February 8th, 2014 by Herve Jean-Baptiste

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Jack Dorsey (co-founder and co-creator of Twitter and founder and CEO of Square, a mobile payments company), connects with entrepreneurs with businesses based in Harlem, in this fascinating interview.

Featured businesses include Harlem Skin Clinic and Astor Row Cafe.

This interview follows Dorsey’s recent appearance at the Apollo, courtesy of Square’s “Let’s Talk” series, which we first posted about on December 13th 2013.

Says Dorsey about Harlem:  “There’s an electricity in the air.  It’s one of the reasons we chose Harlem for this event.”

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December 13th, 2013 by HarlemGuy

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Jack Dorsey is a co-founder of Twitter and founder and CEO of mobile payments processor Square.

He will appear at the Apollo Theater next week as part of Square’s nationwide “Let’s Talk” series.

The goal is to bring small businesses together to create a climate of collaboration.

“There is an electricity in Harlem especially around merchants who helped to stabilize the neighborhood,” said Dorsey, who added he visited Red Rooster just a few months ago. “We believe its our responsibility to not just build services and software but to make sure there is a venue for conversations.”

Seven Brown, owner of Harlem Skin Clinic, will sit on the panel along with the owners of Astor Row Cafe, Hue-Man Bookstore and the executive director of Maysles Institute.

The Harlem “Lets Talk” event will take place Tuesday, Dec. 17, starting at 6 p.m. at the Apollo Theater, 253 W 125th Street. Small business owners can RSVP here.

via Twitter Founder Jack Dorsey Brings Small Business Talk to Harlem – Central Harlem – DNAinfo.com New York.

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July 19th, 2013 by harlemcondolife

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Don’t forget to follow us on twitter for daily updates @HarlemHCL.  We post a lot of things over there that we don’t always post over here.  Daily tweets on Harlem events, updates, real estate, reminders, canceled events, restaurants, music & more.  We also always “Follow Back.”

There is a lot to do this weekend in Harlem. Check us out on twitter and see… @HarlemHCL
Have a great weekend!  HarlemCondoLife.com.

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June 28th, 2013 by tharealharlemista

photo[4]photo[3]Last night when I exited the subway at 125th street, there were groups of people looking at the sky and pointing. Of course, I looked up too……but saw nothing.  Shrugging my shoulders I started walking south when I saw a light streak across the sky, disappear behind a building , appear on the other side, then fly off into the distance.  Then I saw another.  And another.  Lights streaking through the twilight sky. I couldn’t make out what what they were. Drones? Saucers? The Spielberg movie “War of the Worlds” started running through the back of my head… I was getting concerned.

A man with a desperate look in his eyes stopped me on 123rd street and said “Please tell me you see these things flying in the sky. What are they??!! I can’t get a picture of them. I think I’m going crazy! Do you see them??!!”

“I do see them, this is freaky! WHAT ARE THEY???” One more, then another went diagonally through the sky toward Morningside Park. I tried to take decent shots for posterity but it was all happening so fast… I just kept it moving– turning quickly down 121st st, longing for safety of my apartment.

Finally, walking past P.S. 76 A Philip Randolph School, I happened upon the explanation. Neighbors were in the schoolyard launching Chinese Flying Lanterns.  Kids were laughing and running around, folks were clapping and oohing and ahhing with glee as each floated upward.

I vaguely wondered what the occasion was but mostly I sighed in relief (and slight embarrassment). My Harlem UFO fears were assuaged.

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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.





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April 9th, 2013 by harlemhouse

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Summer is almost here Harlem and so is the Sweet Spot festival summer season.  This year’s kick-off will be held on May 26, 2013 from 3-9pm at the beautiful West Harlem Pier.  This is a great event for the whole family to enjoy.

Below is a note from the sponsor with information on this Harlem event as well as photos and local press coverage from last year.  If you are a vender interested in participating fill out the form and join in the fun.  See you all there!

Sweet Spot Festival is looking for vendors to participate in the Sweet Spot Festival Market Place in Harlem on May 26, 2013 from 3-9pm featuring Herbert Holler of The Freedom Party, Rich Medina and other special guest.  The event will be the kick-off to our Sweet Spot festival summer season and is taking place at the beautiful West Harlem Pier by the river (across from Fairway)

Last summer the  Sweet Spot Festival debut received a great response from attendees and local media.  We are super excited to be coming back this summer with 5 festival dates. (More info to come on final dates and locations)
Local Press: 
Here are some pictures from our last event as well.
If your interested in being part of the market,  please fill out the vendor application here: http://bit.ly/NZZhrl 
Vendor fees are $60 as mandated from the NYC Parks Department. We also provide rentals of tables, chairs and tents at minimal costs.
Please let me know if you would be interested in participating and I will reply with all the market place details.
Thanks and have a great day! 
Carolyn “CC” Concepcion
About Sweet Spot Festival
The Sweet Spot Festival is a FREE family friendly event series, bringing Harlem’s increasingly diverse community together to celebrate it’s rich historical legacy. Its purpose is to promote music,culture, art, and commerce. Here you will find an eclectic range of musicians, DJ’s, performance & visual artists, a mouth watering array of food & dessert vendors, kids activities, workshops and to-die-for vintage & jewelry selections. 

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November 11th, 2012 by harlemcondolife

On a crisp autumn day in New York we decided to walk through Central Park and take in the sights and sounds of the Jazz & Colors event.

From uptown to downtown, east to west, Central Park was awash with Jazz and the colors of Fall.

As we meandered through the park it felt as though performances were occurring at almost every turn.  Each one featuring a band playing their unique rendition of great songs and surrounded by listeners.

It was a beautiful thing.

Below are just a few images and performances from uptown to commemorate this years event and in anticipation of next years event.

Pictures from around Central Park – Uptown East and West

Video excerpt of the closing performance at Harlem Meer Boathouse.  New York Empire State of Mind by Alicia Keyes.  

*** AMAZING ***

Video excerpt of performance at the entrance to Central Park @ 110th and Frederick Douglass Boulevard (aka 8th Avenue) in Harlem

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January 14th, 2009 by HarlemGuy

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The January 8th edition of AMNY had a wonderful article written by Marleene Naanes entitled “Harlem’s Hot ‘pocket'” (PDF format – start on page 20).  

It’s all about the HOT  little Southwest corner of Harlem on Frederick Douglass Boulevard (aka 8th Avenue; the “continuation” of  Central Park West above 110th street) from 110th to 125th.    

The GREAT NEWS about this southwestern corridor (the “Gateway To Harlem” also known as  “SOHA” for South Harlem) only gets BETTER and BETTER with each passing day.    


The article features informative mini reviews of various establishments  including museums, lounges and restaurants: The Studio Museum, 67 Orange, Africa Kine, Patisserie Des Ambassades just to name a few.

Below is an excerpt.

“Anyone who hasn’t walked through this pocket of Harlem in a while certainly won’t recognize it today. 

With health-food shops, upscale lounges, a trendy wine bar and florist, this neighborhood could be mistaken for a downtown enclave. A Starbucks, a soon-to-open Subway shop and new banks have only furthered its gentrification.  

‘Harlem got a lot more convenient,’ said lifelong resident Sharon Grimes, 39. ‘You have uptown life with a downtown feel.’  

‘It’s the best pocket in Harlem,’ said Carlos Aguila, owner of health food store Karrot, which he opened four years ago when crack still had a hold on the neighborhood. ‘It’s an aggressive pocket of gentrification and revitalization.’ 

Young single folks and new families alike have flocked to the area, which boasts nearby parks, restaurants galore, new lounges and bigger Manhattan homes for less money. Residents say they love that people know each other and aren’t afraid to say hi to passing strangers.”

HarlemCondoLife has previously reported on this and other related real estate news on this blog.    Below are few informative entries you may want to read.

HarlemCondoLife has profiled many of the establishments mentioned in the article on our blog, on Urbanspoon and/or via Twitter.    Check us out there as well.

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