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Sep 20

45th Annual African American Day Parade Sunday Sep 21

45th Annual African American Day Parade Sunday Sep 21

African Day ParadeJoin us for the 45th ANNUAL AFRICAN AMERICAN DAY PARADE in Harlem.   It’s the largest Black Parade In America. On SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 21, 2014. 1:00 P.M.  IN HARLEM. 111th Street & Adam Clayton Powell Blvd. To 136th Street.

Featuring:

Mayor Bill de Blasio

Rev. Al Sharpton

David Paterson

David Dinkins

Dr. Adelaide Sanford

Congressman Charles Rangel

Imam Izal-El M. Pasha

Lillian Roberts

The event…

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Building trust between police and community

Building trust between police and community

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This is an excellent interview on a topic of concern in communities nationwide including but not limited to Harlem.

The good news of course is that people are talking about it an doing something about it.

Building trust between police and community – YouTube.

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Sep 19

Introducing Miss Harlem Shake 2014 Ijeoma Eboh

Introducing Miss Harlem Shake 2014 Ijeoma Eboh

Ms HarlemShake 2014

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After launching the Miss Harlem Shake contest in May and meeting over 50 wonderful worthy contenders, a winner was crowned on Saturday, September 13!

One hundred guests, 8 Harlem-based judges and five semi-finalists witnessed Ijeoma Eboh receive the Golden Milkshake Cup and title of Miss Harlem Shake 2014.

Ijeoma’s story is inspiring and represents the unique…

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Washington Heights & Inwood Open House Expo Sunday September 21 #liveuptown

Washington Heights & Inwood Open House Expo Sunday September 21 #liveuptown

open house expoUpper Manhattan Committee Presents Washington Heights & Inwood Open House ExpoSunday, September 20, 2014

Showcasing Co-ops, Condos, Townhouses & Rentals in Hamilton Heights, Washington Heights & Inwood

Schedule:

Meet & Greet 9:30AM – 10:45AM

Malcolm X and Dr. Betty Shabazz Memorial & Education Center3940 Broadway at 165th St.  Continental Breakfast Courtesy Of Chase

Open Houses 11:00AM – 3:00PM

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Field Of Dreams - Harlem Real Estate Update

Field Of Dreams – Harlem Real Estate Update

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Passing along a real estate update from Robb D. Pair, President of Harlem Lofts, Inc.  From the Polo Grounds to a “field of dreams”, Harlem has come a long way.

From 1998 to the present, here are some real estate charts and status reports and interesting sales statistics from townhouses to condominiums presented by the President of Harlem Lofts, Inc.

A Word From Robb

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Sep 18

Get a full 4 year scholarship to a top college of your choice

Get a full 4 year scholarship to a top college of your choice

There is money available to send you to a top school and to get the education that you want and deserve.

See the following NYT’s excerpt:

“Arianna Trickey was opening a piece of mail in her bedroom during junior year of high school when a pamphlet fell out of the envelope. The pamphlet seemed to offer the impossible: the prospect of a full scholarship to several of her dream colleges.

She went…

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Sep 17

Casa Azul Bookstore at the Brooklyn Book Festival

Casa Azul Bookstore at the Brooklyn Book Festival

The Brooklyn Book Festival is this Sunday, September 21st! The festival is the largest free literary event in New York City, presenting an array of national and international literary stars and emerging authors.

Look for La Casa Azul Bookstore and Las Comadres para las Americas at booth #227 – you will find 20 authors reading and signing books from 12:00pm – 6:00pm!

Contact: Aurora Anaya-Cerda,…

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Sep 14

Harlem Real Estate Market Key Indicators 2014 Sep 14

Harlem Real Estate Market Key Indicators 2014 Sep 14

Current key indicators for the real estate market in Harlem, courtesy of Trulia.com.  Rising prices.  Low inventory.  Greater variety.   Click here for additional details.

Click here to view selected for sale, for rent and vacation rentals in Harlem, as well as our real estate related posts.

See below for the book that every Harlem resident should own.

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Sep 10

QUOTE: #WeAreHere - Alicia Keys

QUOTE: #WeAreHere – Alicia Keys

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Has Alicia Keys read your mind and your wish list too?

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“The day I wrote this song, I was sitting in a circle of people of all ages and we were asked, “Why are you here.” Why am I here?? This really hit me on a deep level. I realized no one had ever asked me that question before.

As I prepare to give birth to a new child, I can’t help and think about the world I’m bringing my baby into. No…

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Sep 09

Lost in a Lucid Dream Ruthy ValdezVote to send Ruthy Valdez to the finals for a chance to win a Solo show at Art Basel in Miami.

BOMBAY SAPPHIRE® Gin and Russell and Danny Simmons’ Rush Philanthropic Arts Foundation continue to partner together to showcase emerging artists.

During Artisan Series, a select group of artists will be chosen from online submissions and local art gallery events for a chance to exhibit their work at the Grand Finale event at the SCOPE MIAMI BEACH Art Show.

The creators of the top three pieces from the Grand Finale will participate in the BOMBAY SAPPHIRE Artisan Series Mural project in each of their hometowns, and the Grand Finale Winner will receive a solo show at SCOPE NYC in March 2015.   SCOPE Arts is one of the most important shows at Miami Art Basel.

Ruthy Valdez has made it to the semi-final round of this contest.  She needs our vote to get into the finals.

CLICK HERE TO VOTE FOR RUTHY AND SEND HER TO THE FINALS.

You can vote once a day per entry until November 9th.

Ruthy Valdez’s has previously won another contest with Bombay Sapphire and Rush Philanthropic Arts Foundation this year.   The earlier contest was for the most likes and shares on Instagram, for which she ultimately won the grand prize: two tickets to Russell Simmons 15th Annual Art For Life Gala in the Hamptons.

Full disclosure: We have been huge fans of Ruthy’s work since we first encountered it at Harlem’s 67 Orange several years ago.  We finally met Ruthy  and subsequently acquired one of her works.  It delivers reflection, introspection, hope and joy each and every day.  Thank you Ruthy.

Vote to send Ruthy Valdez to Art Basel Miami Vote to send Ruthy Valdez to the finals for a chance to win a Solo show at Art Basel in Miami.