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Harlem In The Hamptons (or is it The Hamptons In Harlem)?


credit: Levain Bakery

By HarlemGuy                                                                                                                                 One of my favorite pastimes while traveling is looking for references to Harlem.

So I was pleasantly surprised to see the following roadside sign while driving back from a recent trip to Amaganset in the Hamptons.

Curious, I ran in to confirm what I suspected.  As many of you may know we have a Levain Bakery right here in Harlem’s Gold Coast / Restaurant row, on the West Side of Frederick Douglass Boulevard, between 116th and 117th.  A few steps away from Harlem Tavern, Lido, and a few blocks away from Melba’s, Society, Five & Diamond, Bier International and Zoma, to name just a few.

That being said I took the opportunity to stop by, spend a moment with one of the owners and the staff who were of course suitably dressed.  I particularly loved the Harlem 10026 T-shirt!

I love that we have a little piece of the Hamptons in Harlem.  Better yet, I love that there’s a little bit of Harlem in the Hamptons.

This is made all the sweeter (no pun intended) when you consider that Levain bakery is also one of Oprah’s favorites.

And of course my favorite cookie is what else but Dark Chocolate Chocolate Chip.

Of which I promptly purchased several.

In Harlem, of course (smile).

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Swing by in Harlem to get your ‘I love Harlem’ t-shirt

By HarlemGal for HarlemCondoLife
A few weeks ago I was enjoying a nice evening at Mojo in Harlem during their reverse happy hour. I noticed the wait staff had on these attractive t-shirts that said ‘I love Harlem.’ I quickly asked: where can I get that t-shirt? The person told me to go by Swing, the concept store located at 1960 Adam Clayton Powell Jr. Blvd. right on the corner of 118th Street. So I did just that! I quickly bought two!
I really wanted this t-shirt because it’s light weight, comes in cool colors and the words ‘I love Harlem’ are spelled out in cursive. Generally, you see those touristy tees with the big red heart on them and the say New York. That’s ok, but I wanted a t-shirt that was more specific and could be used as a conversation starter. This t-shirt from Swing will do. That’s why I bought two of them at $20 each. Not bad of a price. I have purchased items at Bebenoir and N Boutique for the same amount.
If you like these ‘I love Harlem’ t-shirts like I do, hurry up to Swing in Harlem. They just got a new shipment in where they are fully stocked with both adult and children’s t-shirts. The children’s tees are $15. And Swing has a French spelling tee for children that says ‘J’adore Harlem.’ I believe that translates to ‘I adore Harlem.’ How cute is that for a child?
If there are any questions about how much ‘I love Harlem,’ I will now point to my new tee!

N Boutique T-shirt says “Harlem is the new Black”

By HarlemGal

N Harlem New York

N Harlem New York

N Harlem New York is starting their pre-publicity for its fall opening on Lenox Avenue. They are offering customers the opportunity to purchase their “Harlem is the new Black” t-shirt in advance of the opening. Click here for details.

As for the trademark, “Harlem is the new Black,” I like it! It is very similar to the quotes by Tina Fey and Tracy Morgan from Saturday Night Live: “Bitch is the new Black” and “If Black is the new bitch, then Black is the new President….”  What do you think of N’s new slogan tee?

N Boutique T-shirt says "Harlem is the new Black"

By HarlemGal

N Harlem New York

N Harlem New York

N Harlem New York is starting their pre-publicity for its fall opening on Lenox Avenue. They are offering customers the opportunity to purchase their “Harlem is the new Black” t-shirt in advance of the opening. Click here for details.

As for the trademark, “Harlem is the new Black,” I like it! It is very similar to the quotes by Tina Fey and Tracy Morgan from Saturday Night Live: “Bitch is the new Black” and “If Black is the new bitch, then Black is the new President….”  What do you think of N’s new slogan tee?