March 6th, 2014 by harlemhouse

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More and more celebrities continue to flock to Harlem New York.  Neil Patrick Harris Harlem days aren’t over—in fact, they’re just about to begin!  Neil Patrick Harris and David Burtka who recently purchased property in Harlem in 2013, “Officially” move to New York.

The Burtka-Harris family is trading sunny California for Harlem, NY.  Neil told Us Weekly last year “Our plan is to reroute ourselves and have our kids start to go to school here.  Neil is also starring in Broadway’s Hedwig and the Angry Inch.

I hope that many of the new hot and hoppin restaurants located on Harlem’s Restaurant Row, Vinateria, Harlem Food Bar, The Cecil, Maison Harlem, Cedric Bistro, The 5 and Diamond, Melbas, Jado Sushi, The Park 112, and all the many other great spots throughout New York, will extend child friendly accommodations.  Two places in particular that are very kid friendly in Harlem are Bier International on FDB and Harlem Shake NYC on Lenox Avenue.

See more info here, E News

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January 1st, 2014 by HarlemGuy

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Recently the New York Times featured a piece on the explosive growth of Frederick Douglass Boulevard.  It’s a great piece on what it was, what it is, and where it’s going.

Mentioned are many  events, people and places we at HarlemCondoLife.com (@HarlemHCL) have reported on over the years, including: Willie Kathryn Suggs, Harlem Tavern, VinateríaArtimus Construction, Millennium Dance Company, One Morningside Park, Cathedral Church of St. John the Divine, Londel’s Supper Club, New York Sports Clubs gym, Starbucks, St. Nicholas Parks, MODSquad Cycles, Zoma, Jado Sushi, Lido, Bier International, Frederick Douglass Academy.

See more on the New York Times

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December 30th, 2013 by harlemhouse

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If you want to avoid all the overcrowded downtown clubs with tourists and long lines, celebrate New Years Eve in Harlem!  It is not too late for many of the best venus uptown to make reservations for tomorrow night.  Here is a list of flyers for some great Harlem Hot Spot to consider.  No reason to venture below 110th Street… bring in your 2014 New Years party uptown!  Everything you need is right here with a large variety of great restaurants, bars and clubs.

HAPPY NEW YEAR!!!

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Many many more great Harlem spots for NYE… HARLEM FOOD BAR, THE 5 AND DIAMOND, L LOUNGE, CEDRIC FRENCH BISTRO, BILLIES BLACK, JADO SUSHI, HARLEM TAVERN, HARLEM SHAKE , BIER INTERNATIONAL , RICARDOS, VINATERIA just to name a few.  Drink responsibly, support your local businesses and HAVE A BLAST!

*See Harlem Condo Life’s “Restaurant Reviews” for HarlemRestarunatRow

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November 26th, 2013 by HarlemGuy

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Many weeks ago rectangular openings filled with dirt but level to the ground appeared dotting the cement sidewalks lining Frederick Douglass Blvd (8th avenue).  See our previous post A Million Trees coming to Frederick Douglass Boulevard in South Harlem?

These plots have now been filled with wonderful new trees, the variety of which I am uncertain.  This will be nice in the summer months especially for the restaurants which have outdoor seating.

We find this very exciting and something to look forward to this spring.

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If you have any information to share drop us a line!

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July 9th, 2013 by harlemcondolife

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We stopped by the first night of Jadore Jado Sunday’s at Jado Sushi this past weekend.  It was a nice sized crowd for this new weekly LGBT party.  We arrived with friends around 9:30 pm but unfortunately had to leave early.  HarlemCondoLife looks forward to stopping by again sometime soon.

Nobu (the owner of Jado and The Winery in Harlem) was making the rounds and was a gracious host.  The DJ was good and spinning great paradise garage style feel good soulful house.

Jadore Jado Sundays

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June 20th, 2013 by harlemhouse

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Recently the owner and general manager of Jado Sushi reached out to HarlemCondoLife about a new event they will be hosting.  To celebrate the diversity of the community and their 1-year anniversary, Jado Sushi will launch a new weekly social party for the LGBT community called J’adore Jado Sundays starting on Sunday, July 7th, 2013.  We are always happy to hear and encourage  businesses that get involved with their neighborhood and community.

This casual party offers the Harlem LGBT community a place to socialize, meet and have fun in the sexy, urban atmosphere that Jado Sushi is known for.  At 9 pm, Jado will switch gear to party mode as a live DJ begins to play music.  In addition to the regular bar drinks, a selection of special cocktails will be served.  Jado’s signature appetizers and sushi rolls will also be available to order.  See our previous menu review here.  Try their glazed short ribs or Jado chicken appetizers along with the sushi rolls, delicious!

The soon-to-open new sidewalk cafe will offer an additional open-air lounge.  Yes, you heard right!  Jado will join their neighbors Lido, Bier International, Harlem Food Bar, Harlem Tavern etc, with sidewalk dining in Harlem.

Jado Sushi, the first and only premier sushi restaurant in Harlem, opened on July 25th 2012.  We were at their soft opening, grand opening and since then have been back for dinner too many times to count.  The food is consistently good, the servers are friendly and efficient.  If there are any problems the General Manager (Juan) and Owner (Nobu), are right on point to correct them.  At Jado you can expect authentic sushi and Latin inspired dishes in the beautifully designed setting where celebrities like DJ Sway, Danny Glover and Tamara Tunie have been sighted.  Harry Belafonte, named as one of three grand marshals for NYC Pride March 2013, also frequents the restaurant.  As we have stated before, Jado Sushi is the sister-store of The Winery, the popular wine store on 116th Street just off FDB.  Both places we have posted frequently about here on our blog.

Mark your calendars and show support on July 7th for the first Jadore Jado Sunday!

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Jado Sushi
2118 8th Ave (between 114 & 115 St)
(212) 866-2118

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May 15th, 2013 by harlemcondolife

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We first blogged a month ago about a new Indian restaurant coming to FDB in Harlem.  The owner reached out to us yesterday and it appears they will be opening as soon as the week of May 29th.  Next week!  Exact day yet to be determined depending on the completion of their construction, but they are hoping for Wednesday.

Maharaja Palace also located on the East Side on Madison Avenue, will offer a large selection of classic Indian dishes.  For all of you vegetarians out there they also offer a large selection of vegetarian dishes.  Reasonably priced for the standards with the priciest items on the menu their Tandori specialties which is normally the case with Indian restaurants.  Here is a peek at their Tandori Specialties
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They are located in the old Questans space on Frederick Douglass Boulevard (westside of the ave.) between 114th and 115th Streets.  With Jado Sushi across the street, Melbas on the adjacent corner, Frederick Bistro Cafe, Harlem Food Bar and Bier International less than a block away, Maharaja Palace will now add a much needed Indian restaurant into the mix.  Stay tuned for more information, photos and our new menu review from HarlemCondoLife.com next week after their grand opening.

NOTE: They will start their home delivery service the day of opening, scheduled for May 29th.

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Maharaja Palace
2113 Frederick Douglass Blvd.
New York, Ny 10026
(212) 222-8934

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March 31st, 2013 by harlemcondolife

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Happy Easter Harlem from all of us here at HarlemCondoLife.  With Easter being such an important holiday for many of us here in Harlem (and around the globe) we hope you have a healthy and happy Easter with your family, friends and loved ones.  And take a little time to reflect and give thanks.  Be grateful for today and every day and for those less fortunate than you, send some extra love their way.  For those of you also going to church this morning, where are you having your Easter Sunday lunch/dinner?  Get ready Harlem, it is going to be a busy and blessed day!

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Thank you to all of our loyal readers and followers here at Harlem Condo Life after all these years.  We are happy and grateful to be able to help contribute our little part to the Harlem community at large.  We will continue to keep our blog and content positive, enjoyable and informative.  The original founders of HarlemCondoLife, HarlemCondoLife.com, @HarlemHCL are all still here (minus one) and we are HarlemGuy, NativeNewYorker, HarlemHouse and ICare4Harlem.  We are grateful to our guest bloggers who add various posts, breaking news and their own perspective and views on issues whenever they are able to help us out.  As we say in our Bio,  “We remain a group of friends from diverse backgrounds living in Harlem and sharing news and events with our community and around the globe.  Harlem is universal.  It is an identity known throughout the world.”  We are happy and blessed to be part of Harlem.

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January 5th, 2013 by HarlemGuy

I first noticed this trend when visiting Amy Ruth’s when I first moved to Harlem. Then a few years ago as Harlem Tavern settled into the neighborhood. And now more recently with several nabe newbies – hip local watering hole Harlem Food Bar and the elegant and tasty Jado Sushi.

The concept of extending the indoors to the out-of-doors in a modest or spectacular yet always tasteful and utilitarian manner is on point in Harlem!

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December 31st, 2012 by harlemhouse
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What are we doing New Years Eve Harlem?  First off, there is no need to go downtown to celebrate, because our Harlem neighborhoods have everything you need right here!  Call in advance to make a reservation with your favorite place and find out EXACT details as Harlem is going to be busy tonight!

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LIDO HARLEM NYE DINNER AND PARTY

One of the  first restaurant bars to reach out to us was Lido on Frederick Douglass Boulevard.  Call and make a reservation.  They will be bringing in the New Year with a special dinner menu and drinks.

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JADO SUSHI HARLEM

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More Harlem Hot Spots to consider are Corner Social (ad above), L Lounge (was told they will have a DJ spinning), The 5 and Diamond (listed below), 67 Orange Street (make a reservation space limited), Bier International, Cove Lounge, Ricardos, Billie’s Black, Cedric Bistro (Dinner is sold out but come in after 11pm to have drinks and fun), Harlem Tavern, Red Rooster and Ginny’s Supper Club.  New kids on the block Jado Sushi, Harlem Food Bar, and Maison Harlem are all three great suggestions as well.

It might be a difficult night to “bar hop” as many of the places listed  are reservations only for New Years Eve.  But make the rounds and try your luck if you do not have a reservation.  It’s not too late with many of these places to make your reservation though today. I know we have left many places out.  If we have, call and make sure they are open and celebrating tonight.  I believe Melbas is closed tonight for NYE but will be open for New Years Day.  Perfect hangover food!

2013 is going to be a great year I can just feel it!  So let’s get it started off right by bringing in the New Year TONIGHT IN HARLEM!!!

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Celebrate New Years Eve at The 5 and Diamond Restaurant!

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MAISON HARLEM CELEBRATES NYE!

(The 5 and Diamond dinner starts at 5pm and their inaugural NYE celebration kicks off at 10pm!  Try out new kids on the block Maison’s delicious food and drinks (above) and welcome them to the neighborhood.)

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RICARDO STEAK HOUSE NYE GOLD PARTY

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