July 29th, 2016 by harlemcondolife

East Harlem-based Morrison Zhu Goodman Realty Group has filed applications for two eight-story, 12-unit residential buildings at 1525-1527 Bryant Avenue, in the West Bronx’s Longwood section. Each of them will measure 14,325 square feet, and across both, their residential units should average 715 square feet apiece, indicative of rental apartments. Amenities include bicycle storage, laundry facilities, recreational rooms, and rooftop terraces. Midtown South-based Node Engineering & Consulting is the applicant of record.
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June 5th, 2009 by

CITARELLA

By Harlemista

The Citarella on 125th street is a strange oasis almost hidden amongst the throng of a major thoroughfare. Upon entering from the chaotic street, it has a cool, calm suburban vibe. No rushing here. Even though it’s small, there’s always room to push your cart and browse. This branch of the venerable gourmet grocery chain is 3 years old this week, and considering that the very first Citarella opened in 1912 on Broadway and 164th, I guess Harlem is it’s rightful home.

While it is more expensive and has much less variety than Fairway, on the other hand, it is much closer to my apartment and much easier to access and navigate, so I’m always popping in for a nice cheese or prosciutto or filet of fresh fish.

Weekday or weekend it never seems to be incredibly busy so I’m not sure how it sustains itself (Citarella owns the entire buiding so that may help). And if the upscale grocery gods ever grant us a Trader Joe’s or Whole Foods or Garden of Eden in SoHa 118, I don’t know what the future of this Citarella would be. But for now I’m glad it’s here and encourage everyone to check it out.

Citarella
461 W 125th St @Amsterdam Avenue
212.874.0383
www.citarella.com

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June 5th, 2009 by harlemhouse

CITARELLA

By Harlemista

The Citarella on 125th street is a strange oasis almost hidden amongst the throng of a major thoroughfare. Upon entering from the chaotic street, it has a cool, calm suburban vibe. No rushing here. Even though it’s small, there’s always room to push your cart and browse. This branch of the venerable gourmet grocery chain is 3 years old this week, and considering that the very first Citarella opened in 1912 on Broadway and 164th, I guess Harlem is it’s rightful home.

While it is more expensive and has much less variety than Fairway, on the other hand, it is much closer to my apartment and much easier to access and navigate, so I’m always popping in for a nice cheese or prosciutto or filet of fresh fish.

Weekday or weekend it never seems to be incredibly busy so I’m not sure how it sustains itself (Citarella owns the entire buiding so that may help). And if the upscale grocery gods ever grant us a Trader Joe’s or Whole Foods or Garden of Eden in SoHa 118, I don’t know what the future of this Citarella would be. But for now I’m glad it’s here and encourage everyone to check it out.

Citarella
461 W 125th St @Amsterdam Avenue
212.874.0383
www.citarella.com

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May 27th, 2009 by HarlemGuy

On Memorial Day Weekend I decided that I wanted to lay by a pool. I looked up Lasker Rink and Pool to see if it was open. It was not. It would not be open until July. What a shame I thought, why can’t the pool be open now? Is it a matter of cost? Can the city really not afford to open the pool in May? How much could it cost? Why can’t we raise the money locally. Perhaps from a local business or bank or activities (not to mention our taxes). What about Bank of America? Talk about a way to build brand, loyalty, acquire customers, retain customers, grow a community, etc? What a way to keep kids, adults families healthy, happy, out of trouble?

Tell us what you think. What date range do you think the pool should be open? How would that benefit you, your family, your friends, your community?

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February 17th, 2009 by harlemhouse

By HarlemHouse

mojo2

MOJO on 185 Saint Nicholas Ave & 119th Street

Opening any day now.  Stay tuned for a review

by Harlem House

coming soon!

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January 29th, 2009 by harlemhouse

vt-oneBy HarlemHouse

It’s all about the sauce!  This Pizzeria has been around forever.  Since 1945 to be exact.  Though it has been strongly supported by Columbia University residents throughout the years, it reaches a much broader audience of locals and customers who have been coming back for years.  Like many Italian Pizzeria menus it has something for everyone; all the classic dishes.  I’ve been eating there (and ordering in from there) consistently for the past four years and haven’t had a bad experience yet.  The pizza is perfect mainly because of the sauce.  Noticeably more rich in flavor then any competition in the area.

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But what won me over with this Pizza joint, was their delicious Entrees.  Just to name a few, the Shrimp Scampi is perfecto with what seems like an endless supply of garlic.  Their classic Chicken or Veal Parmigiana with your choice of pasta, salad or potatoes on the side and also comes with piping hot bread that is always baked to perfection.  Other courses to consider are the Lasagna Parmigiana, Chicken Cacciatore or Scarpariello, and the Veal Scaloppine Marsala or Francaise.  Also they offer one of the best Fried Calamari appetizers that is crispy with lots of lemons and dipping sauce consistently cooked to perfection each time.  This is your better than average Calamari.

We are truly blessed to have such an authentic Italian restaurant in the Lower Harlem area.  I was reading many various reviews of this place (as I said it’s been around since 1945) and the critics mostly rave, with a few who are not as impressed.  My advice to you is to go and try it for yourself.  V & T has been in the same family for 64 years and that is something to be respected and celebrated.  If you are not already one of their satisfied customers, stop by V & T today for great fulfilling tasty authentic Italian entrees & pizza.

V & T Pizzeria

1024 Amsterdam Ave

New York, NY 10025

(212) 663-1708

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December 10th, 2008 by Native New Yorker
381 Lenox Avenue

381 Lenox Avenue

By NativeNewYorker

I needed a congratulatory gift for a colleague at work, so I stopped in at Harlem’s newest wine shop, Lenox Wines on the northwest corner of Lenox and 129th Street.  I immediately liked the space and enjoyed the diverse display of holiday decorations: a Kwanzaa kinara sat right next to a Chanukah menorah and a Christmas tree. The staff was knowledgeable and friendly – and very patient with my lack of sophistication regarding wines.  Luke, whom some may remember from when he worked at the Winery, said business had been good and Lenox Wines was being enthusiastically welcomed to the neighborhood. If you have time to stop by this Wednesday evening between 6-8 pm, they will be celebrating their Grand Opening with a tasting.  Check it out.

Lenox Wines

381 Lenox Avenue

New York, N.Y. 10027

(212) 410-9463

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December 3rd, 2008 by harlemhouse
st-john-the-divine

Cathedral of St. John the Divine in Harlem

By HarlemHouse

America’s greatest cathedral, the largest Gothic cathedral in the world, now stands open for the public to view in it’s full glory.  It is located on Amsterdam and 112 th St. right here in Harlem.  Since the fire of December 2001 only sections of the Church have been open to the public.  Now seven years and $41.5 million dollars later, St. Johns is fully renovated and is truly a magnificent sight to see. Make sure you checkout the adjacent Garden and sculpture.

When visiting a $5.00 to $10.00 donation is recommended but not inforced.  There is normally a 5 PM mass held every evening.  For additional information go to info@stjohndivine.org

The Cathedral Church of St. John the Divine

1047 Amsterdam Avenue

New York, NY 10025

#212-316-7490 and #212-316-7540

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