June 25th, 2013 by HarlemGuy

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We came across this Mega Fruit Stand on the corner of Frederick Douglass Boulevard and 116th facing Harlem Tavern late Saturday night. A group of us friends leaving tavern bought fresh fruit for juicing, for breakfast and for the week.

Huge variety and quantity. Good prices. Friendly service.

Would love to see them add a juicer and payment via Square. We hope that this stand stays throughout the summer with late hours.

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May 23rd, 2013 by harlemhouse

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Things seem to be coming along for the opening of Barawine neighborhood restaurant on the bright sunny corner of Lenox Ave Malcolm X Boulevard and 120th Street.  After leaving the opening of Harlem Shake the other day, we walked 4 blocks down on Lenox to check on the progress of Barawine.  Nicely situated on the north east corner of the avenue next to the charming Settepani restaurant.   This will add to this section of Lenox Avenue where further up there are a cluster of restaurants Sylvia’s, Les Ambassades, Corner Social, Red Rooster, Cove Lounge, Chez Lucienne and the new Harlem Shake.

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The signage which use to read coming soon Winter 2013 now says Spring 2013.  I predict soon it will read Summer 2013 as they appear to be a few weeks away from their opening day.  Word on the street (and from one of the workman who will remain nameless) said they were waiting on their liquer license and clearance for outdoor seating.  We are hopeful for this new addition to the neighborhood in Harlem.  Stay tuned for further information and their official opening date.

Barawine
200 Lenox Avenue Malcolm X Boulevard
New York, NY 10027

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March 15th, 2013 by HarlemGuy

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HarlemCondoLife is honoured to be featured in AMNewYork’s excellent two full-page spread on South Harlem (SoHa).  The piece by reporter Lisa Fraser appeared on 3/14 in AMNewYork’s paper and digital editions.

The piece is well written and provides a great deal of history and current reference information about  this little corner of the village of Harlem.   Including  real estate, transportation, education, shopping, eating, the arts, the parks, the people and “the buzz”.

Below is one of several quotes:

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The article makes clear that this slice of Harlem continues to mature from when we  first coined it Harlem’s Restaurant Row into something even more special.  A place that we – the current writers for HarlemCondoLife.com,  all of whom are original founders as well – call “home”.

We want to thank AMNewYork’s Lisa Fraser for reaching out to us a few weeks back and including HarlemCondoLife.com in the research for her article.

Click here to read the full article.

Click here to see more press coverage featuring HarlemCondoLife.com, including the New York Times.

Herve’ Jean-Baptiste a.k.a HarlemGuy | Current writer for and an original founder of  HarlemCondoLife.com.

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March 14th, 2013 by harlemcondolife

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A friend to Harlem Condo Life informed us that Bad Horse Pizza had a fire the other night.  There were 4 fire trucks and a window had to be broken to put out the fire.  Other than that there was minimal damage done, thankfully.  It was a small fire and they were open for business the following day.

We’re glad that it didn’t turn into anything more major and that their business was not affected.

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March 9th, 2013 by harlemhouse

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With an extra hour of daylight this weekend we have more time to have fun!  Head over to The 5 and Diamond for Saturdays and Sunday Brunch.

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March 1st, 2013 by harlemhouse

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Looks like very soon and hopefully any day now Vinateria will be opening their door to New York in Harlem.  After speaking with one of the owners recently about what we can expect from them, it remains pretty much the same as what we posted a few months back (see previous post) Vinateria Coming Along In Harlem.  Gustavo Lopez will be developing Vinateria’s menu and daily specials, and Gabriela Davogustto will be developing their wine and beverage program.

The concept behind Vinateria is expected to be a full food and wine offerings with an Italian/global influence.  Sounds good to me.  A corner location for a new restaurant is always a plus , Melba’s, Lido, Chocolàt, Maison Harlem and now soon Vinateria. Stay tuned for our menu review and opening announcements coming soon.

Find them on their Facebook page for updates and additional information.

https://www.facebook.com/vinaterianyc

Vinateria Harlem
2211 Frederick Douglass Blvd.
New York, New York

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February 18th, 2013 by harlemcondolife

Slave: Escaping The Chains of Freedom (Volume 1)


New From: $18.95 USD In Stock

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February 7th, 2013 by harlemhouse

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A friend to our blog let us know that an episode of “Selling New York” will air tonight on the HGTV channel with many Harlem businesses represented.

From what I am told, you can expect to see on this particular episode the very popular 5 and Diamond Restaurant on Frederick Douglass Boulevard, Cedric French Bistro located on 119th Street, and Harlem’s famous Make my Cake on 116th Street.

Here is a clip from an episode of SELLING NEW YORK.

Already a fan of HGTV’s “Selling New York”, “House Hunters” and “House Hunters International” we are especially looking forward to seeing “our Harlem” represented on this new episode of Selling New York.  FYI, this is the third time Harlem has been represented on Selling New York.  We here at HarlemCondoLife are not at all surprised to see more attention coming to Harlem.

Make sure to tune in tonight  to “Selling New York” on HGTV at 6:30pm.

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January 24th, 2013 by harlemcondolife

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Today’s Motto From Harlem “LOVE”
on the window of Frederick Cafe Bistro on restaurant row.  Located on the corner of Frederick Douglass Boulevard and 114th Street.

Stop in for a hot cup of coffee and try their pastries, paninis and salads.  The comfortable setting is a great spot to work on your laptop.  Next time you are passing by drop in and check out Frederick Cafe Bistro.
(breakfast, lunch, dinner, coffee, pastries)

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January 21st, 2013 by HarlemGuy

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One of the long standing bodegas on Harlem’s Restaurant Row on 8th Ave and 114th st. will close in March due to rising rents.

The bodega was often a lifesaver for us.

We will miss them.

Best of luck.

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