between 110th and 124th streets. Businesses and residents working together to make the strip a destination for all of the neighborhoods shopping needs. They quote “What you’re now seeing is Frederick Douglass Boulevard is really becoming sort of the Gateway to Harlem“. A phrase we developed here at HarlemCondoLife “Your Gateway To Harlem” when we created our site. They go on to mention some of the businesses on the Boulevard including Bier International, Harlem Flo, Harlem Vintage, MCMB Cleaners, The 5 and Diamond Restaurant, Nectar, Lido Restaurant and Bar all of which we have mentioned and reviewed here at HCL. They also include short interview clips with owners Jai Jai Greenfield of Harlem Vintage, Louis Gagliano of Harlem Flo, Marcelo Orbe of MCMB Cleaners and Selene Martinez of 5 and Diamond. Here is a link to the video clip NY1 video clip.
This area continues to stay in the news and get more recognition. Congratulations to the businesses mentioned in this report and to all of the businesses on FDB and the surrounding area.
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Posted in bier international, Drink, Food, Harlem, Menu Harlem Restaurant Row, Real Estate, Restaurant Reviews, Restaurants, shopping Tagged with: 110th Street, 124th street, 5 and Diamond, @HarlemHCL, bier international, Frederick Douglass Boulevard, Gateway To Harlem, Harlem Flo, Harlem Vintage, HarlemHouse, Lido Italian Restaurant and Bar, MCMB Cleaners, Nectar, Nectar Wine Bar, NY1, The 5 and Diamond
You do not want to miss this special event at Nectar Wine Bar Saturday October 22nd. Join the Nectar team as they turn over the kitchen to Chef Joseph “JJ” Johnson. Experience why he won Rocco’s Dinner Party with his flair at turning the ordinary into extraordinary. Guests will be delighted with four pairs of food & wine from Napa’s handcrafted Joseph Carr Winery. Chef Joseph “JJ” Johnson & Joseph Carr will engage guests with their insights on this autumnal menu of culinary delights.
We are long time fans of both Nectar and Harlem Vintage (see our original review NECTAR) and look forward to enjoying another one of their wine dinners. The last event I attended was several years ago at Amy Ruth’s Restaurant (upstairs) that HarlemVintage collaborated with Amy Ruth’s and it was delicious!
Nectar Pairing Event – at Nectar Wine Bar 2235 frederick Douglass Blvd #212-961-9622.
Date – Saturday, October 22, 2011
At 6PM there will be a Champagne Reception. The Pairing Presentation will be at 7PM – 9PM.
Tickets are $50 per person (order online at nectarpairingevent.eventbrite.com)
See you there!
* Deejay Amanda Diva will be spinning at Saturday Spin After Party.
Limited number of seats available – Get yours today!
Saturday Spin After Party with
TV Personality/ Artist / Deejay Amanda Diva
Open to Public – free admission
For more information contact:
Posted in Announcements about HCL, Apollo Theater, bier international, Comedy, Drink, Health & Wellness, Kids, Menu Harlem Restaurant Row, Music Tagged with: Bravo, Frederick Douglass Boulevard, Harlem Condo Life, Harlem Vintage, HarlemHouse, Joseph Carr, Joseph Carr Winery, Nectar, Nectar Wine Bar, Photos by HarlemHouse, Rocco's Dinner Party
This Saturday, Summer Soul Sessions continues after one week off….come out and get your post-storm Saturday Night groove on with these amazing musicians who seamlessly fuse hip-hop, jazz, and the best in acoustic live music into a set that’s incredibly funky and soulful.
2235 Frederick Douglass Blvd.
New York, NY 10027
Posted in Community, Drink, Food, Harlem, Music, Restaurants Tagged with: Frederick Douglass Boulevard, Harlem Vintage, HarlemHouse, Nectar Wine Bar
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
CHOCOLAT RESTAURANT 2223 Eighth 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
RISTORANTE SETTEPANI 196 Lenox Avenue
SOCIETY COFFEE 2104 Eighth Avenue
SYLVIA’S RESTAURANT 328 Lenox Avenue
BIKRAM YOGA EAST HARLEM 4 E. 116th Street
FRANZ JAMES FLORAL BOUTIQUE 2114 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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Posted in Harlem, Restaurants Tagged with: 67 Orange, bier international, bikram yoga, Chez Lucienne, Chocolat, dining out, Franz James Floral Boutique, Gran Piatto D'Oro, Harlem Flo, Harlem Park to Park, Harlem Vintage, Levain Bakery, Lido Italian Restaurant and Bar, Moca Lounge, Native's Restaurant, Nectar Wine Bar, Red Rooster, ristorante settepani, Shopping, slyvia's, Society Cafe
Two weeks ago, I blogged about the top-selling wines at The Winery. When I wrote that post I was asked “where else can one purchase wine in Harlem?” The response I quickly gave was Harlem Vintage or stop by for a drink at Nectar on Frederick Douglas Blvd and 120th Street. Soon after, I went through some of my old notes and emails, and I came across another option for Harlemites to purchase wine. Wha…la! And this option is linked to Harlem like the others.
May I introduce Sugarleaf Vineyards and Winery. Sugarleaf Vineyards is 100 percent wholly owned by The Bias’, who reside right here in Harlem with their two kids. They often commute back and forth to Virginia to manage their vineyard. However, their home base is a lovely brownstone in Central Harlem.
While the ingredients, barreling and bottling for Sugarleaf wines may take place in Virginia, they hold similar accolades as fellow Harlemite Marcus Samuelsson when it comes to White House honors and the Bravo TV Channel. Their 2008 Petit Manseng was served at The White House for the 2010 Governor’s Ball and their winery was featured in a recent episode of The Real Housewives of DC.
So if your interested in purchasing wines made by Sugarleaf, click here to order. They ship to New York City in increments of 3, 6, and 12 bottles. Or stick to the walk in plan, Sugarleaf is also sold at Harlem Vintage, Nectar and Red Rooster! Cheers!
Posted in Harlem Tagged with: 10026, Frederick Douglass Blvd., Harlem, Harlem Vintage, Lauren Bias, Nectar, Red Rooster, Sugarleaf Vineyards, Virginia, Wine
UPDATE Jan. 26th: Just wanted to post an Update that HARLEM VINTAGE sold out every bottle of Haitian Rum “Barancourt” last night at the tasting they had for donating to “New Yorkers For Haiti” Way to go Harlem for showing support for a good cause!
THIS MONDAY NIGHT Jan. 25th
TWO Great Events To Checkout – Jan. 24th & Jan. 25th.
SUNDAY Jan. 24rd. Go Jets! “Nectar” Wine Bar (& Beer) are showing the Jets Game today. Kickoff time is at 3:00 PM. “Wear some Jets gear and get a free beer.”
MONDAY Jan. 25th from 5:00-8:00 PM. Join “Harlem Vintage” next door to Nectar, for a tasting party for the HAITIAN RUM “Barbancourt.” Make a small donation to join the tasting. All proceeds of the sale of Barancourt ($22.99) and the tasting will be matched by Harlem Vintage and donated to the charity “New Yorkers for Haiti”
Props to Jai Jai & Eric for doing something to help make a difference with donations for Haiti and “New Yorkers for Haiti”
Harlem Vinatge #212-866-WINE
Posted in Harlem Tagged with: Barbancourt Rum, Football, Frederick Douglass Boulevard, Haiti, Harlem, Harlem Vintage, HarlemCondoLife, Jets, Nectar Wine Bar, New Yorkers For Haiti, Photos by HarlemHouse, Rum
What can I say about Nectar Wine Bar. This new hot spot created by owners Eric Woods & Jai Jai Greenfield has created a gathering for those of us uptown, and everywhere, that have been craving a good wine bar. It has been crowded since it opened April 2008 offering a wide range of wines from their sister shop Harlem Vintage located next door. They provide a minimal menu of cheeses, meats & hummus to accent their wines. This is a very nice touch without distracting from this Bar’s main purpose, which of course is the wine. This place is great for relaxing after work to chillout music as well as keeping you entertained on Saturday nights with House music until closing. When I asked why did you decide on the location of Frederick Douglass Boulevard, Eric who has been a resident of Harlem for 11 years, said “Frederick Douglass Boulevard is going to be the new area for restaurants, bars, & nightlife and we wanted to provide a place for the people in the neighborhood to enjoy themselves.” They truly have succeeded in their goal with Nectar and its friendly staff, diverse wines, great crowd, and an overall welcoming vibe that has made it a favorite destination in the neighborhood.
Nectar Wine Bar
2235 Frederick Douglass Blvd.
New York, NY 10027
Posted in Restaurant Reviews, Restaurants Tagged with: Bar, Cheese, Frederick Douglass Blvd., Harlem, Harlem Vintage, Menu Harlem Hot Spots, Nectar, Nectar Wine Bar, Nectar Wine Bar Harlem, Photos by HarlemHouse, Wine, Wine and Cheese, Wine Bar, wine tasting