Dec 9, 2010 @ 8:03
There are two wonderful events taking place this evening for you to consider for your Thursday Harlem holiday schedule.
First, we want to tell you about the Winter Celebration and Tree Lighting in Morningside Park, organized by the Friends of Morningside Park. Festivities will begin at 4:00 PM inside the St. Recreation Center at 123rd Street and Morningside Avenue. The holiday celebration will then move outside at 4:30PM. The holiday tree will be lit at 5:00 PM.
And second, we want to tell you about Harlem Flo’s Holiday Trunk Show, which will include items to purchase from local artists and designers. This event will take place at their second location, which is 2276 Frederick Douglass Boulevard, and starts at 6 PM.
So if you’re looking to attend a tree lighting and get some holiday shopping done, tonight is the night in Harlem.
Happy Holidays everyone!
Posted in art and culture, Events, fashion, Harlem, New York, New York City, NYC, shopping
Tagged 10026, 10027, 123rd Street, 2279 Frederick Douglass Blvd., Community Events, Harlem, Harlem Flo, Holiday shopping, Morningside Avenue, morningside park
Dec 2, 2010 @ 21:21
As expected, Harlem Flo has germinated another store at 2280 Frederick Douglass Blvd., which is about a block away from their flagship store. I walked by Harlem Flo recently and checked out their window displays. They’re looking good! The store appears to have a lot of nice items to purchase for the home. Go by and check it out.
On a separate note, it looks like Harlem Flo will be residing in their new space alone for now and not with Busboys and Poets next door. I have confirmation that the deal went south for Busboys and Poets to rent the commercial space at 2280 FDB. There is still hope though for the DC-based restaurant to come to Harlem. According to Andy Anas Shallal, the owner of Busboys and Poets, they are still looking for space in the general vicinity.
So this story is not over. Let’s all keep our fingers crossed and hope Busboys and Poets finds retail space soon that meets their needs! Stay tune!
Posted in business, Community, Harlem, New York, New York City, NYC, real estate
Tagged 10026, 2280 Frederick Douglass Blvd., Busboys and Poets, commercial real estate, Harlem, Harlem Flo, Photos by HarlemGal
Aug 22, 2010 @ 16:57
I’ve received comments on and offline about the florist/flower shop I referenced, in my exclusive blog post on ‘Busboys and Poets plan to expand into Harlem,’ asking: which florist was I talking about? Some of you guessed it right off the top! I was referring to Harlem Flo, a local business HarlemHouse introduced to HCL readers back in 2008. It’s a cute flower and plant shop located at 2292 Frederick Douglass Boulevard-not too far from the place their eyeing as their next home, the 2280 FDB condo building. When you ask the staff at Harlem Flo, they tell customers they’re working on it, but nothing is a done deal.
If you walk into the Frederick Douglass florist, you will see it is a small space and more square footage is needed. They have a nice selection of plants and flowers. However, they’re sort of cramped in there and it’s hard to move around without feeling like you might knock something over. As one of our reader states, they hope “it is Harlem Flo [moving to 2280 FDB] saying two florists so close together would not be ideal.”
So if all works out, the commercial space at 2280 FDB, which runs from 122nd to 123rd Street on the eastside of the boulevard, will have two distinct businesses, Busboys and Poets and Harlem Flo!