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Harlem’s coffee scene continues North with ACP Coffee

I have lived in Harlem for close to 12 years now. I’ve seen an explosion in real estate, restaurants…and now coffee bars/cafes. I ventured past 125th Street recently to check out ACP Coffee, which opened this year on Adam Clayton Powell, Jr. Blvd between 134th and 135th Street. I know there are a lot of coffee places in the City. Hear me out on why you should make a point to visit ACP Coffee.

First, most of our Harlem based coffee shops that have opened in the last five years more than likely get their beans from a local/roaster. Not a bad thing. ACP Coffee in Harlem has decided to go in a different direction and serve coffee from Coava Coffee Roasters and Counter Culture Coffee Roasters. Coava coffee roasters is from Portland, Oregon, currently using El Salvador La Esperanza.

Second, if you’re into the avocado toast craze ACP Coffee has it on the menu. Their avocado toast is made with sourdough organic bread. Yum.

And last, ACP coffee uses Battenkill Valley grass fed milk for all their coffee drinks. I don’t recall ever having my coffee served with grass fed milk until I visited ACP Coffee. It was absolutely yummy. This type of milk added sweetness and extra foam to my latte.

These are just a few reasons on why you should stop by ACP Coffee in Harlem. As I often say in my blog posts, “don’t take my word for it. Check it out for yourself! and let me know what you think of the place.

ACP Coffee is located at 2286 Adam Clayton Powell, Jr. Blvd in Harlem.

Karaoke Night in Harlem begins September 4th

Need additional plans in Harlem this holiday weekend? How about a little karaoke? Shrine World Music Venue, located at 2271 Adam Clayton Powell Jr. Blvd., has reopened its new Green Room downstairs and to kick off the opening they’re starting a KARAOKE NIGHT this coming Monday, Sept.. 4th, which will then occur on every Monday thereafter. Check it out if you can!

Food and Drink Boulevard in Harlem happening May 10

2017 Food & Drink Blvd Promo Image for PressTomorrow, May 10 from 6:00 to 10:00 p.m., the Frederick Douglass Boulevard Alliance will hold its sixth annual Food & Drink Boulevard event along Harlem’s Restaurant Row.  This event invites local residents and visitors to explore restaurants and bars along the Frederick Douglass Boulevard from 112th to 124th Streets by reserving a wristband to receive $5.00 deals at 19 participating venues.

To assist patrons in navigating up and down Frederick Douglass Boulevard, FDBA is offering free pedicab service to wristband holders, and a mobile device-friendly map that shows where all 19 participating restaurants and bars are located, as well as each businesses’ $5.00 menu offerings.

To reserve a free wristband for the event, visit the FDBA website at http://www.fdballiance.org. On the night of the event, wristbands will also be available at Harlem Tavern, 2153 Frederick Douglass Boulevard on the corner of West 116th Street, and Angel of Harlem, 2272 Frederick Douglass Boulevard on the corner of West 122nd Street.

Farm-to-table restaurant opens in Harlem, Take the A train to Clay

img_1113Harlem villagers no longer have to turn to downtown to dine at a farm-to-table restaurant. Harlem dining patrons can now experience farm-to-table at Clay, located on the corner of 123rd Street and Manhattan Avenue.

What does farm-to-table mean? According to Clay Restaurant, it means “they source all of their produce, meats and fish from small, local suppliers. Nothing is mass-produced or served out of season. Wines and spirits also come from small producers, both seasoned veterans and ground-breaking upstarts alike, who care about their terrain and couple minimal intervention with maximum innovation.”

The New American restaurant opened up on the Harlem corner six weeks ago and is ready to serve locals (or anyone that walks in) with dinner and brunch on the weekends.

And if you’re curious as to where exactly Clay is sourcing, the list is posted on their website.

220 St. Nicholas in Harlem 50 percent rented

According to The Real Deal, 220 St. Nicholas Avenue in Harlem “is halfway leased after three weeks, according to its developer Justin Gorjian.”

The 11-story residential building was converted to full-floor rental units and two retail spaces. “Each unit comes with a private outdoor space, floor-to-ceiling windows and private entry that is accessed by keyed elevators. Prices range from $3,000 to $8,000 per month for one, two, and three-bedroom apartments,” according to the article.
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Harlem holiday lighting events, Marcus Garvey Park December 5 and Frederick Douglass Circle December 12

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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The Things to do in Harlem: Studio Museum Harlem to launch Metal Fabulous

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The good folks over at Studio Museum Harlem have given us the heads up that they will be launching Metal Fabulous from noon to 6 pm, November 15-17, 2013.

Metal Fabulous is a husband-and-wife team best known for their unique designs using African cowry shells. Lately they’ve turned up their design style a notch by experimenting with different finishes on silver, brass and copper—and the results are Metal Fabulous!

If you’re interested in attending, view additional details here.

The Studio Museum in Harlem is located at 144 West 125th Street in Harlem.

Wanna lease an apartment at 220 St. Nicholas Avenue in Harlem? Prices start at $3000

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Harlem Lofts sent out a mass email to Harlem bloggers this morning announcing leasing is underway at 220 St. Nicholas Avenue. This is the brand new rental building at the intersection of 120th and St. Nicholas.  Eleven units are being leased out starting tomorrow. Harlem Lofts is hosting an open house on Sunday, October 6 from 3-4 pm. See listings below.

Please note, in their email, Harlem Lofts says “they have met with the Owner and are waiting on their TCO, which they expect to get by Oct 15th.  There is no exclusive leasing agent, they are having 3 or 4 of Harlem’s best all work towards leasing it out as co-exclusive leasing agents.”

Good luck to those interested!

  • 220 St. Nicholas Ave., PHB ~ $8,000
  • 220 St. Nicholas Ave., PHA ~ $7,500
  • 220 St. Nicholas Ave., #2 ~ $6,500
  • 220 St. Nicholas Ave., #6 ~ $6,400
  • 220 St. Nicholas Ave., #5 ~ $6,350
  • 220 St. Nicholas Ave., #4 ~ $6,300
  • 220 St. Nicholas Ave., #3 ~ $6,250
  • 220 St. Nicholas Ave., #8A ~ $5000
  • 220 St. Nicholas Ave., #7A ~ $4,850
  • 220 St. Nicholas Ave., #8B ~ $3,500
  • 220 St. Nicholas Ave., #7B ~ $3,000