The Columbia Spectator reports today that Community Board 9 in Morningside Heights, a section of West Harlem, approved renaming a part of West 121st Street to George Carlin Way, where the stand-up comedian, actor and social critic grew up. In his stand up performances, George Carlin was known for calling the area where he grew up as “white Harlem” because it sounded much tougher than its subset name of Morningside Heights.
This decision to rename part of West 121st Street to George Carlin Way comes after a year-long fight. To read more of the Columbia Spector article, click here.
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The New York Comedy Festival 2012 is coming to Harlem’s famous Apollo Theater in November! There are two shows lined up in Harlem so far, according to a recent email sent out today (August 13) to subscribers.
The first show is scheduled for the evening of November 9 with comedian Aziz Ansari from the TV show ‘Parks and Recreation.’ The second show is scheduled the following evening (Nov 10) with Jim Gaffigan, who has appeared on Letterman and Conan shows many times.
To purchase tickets to either event, go to the New York Comedy Festival 2012 website.
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Tagged 125th street, Apollo Theater, AZIZ ANSARI, Comedy, conan, entertainers, Entertainment, Harlem, JIM GAFFIGAN, letterman, Lifestyle & Entertainment, New York Comedy Festival, parks and recreation, travel
Oct 26, 2010 @ 7:00
After blog posting about Harlem Meer’s Halloween Parade and Pumpkin Sail, I received a special request. There are a select group of Harlemites in Spanish Harlem that are having a small Halloween street party from 3 PM to 7 PM on October 31 for the kids (and adults) on their particular block. They are asking for assistance in helping entertain Harlem kids for Halloween. If HarlemCondoLife readers know of a magician, palm reader, balloon folder, face painter, etc., send a message to email@example.com or call 917-912-4466 with recommendations.
Ideally, what these locals are looking for is to have entertainer(s) stop by and bring some smiles to cute Harlem faces on their block in Harlem. So if HCL readers can help, please write to the email or call the number listed above. What better way to celebrate Halloween than by paying it forward with kindness and generosity. Have a great weeek!