Jul 21, 2010 @ 23:47
The new Target located in Spanish Harlem-and scheduled to officially open on July 25-had their red carpet premiere on Tuesday, July 20 with celebrities, industry insiders and major players from the Harlem community in attendance. Marcus Samuelsson, Thelma Golden, and Albert Maysles all attended and they live right here in Harlem. Que rico!
Psst….if you were not there, no worries. HarlemCondoLife has the chisme on the entire fiesta! Escuchanos! Here is the HCL scoop on Target’s big party July 20 held at East River Plaza, which is at 116th Street and Pleasant Avenue!
- Ok, not only is Tyson Beckford gorgeous on the outside, its internal as well. Tyson took picture after picture with adoring fans for close to an hour. Can we clone him?
- Our very own Harlemite Marcus Samuelsson catched up with friend and fellow Harlemite Albert Maysles during his dish demonstration in the P-Fresh section. They both live in Harlem cause they know we are a super cool community.
- The busiest canine on the planet took time out for pictures. Bullseye the Target dog posed politely for pictures with event revelers. The line was so long it looked like folks waiting in line to enter The Apollo Theater!
- Models Ubah Hassan and Hollis Wakeema posing for fan photos while they compared bathing suit selections from the Target Harlem Designer collections. Samuelsson’s model wife was present as well. Too much beauty and is always constant at Harlem places like Zoma on Frederick Douglass Blvd.
- Isabel and Rubin Toledo having a hard time deciding on which bag from their Target collection to purchase. I love handbags. Need I say more…must get one soon!
- Makeup guru and Target design partner Sonia Kashuk shopping with her family and adding Target Harlem Designer goods and toys to her cart. I buy Kashuk’s perfume and make-up brushes all the time. Now, it will be so much easier to get!
Looking forward to shopping at Target. Want to know what the store looks like inside? Stay tuned.
Posted in business, fashion, Harlem, shopping
Tagged Adrienne Bailon, Albert Maysles, bethenny frankel, Celebrity, Davina Reeves, East River Plaza, Elizabeth Banks, Hollis Wakeema, Jerry Seinfeld, Jessica Seinfeld, Joanna Garcia, Katrina Bowden, Kelly Rowland, marcus samuelsson, Marsha Thomason, Michelle Trachtenberg, Reverend Run, Rhonda Ross, Ruben and Isabel Toledo, Russell Simmons, Selita Ebanks, Sonia Kashuk, Stephen Burrows, Target, Thelma Golden, Tracee Ellis Ross, Tracy Reese, Tyson Beckford, Ubah Hassan
Apr 22, 2010 @ 17:41
Bauer-griffen reports that Madonna was in Harlem yesterday shooting a Dolce and Gabanna commercial. Drats! We wish we could have been on location to catch that. Next time. Well, here is the next best thing…some photos of Madonna stepping out in Harlem!
Photos by Bauer-griffin
Photos by Bauer-griffen
Dec 1, 2009 @ 0:28
On 116th Street from Frederick Douglass Blvd to Lenox Avenue, there is always African music playing throughout the various stores. The music plays just right, not loud. It’s pleasant enough to where you notice and say to yourself, is that Fela! music I hear? If you live or have walked along this portion of Harlem before, you know exactly what I am talking about. It’s this Harlem experience along 116th Street that sparked an interest for me to go see Fela!-the Broadway musical.
I ventured down to the Eugene O’Neill Theater to see the show about legend Kuti in its first week of opening. All I can say right off the top is “this is not your standard musical.” This show ain’t no Mary Poppins or Lion King – quite the contrary. Fela! is a show where you will find yourself saying “yeah, yeah” or moving your hips to three o’clock and nine o’clock at the instruction of the lead actor or wanting to dance or stare in awe at the dancers and their AMAZING bodies. The dancers are spectacular! When you see the show, you will know what I mean by all these descriptions.
The creme de la creme of Fela! is the lead actor, who sings, dances and plays two different musical instruments, the trumpet and saxophone, in the show. The lead actor sings and plays the saxophone most of the time. The evening I went Sahr Ngaujah was the lead and watching Sahr was pure enjoyment. However, don’t take my word for it. I am just a blogger from Harlem. Read the reviews in New York Magazine about Fela! and decide for yourself. But do take my word that elements of Fela’s music are alive and well along 116th Street in Harlem. See you at the Shrine!
Posted in entertainment, Harlem
Tagged 116th Street, African, Broadway musical, Celebrity, Eugene O'Neill Theater, Fela Kuti, Fela!, Harlem, Little Senegal, music, Nigeria, Play, Sahr Ngaujah
Nov 27, 2009 @ 11:56
I finally went to go see the movie Precious over the holiday weekend and all I can say is “go see it.” I thought the entire film was excellent from start to finish. However, I under estimated the power of the subject matter and how it would affect me. I read all the reviews in the newspaper and online, but I had no idea this film would send me to a place of endless tears. I cried, cried and cried. As a matter of fact, the movie theater I was at had everyone bawling, like children. It’s that good and emotional of a film!
All of the actors were excellent in the film, especially Gabourey Sidibe. After seeing Sidibe’s performance, I hope she receives a ton of acting award nominations for Precious. If I was a member of the Oscar Academy, I would vote for her! If no Oscar nod happens, the next best thing would be for the entertainment industry to reward her with endless acting opportunities. Go see the film for yourself and tell us what you think. Precious is showing at the Magic Johnson Theater at 125th and Frederick Douglass Blvd.
Nov 3, 2009 @ 0:01
Photo by Tony Molina
What do Sting and the Cathedral Church of St. John the Divine have in common? The answer: December 8th and 9th. That’s when Sting will be in concert at St. John the Divine located in West Harlem. According to Sting’s website, he will be performing two exclusive concerts in West Harlem then in celebration of his new Deutsche Grammophon release, “If On a Winter’s Night…” Very interesting and so cool! Stay tuned for more information!
Click here to read our post on St. John the Divine.
Oct 19, 2009 @ 13:24
We went and checked out the filming of Rescue Me this morning since we saw the notices along 116th Street over the weekend. The crew were filming right at the intersection of 116th Street & St. Nicholas & Adam Clayton Powell.
Here are a few pictures from the site. We believe we have Denis Leary in one of the photos below! If that’s not him, it certainly looked like him!
As I continue to settle into my new Harlem life, I’m constantly amazed at the amount of TV and film production I see in the neighborhood. Walking along 116th near Adam Clayton Powell today, I spotted another upcoming shoot…this time for the FX Network show Rescue Me. On top of the wonderful diversity of restaurants, nightspots, and people, this is just another thing that makes me happy to call Harlem my new home.
Posted in entertainment, film, Harlem
Tagged 116th Street, Adam, Adam Clayton Powell Boulevard, Callie Thorne, Celebrity, Daniel Sunjata, Denis Leary, FX Network, Harlem, Rescue Me, tv and film production