“I travel all over the world for work and I am constantly asked to define Harlem. What’s it like, people ask. Is it cool? Is it safe? When I go to places like the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, to speak among celebrated thinkers and leaders, I’m often asked: Is Harlem good now? I always have to pause before answering. Good compared with what? To when? These questions all miss the mark. Is Harlem good now? That is a question loaded with long-held ideas about race and class, one that dismisses the complex, vital history of this neighborhood and its people, their contributions to civil rights and art, under one word: “bad.”
From the following op ed: http://nyti.ms/1fnop73
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Do you love Melba’s as much as we do? Then you will get to love more of Melba’s soon. The famed restaurant featuring what Melba herself describes as “america’s comfort food” is expanding next door.
The much anticipated expansion has started. The crew has been working feverishly. The expansion will be ready late this/early next year.
We are so excited that more people will be able to enjoy the amazing flavors and experiences that Melba has consistently delivered over these many years. See our previous Melba’s Review.
300 W 114th St, New York, NY 10026
Phone: (212) 864-7777
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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
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.
2113 Frederick Douglass Blvd.
New York, Ny 10026
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