Tag Archives: Fifth Avenue

Doggedly Devoted coming to Harlem with plans to open in July

A doggie daycare and training center is coming to Harlem and it is aiming to open the first week in July. Doggedly Devoted will be located at 1400 Fifth Avenue, between 115th and 116th Street, in Harlem. They will accommodate small and large dogs in cage-free, social daycare. Potential clients can call or email to have their dog’s interview done this month before it opens in July.

Contact details are:
Phone: 646-450-2053
Email: info@doggedlydevoted.com or

See The Twin Towers and The City Exhibition in Spanish Harlem

Starting September 3, the Museum of the City of New York pays tribute to 9/11 with a three-month exhibition of the World Trade Center. The Twin Towers and The City Exhibition includes photographer Camilo Jose Vergara’s four decades-long study of the World Trade Center. Vergara is known for “capturing the Twin Towers’ place in the history of the city, their colossal presence on New York’s skyline, and their surprising gracefulness.”

In addition, Artist Romain de Plas paintings will be a part of this featured exhibition. He spent “the year after 9/11 making series of vivid paintings of the Twin Towers.”

The Twin Towers and the City opens Sept. 3 and runs through Dec. 4 at the Museum of the City of New York located at 1220 Fifth Avenue at 103rd.


The Knox Band is the last show at Live@1220 Fifth in Spanish Harlem

If you haven’t visited the outdoor terrace at the Museum City of New York on Fifth Avenue, along with listening to live music, tonight is your last chance. The music series ends with The Knox Band. Tickets are $10 bucks for members and $15 for non-members. Hope to see you there!

The Museum of the City of New York is located at 1220 Fifth Avenue, NY, NY 10029.

Live@1220 Fifth continues in Spanish Harlem with DJ Devon Craig Johnson

The Museum of the City of New York’s  music series continues tonight on its outdoor terrace overlooking Fifth Avenue and Central Park. DJ Devon Craig Johnson is tonight’s musical guest at LIVE@1220 Fifth. “Jazz guitarist, rock drummer, and DJ Devon Craig Johnson will treat audiences to jazz, classical, hip hop, and modern pop. This artist brings an eclectic mix of contemporary styles to his performances.”

The event starts at 6:00 and ends at 9:00 pm. Admission includes after-hours access to the Museum as well as one complimentary cocktail or refreshment.

Live@1220 Fifth ends August 31. Check it out while you can!

Attend Live@1220 Fifth in Spanish Harlem

For the third summer in a row, the Museum of the City of New York will host its eight-week music series on its outdoor terrace overlooking Fifth Avenue and Central Park. The series called “LIVE@1220 Fifth” will take place Wednesday evenings from July 13 through August 31 from 6:00 to 9:00 pm. Admission includes after-hours access to the Museum as well as one complimentary cocktail or refreshment.

This year’s lineup of DJ sets and live bands, features local New York artists from many musical genres, including jazz, hip hop, rock and roll, Afrofusion, Latin jazz, boogie-woogie, and more! Below is the music schedule:

July 13: Sophia Urista soul, funk, and blues
July 20: Bobby Sanabria & Quarteto Aché Latin jazz
July 27: Baby Soda street jazz
August 3: Juliana Riccardi Band alternative rock and ethereal pop
August 10: Mamarazzi featuring Precision Dance Troupe African-rhythm-infused funk music
August 17: The Tickled Pinks retro boogie-woogie
August 24: DJ Devon Craig Johnson jazz, hip hop, and modern pop
August 31: The KNOX Band featuring Carla Scott pop, rock, and funk hits

Admission is $15 for non-members and $10 for Museum members. To purchase your tickets, go to MCNY.org.

Harlem’s Marcus Garvey Park and Hamilton Heights make New York Mag’s Next Big Neighborhood List

Apr 5, 2011 @ 7:00

By HarlemGal
It is that time of year where New York Magazine profiles some of the upcoming neighborhoods for 2011. In this week’s edition (April 3), they list 20 of The Next Big Neighborhoods in New York City and two Harlem sections made the list!

A big congrats to Marcus Garvey Park.  This area located in Central Harlem was ranked fourth out of 20. NYMag says Marcus Garvey Park “is undergoing a several million dollar renovation, including smoothed-out sidewalks and the transformation of its existing bandshell into a state-of-the-art amphitheater.” In addition to park renovations, several buildings have sprung up, such as 5th on the Park, located at Fifth Avenue and 120th Street; and “the recently constructed Windows on 123, a pair of buildings graced with limestone-balconied apartments and full-floor lofts.”

Hamilton Heights located in West Harlem, finishes out the list placing 20th on the list.

Another notable mention, is Manhattan Valley, which is right below Harlem on the Westside. They were ranked second out of 20.

Wild Olive Market opens in East Harlem

May 23, 2010 @ 18:42

By HarlemGal
Over the weekend, we headed over to the east side of Harlem to visit Wild Olive Market, the brand new grocery store located on the southeast corner of 125th and Fifth Avenue. We received word from a reader that the new store was going to open up any day. Well, that day arrived. May 21 was the first day Wild Olive Market opened, so we took our readers recommendation and went on over on Sunday to see the new grocery digs in East Harlem.
First off, what a wonderful addition to this part of Harlem. Harlemites have several options to choose from when it comes to buying groceries. There is Fairway, Best Yet Market, and Pathmark. And of course, there is all the charming bodegas throughout Harlem to shop at.

As for Wild Olive, it is a nice place and a good size-not too big and not too little. All of the products are on one floor and proportioned strategically where one can see almost everything right when you walk in.
Wild Olive appears to have taken over two retail spaces side by side. Bola, the African fabric store was located where Wild Olive is now, but has moved to the southwest corner of 125th. I assume they moved to make space for the new grocery store and because there was a better deal down the street.
And speaking of location, Wild Olive is easily accessible from the west and east side of Harlem by subway. The 2/3 at Lenox Avenue and 125th is not that far. Taking the 6 train at Lexington to 125th is another option or one can walk or urban scooter over. That’s what we did!
From what we saw today, Wild Olive Market is a wonderful store and their only one in Harlem. Should do well given all of its positive attributes!

Harlem’s Baptist Temple Church condemned?

Sep 26, 2009 @ 11:29
By Austin2Harlem
I was on my way to Spanish Harlem the other day to pick up my truck that’s being worked on and I noticed this place of worship being operated on. I wondered what happened. I went online and read that this lovely church on 116th between Lenox and Fifth Avenue is actually meeting the man upstairs…in the sky! Safe journey.