June 6th, 2011 by HarlemGuy

By HarlemGuy

The New York Times recently wrote about a city-wide beer garden craze (there are apparently 54 beer gardens in the city, according to Beer Gardens NYC, a nine-month-old iPhone application dedicated to tracking them).

Among those mentioned:  Hallo Berlin, Radegast Hall, Studio SquareMission DoloresLa BirreriaBohemian Hall and Beer GardenZum SchneiderLoreley Killmeyer’sBerry ParkDogfish Head, ,Bierhaus NYC and Local West.

Notably absent was any mention of our favorite Bier International.   So we wanted to take this opportunity to share some of our posts on this incredible destination.

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June 6th, 2011 by HarlemGuy

By HarlemGuy

The New York Times recently wrote about a city-wide beer garden craze (there are apparently 54 beer gardens in the city, according to Beer Gardens NYC, a nine-month-old iPhone application dedicated to tracking them).

Among those mentioned:  Hallo Berlin, Radegast Hall, Studio SquareMission DoloresLa BirreriaBohemian Hall and Beer GardenZum SchneiderLoreley Killmeyer’sBerry ParkDogfish Head, ,Bierhaus NYC and Local West.

Notably absent was any mention of our favorite Bier International.   So we wanted to take this opportunity to share some of our posts on this incredible destination.

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January 2nd, 2011 by Harlem Condo Life

By HarlemCondoLife
After a few days off for the holidays, I am still catching up on my reading about Harlem. Today, I stumbled across this article about low-budget restaurants that stood out in 2010. Out of 15 restaurants listed by The New York Times, Kuti’s, located in Harlem at 355 West 116th Street, was named one of “the best of casual restaurants reviewed in 2010 proved that delicious doesn’t have to mean expensive.”

Kuti’s opened up in the first business quarter of 2010 (March) and is owned by Abdhul Traore, who also happens to be the chef!

Congrats to Kuti’s in Harlem and Mr. Traore on the accolade. May there by many more!

Kuti’s
355 West 116th Street (between Manhattan and Morningside Avenues)
212- 222-1127
Take the B or C Subway line to 116th Street!

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December 13th, 2010 by Harlem Condo Life

By HarlemCondoLife
The New York Times Diner’s Journal is reporting today that Red Rooster, located at 310 Lenox Avenue in Harlem, will open this Friday, December 17, for dinner only! The Times even has a copy of the menu. Click here to view the menu!
After many months of planning and boat loads of media coverage, I wonder if the downtown and/or uptown crowds will check out Marcus Samuelsson’s new restaurant the weekend it opens or will patrons wait until after the Christmas holiday? I might skip on over there, but not completely sure.
What about you? Tell us! Will you try to get reservations to Red Rooster this weekend or will you wait?

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December 6th, 2010 by Harlem Condo Life

By HarlemCondoLife
My favorite boulevard has been featured – once again – bright and big!  This time in The New York Daily News.  The article talks about all the “chic boutiques, restaurants and cocktail lounges the have cropped up on Frederick Douglass Boulevard above 110th St” in the last few years. It mentions Frederick Douglass Circle, MODSquad, bier international, 67 Orange, Patisserie des Ambassades and more.  The article even takes a page right out of HarlemGuy’s word playbook by stating “realtors call this bustling stretch of Eighth Avenue Harlem’s Gold Coast.” As with the other positive articles about Harlem, such as in The New York Times or The Wall Street Journal, I love this clip right up there with others!

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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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September 20th, 2009 by Harlem Condo Life

By HarlemGal

Photo by The New York Times

Photo by The New York Times

As a Harlemite, I get tickled pink when I see The New York Times feature our neighborhood…again. They featured some excellent places to hang out in this weekend’s edition, however let’s not forget there is a ton more in our fabulous neighborhood of Harlem to visit than the Times mentions.  They could have referenced Nectar or 67 Orange or even the Apollo Theater as places to visit. Then again there is only so much copy space in a print and online publication. That’s why blog sites such as HarlemCondoLife, HarlemOneStop, Harlem+Bespoke and UptownFlavor are here as another option to learn more about Harlem! If your wondering where to go in Harlem, any of these blog sites can assist!

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July 8th, 2009 by Harlem Condo Life

By HarlemGal

I just want to give a shout out to UPTOWNflavor for writing an insightful, well thought out response regarding a recent article in The NY Times about Harlem and the real estate market.

THANK YOU  UPTOWNflavor. Click here to read her article.

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