Sometimes a cultural, iconic theater, like The Apollo Theater in Harlem, just doesn’t need the business… or the money when it comes to events. According to The New York Daily News they have declined Donald Trump’s campaign request to hold an event there! Read the article here.
We definitely do not need our community used as a back drop for a campaign that clearly does not represent or can even comprehend Harlem’s values!
And kudos to The Apollo for making a decision that’s in the best interest of Harlem! Let’s hope other Harlem businesses or religious institutions follow suit if they get a similar request from the Trump campaign!
When I moved to Harlem back in 2006, there was only one mom and pop store close to me fully dedicated to offering organic grocerys on every level and that was Organic Forever on Frederick Douglass Blvd between 111th and 112th Street. Ten years later, they still are the only small business that sells organic products, until now! If you walk by the store, there are big signs that says they’re closing.
Not sure of the reasons why Organic Forever is closing, but it’s unfortunate and another sign of the times that everything continues to change in Harlem at rapid speed!
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For Harlemites looking to jump in on the road to fitness, Physical Therapy of Harlem presents some new affordable options with its Fitness Bootcamp program, PT of Harlem Wellness. For only $10 per class, participants can choose from a selection of classes, including, Metabolic Madness, an all around cardio workout; Heavy hitters, a boxing based workout; and BOSS Fit and Circuit City, both full body conditioning workouts.
The group will introduce the Harlem community to class offerings at a free demo on Saturday, Oct. 8, from 10am to 1pm, at the State Office Building Plaza on 125th street at 7th avenue. Demo stations will be set up to allow participants to try different skills and classes taught at PT of Harlem Wellness.
To sign up for classes or learn more about programming and PT of Harlem, visit its website at www.ptharlem.com. Classes are held daily at a cost of $10 per class. The event on October 8 is free!
Experience Harlem, the marketing engine that has been tracking Harlem happenings for…well a very long time, now has an app! Download it today so that you can have all the latest on Harlem in the palm of your hands! Cheers!
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Wondering whose taking over the commercial space in Harlem that was formally owned by 5 and Diamond? We are learning today through Instagram via the FDB Alliance that the owner of Cafeine Urban Espresso at 2124 Frederick Douglass Blvd is taking over the place. Mr. Ben-Ari is planning to open a modern bistro called RDV at 2072 FDB.
Stay tuned for more info!
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I took a break this evening from mommy duties and went clubbing in Harlem…and i liked it! Well, actually I took my scalp and massive head of grey hairs to the new Harlem hair salon called The Club by Dominik Mager located 2276 Frederick Douglass Blvd at 123rd. I was in desperate need of a single process, cut and a blow out. Mission accomplished! Zap the grey hair is gone!
Take a look at the results below! What do you think?
I was very pleased myself and it all came about quickly by going online to schedule an appointment! And my favorite part of the session! The hair wash! The seats are to die for! I took a power nap there! That’s my kind of clubbing these days!
If you’re interested in going clubbing (hee, hee) like I did this evening, check out The Club in Harlem!
The Club by Dominik Mager
2276 Frederick Douglass Blvd
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Rumor has it that the antithesis of Whole Foods, Trader Joe’s, is working hard to have a presence in Harlem, specifically central Harlem so that they can compete with that Texas-based grocery chain. A real estate broker(s) has informed this blog that Trader Joe’s, the California-based food chain, is moving into the entire retail space offered at the swanky Circa Central Park building in Harlem!
You know which building I’m talking about! It’s the space of a former gas station and the one selling an apartment for more than $8million dollars at the corner of West 110th Street and Frederick Douglass Blvd!
Yup, apparently the developers, which got Starbucks to move into their other building on Manhatten Avenue and 110th Street, are or close to sealing the deal with Trader Joe’s to move into Circa Central Park in Harlem.
Hmm, there is another grocery store directly across from that new building. It’s called Central Market.
Let’s see what happens! Stay tuned! And of course, I’d love to hear what you think about Trader Joe’s moving into Harlem at this location? Digame (Talk to me)!
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Walking along Central Park West in the 100s, I noticed a Citi Bike station at West 106th Street and CPW. It’s spanking brand new! Then it got me thinking, what about my area–Central Harlem? I know it’s coming, but where?
For those that do not know, or do know, the Citi Bike station is coming soon to 110th Street and Adam Clayton Powell! And that’s it for now for us Harlemites! Poohie. See map!
Citi Bike is well into East Harlem! Lucky them!
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Time flies when your making delicious food in Harlem! Ponty Bistro, the Harlem restaurant, helmed by Chef Cisse—a 2009 finalist in the hit Food Network show “Chopped,” turns two this month.
Stop by Pontry Bistro Harlem located just off Strivers’ Row at 2375 Adam Clayton Powell Boulevard at 139th Street and wish them Happy Birthday! While you’re there try some of their signature dishes: Crispy Tuna, Fish Fataya, Truffle Macaroni and Cheese, Le Poulet Yassa, Niokolokoba and Poisson Braise A Le Guet Ndar.
Brunch on weekends offers Lobster Benedict, French Toast, Scrambled Bruchetta, and much more.
Happy Birthday Ponty Bistro! And continued success in Harlem!
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Does anyone remember this Harlem space on Frederick Douglass Blvd between 115 and 116th Street? It used to be a place of worship, a mosque. Now there are signs up on the scaffold that says the space is being turned into luxury rentals! Great, right?
This space probably would have been more ideal for affordable housing since it’s right in the thick of where all the change is happening. Is anyone surprised? Probably not.
How many luxury this and that do we need for this area? Oh I forgot, I’m in New York! There’s no such thing as affordable housing!
Have a great weekend!
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