There’s a new Harlem business in town and it’s designed to make those house/apartment chores a bit more manageable. It’s called Mobile City Services and it was founded by a twenty-something named John Henry. What is Mobile City Services? It’s a Concierge company that provides a range of services from Dry Cleaning, Housekeeping, and Dog Walking straight to the door of busy professionals.
In early 2012, Henry began noticing that the only bit of spare time he had was being spent on tedious tasks at home. Similar to many urban residents, Henry relied on a job that required suits, which meant regular visits to the dry cleaner. Also, his long work hours meant leaving before the local cleaners opened, and arriving after they closed. Mobile City Services aims to solve this problem by providing door to door service.
According to a news release, Mobile City Services is trusted by movie and film crews shooting in New York. Clients include: HBO’s Boardwalk Empire, and the new production of Annie staring Cameron Diaz and Jamie Foxx.
Interested to learn more about this Harlem business and it’s services? Check out their website or friend them on Facebook.
There are two Harlem holiday lighting events happening for us to attend. Tonight is the annual Holiday Celebration of Lights at Marcus Garvey Park. It starts at 7 pm. Additional details are below.
A week from today, December 12th, the Friends of Frederick Douglass Circle are hosting a Holiday Tree Lighting starting at 6 pm. More information below.
So in essence our Thursdays are booked for December. Attend one or both events! See you there!
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Ballet Hispanico, recognized as the nation’s leading Latino dance organization since 1970, returns to the legendary Apollo Theater on Saturday, November 23, 2013 at 7:30pm, following last season’s sold-out holiday performance. The performance is sponsored by Goya Foods. Highlights include a seductive world premiere by Edgar Zendejas inspired by the beloved Mexican celebration “Día de los Muertos” (Day of the Dead), and the Apollo premiere of Belgian-Colombian Annabelle Lopez Ochoa’s Sombrerísimo, an athletic tour de force for six male dancers. The world premiere of Artistic Director Eduardo Vilaro’s Hogar will be set to vibrant live music by Ljova and the Kontraband, a mix of classical, Latin, and gypsy melodies.
The Apollo Theater is located at 253 W. 125th Street. Tickets start at $28 and are available for purchase in person at the Apollo Theater Box Office, or through Ticketmaster at 800.745.3000 or www.ticketmaster.com.
For more information, visit www.ballethispanico.org.
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Tagged Annabelle Lopez Ochoa, Apollo Theater, Ballet Hispanico, Día de los Muertos, Edgar Zendejas, Eduardo Vilaro, Goya Foods, Harlem, Harlem bloggers, Harlem Blogs, HarlemGal
On Thursday, November 21, from 10am-9:30pm the 125th Street Business Improvement District will kick off the holiday shopping season with its Harlem Holiday Lights 2013 celebration. This year the event will include an outdoor festival, in-store and on- the-street activities as well as a scavenger hunt and parade of lights. This FREE event, open to the public, will celebrate two significant milestones– 20-years of BID operations and the 200th anniversary of 125th Street being placed on the Great Manhattan Street Grid.
Throughout the day and evening there will be promotions from businesses on 1-2-5 that include free food samples and refreshments, in-store discounts, raffles, hand massages, a Casino Party, photos with Santa, toy and coat drives, financial literacy seminars, free checking check-up with gift, free green dot cards (activated), free admission to museum gallery, and more. ABC broadcast journalist, Sandra Bookman is Grand Marshall for the momentous parade. A map of all the activities and a list of activities appear on the website www.harlemlightitup.com. Below is the schedule of events:
Harlem Light it Up Parade
Location: 125th Street B/w 5th Avenue and Marginal Street
Time: 10am-9:30 pm
Location: Areas along 125th Street
Locations: Areas along 125th Street
Time: 6pm – 8:30pm
Locations: Areas along 125th
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On Saturday November 9th, The Davidson Family will open up their home once again for, Brownstone Live, a live show and art gallery in The Davidson Family Harlem brownstone. Musician, artist, and yogini Tamara Davidson started the salon series to showcase emerging, innovative young musicians and visual artists in an intimate, open, and loving environment. The series began the summer of 2012 and has been a cultural highlight for the New York community since.
This year performers include The Javier Santiago Trio, Bae Bro, vhvl, and Tamara. Visual artists include Sonia Louise Davis and Ivan Forde. All are invited to attend. Tickets are $10. Purchase tickets here or RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org.
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I walked by Masjid Aqsa Mosque in Harlem yesterday and noticed there was no activity going on inside. When I walked closer to the building, I noticed the mosque was boarded up with an eviction notice slapped on the outside for all to see.
A few years back the mosque tried moving to a new location on Manhattan Avenue, but that failed for some reason. Yesterday, I asked on the street what happened? Why the eviction notice? Someone blurted out, the mosque got behind on their rent.
If anyone has any other details on Masjid Aqsa Mosque in Harlem, please chime in!
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Harlem real estate continues to amaze me. Development continues even though the entire world feels like a quagmire, with the exception of Manhattan real estate. Look at this building in Harlem on the corner of 110th Street and Manhattan Avenue, which was an abandoned lot! It’s going up so fast and there’s not very many apartments left-unless one has a million dollars. Look at One Morningside Park’s listings! All that’s left to purchase are apartments for $1.2 to $2.2 million. And there’s no guarantee those million dollar apartments have Central Park or Morningside Park views. My guess is those apartments with great park views went first.
With this apartment building going up in this former abandoned lot, can we all agree now that Harlem is one expensive place to buy real estate? Long gone are the days of reasonable apartment deals in Harlem.
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Look out for a traffic jam today in Harlem around The Studio Museum in Harlem, i.e. 125th between Lenox Ave and ACP! Why? Our First Lady Michelle Obama will be hosting an afternoon event at The Studio Museum in Harlem for the spouses of Chiefs of State and Heads of Government participating in the UN General Assembly, which is happening all week.
Mrs. Obama is expected to will deliver brief remarks at the event and the Dance Theatre of Harlem is planning to perform for the First Lady and her guests.
As for traffic, expect major delays and back up leading up to 125th Street from East to West. To get the latest on traffic, HarlemGal Inc recommends following @gridlocksam for the latest!
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