Walking along Central Park West in the 100s, I noticed a Citi Bike station at West 106th Street and CPW. It’s spanking brand new! Then it got me thinking, what about my area–Central Harlem? I know it’s coming, but where?
For those that do not know, or do know, the Citi Bike station is coming soon to 110th Street and Adam Clayton Powell! And that’s it for now for us Harlemites! Poohie. See map!
Citi Bike is well into East Harlem! Lucky them!
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Tagged Citi Bike, Harlem, Harlem Blogs, transportation
Time flies when your making delicious food in Harlem! Ponty Bistro, the Harlem restaurant, helmed by Chef Cisse—a 2009 finalist in the hit Food Network show “Chopped,” turns two this month.
Stop by Pontry Bistro Harlem located just off Strivers’ Row at 2375 Adam Clayton Powell Boulevard at 139th Street and wish them Happy Birthday! While you’re there try some of their signature dishes: Crispy Tuna, Fish Fataya, Truffle Macaroni and Cheese, Le Poulet Yassa, Niokolokoba and Poisson Braise A Le Guet Ndar.
Brunch on weekends offers Lobster Benedict, French Toast, Scrambled Bruchetta, and much more.
Happy Birthday Ponty Bistro! And continued success in Harlem!
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Does anyone remember this Harlem space on Frederick Douglass Blvd between 115 and 116th Street? It used to be a place of worship, a mosque. Now there are signs up on the scaffold that says the space is being turned into luxury rentals! Great, right?
This space probably would have been more ideal for affordable housing since it’s right in the thick of where all the change is happening. Is anyone surprised? Probably not.
How many luxury this and that do we need for this area? Oh I forgot, I’m in New York! There’s no such thing as affordable housing!
Have a great weekend!
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Tagged @harlemcondolife, Apartments, Harlem, Harlem Blogs
Harlem’s restaurant row has another cafe located on Frederick Douglass Blvd between 114th and 115th Street. It’s right next to Row House-Harlem! Hear all the details on Cafeine from the owner! Click the video below!
And stop by for dollar coffee today until 7 pm! Grand Opening is June 13!
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Tagged Cafeine Urban Espresso Harlem, Harlem, Row House Harlem
She’s got a new book out and more space to dine in for her customers! Nice way to start the summer! That’s Melba Wilson I’m talking about. You know, the original HarlemGal who always says “born, bred and buttered in Harlem.”
Wilson purchased the space next door, which I believe was a hair salon, for her restaurant called Melba’s located on the southwest corner of 114th Street and Frederick Dougkass Blvd.
Next time you stop by Melba’s, there will be more elbow room to eat those waffles with fried chicken and hopefully no more wait lines! Congrats Melba!
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Tagged Harlem, harlem restaurant row, Melba Wilson, Melba's Restaurant
Anybody follow the Seinfelds on Instagram? I do! Here’s a photo of Jerry and Jessica Seinfeld in East Harlem, according to the Mrs. Apparently, they were watching their sons play Little League Baseball over on East 112th Street! Kinda cool…huh?
In my view, the Seinfelds are demonstrating that whether one has a gazillion dollars or a few dollars, when it comes to your kid playing baseball in East Harlem or East Hampton, you’ll go!
Hope it was a good game!
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Tagged baseball, East Harlem, east harlem little league baseball, Harlem, Jerry Seinfeld, Jessica Seinfeld
Can’t make it to one of the May art events in Harlem by FLUX Art Fair. Then log on to Periscope May 2 at 10 am! NYC Parks joins the Marcus Garvey Park Alliance for a special preview tour of the FLUX Art Fair in Marcus Garvey Park “live” on Periscope, a social app for streaming and watching live video broadcasts. Founder of FLUX Leanne Stella will join to answer questions and lead the tour.
Throughout the month of May, FLUX artists will present performances, large-scale installations, and subtle artist interventions throughout Upper Manhattan, including in Marcus Garvey Park, Eugene McCabe Field, Harlem Art Park, along Fifth and Lenox Avenues, and Harlem Grown farm on 127th Street.
Visit http://periscope.tv/nycparks or download the app and follow NYC Parks on Periscope to participate in May 2 tour! For a list of artists click here.
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Tagged Flux Art Fair, Harlem, nyc parks, Things to do in Harlem
There have been several attempts to open a full service hamburger joint on or near Frederick Douglass Blvd, aka Harlem’s restaurant row, in past years but none have either succeeded to open or stay open. Now Harlem Pizza Co, which has its pizza joint on 116th Street, is hoping to be sort of the first to open a restaurant on row dedicated to hamburgers with a place called Harlem Burger! The signage is up on 118&FDB, a good indicator that it’s opening soon.
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Tagged Harlem, Harlem Burger, Harlem Pizza Co
CitiBike is expand into Harlem and you have the opportunity to voice your opinion! NYC Department of Transportation’s Bike Share Program has scheduled a Community Planning Workshop for Harlem CB10 on Wednesday, November 18th. Attached is a flyer for reference. Also, here is a link for community members that cannot attend, but can still voice their views!
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Tagged bike share, CitiBike, Harlem
Posted in Bars, business, food, Frederick Douglass Blvd., Harlem, Harlem bloggers, Harlem blogs, Harlem businesses, Harlem Restaurant Row, Harlem restaurants, HarlemGal, restaurant row, restaurants, Row House, Things to do in Harlem, Where to dine in Harlem
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