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.
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Ballet Hispanico, recognized as the nation’s leading Latino dance organization since 1970, returns to the legendary Apollo Theater on Saturday, November 23, 2013 at 7:30pm, following last season’s sold-out holiday performance. The performance is sponsored by Goya Foods. Highlights include a seductive world premiere by Edgar Zendejas inspired by the beloved Mexican celebration “Día de los Muertos” (Day of the Dead), and the Apollo premiere of Belgian-Colombian Annabelle Lopez Ochoa’s Sombrerísimo, an athletic tour de force for six male dancers. The world premiere of Artistic Director Eduardo Vilaro’s Hogar will be set to vibrant live music by Ljova and the Kontraband, a mix of classical, Latin, and gypsy melodies.
The Apollo Theater is located at 253 W. 125th Street. Tickets start at $28 and are available for purchase in person at the Apollo Theater Box Office, or through Ticketmaster at 800.745.3000 or www.ticketmaster.com.
For more information, visit www.ballethispanico.org.
Posted in 125th Street, art and culture, Community, education, entertainment, Events, Harlem, Harlem bloggers, Harlem blogs, HarlemGal, New York, New York City, NYC, The Apollo Theater
Tagged Annabelle Lopez Ochoa, Apollo Theater, Ballet Hispanico, Día de los Muertos, Edgar Zendejas, Eduardo Vilaro, Goya Foods, Harlem, Harlem bloggers, Harlem Blogs, HarlemGal
On Thursday, November 21, from 10am-9:30pm the 125th Street Business Improvement District will kick off the holiday shopping season with its Harlem Holiday Lights 2013 celebration. This year the event will include an outdoor festival, in-store and on- the-street activities as well as a scavenger hunt and parade of lights. This FREE event, open to the public, will celebrate two significant milestones– 20-years of BID operations and the 200th anniversary of 125th Street being placed on the Great Manhattan Street Grid.
Throughout the day and evening there will be promotions from businesses on 1-2-5 that include free food samples and refreshments, in-store discounts, raffles, hand massages, a Casino Party, photos with Santa, toy and coat drives, financial literacy seminars, free checking check-up with gift, free green dot cards (activated), free admission to museum gallery, and more. ABC broadcast journalist, Sandra Bookman is Grand Marshall for the momentous parade. A map of all the activities and a list of activities appear on the website www.harlemlightitup.com. Below is the schedule of events:
Harlem Light it Up Parade
Location: 125th Street B/w 5th Avenue and Marginal Street
Time: 10am-9:30 pm
Location: Areas along 125th Street
Locations: Areas along 125th Street
Time: 6pm – 8:30pm
Locations: Areas along 125th
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Tagged 125th street, 125th Street Business Improvement District, Amalgamated Bank, Applebee’s, Carver Bank, Checkers, Duane Reade, ECDO, Gem Pawnbrokers, Harlem, Harlem bloggers, Harlem Blogs, Harlem Holiday Lights, harlem holiday lights on 125, Harlem Shake, HarlemGal, Levels Barbershop, Melba’s 125, Popular Community Bank, Red Lobster, Rite-Check Checking, Sandra Bookman, Studio Museum in Harlem, TD Bank, The Body Shop, Welcome To Harlem.
Another chain restaurant is opening in Harlem. Red Lobster has sent out the invites announcing they are having a ribbon-cutting ceremony this coming Monday in honor of its Harlem branch opening to the public on the same day at 11 am. The Harlem Red Lobster is located next to the historic Apollo Theater.
The ribbon-cutting ceremony will include a performance by the Veterans of the 369th Sargent Association, remarks from Red Lobster executives and local officials, and Artist Alethia Brown’s work will be showcased in the RL lounge commissioned by the Harlem Arts Alliance.
WHEN: Monday, November 11th at 10 am ribbon-cutting ceremony by invite only
Red Lobster opens to the public at 11 am
WHERE: Harlem Red Lobster
261 W. 125th St.
NY, N.Y. 10027
Next to the Apollo Theater
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Tagged 125th street, Apollo Theater, Harlem, Harlem bloggers, Harlem Blogs, Harlem Red Lobster, Harlem Restaurants, Harlem School of the Arts, Red Lobster
There is a free film screening October 21 at Magic Johnson Theater in Harlem of Last Vegas starring Michael Douglas, Robert De Niro, Morgan Freeman and Kevin Kline. The free screening starts at 7 pm.
Interested in attending? Download tickets here. And remember, free screenings are on a first come, first serve basis.
Posted in 125th Street, entertainment, Events, film, Free!, Harlem, Harlem bloggers, Harlem blogs
Tagged film, free, Harlem, Harlem bloggers, Harlem Blogs, last vegas
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!
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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
We have more Harlem real estate news to report. HarlemGal Inc received a news release recently announcing that Vornado Realty Trust has “completed the previously announced sale of a parcel of land known as Harlem Park located at 1800 Park Avenue (at 125th Street) in New York City for $66 million…” The sale was finalized in the last 48 hours.
With the sale of 1800 Park Avenue completed, we can all now assume that the previously reported plans to develop this area will now move forward. According to several online reports, “Bruce Eichner is planning an 80/20 residential project at the Harlem Park site. Eichner has been in the midst of an architectural competition for the planned development at 1800 Park Avenue and 125th Street.”
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Tagged 1800 Park Avenue, Bruce Eichner, Harlem, Harlem Park, Harlem Real Estate, HarlemGal Inc., Park Avenue., Vornado Realty Trust