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Flea Marqueta starts today June 23 in East Harlem

Today’s the day, June 23, when East Harlem will start their outdoor farmer and flea market called Flea Marqueta. Head on over to the plaza, also known as, “La Placita” on East 116th and Park Avenue, across from Urban Garden Center and check out the flea market. Flea Marqueta will take place every Sunday, June through October, from noon to 6 pm.

Spanish Harlem featured in NY Times, El Barrio starts above E. 96th St., divide becoming less visible


For those who have wondered where East Harlem/Spanish Harlem/El Barrio begins, today The New York Times confirms for us once again that it begins right above East 96th Street. And according to The Times, the  old divide between the Upper Eastside and Spanish Harlem is becoming “less visible.” To read the latest Times article on East Harlem, go here.

375147_10151637960956830_782649222_nWonderful things are always happening with our Harlem neighbor to the East. Today, La Casa Azul Bookstore turns one. They are celebrating their one year anniversary from noon to 6 pm. La Casa Azul Bookstore is located at 143 E. 103rd Street.

Last year, East Harlem held their first Harvest Festival, ie East Harlem Harvest Festival, which was a big success. Read coverage here. And we hear they are planning another event for this year!

And Urban Garden Center, which has been a leader in getting events organized in their community, recently announced that Spanish Harlem will now be having their very own flea market called Flea Marqueta starting this June.

So whenever you get a chance, head East in Harlem and check out their events. I promise you will experience a wider view on why the greater Harlem area is an awesome place to live.

East Harlem to start their own flea market, to be called Flea Marqueta

According to East Harlem’s Urban Garden Center, a flea market is popping up right across the street from them at East 116th Street and Park Avenue. Their multiple Facebook posts state “we are starting a flea market called Flea Marqueta…!” Flea Marqueta will start June 23 and run to October.

They are currently looking for vendors, artists, performers, food operators and more. For more information about Flea Marqueta, contact Sara@UrbanGardenNYC.com or call 917-769-4884.

Evelyn’s Kitchen in East Harlem taking food and dessert orders for Thanksgiving Holiday

Need help in the kitchen for the Thanksgiving holiday? We hear Evelyn’s Kitchen in East Harlem can assist in both the food and dessert area. They are taking orders now for the Thanksgiving Holiday. All orders for Thanksgiving must be placed by Monday, November 19th. A 48 hours notice is required for all orders and pickup will be available until 10 pm on Wednesday, November 21st.

Evelyn’s Kitchen (EK) is a baked goods and catering company located at 2317 First Avenue in East Harlem. EK bakery creates delicious goodies right in East Harlem that can be picked up or shipped anywhere in the US. And they also have a cafe where walk ins can purchase a variety of “dangerously delicious desserts.”

To view and order from the holiday menu, go here. And to learn more about Evelyn’s Kitchen based in East Harlem, check out their website or Facebook page.

Evelyn’s Kitchen
2317 First Avenue, NYC 10035

100 free tree giveaway October 28 in East Harlem

Urban Garden Center in East Harlem is at it again. Can you believe it? They’re giving away 100 free trees October 28! They did this in May as well. The nerve of them giving away something that is soooo good for us-sarcastically speaking! We need to clone Urban Garden Center at 1640 Park Avenue at 116th Street.

Seriously. If you want a tree for free, register here, which is highly recommended because most trees are claimed in advance, and then head on over to East 116th and Park Ave between 10 am to 2 pm to pick up your tree!

Please visit www.NYRP.org for more information.


100 free trees available May 6 through Urban Garden Center in Spanish Harlem

Spanish Harlem’s Urban Garden Center is turning one and they are celebrating in style by giving away that item which has furnished humanity with two of life’s essentials: food and oxygen. On Sunday, May 6, Urban Garden Center, in partnership with Million Trees NYC and New York Restoration Project, will be giving away 100 trees for free starting at 10 am.

To receive a free tree, register online here. Signing up with the form will ensure a tree of the species you chose and will be available between 10 am to noon on Sunday, May 6. Please note: trees will weigh between 25-50 pounds and are between 4’-10’ in height depending on species. Make the appropriate arrangements for the transportation of your tree before heading to Spanish Harlem.

And later on in the afternoon on May 6, Urban Garden Center will continue celebrating their one year anniversary with free food, refreshments, music, workshops and more. So stop on by!

Happy Birthday Urban Garden Center!

Urban Garden Center is located at 1640 Park Avenue @116 street. Free Parking available at 117th & Park Avenue and its only 1 block from 6 train or 3 blocks from 2/3 train.

Phone: 646-872-3991
Office: 646-672-0100 (Mon. to Friday 9-5)
E-Mail: Info@urbangardennyc.com

Taste CuriosiTeas NYC at Gran Piatto d’Oro in Harlem

CuriosiTeas NYC is having their official launch in Harlem this month and you’re invited to participate. On Thursday, February 23 from 6:30-9 p.m., participating guests will be able to sample three CuriosiTeas’ custom blended loose leaf teas at Gran Piatto d’Oro on 5th Ave and 116th Street.  For additional details and to attend this event, view the graphic below.

Harlem Real Estate Progress Report: Residential buildings in Harlem with swimming pools

This past weekend, The New York Times featured an article on NYC residential buildings with outdoor pools. The article stated,”of the approximately 150 pools in residential buildings in Manhattan, only about 15 are outside, according to the city’s Department of Health and Mental Hygiene; some of those 15 are in private town houses.” As I read on, I wanted to know what residential buildings in Harlem offered indoor or outdoor swimming pools-if any. There are two condo buildings in Harlem that currently offer/or will soon offer an indoor pool as part of building amenities.

Fifth on the Park indoor pool

Fifth on the Park, located at 1485 5th Avenue, has an indoor pool. It is a 55 foot, heated lap pool. I have seen this pool. It’s not too shabby and I believe it is in the lower level part of the building. The only draw back is you can only swim when there is a lifeguard around and who knows the schedule. So depending on what the schedule is, owners probably have to schedule their lap appoints way in advance. Hey…there could be worse things in life. If you’re interested in an apartment with indoor swimming pool, there are apartments for sale in 5th on the Park ranging from around $400k to close to $2 million.

WA Condo indoor pool

The other building that offers an indoor pool is the WA Condominiums, a relatively new condo building located at 2201 Adam Clayton Powell Jr. Blvd. According to StreetEasy and its website, an indoor pool is one of many amenities offered. However, both of these sites I mentioned do not show any past sales. So I can’t provide additional details at this time. Does anyone have the lowdown on this condo building?

So out of the 150 pools in NYC residential buildings, there appears to be two right here in Harlem. Can you imaging living in one of these buildings-especially during the summer. Not a bad way to live and beat the August heat!