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Seven-Story, 50-Unit Mixed-Use Building Wraps Up Construction At 260 West 153rd Street, Harlem

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In Early 2015, YIMBY revealed renderings of L+M Development Partners’ planned seven-story, 50-unit mixed-use building at 260 West 153rd Street, in Harlem. Since then the project has wrapped up construction, according to DNAinfo. The 75,484 square-foot structure is completely clad in brick façade and its windows have been installed. There…

Where can I find Patti LaBelle’s Sweet Potato Pie In Harlem?

Where can I find Patti LaBelle’s Sweet Potato Pie in Harlem?

We don’t know.   We hear it’s only available at Walmart.   C’mon Patti give Harlem some love!

In any event,  thank you to Michael J. Feeney for bringing ALL OF IT to our attention through his reporting via social media.   Make sure to watch the video below.

Everyone needs a good laugh, and the pies are really good.   We hope you get your hands on a Patti Pie for this Thanksgiving.  If you do make sure to share your story.

Patti LaBelle gave a call to the man whose review of her sweet potato pie rocked the Internet.

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Source: Patti LaBelle Calls The Man Who Made Her Sweet Potato Pie Go Viral

J.R.O.B. Inspired by 67 Orange

J.R.O.B. is an artist out of Chicago who is making his name known here in NYC.  He’s refreshing –  someone who brings high-level musicality and intelligence to his deeply personal views of the world and his own life experiences.  He’s authentic, and is never predictable.  Every song he makes is a journey full of surprises, driving beats, along with a true, relevant message.

J.R.O.B. was in Harlem at 67 Orange recently, and the atmosphere, of this wonderful, historical speakeasy inspired him to write the above account of his life experiences that led him to the moment he experienced there.  He was staying at Aloft Harlem at the time, where the song was written. I asked him how it all came about:  67 Orange Street is a personal record that was sculpted at the Aloft Hotel in Harlem during a dark period of time in my life. ..the song was inspired by 67 Orange, a quaint, cozy little speakeasy that was invisible to the average eye on Frederick Douglass Blvd. in Harlem. Its array of beautifully prepared, classy and tasteful specialty cocktails, and southern style chicken served as a source of comfort during an already difficult time. The hook was created as a way of saying that I will not go down without a fight. I will remain powerful even in my darkest days.

So my friends, you heard it here.  Keep an eye out for J.R.O.B.  He is destined to achieve high levels of success.  He’ll return to the city soon.  I’ll keep you posted about his upcoming shows.  Please know that the above song contains a little adult content.  Enjoy, and please let me know what you think!

 

 

Nicole Henry Comes to Ginny’s

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You must not miss 2013 Soul Train Awards winner Nicole Henry at Ginny’s Supper Club this weekend, September 25th & 26th.  Ms. Henry will light up the room with her pristine, soulful expression, and her always swinging band.  Her rendition of Bill Withers’ “Use Me” is one of my favorites.

Get your tickets, catch one or more of the shows and let me know what you think!