May 24th, 2013 by harlemcondolife

The Arts Horizons LeRoy Neiman Art Center located at 2785 Frederick Douglass Boulevard in Harlem, is hosting its second annual ART SPLASH fundraiser Thursday, June 6, from 6-9 PM.

The event includes a cocktail reception, hors d’oeuvres from Harlem’s leading restaurants, music, and an awards ceremony honoring Muhammad Ali, Councilmember Inez Dickens, Walter J. Edwards, CEO of Full Spectrumand Londel Davis of Londel’s Restaurant.  The evening will be framed by a private viewing of the very special LARGER THAN LIFE art exhibition on view until June 8th.  The exhibition highlights the works of LeRoy Neiman, and contemporary fine artists Janet Byrne, Romare Bearden, Faith Ringgold, Otto Neals, Ramona Candy, Donovan Nelson, Tafa, Al Johnson, Paul DEO, Curtis James and Sir Shadow.

The LeRoy Neiman Art Center is now in its fifth year of operation.  Its mission is to strengthen the community by providing quality arts programming that supports life-long learning experiences, and building sustainable partnerships and collaborations. All proceeds from ART SPLASH 2013 will go towards The Center’s programs and activities.

What: ART SPLASH 2013 Fundraiser Reception & LARGER THAN LIFE Art Exhibition

Where: LeRoy Neiman Art Center 2785 Frederick Douglass Blvd. at 148th Street

When: Thursday, June 6, from 6:00 to 9:00 PM

To Purchase Tickets: Visit

The LeRoy Neiman Art Center is made possible by a generous gift from the renowned painter and on-going support from The LeRoy Neiman Foundation, corporations, individuals and other organizations.  It has become an integral resource in the Central Harlem community.

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July 26th, 2012 by harlemhouse

Jado Sushi

Last night was the Grand Opening of Jado Sushi in Harlem and it was an enjoyable night and a great crowd.  It has actually already been open for two weeks now but the Grand Opening makes it official.

This early evening cocktail party included a variety of delicious Hors d’oeuvres and selected sushi along with wine and prosecco.  They have an extensive wine menu here at Jadu Sushi which comes to no surprise as Nobu Otsu also owns The Winery just up the street.

At one point it felt like the who’s who of Harlem.  Melba Wlison, owner of Melbas, Londel Davis, owner of Londel’s Supper Club and The L Lounge, Lia Sanfilippo, one of the owners of The Five and Diamond, Henock Kejela, owner of ZomaErnesto Gonzalez, one of the owners of Harlem Food Bar and Clarence Cooper the general manager for over 30 years (now retired) at Sylvia’s, were just a few of the guests showing their support and welcoming Jado Sushi to the neighborhood.  It was also nice to meet bloggers I had never met before for the first time and people in the Harlem media.

With good company, mellow jazz music playing, great wine and delicious appetizers  you cannot go wrong.  Stop by and check out Jado Sushi for yourself.  With their full menu now available you have even more to choose from.

Welcome Jado Sushi and congratulations.   If the crowds are any indication diners have been waiting for a sushi restaurant like this to come to the neighborhood and are happy that you are here.

Jado Sushi Harlem Condo Life

Jado Sushi Harlem

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March 5th, 2012 by Native New Yorker

By NativeNewYorker

Londel Davis, longtime Harlemite & owner of Londel’s Supper Club at 2620 Frederick Douglass, has opened his new “L” Lounge about 25 blocks south of his well known restaurant. There is no sign on the door yet but friends who attended a pre-opening private event say the lounge is named for the long since dismantled 8th Avenue elevated train, pictures of which adorn

Pushcart vendors under the 8th Avenue elevated train at West 145th Street, Harlem, May 8, 1939.

8th Avenue El, May 1939

this classy new addition to Harlem’s “Gold Coast”. Fans of Londel’s unique blend of “continental, Cajun, and traditional Southern cuisine” will still have to travel to the 139th Street establishment – his new place is a bar lounge, not a restaurant.

(Historical image courtesy of the New York Public Library Digital Gallery, Image ID 1811327)

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August 9th, 2010 by Native New Yorker

By NativeNewYorker

I had dinner at Londel’s last Friday to celebrate my cousin’s birthday.  I hadn’t been there in quite a while and I am sorry I waited so long.  In his most recent expansion, Londel added a very attractive bar and a sidewalk cafe.  I arrived a little late but my cousin had run into a couple of friends at the bar and was already enjoying herself.  We waited there until her two goddaughters arrived and then we chose an inside table.  

The food is still terrific and our waiter was warm, friendly, and knowledgeable.  Londel’s serves a mix of “continental, cajun and southern cuisine” and, since everything is prepared to order by Chef Kenny Heatley, they can accommodate individual preferences and health conscious choices.  I had the smothered pork chops with yellow rice (okay, not the most health conscious choice but it was a special occasion); my cousin had the barbecued ribs with Londel’s famous macaroni & cheese, after the crab cake appetizer.  One goddaughter had the fried pork chops and the other ordered the seafood special, both with the mac & cheese, of course.  We all thoroughly enjoyed our meal and the first set of the Brandon Sanders Quartet, who played an interesting mix of jazz and classic rhythm & blues.  

Londel Davis, Owner

Londel’s has come a long way since its owner, Londel Davis, (who grew up in Harlem) converted a portion of his neighborhood barber shop into a restaurant in the early 1990’s.  His clientele includes celebs and political notables, as well as many faithful Harlemites and other New Yorkers.  Check out their photo gallery to see who has been there recently.  Londel’s is on the 8th Avenue (now known as Frederick Douglass Boulevard) end of Striver’s Row, one of Harlem’s historic blocks.  It is a great place to have a drink or a meal and it is a favorite for Sunday brunch.    

Londel’s Supper Club

2620 Frederick Douglass Boulevard  (between 139th & 140th Streets)

Phone: 212 234-6114                 email:

Open Tues-Sat 11:30am-11:00pm

Sunday Brunch:  11:30am-5pm

Closed Mondays

Jazz / R&B on Fridays and Saturdays at 8 pm & 10 pm (Performance cover charge)

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