Under Secretary-General and Executive Director of UN Women Dr. Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka is hosting an event in Harlem at the Apollo Theater and we are all invited to attend! The June 26 event is in celebration of the launch of the UN Women’s global campaign leading up to the 20th anniversary of the Fourth World Conference on Women in Beijing. Tickets are free and can be downloaded by using this link.
DATE: June 26
TIME: 5–7 p.m., Doors open at 4 pm
LOCATION: Apollo Theater, 253 W 125th Street
NOTE: Please print the confirmation page and present it upon your arrival for admission to the Apollo Theater. Seating is on a first come, first served basis, therefore it is strongly suggest that participants arrive ahead of time to avoid missing the beginning of the event, and to secure a seat.
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While this event is not happening in or around Harlem, Harlemgal is sharing just incase there is a Harlem kid in our community that’s interested in getting involved with the US Open as a ballperson. You know what a person is? It’s that energetic kid that chases the ball when one of those pro tennis players hits the net!
Here’s where you have to be to try out:
Where: USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center in Queens
When: Thursday, June 19. Registration begins at 3 pm, tryouts begin at 4 pm. To be selected, you must be available for interview/call-backs in mid-July and available to work Tuesday, August 19 through Monday, September 8.
Who: 14 years old and wants to be on court with the biggest stars in tennis. Must be 14 years old by August 19 (If selected you will need valid New York State Working Papers if you are less than 18 years old – contact your school’s employment office for more information).
Skill: The US Open is looking for talented athletes with great throwing arms, a love for the sport and a thorough understanding of the game.
For more information, please visit: usopen.org/ballperson
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Tagged ballperson, Harlem, Harlem Kids, tennis, US Open, USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center
If you or someone you know is looking for affordable housing in Harlem, a batch of apartments are available at 24 West 117th Street. The apartments are being lotteried out by NYC Department of Housing. Applications must be in by May 5. To learn more, go to NYC.gov.
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Tagged affordable housing, Apartments, Harlem, housing
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 a news release issued today, Jasper Venture Group announced it has purchased a five-story, ten unit low-rise apartment building in Harlem for rental redevelopment.
The property, located at 364 West 119th Street, is in Morningside Heights neighborhood adjacent to Morningside Park and Columbia University. The location offers proximity to nearby Harlem restaurants, nightlife, and mass transit.
According to the news release, the brick row house was originally built in 1910, and its facade retains desirable original architectural features, including ornate ironwork and stonework.
Construction will begin in April, 2014.
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Tagged 364 West 119th Street, @aharlemmommy, Columbia University, Harlem, Harlem apartments, Harlem Real Estate, HarlemGal, Jasper Venture Group, Morningside Heights, morningside park
Congrats goes out to Vinatería in Harlem! They were recently named one of the Best Italian Restaurants in New York City by The Financial Times, an international London-based publication. The FT says Vinatería in Harlem “is a spot you can as easily drop into for a flatbread pizza or charcuterie as for a full meal of grilled octopus with rocket and a confit of pimento potatoes or the wonderful tagliatelle with pork ragù and black cabbage.”
Vinatería is located at 2211 Frederick Douglass Blvd at 119th Street. For reservations, call 212-662-8462.
See full article here.
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Tagged 10026, 2211 Frederick Douglass Blvd., 2211 Frederick Douglass Blvd. and 119th Street, dining out, eating out, Food, Harlem, harlem restaurant row, Harlem Restaurants, Harlem's Restaurant Row, house wine, new restaurants, restaurant row, restaurants, seasonal cuisine, The Financial Times, Vinatería, Vinatería Harlem, where to dine in Harlem
A reader from Bozeman, Montana/Jakarta, Indonesia sent in a unique story tip to share. The cellist from the famous Ahn Trio, three Julliard-trained sisters (Lucia on the piano, Angella on the violin, and Maria on the cello) who have “earned a distinguished reputation for embracing 21st century classical music,” is offering an opportunity to train with her for FREE! How does a musician get to study with Maria from Ahn Trio? If you are between the ages of 12-18, you will need to audition during the Harlem School of the Arts Prep Auditions, which will take place May 5-9. The individual(s) chosen will be able to study-tuition free with Maria for a whole year!
The Harlem School of the Arts Prep Auditions is an annual event, which covers other instruments, theater, dance and visual arts! Check out HSA website to learn more. And learn more about Ahn Trio by going here.
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Tagged @aharlemmommy, @harlemcondolife, @hsanyc, Ahn Trio, Harlem, Harlem bloggers, Harlem Blogs, Harlem School of the Arts, Harlem School of the Arts Prep Auditions, HarlemGal, music, The Harlem School of the Arts Prep Auditions
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.
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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!
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Happy birthday to the Apollo Theater in Harlem! Today, the iconic American venue turned 80 years old.
The Apollo stage has been graced by everyone from Ella Fitzgerald to James Brown, Michael Jackson, Bruce Springsteen and even President Barack Obama.
“The Apollo opened on Jan. 26, 1934, a year after the original venue at 253 W. 125th St., Hurtig and Seamon’s New Burlesque Theater, shut down.”
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Tagged 125th street, Apollo Theater, Harlem, Harlem bloggers, Harlem Blogs, photo by keith boykin