Below is a snapshot of key indicators for Harlem’s real estate market, courtesy of Trulia.com. Click here for additional details.
Our humble assessment: For those seeking value on “the island” (of Manhattan that is) Harlem continues to sizzle. South Harlem remains desirable and as such continues to become more expensive. However Harlem is huge. And people are curious about the buzz. So they…
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The Miss Harlem Shake 2014 contest continues and now it’s time for the people to vote for their favorite contender! If you missed the latest on ABC News check it out here!
After receiving over 55 applications, Harlem Shake, a modern “burger and milkshake joint” uptown, has narrowed the search for “Miss Harlem Shake” to nine finalists who best represent the neighborhood’s unique culture…and appreciate a good burger!
The restaurant has selected the top nine ladies who will move forward through the next round of voting. Now it’s up to the people to vote for their favorite contestant!
Each order placed at Harlem Shake between July 21st and August 31st will come with a ballot featuring the 9 semi-finalists. There will be a scoreboard on display in the restaurant to track each contestant’s progress. The top five with the most customer votes will continue on to the final ceremony in September where a winner will be chosen by a judging panel of notable Harlem faces.
The lucky lady who is crowned “Miss Harlem Shake” will receive fortune, fame and feast: $1,000 to a charity of their choice, $500 to keep, and best of all, free Harlem Shake burgers for a year.
Stay tuned for more information about the final ceremony on September 13th hosted by pop culture expert and blogger Patrick Riley. All are invited to join the party and watch us crown “Miss Harlem Shake!”
Davisha Davis, 26, Media Specialist
Davisha started her own non-profit organization to teach girls of Harlem to respect themselves and give back to the community.
Harlem Charity of Choice: Project V Inc.
Tavaya Davis, 25, Tax Accountant and Flight Attendant
Tavaya makes Harlem a better place by volunteering and always connecting with her Harlem neighbors from restaurants to front stoops, encouraging them to get involved and donate back to the community. Harlem Charity of Choice: Harlem Grown
Ljeoma Eboh, 23, Health Educator/PhD Student and Blogger
Through her work at Harlem Children’s Zone, Ljeoma encourages Harlem’s youth to be happier and healthier so that their generation can continue to inspire the world. Harlem Charity of Choice: Harlem Children’s Zone
Elan Ferguson, 35, Family Program Coordinator and Teaching Artist
By being involved with a neighborhood art museum that highlights artists of African descent, Elan promotes wellness, art, self-expression and family.
Harlem Charity of Choice: The Studio Museum in Harlem
Denise House, 51, Methadone Maintenance Treatment Program Counselor
Denise has lived in Harlem her whole life. She has alopecia areata and feels her bald head helps her meet new people as she gets compliments from strangers on her unique appearance. Harlem Charity of Choice: Harlem Children’s Zone
Liz Jackson, 32, Inclusion Activist
Liz is known in the neighborhood as the girl with a purple cane and a smile, giving her the local nickname “Smiley.” She is also volunteers at the Harlem non-profit Harlem RBI, which provides inner-city youth with opportunities to play and learn. Harlem Charity of Choice: Harlem RBI
Amara Korley, 19, Student, Artist and Hostess
Amara grew up in Harlem and feels that as a vegetarian, she can bring a new perspective to the burger world. Harlem Charity of Choice: The Innocence Project
Casandra Rosario, 24, Food Blogger and Event Planner
By planning community events, Casandra promotes local Harlem businesses to the public. She also enriches local youth by working at the Be G8 Foundation.
Harlem Charity of Choice: Y.U.N.G. Harlem
Danielle Summons, 24, Singer, Songwriter and Actress
Danielle cares about the cultivation of Harlem youth and regularly attends Tuesday night teaching and Sunday service at her church, First Corinthian Baptist. Harlem Charity of Choice: Harlem School of the Arts
WHEN: In-store customer voting open July 21st -August 31
WHERE: 100 W. 124th Street at Lenox Avenue New York, NY 10027
Harlem Shake is a fun, creative take on the classic “burger and milkshake joint,” offering high-quality yet affordable food in a lively setting. The restaurant celebrates the soul of the community and reinvigorates modern Harlem with a bit of nostalgia and a nod to pop culture. Harlem Shake is a NYC go-to for familiar eats like griddled burgers, New York hot dogs, and hand-spun shakes. A unique selection of regional sodas from across the country, a sophisticated wine and beer program, a breakfast menu and seasonal outdoor seating completes the offerings. The restaurant takes its name from the iconic Harlem Shake dance of the 1980’s.
I recently went to Flat Top with my brother and daughter and we enjoyed it very much. I enjoyed it so much that I went back the following week with my husband and daughter.
The first time I shared the mussles as an appetizer and had the shrimp appetizer as an entrée with a side of broccoli rabe. My brother had the chicken dish which he said was the best meal he’s had in sometime. We shared the…
Summer Sizzles on Lenox (#SummerSizzles) is rescheduled for Tuesday, July 22 tomorrow night. Buy your advance tickets before midnight tonight, 2-for-1 for discounted price. Tickets are $10 at the door for one.
Spice it up this month with SUMMER SIZZLES ON LENOX– Sidewalk Cafe Crawl in Harlem! This is a great way to preview many restaurants you have been wanting to visit. Check out Barawine, BLVD Bistro, Chéri Harlem, Chez Lucienne, Corner Sociel, Cove Lounge, Harlem Shake, La Bodega 47, Lenox Saphire, Red Rooster Harlem, Settepani and Sylvia’s Restaurant all participating in this special event. …
The subjects of Before You Know It are no ordinary senior citizens. They are go-go booted bar-hoppers, love struck activists, troublemaking baton twirlers, late night Internet cruisers, seasoned renegades and bold adventurers. They are also among the…
The third annual Harlem Arts Festival will take place from Friday, June 27th through Sunday June 29, 2014.
Looking to build on the success of the last two years and increase opportunities for local artists and businesses, the multi-disciplinary festival has added an opening night event at MIST Harlem; providing yet another stage for artists to showcase their talents.
The Bowery Mission Opens a New Women’s Recovery Home in Harlem, Doubling the Mission’s Capacity to Serve Women in Need.
On Thursday, June 12, at West 130th Street in Harlem (please call for exact location), The Bowery Mission will open the second location for The Bowery Mission Women’s Centers, Manhattan’s only faith-based residential programs for women who have experienced homelessness.…
Claudia Paul is a german-born photographer based in Harlem, NY. Her specialties are editorial and commercial portraits. Whenever she gets a chance she likes to pursue her passion of working with non-profits and help them spread the work by documenting their causes. One of these great organizations is “Artists for World Peace” (AFWP). I’ve worked with Claudia in the past on her amazing anti-bullying campaign. She is a passionate and talented artist and consummate professional.
AFWP has been working to improve the education, health and living standards of orphans and villagers in Tanzania. This grassroots organization brings artists together to change the world, one person, one family, one community at a time.
Two years ago Claudia went to Africa with AFWP to document their work at an orphanage in a remote village called Kibosho-Umbwe at the bottom of Kilimanjaro. Please watch Claudia’s video of her trip in 2012 and view some of her stunning photographs in the gallery below.
Claudia’s way of giving her talent to better humanity is through her photographs and video which raises awareness and helps tell AFWP’s important story. In addition Claudia’s imagery is an important source of promotion that AFWP uses for fund-raising.
Claudia is once again joining the team in July, 2014 to take part in and document some new and exciting developments for this year’s journey:
A team of eye doctors will be joining this year to set up a temporary eye clinic at the brand new health center
A public television producer/editor and an award-winning writer will be joining the team
Middlesex Hospital has donated hospital beds for the health center
Bikes for Kids has donated bicycles for the orphans and villagers
Mission Soccer has donated soccer equipment to build a soccer field
If you haven’t dropped by Art in FLUX Harlem’s current BLACK & WHITE show at ALOFT Harlem, they are also hosting an artist discussion on June 8th where you can meet these talented creators. Don’t miss it!
ALOFT Harlem is located at 2296 Frederick Douglass Blvd. between 123 and 124th Streets.
is “an online compendium of the world’s wonders. In addition to the website we regularly host unique lectures, behind the scenes tours and highly-stylized cocktail galas in unusual places with the hopes of encouraging exploration and discovery amongst our members while sharing these very special historic gems.”
Harlem is on their radar. For example:
Vocalist and chekere player Eladio “Don Pancho” Terry, one of the most revered figures of AfroCuban folkoric and traditional music, and the patriarch of the Terry family, will be reunited in concert with his sons, jazz saxophonist YOSVANY TERRY and bassist YUNIOR TERRY. Together they create a journey through Cuba’s musical history — from AfroCuban folklore to the charanga music of Cuba’s “golden…
The Harlem real estate market is off to a strong start. Prices were up by 9.7 percent and an astounding 145 percent in East Harlem compared to last year according to Trulia.com. The huge jump in East Harlem was based on 18 sales within the past year and can be attributed to the increase in townhouses and new condo units that were on the market. As seen…