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Siblings spice up BLVD Bistro

By Sarah Kuras for Uptownflavor What happens when you mix southern-style cooking, two siblings, and an old café? BLVD in Harlem, of course. This renovated and remixed restaurant reintroduced itself … Continue reading

May 5, 2014 · 2 Comments

Harlem Haberdashery comes to Lenox Avenue

Uptownflavor had a chance to sit down with Shay Woods, one of the co-owners of 5001 Flavors and Harlem Haberdashery to discuss the new store, long-time clients of their  custom … Continue reading

April 2, 2012

Harlem Haberdashery’s Mural on Lenox

Uptownflavor had a chance to get a sneak peek at the forthcoming Harlem Haberdashery coming to 245 Lenox Avenue between 122nd and 123rd.  Check back for our conversation with Shay … Continue reading

March 26, 2012

Les Ambassades opens a Bar & Restaurant

Around this time last year, Les Ambassades (also known as Patisserie Des Ambassades) opened a second location called Ambassades Buffet above 125th Street on Lenox. Perhaps there was not enough … Continue reading

March 26, 2012 · 1 Comment

Lenox Social open for business

Lenox Social quietly opened up last week with limited hours and great reviews on Yelp! Lenox Social 321 Lenox Ave (between 126th St & 127th St) New York, NY 10027 … Continue reading

March 26, 2012

The Harlem Treasure Chest Flea Market

We missed the grand opening of Harlem’s new flea market last week, but fortunately happened to be in the area around The Harlem Treasure Chest on Sunday. The dirt and … Continue reading

March 11, 2012 · 3 Comments

My Image Studios under construction

The journey Back in 2007, I met with the developers of the Kalahari. Carlton Brown and Walter Edwards, of Full Spectrum, were extremely excited about the opening of their first … Continue reading

February 1, 2012

Eat Harlem Delivery Service

If you have been following Uptownflavor for a while, then you know we have seen many different Harlem-specific delivery services come and go.  There is Harlem to Go, Harlem Delivers, … Continue reading

December 31, 2011 · 1 Comment

Look out Starbucks, a new cafe comes to Harlem

A few months ago my coworker and I were walking back from Chill Berry discussing the closing of Le Perle Noire Cafe and the opening of Island Salad on Lenox. … Continue reading

December 26, 2011 · 2 Comments

La Perle Noire is Now Island Salad II

We just received some exciting (yet sad) news.  First the bad news: My favorite cafe, La Perle Noire, is closed for good. The good news is that it is reopening … Continue reading

May 9, 2011

New bistro Cedric coming to St. Nicholas Avenue

We were sad to learn to that one of Harlem’s favorite eateries is down for the count. We held out hope that Mojo would be able to get their act … Continue reading

April 23, 2011

Bad Horse Pizza saddles up for its opening weekend

The tables, chairs, and bar are all set up and ready to greet the first customers that come through the door on Friday. The kitchen staff, many hired through New … Continue reading

March 30, 2011 · 3 Comments

What’s up with Soul Fixins’ in East Harlem?

Back in November, Eating in Translation snapped a photo of a new Soul Fixins’ that cropped up on Second Avenue. Does anyone know the status of it? Soul Fixins’ is … Continue reading

February 22, 2011

Now Open: Jahlookova Health Food

After many months of thinking another “gourmet” deli was coming to Madison Avenue, Jahlookova has finally been unveiled. We didn’t get a chance to go inside, but it appears to … Continue reading

February 6, 2011 · 1 Comment

Aloft Harlem Grand Opening

Photos by: D. Bell This past Friday, Aloft Harlem opened their doors to the community with a grand opening celebration. The event was open invitation and many of Harlem’s key … Continue reading

February 6, 2011 · 2 Comments

New pizza place coming to Frederick Douglass Blvd. (updated)

Bad Horse Pizza is slated to open at 2222 – 2224 Frederick Douglass Boulevard, across from the Triangle building. The space was formerly occupied by Corcoran, before they bailed out of … Continue reading

January 23, 2011

Frizzante is now Lido

Photo by D. Bell After much wondering about the future of what was formerly Frizzante, a short-lived Italian restaurant on Frederick Douglass Boulevard, a fresh and vibrant blue awning reveals … Continue reading

January 23, 2011

East Harlem’s Vinyl Wine featured in Edible Manhattan

Ed. Note: Reposted with permission from Gloria Dawson of East Harlem NYC By Gloria Dawson East Harlem has been in desperate need of a good wine shop for some time, … Continue reading

January 22, 2011

Doug E. Fresh’s Chicken

Word is floating around in the press that Doug E. Fresh has finally opened his long awaited restaurant in Harlem. We suspect that it was a soft opening, as it … Continue reading

November 26, 2010 · 1 Comment

Bibi Salon brings downtown style to Frederick Douglass Blvd.

Frederick Douglass is heating up to be the hottest street in Harlem, soon to rival 125th Street in grandeur! With Polished Nail Salon and Bibi Hair salon, uptown girls will … Continue reading

November 20, 2010

A week in pictures: Red Rooster Preview

Read the accompanying article: Black Atlas Preview of Red Rooster

November 20, 2010 · 2 Comments

Black Atlas preview of Red Rooster

Black Atlas and American Airlines teamed up to host a sneak preview and private dinner at Red Rooster last night.  Winners of the Black Atlas scavenger hunt, as well as … Continue reading

November 16, 2010 · 2 Comments

Red Rooster Update

More news about Harlem’s forthcoming Red Rooster restaurant. http://blogs.villagevoice.com/forkintheroad/archives/2010/09/the_red_rooster.php Posted on location via my mobile.

September 3, 2010

New ‘evolution’ store at East River Plaza

Verizon opened its newest “evolution” Communications Store in East Harlem. The new store, located within East River Plaza at 517 East 117th Street (second level, next to Target), incorporates a … Continue reading

September 3, 2010

From gas to grill: New Harlem eatery in former gas station

Crain’s reports on a unique new hang out spot opening in Harlem http://mobile.newyorkbusiness.com/device/article.php?id=&CALL_URL=http://www.crainsnewyork.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20100903/SMALLBIZ/100909948 Posted on location via my mobile.

September 3, 2010

Sneak Peek: Petsmart opens in East River Plaza

This morning Uptownflavor took a sneak peek at the newest addition to the East River Plaza.  Keeping with the trend of breaking new ground, PetSmart has opened its first store … Continue reading

August 18, 2010

Pet Smart is coming to Harlem

Great news for Harlem pet owners. A new Pet Smart is opening in the East River Plaza. Like most other locations the 30,000 square foot Harlem location will include trained … Continue reading

August 4, 2010

Harlem Target Sneak Peek

The official grand opening of the first Target to open on the island of Manhattan isn’t until Sunday, but big name stars and local celebrities couldn’t wait to come see … Continue reading

July 22, 2010

East Harlem Target’s Red Carpet

Target rolled out the red carpet to invited guests for an exclusive “sneak peek” at the new East Harlem store set to open on July 25th.  Local celebrities from some … Continue reading

July 21, 2010

Harlem’s Meat: Your neighborhood butcher

Fourth of July weekend usually means lots of grilling and chilling in Harlem. If you want a great selection of quality meats to throw on the grill without breaking the … Continue reading

July 2, 2010

Star studded grand opening for Harlem Target

The Wall Street Journal reports that Target has been busy buttering up Harlem’s trendsetters in preparation for the grand opening celebration later this month in East Harlem. According to the … Continue reading

June 30, 2010 · 3 Comments

Chocolat is hiring

Construction on Chocolat is moving right along. The bar is in place and there appeared to be some activity going on inside the space on Sunday. If you remember, it … Continue reading

June 28, 2010 · 2 Comments

Now Open: Jacob Restaurant

Photo by NARMER. Jacob’s 2695 Frederick Douglass Boulevard on the corner of 143rd Street.

June 25, 2010

Jacob Restaurant opens a second location

ByUptownflavor Photos. Jacob Restaurant and Soul Food Salad Bar is opening a second location, after only a year in business. The original location, on Lenox Avenue, was opened by former … Continue reading

June 21, 2010

New: Sub Conscious opens a second location

Sub Conscious Subs, which already has a location near Columbia, has recently opened up a second location near City College at 1625 Amsterdam Avenue at 140th Street. Check out their … Continue reading

June 21, 2010

Today: Apply to work at the Aloft Harlem

June 21, 2010

New: Atrium Cafe at The Studio Museum in Harlem

The Studio Museum in Harlem added a new addition last weekend. The Atrium Café will be open for business on Saturdays (11am-5pm) and Sundays (12-5pm). Located in the museum’s atrium, … Continue reading

June 13, 2010

Fine Fare opens new store on 145th Street

Fine Fare, originally uploaded by Uptownflavor Photos. A long awaited opening of the new Fine Fare took place last week on the corner of 145th Street and Adam Clayton Powell, … Continue reading

June 13, 2010

Doug E’s opening soon

Photo by Uptownflavor Photos. After much adieu, Doug E’s Fresh Chicken and Waffles plans to be open by the summer! The projected date set by the rap pioneer is some … Continue reading

April 8, 2010


A small storefront in the vicintity of 120th and Frederick Douglass has its windows covered with blue question marks. Anyone know what’s coming?

April 3, 2010 · 1 Comment

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