Harlem Community Development Corporation (Harlem CDC), state and local officials, and community leaders will celebrate the opening of a Harlem landmark with a dedication and ribbon cutting ceremony for the newly restored Minton’s and The Cecil restaurants on Saturday, November 2nd at 12:00 pm.
The event will take place at Minton’s which is located at 206 West 118th Street, Harlem, NY.
SPEAKERS | Owner of Minton’s & The Cecil, Former CEO of Time Warner & Chairman of CitiGroup Richard Parsons, Restaurateur & Executive Chef of The Cecil & Minton’s Alexander Smalls, U.S. Congressman Charles B. Rangel, NYS Senator Bill Perkins, NYS Assembly member Herman D. Farrell, Jr.,
NYS Assembly Member & Chairman of the Harlem Community Development Corporation’s Board of Directors Keith L.T. Wright, NYC Council Member Inez E. Dickens, Housing and Services, Inc. James M. Dill, and Empire State Development President, CEO & Commissioner Kenneth Adams.
The Cecil (review by HarlemCondoLife)
Minton’s (review by HarlemTrends)
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You’ve probably noticed it when you go across 116th Street – the colorful entrance is hard to miss. But if you’ve never gone inside, you are missing one of Harlem’s more unique experiences. Stepping through the whimsical entrance is like making a quick visit to west Africa. In addition to a wide selection of
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traditional African garb and the inevitable T-shirts, the merchants offer beautiful handmade jewelry, original craft items like dolls and small sculptures, and an array of natural skincare products. For the music lover with ecclectic tastes, you can also find CDs of contemporary African music. The prices are pretty reasonable but if you don’t like the price, feel free to bargain – the merchants seem to enjoy it.
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“Malcom Shabazz ~ Harlem’s Market” is located on the southern side of West 116th Street between Lenox and Fifth Avenues. The market is open year round, 9am to 5 pm, 7 days a week.
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Do you love Melba’s as much as we do? Then you will get to love more of Melba’s soon. The famed restaurant featuring what Melba herself describes as “america’s comfort food” is expanding next door.
The much anticipated expansion has started. The crew has been working feverishly. The expansion will be ready late this/early next year.
We are so excited that more people will be able to enjoy the amazing flavors and experiences that Melba has consistently delivered over these many years. See our previous Melba’s Review.
300 W 114th St, New York, NY 10026
Phone: (212) 864-7777
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A return to elegance in the historic village of Harlem. The day has come for Minton’s to open officially to the public Monday, October 21st. The Cecil next door and jointly owned just opened last month with a bang and hasn’t stopped since. Already considered in a league of it’s own in this area. See our previous write up on The Cecil Restaurant in Harlem (Review).
We look forward to celebrating the reopening of Minton’s with such a past history of Harlem’s jazz greats when it was once called Minton’s Playhouse. This venue will require that men wear jackets. The attire (dress code) is formal and it will be nice to see women and men fill the room with a diversity of styles while enjoying live jazz music. A very timely decision to open (reopen) this historic jazz club with Harlem on the pulse now more than ever in the New York scene.
Looking forward to experiencing Minton’s next week. Dress to impress and come out to enjoy good jazz and what looks like to be great food. Take a peek at the menu below.
Here are a couple photos of entrees you can expect from the menu. Looking forward to trying the Rib-Eye steak. Minton’s MENU.
Photo: Melissa Hom – Wagyu Rib-eye with bone
Photo: Melissa Hom – Crisp Skate Wing with Manila Clams
Minton’s Supper Club
206 West 118th Street
New York, New York 10026
*Photos from Grub Street and Minton’s Facebook Page.
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If you have run out of space and are looking for more room this 6 day on the market townhouse is for sale on historic Strivers’ Row. This 5 beds, 4 baths, 4,480 sq.ft home is on sale for $2,500,000 in Central Harlem.
See LINK for more information on this property.
(Open House Sunday, October 13, 11:30 – 1:00)
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These new long awaited restaurants will take Harlem up several notches this fall. Cecil is opening in September and Minton’s Jazz Club will open in October. Minton’s as many may remember goes way way back to the 30’s in Harlem. It has been restored and updated and definitely will play a part in bringing Harlem back! We have been waiting for both of these for a long time and are very happy that they are just weeks away from opening. We will be there for both Grand openings and look forward to this addition to classic Harlem.
In the meantime you can follow both on facebook and twitter (see below). Stay tuned for upcoming dates and more information.
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Flying High Paul Deo Mural at The Corner Social
The winner of the Corner Social mural competition is Paul Deo. Congratulations to Paul and to all of the finalists for participating. I think it is great that Corner Social and the Harlem Arts Alliance involved the community with this mural project for the restaurant. The mural is very much in character with the comfortable vibe of this popular neighborhood hangout mixing a modern future with an historic past.
The outdoor mural is scheduled to be unveiled on Tuesday, November 27, 2012. This will add a colorful and artistic addition to the already historic architecture and restaurants on Lenox Avenue.
If you would like to read more about the Mural Competition and what lead up to this, please see our previous post below…
The Corner Social Mural Art Contest
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