From the picture below, looks like one of our reader’s comment on a May 13th blog post is absolutely true that Cantina on Adam Clayton Powell Blvd is moving over one avenue to Frederick Douglass Blvd! Congrats to Cantina Taqueria & Tequila Bar.
While I’m sure they are (and were) doing good business on ACP, as well as Lenox Avenue, moving to Harlem’s restaurant row will more than likely take their biz up a notch or two! There’s a lot of foot traffic on FDB. Plus their presence adds to the variety of food choices on this busy avenue.
Looking forward to visiting soon and ordering some tacos from Cantina at 2099 Frederick Douglass Blvd!
My kids and I were at Harlem Eat Up today. While strolling around, literally in our Bugaboo, we learned today that Whole Foods Market is opening up their Harlem store July 21, 2017. The two nice gentlemen working their booth informed us when we asked. However, there was no need to ask. There was a sign to the left of them that announced the date! See pic below.
I wonder whose going to check out the new Whole Foods uptown when it opens? I’m curious to see if they plan on offering the same kind of merchandise/products as a downtown store. We will soon find out!
The store will be located at 125th Street and Lenox Avenue! Right there by the 2/3 subway line!
Upper Lenox Avenue in Harlem is getting another dining option called Babbalucci Italian Kitchen & Wood Burning Oven. Babbalucciwill bring a taste of Italian American cuisine that fuses old world with new world flavors to this part of Harlem aiming to provide a relaxed atmosphere and refined service for brunch, lunch and dinner, according to a news release.
The menu will include wood oven pizzas, rustic pastas and small plates from Chef/Owner Andrew LoPresto who will bake all bread in-house. Eager to become an active part of the community, the new restaurant plans to replete their kitchen with locally-sourced ingredients.
Babbalucci plans to open this month at 331 Lenox Avenue between 126th and 127th Street. Phone (646) 918-6572.
No plans for Easter? How about stopping by Harlem Shake on Lenox Avenue and 124th Street? Harlem Shake is offering one of two specialty milkshakes: Funny Bunny(hazelnut chocolate) andKool Peeps(pistachio). Also, customers will receive a 10 precent discount off their order if they come in their Easter clothes, i.e. dresses, suits and hats!
And starting now, customers who stop in with their families will receive an Easter egg coloring page with purchase. Young Harlem Shake fans (12 and under) are encouraged to get creative with their designs and submit their eggs to a coloringcontest. Three winners will be chosen on Easter Sunday and their festive creations will be proudly displayed in the Harlem Shake windows, along with winning either a $50 or $25 gift card!
Mount Morris Park Community Improvement Association, a Harlem based 501(c) (3) non-profit community organization, is looking for a college-bound Harlem high school senior! Why? The organization’s Scholarship Fund will award a $4,000 scholarship-1,000 renewable annually for four years-to a college-bound high school senior, who resides in Central Harlem from 110th Street to 135th Street, between Morningside and Third Avenues.
The application deadline is June 1 and the scholarship requirements are below. Click here to apply.
· Graduating high school seniors living in the greater Mount Morris Park/Central Harlem Community, from 110th Street to 135th Street, between Morningside and Third Avenues
· Student must have a C+ (75%) or better grade point average
· Student must have participated in a community service project
· Student must have accepted admission to a two or four-year college or university
· Student must demonstrate financial need by completing FAFSA application
Not sure what to do this coming weekend for Easter in Harlem? Here are two options happening in Harlem to consider:
There is a Harlem Easter Egg Hunt happening this Saturday, April 19, at My Gym at 258 St. Nicholas Avenue for children ages 1-7. The event is free. There will be fun games and the Easter Bunny will be present for photos. The organizers are asking for interested participants to register online. To register, visit: www.HarlemEggHunt.com
Date: Saturday, April 19, 2014 Time: 3:00 – 5:00 p.m. Place: My Gym – 258 St. Nicholas Ave Cost: FREE
On Easter Sunday, April 20, at 2:00 pm, Harlem Shake will be partnering with Susie Q, a local celebrity fitness trainer and clothing designer, to offer guests an afternoon of line dancing, an Easter egg hunt, plus prizes and good food. Harlem Shake will be serving two Easter themed milkshakes on Easter Sunday. The Funny Bunny is a hazelnut chocolate shake with a chocolate Easter bunny hidden inside, or the Kool Peeps, a pistachio flavored shake topped with Peeps candy. Signature items from the regular menu like specialty burgers, fries and shakes will also be available for purchase.
Harlem Shake Easter celebrations will be:
2:30-3:30 PM – Line dancing with Susie Q as the leader
3:30-4:00PM – Easter egg hunt for children 12 and under (with prizes!)
4:00PM – Best colored egg winner announcement
Some places in Harlem are ahead of the curve when it comes to environmental coolness. Lenox Coffee is clearly one of those places. They posted today on Facebook that they are now offering boxed water, aka water in a milk like carton. They are selling the brand, Boxed Water is Better, which donates 10 percent of their profits to reforestation projects and a further 10 percent to water relief foundations.The boxes of water are recyclable and consumers are contributing to a smaller carbon footprint! Very cool.
To learn more, check out Lenox Coffee’s Facebook page or better yet stop by to purchase boxed water. They are located at 129th and Lenox Avenue in Harlem.
There’s a mini donut shop coming to Harlem at 129th Street and Lenox Avenue! It’s called Carvin ‘s and it plans to sell fresh, hot, mini donuts along with coffee, tea, espresso, milk and soft drinks as well. Carvin’s will offer regular and gluten-free mini donuts too. Carvin’s hopes to open at the end of this month. Stay tuned…
Two New York City photographers have been documenting the City’s transformation for several years. It started with a book, titled “Store Front: The Disappearing Face of New York,” in which they photographed mom-and-pop stores around the city, including select parts of Harlem, such as Lenox Avenue and 125th Street. They recently returned to these Harlem locations, and all the other original locations as well, to see what stands in those places now. Take a look below at the Harlem areas documented and see what’s happened.
Time flies when you’re having a good time and that’s all that’s been happening at the Corner Social in Harlem since they officially opened two years ago. The Lenox Avenue restaurant and bar are marking the occasion this coming Saturday. See details below.
Stop by the Corner Social on Lenox and 126th Street; and wish them a Happy Birthday and many more years of success in Harlem!