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Sweet Spot Festival Sunday, May 25th at the West Harlem Pier!

Sweet Spot Festival is back!  Sunday, May 25th this holiday weekend there is something for everyone check out the vendors and great music line-up on the photo below.  You can also see more on there website as well as upcoming events sweetspotfestival.com

West Harlem Pier is located at 125th Street and West Side, just opposite of the Fairway.   Be sure to stop by and check it out this Sunday from 2-9pm.  See you there!


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Wine is back at 2235 Frederick Douglass Blvd

Out of the ashes of the FDB wineshop pioneer Harlem Vintage comes…….. Vintage Harlem. Under new ownership and new management, the warm, woody structure of the store hasn’t changed, but now there’s an expanded spirits section, more easily recognizable wines and a traditional merchandising-by-region setup.

The soft opening is now, and we look forward to discovering and definitely supporting the new Vintage Harlem.  Don’t forget to drop by, and check it out.





Health for Harlem – Eat less Salt!

Photo: A diverse group of people

By NativeNewYorker

According to the CDC (Centers for Disease Control), 9 out of 10 Americans have too much salt (sodium chloride) in their diets.  For those of us who have or are at risk for developing high blood pressure, reducing sodium intake is particularly important.

Food Labels

Not adding salt to cooked foods is a good first step but most of the salt we eat comes from processed foods and foods prepared in restaurants.  Sodium is already part of processed foods and cannot be removed but we can select lower sodium foods when possible and cook more foods ourselves, to better control how much sodium we eat.   Read the Nutrition Facts label while shopping 

Difference in Sodium

to find the lowest sodium options of your favorite foods.

According to a recent national CDC study, the leading sources of overall sodium consumption are bread and rolls, cold cuts/cured meats, pizza, poultry, soups, sandwiches such as cheeseburgers, cheese, pasta mixed dishes such as spaghetti with meat sauce, meat mixed dishes such as meatloaf with tomato sauce, and savory snacks like chips and pretzels. Together, these account for more than 40% of sodium consumption.  For kids, hotdogs and ready-to-eat cereals are in the top ten.   Click here to learn about things you can do at home, when eating in restaurants and while shopping to cut back on salt.

Announcing That Google Offers Beta Will Soon Deliver NYC Uptown Offerings

By HarlemGuy.
Google recently unveiled a beta version of a new tool called Google Offers (beta). The service is likely to challenge former upstarts / current incumbents LivingSocial, Groupon, etc.

I checked it out today for deals in Harlem. The best Google can do at the moment is search for “NYC Uptown” deals and sadly there are no available deals at the moment.

I look forward to what google can bring with this new offering. It would be great to see a service of this nature that offers a rich and frequent array of offerings from local community merchants.

Give it a test drive today and let Google know how they can better serve the Harlem community.

More About Google Offers (courtesy of Google)

Google Offers has been in beta testing for residents of Portland, OR for a while now. Google Offers will be tightly integrated into Google Wallet. You’ll be able to look for Google Offers from Google Search, Maps, Latitude, Shopper, and Google Offers itself. Once you find an offer that you’re interested in, just save it and it’ll automatically appear on your Google Wallet Android app. Once it’s time to pay, Google Wallet will automatically calculate the discounted price and pay with just one single tap. Putting an end to the hassle of finding coupons on a magazine, saving them, cutting them, and then finally showing it to the cashier. Finally, the whole service it’s wrapped up with a whole lot of security features. First, there’s the Google Wallet PIN, which you’ll need to enter every time you fire off the Google Wallet app. On top of that, Google has worked with OEMs to develop a special chip inside smartphones called the Secure Element. The chip protects all the data that’s stored inside Google Wallet.