Some of us love Harlem so much we try to integrate our community into almost everything. Take for example, Harlem business woman Susannah Koteen, who co-owns Lido Italian Restaurant and Bar on Frederick Douglass Blvd. Susannah married Mark Sweeney, a skilled contractor, this past weekend in New York City and this blog learned she had her wedding dress made right here in Harlem for the special occasion. How cool is that?
Apparently, Penny Babel, a seamstress who lives in Harlem, made Susannah’s wedding dress and she does all sorts of custom jobs. Babel has her studio at 220 Manhattan Avenue and 110th Street. If you need a wedding dress, specially made or a custom outfit, Babel is available. Her phone number is 212.879.5844. No need to go far for special clothing!
Susannah will continue her career at Lido Harlem, and she and her husband will reside in Harlem, which means we gain a contractor in Harlem! If you need a contractor, Mark Sweeney is available. Sweeney has a contracting business with his business partner Mustapha Diop. The business is called M & M Property Services and their website is Ionanyc.com. They do all types of jobs for commercial and residential from gut renovations, kitchens and bathrooms, custom cabinetry, and home repairs.
So if you’re dining at Lido anytime soon, be sure to say congrats to Susannah. We certainly will. Wishing her and Mark all the best and many, many years of good health and happiness. Cheers!
Posted in 116th Street, Bars, business, food, Frederick Douglass Blvd., Harlem, Harlem bloggers, Harlem blogs, Harlem businesses, Harlem Restaurant Row, Harlem restaurants, HarlemGal, Lido Harlem, Lido Italian Restaurant and Bar, restaurant row, restaurants, Where to dine in Harlem, Where to live in Harlem
Tagged 10026, @aharlemmommy, @lidoharlem, @lidoharlemnyc, Harlem, harlem restaurant row, Harlem's Restaurant Row, HarlemGal, Lido Harlem, Lido Italian Restaurant and Bar, Mark Sweeney, susannah Koteen
There’s nothing better than sipping a nice cup of coffee from Silvana in Harlem together with a pita egg sandwich and some tasty fried cauliflower. Yummy! Actually, what would make that treat better is being able to sit outside and people watch. And that’s we are all going to be able to do soon at Silvana in Harlem. Starting tomorrow, August 7, Silvana will offer outdoor/side-walk seating. There will be red chairs and silver tables waiting for us to enjoy!
So if you’re in the area, stop on by and check out Silvana’s side-walk seating in Harlem. They are located on 116th Street between Frederick Douglass Blvd and Manhattan Avenue! See you there!
Posted in 116th Street, Bars, Cafe, drinks, food, Frederick Douglass Blvd., Harlem, Harlem bloggers, Harlem blogs, Harlem businesses, Harlem Restaurant Row, HarlemGal, restaurant row, restaurants, Silvana, Things to do in Harlem, Where to dine in Harlem, Where to live in Harlem
Tagged @aharlemmommy, cafes in harlem, Harlem, harlem restaurant row, Harlem's Restaurant Row, outdoor seating, Silvana, Silvana Harlem
Mount Morris Park Community Improvement Association, a Harlem based 501(c) (3) non-profit community organization, is looking for a college-bound Harlem high school senior! Why? The organization’s Scholarship Fund will award a $4,000 scholarship-1,000 renewable annually for four years-to a college-bound high school senior, who resides in Central Harlem from 110th Street to 135th Street, between Morningside and Third Avenues.
The application deadline is June 1 and the scholarship requirements are below. Click here to apply.
· Graduating high school seniors living in the greater Mount Morris Park/Central Harlem Community, from 110th Street to 135th Street, between Morningside and Third Avenues
· Student must have a C+ (75%) or better grade point average
· Student must have participated in a community service project
· Student must have accepted admission to a two or four-year college or university
· Student must demonstrate financial need by completing FAFSA application
Posted in 110th Street, 116th Street, 125th Street, Adam Clayton Powell Jr. Blvd., Community, education, Frederick Douglass Blvd., Harlem, Harlem bloggers, Harlem blogs, HarlemGal, kids, Lenox Avenue, Mt. Morris Park
Tagged Harlem, harlem community, Mount Morris Park Community Improvement Association
Two New York City photographers have been documenting the City’s transformation for several years. It started with a book, titled “Store Front: The Disappearing Face of New York,” in which they photographed mom-and-pop stores around the city, including select parts of Harlem, such as Lenox Avenue and 125th Street. They recently returned to these Harlem locations, and all the other original locations as well, to see what stands in those places now. Take a look below at the Harlem areas documented and see what’s happened.
Read additional news coverage here.
Posted in 110th Street, 116th Street, 125th Street, Adam Clayton Powell Jr. Blvd., art and culture, Community, education, Frederick Douglass Blvd., Harlem, Harlem bloggers, Harlem blogs, HarlemGal, Lenox Avenue, New York, New York City
Tagged art, gentrification, Harlem, James and Karla Murray, Mom and Pop, new york city, photography, Urban Development, Urban Progress
In the wake of Wednesday’s massive gas explosion and collapse at two apartment buildings in East Harlem, Manhattan Mini Storage announced today (March 14) via a news release that it is offering free storage at its East Harlem location to any displaced residents by the explosion for up to three months while they recover from the incident and secure new housing.
Manhattan Mini Storage is asking any residents displaced by the explosion to call the company at 212-STORAGE (212-786-7243), Option 1, if they are in need of storage. Their East Harlem facility is located at 401 East 110th Street.
Posted in 116th Street, business, Community, Events, Free!, Harlem, Harlem bloggers, Harlem blogs, Harlem businesses, HarlemGal
Tagged East h, East Harlem, East Harlem explosion, gas explosion, Harlem, Manhattan Mini Storage
Need a kid project for Spring Break? Here’s a suggestion! The Laundromat Project is offering a five-day art class for Harlem middle-school kids from April 14th to 18th, which is Spring Break for NYC public schools. The art class begins at 9:30 am and runs to 3 pm. During this time, students will learn how to silkscreen and print with linoleum plates, and visit local museums and artist studios.
If you don’t have anything scheduled for your kids during Spring Break, this program is a nice option filled with art making and creative expression.
The deadline to apply was today, but it has been extended to March 24. Interested parents should apply here.
Posted in 116th Street, art and culture, Community, Events, Harlem, Harlem bloggers, Harlem blogs, HarlemGal, kids, Things to do in Harlem, Things to do with kids in Harlem, Youth
Tagged @aharlemmommy, art class, Harlem, Harlem bloggers, Harlem Blogs, HarlemGal, Spring Break, The Laundromat Project, things to do with kids in harlem
Blumenfeld Development Group, the owners of East River Plaza in East Harlem, today announced via a news release that the retail complex at 116th Street and FDR Drive is now 100 percent leased following the signing of a long-term agreement for 14,500 square feet of space by Planet Fitness and the inking of a 15-year lease by Mt. Sinai Hospital for a community oriented dialysis center, also for 14,500 square feet of space.
They join other tenants within the five-story, half a million square foot complex that includes Target, Costco, PetSmart, Aldi, GameStop, Burlington Coat Factory, Old Navy, Bob’s Discount Furniture and Marshalls, among others.
Posted in 116th Street, business, commercial real estate, Community, Harlem, Harlem bloggers, Harlem blogs, Harlem businesses, HarlemGal, New York, New York City, NYC, real estate, Things to do in Harlem
Tagged Blumenfeld Development Group, Burlington Coat Factory, Costco, Costco in Harlem, East Harlem, East River Plaza, Harlem, Mt. Sinai Hospital, Planet Fitness, Planet Fitness in Harlem, Target, Target in Harlem
According to The New York Post, Central Harlem knows how to use a catcher’s mitt when playing adult baseball-metaphorically speaking. The article claims Harlem is first in the category of most condom use followed by Bed-Stuy, then Crown Heights. “Condom use peaked in Central Harlem (43.3 percent) and Bedford-Stuyvesant and Crown Heights (40 percent).”
Thank goodness our community knows how to play baseball well. Lol! Apparently, the Upper Westside and Greenpoint don’t know or want to use a catcher’s mitt. Guess those neighborhoods want more children! Lol!
Posted in 110th Street, 111 Central Park North, 116th Street, 125th Street, Adam Clayton Powell Jr. Blvd., Community, education, Frederick Douglass Blvd., Harlem, Harlem bloggers, Harlem blogs, HarlemGal, Lenox Avenue, Morningside Park, Mt. Morris Park, New York, New York City, NYC, St. Nicholas Avenue, Things to do in Harlem
Save the date of February 22! That’s when Jazz Cats for Kids will take place at Silvana in Harlem at 116th Street and Frederick Douglass Blvd. A jazz quartet will be on hand to entertain kids of all ages. The event starts at noon and is hosted by Harlem4Kids and the Musician’s Aid Society.
Silvana will have their full menu available, as well as a few additional kid-friendly items for the crowd. Doors open at 11:30 am.
Purchase tickets here. All tickets ($5/person, children under 2 are free) must be purchased in advance.
Posted in 116th Street, Community, education, entertainment, Events, Frederick Douglass Blvd., Harlem, Harlem bloggers, Harlem blogs, HarlemGal, kids, Silvana, Things to do in Harlem, Things to do with kids in Harlem
Tagged 300 West 116th Street, @aharlemmommy, Harlem, Harlem 4 Kids, Harlem bloggers, Harlem Blogs, Kids, Silvana, Silvana Harlem, things to do with kids in harlem
How many more dining places will open on Frederick Douglass Blvd in Harlem, the area between 110th and 125th Street dubbed restaurant row by HarlemGal? Well, apparently one, or two or three more Harlem businesses will open in this part of Harlem.
115 Restaurant Corp has filed a liquor license for the commercial space right across from Made En Harlem, which we’ve learned from DNAinfo will be a taqueria place. 115 Restaurant Corp will be located on the southeast corner of 115th and FDB. It’s in the building where apartments are renting for around $4k a month.
The only info we can find at the moment on 115 Restaurant Corp is the name is registered to someone who lives in Harlem. That’s all we know. As soon as we know more, we will pass along the info! And if you have any insight, feel free to chime in!
And Jeff Mays from DNAinfo reported recently that The Chipped Cup and Lenox Coffee will be expanding to Harlem’s restaurant row with The Mess Hall and Bearded Lady Espresso. These Harlem businesses will open near 118th and FDB!
So the answer is yes! More places can and are opening on FDB between 110th and 125th Street. However, it’s starting to get crowded out there!
Posted in 110th Street, 116th Street, 125th Street, apartments, business, drinks, food, Frederick Douglass Blvd., Harlem, Harlem bloggers, Harlem blogs, Harlem businesses, Harlem Restaurant Row, Harlem restaurants, HarlemGal, restaurant row, restaurants, Things to do in Harlem
Tagged 115 Restaurant Corp., Bearded Lady Expresso, FDB, Harlem, Harlem Restaurant, Harlem's Restaurant Row, Lenox Coffee, Made En Harlem, restaurant row, The Chipped Cup Harlem, The Mess Hall