March 31st, 2013 by harlemcondolife

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Happy Easter Harlem from all of us here at HarlemCondoLife.  With Easter being such an important holiday for many of us here in Harlem (and around the globe) we hope you have a healthy and happy Easter with your family, friends and loved ones.  And take a little time to reflect and give thanks.  Be grateful for today and every day and for those less fortunate than you, send some extra love their way.  For those of you also going to church this morning, where are you having your Easter Sunday lunch/dinner?  Get ready Harlem, it is going to be a busy and blessed day!

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Thank you to all of our loyal readers and followers here at Harlem Condo Life after all these years.  We are happy and grateful to be able to help contribute our little part to the Harlem community at large.  We will continue to keep our blog and content positive, enjoyable and informative.  The original founders of HarlemCondoLife, HarlemCondoLife.com, @HarlemHCL are all still here (minus one) and we are HarlemGuy, NativeNewYorker, HarlemHouse and ICare4Harlem.  We are grateful to our guest bloggers who add various posts, breaking news and their own perspective and views on issues whenever they are able to help us out.  As we say in our Bio,  “We remain a group of friends from diverse backgrounds living in Harlem and sharing news and events with our community and around the globe.  Harlem is universal.  It is an identity known throughout the world.”  We are happy and blessed to be part of Harlem.

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January 31st, 2013 by harlemhouse

Where will you be watching, eating  and drinking in Harlem for the Super Bowl this Sunday???

If you need ideas it is not too late to make a reservation.  Here are several great places to choose between….

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Les Ambassades Bar & Restaurant

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Cove Lounge

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Ginny’s Supper Club

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The 5 and Diamond

 

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Billie’s Black Gourmet Soul

 

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The Corner Social

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December 31st, 2012 by harlemhouse
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New Years Eve Party at CORNER SOCIAL

What are we doing New Years Eve Harlem?  First off, there is no need to go downtown to celebrate, because our Harlem neighborhoods have everything you need right here!  Call in advance to make a reservation with your favorite place and find out EXACT details as Harlem is going to be busy tonight!

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LIDO HARLEM NYE DINNER AND PARTY

One of the  first restaurant bars to reach out to us was Lido on Frederick Douglass Boulevard.  Call and make a reservation.  They will be bringing in the New Year with a special dinner menu and drinks.

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JADO SUSHI HARLEM

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67 ORANGE STREET NYE PARTY!

More Harlem Hot Spots to consider are Corner Social (ad above), L Lounge (was told they will have a DJ spinning), The 5 and Diamond (listed below), 67 Orange Street (make a reservation space limited), Bier International, Cove Lounge, Ricardos, Billie’s Black, Cedric Bistro (Dinner is sold out but come in after 11pm to have drinks and fun), Harlem Tavern, Red Rooster and Ginny’s Supper Club.  New kids on the block Jado Sushi, Harlem Food Bar, and Maison Harlem are all three great suggestions as well.

It might be a difficult night to “bar hop” as many of the places listed  are reservations only for New Years Eve.  But make the rounds and try your luck if you do not have a reservation.  It’s not too late with many of these places to make your reservation though today. I know we have left many places out.  If we have, call and make sure they are open and celebrating tonight.  I believe Melbas is closed tonight for NYE but will be open for New Years Day.  Perfect hangover food!

2013 is going to be a great year I can just feel it!  So let’s get it started off right by bringing in the New Year TONIGHT IN HARLEM!!!

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Celebrate New Years Eve at The 5 and Diamond Restaurant!

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MAISON HARLEM CELEBRATES NYE!

(The 5 and Diamond dinner starts at 5pm and their inaugural NYE celebration kicks off at 10pm!  Try out new kids on the block Maison’s delicious food and drinks (above) and welcome them to the neighborhood.)

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RICARDO STEAK HOUSE NYE GOLD PARTY

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November 5th, 2012 by harlemhouse

Tomorrow is the big day.  The voting booths will be open early in the morning so make sure you vote before work, lunchtime, during your break or after work.

Here are a few suggestions in Harlem where you can watch the Presidential Election Results roll in.  Click on the links below to find out what each restaurant has planned.  I know many of them, including Lido, Melbas and Red Rooster will be serving specialty cocktails and patriotic drink specials.

Red Rooster

Remember to Vote tomorrow!!!  Then when the evening comes around it’s time to eat, drink and celebrate!

Red Rooster, Melba’sLido, Sylvia’s Lounge, Corner Social, The 5 and Diamond, Harlem Tavern, Creole Restaurant and Music Supper Club, Harlem Food Bar, Les Ambassades Bar & Restaurant, 67 Orange Street, Chocolat Restaurant Lounge, Bier International

Corner Social

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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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October 16th, 2012 by harlemhouse

Only 5 seats left for this exciting opportunity to attend The Harlem Pearl’s Opening dinner & lecture tonight at The 5 and Diamond Restaurant at 7pm.  The dinner is happening before the Presidential Debate and at 9pm “5 and Diamond” will show the Presidential Debate as well.

Please call  646-684-4662 or email (see flyer) to make a reservation and help welcome restaurant rows newest addition The Harlem Pearl.

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October 15th, 2012 by harlemhouse

Stop the DJ, pause your iPod and for 2 hours Oct 16 at 9pm watch the second Presidential Debate.  If you are looking for a place, Harlem Food Bar will be one of several showing the debate Tuesday at 9PM here in Harlem.  For 2 hours CNN political correspondent Candy Crowley will moderate President Barack Obama and Governor Mitt Romney in this Town Hall style format.

For the first debate I was in Miami and asked a buddy/DJ friend of mine “what bar/lounge is the best place to watch the debate here in South Beach?” he said “Why? nowhere”  He was right we ended up at our hotel lounge which was lacking quite a bit of… shall we say flavor and was mostly routing for… shall we say the other guy.  Needless to say it is great to be back in NYC and specifically Harlem and have as many options as we do to view the debates.  Thanks to places like Harlem Food Bar, Lido’s, The 5 and DiamondCorner Social and other Harlem businesses that help to keep us informed and send the message that this Presidential Election is  an important one for Harlem and for our Country’s future.

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October 10th, 2012 by harlemhouse

You’re invited…

THE HARLEM PEARL – 4 DAY DETOX

The Harlem Pearl’s Opening Dinner and Lecture

Join us for the launch of The Lyn-Genet Plan’s The Harlem Pearl

Tuesday, October 16 at 7pm – Lecture and dinner

The 5 and Diamond Restaurant

2072 Frederick Douglass Boulevard

(located between 112th and 113th Streets)

$45 for a 4-course tasting menu

Lyn-Genet will be giving a lecture on The Plan and we will be serving food from The Plan cookbook.  Attendees who wish to purchase the 4 Day Detox from The Harlem Pearl will also receive free 4 days of free nutritional support with a Plan nutritionist!
This is for return and new clients so please spread the word to YOUR friends and family!  Space is limited, please RSVP to maggie@lyngenet.com.
 
  

*Previous Post about The Harlem Pearl on HarlemCondoLife.

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October 8th, 2012 by harlemhouse

Columbus Day Brunch all day at The 5 and Diamond until 4pm.  Dinner from 5:30 – 10:30.

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October 7th, 2012 by harlemhouse

We have just received the new date for the dinner and lecture / conversation for The Harlem Pearl to be held at The 5 and Diamond Restaurant.  It will be on October 16th.  Please see the original information below and don’t forget to make a reservation.  See you there.

You’re invited…

THE HARLEM PEARL – 4 DAY DETOX

 
The Harlem Pearl’s Opening Dinner and Lecture

Join us for the launch of The Lyn-Genet Plan’s The Harlem Pearl!

NEW DATE October 16 at 7pm – Lecture and dinner

The 5 and Diamond Restaurant

2072 Frederick Douglass Boulevard

(located between 112th and 113th Streets)

New York, NY 10026

$45 for a 4-course tasting menu

Lyn-Genet will be giving a lecture on The Plan and we will be serving food from The Plan cookbook.
Attendees who wish to purchase the 4 Day Detox from The Harlem Pearl will also receive free 4 days of free nutritional support with a Plan nutritionist!

The Lyn-Genet Plan is not a diet. It is a way of eating that will help you lose weight, reverse the aging process, and fight disease. Through The Plan, you will learn that your weight is nothing more than data and from this data we learn how your body reacts to certain foods. Once you determine your ‘trigger’ foods and learn how to create your own menus through working one-on-one with a nutritionist, you will be able to achieve and maintain your personal health goals.

This is for return and new clients so please spread the word to YOUR friends and family!
Space is limited, please RSVP to maggie@lyngenet.com.

The Plan and The 5 and Diamond!

We’re excited to let you know you can purchase days 1-4 of The Lyn-Genet Plan from the soon to be opened Harlem Pearl! Looking for a wonderful restaurant experience? Eduardo Polit, acclaimed executive chef of The 5 and Diamond, is now serving Plan friendly food for lunch and dinner.

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