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Holiday trees available on Harlem’s Cathedral Parkway

Nov 29, 2009 @ 21:46

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By HarlemGal
I have lived in Harlem for several years now and never have I seen holiday trees for sale at the base of Morningside Park, right on Cathedral Parkway between Manhattan Avenue and Columbus Avenue. I saw workers setting up and unloading various sizes of trees right after Thanksgiving. I believe this is a first to sell trees at this location. I don’t recall a tree company ever selling holiday trees here before. Does anyone else recall differently?

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I assume the company that is selling the holiday trees is doing so because there is a new demand in this part of Harlem. We have posted in the past about how the area is changing with an increase in condos and restaurants!
HarlemCondoLife also saw holiday trees for sale on Frederick Douglass Blvd and 122nd.
Last year, we spotted a ton of trees being sold on Lenox Avenue.
If you are interested in purchasing a holiday tree on Cathedral Parkway, they deliver and accept credit cards! And as always, if you know of other places in Harlem to buy holiday trees, please let us know. Happy Holidays!

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Halloween Pumpkin Sail Harlem Meer

Oct 30, 2009 @ 14:05
By HarlemGal
On October 25, we went to Central Park’s Halloween Parade and Pumpkin Sail. I believe it’s an annual event held late afternoon along Harlem Meer. If you have never attended, we recommend it – especially for families with children. It was a lot of fun. Seeing all the little tots in their costume was such a treat to see! And of course, the pumpkin sail was wonderful as well.
Enjoy our photos from the event and hope to see you there next year! HAPPY HALLOWEEN from HarlemCondoLife!

NYC election driving opening of Frederick Douglass Circle in Harlem?

Oct 26, 2009 @ 21:52

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By HarlemGal
The upcoming New York City election is potentially now driving the opening of the long awaited Frederick Douglass Circle at the base of Central Harlem! That is what I was told today by some of the workers at the site. Apparently people will be able to access the Circle by then, but no grand opening will happen for awhile. That’s the latest lowdown from the site.

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Do you believe that time schedule given how long it has taken to finish the project or do you think they were yanking my chain? Let’s be honest, it’s shaping up to look very nice. However, the City has been working on the FDB Circle for a looooong time! Could this timing just be purely a coincidence?

And get this, the City has an office right on 110th Street between Manhattan Avenue and FDB. I tried walking in, but the doors were locked!

Overall, the workers were very clear that they had a deadline to meet and that all the barriers would be down soon. Hmmm. Stay tuned.

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And a quick shout out to Zinc Plate Press. They have a very good shot of the sculpture!

Tarp down at Frederick Douglass Circle in Harlem

Sep 19, 2009 @ 13:16
By HarlemGal
From this photo it looks like our circle at the intersection of 110th Street and Frederick Douglass Blvd is ready with the exception of the sculpture! All I can say is “it’s about time” and as a Harlemite I am ready to visit the circle!

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Harlem’s Trump Lasker Rink

Jan 16, 2009 @ 9:00
By HarlemGal

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With the temperatures continuing to dip at all time lows in New York City, what are Harlemites to do this coming holiday weekend? Well, if you feel like putting on some blades and going round and round in circles on ice, we have the perfect recommendation for you – Trump Lasker Rink in Central Harlem!  That’s  right! Harlem has their very own outdoor ice skating rink.

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Take the 2/3 subway line to 110th Street and you are a few yards away or drive if you like. But this place is a winter wonderland without all the touristy fuss. When we visited the rink recently, the ticket lines were somewhat long to get in, however when you’re in the rink there is plenty of elbow space to move around on and off the ice.  Also, if you want to take a rest from skating, you can do what we did…watch the miniature hockey players battle it out in the ice rink next door. Who needs to go to New Jersey to see the Devils. From our pictures here, we clearly have our own Devils to watch and root for in Harlem. Oh and the parents watching their kids…they’re fun to watch too! See you there!

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Trump Lasker Rink
Central Park North & Lenox Avenue entrance
917-492-3857

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Adam Clayton Powell Corner Bldg getting a makeover?

Jan 13, 2009 @ 1:27
By HarlemGal

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I was walking toward the 2/3 subway line along Central Park North recently and saw that the corner building on Central Park North and Adam Clayton Powell had brand new windows installed and what also appeared to be new air conditioning units.  There is scaffolding around and ton of permits on the door. Those are clear signs of a makeover and the building looks vacant! Does anyone know the scoop?

For those that don’t know this Harlem area or do, this spot is absolutely a primo location-in my view. It’s a well-sized corner building right across the street from our famous Central Park. The building has to have some decent park views. Well…whatever is going on there, HarlemGal wishes she had a small fortune, some extra dinero, etc. I would totally go shopping there for another Harlem casita! If you know what’s going on, tell us!

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Central Harlem Building Going Down

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By HarlemGal

I was walking along 110th Street and noticed the building on 110th Street and Manhattan Avenue was halfway knocked down. It appears this corner, which has been untouched forever with scaffolding, is going down, kuhputz, adios, etc. I wonder what’s going to happen with this space?  Maybe a new apartment building or retail space? Either way its prime Harlem real estate since its one block from Central Park North and right across the street from Morningside Heights Park.  If anyone knows, tell HarlemCondolife.com!

Exxon Out, BP in at Central Park North/FDB Gas Station

Nov 10, 2008 @ 14:04
img_0150What has typically been an Exxon gas station for many years, has apparently changed ownership to BP.  This was very evident recently with a worker changing the sign during a sunny day in Harlem at 111th and Frederick Douglass.