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Who made list of best neighborhood coffee shops in Manhattan? Harlem’s The Chipped Cup of course

Untapped cities recently published an article on The Best Neighborhood Coffee Shops In Manhattan. And guess who made the list, which also appeared in Business Insider? The Chipped Cup, located in the Hamilton Height’s section of Harlem, made the list! Congrats to them! The Chipped Cup in Harlem was ranked fourth out of the ten Manhattan coffee shops mentioned.

Stop by The Chipped Cup located at 148th Street and Broadway, ie 3610 Broadway. For the summer season, they are currently offering Affogato Italian ice cream in vanilla and chocolate along with espresso! Yum! I am heading to The Chipped Cup this weekend!

The Grange Bar & Eatery in Harlem aiming to open bar only Thursday, June 6


The owners of The Grange Bar & Eatery in Hamilton Heights in Harlem tell HarlemGal Inc that they are aiming to open its doors this Thursday, June 6 for the bar only! The entire place will open a couple of days after.

The Grange has been granted a full liquor license, so its ready to partially open and will start by offering its patrons access to a full bar, including craft beers and wines. The Grange Bar has partnered with Bobby Middleston from The Dead Rabbit for the creation of cocktail programs.

The Henley’s, the owners of The Grange Bar, said “they do not have their gas turned on yet, so they are plan on implementing a partial menu the following week upon opening for bar-oriented food.”

The Grange Bar & Eatery is located at the corner of 141st and Amsterdam Ave.

Harlem locals invest in where they live, The Grange Bar & Eatery coming to Harlem’s Hamilton Heights

I love it when readers write in to tell us another set of Harlem locals are opening up a business right where they live, such as Harlem Tavern, Yatenga and more. Rita Royer-Henley and Roy Henley have been living in Harlem’s Hamilton Heights area for more than eight years and they’re the couple behind The Grange Bar & Eatery, which will be a farmer’s kitchen bistro and bar located right in the heart of West Harlem, Hamilton Heights– at 1635 Amsterdam Ave (Corner of 141st st) to be exact. Opening date is set for mid-April-May 2013

Guests of The Grange Bar & Eatery will be able to enjoy comfort food made in a 2350 sq ft, 75 seat setting with local produce and organic seasonal ingredients when possible, according to the Henley’s. The bar plans to provide “a mixology-driven selection of balanced cocktails.” “We want to go beyond the traditional cocktail and move away from those overly sweet and overpowering drinks. To do so, we will be incorporating in-house naturally pressed juices, herbs and bitters,” says the Henley’s. “We want to feature and support spirits from local small and artisan distilleries from all across the country.”

As for beer and wine, The Grange Bar & Eatery plans on using a 16-Draft Beer system, which is 80 percent craft beers and 20 percent traditional beers; seasonal beers included. The wine will be a balanced selection of international as well as local wines. Overall, guests should plan on “picturing themselves in a farmer’s country kitchen,” says the Henley’s. Oh, and The Grange Bar & Eatery plans on having outdoor seating, subject to City approval.

Out of all the many places in Harlem to open a business, I asked the Henley’s why Hamilton Heights? “We have been living in Hamilton Heights for a combined 8 years and have witnessed how much this beautiful section of Harlem has changed and grown especially in the last 5 years. We soon discovered out of our own need to have more places to go to that were within walking distance. We believe so much in this [part of Harlem]. “We are thrilled to make this happen and setting the standard for this portion of Amsterdam Ave that has so much potential in becoming the next restaurant row in Harlem.”

Congrats to the Henley’s on the opening of The Grange Bar & Eatery in Harlem’s Hamilton Heights. To learn more about the upcoming establishment, go to their Facebook page.

Introducing The Harlem Sound Project, caberet music at The Chipped Cup

There is a new concert series uptown for us to check out! It’s called The Harlem Sound Project and it’s happening in the Hamilton Heights area of Harlem. The focus of The Harlem Sound Project is “to bring quality classical music and jazz to the Harlem community.” Their next concert will be on Valentines Day at The Chipped Cup located at 3610 Broadway and West 149th Street. Interested in attending, all the details are here!

Spend the holiday season at Harlem Wine Gallery

Harlem Wine Gallery, the Hamilton Heights boutique wine shop and art gallery, released their holiday schedule yesterday (Nov 13) through a news release. They have a series of activities planned for everyone to enjoy during the holiday season. Activities include:

Monday, Nov 19 – Wednesday, Nov 23 – New York Cares Clothing/Accessories Drive – Harlem Wine Gallery will accept donations of gently used clothing and accessories to benefit victims of Hurricane Sandy via New York Cares. Donations may be dropped off during business hours.

Saturday, Nov 24 – Small Business Saturday powered by American Express – shop at Harlem Wine Gallery to support and celebrate small businesses across the country. Harlem Wine Gallery will offer all American Express cardholders: 1 free bottle with a purchase of 3 or more for the day. The free bottle will have a minimum value of $10.99.

Top Five Best Selling Wines – Celebrate the holiday season with one or more of these selections by owner and president of Harlem Wine Gallery, Ken Forte.

Harlem Wine Gallery
752A St. Nicholas Avenue at 148th Street
New York, NY 10031

New Boutique Wine Shop and Art Gallery Opens in Harlem’s Hamilton Heights

The Harlem Wine Gallery has opened in Harlem’s Hamilton Heights, according to a news release sent to HarlemGal Inc yesterday. The Harlem Wine Gallery, which is located at St. Nicholas Avenue and 148th Street, is owned by entrepreneur Ken Forte. Forte’s vision for Harlem Wine Gallery was borne out of Forte’s long-held disappointment with the quality of retail stores in urban communities. Inside the new establishment, the racks are arranged by region, taste and cuisine. Harlem Wine Gallery will also have free tastings and events several times a week. Stop by Harlem Wine Gallery soon. Details are listed below!

Harlem Wine Gallery
752A St. Nicholas Avenue at 148th Street
New York, NY 10031
(212) 281-9463
Hours of Operation: Daily from 1 – 10pm


Amkoullel to perform for first time in Harlem, Shrine and Farafina host Malian hip hop artist

Apr 6, 2011 @ 7:23
By HarlemGal
World music takes center stage this Thursday and Friday in Harlem. Amkoullel, the Malian hip hop artist will  be performing for the first time in Harlem (and in the USA) this Thursday and Friday (April 7-8).

On April 7th, see Amkoullel perform at the Shrine, located at 2271 Adam Clayton Powell, Jr. Blvd. The show starts at 8 PM. At Shrine, there is no cover charge.  The next day (April 8), see the Afro-beat artist perform at Farafina Cafe, located at 1813 Amsterdam Avenue. This show starts at 11 PM on Friday.

Aside from his music, Amkoullel is known for “harmoniously combining traditional and contemporary global cultures to promote social responsibility.”