February 25th, 2013 by HarlemGuy

Harlem Business Alliance

HARLEM — The Harlem Business Alliance will use a three year $700,000 grant to open a Small Business Support Center. The grant will help small businesses with marketing, bid preparation, payroll, budgeting and strategic planning services, per Regina Smith, the group’s executive director.

This was in response to recent local black-owned business closings. including Sherman’s Barbecue, Hue-Man Bookstore, Harlem Lanes, Nectar Wine Bar, Society Coffee, Mobay Uptown and Harlem Vintage.

The new center will also make the Harlem Business Alliance more visible. Using a grant from the Community Economic Development Program from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, the alliance will expand into the ground level space at their building at 275 Lenox Ave.

Through a partnership with IncubateNYC, the space will be fully furnished and equipped with Wi-Fi and computers for clients’ use.

 

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February 12th, 2012 by harlemhouse

Bier International

Last week NY1 showed an entire segment on the renewed energy on Frederick Douglasss Boulevard between 110th and 124th streets.   Businesses and residents working together to make the strip a destination for all of the neighborhoods shopping needs.  They quote “What you’re now seeing is Frederick Douglass Boulevard is really becoming  sort of the Gateway to Harlem“.  A phrase we developed here at HarlemCondoLife “Your Gateway To Harlem” when we created our site.   They go on to mention some of the businesses on the Boulevard including Bier International, Harlem Flo, Harlem Vintage, MCMB Cleaners, The 5 and Diamond Restaurant, Nectar, Lido Restaurant and Bar all of which we have mentioned and reviewed here at HCL.  They also include short interview clips with owners Jai Jai Greenfield of Harlem Vintage, Louis Gagliano of Harlem Flo, Marcelo Orbe of MCMB Cleaners and Selene Martinez of 5 and Diamond.  Here is a link to the video clip    NY1 video clip.

This area continues to stay in the news and get more recognition.  Congratulations to the businesses mentioned in this report and to all of the businesses on FDB and the surrounding area.

*Please join us on twitter @HarlemHCL

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December 10th, 2011 by harlemhouse

Looks like a new Wine Bar will be coming to Harlem on Frederick Douglass Boulevard.  Through the grapevine we have been told that the empty retail space between 113th and 114th in the Gateway Towers will soon be home to another Wine Bar.

More news on this as it develops.

And don’t forget two of our other great existing spots on FDB for good wine.. Nectar Wine Bar and 67 Orange.

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October 18th, 2011 by harlemhouse


By HarlemHouse

You do not want to miss this special event at Nectar Wine Bar Saturday October 22nd.  Join the Nectar team as they turn over the kitchen to Chef Joseph “JJ” Johnson.  Experience why he won Rocco’s Dinner Party with his flair at turning the ordinary into extraordinary.  Guests will be delighted with four pairs of food & wine from Napa’s handcrafted Joseph Carr Winery.  Chef Joseph “JJ” Johnson & Joseph Carr will engage guests with their insights on this autumnal menu of culinary delights.

We are long time fans of both Nectar and Harlem Vintage (see our original review NECTAR) and look forward to enjoying another one of their wine dinners.  The last event I attended was several years ago at Amy Ruth’s Restaurant (upstairs) that HarlemVintage collaborated with Amy Ruth’s and it was delicious!

Nectar Pairing Event – at Nectar Wine Bar 2235 frederick Douglass Blvd #212-961-9622.
Date – Saturday, October 22, 2011
At 6PM there will be a Champagne Reception.  The Pairing Presentation will be at 7PM – 9PM.
Tickets are $50 per person (order online at nectarpairingevent.eventbrite.com)

See you there!
HH

* Deejay Amanda Diva will be spinning at Saturday Spin After Party.

Limited number of seats available  – Get yours today!
For tickets visit eventbrite.com link above.
 
Saturday Spin After Party with 
TV Personality/ Artist / Deejay Amanda Diva 
Open to Public  – free admission
 
For more information contact:
events@nectarwinenyc.com or call 212.866.wine

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September 3rd, 2011 by harlemhouse

HarlemHouse

This Saturday, Summer Soul Sessions continues after one week off….come out and get your post-storm Saturday Night groove on with these amazing musicians who seamlessly fuse hip-hop, jazz, and the best in acoustic live music into a set that’s incredibly funky and soulful.

Nectarwinenyc.com

2235 Frederick Douglass Blvd.
New York, NY 10027
212-961-9622

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June 20th, 2011 by Harlem Condo Life

By HarlemGal for HarlemCondoLife
On June 21, look around in Harlem. You may hear music everywhere. Harlem Park to Park (HP2P) and its HP2P businesses are taking part in Make Music New York, the citywide free live musical celebration on Tuesday, June 21st.

From 11 a.m. to 9 p.m., participating Harlem Park to Park businesses will become impromptu outdoor stages offering live musical performances and some select specials. A complete list of business are listed below.

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June 10th, 2011 by harlemhouse

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By HarlemHouse                                                                                                                           This Saturday stop by Nectar as they continue to celebrate their Outdoor Cafe with Saturday Spin.   They will have $3 Drink Specials all night long and you can chill and enjoy music by DJ Sharee. (see the flyer below)

As a longtime HarlemCondoLife favorite, see review NECTAR, we are happy to see these great changes and new events scheduled just in time for summer.

See you there!

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Saturday, June 11

 7PM – 1AM   

The celebration for our 3 year anniversary continues this Saturday

as we celebrate the Grand Opening of our Outdoor Cafe with

$3 Drink Special all night long and music by DJ Sharee.

Sip, Mix and Mingle under the Stars!    

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ALSO NOT TO BE MISSED…

events

Cocktails with Belle  

June 15th   8PM – 10 PM

 

Book Signing at Hueman Bookstore from 6 – 8 PM

immediately followed by Cocktail & Conversation @ Nectar 

with Essence Magazine relationship editor, Demetria L. Lucas

To RSVP email: BellesinHarlem@gmail.com

 A Belle in Brooklyn celebrates the joys of singlehood, encourages personal development, and offers tools to help woman increase their odds of finding a suitable mate when they are ready for one.


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June 10th, 2011 by harlemhouse

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By HarlemHouse                                                                                                                           This Saturday stop by Nectar as they continue to celebrate their Outdoor Cafe with Saturday Spin.   They will have $3 Drink Specials all night long and you can chill and enjoy music by DJ Sharee. (see the flyer below)

As a longtime HarlemCondoLife favorite, see review NECTAR, we are happy to see these great changes and new events scheduled just in time for summer.

See you there!

sharee image  

Saturday, June 11

 7PM – 1AM   

The celebration for our 3 year anniversary continues this Saturday

as we celebrate the Grand Opening of our Outdoor Cafe with

$3 Drink Special all night long and music by DJ Sharee.

Sip, Mix and Mingle under the Stars!    

———————————————————————————

ALSO NOT TO BE MISSED…

events

Cocktails with Belle  

June 15th   8PM – 10 PM

 

Book Signing at Hueman Bookstore from 6 – 8 PM

immediately followed by Cocktail & Conversation @ Nectar 

with Essence Magazine relationship editor, Demetria L. Lucas

To RSVP email: BellesinHarlem@gmail.com

 A Belle in Brooklyn celebrates the joys of singlehood, encourages personal development, and offers tools to help woman increase their odds of finding a suitable mate when they are ready for one.


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April 15th, 2011 by Harlem Condo Life

By HarlemCondoLife
Several Harlemites have $20.11 posted on their Facebook or WeHarlem pages and it’s not a reminder of the current year.  It’s locals reminding us through social networks that it is restaurant and retail month right here in Harlem. From April 15 to May 15, select local businesses are offering special deals. If you’re wondering who is participating, see the complete list below.

Last year, I went to Chez Lucienne and enjoyed the meal and deal very much. I wonder where I should dine this year for this occasion?

And a big thanks to Harlem Park to Park, who is once again leading this effort to promote all the wonderful retail businesses we have right here in Harlem.

RESTAURANTS
67 ORANGE STREET   2082 Eighth Avenue
BIER INTERNATIONAL  2099 Eighth Avenue
CHEZ LUCIENNE  308 Lenox Avenue
CHOCOLAT RESTAURANT  2223 Eighth Avenue
GRAN PIATTO D’ORO  1429 Fifth Avenue
LIDO HARLEM  2168 Eighth Avenue
MOCA LOUNGE  2210 Eighth Avenue
NATIVE RESTAURANT  101 W. 118th Street
NECTAR WINE BAR  2235 Eighth Avenue
RED ROOSTER HARLEM  310 Lenox Avenue
RISTORANTE SETTEPANI  196 Lenox Avenue
SOCIETY COFFEE  2104 Eighth Avenue
SYLVIA’S RESTAURANT  328 Lenox Avenue

RETAIL/SERVICES
BIKRAM YOGA EAST HARLEM  4 E. 116th Street
FRANZ JAMES FLORAL BOUTIQUE  2114 Eighth Avenue
HARLEM FLO ATELIER    2292 Eighth Avenue
HARLEM FLO BOUTIQUE  2276 Eighth Avenue
HARLEM VINTAGE  2235 Eighth Avenue
LEVAIN BAKERY  2167 Eighth Avenue
MODSQUAD CYCLES  2119 Eighth Avenue

Follow HarlemCondoLife on twitter @HarlemHCL

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February 12th, 2011 by Harlem Condo Life


By HarlemGal for HarlemCondoLife.com
I just learned more details about the after party talking place this Monday, February 14 for the Girls Night Out screening of Jumping the Broom. The after party will take place at Hue-Man Book Store around 9 p.m. when the screening is expected to end. Those that get into the film screening of Jumping the Broom will receive tickets to go to the after party at Hue-Man!

In addition to HarlemCondoLife.com being a partner for Girls Night Out screening of Jumping the Broom and now Hue-Man, I have also learned that Harlem Arts Alliance, Nectar Wine Bar, Bikram Yoga, Twirl, BodyHeat by NyLean25, Munaluchi Bridal Magazine, and the planned Cupcake Suite are partners as well! And don’t forget, the after party will include complementary hair styling and make-up application from Empire Beauty School and giveaways from SendHerFlowers.com, Complete Body and Spa, and 8 Minute Dating.

So if you want to attend this after party, you need a ticket to the film screening. Go here to get your ticket.  I must stress, there are no guarantees on ticketing, as in most things in life!

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