Category Archives: The Park Wine Bar

Want a Harlem t-shirt? Keep Harlem, Harlem tees now available

On this Harlem blog, I use tees to feature the subject matter, ie Harlem. Sometimes readers ask, where can I buy a unique tee with the name Harlem on it? Here’s an option. One of my favorite Harlem sites, Harlem NYC, is now offering Harlem tees to purchase. The t-shirt says “Keep Harlem, Harlem.” Pretty cool…huh? If you’re interested in purchasing this Harlem tee, go here! And to check out Harlem NYC like I do, click here.


The Park 112 in Harlem plans to open November 29

According to its Facebook page, the long awaited The Park 112 located on Harlem’s restaurant row, aka Frederick Douglass Blvd., will open November 29. The wine bar posted a message this evening (Wednesday) on FB informing all their friends. The photo below says it all.



Spend Halloween in Harlem, Frederick Douglass Boulevard Alliance to host event October 31

Need plans for Halloween? How about spending Halloween on Harlem’s restaurant row? The Frederick Douglass Boulevard Alliance (FDBA) is organizing a Halloween in Harlem party along Frederick Douglass Blvd. Several businesses shown below with their logo will be handing out candy to trick or treaters and decorating their windows for all passerby’s to view.

For those without little ones, select restaurants will have $5 drink specials from 5 pm – 10 pm and be handing out 10 percent off coupons good retail partners with their logos listed below as well, such as BebeNoir, Bibi Salon, Harlem Flo, Franz James, Harlem Shambles and more!

See you along the boulevard for Halloween!


View latest health ratings for Harlem restaurants

Wondering which Harlem restaurants get an A in the health rating area?  Find out now how Harlem restaurants make the grade. NYC Health Ratings recently posted a tweet on Twitter about the latest health ratings for Harlem restaurants. If you’re interested in knowing who gets an A, view them all here!


The Park 112 in Harlem, formerly known as The Park Wine Bar, hopes to open in August


The  owner of the upcoming The Park 112 in Harlem, prior name is The Park Wine Bar, recently spoke with HarlemGal Inc about their plans to open one of the first full service wine bars on Harlem’s restaurant row, aka Frederick Douglass Blvd. Lewis Tucker says they are planing to open The Park 112, which will be located on FDB between 112th and 113th Street, the second week of August, if all goes well with permits, etc from the City.

What will The Park 112 be like in comparison to what’s currently being offered in Harlem? When asked who is his competition, Tucker politely says “don’t compare me to another establishment. All of us have something to offer.” “The Park 112 in Harlem will be upscale,” says Tucker. “If Harlemites like places, such as Stanton Social, Asia de Cuba or the Supper Club from downtown, then that’s what The Park 112 in Harlem will offer in terms of food, service and ambiance.”

248055_570421293002139_671156230_nThe Park 112 will be offering American Fusion cuisine in small plates, along with a select group of large entree’s. Wines will be offered from all over the world. And a full cocktail menu will be available as well.

The Park 112 will be Tucker’s first establishment to open ever. He’s from The Bronx. However, he chose Harlem for the obvious reason, it is happening in Harlem right now. And based on his well-connected background, which he shared, he will have no problem drawing in a crowd at The Park 112 in Harlem.


Seasoned Vegan owners provide another update, construction now underway

We have another update on Seasoned Vegan, the meatless restaurant opening up in Harlem on St. Nicholas Avenue and 113th Street. The owners sent out another update via Kickstarter yesterday!

Looks like construction is starting this month, which means opening day is at least one to two months away. A grand opening block party is planned, which will be a lot of fun. Overall, the good news to focus on is that Seasoned Vegan is moving forward and Central Harlem will soon have a full service vegan dining option soon. Check out the complete update below.

On a separate note, look out for an update on The Park Wine Bar, now called The Park 112, on FDB and 113th Street. HarlemGal Inc has the lowdown! Stay tuned!


This weeks HGTV Selling NY to feature Harlem again

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A real estate broker has given us the heads up that Harlem real estate and Harlem’s restaurant row will be featured in this weeks edition of HGTV Selling NY. The broker and two of her clients, who are looking to purchase their first home together, venture into Harlem to look at apartments in the neighborhood. In the course of the episode, the clients receive a tour of Harlem restaurants and shops to show them that everything they have become used to downtown can be found right here in Harlem, specifically along Frederick Douglass Blvd.

Check out the TV show this Thursday, Feb. 7 at 6:30 pm.

Harlem’s Park Wine Bar adds exterior wood work

Has anyone noticed the nice exterior wood work on the Harlem building where The Park Wine Bar will be located? It’s on Frederick Douglass Blvd between 112th and 113th Street. I like it! It gives the upcoming Harlem establishment a warm and comfortable look. Let’s hope the wine selection is on par with the decor!

What do you think? Do you like the exterior wood work at The Park Wine Bar?

To view prior blog posts on The Park Wine Bar, go here!


The Park Wine Bar in Harlem receiving push back from neighbors

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Did anyone notice the recent article in The New York Daily News about the upcoming Park Wine Bar in Harlem? Apparently, Harlem neighbors, mainly those that live in building above where the wine bar plans to open, are already complaining to Community Board 10 about the self-serve wine bar’s plans to have an outdoor patio in the back of the building. The Park Wine Bar will be located at 2080 Frederick Douglass Blvd between 112th and 113th.

For those of us who have lived in Harlem a while, know that this location was an abandoned lot for the longest time. No building/business/residents existed there until the building went up. Fast forward to today and we have a wine bar moving in and neighbors above complaining. Cheez…how things change.

Just curious. What are your thoughts on the subject?