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Corner Social in Harlem turns two, celebration Saturday March 22

Time flies when you’re having a good time and that’s all that’s been happening at the Corner Social in Harlem since they officially opened two years ago. The Lenox Avenue restaurant and bar are marking the occasion this coming Saturday. See details below.

Stop by the Corner Social on Lenox and 126th Street; and wish them a Happy Birthday and many more years of success in Harlem!

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Corner Social hosting Ladies Holiday Party December 4

Ladies, there’s a holiday party happening in Harlem dedicated to us. On December 4th, Corner Social is kicking off the December holiday season with a Ladies Holiday Party. See details below. Corner Social is located at 126th and Lenox Avenue.

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Next Harlem restaurant and bar crawl takes place on Lenox Avenue, make plans to attend June 18

The same team behind Frederick Douglass Blvd’s extremely successful restaurant and bar crawl events , ie Experience Harlem, Harlem Park to Park, have planned a follow-up event for the summer, but this time they are taking the fun to Harlem’s historic Lenox Avenue.  On June 18, restaurants such as Chez Lucienne, Corner Social, Settepani, Red Rooster, Sylvia’s Restaurant  and more, will be offering food and drink specials from 6 to 10 pm.

Get your tickets now by going to this link: summersizzles-eh.eventbrite.com.

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Harlem loses one of its celebrities for now, The View’s Sherri Shepherd moves across the Hudson

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A HarlemGal reader recently left a comment saying Sherri Shepherd, comedienne, actress, and television personality of ABC’s The View, is not residing in Harlem anymore. My reaction was WHAT! I just saw her online mentioning she’s hanging at the Corner Social in Harlem. So I followed up with the lovely and funny Mrs. Shepherd-Sally to see what’s up.

Shepherd confirmed via direct message on Twitter that she and her family (Lamar and Jeffrey) moved to New Jersey three months ago. But before I explain why Shepherd had to move plan-d-book-mockup400from Harlem, let me quickly point out that Shepherd unequivocally stated that she and her husband Lamar love Harlem and find it to be “a great community and plan to return in a couple of years.” They had an unexpected situation arise and had to react.

I believe Sherri Shepherd and her family will return in the near future to live full-time in Harlem. Why? As an influential celebrity, she could have easily avoided my request.  Shepherd responded in a timely manner and took the time to explain what happened. She was crystal clear in her communication. In my view, this is an example of a Harlemite who deeply cares about the community she lived in and still loves by personally taking the time to communicate what happened. Why even bother explaining to a Harlem blogger? But Sherri did.

As to what happened that caused Sherri, her son and her husband to depart Harlem, it’s a typical New York situation. Shepherd had been renting a beautiful Sherri_Shepherd_Lamar_Sally_s_Wedding_Pics_Harlem brownstone for almost three years. Her landlord gave notice that they planned to move back into the property and gave Shepherd 30 days notice. Shepherd and her husband looked at other places in Harlem because they wanted to stay, but given the time constraints they did not find a place they wanted within their budget so they moved to New Jersey for the time being. That’s it folks! That’s what happened and it happens to most New Yorker’s at one time or another.

Shepherd maybe living in NJ for now, but she has been taking the time to return to Harlem weekly. She visits the Corner Social on Lenox Avenue and 126th Street once a week and she visits Elsie’s Caribbean Cafe twice a month. Her heart is still in Harlem.

Let’s wish Sherri Shepherd and her family all the best with this change and pray for a speedy return back to Harlem. Amen!

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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Where to watch 2012 Presidential Debates in Harlem?


The first political boxing match, aka Presidential Debates, is happening this Wednesday, October 3, and so far two establishments have reached out to HarlemGal Inc. announcing they will be showing the 2012 Presidential Debates on the big screen at their establishments.

The Harlem4Obama organization will be hosting a viewing party at the Corner Social located on 126th Street and Lenox Avenue. So if you want to watch President Obama verbally take down Gordon Gekko, aka Mitt Romney, head to the Corner Social!

Over on Frederick Douglass Blvd., Harlem Food Bar, one of the new dining establishments on Harlem’s restaurant row, will be showing all three debates this month at their 2100 FDB location, starting this Wednesday, Oct. 3rd at 9 pm. And Harlem Food Bar will also be having an Election night party. So mark your calendar for November 6.

I have a feeling more Harlem dining establishments will host Presidential Debate viewing parties. If you’re aware of more viewing parties happening in Harlem, please chime in!

Putting the boxing terminology aside and name calling, this is a serious matter. HarlemGal Inc. encourages all Harlemites, no matter which political party affiliation, to watch all the 2012 Presidential Debates. And more importantly, do not forget to get out and vote on November 6, 2012. See you at the polls!

NY Mag’s Grub Street lists Twelve Harlem bars to check out



Yesterday afternoon, Grub Street, New York Magazine’s blog, posted about the bars to bottoms up at in East,Central and West Harlem. Some of the establishments mentioned are no surprise that they made the cut, such as Ginny’s Supper Club, 67 Orange, bier international, Harlem Tavern, Corner Social, etc. What is a surprise is that Grub Street mentions some great places to check out in East Harlem, new places, and along Adam Clayton Powell Jr Blvd that rarely get mentioned but deserve the recognition, such as Shrine (very fun place in my view), Harlem Public, its brand new, and The Duck, who wouldn’t want to head to East Harlem and drink at a place that’s named ‘the duck.”

Where Grub Street misses the mark is naming Harlem Lanes. Isn’t that place closed? Clearly whoever wrote the blog post has not been to Harlem or did not do their research or Harlem Lanes is not closed.

It’s a comprehensive bar list by Grub, but Harlemites know best. Tell us if Grub overlooked a particular drinking establishment or if they got it right!

To read the entire article, click here.

Harlem Happenings: Studio Museum Harlem, Corner Social and Sundae Sermon

It’s the weekend in Harlem! A lot is happening starting tonight with Uptown Fridays at the Studio Museum in Harlem. Read here for more information.

Then on Saturday (Aug 25), Corner Social on Lenox Ave and 126th is hosting a special pre-fix brunch from noon to 6 pm with live music and free cocktails from noon to 1 pm.

And on Sunday (Aug 26), its time to let loose by dancing the afternoon away at Sundae Sermon in Morningside Park.

Have a great weekend Harlem!

Sunday happenings at Harlem Tavern and Corner Social


Need plans today in Harlem, Sunday August 12? Turn to Harlem Tavern on Frederick Douglass Blvd and 116th Street, and Corner Social on 126th Street and Lenox Avenue. Harlem Tavern will be showing on their big TV screens the Men’s Olympic Gold Medal Basketball game. Doors open at 10 AM! Later in the evening they will be showing the London Olympic’s closing ceremony.

Two boulevards over on Lenox Avenue, Corner Social is celebrating Labor Day Carnival-Trinidad style. The festivities at Corner Social start at 6 PM and ends at 9 PM. All the carnival details are in the photo!

Have a great Sunday in Harlem!

Chris Noth of Sex and the City stops by the Corner Social in Harlem

If you’re not on twitter and following fellow Harlemites or Harlem businesses, such as the Corner Social located on Lenox Ave and 126th Street in Harlem, this blogger highly recommends it. Why? This particular social networking tool always seems to have interesting news about what’s going on in Harlem. For example, Corner Social, formally known as Lenox Social, tweeted last night that Chris Noth, the actor famous for playing Big on Sex and the City, did some socializing last night (May 13) in Harlem at…where else? You guessed it, Corner Social! That’s very cool! I guess Chris Noth knows some of the owners of restaurants in Harlem since he’s in the business as well, or maybe he likes coming uptown to hang because it’s just as fun, if not more, than being downtown.

If you haven’t stopped by the Corner Social in Harlem, better hurry up now. Once celebs start showing up, dining establishments almost always experience a spike in attendance. I am going back this week, pronto! See you there!