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AOL features Harlem on Gadling

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!

Arts Groups To Occupy Prime Location On 125th Street

By HarlemHouse

Two nonprofit arts groups have been selected as part of the proposed Mart 125 redevelopment project.  They are the National Jazz Museum in Harlem and ImageNation (independent cinema and progressive music established in 1997 to support progressive film and music for black and Latino people).   Soul Cinema would be Harlem’s first and the nation’s only art-house movie theater dedicated to black and Latino films.

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Photo: Hiroko Masuike

The jazz museum would use up to 10,000 square feet for a listening library and for performance, exhibition and office space, while ImageNation would create a theater of up to 2,000 square feet.

The project will have to attract interest from developers in order to move forward, and both institutions have announced plans to raise money.

Mart 125 opened in 1986.   It was envisioned as a small-business incubator - creating entrepreneurs who would eventually start their own stores and perhaps own a stake in the Mart.  The state reneted stalls to vendors and promissed management training, which never occured.    The building began to deteriorate, and customer volume could not support the Mart, and stores begain having trouble paying the rent.  The Giuliani administration evicted the vendors.  The building has been empty since 2001.