If you love Harlem Meer or Lasker Rink or the northern part of Central Park like we do, this piece of news will (or should) please you. We learned today via a press release about a major redesign of Harlem Meer and the area. An announcement will be made on July 18 at Harlem Meer stating that a partnership is in place “to invest $150 million in a forthcoming Lasker Pool and Rink project that will transform the facility’s relationship with the Harlem Meer and the rest of Central Park.”
According to the release, this yet to be designed major project, funded by Mayor Bill de Blasio ($50 million) and the Central Park Conservancy ($100 million; $25 million committed to date), will allow for broader park use and create new recreational opportunities to better serve the Harlem and East Harlem communities, advancing the City’s equity agenda. To lead the design process, Central Park Conservancy in partnership with NYC Parks, will host community visioning sessions in Harlem this fall; with anticipated groundbreaking in Fall 2020.
As more information becomes available, we will pass it along. In closing, we cannot wait to see the ideas that arise from the design process and renderings.
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Tagged Central Park Conservancy, Central Park North, Harlem, Harlem Blogs, Harlem Meer, HarlemGal, lasker rink, new york city, Photo by NY Rangers
It’s true! CitiBike is past 110th Street in Central Harlem! There’s a bike station on the sidewalk between 111th and 112th Street on Frederick Douglass Blvd. CitiBike recently announced that they would be placing more bike stations uptown…and now they have.
The bike station is not taking up parking space, which should make locals happy. It’s taking up stroller space or walking space. I think the Village of Harlem can manage. Harlem has wide sidewalks, which is perfect for bike stations. No sign of the actual bikes yet, but that’s coming soon!
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Harlem, we need to take part in another election. But this time this one is much more fun and not as depressing.
Wé McDonald is a former student of Harlem School of the Arts. She studied voice, theatre and dance at the St. Nicholas Avenue institution for 5 years as a member of the Dorothy Maynor Singers and the HSA Theatre Alliance. Now she is one of the remaining 11 finalists on NBC’s The Voice. TONIGHT, November 21 Wé McDonald will be competing live!
Every vote counts and she needs our help to win! Harlem, let’s get out the vote! Tune in tonight on Channel 4! Check local listings.
Posted in celebrities, entertainment, Harlem, Harlem bloggers, Harlem blogs, Harlem School of the Arts, New York, New York City, NYC, St. Nicholas Avenue, Things to do in Harlem
Tagged @aharlemmommy, @harlemcondolife, Harlem, Harlem Blogs, Harlem School of the Arts, HarlemGal, NBC, The Voice, We McDonald
I should be doing a ton of other things right now, but I’m not. I can’t stop thinking about tomorrow and the day after. November 8 has to be the biggest day in American politics and history. And every Harlem establishment imaginable is holding viewing parties tomorrow night! Where will you be watching?
Tomorrow is the big day! Let’s get out the vote tomorrow and make history together by electing the first women to the highest office in the land, President of the United States. May Wednesday be a brand, new historical day for America!
Posted in 111 Central Park North, 116th Street, 125th Street, Community, education, Events, Frederick Douglass Blvd., Harlem, Harlem bloggers, Harlem blogs, Harlem businesses, HarlemGal, kids, New York, New York City, NYC, politics, Things to do in Harlem, Things to do with kids in Harlem
Tagged election day, Harlem, Harlem bloggers, Harlem Blogs, hillary clinton, imwithher, presidential elections
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!
Posted in 110th Street, 116th Street, 125th Street, Adam Clayton Powell Jr. Blvd., business, Central Park North, drinks, education, entertainment, Events, fashion, film, food, Frederick Douglass Blvd., Free!, Harlem, Harlem bloggers, Harlem blogs, Harlem businesses, Harlem commercial real estate,, Harlem Restaurant Row, Harlem restaurants, HarlemGal, New York, New York City, NYC
Tagged experience harlem, Harlem
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)!
Posted in 110th Street, apartments, business, Circa Central Park, commercial real estate, Community, Frederick Douglass Blvd., Frederick Douglass Circle, Harlem, Harlem bloggers, Harlem blogs, Harlem businesses, Harlem commercial real estate,, Harlem real estate,, Harlem Restaurant Row, Harlem restaurants, HarlemGal, New York, New York City, NYC, Where to live in Harlem
Tagged Circa Central Park, Harlem, Harlem Blogs, trader joes, whole foods
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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Tagged Citi Bike, Harlem, Harlem Blogs, transportation
Anybody follow the Seinfelds on Instagram? I do! Here’s a photo of Jerry and Jessica Seinfeld in East Harlem, according to the Mrs. Apparently, they were watching their sons play Little League Baseball over on East 112th Street! Kinda cool…huh?
In my view, the Seinfelds are demonstrating that whether one has a gazillion dollars or a few dollars, when it comes to your kid playing baseball in East Harlem or East Hampton, you’ll go!
Hope it was a good game!
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Tagged baseball, East Harlem, east harlem little league baseball, Harlem, Jerry Seinfeld, Jessica Seinfeld
There have been several attempts to open a full service hamburger joint on or near Frederick Douglass Blvd, aka Harlem’s restaurant row, in past years but none have either succeeded to open or stay open. Now Harlem Pizza Co, which has its pizza joint on 116th Street, is hoping to be sort of the first to open a restaurant on row dedicated to hamburgers with a place called Harlem Burger! The signage is up on 118&FDB, a good indicator that it’s opening soon.
Posted in 116th Street, food, Frederick Douglass Blvd., Harlem, Harlem blogs, Harlem Burger, Harlem businesses, Harlem Pizza Co, Harlem Restaurant Row, Harlem restaurants, HarlemGal, New York, New York City, restaurant row
Tagged Harlem, Harlem Burger, Harlem Pizza Co
CitiBike is expand into Harlem and you have the opportunity to voice your opinion! NYC Department of Transportation’s Bike Share Program has scheduled a Community Planning Workshop for Harlem CB10 on Wednesday, November 18th. Attached is a flyer for reference. Also, here is a link for community members that cannot attend, but can still voice their views!
Posted in education, Free!, Harlem, Harlem bloggers, Harlem blogs, Harlem businesses, HarlemGal, New York, New York City, NYC
Tagged bike share, CitiBike, Harlem