Tag Archives: Harlem businesses

Sign says Serengeti Teas & Spices, new business moving into old Harlem Flo space

A long time reader of HarlemGal Inc sent in a photo last night (July 12) of a new store coming to Harlem. The new store is called Serengeti Teas & Spices. It’s located at 2292 Frederick Douglass Blvd, where the old and first location of Harlem Flo use to be. Harlem Flo is still open , but down the street on FDB.

In the photo, it shows new signage, which states the name of the new Harlem business and says “specialty teas and coffees of Africa and the world.” Interesting! Looking forward to checking this place out.

And a big thanks to our reader for sending in the photo!

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New nail salon opens in Harlem, Lilac Nail & Spa

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Thank goodness for Twitter followers. Over the weekend, one follower informed us that a new nail salon had opened in Central Harlem on 110th Street. It’s called Lilac Nail Salon & Spa. They are located at 301 Cathedral Parkway (110th Street), between Frederick Douglass Blvd and Manhattan Avenue.

Lilac offers manicure, pedicures, artificial nails, waxing and special treatments, such as nail art and ear candling. Their rates start at $10 and go all the way up to $70 for gels. Lilac is open from Monday-Saturday from 10 am to 9 pm, which is an hour or two later than Z Nails on 116th Street and Coco Nail Salon and Polished FingerTips on FDB; and on Sunday they are open from 11 am to 8 pm.

For more information, call 212-666-5888 or visit their website at www.lilacnyc.com.

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Harlem Tavern expanding to the Heights, hiring this week at new location

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Harlem Tavern, the two-year old restaurant and bar at 116th Street and Frederick Douglass Blvd., is ready to take their business model uptown to the Heights! It’s been well-publicized. Yesterday, Harlem Tavern unveiled on their Harlem-focused Facebook page a photo showing signage for their second uptown location called Heights Tavern, which will be at Broadway and 164th Street.

It was also announced on their page that Heights Tavern will be having “an open call this Wednesday-Friday (June 26-28) from 1-4 pm” at this new location.

Congratulations to Harlem Tavern owners, Gareth Fagan and Stephen and Sheri Daly, on their expansion. Clearly, the Harlem Tavern business model has returned a big ROI proving uptown Manhattan is the place to be!

Read full coverage here on Harlem Tavern.

Douglas Elliman moving down the street in Harlem, real estate office been in Harlem for years

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I wasn’t planning on blogging about Douglas Elliman Real Estate in Harlem moving down the street. However, when another blog writes that “they’re coming to Harlem’s restaurant row,” this die-hard blogger can help but to take the easy opportunity (you know like when someone throws the ball at you and you just have to swing cause it’s so easy) to state the correct facts about a Harlem/chain business.

It is simply not true that Douglas Elliman is coming to Harlem’s restaurant row. Why? Because Douglas Elliman has always been on Frederick Douglass Blvd, aka Harlem’s restaurant row, for several years. Anyone who really knows this area of Harlem would know this!

Douglas Elliman Real Estate tells HarlemGal Inc that they are in the process of moving from their 117th Street and FDB location, which they have been at for years right by Levain Bakery, to 114th Street and FDB where the former Jet Income Tax was located. That’s all that is happening. It has nothing to do with the sign of the real estate industry or coming to FDB. That’s gibberish. Douglass Elliman tells HG that they just decided to change office locations. That is the plan for now.

So there you have it, the correct facts, for those who care or don’t care about Douglas Elliman moving from one space to the other. I really don’t care about the move. But what I do care about is credible blogging, hint, hint.

Harlem Arts Festival Annual Gala May 29, HAF forms new partnership with MIST Harlem

Building on the momentum from their inaugural year, the Harlem Arts Festival will hold their second annual fundraising gala on Wednesday, May 29 at MIST Harlem, a local cultural entertainment center located near 116th Street and Lenox Avenue. The fundraising event is an opportunity for the organization to raise money and awareness about the talent that will hit the festival stage in June through preview performances.

The Harlem Arts Festival has also formed a new partnership with MIST Harlem that will create opportunities and provide an ongoing platform for local artists. While both organizations are fairly new to the Harlem community, they share a vision of creating a central hub for artists to create, experiment and interact with new and existing forms of art in their own backyard.

In addition to hosting this year’s fundraising gala, MIST Harlem will serve as the backdrop for a new open-mic jam session event series hosted by the executive committee of the Harlem Arts Festival.

Tickets for the May 29 gala range from $75 for Young Patrons (under 30) to $150 for VIP guests and are on sale now at www.harlemartsfestival.com/gala.

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It’s Spa Week at Polished FingerTips in Harlem April 15-21

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We just received Harlem’s Polished FingerTips electronic newsletter and noticed that Spa Week is coming up starting April 15 until April 22. Enjoy a variety of spa treatments for $50 for this one special week. To learn more about Spa Week at Polish FingerTips, go to their website or give them a shout. Contact details are listed below.

Polished FingerTips Nail Spa
2198 Frederick Douglass Blvd
New York, NY 10026
(212) 222-4466

Spring Sale at Harlem’s Katrina Parris Flowers

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Harlem’s Katrina Parris Flowers has some great plans for the upcoming Spring season. Katrina Parris Flowers, located at 191 Lenox Avenue, tells HarlemGal Inc that they are not just about flower delivery, events, and weddings. They are about being a part of the Harlem community and coming up with ideas, products and services, that benefit its customers and the community. Here are a few examples-and one of those examples is a Spring Sale. Enjoy!

  • Katrina Parris Flowers is a collection point for Harlem Park-to-Park’s “Harlem Earth Day Bottle Cap Collection – Kids art project”.
  • SPRING SALE is underway. 40 percent off selected gift items and 50-70 percent off gently used event inventory and vases. Plus KPF is having an online sale with 30 percent off select designs for delivery.
  • KPF will be launching soon its LOCAL LOYALTY program, allowing customers to earn points towards free flowers with every purchase.
  • And there is a Contest Giveaway on Facebook going on right now, to win a Harlem Love, Peace & Soul T Shirt.

Stop by and visit Katrina Parris Flowers in Harlem. See details below!

Katrina Parris Flowers
191 Lenox Avenue
New York, NY, 10026 USA
212-222-7030
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Harlem’s Make My Cake makes a cameo on Season Finale of NBC’s 30 Rock

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It’s a known fact to some of us locals in Harlem that actress, author, comedian Tina Fey has always liked the sweet delicious goods from Harlem’s Make My Cake. Tina Fey has been ordering cakes from Make My Cake in Harlem for years for things like wrap parties. I believe a Harlem local even works on her production staff, wink, wink. But back to my point. Tina Fey is so loyal to the Harlem product that she included them in the last episode of her TV hit series, 30 Rock. Just look at Make My Cake’s Facebook page for all the details.

And sorry to hear Tina Fey’s TV show ended, but Make My Cake in Harlem is here to stay! If you want to try one of their delectables, head to 121A St. Nicholas Avenue at 116th Street or call 212-932-0833.
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