President Bill Clinton kicks-off #HarlemEatUP festival, which is now well in progress, with a great opening speech.
A little bit of rain came through but it has passed and we are ready to eat some good food and try some great wine in this packed crowd!
Good to see Bill Clinton back in Harlem where he use to have an office on 125th street for many years.
Enjoy the festival!
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The longest day of light in the year “summer solstice” is Thursday, June 21, 2015. This is also Father’s Day. Plan ahead and make special plans to celebrate summer solstice outdoors for Father’s Day and enjoy an extra long day of sunlight.
Summer solstice: from Latin sol “sun” and stitium “standing still”, because seen from the earth it looks like the sun halts in its tracks going northward, and moves back south.
The June solstice dates vary. For example, it’s on June 21 in 2015, but on June 20 in 2016. A June 22 solstice will not occur until 2203. The last time there was a June 22 solstice was in 1971.
*Keep an eye out for a new Podcast “Summer Solstice Compilation Mix” coming soon from HarlemHCL. Embellish your day and celebrate with a custom soundtrack of chillout, soul, house and latin music.
‘Solstice’ (Latin: ‘solstitium’) means ‘sun-stopping’, because the point where the sun appears to rise and set, stops and reverses direction after this day (Ill: Not to scale)
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Down to 4 units left in One Morningside Park they are almost sold out. The penthouse unit with sweeping views of both Central & Morningside Parks, is selling for a mere $5,900,000 with two terraces. This building hit the ground running as one of the most desirable new properties in South Harlem on the market. People who bought over a year and a half ago during construction have already resold with high profits on their investments.
The same developers are now focusing on their latest project one block over the neighboring property nicknamed as the gas station lot. Located on the south, east corner of 110th and Frederick Douglass Boulevard it is the last lot left on Central Park in New York City. Ground has already broken and a sales office will open soon with floorpans of units ready to sell. The higher units with unobstructed city / park views will undoubtedly become the priciest condos in Harlem.
Gas Station Lot
Gas station lot in South Harlem now fenced off with construction to begin
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Come to a free Yoga class hosted by Fire and Finesse Fitness every Thursday at 10:00 am in Morningside Park. See below for details.
Any questions email or call email@example.com
tel# (212) 939-1849
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The Cathedral of St. John the Divine could become a landmark under a deal between the church, Community Board 9 and developers of a new 14-story building set to be built alongside the cathedral.
Community Board 9 approved a resolution asking the Landmarks Preservation Commission to landmark the entire cathedral campus with an exception for a 14-story, 428-unit apartment building. Revenue from that project will fund church repairs, upgrades and ongoing operations. The 121-year-old cathedral is in need of millions of dollars in repairs and upgrades.
Previously the church leased land on 110th Street and Morningside Avenue to the developers who built Avalon Morningside Park, a 20-story luxury apartment building, in 2007 that includes 20 percent affordable housing.
The area from the church eastward towards Frederick Douglass Circle is part of what is known as “Gateway To Harlem”, which continues to undergo dramatic change, and into what some are now calling SOHA (South Harlem).
For more information: St. John the Divine Campus Could be Landmarked in Deal With CB 9 – Morningside Heights – DNAinfo.com New York.
See our previous post See our post previous post on Cathedral of Saint John the Divine
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Harlem is replete with wonderful brownstones and other homes and business structures that are the perfect vehicle for artistic expression of the Merry Christmas / Happy Holiday variety.
Herein you will find a few select shots and a short video featuring the decorations adorning one of our favorite Harlem homes right off Morningside Park in South Harlem.
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A new development will commence at The Cathedral of St. John The Divine in Harlem. Building permits for two large residential towers (15 stories (149 ft) high) have been filed. The towers will contain more than twice the number of units of the Avalon Morningside Park development. The towers will be along most of the north side of the cathedral. Community Board 9 held a special meeting on October 30th at which the developer was to have presented the plans.
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Previously we posted One Morningside Park in Harlem already 40 Percent Sold, over a month ago. The other day we noticed the siding and windows are now being placed along the lower floors in the front. This process could move quickly but they still have the interior and all of the fixtures inside to finish up which could take several more months. However, our source connected with the development as well as our broker friend who has sold a couple of units in this building already, both say that they suggest completion by January 2014. I’d like to be that optimistic but I think that they are going to run over their estimated finis time a bit. New construction usually does just take for example some of the buildings in this area such as 5th on the Park, the Gateway Towers and The Livmor.
You can visit their website and make an appointment to view floorplans and additional details if you are interested in One Morningside Park.
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We attended Morningside Light’s annual parade this evening. The parade originated on the North end of Harlem’s Morningside Park, wound it’s way South past the waterfall, onto the ball field, out onto Manhattan avenue down towards 1q0th street, and finally towards 116th and Broadway.
The parade is the culmination of a new weeklong arts event, culminating in an illuminated procession of public art in Morningside Park – this year on Saturday, September 21.
Workshops were held to build a fleet of giant papier-mâché lanterns and hand-made musical instruments in free guided workshops at Miller Theatre at Columbia University.
The sights and sounds made you feel like you were swimming in the ocean among all sorts of glowing and singing sea creatures, intermingling with parents and kids of all kinds.
Morningside Park has certainly come a long way. This was so much fun. Please join in next year!
In the meantime, the pictures and videos below speak for themselves.
Learn more about the event here.
All media courtesy of HarlemCondoLife. Enjoy!
Procession into Morningside Park
Procession out of Morningside Park
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Saturday, September 21st, 2:00PM, The Common Ground Festival at Morningside Park, 114th Street and Morningside Avenue.
A family-oriented festival presented by Friends of Morningside Park (and taking place by the park’s Morningside Pond).
Featuring face painting, balloon animals, puppet shows, live music and more.
At 8pm there will be a giant handmade paper lanterns of the Morningside Lights procession which winds through the park.
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