Another Harlem blog posted a question yesterday to their site asking: Has Melba’s on 114th Street and Frederick Douglass Blvd shuttered? As of this evening, HarlemGal has the the answer. It’s no!
This blog walked by there this evening and all the lights were on and people were inside!
What prompted the questions around the status of Melba Wilson’s ten year old restaurant on Harlem’s restaurant row is that someone snapped a photo of that infamous sticker from the City slapped on the restaurant’s grey metal rolling gate. Ouch!
Hopefully, going forward, this type of uncertainty about whether Melba’s restaurant is opened or closed is a thing of the past. Fingers are crossed!
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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
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First it was restaurants opening in Central Harlem. Then coffee shops followed. The next trend seems to be hat stores! A new hat store recently opened at 139 West 116th Street in Harlem called Shatzi Life. They sell everything from hard hats to scarves and gloves to snowboarding hats for adults and kids. It is a very cute place! I bought a cute reindeer hat for my daughter and a Coal hat for me. Coal hats are made in Seattle, WA!
If you need a unique gift for someone, this boutique hat store is a nice option to consider for shopping! Here is their website as well!
Happy Holidays Harlem!
Posted in 116th Street, business, Community, Harlem, Harlem bloggers, Harlem blogs, Harlem businesses, HarlemGal, shopping, Things to do in Harlem
Tagged @aharlemmommy, Coal Hats from Seattle, Harlem, Harlem businesses, HarlemGal, Kids, Shatzi Life Harlem, Things to do in Harlem, West 116th Street
The commercial space on 115th Street and Adam Clayton Powell Jr Blvd in Harlem will no longer be empty. It has a tenant, according to Commercial Observer.
Moe’s Sneaker Spot, a trendy shoe retailer, will open its second location this fall at 1890 Adam Clayton Powell Jr. Boulevard, which is a newly converted condo building called The Strathmore
The shoe chain inked a 10 year, 1,800-square-foot lease in the ground floor space of the condo building where condos cost more than a million dollars and asking rents for the formerly vacant retail space costs over $50 per square foot.
To read full article, click here!
Posted in Adam Clayton Powell Jr. Blvd., apartments, commercial real estate, Harlem, Harlem bloggers, Harlem blogs, HarlemGal, real estate
Tagged @aharlemmommy, Apartments, Harlem, Photo by Commercial Observer, where to live in harlem
Some of us love Harlem so much we try to integrate our community into almost everything. Take for example, Harlem business woman Susannah Koteen, who co-owns Lido Italian Restaurant and Bar on Frederick Douglass Blvd. Susannah married Mark Sweeney, a skilled contractor, this past weekend in New York City and this blog learned she had her wedding dress made right here in Harlem for the special occasion. How cool is that?
Apparently, Penny Babel, a seamstress who lives in Harlem, made Susannah’s wedding dress and she does all sorts of custom jobs. Babel has her studio at 220 Manhattan Avenue and 110th Street. If you need a wedding dress, specially made or a custom outfit, Babel is available. Her phone number is 212.879.5844. No need to go far for special clothing!
Susannah will continue her career at Lido Harlem, and she and her husband will reside in Harlem, which means we gain a contractor in Harlem! If you need a contractor, Mark Sweeney is available. Sweeney has a contracting business with his business partner Mustapha Diop. The business is called M & M Property Services and their website is Ionanyc.com. They do all types of jobs for commercial and residential from gut renovations, kitchens and bathrooms, custom cabinetry, and home repairs.
So if you’re dining at Lido anytime soon, be sure to say congrats to Susannah. We certainly will. Wishing her and Mark all the best and many, many years of good health and happiness. Cheers!
Posted in 116th Street, Bars, business, food, Frederick Douglass Blvd., Harlem, Harlem bloggers, Harlem blogs, Harlem businesses, Harlem Restaurant Row, Harlem restaurants, HarlemGal, Lido Harlem, Lido Italian Restaurant and Bar, restaurant row, restaurants, Where to dine in Harlem, Where to live in Harlem
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There’s nothing better than sipping a nice cup of coffee from Silvana in Harlem together with a pita egg sandwich and some tasty fried cauliflower. Yummy! Actually, what would make that treat better is being able to sit outside and people watch. And that’s we are all going to be able to do soon at Silvana in Harlem. Starting tomorrow, August 7, Silvana will offer outdoor/side-walk seating. There will be red chairs and silver tables waiting for us to enjoy!
So if you’re in the area, stop on by and check out Silvana’s side-walk seating in Harlem. They are located on 116th Street between Frederick Douglass Blvd and Manhattan Avenue! See you there!
Posted in 116th Street, Bars, Cafe, drinks, food, Frederick Douglass Blvd., Harlem, Harlem bloggers, Harlem blogs, Harlem businesses, Harlem Restaurant Row, HarlemGal, restaurant row, restaurants, Silvana, Things to do in Harlem, Where to dine in Harlem, Where to live in Harlem
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If you’re craving Belgian waffels, there’s a Waffels & Dinges food truck parked right in front of Best Yet on FDB between 118th and 119th Street. They are there now and will be parked there all evening. Stop by for an afternoon and evening treat!
Posted in food, Frederick Douglass Blvd., Harlem, Harlem bloggers, Harlem blogs, Harlem Restaurant Row, HarlemGal
Tagged @aharlemmommy, @waffeltruck, Food trucks, Harlem, Harlem's Restaurant Row, waffels & dinges
Bestselling author, award-winning actor, and mother of two Julianne Moore will be in Harlem May 11, Mothers Day. Moore appears at Bank Street Bookstore on Sunday, May 11 at 1:00 pm to read and sign her latest book. Reservations are required by calling the bookstore at (212) 678-1654.
Moore has a another book out called “My Mom Is a Foreigner, but Not to Me.” It’s a story filled with memories of Julianne’s mother, who came from Scotland and spoke with an accent.
Bank Street Bookstore is located on 112th Street and Broadway.
The last time Harlem resident Neil Patrick Harris tweeted out something, he eventually got it, which was a Harlem brownstone. Now he can’t get the wifi service he wants so who does he turn to? Twitter. About a day ago NPH tweets out, Verizon Fios service does not reach his new Harlem brownstone. Apparently the service stops about a block away. That’s weird. Why would Verizon Fios stop close to 125th Street in Central Harlem?
The tweet has been retweeted more than a 100 times. I think Harlem is going to be getting expanded Verizon Fios service soon! Don’t ya think?
Posted in 125th Street, apartments, celebrities, entertainment, Harlem, Harlem bloggers, Harlem blogs, Harlem brownstone, HarlemGal, real estate
Tagged 2036 Fifth Avenue, @actuallynph, @aharlemmommy, celebrities, Central Harlem, Harlem, Harlem brownstones, Harlem Real Estate, Lifestyle & Entertainment, Neil Patrick Harris, real estate, Verizon, verizon fios
Need an interesting and different activity for your Harlem child? How about introducing your kid(s) to the Brazilian art form of Capoeira Angola. There are free kids classes available on April 5 at the Capoeira Angola Center of Mestre João Grande located at 154th and Frederick Douglass Blvd.
Capoeira Angola is an Afro-Brazilian art form, which includes fluid, rhythmic martial art; a ritual; a dance of wit and grace. See details below for upcoming free kids class in Harlem.
Capoeira Angola Center of Mestre João Grande
2916 Frederick Douglass Blvd (corner of 154th & 8th avenue)
Harlem, NY 10039
Tel: (212) 989-6975 or (646) 578-5099
Subway: B, or D train to 155th Street
3 train to 148th Street
A to 145th Street
Posted in Community, education, Events, Frederick Douglass Blvd., Free!, Harlem, Harlem bloggers, Harlem blogs, HarlemGal, kids, Things to do in Harlem, Things to do with kids in Harlem
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