August 20th, 2010 by HarlemGuy

By HarlemGuy

The inexorable comes to Harlem.

The token booth At 110th gives way to the retro-looking metro card dispensers.

To some this is progress. To others not so much.

What is clear though is that in ways big and small we are living through a shift that our children’s children and beyond will read about, study and marvel at, for decades to come.

All aboard.

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August 17th, 2010 by HarlemGuy

By HarlemGuy

Another election is upon us.  And in our very own locale of Harlem on Frederick Douglass Boulevard and 114th street, in the commercial space on the ground floor of the Douglass Condominium, is the Voter Registration Office for our local pol Bill Perkins. 

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 Stop by to get informed and/or educated about how to make the voting process work for Harlem!

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August 11th, 2010 by HarlemGuy

By HarlemGuy

Credit: Wikipedia

Last week I met with friends for coffee in a local Harlem establishment.  We found ourselves debating the boundaries of Harlem.   There was some debate over the southern edge on the East side.   A newcomer said they thought it was 110th on the West side and 96th on the East side (east of 5th Ave.).  Another born and raised in Harlem said it was 110th all the way across.   I have heard and read both.  I found myself perusing Wikipedia recently and stumbled upon the below.

Excerpt:

“The boundaries of modern Harlem; some landmarks are noted.Harlem stretches from the East River west to the Hudson River between 155th Street; where it meets Washington Heights—to a ragged border along the south. Central Harlem begins at 110th Street, at the northern boundary of Central Park; Spanish Harlem extends east Harlem’s boundaries south to 96th Street, while in the west it begins north of Upper West Side, which gives an irregular border west of Morningside Avenue. Harlem’s boundaries have changed over the years; as Ralph Ellison observed: “Wherever Negroes live uptown is considered Harlem.”[citation needed]

The neighborhood contains a number of smaller, cohesive districts. The following are some examples:

West Harlem (west of St. Nicholas Avenue and north of 123rd Street)
Hamilton Heights, around the Hamilton Grange
Sugar Hill[2]
Manhattanville, north of Morningside Heights

Central Harlem
Mount Morris, extending west from Marcus Garvey Park
Strivers’ Row, centered on 139th Street
Astor Row, centered on 130th Street

Spanish Harlem, also known as East Harlem or El Barrio (east of Fifth Avenue)

The New York City Police Department patrols five precincts located within Harlem. The areas of West Harlem are served by the 30th Precinct,[3] the areas of Central Harlem are served by the 28th[4] and 32nd Precincts,[5] and the areas of East Harlem are served by the 23rd[6] and 25th Precincts.[7]

Harlem is represented by New York’s 15th congressional district, the New York State Senate’s 30th district, the New York State Assembly’s 68th and 70th districts, and the New York City Council’s 7th, 8th, and 9th districts.”

So, what is the “right” answer?  Please join the conversation and share your thoughts.

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August 10th, 2010 by HarlemGuy

By HarlemGuy

Peking Kitchen has just opened up in Harlem and delivers to an apartment or home near you, as evidenced by the menu I recently found stuffed under my door. 

It’s certainly a great option for any night of the week!

Ah New York New York.  Some things never change.  That’s why we love it! 

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August 8th, 2010 by HarlemGuy

By HarlemGuy

I attended Sundae Sermon (about which we have blogged) again last weekend and noticed that a local Harlem Yoga business (about which we’ve also blogged) is a sponsor.

I since then noticed the following sign about another local Yoga opportunity in and around Harlem.  Wanted to share the information with you. Am hoping there are versions of this poster that speak to the diversity of our community. If you see any, please let us know.

Read more about what Harlem has to offer at www.HarlemCondolife.com (HCL).

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August 7th, 2010 by HarlemGuy

By HarlemGuy

Don’t forget to check out the variety of Harlem farmer’s markets this week. Below is our featured market.

http://www.localharvest.org/harlem-harvest-farmer-market-i-ii-M37654

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July 30th, 2010 by HarlemGuy

By HarlemGuy

Our recent posts on BBQing in Morningside Park continue to generate comments. We welcome the dialogue. Moreover we encourage our readers to present creative ideas for solving the problems raised in a way that is mutually beneficial for the community as a whole.

In the meantime this is a gentle reminder / public service announcement:

Please let’s all remember to feed the Big Belly Solar Powered trash compactors (and associated trash receptacles) after feeding ourselves (smiley face).

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July 30th, 2010 by HarlemGuy

By HarlemGuy

Check here for more details including special events.

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July 23rd, 2010 by HarlemGuy

By HarlemGuy

Reminder: Visit The Farmers Market in Harlem’s Morningside Park This weekend!!!

Check here for more details including special events.

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July 23rd, 2010 by HarlemGuy

By HarlemGuy

This is a gentle reminder recapping previous posts.

Our previous posts on BBQing in Morningside Park continue to generate comments. We welcome the dialogue. Moreover we encourage our readers to present creative ideas for solving the problems raised in a way that is mutually beneficial for the community as a whole.

In the meantime this is a gentle reminder / public service announcement:

Please let’s all remember to feed the Big Belly Solar Powered trash compactors (and associated trash receptacles) after feeding ourselves (smiley face).

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