November 8th, 2012 by harlemcondolife

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November 4th, 2012 by harlemhouse

Give and have fun doing it.  I Love NY Sandy Benefit November 8th, Thursday 6-Midnight at Bar 13.  Suggested donation of $10 with 100% of proceeds going to people from our dance community who have been affected by Hurricane Sandy.

DJ’s Antonio Ocasio, Brian Coxx & Mr. V will be throwing down the beats.  **BAR 13 WILL ALSO BE COLLECTING NON-PERISHABLE FOODS AND CLOTHING FOR DISTRIBUTION.

Bar 13

35 East 13th Street (at University Place)

NYC

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November 1st, 2012 by HarlemGuy

Airbnb

Hurricane Sandy has affected millions of people. But it has also provided an invitation to share space in truly meaningful ways. Airbnb is a social website that connects people who have space to spare with those who are looking for a place to stay. Through their experiences on Airbnb, guests and hosts build real connections with real people from all over the globe. Guests gain access to unique and distinctive spaces and immerse themselves in the culture of their destinations. We call that traveling like a human! Hosts can effortlessly showcase their spaces to an audience of millions, whether they have an urban apartment or countryside castle.

There are more than 20,000 Airbnb listings available in affected areas.

In light of hurricane Sandy, Airbnb is waiving all fees for spaces in affected areas. And encourage the entire community to help anyone who has been left stranded or in need because of the hurricane.

The fee-free traveling and hosting applies to both guests who book and hosts who accept new bookings that start between October 31 and November 7 in New York, the Hamptons, Providence, New Haven, and Atlantic City. (The max trip length is seven nights.)

Airbnb is asking that if you’re an existing host in an affected area and can help to consider lowering your price via your account settings.

If you are in a position to share space, please consider listing your space so others might find you.

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October 31st, 2012 by harlemcondolife

Harlem Condo Life continued to tour a few favorite spots in Harlem and the surrounding nabes to bear witness to hurricane Sandy’s aftermath.  Below are a few pictures and a video.

This video shows where the Hudson River flooded over the West Side Highway to the median which divides uptown from downtown traffic around 115th Street.

Hundreds of thousands of evacuees have already rushed to emergency shelters with their loved ones, and your support is desperately needed to help keep as many people safe from the storm as possible.  Click here to get involved or donate to The Red Cross.

125th Street Pier

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October 30th, 2012 by harlemcondolife

If your liquor cabinet is empty by now The Winery will be open today Tuesday, October 30th post Hurricane Sandy, from 3PM to 9PM.  However, no delivery service today.

Be sure to check out some of there up and coming wine tastings below for Friday and Saturday.

Free Wine Tasting Schedule:   Italian Experience 
The Wines of Northern Italy    

Friday, November 2nd, 5:30pm – 8:00pm

Jennifer from Jan D’Amore Imports will join The Winery to pour The Winery’s selection from the northern region of Italy. The primary focus will be on Veneto, home of Valpolicella and Amarone della Vapolicella, decadence in a bottle.

The Wines of Italy

Saturday, November 3rd, 5:00pm – 8:00pm

Tuscany is king in central Italy but don’t sleep on the red wines of Basilicata in the south or the crisp, aromatic white wines of Friuli in the north. Come by The Winery for an opportunity to really get a taste of the many facets of Italian wines.

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October 30th, 2012 by harlemhouse

 

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The Gateway Tower

The Gateway Tower on Frederick Douglass Boulevard between 113th and 114th Street was hit by the hard hurricane winds of Sandy and their green awning collapsed.  A couple of the unit owners and doormen of the building secured it down during the storm with rope so that it wouldn’t get damaged or hurt any passers by.  Right next door to The Gateway is Harlem Food Bar and Frederick Cafe Bistro which the awning runs along as well.

We are told there was roof damage from hurricane sandy to a couple of the penthouse terraces and metal siding at the Gateway Tower as well.   I’m sure many other building here in Harlem have damages from the storm.  Hopefully no major collapses and damages came from the 90 mph winds.

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October 29th, 2012 by harlemhouse

Just a few photos from Hurricane Sandy throughout the day in various locations of New York, New Jersey and Connecticut.  It is now just passed 8PM at high tide.  Battery Park is taking a beating and is now flooded.  42nd Street and 10th Avenue are flooded as well as The South Street Seaport and some areas of Harlem.

Best wishes to everyone affected by Hurricane Sandy.  keep safe.

*For the latest information on Hurricane Sandy click on NOAA.

Times Square

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October 28th, 2012 by harlemhouse

Kersten Stevens POSTPONED

The “In The Spirit Concert” is POSTPONED due to the expected severe weather conditions of Hurricane Sandy and the safety measures put in place throughout the Greater New York Metropolitan area.  But the good folks at 5 and Diamond couldn’t leave you hanging!
Click the link below for a peek at the last In The Spirit concert featuring Kersten Stevens. http://youtu.be/4So9k3d0HuU
Then, SAVE THE DATE!
The “In The Spirit Christmas Celebration” is
Sunday December 9, 2012! Be safe!

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October 28th, 2012 by tharealharlemista

Hurricane Irene last year failed to live up to the doomsday expectations for the city (thank goodness!), but that’s no reason to be  unprepared for Hurricane Sandy this time around.

We stupidly saw –but didn’t buy– a large flashlight in the 125th street Duane Reade yesterday when we were getting preliminary supplies, when we went back this morning all flashlights had vanished… Got the bright idea of going to United Hardware on FDB to buy an electric lantern but first we popped into Rite Aid to see what emergency supplies we could acquire there, not even knowing exactly what we wanted. We wasted 20 minutes standing in line with 2 unneeded LED powered candles as there were no flashlights , and just as we got to the front of the line, Marcus Samuelsson rushed in –what is he buying??? Harlem’s Superstar Chef must know what to buy!!–but we were so close to checkout, we couldn’t  follow him (plus that’s stalkerish anyway). Finally onto United Hardware where we were informed that they had sold out of the last battery lantern 15 minutes beforehand. All out of flashlights too.

Then we fought our way through the throngs at Best Yet–the management is trying their best to have some control and process and they had extra staff in place to facilitate checkout which is great, but the lines are long. Back out on the street we noticed brunch in full swing at many local restaurants–New Yorkers are so irrepressible –and lots of tourists nonchalantly smiling, strolling and even riding rental bikes up FDB, boy are they going to be in for a surprise later…

Only one more thing to buy–actually the most important supply, wine. The Winery is trying to keep their regular hours tonight they say, but they’ll be open at least until 6.

Everyone please be safe and smart during this sustained storm.

*For breaking information on the status of Hurricane Sandy NOAA.

Brunch business as usual at Lido

Heavy crowds at Best Yet.

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