May 30th, 2012 by HarlemGuy’s VP of Research Sofia Song indicates that while prices across Manhattan have remained relatively flat since last year’s first quarter, Central Harlem has seen a 6.6 percent increase in median closing price.  This is the highest of any neighborhood in the city. Additionally, the supply of available apartments is down 17.7 percent from 2011.

For instance, One Museum Mile with condos above the Museum for African Art at 1280 Fifth Ave., have seen units selling for as much as $3.1 million.  Nearby The Related Companies have started marketing 1214 Fifth Ave., Mount Sinai’s newest tower, which features 30 floors of rentals and the amenities of a luxury condo, including a pool, fitness center and a screening room.

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June 13th, 2011 by Harlem Condo Life

By HarlemCondoLife
If you’re not on Flipboard, Taptu or Pulse on your Ipad, get there soon. I am finding a load of information about Harlem on these app tools, such as Gadling, which has a profile of Harlem up on their site. Gadling is an AOL travel blog.

In their profile on Harlem, they list different things to do than The Boston Globe or The Financial Times. They tell their readers to check out places in Harlem, such as the Jazz Museum, Hip Hop Culture Center, Patsy’s in Spanish Harlem, WYZ Bar at the Aloft Hotel and more. Check out the complete story yourself by clicking here!

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August 3rd, 2010 by Icare4Harlem

By Icare4Harlem

The Atrium Cafe

Earlier this year I had the wonderful opportunity to attend the opening of The Atrium Café in Harlem.  As part of the museum experience, the café is right next door to the Studio Museum and is in partnership with Great Performances, an event planning and leading catering company.  Stop by for a quick bite and enjoy their new hours and new menu!


Thursday 12 – 7:30pm
Friday 12 – 7:30pm

Atrium Cafe Menu

Fresh Salads  $6.00
Turkey Waldorf Salad
Chinese Noodles, Cucumber Scallions, Red Peppers, and a Spicy Peanut Dressing

Soup $3.50

Artisanal Sandwiches  $7.00
Porchetta with Caramelized Sauerkraut, Deli Mustard & Thunder Pickles on Pumpernickel Baguette
Herb Grilled Chicken Wrap with Sun Dried Tomato Pesto in a Tomato Wrap
Roast Beef with Tomato Chutney and Basil on Lavash
Vegetable Frittata, Cheddar Cheese

Thunder Pickle  $1.00
Mixed Nuts and Dried Fruits  $2.00
Newtons, Brownie, Chocolate Chip Cookie  $2.00
Chocolate Peanut Butter Bar  $2.50
Sweet Potato Pie & Chocolate Caramel Pie  $3.00
M&Ms, Skittles, Chocolate Coffee Beans  $2.00
Miss Vickie’s Potato Chips, Sea Salt or BBQ  $2.00
Tonnie’s Mini’s Cupcakes  $1.00

Beverages 1.75
Coke, Diet Coke, Sprite, Ginger Ale, Orange Juice, Apple Juice, Sweet Tea, Saratoga Water Bottle

All prices include tax

The Atrium Café at the Studio Museum

144 West 125th Street
New York, New York 10027
212-864-4500, x247

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June 7th, 2010 by Icare4Harlem

The Atrium Cafe

By Icare4Harlem

The Atrium Café is open for business at the Studio Museum in Harlem.  I recently had the pleasure of attending the public opening of the cafe.  This latest addition joins the Museum Store, established collections, and public programs offered through the Studio Museum.  The cafe resides right next door which makes it not only convenient but provides a light meal before or after a tour of the museum.  The Atrium Cafe is a culinary partnership between Great Performances and the Studio Museum.

Great Performances is a catering company that organizes high profile events but also provides services for weddings or special occasions.  The company prides itself in being the only catering company at a national level that owns and operates its own organic farm, Katchkie Farm in Columbia County, New York.  Having access to fresh foods translates into exciting and healthy meals at the Atrium Café.  Chef de Cuisine, Marc Spooner has created tasty and affordable selections such as a Green Chili Chicken Wrap, an Italian Mortadella with Pistachio Aioli Sandwich, Grilled Vegetables and Portobello Salad, and other delightful choices.

I selected the Seared Salmon Sandwich. A hearty black bread baquette served as a bed for the pickled fennel and radishes layered on top of the seared salmon.  As an accompaniment to my lunch, I chose a Thunder Pickle, one of the many items produced and sold by the Katchie Farm General Store.

To satisfy a little bit of sweetness that I always seem to crave at the end of a meal, I came across Great Performances’ interpretation of a Fig Newton.  The snack was packed full of figs wrapped in a light crust and a simple glaze, sprinkled with crushed pistachio nuts completed the bar.

During the summer, the café is opened only on weekends and for special events.  Stop by and make it a day visiting all of the wonderful venues.

The Atrium Café at the Studio Museum

144 West 125th Street
New York, New York 10027
212-864-4500, x247

Saturday: 11AM-5PM
Sunday: 12PM-5PM

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April 11th, 2010 by

by HarlemOnaBudget

Last week I had the pleasure of stopping by the Studio Museum in Harlem to see their spring 2010 project titled Collected. Reflections on the Permanent Collection. This collection of eight distinct exhibits features a mix of media materials and artwork given to the museum and explores how art is produced and presented.

Abstract by Julie Meheretu (from SMH website)

Of the eight exhibits, my favorite was “Catalogue: Systems of Dis/Order”, an exhibit displaying artwork that challenges normal perceptions of order with various creative patterns and shapes. I was also drawn to a collage entitled “Panthera” by Mickalene Thomas.

While “Catalogue: Systems of Dis/Order” and “Panthera” were some personal highlights, all eight exhibits have interesting and beautiful artwork. It was a great way to spend the afternoon. The exhibits will be on display through June 27th (Admission $7, free on Sundays) at the Studio Museum in Harlem, 144 West 125th Street (between Powell and Malcom X Blvds).  I definitely recommend stopping by!

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