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Harlem plays a role in ‘The Amazing Spider-Man’

“The Amazing Spider-Man” movie opens today. If you’re planning on seeing the film you just might recognize our Harlem in the background. The New York Daily News has an article in today’s (July 3) paper highlighting the various areas of NYC that were used in the film. And one of those areas is West Harlem! This site caught up with the filming in Harlem last year, which was happening under the viaduct near Fairway.

This new film to the Spider-Man franchise looks pretty exciting based on the trailers. I plan on going to the movies to watch it. How about you? Are you going to go watch “The Amazing Spider-Man?”

Let’s help kickstart Seasoned Vegan in Harlem

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Who was inspired by the recent  New York Daily News article about The Beeners and their effort to open Harlem’s first full-service, vegan soul food restaurant? I certainly was! According to the article, Chef Brenda Beener and her son Aaron (mother and son), plan to open their vegan restaurant in August on Frederick Douglass Blvd. near 116th St., which is also known as Harlem’s restaurant row. But before they can open their establishment there is some major financing they must have in place, around $250k. The Beeners have turned to Kickstarter.com (and to us) to help them reach that sum.

There are various donation levels on their Kickstarter page from $5 to $500. If you are interested in helping Seasoned Vegan in Harlem become a reality, make your donation here.