Tag Archives: West Harlem

Harlem’s St. John the Divine Campus Could be Landmarked

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The Cathedral of St. John the Divine could become a landmark under a deal between the church, Community Board 9 and developers of a new 14-story building set to be built alongside the cathedral.

Community Board 9 approved a resolution asking  the Landmarks Preservation Commission to landmark the entire cathedral campus with an exception for a 14-story, 428-unit apartment building.  Revenue from that project will fund church repairs, upgrades and ongoing operations.  The 121-year-old  cathedral is in need of millions of dollars in repairs and upgrades.

Previously the church leased land on 110th Street and Morningside Avenue to the developers who built Avalon Morningside Park, a 20-story luxury apartment building, in 2007 that includes 20 percent affordable housing.

The area from the church eastward towards Frederick Douglass Circle is part of what is known as “Gateway To Harlem”, which continues to undergo dramatic change, and into what some are now calling SOHA (South Harlem).

For more information: St. John the Divine Campus Could be Landmarked in Deal With CB 9 – Morningside Heights – DNAinfo.com New York.

See our previous post See our post previous post on Cathedral of Saint John the Divine

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Harlem’s Insomnia Cookies!

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I’m so excited that we now have an Insomnia Cookies store in Harlem.  I’ve been to their location on the Upper Westside and they are great!  They are located on 110th and Amsterdam.

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My favorite are the double chocolate chip but they have a large variety of delicious cookies including peanut butter, white chocolate macadamia nut, snickerdoodle, chocolate chip chunk and sugar to name a few.  They are open late and deliver so check them out!

Insomnia Cookies
1028 Amsterdam Ave
(between Cathedral Pky & 111th St)
New York, NY 10025

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Harlem Meal Deal at Kitchenette 10 for $10

Kitchenette is offering a great value.  10 breakfast dishes for $10 before 10 a.m. They are one of our favorite eateries in Central Harlem.  If you don’t visit them in person, remember they have a home delivery service for breakfast, lunch and dinner along with fresh baked goods for the entire Harlem area.

See their website MENU.  The Kitchenette Uptown is located in Harlem on 1272 Amsterdam Avenue, New York, NY.  Phone #212-531-7600.

Harlem – Sweet Spot Festival is coming back on May 26, 2013

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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!
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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)
 
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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
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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.