February 2nd, 2014 by Native New Yorker

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TONI SENECAL

I woke up early this morning, (having fallen asleep with the television on) to an episode of Toni on New York featuring our beloved Harlem.  I thoroughly enjoyed the vivacious Toni’s exploration of our neighborhood – its important and colorful schomburgpast and its vibrant present.  I am a native and long time resident of Harlem and I learned a few things I did not know about this amazing neighborhood.  The visit to the Schomburg and the backstage tour of Apollo with Billy Mitchell were

apolloparticularly interesting,  It was also great fun to see Toni sample some of Harlem’s favorite foods, escorted on her “Taste of Harlem” tour by Neal Shoemaker, the founder of Harlem Heritage Tours, which ran the gamut from wings & waffles at Amy Ruth’s to to red velvet cake at one of my personal favorites, Make My Cake..  I had not previously seen this show, make my cakewhich is both hosted and executive produced by Toni Senecal, but I am now definitely a fan.  You can check out the segment online or on Toni’s Facebook page.

 

 

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December 21st, 2013 by harlemhouse

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It appears Tonnie’s Minis in Harlem has been closed for the last few weeks.  A couple weeks ago friend to our blog DestinationHarlemTV mentioned it to us and I thought I’d give it a little time before posting to see if they would reopen.  Passing by the other day they were still closed and I snapped this shot.

I spoke with the manager at their Broadway location today and was told the Harlem location is in fact closed but only temporarily.  They hope to reopen again next week for business.  Stay tuned… we will let you know as soon as we know when they have reopened so we can all go show our support!

Tonnie’s Minis 

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October 30th, 2013 by harlemhouse

 

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Halloween In Harlem

It’s Halloween in Harlem.  Trick or treat along Frederick Douglass Boulevard and enjoy Harlem’s Gateway & Restaurant Row $5 cocktail specials, 5 pm – 10 pm.  Here is a list of Restaurants and various places participating in the Ghoulish Festivities!

L Lounge, Zoma, Harlem Food Bar, Patisserie des Ambassades, Harlem Tavern, Bier International, Jado Sushi, Frederick Cafe Bistro, Silvana, Lido Harlem 67 Orange Street, Vinateria, Bebenoir  Harlem Flo and more…

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(Also check out Lenox Ave Harlem Shake, Ginny’s Supper Club, Red Rooster, Cedric French BistroThe Corner Social for more Holiday Parties and fun!)  Click on Ginny’s PHOTO ABOVE.

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See our previous post WITCHE’S BREW PARTY at
The 5 And Diamond

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September 12th, 2013 by harlemcondolife

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DEAR SUMMER – This Saturday September 14th, Corner Social in Central Harlem will be taking advantage of the season and having a $25 Pre-Fixe Brunch with complimentary cocktails from 12 – 1 pm.  Music by: GETLIVE!  Call for Reservations #212-510-8552.

Corner Social – located at 321 Lenox Avenue at 126th Street Harlem, NY.

For more info please see their website Corner Social.

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July 11th, 2013 by harlemhouse

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Check out FRIDAY HARLEM NIGHTS at Ginny’s/Red Rooster with DJs mOma, Rich Knight & Stormin’ Norman Hosted by Maine & Sinclair from 10:00 pm – 3:00 am on Lenox Avenue & 125th Street.   (Details)

Harlem Friday Nights: The integration of inclusive, not exclusive, making Harlem your one stop destination on Friday nights. Come pregame at 8 pm with the sounds of Stormin Norman at the front doors, continue on downstairs to party with Moma and Maine and Rich Knight and friends.   The Nook located inside Red Rooster, will be open until 3 am for Late night snacks.

So come and check out Harlem Nights all summer long at Red Rooster/Ginny’s Supper Club on Fridays.  See you there!

Event: Popular
Vibe: downtown-comes-uptown sexy, hip crowd.
Music: Various. Everything good.
Food: Red Rooster/ Late night snacks from The Nook

310 Lenox Ave (Between 125 & 126 St)
New York, New York 10027

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June 16th, 2013 by tharealharlemista
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Much of Central Harlem‘s new restaurant excitement spotlights Frederick Douglass Boulevard, but beautiful and historic Lenox Avenue has also become quite a culinary epicenter.  And this Tuesday night, eight restaurants on Harlem’s Lenox Avenue will prove that as they serve up local cuisine as part of the “Summer Sizzles On Lenox,” a block party-style event .

“We’ve got some of the widest sidewalks in the city, we’ve got gorgeous architecture, we have a thriving commercial corridor now. It really has become a place to see and be seen,” said Nikoa Evans-Hendricks, an organizer from the group Harlem Park To Park.

Come out and sample the food, drinks, music and hospitality of the other restaurant row. A portion of the proceeds will go to the Sylvia and Herbert Woods Scholarship Endowment Foundation, which is named after the founder of Sylvia’s and her husband.

The event kicks off at 6 p.m. Tuesday. To pre-order tickets, visit summersizzles.eventbrite.com, or buy them the night of the event for $10 at Federal Carver Bank at 75 West 125th Street or Native Restaurant at 161 Lenox Avenue. Bon appetite!

 

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June 11th, 2013 by harlemhouse

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A reminder that the Grand Opening of Harlem Shake is this Thursday June 13th, 7-1o pm.
Classic, Soul, House & Afro Beats provided by Dj Stormin’ Norman

Celebrate the new Harlem Hot Spot Harlem Shake.  Note: This event is invite only between the hours of 7-10 pm.

Harlem Shake
100 W 124th Street (corner of Lenox Ave)
New York, NY 10027

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June 5th, 2013 by HarlemGuy

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The band U2 visited Red Rooster in Harlem for dinner. Bono, The Edge, Adam Clayton and Larry Mullen Jr. Tuesday night.

Details per the New York Post – Page 6.

“Sources tell us the bandmates rarely go out or dine together, and Bono was overheard telling astonished customers, “This is like the Last Supper.” U2 has been working on a new album, reportedly titled “Songs of Ascent” or “10 Reasons To Exist,” that producer Daniel Lanois says he has heard and is “big” and “amazing.” Bono was also overheard chatting with Dini von Mueffling, the co-founder of nonprofit Love Heals, which benefits the Alison Gertz Foundation for AIDS education in the fight against HIV/AIDS, for which the Irish rocker is on an unwavering crusade. An onlooker said, “Bono kissed her hand and asked her to take a video of the band with his iPhone as they hardly get to eat together.” Bono and The Edge also celebrated the 1,000th performance of “Spider-Man: Turn Off The Dark” Thursday.”

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May 23rd, 2013 by harlemhouse

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Things seem to be coming along for the opening of Barawine neighborhood restaurant on the bright sunny corner of Lenox Ave Malcolm X Boulevard and 120th Street.  After leaving the opening of Harlem Shake the other day, we walked 4 blocks down on Lenox to check on the progress of Barawine.  Nicely situated on the north east corner of the avenue next to the charming Settepani restaurant.   This will add to this section of Lenox Avenue where further up there are a cluster of restaurants Sylvia’s, Les Ambassades, Corner Social, Red Rooster, Cove Lounge, Chez Lucienne and the new Harlem Shake.

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The signage which use to read coming soon Winter 2013 now says Spring 2013.  I predict soon it will read Summer 2013 as they appear to be a few weeks away from their opening day.  Word on the street (and from one of the workman who will remain nameless) said they were waiting on their liquer license and clearance for outdoor seating.  We are hopeful for this new addition to the neighborhood in Harlem.  Stay tuned for further information and their official opening date.

Barawine
200 Lenox Avenue Malcolm X Boulevard
New York, NY 10027

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May 14th, 2013 by harlemhouse

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Wall of Fame

We finally have a good diner on Lenox in Harlem.  This afternoon we attended the soft opening at Harlem Shake and enjoyed exactly what you would expect, shakes and burgers.  Very pleasantly pleased by the retro fifties decor (by Dennis Decker) right down to the order-and-pick-up diner style format.  The official opening will be held in 2 days on Thursday, May 16th.  They are waiting on their license for outdoor seating as well which will expand the diner for the summer months.

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The shakes are delicious!  We recommend the Red Velvet Shake.  Our favorite burger of the three that we sampled was the “Hot Mess” spicy, messy and everything good.  The fries were good.  Nice and piping hot, skin on the potato and just the right amount of salt.

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We predict many future busy nights here as they are set in the perfect location on the South/West corner of 124th street and Lenox Avenue.

They have added some very cool touches such as the Wall of Fame (above) which consists of a large collage of celebrities from Bill Clinton to Cassandra Wilson who have autographed their head shots on the wall.  We predict this will soon become a Harlem Hot Spot for local Harlemites as well as tour busses and the Sunday brunch crowd passing through and taking pictures of Harlem Shake.  While we were there, already a group of kids came in and asked if they could take a picture inside the place.  With it’s retro vibe, even though it is brand new we had the feeling that it had been there for years.  Also they serve wine and beer for those that want drinks with their fries.  The music playing was a little hip hop, a touch of rap and some R&B and great soul classics.  Perfect.

Thank you Jelena, for your hospitality today.  Congratulations to the whole crew and welcome to the neighborhood!

Fantastic design by Dennis Decker.   Well done.

*They will be open from 11am to 11pm weekdays and weekends they will be open until 2am.

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Vintage jet magazine covers drape the bathroom walls. Fantastic!

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Harlem Shake
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