July 23rd, 2010 by Harlem Condo Life

By Austin2Harlem
These chalkboard signs shown in this post say it all. There are some good happy hours to check out in Harlem! I found three early evening happy hours and one late in the evening that are very reasonable and worth stopping by!
The first chalkboard is from my favorite hang out Cafe Amrita, which is located near the corner of 110th Street and Frederick Douglass Circle. Their prices for happy hour go as low as $3 for a beer and it lasts until 8 PM.
Second, is a newcomer to the Harlem happy hour scene. Five and Diamond has been busy non-stop since it opened in the Spring, but now offer a ‘5 for 5’ drink and menu special. The menu is different. Crispy Pig Ears are available for $5…I kid you not! Go early if you want to experience the ‘5 for 5.’ Five and Diamond’s happy hour is from 5:30 to 7:00 PM. (I hope they change that to 8 PM one day. It’s a bit early.)
Another newcomer to the happy hour scene is Frizzante located at 117th and FDB. Their beer and wine starts at $4 a drink.
And the most interesting happy hour in Harlem is at Mojo on 119th and St. Nicholas. They do a reverse happy hour in Harlem that starts at 10 PM and goes until 1AM. Their signature drinks during happy hour are $6! That is a deal! Plus it’s always happening at Mojo in Harlem!
With all these happy hour options, there is no reason to be home in Harlem. Get out and frequent one of these establishments. Better yet, tell us what you think of these places and any other happy hours you may like!

Cafe Amrita sign board

5 and Diamond sign board

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Frizzante sign board

Drinks at Mojo's reverse happy

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March 7th, 2010 by harlemhouse

By HarlemHouse

“Did it up” in Harlem.  The restaurant and nightlife scene was PACKED last Friday night in Harlem.

I started at MOJO’S for dinner and drinks with friends.  It was very crowded and I had the pleasure of meeting the legendary Kiki Shepard, longtime  co-host of “It’s Showtime at the Apollo”  who was sitting at the table next to me.  I talked with owner, Moon, for a long time as well.  Did you know that he sells his own brand of wine?  Pick one up if you’re a red wine lover.  Its very good.  Also learned that they have live music on Monday nights and this Spring/Summer they will open the windows in the front with outdoor tables and in addition will have DJ’s some of the nights.

After dinner headed to NECTAR to say hello to one of the owner’s Eric.  Also very full.  Then walked by SEVENTEEN B but didn’t go in.  Nice crowd but swung by QUESTAN’S instead to say hello to Dee, the owner.   She has to charge a cover now it gets so crowded (almost too crowded) on Friday & Saturday nights.  The music was pumpin’ and it was so packed you could barely move.  Might need a bigger space soon.  She has a very loyal local neighborhood crowd.  Sunday nights at Questan’s DJ’s play House Music now.  HipHop all other nights.

After that we all headed over to 67 ORANGE to say hello to Karl, the owner.  There we closed out the night with wings and 2 orders of pepper popcorn while listening to a diverse mix of all different kinds of music.

So go and support our local businesses next time you want to have a fun night out.  There are many many other good night spots as well… but this was only one night. Next time!

HarlemHouse will be out of town for a month traveling for work but will resume blogging again in April.  In the meantime, enjoy a new Podcast/Mix “SpanishHarlemMix” by RhythmDB.

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February 11th, 2010 by harlemhouse

by HarlemHouse

An exclusive event Thursday, February 18th from 5PM-9PM at “SWING” on 1960 Adam Clayton Powell Blvd & 118th St.  Come join Helena & Moun to celebrate “I Love Harlem”  See invite…   SWING_E_INVITE2

There will be Music/a DJ, Specialty Goods on sale, along with hor’dourves, wine/drinks etc.

The store has an eclectic collection of signature gift items… Groove, Culture, Art & Music… many hand selected items and off the beat and path merchandise which make for a perfect gift.

Very unique for kids, your wife, husband or friends to shop for something that not every other store carries.

Stop by and check it out for yourself.  Or better yet SWING…on by next Thursday night to celebrate and catch the vibe of the store, while socializing, shopping, having a drink and listening to some music all at the same time.

Food will be catered by Mojo.

SEE YOU THERE!!

SWING /a concept store

1960 Adam Clayton Powell Jr. Blvd.

Harlem, NY 10026

212.222.5802

RSVP at info@swing-nyc.com

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February 11th, 2010 by harlemhouse

by HarlemHouse

An exclusive event Thursday, February 18th from 5PM-9PM at “SWING” on 1960 Adam Clayton Powell Blvd & 118th St.  Come join Helena & Moun to celebrate “I Love Harlem”  See invite…   SWING_E_INVITE2

There will be Music/a DJ, Specialty Goods on sale, along with hor’dourves, wine/drinks etc.

The store has an eclectic collection of signature gift items… Groove, Culture, Art & Music… many hand selected items and off the beat and path merchandise which make for a perfect gift.

Very unique for kids, your wife, husband or friends to shop for something that not every other store carries.

Stop by and check it out for yourself.  Or better yet SWING…on by next Thursday night to celebrate and catch the vibe of the store, while socializing, shopping, having a drink and listening to some music all at the same time.

Food will be catered by Mojo.

SEE YOU THERE!!

SWING /a concept store

1960 Adam Clayton Powell Jr. Blvd.

Harlem, NY 10026

212.222.5802

RSVP at info@swing-nyc.com

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February 8th, 2010 by

HarlemCondoLife

By Harlemista

The fabulous Doyen of Downtown Celebrity Gossip, Michael Musto, was seen enjoying a casual dinner with friends at MOJO Harlem on  Superbowl Sunday (see our review).  Also recently reported mega-celeb Lady GaGa had been there soaking up the sexy vibe the week before. Cool people are finally coming above 14th St. Uptown is truly down.

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January 7th, 2010 by harlemhouse

By HarlemHouse

HarlemCondoLife is proud to present two new podcasts for your enjoyment this Winter.  Harlem Lounge Vol.I and Vol.II featuring remixes and songs by various artists.  Mixed exclusively for HarlemCondoLife by RhythmDB.  Playlists below.

These and all previous podcasts are listed on our home page and available for download via  iTunes (iTunes required) or web via Podbean (streaming only).

Harlem Lounge Vol.I

1.  Wayward Saints
2.  Sade
3.  Nneka
4.  Mary J. Blige
5.  Angie Stone
6.  Snoop Dogg ft. Jazmine Sullivan
7.  J. Period ft. Nneka
8.  Diana 7addad
9.  Vieux Farka Toure
10. Mariah Carey ft. Oj Da Juiceman & Big Boi
11. Anane/ Louie Vega
12. Maxwell
13. DJ Duke
14. Michael Jackson
15. Whitney Houston/ Frankie Knuckles
16. Wayward Saints/ GIT Beats
17. DJ Rylo
18. Angie Stone

Harlem Lounge Vol.II

1.   The Dining Rooms
2.   Gaelle
3.   Eric Benet & Faith Evans
4.   Missy Elliott/ The Clark Sisters
5.   Alix Perez ft. Ursula Rucker
6.   Mary J Blige & George Michael
7.   Sis n’ Jones ft. Isac
8.   Marie Joly
9.   Clipse ft. Pharrell & Rick Ross
10. Basement Jaxx
11. Jaheim
12. Quentin Harris ft. Margaret Grace
13. Mariah Carey
14. Whitney Houston ft. Kelly Price & Faith Evans
15. Brooklyn Friends
16. Black Joy/ Kerri Chandler
17. Nickodemus
18. Christian Prommer/ Nickodemus

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August 31st, 2009 by Harlem Condo Life

By HarlemGal
img_37563Thanks to one of HarlemCondoLife’s readers, they have shared with us the final video piece that was being filmed a few weeks back at Mojo, Harlem’s hip restaurant located at 119th Street and St. Nicholas. Check out the video below. The whole place looks red hot in the video and it turns out it is publicizing a good cause – recognizing small business!  A BIG THANK YOU TO OUR READER FOR PROVIDING THE VIDEO!

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August 31st, 2009 by Harlem Condo Life

By HarlemGal
img_37563Thanks to one of HarlemCondoLife’s readers, they have shared with us the final video piece that was being filmed a few weeks back at Mojo, Harlem’s hip restaurant located at 119th Street and St. Nicholas. Check out the video below. The whole place looks red hot in the video and it turns out it is publicizing a good cause – recognizing small business!  A BIG THANK YOU TO OUR READER FOR PROVIDING THE VIDEO!

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August 11th, 2009 by Harlem Condo Life

By HarlemGal

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Update: Thanks to a reader of HarlemCondoLife the film crew in front of Mojo Monday night was in fact American Express.  We also contacted Amex. According to Joanna Lambert, a spokesperson with Amex,  she said in an email “they were filming in Harlem yesterday for an exciting project they will be launching in the coming weeks – stay tuned.” Interesting! Mojo is already raking in the film credits. Good for them. And hopefully Amex will keep HarlemCondoLife posted on their project!

One never knows what they will see while walking the streets of Harlem. On Monday evening, Austin2Harlem,our guest blogger and now photographer, was running errands and this is the action he saw happening in front of Mojo, one of the hottest restaurants in Central Harlem. Looks like Mojo is the backdrop for some filming or could it be the star attraction? Hmm…diganos!

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August 11th, 2009 by Harlem Condo Life

By HarlemGal for HarlemCondoLife

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Update: Thanks to a reader of HarlemCondoLife the film crew in front of Mojo Monday night was in fact American Express.  We also contacted Amex. According to Joanna Lambert, a spokesperson with Amex,  she said in an email “they were filming in Harlem yesterday for an exciting project they will be launching in the coming weeks – stay tuned.” Interesting! Mojo is already raking in the film credits. Good for them. And hopefully Amex will keep HarlemCondoLife posted on their project!

One never knows what they will see while walking the streets of Harlem. On Monday evening, Austin2Harlem,our guest blogger and now photographer, was running errands and this is the action he saw happening in front of Mojo, one of the hottest restaurants in Central Harlem. Looks like Mojo is the backdrop for some filming or could it be the star attraction? Hmm…diganos!

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