Tag Archives: Central Harlem

Paint’n Pour opening in Harlem on restaurant row

As one door closes another opens…and that’s what’s happening at 2080 Frederick Douglass Blvd in Harlem! Paint’n Pour is moving into the space where The Park 112 Restaurant use to be! The signage is up!

According to their Facebook page, Paint’n Pour was located at 79 Madison Avenue, where one could actually paint “with the help of an open bar.” Paint’n Pours instagram account states they’re moving uptown to Central Harlem and the grand opening is coming soon!

I hope the painting stays indoors along with the cocktails. If my kids see adults painting outside, they’ll want to join in!

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What to do with kids in Harlem? Café Frederick in Harlem adds Stories and Sounds for kids every Tuesday

There’s one coffee shop in Harlem that wants to cater to the growing population of kids and families in Central Harlem. Cafe Frederick Harlem Parlor on Frederick Douglass Blvd and 114th is now offering a kids program every Tuesday at 4 pm. Stories, songs and movement will be offered to children 0 to 5 with a new theme every week. Unlimited coffee and crepes will be served for $10. Check out their Facebook page to learn more.

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Neil Patrick Harris says no Verizon Fios available in Harlem…at least for his home

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?

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Save the date: Harlem Art Walk Tour happening October 11-13, 2013

The ninth annual Harlem Art Walk Tour (HAWT™) will happen once again in October. The event kicks off with an Artist Reception on Friday, October 11 from 7:30-9:30 PM at Artist & Craftsman Supply, 2108 Adam Clayton Powell Blvd. The actual walking tour, which is free, takes place the following day Saturday, October 12 and Sunday, October 13 from noon to 6pm at more than forty venues throughout Central Harlem.

Casa Frela Gallery, located at 47 West 119th Street, is the cornerstone of the event, and the starting point where Guidebooks and information will be distributed to tour participants. The tour will feature the work of more than 60 artists living and working in Harlem, as well as environmental tours and workshops, and educational outreach.
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A yogurt cafe on Lenox Avenue opens today, stop by Pa-paya Seed Frozen Yogurt Cafe in Harlem

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The wait is over. Pa-paya Seed Frozen Yogurt Cafe, located on Lenox Ave between 118th and 119th, will open today (July 20) in Harlem. Folks can stop by starting at 3 pm. Go in and try one of the dozen yogurt flavors offered (I tried coconut and raspberry and absolutely loved it), sprinkle favorite toppings, weigh and then pay! Also while there, say hello to Quintano Downes, the owner of Pa-paya and another Harlem local opening a business right where he lives.

HarlemGal Inc has a preview of the menu! Take a look and notice that customers can purchase more than yogurt. Pa-paya will offer a breakfast menu, such as oatmeal and waffles, and premium beverages, such as smoothies and fruit and vegetable juices.

Stop by today and then stop here and tell us what you think of Pa-paya Seed Frozen Yogurt Cafe in Harlem!

Menu:
Frozen Yogurt Flavors…..56c oz
Flavors will come from this list

Fresh fruit, Dry Toppings and Syrups:
Fresh Fruit toppings…………39c oz
Banana, Blackberry, Blueberry, Cantaloupe, Coconut, Honeydew, Kiwi, Lychee, Mandarin Oranges, Mango, Maraschino Cherries, Papaya, Peach, Pineapple, Pomegranate, Raspberry, Strawberries, seedless grapes….

Dry Toppings…………………..39c oz
Almonds, Brownie Bites, Butterfingers(R), Cap’N Crunch(R), Cashews, Cheesecake Bites, Chocolate Chips, Chocolate Covered Pretzels, Cinnamon Toast Crunch(R), Cookie Dough, Cookies N Cream, Coco pebbles, Granola, Graham Crackers Lucky Charms, Gummi Bears, Graham Crackers, M&M’s(R), Milk Chocolate Caramel, Milk Chocolate Crunch, Mochi, Rainbow Sprinkles, Chocolate Sprinkles, Pecans, Reese’s(R) Peanut Butter Cup, Oreo Pieces, Pop Tarts, Snickers, Waffle Cone, Yogurt Chips, Yogurt Covered Pretzels, Jelly Beans, Twix(R), Reeses Pieces, Junior Mints, Kit Kat, Health Bars, Sour Gummy Worms….

**** flavors and toppings change according to season and availability

Syrups: Blueberry, Butterscotch, Caramel, Dark Chocolate, Honey, Hot Fudge, Marshmallow Sauce, White Chocolate, Condensed Milk, Strawberry, Whipped Cream

Smoothies, Fruit and Vegetable Juices:
For Your Health…………… 16 Oz $4.59…..20 Oz $5.59

Smoothies:
Wake – Up Smoothie
Frozen Berries (raspberries, blackberries, blueberries and /or strawberries), Yogurt,

Fruit Juices………………..16 Oz $4.59 …..20 Oz $5.49
Summer Cool, Fruity Tootty, Tropical Blast, Banana Rama, Melon Madness, Super C, Merry Berry, Strawberry Field, Ginger Hopper, Purple Rain, Pineapple Blend, Energizer, Liquid Gold, Fruity Detox, Migraine Eliminator, Carrot-Mango-Apple, The Fruit Juice and more….

Vegetable Juices…………16 Oz $4.59……20 Oz $5.49
Immune Boost, Energy Boost, Cleansing Tonic, Spice – it – Up, Skin Helper, Extra Strength, Health Drink, Headache, Beet Juice, Daily Detox, Morning Tonic, Supper Green and more…

Create Your Own Smoothie ….. 16 Oz $4.59…20 Oz $5.59

Breakfast Anytime:
Hot Oatmeal…… $5.99
Topped with fresh fruit toppings. *Your choice of soy, 2% or almond milk

Waffles……..Plain Waffle…..$ Plain Waffle + Two Toppings….$
Create your own waffle with our premium frozen yogurt or whip cream and toppings!

Cereal….43c oz…. Bowl $4.99
Dispense your choice of cereal, Add your choice of soy, 2% or almond milk top with your choice of fruit

Parfait………… $3.49
Flavored Yogurt, Granola, assorted fresh fruit

Fresh Fruit Juices……….$3.59
Apple Juice, Orange Juice, Carrot Juice, Pineapple Juice

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Pa-paya Seed Frozen Yogurt Cafe in Harlem will open to the public soon, soft launch begins today

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Pa-paya Seed Frozen Yogurt Cafe, a premium self-serve yogurt cafe on Harlem’s Lenox Avenue between 118th and 119th Street, is days away from opening to the public. Their timing couldn’t be better. It’s hot and humid outside. Who wouldn’t want a yummy, cold yogurt treat to please the taste buds while navigating through this heat? I know I want some!

Pa-paya Seed Frozen Yogurt Cafe Harlem is starting their soft opening tonight. So we all know the drill by now. Once a Harlem business starts their soft opening, which is generally for invited guests only, then they open to the public a few days later. Stand by. We will all be having us some frozen yogurt soon in Central Harlem! Yum!

Pa-paya Seed Frozen Yogurt Cafe
171 Lenox Ave
Harlem, New York 10026

Another nail salon opening in Central Harlem, Chic Nail & Spa

Nail salons are becoming just as popular as new restaurants in Central Harlem. The same Twitter follower who told us about Lilac Nail & Spa on 110th Street between Frederick Douglass Blvd and Manhattan Avenue now tells HarlemGal Inc there’s another nail salon place opening on FDB between Levain Bakery and Harlem Tavern. It’s called Chic Nail & Spa at 2163 FDB. The sign on the door says coming in July 2013! So stay tuned!

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The Fourth Annual Spring Harlem Restaurant and Retail Month starts February 15

Harlem Park to Park kicks off its fourth annual Spring Harlem Restaurant and Retail Month tomorrow (Feb 15) with an impressive list of restaurant and retail establishments in Central Harlem. With food options like Ristorante Settepani’s Braised Monkfish, and the Chicken and Red Velvet Waffles at 67 Orange Street; along with services that include a week’s worth of Unlimited Led Classes from Land Yoga, and the popular Men’s Razor Relief Treatment at Harlem Skin Clinic, Harlemites and visitors alike can experience a variety of options and opportunities to sample Harlem’s finest offerings from February 15 – 28.

Twenty businesses are participating, including:

Restaurants
67 Orange Street, Bleu Violin, Chez Lucien, Chocolat Restaurant and Lounge, Corner Social, Cove Lounge, Harlem Food Bar, Harlem Tavern, Lenox Coffee, Moca Lounge, Native Restaurant, Red Rooster Harlem, Ristorante Settepani, Sylvia’s/Sylvia’s Also Lounge

Retail Services
Brownstone Fitness, Doggedly Devoted, Franz James Floral Boutique, Harlem Flo – A Floral Boutique, Harlem Skin Clinic, Land Yoga

For more information about Spring Harlem Restaurant and Retail Month and a full list of offerings, visit Harlem Park to Park on Facebook or link below for prix fixe menus and retail/service items.
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Take a walk at Harlem Art Walk Tour October 6-7

There is so much happening in the month of October in Harlem. Love it! In addition to the Harlem Harvest Festival on Saturday, October 6, there is the annual Harlem Art Walk Tour. This weekend event provides an opportunity to walk around Central Harlem Saturday and Sunday, October 6th and 7th, from 12 pm to 6 pm. The tour features the work of more than 80 artists living and working in Harlem.

Casa Frela Gallery, located at 47 West 119th Street, is the starting point where maps will be distributed to tour participants. The maps highlight the various stops on the walking tour including open artist studios, museums, and cultural and historic venues.  All forms of art will be featured including sculptures, ceramics, painting, photographs, etchings and prints and textiles.

For further information about the tour please visit the Casa Frela Gallery website  or call the information hotline at 212-722-8577.

Introducing Belle, a new restaurant coming to Harlem by Chef Darryl Burnett

The restaurant scene in Central Harlem continues to grow with new places planned for this year and 2013. Recently mentioned was Vinatería, which is opening up (hopefully this year) on Frederick Douglass Blvd and 119th. Maison Harlem on 127th Street and St. Nick is getting close to opening up. That place looks practically ready. Chef Stephen Putnam, the former chef at Lido Italian Restaurant and Bar, recently announced he is planning to open up his own restaurant in Harlem in the near future.

Next up is Darryl Burnett, a former chef at Bergdorf Goodman, 5 and Diamond Harlem and a resident of Harlem. Burnett recently announced on Kickstarter that he is starting his own restaurant in Harlem, which will be called Belle. As for location, Chef Burnett says Belle will be located “in the center of Harlem’s restaurant row and within walking distance of other new and hot Harlem restaurants, bars, and lounges.”

According to Burnett, Belle Harlem will be a “casual dining restaurant focusing on Southern classics with a modern vision with touches of French, Italian, Moroccan and Asian.” Belle Harlem already has a Facebook page where friends can see some of Burnett’s delicious creations. I have experienced Chef Burnett’s delectables and it is fantastic!

Interested in helping Chef Darryl Burnett and his Belle restaurant, go here to learn more.