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Harlem Condo Life (Review) Koko Wings – Manhattan Valley

My husband, daughter and I stopped by recently when we were looking for a place to eat. We saw Koko Wings on 106th off Broadway and looked at the menu. We gave it a shot and enjoyed it.

Koko Wings is about 1 month old and they have

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great Korean wings. They are delicious and come in Hot and Spicy, Garlic  flavored or a combination. I had the hot and spicy wings, my husband had the boneless. I ordered the sweet potato fries and they were served with a honey mustard dip which I enjoyed. It comes with a side so I had the cole slaw which was delicious too.

We can’t wait to got back or order in!

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Koko Wings
248 W 106th Street
Manhattan, NY 10025
(212) 932-7722

*They deliver – Seamless Koko Wings

Isola Restaurant in Manhattan Valley

Isola

I recently dined at Isola Restaurant located at 994 Columbus Avenue (108/109th streets) and it was great! Sicilian born Sebastiano Cappitta relocated it from the Upper West Side and the restaurant is large and has outdoor seating.

Isola has a wood-fire brick oven where they cook fabulous home-made pastas and pizza. We had a margherita thin-crust pizza to begin with along with the tomatoes and fresh mozzarella appetizer and the fried calamari which the waitress recommended. Normally, I am not a fried calamari fan but it was fresh and delicious.  For dinner I had the Parpadelle Ai Funghi Porcini and Truffle pasta (which is now my favorite dish there) and the rest of my party had the Fettuccine alla Bolognese, the Ravioli with spinach and ricotta, the Lasagna al forno and the chicken dish. All were home made pastas and were yummy! We topped it off with 2 delicious desserts. One was a chocolate molten dessert and the other a  crepe with bananas and nutella.

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They have a full bar and a great wine selection.  The service was excellent, the prices reasonable, and the manager was visible and stopped by our table.  I heard they have a great brunch I look forward to stopping by for it.

Isola on Columbus
994 Columbus Ave
New York, NY 10025
(212)665-2970
Isola Yelp

How Much Money Do You Need To Buy Real Estate In Harlem Now?

By HarlemGuy

Manhattan Market Data for 10026 for the 1st Quarter 2011, which covers Manhattan Valley, Morningside Heights, and Harlem, as reported by Miller Samuel Inc., Real Estate Appraisers and providers of data to the New York Times.

Though I am no expert, the news suggests to me that from a pricing perspective prices in Harlem are holding their own, that early buyers should make out in the long run, and that new buyers in the current market will also.  That holds true for buyers who qualify for neighborhood resident low income home buyer programs as well as those who do not.   This should be especially true in those areas being characterized as gold coast and being on or near restaurant row, among others.