March 7th, 2011 by Harlem Condo Life


By HarlemGal for HarlemCondoLife
The tax deadline for filing 2010 income taxes is about six weeks away! Have you completed filing your taxes? If not, there is a new business in the area that can assist!

The good folks over at Jet Income Tax have contacted us saying they are open for business at 2112 Frederick Douglass Blvd. and are available to assist with your tax preparation needs! During tax season, they’re open from Monday through Sunday from 9 AM to 8 PM. According to Marisa Louis, the owner, Jet offers an array of services for the Harlem community, such as bookkeeping for small businesses, financial advice, tax audits, and state sales tax and payroll tax preparation.

So if you’re looking for help in dealing with the tax man, here is one resource in Harlem to consider!

Jet Income Tax
2112 Frederick Douglass Blvd.
New York NY 10026
Office: 212-932-3200
Fax: 212-932-3290

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September 24th, 2010 by Harlem Condo Life

Frederick Douglass Blvd. street sign

Frederick Douglass Blvd is in the news again! Some entities are clearly getting it that FDB from 110th Street to 125th Street is the place to be! DNAinfo.com and The New York Times have recently filed stories about FDB and how it’s experiencing a boom in drinking and eating establishments. These articles even mention the buzz words “restaurant row.” Hmm…sounds familiar?

Frederick Douglass Blvd. (Circa 2008)

On September 23, DNAinfo wrote about the booming restaurant and bar business along FDB.  It was a good story. They introduced us to new information about what the Livmor is up to with their commercial space. However, I was wondering why they left out other notable places, such as Mojo, Billie’s Black Bar, Questan’s and Cafe Amrita? Amrita is at the base of 110th and FDB. Mojo and Billie’s are technically on 119th Street, they are less than a block away from FDB and Mojo and Questan’s opened for business in the last five years. I think all these venues deserved a mention in DNAinfo and The Times. Also, why not mention the proposed Cupcake Suite opening on FDB, Aloft Hotel or the rumored Busboys and Poets coming to Harlem? I guess there is so much action happening on or near FDB, it is a challenge for these news outlets to keep track!

Frederick Douglass Blvd. today

In addition, I noticed that both publications did not mention much about vacant commercial space. What are The Douglass and Gateway Condominiums planning for their commercial space? I would bet that they are aggressively trying to sell their space. I hear Society Cafe is interested in expanding their space right next door once Gateway finishes their construction. If that ends up being true, that would be great for them. They appear to have outgrown their current space.

Overall, it is awesome media coverage for Harlem once again. I love it! Out of the two articles, I will end with my favorite quote from Chris Pollok, co-owner of bier international. “My sense is that this [Frederick Douglass Blvd.] is going to be the Restaurant Row of Harlem.” I will drink to that, Chris! Strawberry beer, please!

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August 17th, 2010 by HarlemGuy

By HarlemGuy

Another election is upon us.  And in our very own locale of Harlem on Frederick Douglass Boulevard and 114th street, in the commercial space on the ground floor of the Douglass Condominium, is the Voter Registration Office for our local pol Bill Perkins. 

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 Stop by to get informed and/or educated about how to make the voting process work for Harlem!

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November 18th, 2009 by HarlemGuy

By HarlemGuy

I’ve come to view Frederick Douglass Boulevard (F.D.B, which is Central Park West above 110th a.k.a 8the Avenue) between 110 and 125th as Harlem’s Gold Coast, from a resident’s perspective. 

  • Nestled adjacent to two kid-friendly parks – Central and Morningside
  • Easy access to the Hudson River, it’s great promenades and a wide variety of recreational and dining opportunities
  • Accessible by all major local and express West Side subway lines (1,2,3,A,B,C,D)
  • Several publish libraries
  • Within walking distance to several magnet/charter schools
  • Quick access to Metro North and LGA airport
  • Down the hill from Columbia University and Broadway
  • In the gateway to Harlem including all the shopping, entertainment and culture that Harlem has to offer for residents and tourists alike
  • Is exploding with housing and restaurants

In terms of real estate the newest edition is The Douglass Condominium at 114th and F.D.B. 

credit: TheDouglass Web Site

The word on the street is that they are very nicely appointed. 

I plan to take a look for myself.

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November 18th, 2009 by HarlemGuy

By HarlemGuy

I’ve come to view Frederick Douglass Boulevard (F.D.B, which is Central Park West above 110th a.k.a 8the Avenue) between 110 and 125th as Harlem’s Gold Coast, from a resident’s perspective. 

  • Nestled adjacent to two kid-friendly parks – Central and Morningside
  • Easy access to the Hudson River, it’s great promenades and a wide variety of recreational and dining opportunities
  • Accessible by all major local and express West Side subway lines (1,2,3,A,B,C,D)
  • Several publish libraries
  • Within walking distance to several magnet/charter schools
  • Quick access to Metro North and LGA airport
  • Down the hill from Columbia University and Broadway
  • In the gateway to Harlem including all the shopping, entertainment and culture that Harlem has to offer for residents and tourists alike
  • Is exploding with housing and restaurants

In terms of real estate the newest edition is The Douglass Condominium at 114th and F.D.B. 

credit: TheDouglass Web Site

The word on the street is that they are very nicely appointed. 

I plan to take a look for myself.

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