A friend, reader of HarlemGal Inc., and filmmaker/producer of Changing Face of Harlem, Shawn Batey, sent in a photo over the weekend of signage on the upcoming Blink Fitness, which will be located on 125th Street and Frederick Douglass Blvd. According to Blink Fitness’ website, the Equinox-owned business is aiming to open this coming June. Interested consumers can join the gym at their Harlem location for $1. For more information, go to www.blinkfitness.com/locations.
And a big thanks to Ms. Batey for sending in the photo! Muchas Gracias!
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A reader recently commented on this site saying, how could you as the blogger list all the holiday events happening at Harlem’s Apollo Theater on 125th Street and not mention the Double Dutch Classic? This reader is absolutely right. Major snafu on my part. So I am correcting my error and here is the info.
Tomorrow, December 2, the 21st Annual Double Dutch Holiday Classic will take place at the famous Apollo Theater. The event starts at 1 pm and tickets are $22, not including tax or service charge. Click here to purchase tickets.
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Tagged 125th street, Apollo Theater, Entertainment, Harlem, holiday classic, jump roping, The Double Dutch Holiday Classic, things to do with kids in harlem
In a news release, Sarku Japan®, the largest Japanese Quick Service Restaurant chain in the U.S., announced yesterday that they opened a store on 125th Street between Adam Clayton Powell, Jr. Blvd., and Lenox Avenue in Harlem, this past weekend. Harlemites will be able to order from Sarku Japan® Teriyaki and Sushi Express “sizzling teriyaki and made-to-order sushi” that is traditionally found in mall food courts.
As to why Sarku Japan opened a store in Harlem, Harlem Franchisee, Vinny Vig said, “With the rise of Japanese quick service cuisine, I am confident that I’ve made a smart investment and am pleased to be offering the Harlem neighborhood a healthier alternative to traditional fast food.”
To learn more about Sarku Japan, click here.
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Tagged 125th street, fast food, Food, food courts, Harlem, Sarku Japan®, Sarku Japan® Teriyaki and Sushi Express
According to The New York Times, our beloved Apollo Theater plans to take a trip back in time or better yet, is going back to its core. The Apollo Theater plans to transform our famous venue on 125th Street “into an old-fashioned nightclub for a new revue evoking the Harlem music clubs of the 1930s and 1940s”
In its heyday, the Apollo Theater was a venue that featured a “variety programs, such as big bands, singers, dancers, female impersonators, acrobats and comedians.” The Apollo aims to recapture that era and offer it up to consumers who are interested in experiencing this particular part of the Apollo’s history. The article states “seats will be removed from the orchestra level and the audience will sit at cafe tables, tended by waiters and waitresses.”
Go back in time in Harlem at the Apollo Theater in February 2013 with three nights of shows: Feb. 18, Feb. 22 and Feb 23. Tickets go on sale on Nov. 19.
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A reader tipped off HarlemGal Inc this afternoon with info that confirms Whole Foods Market will be opening a store on Lenox Avenue and
125th Street. They announced this news less than an hour ago on their Facebook page!
This is good news that Whole Foods has decided to open in Central Harlem, which is accessible from the East and West side, and right there by the 2/3 subway line, which is express. What do you think? Do you like the location? What do you think about Whole Foods opening in Harlem?
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Tagged 125th street, groceries, Harlem, Lenox Avenue, whole foods market
The Victoria Theater Project is moving closer to becoming a reality. On September 26, Real Estate Weekly reported that Danforth Developers, the developers behind the project, picked Aufgang & Subotovski as the designers of the commercial and residential project. The article also states that construction is “slated to begin early next year.”
Fast forward to this week and we have the Globe St. And The New York Observer reporting that there are more changes to the design plans. The Empire State Development Corporation approved plans for two 26-story towers: a 230-unit apartment tower and a 210-room hotel versus the previously planned 140-unit rental tower and 175-room hotel.
So in 2014 or 2015, West 125th Street will have two new towers that will be the tallest buildings in Harlem. Stay tuned.
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Tagged 125th street, architecture, arts, Aufgang & Subotovski, commercial real estate, Danforth Developers, Harlem, New developments, photography, real estate, Victoria Theater Project
Chef Marcus Samuelsson of Harlem’s Red Rooster and Maritza Wellington Owens, Chief Executive Officer, of Harvest Home Farmer’s Market have come together to create Savor The Season-Uptown. Savor The Season will showcase the ‘best of the best’ chefs who work north of 110th Street. Guests will enjoy tastings from eight different restaurateurs, bakeries, wines curated by The Winery and beers and spirits curated by the up and coming Harlem Public. The event will take place the evening of September 18 at Dinosaur Bar-B-Que banquet hall, located on 125th Street and 12th Avenue.
Participating restaurants will be Red Rooster Harlem, Creole, Dinosaur Bar-B-Que, Jin Ramen, Le Monde, Moby Catering, Melba’s, 5 and Diamond, Levain Bakery, and Tonnie’s Minis.
To learn more about the event and order tickets, click here.
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If you were not able to purchase tickets to attend the October 26 performance of Esperanza Spalding, you’re in luck! There is another option! Due to overwhelming demand, a second show for Esperanza Spalding’s Radio Music Society tour has been added on Saturday, October 27 at 8 pm at Harlem’s famous Apollo Theater on 125th Street. The presale is happening now and ends Wednesday, September 12 at 10 pm. Use the code ALIST. Tickets, which are going for $40 and $60, will be available to the public Thursday, September 13 at 10 am. Click here to purchase tickets.
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A reader from Plano, Texas recently wrote HarlemGal Inc asking where can one purchase a t-shirt that says Harlem on it if one doesn’t live in Harlem? The answer: there are plenty of options to purchase a Harlem tee if you don’t live in Harlem!
The largest Harlem online community on Facebook known as Harlem NYC recently started to sell unisex t-shirts that say…what else, but Harlem NYC on it. Go here to purchase a t-shirt for $12.50. To get that price, more than 50 t-shirts have to be printed.
On twitter, several followers have told HarlemGal that a site called Harlem Lives sells men and women t-shirts that say Harlem on it. And apparently, there is a sale going on at this site according to a follower. Harlem Lives tees run from about $19 to $25.
Harlem Underground offers consumers the opportunity to buy Harlem t-shirts online and in stores as well. Harlem Underground has two locations. Their first is on 20 East 125th Street. And recently, they opened their second store in Harlem on Frederick Douglass Blvd between 119th Street and 120th. Harlem Underground tees cost from $16 all the way up to $30.
Harlem t-shirts are also offered in stores only at Swing Concept and Bebenoir in Harlem. And let’s not forget along 125th Street. Street vendors sell Harlem t-shirts for as low as $10!
If there are other places to purchase Harlem t-shirts, drop us line here in the comments section!
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Tagged 10026, 10027, 125th street, Bebenoir, clothing, facebook, Harlem, Harlem Lives, Harlem NYC, Harlem Underground, plano texas, shopping, street vendors, style, Swing Concept, t-shirts
The New York Comedy Festival 2012 is coming to Harlem’s famous Apollo Theater in November! There are two shows lined up in Harlem so far, according to a recent email sent out today (August 13) to subscribers.
The first show is scheduled for the evening of November 9 with comedian Aziz Ansari from the TV show ‘Parks and Recreation.’ The second show is scheduled the following evening (Nov 10) with Jim Gaffigan, who has appeared on Letterman and Conan shows many times.
To purchase tickets to either event, go to the New York Comedy Festival 2012 website.
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Tagged 125th street, Apollo Theater, AZIZ ANSARI, Comedy, conan, entertainers, Entertainment, Harlem, JIM GAFFIGAN, letterman, Lifestyle & Entertainment, New York Comedy Festival, parks and recreation, travel