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
Manhattan’s and America’s black capital, aka Harlem, is getting a major freebie via a grant and reaching a major milestone. Harlem is getting free wi-fi service and will soon be home to the nation’s largest wi-fi network.
New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg announced yesterday, Tuesday, that a specific section of Harlem will soon get a new outdoor public wi-fi network. The free wi-fi coverage will cover 95 city blocks, spanning from 110th Street to 138th Street.
“The public network will be funded for the first five years through a grant from the non-profit Fuhrman Family Foundation, led by former Goldman Sachs executive Glenn Fuhrman. The first phase is already underway, and the mayor’s office said the entire network will be completed by May of next year.”
Read more here.
Posted in 110th Street, 111 Central Park North, 116th Street, 125th Street, Adam Clayton Powell Jr. Blvd., Community, education, Frederick Douglass Blvd., Free!, Harlem, Harlem bloggers, Harlem blogs, HarlemGal, history, Lenox Avenue, New York, New York City, NYC
Tagged free wi-fi, Fuhrman Family Foundation, Goldman Sachs executive Glenn Fuhrman, Harlem
The second annual East Harlem Harvest Festival is happening this weekend, October 27, at 116th Street and Park Avenue. The event starts and 10 am and will last until about 6 pm. See full list below of what to expect at this years East Harlem Harvest Festival.
And check out last year’s coverage of the Festival as well. We attended and had a wonderful time. See you there this weekend!
- Flea Marqueta’s 30+ Local vendors
- Urban Garden Center’s pig roast series called El Boar-rio featuring sauce infused with Riazul Tequila
- Beer Tent pouring the Harlem Brewing Company’s Sugar Hill Beer
- Live Music by Blue Maky a blues band from Columbia
- DJ Mellow G will be spinning all day at La Marqueta’s “Placita”
- Bohemia Realty and Tutubell are hosting a Children’s Zone…Face Painting, Pumpkin Painting and lawn games
- There will be a Soul Food Hut, an Empanada stand, a Popcorn stand, Cookies by our 9-year-old entrepreneur Mr. Corey’s, Coffee and Desert by La Bella Torte, a food truck
- Composting and Urban Farming workshops hosted by Dr. Eluem Blyden the creator of Phytopod (manufactured right at Urban Garden Center)
- NYRP and MillionTreesNY teamed up with Urban Garden Center to give away 100 FREE trees starting at 10
Posted in 116th Street, Community, Events, food, Free!, Harlem, Harlem bloggers, Harlem blogs, HarlemGal, kids, Things to do in Harlem, Things to do with kids in Harlem, Urban Garden Center
Tagged 10029, East 116th street, East Harlem, East Harlem Harvest Festival, flea marqueta, Harlem, Harlem Brewing Company, La Marqueta, things to do with kids in harlem, Urban Garden Center
A few weeks ago, HarlemGal Inc wrote a blog post, which was picked up by two media outlets and collected mixed comments, criticizing Citi Bike Share for allowing the film set Annie to use the bike program in Harlem, but not allowing real life Harlem residents to have the same opportunity. Ironically, we are learning today from The New York Daily News that the Citi Bike Share may now becoming to Harlem as part of Phase II.
According to The Daily News, “Community Board 10 Chairwoman Henrietta Lyle revealed Wednesday night (October 2) that Department of Transportation officials emailed her with their plans to install at least three docking stations uptown featuring the clunky blue two-wheelers. Lyle told her fellow board members that the racks-the first that would be located in Manhattan above 59th St.-would be installed on Frederick Douglass Blvd. at W. 115th St. and W. 154th St. along with one on Lexington Ave. near E. 98th St. in East Harlem.”
Kudos to Chairwoman Lyle for leaking out the information at the board meeting and for raising the question “what about the rest of the Harlem community and the bike share?”
HarlemGal Inc.’s position has been, if Citi Bike Share was good enough for a movie set in Harlem, it is good enough for real life residents of Harlem to use. The Village of Harlem should have been a part of Phase I of the program! However, if Citi Bike Share is honestly moving forward with implementing the bike share in Harlem, we’ll take it!
Posted in 110th Street, 111 Central Park North, 116th Street, 125th Street, Central Park North, Community, film, Frederick Douglass Blvd., Harlem, Harlem bloggers, Harlem blogs, Harlem businesses, HarlemGal, New York, New York City, NYC, Things to do in Harlem
Tagged @citibikenyc, Annie-the movie, Citi Bike, Citi Bike Share, Citibank, CitiBike, East Harlem, Harlem, Harlem bloggers, Harlem Blogs, harlem community, Henrietta Lyle, Lifestyle & Entertainment, Photo by The New York Daily News, Quvenzhané Wallis
A reader of HarlemGal Inc wrote in over the weekend informing us that there is a new Indian restaurant in Harlem that recently opened on West 116th Street near Lenox Avenue. It’s called Red Chili Indian Cafe. Apparently this new restaurant opened in the same space where Food For Life Supreme used to be located, ie 108 West 116th Street. Food For Life Supreme is closed or maybe it relocated? If anyone has the scoop, chime in!
According to our reader, they ordered take out from Red Chili Indian Cafe in Harlem “and it was really, really delicious, good-sized portions, and very nice staff.”
So there we have it! Another dining option in Harlem!
Posted in 116th Street, business, food, Harlem, Harlem bloggers, Harlem blogs, Harlem businesses, Harlem restaurants, HarlemGal, Lenox Avenue, Maharaja Palace Harlem, Where to dine in Harlem
Tagged 108 West 116th Street, Harlem, indian cuisine, Indian restaurants in Harlem, Maharaja Palace Harlem, Red Chili Indian Cafe