Dec 6, 2008 @ 11:09
Not too long ago I had guests in town visiting from Florida who once lived in NYC. They wanted to walk the streets of Harlem. So I took them down the fabulous and famous Frederick Douglass Blvd. We get to 118th Street and FDB; and we see this adorable candy-striped awning with lovely tree stands. As we get closer, this amazing sweet smell creeps in. The smell is basically like a magnate. It pulls us in. Low and behold there is a variety of baked goods shelved in three levels for all to see – not to mention the nicest man there waiting to greet you. I believe it was Mr. Lee Lee himself. Me and my guests ended up purchasing a variety of baked goods. I had a slice of the lemon cake that was cut wide and tall. They had cinnamon rolls with pecans. My lemon cake was scrumptious with just the right amount of lemon taste. If your taste buds want something else, there was also red velvet cake and sweet potato pie available as well.
My goodness….as I write this, I am having a craving for the lemon cake now! That’s it. I am heading to Lee Lee’s today. Why deny yourself some cake when you can walk it off by walking the streets of Harlem. Maybe I will see you there!
283 W 118th Street close to FDB
New York, NY 10026
Nov 19, 2008 @ 20:03
For the last couple of years (let’s say three, which isn’t that long), there have been a number of new cafes, restaurants, and bars that have opened up along Frederick Douglass Blvd between 111th and 119th Street. If our memory serves correctly, first it was Society Cafe Lounge. Soon followed Melba’s. After that we believe it was Zoma, Tribal Spears Gallery and Cafe, Nectar Wine Bar and Cafe 2112. Recently, 67 Orange opened, which we hear their Grand Opening is December 5. And now, Svntn Below, which according to Uptown Flavor is open for business!
We like that all these new places have opened up and are very excited that our community continues to grow in the dining/bar/lounges sector!
To answer the question posed, with about eight new places in less than three years opening, this blogger predicts FDB is on track to become the restaurant row of Harlem!
If we left out a new business, please tell us!
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