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First look at Harlem Tavern’s cocktail list

Jun 14, 2011 @ 9:00
By HarlemGal
As promised through our Inside Harlem Tavern series, we have some additional information on their menu. We now turn to their cocktail list.

First up is the Banana Sidecar: Hennessy, 99 bananas, and fresh lemon juice. This drink will be shaken and served in a martini glass for $12.

While you’re sitting outside at the corner of Frederick Douglass Blvd and 116th Street, how about drinking a Harlem Sunset? This drink will include tequila, cherry liquor, and pineapple. Yummy. We like this drink already and plan on ordering it ASAP…cause it has Te-qui-la! And its $10.

Next, can you say these words really fast? Tavern Rum Runner. It is catchy…huh? This will be served on the rocks in a mason jar for $12.

And last but not least is the Scottish Mule, which will have gin, cucumber, and ginger beer all for $10.

All these cocktails sound de-li-cious! And if you don’t want a cocktail, no worries. Harlem Tavern plans on offering 20 beers on tap and 60 craft beers in the bottle; as well as a selection of frozen drinks!

So the area that was a gas station, will soon be an eating and drinking station for Harlem humanity! The transformation of this space and menu will be well received! We will all find out soon when we physically will be going Inside Harlem Tavern!


Win free flowers from Katrina Parris Flowers in Harlem

May 20, 2011 @ 10:00
By HarlemGal
For St. Patrick’s Day I ordered flowers from Katrina Parris Flowers, located at 191 Lenox Avenue, for my favorite Irish mum in Queens and I was pleased as pie, as well as the recipient. Now I hear I could receive flowers for me and my friends from Katrina Parris in Harlem for FREE! Yes, that’s right….for free! Here is the chisme, chicas or chicos!

Harlem’s Katrina Parris Flowers has launched “Your Feelings, Our Flowers” program. What does that mean? It means free flowers for three months or two months or one month. All you have to do is join this program on Facebook.

According to Mark from Katrina Flowers, the idea is very simple. They want to say thank you to Harlem for supporting their business and hope to make this an annual event.

To win free flowers from Katrina Parris Flowers in Harlem, go to their Facebook page and enter to win! The program ends May 31, 2011. Good luck!

Spiderman seen swinging under the viaduct in Harlem

May 5, 2011 @ 11:35
By HarlemGal
“Look out! Here comes the Spiderman! Can he swing from a thread. Take a look overhead (or in this video). Hey, there goes the Spiderman [in Harlem],”
See the coolest video of Spiderman, or shall we say the stunt person who plays him in film, swinging under the viaduct in West Harlem, i.e. West 133rd and 12th Avenue.
The Spiderman film crew was spotted in West Harlem May 3rd and we hear the film crew might be in the same area tonight, May 5th!

PS 161 in Harlem dances with Houston gal Beyonce

May 4, 2011 @ 7:46

By HarlemGal
The students at PS 161 Pedro Albizu Campos Middle in Harlem received a nice surprise yesterday (May 3rd). Mrs. Jay Z, also known as Beyonce, made a surprise visit to the Harlem school located at 499 West 133rd Street. The visit was a part of the “Let’s Move” promotion, which is the First Lady Michelle Obama’s youth fitness campaign.

A group of students were filming their rendition of Beyonce’s “Move Your Body” video when Beyonce made her way out on to the floor of the school’s gymnasium and surprised the group of students. In addition to dancing with the students, Beyonce posed for photographs with them. Very nice! See more coverage at

Spanish Harlem’s Urban Garden Center to celebrate grand opening

May 3, 2011 @ 7:44

By HarlemGal
It ain’t easy being green in New York City. However, it just got easier for us Harlemites! We have the Urban Garden Center right in Spanish Harlem at East 116th Street and Park Avenue. This week Urban Garden Center is celebrating its Grand Opening May 4! They are a part of La Marqueta!

For the Grand Opening, there will be drinks, rice & beans and roasted pig! And for those that want to come up for this from downtown, take the 6 train to Lexington Avenue and 116th Street or drive! Urban Garden Center offers free parking to its patrons on Park Avenue between 117th and 118th Street. Discounts will be offered as well.

So it looks like Spanish Harlem is the place to be this week, i.e. May 4 for Urban Garden Center and May 5 for Cinco de Mayo! Que suave!

Urban Garden Center Grand Opening
Free food Great music and big discounts.
116 Street Park Avenue
May 4 2011 from 4pm to 8 pm

759: Boy Scouts of Harlem special screening

Jan 29, 2010 @ 8:00

Troop 759

Troop 759

By HarlemGal

Almost a year ago, HarlemCondoLife told you about a documentary called 759: Boy Scouts of Harlem. In our review, we gave it a thumbs up and encouraged everyone to go see  the film. If you have not seen it, an opportunity is approaching.

To celebrate the 100th Birthday of the Boy Scouts of America, Docwatchers Inc. is sponsoring a special screening of the film February 8 at the Maysles Cinema at 343 Lenox Avenue between 127th and 128th in Harlem. The screening will start at 7 PM and will include a Q&A with the filmmakers, which one of them is a Harlemite. The screening is free. However, donations are recommended.

759: Boy Scouts of Harlem-100th Anniversary of Boy Scouts in America Screening
Maysles Films
Monday, February 8, 2010 @ 7:00 pm
343 Lenox Avenue (between 127th and 128th Streets)
Harlem, NY 10027

In memory…

Sep 11, 2009 @ 11:16
By HarlemGal
I can’t believe it’s been eight years since that day. Wow. Has anything changed since then? For me, it would take countless hours to answer that question. What do you think? For now, I just want to post these pictures and think of those that were lost…..