January 14th, 2013 by harlemhouse
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240 Manhattan Avenue

We have all been watching and waiting as we previously posted Construction Begins on 110th and Manhattan back in May of 2012, and now things seem to be taking off at a rapid speed.   The name of this project is 240 Manhattan Avenue (by owner: 110 Manhattan Ave Equities LLC.)

This future 22 story condominium on 110th Street and Manhattan Avenue has had a lot of activity lately and the structure is now visible from behind the fence.  After speaking with a gentleman on the listed telephone number at the construction site, he informed me that the building is still scheduled to be completed by January, 2014.

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A rendering of the new condo

With this prime location on West 110th and Manhattan Ave.,  240 Manhattan Avenue will provide views of both Central Park and Morningside Park.  It is located just one block away from Frederick Douglass Boulevard Harlem’s Restaurant Row.  There is also a subway entrance on the block as well as Central Market across the street, a Dry Cleaners,  Cafe Amrita and many other conveniences all within an arms reach.

Harlem Condo Life will continue to watch, wait and see if they reach their expected completion date of January, 2014.

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240 Manhattan Avenue

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January 5th, 2013 by HarlemGuy

I first noticed this trend when visiting Amy Ruth’s when I first moved to Harlem. Then a few years ago as Harlem Tavern settled into the neighborhood. And now more recently with several nabe newbies – hip local watering hole Harlem Food Bar and the elegant and tasty Jado Sushi.

The concept of extending the indoors to the out-of-doors in a modest or spectacular yet always tasteful and utilitarian manner is on point in Harlem!

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December 10th, 2012 by tharealharlemista

More improvements seem to be happening at the site of the new wine bar/kitchen Vinateria on 119th and Frederick Douglass Boulevard. Last week crews were spotted painting the building front black.

The proprietor, Mrs. Yvette Leeper-Bueno teamed up with Gabriela and Gustavo Lopez who worked at downtown hotspots Son Cubano, Boqueria, Lupa and Wallse, amongst others.  Gustavo Lopez will be developing Vinateria’s menu and daily specials, and Gabriela Davogustto will be developing their wine and beverage program.  Apparently they looked for a year and a half for the right space in Harlem, and had a few different places under negotiation that fell through, including underneath the Gateway Towers. In this address, they have now expanded their concept from just a winebar to a full food and wine offerings with an Italian/global influence.

Their Facebook has been up since summertime but no new info. Other wine- oriented places like Nectar and Auberge Laurent haven’t fared so well in this area but perhaps now is the time. We can’t wait for this to open!

https://www.facebook.com/vinaterianyc

 

 

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December 8th, 2012 by harlemcondolife

Aloft Harlem

Condé Nast Traveller selected and reviewed the hippest bars, eateries and unique places in Harlem this week.

Did your favorite spot make the list? Find out which after-hours bars, chic restaurants, hotels and quirky shops are on their list here.

(Aloft Harlem, Harlem Tavern, 67 Orange Street, The 5 and Diamond Restaurant, Red Rooster, bier international, Sylvia’s Restaurant, Jado Sushi, Chez Lucienne, Harlem Food Bar, Levain Bakery, Apollo Theater, Corner Social, Vault, Demolition Depoton 125th Street, Malcolm Shabazz Harlem Market, Marjorie Eliot, The Studio Museum in Harlem, Lenox Coffee, Astor Row, Maysles Cinema, Hotel Theresa…)
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November 15th, 2012 by harlemhouse

The L Lounge

If you have not yet stopped by the L Lounge in Harlem, you are definitely missing out.  Visually it is an attractive hang out space with its colorful brightly lit bar and smooth comfortable lounge area located on the corner of Frederick Douglass Boulevard and 115th Street.  Many nights you can catch some live jazz as well which only adds to the ambience.

Stop in Tuesday through Saturdays and visit with one of the friendly bartenders next time you are looking for a spot to meet up with your friends.

See our previous post by NativeNewYorker on L Lounge and it’s connection to Londel Davis, owner of  Londel’s Supper Club.

The L Lounge
2141 Frederick Douglass Boulevard
New York, NY 10026
(Neighborhood Bar: Harlem)

(212) 961-1010

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November 11th, 2012 by harlemhouse

What a great idea.  Fresh, quality sushi dinner coupled with a bottle of wine in the comfort of your home.

Jado Sushi in Harlem is excited to announce that they are begining a delivery service on Monday the 12th!!

Check out their website www.jadosushi.com to see the menu and delivery info.

But don’t stop there.  They can also pickup wines from The Winery for you and deliver them with the food.  Just call The Winery at 212-222-4866 to place an order. Let the sales staff know that your order should go with the food.  They will take care of the rest.  To see the selection of wines, go to www.thewineryonline.com

Jado Sushi
2118 Frederick Douglass Blvd, NYC 10026
(bet 114th St.  and 115th St.)
tel:212-866-2118
info@jadosushi.com

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November 3rd, 2012 by Icare4Harlem

Roast Chicken with Apricot Sauce

When my friend asked me to meet him at the 5 and Diamond Restaurant on Frederick Douglass Blvd. in Harlem, I just assumed it would be a chance to catch up over a nice meal.  As I entered the restaurant, I suddenly realized that there was a special event occurring but I was completely unaware of the contents.  In one of those “Now what am I going to do?” moments, it became apparent that leaving would be awkward but staying might mean enduring a lecture type evening after a long day of work.  To my surprise and delight, the subject matter happened to be of great interest to me.

Lyn-Genet Recitas, Executive Director of Nutrition, of The Lyn-Genet Plan, presented an interesting and informative approach to weight loss, health, and reversing the aging process. There were numerous concepts and examples given during the presentation but what stood out in my mind was the idea that food often promoted as being “healthy” among the general population could, in fact, be a “reactive food” thus inducing an inflammatory response in others.  This reaction has an overall effect on your health.

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Ms. Recitas’ approach was not an all-encompassing diet plan marketed for the masses but rather an individualized assessment to identify acceptable food and eliminate reactive food specific to each person’s needs.  Her ideas may be of interest to those people who have attempted to address health issues solely through radical diets and/or medication—each having its own side effects.

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The bonus in the evening was a lovely three-course meal consisting of a Carrot Soup Shooter, Mixed Salad Greens, Vegetable Timbale, Roast Chicken, Lamb Shepherd’s Pie, or Red Snapper, and a Berries, Chocolate, and Whipped Cream dessert.  All items were prepared by the 5 and Diamond Restaurant utilizing a variety of herbs and spices and minimizing the use of sodium. Owners of the 5 and Diamond Restaurant plan to open The Harlem Pearl, located on 112th St. and Frederick Douglass Blvd. Followers of the Lyn-Genet Plan will be able to purchase her 4-Day Detox meals on a “to go” basis.

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I have not had a personal experience with Ms. Recitas’ Plan but feel that her program warrants further investigation.  For a more in-depth explanation, go to http://lyngenet.com/the-plan/, to assist in formulating your own opinion.

The Plan

153 Main St.

Dobbs Ferry, NY 10522

www.lygenet.com

Email: theplan@lyngenet.com

twitter@lyngenet 646.330.4769

 

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October 21st, 2012 by harlemhouse
The 5 and Diamond Restaurant

Kersten Stevens, jazz & gospel violinist

The 5 and Diamond presents
an inspirational and soul-filled evening with

THE LAVENDER LIGHT GOSPEL CHOIR

Tuesday, October 23rd, 7:30pm

$75 per person
includes 4-course dinner with champagne toast
Guest chef from Florence, Italy, Patricio D’Andrea

Please call 917-860-4444 to RSVP
Seats are limited!

About The Lavender Light Gospel Choir

Founded in 1985, The Lavender Light Gospel Choir is a mixed choir of women and men who believe that music can heal the world! It is the world’s fi rst and only LGBT, non-denominational gospel choir that encompasses many ethnic and spiritual backgrounds. The Lavender Light Gospel Choir is dedicated to keeping alive the black gospel music tradition in an environment supportive to lesbian and gay people and strives to be a visible force in this world, offering strength, peace and hope to all. They build bridges within the community and heal souls through the sheer power of music.

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October 20th, 2012 by harlemhouse

Blue Moscow Mule (Blue Donkey)

I don’t know if you are as revved up as we are for the 3rd and final Presidential Debate but if you are swing by LIDO in Harlem.  This Monday, October 22nd they will show the Debate at 9pm keeping in the spirit of things with Patriotic Drink Specials!  

Come out and celebrate.  Lets’ make it a night to remember!

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October 18th, 2012 by HarlemGuy

IN THE SPIRIT

The 5 and Diamond Restaurant presentsKERSTEN STEVENS & Friends
“ACOUSTIC SOUL-SET”Tonight, October 18, 2012 7:30pm

$45 Pre-Fixe Menu with a Champagne Toast
David Martinez, Executive Chef
Featuring the Signature “In the Spirit” Cocktail
RSVP A MUST! Reserve now  646-684-4662

Back by popular demand!  Tonight Kersten will be performing acoustic style, featuring David Rosenthal on guitar, Steve Kroon on percussion and Miriam Sullivan on bass.

About Kersten Stevens

Kersten has opened for President Obama, Ray Charles, Denzel Washington, and performed with world-renowned jazz violinist Regina Carter. A three-time Amateur Night at the Apollo winner and a three-time “Showtime at the Apollo” champion, she currently serves as the on-camera personality and social media correspondent for Amateur Night at the Apollo.

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