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Proud Poppas at the Harlem Arts Alliance

Proud Poppas at the Harlem Arts Alliance

By: Tahnia Belle Continuing the spirit of Father’s Day, The Proud Poppas Photo Project, showcased by the Harlem Arts Alliance opened on June 24th and will be an ongoing public exhibit through September 9th, 2011. The photo essay project features images of proud fathers and their children accompanied by their reflections and thoughts on fatherhood. … Continue reading

Throwback Photo: Rent is too damn high

Throwback Photo: Rent is too damn high

This month is our anniversary month! We started blogging as Uptownflavor back in February 2006. We’ve come a long way since then. And so has Jimmy McMillan, also known as ‘the rent is too damn high‘ guy. As we dug through our archives to get some perspective about the changes that have taken place over … Continue reading

Digital Diaspora Family Reunion Roadshow

Digital Diaspora Family Reunion Roadshow

Wednesday – Friday, February 23-25, 3-8 p.m. Digital Diaspora Family Reunion Roadshow Harlem Stage Gatehouse, 150 Convent Avenue (W. 135th St @ Convent Ave) Tickets: Free, reservations required: e-mail DDFRtv@gmail.com or call 212.281.6002. Participants bring their family photos and other scannable documents for an historical appraisal and storytelling during an appointment with Thomas Allen Harris … Continue reading

J Hood Wright by Trish Mayo

J Hood Wright, originally uploaded by Trish Mayo. Photographer Trish Mayo caught the play of light and shadow in the snow. Be sure to see more uptown snow shots in our Flickr photo pool!

Photo of the Week: Dizzy

If you have ever walked down 135th between Adam Clayton Powell and Frederick Douglass then you have likely noticed these wonderful plaques that pay tribute to Harlem’s past. Most are on the north side of the street, but there are a few to be found in front of the police precinct as well. Photo by: … Continue reading

Swing’s Gates

Swing’s Gates

Painted gates are nothing new to Harlem. We have all seen the work of Franco the Great, yet the gate at Swing caught our eye the other day. Does anyone know the artist? We didn’t see a signature and the store was closed (hence the gate being down.)

Harlem’s true colors

This weekend Harlem businesses showed their true colors.  The top photo shows Shrine dressed in a kaleidoscopic display of national pride that represents the countries that are competing in the FIFA World Cup. Score! The bottom photos show Billie’s Black draped in a brilliant rainbow of colors to celebrate Harlem’s 1st Gay Pride celebration.  You … Continue reading

The Chalk Man Strikes Again

SIDEWALK ART, originally uploaded by NARMER. I love walking in the area of 134th and Lenox Avenue for the prime reason of seeing what humanitarian message “The Chalk Man” has left for Harlem. This one reads, ” Love is personal. Don’t leave home without it.”

New Fine Fare Supermarket Coming!

After years of rumors and wonderings the former Pioneer Supermarket on the corner of Seventh Avenue and 145th Street is reopening as a Fine Fare. Read our previous post on this topic: Pioneer Closing

Photo of the Day: Blumstein’s

Blumstein by Trish Mayo. Blumstein’s department store for many years was Harlem’s largest. The handsome Art Nouveau-style 1923 building was designed by Robert Kohn and Charles Butler (who with Clarence Stein designed Temple Emanu-El of 1927-29 on Fifth Avenue at 65th Street). In the 1930s, local residents, led by the Rev. Adam Clayton Powell Jr., … Continue reading

Photo of the Week: A thriller of a T-storm

thrillanight_1, originally uploaded by jphillipobrien2006. Last week a lightning storm passed through Harlem while the sun was setting. The picture below was the result of what happens when Mother Nature shows off her beauty and power at the same time.. –Submitted by: J. Brien of Harlem Hybrid

Harlem pays tribute to Michael Jackson

Harlemites gathered at the Apollo Theater yesterday, where the Jackson Five had their first  taste of fame 40 years ago, upon receiving official word that Micheal Jackson had died. Many people stood in a state of utter shock and disbelief, while others brought their boom  boxes and held them up in the air blasting Micheal … Continue reading

Now Open: Cheesesteak Factory

By NARMER. Cheesesteak Factory 2496 Adam Clayton Powell, Jr. Blvd. / Seventh Avenue Cross street: 145th Street Harlem, New York 212-690-1111 Photo by Narmer

Pollen Nation

Pollen Nation Last month Uptown Flavor had the opportunity to visit Pollen Nation, a new high-end floral design studio and special events planning boutique. UPTOWN Magazine (no relation to Uptownflavor.com) and the Harlem Business Alliance hosted the event on Friday, April 3rd. Pollen Nation was conceived by Collin Abraham and was formerly housed in the … Continue reading

Swing: A Concept Store

I had the opportunity to spend some time at Swing this past Sunday. The owner, Helena Greene, graciously opened the doors of her wardrobe closets to the UF family. It was time well spent sipping N’Espresso and exploring the wonderful treasures that Helena has collected from around the globe. Swing by and check them out … Continue reading

On Location: In Harlem

By forota. “Law and Order: SVU” has been filming along Bradhurst this week. Next week’s episode, also shot in Harlem, guest stars Hilary Duff and mirrors the Casey Anthony disappearance case in Florida. I’ve also seen shows like “Fringe” and “Rescue Me” around the neighborhood. What are some of the other television and film locations that … Continue reading