Several news outlets are reporting that Ichiro Suzuki, an outfielder for the Yankees, hit a home run in the rental market by renting an apartment at 111 Central Park North in Harlem. According to SportsGrid.com, Suzuki “is on the cutting edge [by moving to Harlem]. Everyone in New York knows that Harlem is the new Williamsburg.”
Curbed.com, The Real Deal and Business Insider all say that Suzuki is paying $23,500 a month for his new swanky pad that overlooks Central Park, not to mention he cut time off his commuting. Harlem is much closer to Yankee Stadium. The Yankee baseball player was living on the Upper Eastside prior to moving to Harlem.
The best part of this story is that the Japanese-born professional baseball player reportedly beat out Derek Jeter and A-Rod, who were considering buying the same place for a cool $9 million. Ahh, ya gotta love competition on and off the field!
Posted in 110th Street, 111 Central Park North, apartments, celebrities, Central Park North, Harlem, Harlem blogs, Harlem businesses, Harlem real estate,, New York, New York City, NYC, real estate
Tagged 10026, 111 Central Park North, baseball, Central Park North, Harlem, Harlem Blogs, Harlem Real Estate, Ichiro Suzuki, professional baseball, professional baseball player, Sports, transportation, Yankee Baseball
Don’t forget that this coming Sunday (October 28th) is the annual Halloween Parade and Pumpkin Sail at Harlem Meer, the entrance is located at 110th Street and Lenox Avenue or Fifth Avenue and 110th Street. Bring your little pumpkin, aka kid/child, in their favorite Halloween costume and a carved pumpkin for the sail. The event starts at 4 pm with the Pumpkin Sail starting as the sun sets. It’s a fun time. I enjoy seeing all the kiddos in their adorable costumes.
To learn more about the Pumpkin Sail in terms of weight and size, go here. And go here to view past posts on the annual Halloween Parade and Pumpkin Sail.
Posted in 110th Street, art and culture, Community, Events, Free!, Harlem, kids, Lenox Avenue, New York, New York City, NYC
Tagged Central Park Conservancy, Central Park North, halloween costume, Halloween Parade, Harlem, Harlem Meer, Pumpkin Sail., things to do with kids in harlem
If you want to live right across the street from the Morningside Park Farmer’s Market in Harlem, now is your chance. Renovated condos called 250 Park View hit the Harlem condo market on Manhattan Avenue this past week. They are located exactly across the street from the park and a stone throw away from Central Park North.
According to its website, 250 Park View has an exposed-brick entryway which leads into 20 elevator-accessible units, a live-in super, security camera and color video intercom. The 20 units range from studios to 3 bedrooms with either park or courtyard views. Studios start at $450k, and the largest 3 bedroom duplex penthouse are going for $999. Wow!
Better hurry if you’re interested in living in Harlem at this location, which I think is a good one since it’s by two big parks, close to Harlem’s restaurant row and its very close to a subway stop, 110th Street B/C. Out of the 16 apartments listed on its site, only 8 are left. Harlem apartments clearly sell like hot cakes!
Posted in apartments, Frederick Douglass Blvd., Harlem, real estate, restaurant row
Tagged 10026, 250 Park View, Apartments, bedroom duplex, business, Central Park North, Harlem, morningside farmers market, morningside park, real estate, travel, undefined
Not sure what to do today, Sunday (July 15) with your Harlem kid? How about taking them canoeing at Harlem Meer? It’s FREE and it is happening today in Central Park North! NYC Parks and Recreation is offering free canoeing from noon to 3 pm at Harlem Meer, which is located near the entrance of Central Park North, aka 110th Street, and Lenox Ave. If you’re coming from downtown, take the 2/3 subway line to the 110th Street subway stop.
I witnessed this a few years ago and blogged about it. It looked so much fun! Whatever you do today, have a wonderful Sunday, Harlem!
Posted in Central Park North, Community, Events, Free!, Harlem, kids, New York, New York City, NYC
Tagged Central Park North, Entertainment, free canoeing, Harlem, Harlem Meer, Kids, lenox ave, street subway, things to do with kids, travel, vacation
Vegan and vegetarian food is in the news lately. Last week, it was about Seasoned Vegan and now its about Maoz Vegetarian. Through a press release, New York Parks and Recreation announced yesterday (June 13) that Maoz Vegetarian is now located at Harlem Meer in Central Park. Maoz Vegetarian’s newest location in Central Park is its seventh location in the City, and the latest opening is the first in East Harlem.
Maoz Vegetarian at the Harlem Meer will operate seven days a week from 9:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m., subject to seasonal changes and weather related circumstances. Four tables for dining are located in front of the brick concession site, which are perfect for casual dining. Maoz Vegetarian is contracted for an eight year term, closing no earlier than mid-November for each operating term.
Posted in food, Harlem, New York, New York City, NYC, restaurants
Tagged Central Park North, East Harlem, Food, Harlem, Harlem Meer, Maoz Vegetarian, photo by NY Parks and Recreation, restaurants, travel, vegetarian food
After the Food & Drink Boulevard event, which is happening tonight, May 10 in Harlem, we may all need to head to the gym for a workout. Or even better, we have the option to head to Central Park North for a workout in the wide open skies of New York City! Physical Equilibrium is offering two boot camp classes starting now. I believe the classes started in late April.
Boot camp class, taught by Erika Moore and who resides in Harlem, meet Tuesday’s at 6:30 am and Saturday’s at 10:30 am at the northwest corner of 110th and Central Park North.
The class prices include:
$30 for drop in
$75 for 3 classes (expire in 2 months)
$200 for 10 classes (expire in 3 months)
$300 for unlimited attendance for 1 month
Interested participants can register at Physical Equilibrium website through mind-body online.
Posted in Community, education, Harlem, health and wellness
Tagged bootcamp classes, Central Park North, Erika Moore, Harlem, Health, healthy-living, physical equilibrium, physical fitness
Harlem Meer‘s annual Holiday Lighting is taking place today, Sunday, December 4 from 4-5:30 PM. The event culminates with the lighting of thousands of tiny LED lights strung along the architectural features of Central Park’s northernmost visitor center, the Victorian-style Charles A. Dana Discovery Center. A camera is highly recommended for this event.
Winter Holiday Lighting at Central Park
Sunday, December 4, 2011
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Tagged 10026, Central Park North, Harlem, Harlem Meer, holiday events
We have another Fall weekend in Harlem where there are fun things to do! On Saturday, October 22, Urban Garden Center in East Harlem is holding their Annual Fall Festival. It starts at noon and runs to 4 p.m. with plenty of activities for friends, family and kids! Head on over to 116th Street and Park Avenue this coming Saturday!
Also on Saturday is La Colmenita! The Children’s Theater of Cuba will be performing in Harlem at the Harriet Tubman Learning Center, located at 250 West 127th Street. The show starts at 3 p.m. It is a rare U.S. appearance and its happening right here in our community. Learn more about La Colmenita by clicking here.
On Sunday, October 23, the Central Park Conservancy continues their tradition with its Annual Halloween Parade and Pumpkin Sail at the Dana Discovery Center at Harlem Meer (inside Central Park on 110th Street between Fifth and Lenox Avenues). This event starts at 4 p.m. and wearing a Halloween costume for kids is highly encouraged. Participants can also bring a carved pumpkin so that it can be a part of the pumpkin sail!
And that’s what’s happening in Harlem this weekend…all for FREE!
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Tagged 10029, 250 West 127th Street, Central Park North, East 116th street, Halloween, Halloween Parade, Harlem, Harlem Meer, Harriet Tubman Center, La Colmenita, La Marqueta, Pumpkin Sail., Spanish Harlem, The Children's Theater of Cuba, Urban Garden Center
The dedication of the Frederick Douglass Circle, located at the intersection West 110th Street and FDB, is definitely on for next week, September 20, starting at 11 a.m. and HarlemGal Inc. has the scoop on some of the agenda.
Actor and Tony Award-nominee Andre De Shields will perform and channel Frederick Douglass in front of all the guests and dignitaries. De Shields is well-known for this and performed as Frederick Douglass in 2009. See video below.
Impact Repertory Theatre and Harlem School of the Arts will give performances. And a direct descendent of Frederick Douglass will be present and either acknowledged or part of the speaking agenda.
So far, there’s no word on whether Mayor Bloomberg will be on hand for the dedication. However, there will be several local representatives in attendance.
Not too bad of an agenda to start! Now that we have a sneak peek of the Frederick Douglass Circle Dedication, the next question is are you attending? Chime in if you plan on attending this event!
To read complete blog coverage on Frederick Douglass Circle, click here!
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Tagged 10026, 110th Street, actor, Adrian Benepe, Andre De Shields, art and culture, Central Park North, community, Frederick Douglass, Frederick Douglass Circle, Harlem, Harlem School of the Arts, history and tagged cathedral parkway, Impact Repertory Theatre, Manhattan Parks Commission, Mayor Bloomberg, Patricia E Harris
September 20 is the day. Mark your calendar! That’s when Frederick Douglass Circle, located at the intersection of 110th Street, FDB and Central Park West & North in Harlem, will officially be dedicated by The City of New York. According to the Manhattan Parks Commission, the time is set for 11 AM. Mayor Bloomberg plans on being present as well as congressional representation, and the City is trying to get a celebrity (or two) to join in on the festivities. As soon as more information becomes available, HarlemGal Inc. will pass along. Stay tuned!
To read previous coverage on Frederick Douglass Circle, click here.
Posted in art and culture, Community, Events, Frederick Douglass Blvd., Frederick Douglass Circle, Harlem, history, New York, New York City, NYC
Tagged 10026, cathedral parkway, Central Park North, ed 110th Street, Frederick Douglass, Frederick Douglass Circle, Harlem, Photos by HarlemGal