June 10th, 2016 by INtoHarlem

Ali

Miami, 1966. Gordon Parks, courtesy of The Gordon Parks Foundation

The Times didn’t always get Ali right .

To read the full article, click here: http://www.nytimes.com/newsletters/2016/06/08/race-related?nlid=48344851

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August 25th, 2013 by harlemhouse

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Come join Team Lido for their latest Gayboyhood Mixer:  Back to School Night on Monday, August 26 from 9pm until recess.   They will be featuring School Drag Realness and “educational” cocktail specials.

Weather permitting, they will be spilling out onto the patio for some mixing and mingling in the fresh air.  Nice weather is predicted.

Check out the recent New York Times article about Lidos executive chef, Serena Bass.
http://www.nytimes.com/2013/04/18/fashion/serena-basss-life-spent-in-the-main-course.html?pagewanted=all&_r=0

Also join Lido Italian Restaurant and Bar Social Events to be informed of all future events at Lido.
https://www.facebook.com/groups/330550607048283/

Lido Italian Restaurant and Bar
2168 Frederick Douglass Blvd. @ 117th Street
(646) 490-8575

By subway, take the B/C to 116th St. or the 2/3 to 116th St.

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March 22nd, 2013 by HarlemGuy

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I spent many summers on a farm with my family and cousins. We watched large machines pulled by tractors turn fields of waving tan coloured plants into sturdy bales of hay.

So it was with great fondness that I read in the New York Times about a movement to use bales of hay to grow gardens in places like Harlem New York City where concrete reigns or soil is not otherwise available or suitable. http://nyti.ms/WJFOmD

I was even more pleased to read that Harlem (specifically East Harlem) is once again at the forefront of something new: one of our very own local businesses has bales for sale!

According the New York Times: “The Urban Garden Center on Park Avenue in East Harlem charges $12 for a bale, with a $25 delivery fee to the street. Dimitri Gatanas, whose family owns the store, reported that last fall, “we sold more than we have in 50 years.” When straw is a hot commodity in Manhattan, something strange is blossoming.”

If you are in Harlem and a part of this movement we would love to hear from you and and help share pictures of and promote your efforts.

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January 23rd, 2013 by tharealharlemista
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Savann

An exciting new culinary addition to the neighborhood –set to open this January ( http://www.mns.com/content/press_archives/2012/12/08/harlems-2280-fdb-welcomes-mediterranean-restaurant-savann/) –seems to have met a temporary delay. Last month we were thrilled when saw signs for the impending opening of Mediterranean restaurant Savann at 2280 FDB, but work looks to be suspended for the time being and a sign in the window alludes that it may be a construction permit issue.

Savann is an outpost of a popular Upper West Side Turkish restaurant that closed this past summer. A New York Times review  said : “When Savann opened a few years ago, it was like a dream come true for Upper West Siders who had yearned for a simple, reasonably priced restaurant that served not-so-simple contemporary bistro food. Savann was just such a place, with ambitious yet delicious dishes like roasted pumpkin soup with olive oil, perfectly cooked wild mushroom risotto, and grilled duck breast with polenta…”

Cem Yildiz, Manager of Savann told mns.com in December: “The owner, Galip Ozbek, and I have lived in Harlem since 2007, and have enjoyed watching the local community flourish…We’re excited to offer Harlemites authentic Mediterranean cuisine.”

Hopefully they can work out these issues and open soon because we can’t wait!!

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December 9th, 2012 by tharealharlemista

Legendary Jazz Landmark Lenox Lounge will shut its doors forever New Year’s Eve, says longtime owner Alvin Reed.  The cool Art Deco cabaret has been open since 1942 and has hosted a Who’s Who of  musical icons such as Miles Davis, John Coltrane and Billie Holiday.

Reed who’s owned the bar since 1988, says the exceedingly high rent –$20,000, double what he has been paying–has forced him to give up the lease.

Richard Notar, a managing partner at Nobu Restaurants is set to take over the space after the new year. Notar told The New York Times he hopes to keep the bar as “an old watering hole” with live music, but it’s unclear if he will work out a deal with Reed  to continue using the Lenox Lounge name.

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December 3rd, 2012 by harlemhouse

This Sunday, December 9, Santa is coming to Bier International!

Recently I stopped by Bier International with friends for drinks and had a great talk with Ousmane Keita, co-owner of Bier International. We discussed many things about the Harlem community and businesses sprouting up here and there on FDB and the surrounding neighborhood. With a cadence of its own, Bier International is no exception to the reviving energy in Harlem. Since opening day they have hit the ground running and were the first (or one of the first) places to offer sidewalk seating. They always have something going on at Bier International whether it is celebrating the holidays, presenting various musicians or their famous Oktoberfest which they call OktoBIERfest. This is a proper celebration in full spirit and tradition right down to a slowly roasted pig in front of the restaurant. December 2nd they hosted an afternoon performance by violinist Eliano Braz, who will be appearing again in the near future. They also have various DJ’s including DJ Ouaga spinning music from around the world, check their events calendar.
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October 28th, 2012 by HarlemGuy
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Official photographic portrait of US President Barack Obama (born 4 August 1961; assumed office 20 January 2009) (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

“President Obama has shown a firm commitment to using government to help foster growth. He has formed sensible budget policies that are not dedicated to protecting the powerful, and has worked to save the social safety net to protect the powerless. Mr. Obama has impressive achievements despite the implacable wall of refusal erected by Congressional Republicans so intent on stopping him that they risked pushing the nation into depression, held its credit rating hostage, and hobbled economic recovery.”

http://www.nytimes.com/2012/10/28/opinion/sunday/barack-obama-for-president.html?pagewanted=all

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June 21st, 2011 by harlemhouse

By HarlemHouse
HarlemGuy reported a couple weeks back about Cedric Restaurant coming to Harlem.  Cedric Lecendre, a Harlem resident and Bilboquet’s general manager and the nephew of its owner, Philippe Delgrange, has signed a lease for Cedric which will open within a month.  Stopping by there last Friday I spoke briefly with Cedric and one of the employees.  This will be a French Bistro and if reputation prevails the food will be good.  I can say they are making great progress.  As soon as I get an exact date I will share what I’ve learned.  I look forward to reviewing Cedrics as soon as it opens.

This is a perfect time of the year to open – just in time for Summer dining. Cedric’s is located at 185 Saint Nicholas Ave at 119th St. where the old Mojos was (see prior review).  This will be nice for the mini 119th street strip of restaurant/bars that includes Moca, Billie’s Black and directly next door the new Cedric Restaurant.

Stay tuned for news on the latest progress.

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June 21st, 2011 by harlemhouse

By HarlemHouse
HarlemGuy reported a couple weeks back about Cedric Restaurant coming to Harlem.  Cedric Lecendre, a Harlem resident and Bilboquet’s general manager and the nephew of its owner, Philippe Delgrange, has signed a lease for Cedric which will open within a month.  Stopping by there last Friday I spoke briefly with Cedric and one of the employees.  This will be a French Bistro and if reputation prevails the food will be good.  I can say they are making great progress.  As soon as I get an exact date I will share what I’ve learned.  I look forward to reviewing Cedrics as soon as it opens.

This is a perfect time of the year to open – just in time for Summer dining. Cedric’s is located at 185 Saint Nicholas Ave at 119th St. where the old Mojos was (see prior review).  This will be nice for the mini 119th street strip of restaurant/bars that includes Moca, Billie’s Black and directly next door the new Cedric Restaurant.

Stay tuned for news on the latest progress.

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September 22nd, 2010 by HarlemGuy

By HarlemGuy

Source: NYT Video

If you’re looking for a place to hang your hat and get your groove on this weekend (or any night for that matter), Harlem has a spot for you – and right on it’s Gold Coast.

From Bier International to 67 Orange to Nectar Wine Bar, all of which have been featured on HarlemCondoLife.

See friends to “HCL” Jai Jai, Karl & Chris interviewed in the clip below.  If you haven’t already, get out there and checkout your neighborhood hotspots.  See you all there.  Salute!  HarlemGuy

Check out the latest NYT’s Tipsy Diary episode entitled Drinks In Harlem for details.

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