May 24th, 2014 by harlemhouse

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!

DANCE!  MUSIC!  SHOP!  RELAX!

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May 7th, 2013 by tharealharlemista

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.

VINTAGE HARLEM

 

 

 

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March 12th, 2012 by Native New Yorker

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.

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June 20th, 2011 by HarlemGuy

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.

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April 15th, 2011 by Harlem Condo Life

By HarlemCondoLife
Several Harlemites have $20.11 posted on their Facebook or WeHarlem pages and it’s not a reminder of the current year.  It’s locals reminding us through social networks that it is restaurant and retail month right here in Harlem. From April 15 to May 15, select local businesses are offering special deals. If you’re wondering who is participating, see the complete list below.

Last year, I went to Chez Lucienne and enjoyed the meal and deal very much. I wonder where I should dine this year for this occasion?

And a big thanks to Harlem Park to Park, who is once again leading this effort to promote all the wonderful retail businesses we have right here in Harlem.

RESTAURANTS
67 ORANGE STREET   2082 Eighth Avenue
BIER INTERNATIONAL  2099 Eighth Avenue
CHEZ LUCIENNE  308 Lenox Avenue
CHOCOLAT RESTAURANT  2223 Eighth Avenue
GRAN PIATTO D’ORO  1429 Fifth Avenue
LIDO HARLEM  2168 Eighth Avenue
MOCA LOUNGE  2210 Eighth Avenue
NATIVE RESTAURANT  101 W. 118th Street
NECTAR WINE BAR  2235 Eighth Avenue
RED ROOSTER HARLEM  310 Lenox Avenue
RISTORANTE SETTEPANI  196 Lenox Avenue
SOCIETY COFFEE  2104 Eighth Avenue
SYLVIA’S RESTAURANT  328 Lenox Avenue

RETAIL/SERVICES
BIKRAM YOGA EAST HARLEM  4 E. 116th Street
FRANZ JAMES FLORAL BOUTIQUE  2114 Eighth Avenue
HARLEM FLO ATELIER    2292 Eighth Avenue
HARLEM FLO BOUTIQUE  2276 Eighth Avenue
HARLEM VINTAGE  2235 Eighth Avenue
LEVAIN BAKERY  2167 Eighth Avenue
MODSQUAD CYCLES  2119 Eighth Avenue

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November 22nd, 2010 by Harlem Condo Life

By HarlemGal
The Power of One has unveiled its holiday-themed campaign: Live. Love. Shop Harlem. “As the holiday season approaches, we are hoping that customers will come to Harlem as they go about their holiday shopping,” says Marva Allen, founder of The Power of One and co-owner of Hue-Man Bookstore. “We have a wealth of restaurants, boutiques, and entertainment establishments in Harlem.” This campaign officially kicks-off on Black Friday, November 26, with more than 50 Harlem-based businesses participating.
To participate in Love. Love. Shop Harlem, purchase The Power of One discount card online or at any of the participating stores for $1. Shoppers should then head to Harlem and visit the 50+ businesses that make up The Power of One. Each of these businesses, with The Power of One card, will afford customers a 10 percent discount anytime, not only during the holidays but throughout the year.

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November 14th, 2010 by Harlem Condo Life

By HarlemGal
Interested in shopping today, Sunday, November 14 along with a mimosa in hand? Then head on over to N Boutique at 119th Street and Lenox. Today, they are unveiling their  DESIGNER VINTAGE collection for women and men. N Boutique in Harlem is open on Sunday’s from 12 to 6pm!

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August 5th, 2010 by Native New Yorker

By NativeNewYorker

HCL has blogged about the new Target  in East River Plaza but I want to tell you about Harlem’s new Best Buy.  I had ordered a new printer online and was thrilled to find out I could pick it up at the Best Buy on 117th street.   The store is beautiful, spacious and the salespeople were friendly and helpful, (though perhaps a little inexperienced).  I was able to push my cart right out of the store, down the elevator, and right to where the Plaza has a taxi staging area with cabs lined up.   All in all, a very pleasant experience!

Best Buy

517 East 117th St

New York, NY 10035

Phone: 646-672-9959

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August 5th, 2010 by Native New Yorker

By NativeNewYorker

HCL has blogged about the new Target  in East River Plaza but I want to tell you about Harlem’s new Best Buy.  I had ordered a new printer online and was thrilled to find out I could pick it up at the Best Buy on 117th street.   The store is beautiful, spacious and the salespeople were friendly and helpful, (though perhaps a little inexperienced).  I was able to push my cart right out of the store, down the elevator, and right to where the Plaza has a taxi staging area with cabs lined up.   All in all, a very pleasant experience!

Best Buy

517 East 117th St

New York, NY 10035

Phone: 646-672-9959

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July 30th, 2010 by Harlem Condo Life

By HarlemGal for HarlemCondoLife

H&M and Uptown Magazine celebrated on July 29 the grand re-opening of H&M in Harlem, which is located on 125th Street between Lenox Avenue and Adam Clayton Powell, Jr. Blvd. The hosts packed the fashion retail store with more than 400 VIP guests, who were treated to great music, food and drinks and a first-hand look at all the clothing inside the store.

Some of the cool guests I was introduced to included Misa Hylton-Brim, a fashion stylist, who has worked with Queen Latifah and Lil Kim, Candi Lynn, a hip-hop artist and DJ Steel, a well-known spinner from the tri-state area. I also ran into well-known locals from Harlem, such as Melba Wilson, the owner of Melba’s. Her and I were chatting it up. Melba told me she catered the entire Target celebrity event that took place July 20. That’s awesome! Good for Melba.

Aside from the fascinating people at this event, the clothes were just as interesting. H&M had the whole place completely stocked with summer and fall clothes. There is so much to choose from-whether you’re looking for clothing for young adults, teenagers or kids clothing-H&M will have it and for a low price. I asked Hylton-Brim what she thought of the retailer. “It’s a great place to shop, not only for their reasonable prices, but for their quality of clothing.”

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