November 14th, 2015 by HarlemGuy

Where can I find Patti LaBelle’s Sweet Potato Pie in Harlem?

We don’t know.   We hear it’s only available at Walmart.   C’mon Patti give Harlem some love!

In any event,  thank you to Michael J. Feeney for bringing ALL OF IT to our attention through his reporting via social media.   Make sure to watch the video below.

Everyone needs a good laugh, and the pies are really good.   We hope you get your hands on a Patti Pie for this Thanksgiving.  If you do make sure to share your story.

Patti LaBelle gave a call to the man whose review of her sweet potato pie rocked the Internet.

VIDEO

Source: Patti LaBelle Calls The Man Who Made Her Sweet Potato Pie Go Viral

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May 16th, 2015 by HarlemGuy

 

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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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May 15th, 2015 by harlemhouse

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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.

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‘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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May 1st, 2014 by HarlemMom

My husband, daughter and I stopped by recently when we were looking for a place to eat. We saw Koko Wings on 106th off Broadway and looked at the menu. We gave it a shot and enjoyed it.

Koko Wings is about 1 month old and they have

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great Korean wings. They are delicious and come in Hot and Spicy, Garlic  flavored or a combination. I had the hot and spicy wings, my husband had the boneless. I ordered the sweet potato fries and they were served with a honey mustard dip which I enjoyed. It comes with a side so I had the cole slaw which was delicious too.

We can’t wait to got back or order in!

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Koko Wings
248 W 106th Street
Manhattan, NY 10025
(212) 932-7722

*They deliver – Seamless Koko Wings

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April 20th, 2014 by HarlemGuy

Nothing more needs to be said. Simply enjoy.

“Fly Like A Bird” is track #14 on the album The Emancipation of Mimi. It was written by Wright, James Quenton / Carey, Mariah.
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HAPPY EASTER!
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happy easter harlemcondolife

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LYRICS

Weeping may endure for a night
But joy comes in the morning
Trust Him

Somehow I know that there’s a place up above
With no more hurt and struggling
Free of all atrocities and suffering
Because I feel the unconditional love
From one who cares enough for me
To erase all my burdens and let me be free to

Fly like a bird, take to the sky
I need you now, Lord, carry me high
Don’t let the world break me tonight
I need the strength of You by my side
Sometimes this life can be so cold
I pray You’ll come and carry me home

Can we recover, will the world ever be
A place of peace and harmony?
With no war and with no brutality
If we loved each other we will find victory
But in this harsh reality
Sometimes I’m so despondent that I feel the need to

Fly like a bird, take to the sky
I need you now, Lord, carry me high
Don’t let the world break me tonight
I need the strength of You by my side
Sometimes this life can be so cold
I pray You’ll come and carry me home

He said, “He will never forsake you
Or leave you alone”
Trust Him

I need You right here right now, Lord
I need You right here by my side
Keep your head up to the sky
With God’s love you’ll survive

Fly like a bird, take to the sky
I need you now, Lord, carry me high
Don’t let the world break me tonight
I need the strength of You by my side
Sometimes this life can be so cold
I pray You’ll come and carry me home

Fly like a bird, take to the sky
I need you now, Lord, carry me high
Don’t let the world break me tonight
I need the strength of You by my side
Sometimes this life can be so cold
I pray You’ll come and carry me home

Carry me higher, higher, higher
Carry me higher, higher, higher
Carry me higher, higher, higher
Carry me higher, higher, higher

Carry me higher, higher, higher
Carry me higher, higher, higher
Carry me home
Carry me higher, Lord

Songwriters
Wright, James Quenton / Carey, Mariah

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March 25th, 2014 by harlemhouse

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Everything’s better with a little soul on it!  A follow up podcast to SOUL (one), comes SOUL (two) with more r&b, soul, some hip hop and classics.  As with the first one, we never work up to a house beat with this mix either.  But the downbeat grooves blended with the old school tracks will keep you satisfied from start to finish.

On this mix you can expect to hear Stevie Wonder, The Roots, Jill Scott, Erykah Badu, Sade, Tribe Called Quest, Mary J Blige, Wyclef Jean, Fantasia, Missy Elliott, Faith Evans, John Legend, Caron Wheeler, Common, Aretha Franklin, Notorious B.I.G., Luther Vandross, Chaka Khan, Angie Stone and more.

Download Podcast here on…

iTunes SOUL (two) MIX

Podbean SOUL (two) 

Playlist:

1) Too High
2) You Got Me (Remix)
3) Umm Hmm
4) Free (Mashup Mix)
5) Lovers Rock (Original)
6) Word Play (Special Extended Vocal/Beats Mix)
7) Land of the Kings (Instrumental Dub)
8) King & Queen (feat. Wyclef Jean)
9) Without Me (feat. Kelly Rowland)
10) Can’t Stay Away (feat. Keyshia Cole)
11) The Impossible
12) Soul
13) Angel (Interlude) [feat. Stacy Barthe]
14) Another Star (Remix feat. Caron Wheeler)
15) Let It Go
16) 8 Minutes to Sunrise
17) Real Love (Remix) [feat. The Notorious B.I.G.)
18) Wonderful (Original Extended Mix)
19) They Said You Needed Me
20) Move Me No Mountain
21) I Want You (With Michael McDonald)
22) I Ain’t Hearin’ U (Vocal Edit Mix)

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December 19th, 2013 by harlemhouse

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A large crane was spotted the other day at One Morningside Park in Harlem on 110th Street and Manhattan Ave.  The exterior of the building looks to be near completion, however there still seems to be a lot of work needed to finish the interior.   The original date we posted here at HCL for construction to be finished was by January 2014.  I think by March/April or even summer of 2014 is more realistic .  The building is over 50 percent sold with pricey units offering views of Morningside Park and Central Park many with balconies.

We will continue to keep you updated with progress reports on this condominium complex.  For more information on previous posts on One Morningside Park and other Harlem developments, please visit Harlem Condo Life and click on the Harlem Real Estatemenu item.

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December 11th, 2013 by harlemhouse

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The Maysles Documentary Center in association with Zero Point Zero Production and The New York Society for Ethical Culture is proud to present a conversation about film and food with Anthony Bourdain and Albert Maysles, moderated by Michaela Angela Davis and featuring special guest Marcus Samuelsson. We will feature clips from legendary documentary filmmaker Albert Maysles’ genre defining work in film, and Emmy award winning chef, author and travel journalist Anthony Bourdain’s Parts Unknown television series. Join us as the two speak about the art of auteur filmmaking, serendipitous dining, and how cameras connect diverse peoples around the globe. All proceeds to benefit the Maysles Documentary Center.

A Note on Tickets:
Tickets are available for the event only at $65.00 by selecting 7:30pm Wed, Dec. 11th below.

Tickets are available for the pre-reception and the event for $125.00 by selecting 6:00pm, on Wed. Dec. 11th below.

Tickets available HERE.

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December 8th, 2013 by harlemhouse

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A Gay-borhood Mixer at Lido’s Monday, December 9th from 9 pm to Midnight.  Stop by and get your Holiday cheer on!  See below for all the details.

*Come join us for Lido Italian Restaurant and Bar’s second annual “Make the Yuletide Gay” LGBT Holiday Mixer. Bring some holiday cheer with you as we celebrate the season with good friends, old and new.
The party starts at 9pm, but feel free to come earlier if you would like to sit down for some dinner before the mingling begins.
Lido is also participating in the Harlem Park2Park Holiday Drive, which is accepting donations of coats, hats, gloves, and unopened toys for the Women’s Urban Retreat shetler and quilts and throws for the elderly for City Meals on Wheels.
Lido Italian Restaurant and Bar
2168 Frederick Douglass Blvd. @ 117th Street
(646) 490-8575

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October 23rd, 2013 by HarlemGuy

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Do you love Melba’s as much as we do?  Then you will get to love more of Melba’s soon.  The famed restaurant featuring what Melba herself describes as “america’s comfort food” is expanding next door.

The much anticipated expansion has started.  The crew has been working feverishly.  The expansion will be ready late this/early next year.

We are so excited that more people will be able to enjoy the amazing flavors and experiences that Melba has consistently delivered over these many years.   See our previous Melba’s Review.

Melba’s
300 W 114th St, New York, NY 10026
Phone: (212) 864-7777
http://melbasrestaurant.com/

Melba's HarlemCondoLife

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