This is a must read! New York Magazine’s Grub Street is reporting today that The Chipped Cup, located in Harlem’s Hamilton Heights, and a customer exchanged blows online over marriage equality. Apparently, the customer didn’t like the fact that the local Harlem coffee-house publicly stated its position about marriage equality on its outdoor chalkboard and took to Twitter to say that The Chipped Cup lost one customer. In return, The Chipped Cup responded in style with “thank goodness.” Touché!
Read the full story here!
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.
Posted in Bars, business, Community, drinks, food, Harlem, Harlem blogs, Harlem Restaurant Row, Harlem Tavern, restaurant row, restaurants
Tagged 10031, 1635 Amsterdam Avenue, dining out in Harlem, Food, hamilton heights, Harlem, Harlem Blogs, harlem restaurant row, new restaurants, restaurants, The Grange Bar & Eatery, West Harlem
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!
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Tagged 10031, cabaret, classical music, Entertainment, hamilton heights, Harlem, harlem community, music, The Chipped Cup, The Harlem sound project
Need plans Friday night that will take care of your wine shopping needs? Consider the Harlem Wine Gallery in Harlem’s Hamilton Heights. They’re having a party this Friday evening, Dec. 21st that includes discounts on wine. Check out the details below and if you’re planning on attending don’t forget to RSVP.
Posted in business, Community, drinks, Events, food, Free!, Harlem, shopping, spending
Tagged 148th Street, 752A St. Nicholas Avenue, hamilton heights, Harlem, shopping, Wine, wine gallery, Wine shopping
Apr 5, 2011 @ 7:00
It is that time of year where New York Magazine profiles some of the upcoming neighborhoods for 2011. In this week’s edition (April 3), they list 20 of The Next Big Neighborhoods in New York City and two Harlem sections made the list!
A big congrats to Marcus Garvey Park. This area located in Central Harlem was ranked fourth out of 20. NYMag says Marcus Garvey Park “is undergoing a several million dollar renovation, including smoothed-out sidewalks and the transformation of its existing bandshell into a state-of-the-art amphitheater.” In addition to park renovations, several buildings have sprung up, such as 5th on the Park, located at Fifth Avenue and 120th Street; and “the recently constructed Windows on 123, a pair of buildings graced with limestone-balconied apartments and full-floor lofts.”
Hamilton Heights located in West Harlem, finishes out the list placing 20th on the list.
Another notable mention, is Manhattan Valley, which is right below Harlem on the Westside. They were ranked second out of 20.
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Tagged 10029, Central Harlem, Fifth Avenue, Fifth on the Park, hamilton heights, Marcus Garvey Park, New York Magazine, West Harlem
Feb 4, 2009 @ 12:11
I search a lot of various sites about my Harlem community both for play and work. I stumbled across what I think is an extremely different real estate site and I wanted to share it with you: www.aqueductcourt.com. Check it out!
Is this the coolest or what? They make Harlem’s Hamilton Heights seem like one might be moving to Harry Potter land or Lord of the Rings! So cool in my view! What do you think?