November 14th, 2015 by HarlemGuy

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.

VIDEO

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

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December 15th, 2012 by harlemguy

HarlemGuy and Harlemista spent a few hours at Harlem Pop-Up ‘Holiday Bazaar’ today. We loved the huge Christmas tree out front, the cavernous interior space, the aura creativity that permeated the space, and the passion of the people representing the products and services on display. Highlights included learning about the new community bank Spring Bank, learning about artist Garry Grant, meeting the force behind artist AFineLyne and her great cards and paintings, catching up with the founder of Harlem Tavern and the folks from Lido, meeting Ebony of mikomyco and seeing their beautiful scarves in person, seeing the amazing artwork in the form of cards by Willie Mitchell, and the wonderful wares from bebenoir.

We love these Harlem Pop-Up events and look forward to the next one. Hoping they continue at least once a month. If you missed the first one check out our post here; Harlem Pop-Up ‘Green Market.’

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July 13th, 2012 by HarlemGuy
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July 22nd, 2011 by HarlemGuy

By HarlemGuy

The 2011 Health Bucks season at farmers’ markets across the city is in full swing.

Health Bucks are $2 coupons redeemable for fresh fruit and vegetables at participating farmers’ markets. A customer receives the coupon for every $5 he or she spends using an Electronic Benefits Transfer (EBT) card to purchase food at a farmers’ market increasing his or her purchasing power by 40%.

Health Bucks is available at 65 participating markets located in all five boroughs.

Individuals and families receiving food stamps should take advantage of Health Bucks’ savings and shop for nutritious food choices by visiting a participating farmers’ market in their neighborhood.”

Health Bucks is a program of the Health Department with the cooperation of HRA, the New York State Department of Agriculture and Markets, and community organizations throughout the City.

In addition to being available at participating farmers’ markets, a limited supply of coupons is available through community organizations located in Health Department District Public Health Office neighborhoods including Central Harlem.

Health Bucks will be available at 65 farmers’ markets throughout the city during the 2011 farmers’ market season from July 1 to Nov. 15.

For a complete list of farmers’ markets that participate in the Health Bucks and the Stellar Farmers Markets program, search Health Bucks or Stellar Farmers’ Markets on www.nyc.gov or for more information visit Eating Healthy NYC on Facebook.

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July 3rd, 2011 by HarlemGuy

 

By HarlemGuy                                                                                                                                       I continue to be surprised by the pace of development in Harlem, in particular on what is now well-known as the Gold Coast / Restaurant Row.   Which is why this new construction sprouting on what is now the remaining half of the Garden of Love at 116th between Frederick Douglass Boulevard and Morningside Avenue – and directly across the street from Harlem Tavern, caught my eye.

What new manner of residential or commercial  enterprise will appear here we can only imagine.

We would love to hear from you if you know anything.

 

 

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July 3rd, 2011 by HarlemGuy

 

By HarlemGuy                                                                                                                                       I continue to be surprised by the pace of development in Harlem, in particular on what is now well-known as the Gold Coast / Restaurant Row.   Which is why this new construction sprouting on what is now the remaining half of the Garden of Love at 116th between Frederick Douglass Boulevard and Morningside Avenue – and directly across the street from Harlem Tavern, caught my eye.

What new manner of residential or commercial  enterprise will appear here we can only imagine.

We would love to hear from you if you know anything.

 

 

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June 28th, 2011 by HarlemGuy

credit: Levain Bakery

By HarlemGuy                                                                                                                                 One of my favorite pastimes while traveling is looking for references to Harlem.

So I was pleasantly surprised to see the following roadside sign while driving back from a recent trip to Amaganset in the Hamptons.

Curious, I ran in to confirm what I suspected.  As many of you may know we have a Levain Bakery right here in Harlem’s Gold Coast / Restaurant row, on the West Side of Frederick Douglass Boulevard, between 116th and 117th.  A few steps away from Harlem Tavern, Lido, and a few blocks away from Melba’s, Society, Five & Diamond, Bier International and Zoma, to name just a few.

That being said I took the opportunity to stop by, spend a moment with one of the owners and the staff who were of course suitably dressed.  I particularly loved the Harlem 10026 T-shirt!

I love that we have a little piece of the Hamptons in Harlem.  Better yet, I love that there’s a little bit of Harlem in the Hamptons.

This is made all the sweeter (no pun intended) when you consider that Levain bakery is also one of Oprah’s favorites.

And of course my favorite cookie is what else but Dark Chocolate Chocolate Chip.

Of which I promptly purchased several.

In Harlem, of course (smile).

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February 13th, 2011 by HarlemGuy

By HarlemGuy

Black History Month is a reminder of what we must do each and every day -celebrate the past, current and future achievements of African Americans.

The Egyptian revolution is a potent reminder of the power of one’s will to be free.  Something to which all Americans can relate.

There’s been a long standing discussion regarding the connection between African Americans and Egyptians.  So it’s fitting that the current revolution is happening this month.  It provides a well timed teachable moment on so many levels.

The revolution was powered by an almost spiritual belief in something better that could be willed into being.  That belief is a hallmark of African American culture which is reflected in our music, particularly Gospel.  So it is additionally fitting that HCL will also be bringing you it’s latest podcast featuring Gospel and inspirational music in honor of Black History Month.

Happy Black History Month to all of you from all of us at HarlemConoLife (HCL).

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September 2nd, 2010 by HarlemGuy

By HarlemGuy

I love a bargain. Especially when it benefits my community (or something wonderful adjacent thereto). Which is why I am sharing today’s great offer from LivingSocial.com.

LivingSocial offers steep discounts on a variety of products and services. Offers change daily. You can subscribe via email or visit the web site. You can specify target neighborhoods or zip codes too.

I could not resist today’s offer for Rack & Soul. Rack & Soul is a good soul food restaurant adjacent to Harlem. The food is incredibly tasty, and the owner is very nice and flexible. We had him cater a party once and he was very nice, helpful, and everything was as expected. Moreover, the food was incredible. If you’ve not tried Rack & Soul now is a great opportunity.

Try LivingSocial and Rack & Soul today and let us know how you liked them!

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August 31st, 2010 by HarlemGuy

By HarlemGuy

 Malluu.com is what we believe to be a first. A multi-level virtual shopping complex first reported in AM New York.

First floor: Six shoe stores featuring Adidas, Timberland, Puma, Fila, Polo and Reebok.

Second floor: A virtual movie theater with hot Summer previews including “The Other Guys” and “The Expendables.”

Third floor: Still under construction. Boutiques including Toure Designs, New York based jewelry designer Sue Tsai, Coco & Breezy Eyewear. Kaufman Furs and Brooklyn’s Mizchif Clothing are also considering the site.

A number of designers, some local some not, are excited about leveraging the store to reach more customers. Including celebrity hip-hop threads maker Alhassan Toure, a 36-year old designer, whose clients include LLCool J and Akon, didn’t want to rely on people making the trek to his store, Toure Designs. And Sue Tsai, 23, who launched her line of ankle bracelets in 2007 and has a store on Madison Avenue.

The goal is simple: “…to change the consumer experience,”. Mekeze Okoro. President and co-founder of Malluu.

Welcome To Harlem!

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