La Casa Azul bookstore in East Harlem is hosting three movie nights in January (starting tonight), some featuring filmmaker discussions.
Tonight (Jan. 16) there is a screening of the film “Alamar” by Pedro Gonzalez-Rubio. Part documentary, part fiction, it weaves the story of Jorge and Natan, father and son, on an expedition to the largest coral reef in Mexico, the Banco Chichorro, all before Natan’s departure to another country to join his mother.
On January 23, three short films by young directors out of Guadalajara, Mexico, and a Q&A with Juan Pablo Rojas, director of “Over The Wheel”, a documentary on a group of activists who use the power of the bicycle to change the damage caused by urbanization.
January 30, the documentary “Firmes,” the story of Mexican Americans who have brought the Low Rider car and bike club scene to the Bronx in the last few years.
For exact times and location visit the Casa Azul website.
A reader left a comment informing us that the new restaurant coming to Harlem’s restaurant row called blujeen is by Chef Lance Knowling, a Kansas City native and one of the official caters to Chelsea Clinton’s wedding! Whoo who! Learn more about Lance here!
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Right next door to Harlem Shambles, located on Frederick Douglass Blvd between 115th and 116th Street, a new restaurant will be opening. We learned of this this morning.
The new place will be called blujeen! Apparently, it’s going to offer Southern cuisine. That’s what a worker onsite offered. Hmm.
That’s all the details we have at the moment. Stay tuned! As more details become available, we will pass along!
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Happy New Year Harlem! Hope everyone had a fabulous holiday!
We are back in Harlem after two weeks away and we noticed some activity outside the commercial space where ModSquad, the bicycle shop, use to be, which was on Frederick Douglass Blvd between 114th and 115th Street. We asked the folks standing outside whose moving in? We were told Harlem Skin Clinic. This business has been house inside Land Yoga space since the Ashantga center opened more than two years ago. Looks like they are branching out and getting their own space. Good for them and continued success!
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First it was restaurants opening in Central Harlem. Then coffee shops followed. The next trend seems to be hat stores! A new hat store recently opened at 139 West 116th Street in Harlem called Shatzi Life. They sell everything from hard hats to scarves and gloves to snowboarding hats for adults and kids. It is a very cute place! I bought a cute reindeer hat for my daughter and a Coal hat for me. Coal hats are made in Seattle, WA!
If you need a unique gift for someone, this boutique hat store is a nice option to consider for shopping! Here is their website as well!
Happy Holidays Harlem!
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While we were all enjoying our Thanksgiving holiday, Harlem’s celebrity chef Marcus Samuelsson decided to break news to The New York Times that week about his next restaurant opening in Harlem, which will be where else….but on Harlem’s restaurant row, aka Frederick Douglass Blvd. from 110th Street to 125th. The actual location will be on the southwest corner of 116th Street and FDB–right by Harlem Tavern and Silvana. The name will be Streetbird Rotisserie. His first Harlem establishment is Red Rooster. All the info above was confirmed by his PR rep.
When I learned of this news, the things that came to mind was why not open a place on FDB to begin with? And why open a restaurant there now?
Opening is set for Spring 2015, which in the restaurant business means Summer or Fall 2015!
So much for that diner my readers keep asking for! It ain’t happening.
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There is one big company, which has a presence in Harlem, that is making a bold statement by being a leader and not a follower. DSW Designer Shoe Warehouse has decided to remain closed on Thanksgiving Day and not follow the insanity that’s typically been happening over the years, which is to open ahead of Black Friday, Americas’ annual holiday shopping frenzy the day after Thanksgiving.
The CEO of DSW made the decision to not be open on Thanksgiving Day because he believes their workers should be home celebrating with family. Another translation: putting people first ahead of some measly revenue generated a few hours before Black Friday!
This blog couldn’t agree more with DSW’s position and plans to shop Black Friday at DSW Shoes in Harlem. HarlemGal salutes DSW Shoes for their recent decision to stay closed on Thanksgiving Day 2014 and is asking its readers to join this blog in acknowledging DSW online or with your pocket book on Black Friday. Let the holidays begin!
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We learned yesterday via a news release that 7-Eleven is coming to Harlem. New Street Realty Advisors, LLC recently announced that 7‐Eleven has leased approximately 2,300 sq. ft. of ground floor retail space at 256 West 116th Street. The commercial space is situated on the south side of West 116th Street between Frederick Douglass Boulevard and St. Nicholas Avenue.
7-Eleven will take immediate occupancy of the lower and first level space and anticipates an opening in early 2015. This means Africa Kine Restaurant is either moving to another location or closing. This blog reported earlier that Kennedy’s Fried Chicken was moving to the corner where a bodega use to be on 116th Street and FDB.
The picture below shows the exact location of where 7-Eleven will be located.
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The gas station that was located on 110th Street and Central Park North in Harlem is completely gone and a rendering of what’s to go in that space is up! Take a look. Market rate apartments will be offered starting in the winter 2017. Stay tuned.
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