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East Harlem International Film Festival 2011

The East Harlem International Film Festival is bringing the hottest filmmaking from around the world to East Harlem, a diverse, passionate and culturally rich neighborhood. The East Harlem International Film Festival will feature 30 films over  5-days : June 1st to June 5th 2011 throughout East Harlem in cultural venues including  Poet’s Den Theater, Museo Del Barrio, and the Museum … Continue reading

Mount Morris Park Community Association Monthly Meeting

Mount Morris Park Community Association Monthly Meeting

Tonight Mount Morris Park will be having its monthly meeting to discuss the annual Father’s Day Skyscraper Classic Bike Race around Marcus Garvey Park next month and its annual House and Garden Tour also taking place next month. A newly proposed restaurant, The PInk Heifer, plans to open on Lenox Avenue. Attendees will have an opportunity … Continue reading

Fairway’s Customer Appreciation BBQ

Fairway’s Customer Appreciation BBQ

Fairway Market will say ‘Thank You’ to customers in the parking lot of the Harlem location on Saturday, May 21, 2011. Fairway will be serving free food and drinks, and providing family friendly entertainment from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Dozens of vendors, will be offering drinks, desserts, salads and sides to go along with the … Continue reading

Gang Education Clinic

Gang Education Clinic

Along with the District Attorney Cyrus Vance, Assemblyman Keith Wright will be hosting the First Annual Gang Education Clinic in Harlem on May 19th, 2011 on the 8th Floor of the Harlem State Office Building (163 West 125th Street in New York City) from 5:00 PM until 7:00 PM. Invited panelists include members and leadership … Continue reading

La Perle Noire is Now Island Salad II

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 as Island Salad II. Johnny, the owner of La Perle Noire, confirmed the closing saying that he has been so busy with his work in … Continue reading

Le Femme Suite Anniversary Extravaganza

Le Femme Suite Anniversary Extravaganza

Harlem’s first pole fitness and spa services studio will be celebrating its one-year anniversary on Friday May 13, 2011 from 7:00 pm-12:00 am. It is a ladies only event and will be an evening of food tasting, wine, LFS signature drinks, trivia, prizes, giveaways and performances by LFS instructors. Le Femme Suite offers clients a sensual … Continue reading

Harlem School of the Arts Raises the Bar

Harlem School of the Arts Raises the Bar

Last month, from April 9-16, the Harlem School of the Arts Theater Department presented “Flyin’ West” written by Pearl Cleage and directed by HAS faculty member, Willie Teacher. Set in Nicodemus, Kansas in 1898, the play follows the lives of African-American homesteaders in the American West. Immersed in the rapidly changing and cataclysmic landscape of … Continue reading

Fresh Flavor: Brunch at Nectar Wine Bar

Fresh Flavor: Brunch at Nectar Wine Bar

Have you ever wished that your favorite wine bar in Harlem served brunch? So have we. Our wish has finally come true! Nectar is celebrating its third successful year of educating Harlem’s wine drinkers and providing a sophisticated space to sip and savor a delicious glass of vino close to home. There will be lots … Continue reading

Sidewalk cafes on 125th Street

Sidewalk cafes on 125th Street

With all of the talk about about new sidewalk cafe licenses being issued on Frederick Douglass Boulevard (Nectar and Bier International) one of our readers sent us information about a fight for sidewalk cafes on 125th Street.  As we all know Harlem’s main corridor is busy enough as it is without the addition of sidewalk … Continue reading

E-Moves 12 at Harlem Stage

E-Moves 12 at Harlem Stage

By:  Tahnia Belle Back with a breathtaking bang, Harlem Stage presents Season 12 of E-Moves, a two night dance showcase that reminds us how movement can tell our stories and express the complexity of human emotion where words fall short. I had the pleasure of attending the opening night of E-Moves (Program A) featuring presentations … Continue reading

Spirit of Community at Dwyer

Spirit of Community at Dwyer

The spirit of Harlem is Resounding, Magnetic, and Eternal. Spirit of Community features specially commissioned works in photography, mural, sculpture, and video chronicling the sights, sounds, colors, textures, cadences, and people of Harlem. Contemporary artists, living and working in Harlem, lend their imagination and innovation to capture the pulse and rhythm that have kept Harlem … Continue reading

Why is the Dunbar in foreclosure, again?

Why is the Dunbar in foreclosure, again?

One thing about blogging over several years is being able to gain perspective about situations. I’ve always had a fascination with the Dunbar Apartments. It is a unique and slightly imposing garden apartment complex that skirts the edge of Harlem. The history of the complex’s troubles are documented here. Yet, the past twenty years have … Continue reading

Starbucks gives back to West Harlem & Morningside Heights

Starbucks gives back to West Harlem & Morningside Heights

Starbucks Celebrates Global Month of Service events in West Harlem & Morningside Heights on Saturday April 23, 9AM-3PM. The event will kick-off at PS 180 Hugo Newman College Preparatory School, 370 West 120 Street. This spring, Starbucks is making a bold commitment and inviting New Yorkers to make a difference in their own backyard as part of Starbucks Global … Continue reading

UPTOWN Magazine’s Gourmet Issue

UPTOWN Magazine’s Gourmet Issue

UPTOWN Magazine kicks April off with its annual Gourmet Issue. Renowned star chef Marcus Samuelsson of Top Chef Masters fame and wife, model Gate Maya Haile, cover this month’s issue. Lauded as a culinary great, most recently honored with hosting President Barack Obama’s DNC Fundraiser at restaurant Red Rooster Harlem, the celebrated chef talks to UPTOWN about his … Continue reading

An Evening of Women and Excellence in Harlem

An Evening of Women and Excellence in Harlem

By: Gigi LaBelle In honor of Women’s History Month, Harlem’s Riverside Church Theatre hosted an Evening of Excellence with Women in the Arts.  The event highlighted the incredible journeys of world-renowned artists and entertainers such as Jawole Willa Jo Zollar (founder of Urban Bush Women), Carol Maillard (co-founder of Sweet Honey in the Rock), Ntozake … Continue reading

Gertrude Jeannette can certainly hack it

Gertrude Jeannette can certainly hack it

If you know Ms. J. (as she is affectionately called by her beloved H.A.D.L.E.Y Players) then you know she most certainly can hack it. If you are like most, your first encounter with Ms. J. was very much like the one she describes in  New York Daily News article about her. She is one of … Continue reading

Bad Horse Pizza saddles up for its opening weekend

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 York Business Solutions on 125th Street, are prepping the ingredients for this weekend’s ‘soft’ opening of Bad Horse Pizza. As the opening date grows nearer … Continue reading

Best spring bars – Harlem Edition

Best spring bars – Harlem Edition

Time Out New York (TONY) released its list of the 50 best bars for spring. Three local favorites made the list! I remember not too many years ago when Uptown wasn’t even an afterthought in these types of lists.  See the two bars in Harlem and the one in Inwood that are featured below: Bier … Continue reading

Where to get juiced in Harlem

Where to get juiced in Harlem

Ed. Note: This is an updated repost of a list we posted back in 2006 of juice bars in Harlem. If you know of any juice bars that should be on the list but aren’t let us know. Who says that the only good stuff in Harlem is deep fried? Although we have yet to … Continue reading

Recap: Harlem Fine Arts Show 2011

Recap: Harlem Fine Arts Show 2011

Last weekend I was fortunate to attend the Opening Gala Reception for the Harlem Fine Arts Show (HFAS) benefiting the Ralph Lauren Center for Cancer Care and Prevention here in Harlem. The event was a brilliant display of one of the largest collections of African American art in the nation, featuring artists from across the … Continue reading

The Power of One Vendor Fair

The Power of One Vendor Fair

Spa Ha Cafe This weekend The Power of One hosted a vendor’s fair at Hue Man Books. The Power of One is an initiative to encourage community members to reinvest in local businesses. For $1 you can purchase a card that offers discounts at neighborhood businesses. Vendors that participated in the fair were Harlem Vintage, … Continue reading

What’s New in Harlem

What’s New in Harlem

If we look at the businesses along the lower end of Frederick Douglass Blvd. we might get the impression that Harlem’s economy is booming! This year has ushered in a few new businesses to fill the empty storefronts along Harlem’s main condo thoroughfare. Lido is a new Italian eatery that replaces the short lived Frizzante. Lido … Continue reading

Mr. Apollo Book Signing at Harlem Flo

Mr. Apollo Book Signing at Harlem Flo

Billy Mitchell has been described as many things in his day: a historian, a tour guide, a goodwill ambassador, but  most recently Mr. Mitchell is described as Mr. Apollo. Mitchell started working as an errand boy at the legendary theater back in 1965 and has worked in various capacities since then. This past weekend Mitchell … Continue reading

Harlem Stage events in March

FILM/DISCUSSION Wednesday, March 9 HARLEM STAGE ON SCREEN PRESENTS: SONIA SANCHEZ: SHAKE LOOSE MEMORIES by Jamal Joseph 7:30 pm at Harlem Stage Gatehouse, 150 Convent Avenue (at West. 135th St.) Tickets: $10 at http://www.HarlemStage.org or 212.281.9240, ext. 19 or 20 A rebel and revolutionist in his own right, Jamal Joseph is a filmmaker that has stirred … Continue reading

New cafe could be coming to 125th Street

New cafe could be coming to 125th Street

H&M Art at 17 East 125th Street is looking at the possibility of adding a ‘classy’ cafe!   “The cafe will provide art lovers a place where they can indulge themselves with arts and healthy food they love while chatting with friends,” they wrote via Twitter. “At the cafe we will serve coffee, gelato, fresh … Continue reading

Ask UF: Dancy Auto becomes a Pioneer Supermarket

Ask UF: Dancy Auto becomes a Pioneer Supermarket

Q: I noticed the car sales place on Lenox at 129th is soon to become a Pioneer supermarket. Any info on when that’ll happen? I’d love another supermarket choice. A: Hi. We actually have a post that has been sitting in our files about the coming Pioneer. I have noticed that they are busy setting … Continue reading

Pathmark Gospel Choir Competition: Harlem Wins

Pathmark Gospel Choir Competition: Harlem Wins

On Sunday, Pathmark invited top gospel choirs to perform on the legendary stage of the World Famous Apollo Theater in celebration of Black History Month. The Pathmark Gospel Choir Competition of Harlem treated local residents and their families to a free, song-filled Sunday, as choirs from across the Northeast went head-to-head with Metro New York’s best for … Continue reading

Accidental Harlem

Accidental Harlem

Dwell has an article in the March 11 issue about architect Bill Ryall who moved to Harlem 20 years ago at the height of the crack epidemic. Ryall bought an 1889 Queen Anne row house on West 118th Street for $42,000. To give the house the airy feel of a loft, He moved the stairs to … Continue reading

Uptown’s Dirty Little Secrets Exposed

Uptown’s Dirty Little Secrets Exposed

This week we’ve posted about two Harlem restaurants with a history of health code violations that have recently closed. Last week amNY posted an article that zip code 10026 in Morningside Heights/West Harlem has the highest percentage of violations in the city. Ten of the 50 restaurants in that ZIP code inspected by the health … Continue reading

Harlem Biennale presents Jonathan Gill and guests

Harlem Biennale presents Jonathan Gill and guests

Harlem Biennale in association with Grove Press presents: A SERIES OF LECTURES with AUTHOR JONATHAN GILL and guests HARLEM: The Four Hundred Year History from Dutch Village to Capital of Black America Saturday, February 19, noon – 2:00pm Harlem School of the Arts 645 Saint Nicholas Av., New York, NY 10030 Tel: 212 926 4100 … Continue reading

Re-Read: Baldwin’s Creative Process

Re-Read: Baldwin’s Creative Process

Black and Latino Literary Salon: Re-read: James Baldwin’s “The Creative Process” The Studio Museum in Harlem Thursday, February 17, 2011 7:00 PM Re-Read is a new program series at the Studio Museum designed to re-engage classic and/or previously published texts. In tandem with WNYC‘s signature Literary Salon and New York University’s multi-site conference event James … Continue reading

Win a free wedding ceremony at Riverside Church

Win a free wedding ceremony at Riverside Church

The Riverside Church will make the life of one lucky Harlem bride-to-be that much easier, by providing the chance to win a free wedding ceremony at the historic Church during its annual Wedding Open House on Saturday, February 19 from noon to 2:00 p.m. at The Riverside Church, 490 Riverside Drive (bet. 120th & 122nd … Continue reading

Making Dollar Cabs Legal

Making Dollar Cabs Legal

Part of living uptown and in the outer boroughs is the reality that yellow cabs aren’t always your first option when it comes to getting around. You may have heard about the Mayor’s proposal to establish a new category of livery cars that can make on-street pickups outside of Manhattan just like yellow cabs do. … Continue reading

Is East Harlem blighted

Is East Harlem blighted

The New York Times featured a story about a strip of Harlem businesses that the city is trying to condemn. Deja Vu?  If this turns out anything like it did with West Harlem vs. Columbia, we already know the outcome. Read all the dirty details: New York Times Photo by Fred R. Conrad/The New York Times … Continue reading