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Contents See 8 Galleries Historic Landmarks Movies/Film Museums/Cultural Institutions Theaters Performance Hear 20 Music Shop 24 Accessories/Apparel Children Flowers Groceries Beauty & Grooming Health/Fitness Home /Gifts Miscellaneous Services Wines/Spirits Taste 44 African American Asian Bakeries Bar/Lounge BBQ Caribbean Coffee/Tea Fast Bites French Indian Italian Latin American Middle Eastern Southern/Soul Vegetarian Wine Bars


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SEE Galleries Essie Green Galleries 419A Convent Ave 212 368 9635 www.essiegreengalleries.com Founded in 1979 in Brooklyn, now located in historic Sugar Hill, this gallery specializes in the works of the Black master artists, celebrating a roster of some of the most heralded artists of our time including Romare Bearden, Charles Alston, Lois Mailou Jones and Sam Gilliam. HARLEM Hamilton Landmark Galleries 467 W 144th St 212 281 7667 www.harlemaa.org Carrying the best in contemporary art since its inception in 1997, this institution has presented more than 70 painters, sculptors, ceramists, photographers and other artists from the Americas, Asia, the Caribbean and Europe. HARLEM

Taller Boricua Galleries at Julio de Burgos Latino Cultural Center 1680 Lexington Ave 212 831 4333 www.tallerboricua.org A part of El Barrio for over 40 years, this gallery and multi-disciplinary cultural space seeks to use art as a tool to stimulate the community’s social, cultural and economic development by offering dynamic and provocative exhibitions. HARLEM The Hispanic Society of America W 155th St & Broadway 212 926 2234 www.hispanicsociety.org Comprised of a vast collection of art, including paintings, prints, sculpture, textiles and more plus architectural records and archaeological artifacts, this museum and library will engage you in the rich history of Spanish culture from the Middle Ages to the present. WAHI

The Long Gallery 2073 Adam Clayton Powell, Jr Blvd Rio II Gallery 646 559 8368 583 Riverside Dr, 7th Fl www.long.gallery 212 568 2030 Inspired by the portrait photograwww.bhc.org/art/rio2 phy of James Van Der Zee during This space located in the pentthe Harlem Renaissance, this house of The Rio apartments, flagship location of The Sol Studio with spectacular river views, celebrates the art of the neighborshowcases the work of emerging African-American and Latino artists. hood while embracing the creativity Also presents performances by mu- of emerging world artists. Looking sicians, poets, writers and dancers. for an event space? Here you will find a modern blank canvas for HARLEM your creations. HARLEM

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Historic Landmarks American Academy of Arts and Letters 633 W 155th St 212 368 5900 www.artsandletters.org This fascinating neighborhood gem houses an honorary society of the most prestigious members in the fields of literature, music and fine arts in the United States. Their mission is to foster and sustain interest in these creative pursuits through exhibition and philanthropy. WAHI

Duke Ellington Memorial 110th St & 5th Ave 212 310 6600 www.nycgovparks.org/parks/central-park/monuments/1781 The first memorial to an African American in Central Park, this captivating 25 ft. tall, black patinated bronze structure features an 8 ft. tall statue of the legendary jazz king. HARLEM

409 Edgecombe Ave 155th St & St Nicholas Pl In a neighborhood so rich with history one can feel the strength and Audubon Park Historic District 155th - 158th Sts, Broadway - River- perseverance vibrating from the concrete, stand here! Overlooking side Dr the north end of Jackie Robinson www.audubonparkny.com Park, this address was the former Get some fresh eyes on the area that stretches from 155th to 158th home of many African-American streets and from Broadway west to intellectuals most notably W.E.B. DuBois and Supreme Court Justice the Hudson. Re-imagine it as the Thurgood Marshall. WAHI estate of one person, John James Audubon, back when there was Frederick Douglass Memorial more elbowroom in the city. This 110th St & Frederick Douglass Blvd 2009 landmark newbie will now be preserved as inspiration for your He stands on the northwest corner of Central Park at the intersection future estate! WAHI of 110th street, watching over the boulevard named after him. Castle Village Abolitionist, orator, writer, man, the 200 Cabrini Blvd Frederick Douglass Memorial highwww.castlevillage.com lights his accomplishments with Now a unique co-op apartment sculpture and a space to reflect, building enclave, this 1939 develcelebrate and welcome you to the opment was only a part of the former Charles Paterno estate. Views village of Harlem. HARLEM of the stately George Washington Bridge and the magnificent Hudson General Grant National Memorial River that flows under it only guild Riverside Dr & 122nd St the lily. WAHI 212 666 1640 Completed in 1897 and the largest tomb in North America, this majes10

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tic granite and marble site overlooking the Hudson and Harlem Rivers is the final resting place of Gen. Ulysses S. Grant. HARLEM George Washington Bridge 179th St & Fort Washington Ave Designed by Othmar H. Ammann and completed in 1931, the bridge was once the longest in the world. It spans the Hudson in one pure line for 3,500 feet connecting Manhattan to Fort Lee, New Jersey and features a pedestrian and bicycle path. This gem is only made better when the lights are on at night! WAHI

Hudson View Gardens 116 Pinehurst Ave www.hudsonviewgardens.com Is that a Tudor style building in Manhattan?! Your eyes are not deceiving you. This cluster of buildings features beautiful private gardens. Designed by George F. Pelham, it was one of the first cooperative apartment complexes in New York City. WAHI

Red Lighthouse – Jeffery’s Hook Lighthouse Fort Washington Park at 178th St 646 864 6426 www.historichousetrust.org Dwarfed only by the behemoth George Washington Bridge under Hamilton Heights Historic which it resides, this is the little District 142nd – 145th Sts, Amsterdam – St red lighthouse that could. Though its lights have dimmed today it Nicholas Aves serves as a beacon for tourists, Comprising the areas of Hamilton pedestrians and cyclists seeking Heights, Sugar Hill and West a landmark, meeting point and Harlem, this district boasts some respite along their travels up and of New York’s richest and diverse architecture. Be sure to take a tour. down the Hudson River. WAHI HARLEM Margaret Corbin Circle High Bridge Water Tower & Park Fort Washington Ave at Cabrini Blvd 212 795 1388 Amsterdam Ave & 174th St www.ftpt.org www.nycgovparks.org Upper Manhattan really does have Passed by hundreds of visitors everyday, this area at the mouth it all especially when you add a gorgeous aqueduct and the oldest of Fort Tryon Park and the Cloisters Museum celebrates a heroine of standing bridge in NYC to the mix. the American Revolution who took Newly opened, the landmarked High Bridge flows with pedestrians the place of her slain husband at the cannon in the Battle of Fort and sightseers where water once did. Nature lovers and architecture Washington. “Who run[s] the world? Girls!” WAHI junkies shouldn’t miss Highbridge Park and Water Tower for some scenic adventures too! WAHI

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Morris-Jumel Mansion 65 Jumel Terrace www.morrisjumel.org Built in 1765, the Morris-Jumel Mansion is the oldest house in Manhattan highlighting over 200 years of New York history, art and culture. Now a museum, this landmark location served as our first President’s headquarters during the Battle of Harlem Heights perhaps due to it being located on the second highest point in Manhattan. HARLEM Mount Morris Park Historic District 119th – 124th Sts, Lenox Ave Mount Morris Park W www.mmpcia.org With homes built in the 1880s and 1890s, this enclave boasts some of New York’s most elegant townhouses. The annual house tour is an absolute must for home design enthusiasts and the simply curious alike. HARLEM Pumpkin House 16 Chittenden Ave No, it doesn’t look like a jack-o-lantern, but certainly there are tricks AND treats to be had. This private one family home perched on an elevated pier tricks the eye as to how it was constructed in the 1920’s. The treat is the view of it and surely from it of the Hudson River. WAHI

1993. It was the former home of such celebrities as Count Basie, Paul Robeson and Kenneth Clark; athletes Joe Louis, Jesse Owens and Althea Gibson. WAHI Saint Frances X Cabrini Shrine 701 Fort Washington Ave 212 923 3536 www.mothercabrini.org/ministries/ shrine_ny Although born in Italy, Frances Xavier “Mother” Cabrini became a U.S. citizen and was the first American to become a saint. She was sent to the United States by the Catholic Church and set about hospitals, orphanages, schools and nurseries. She was the founder of the Missionary Sisters of the Sacred Heart and was known as the Patroness of Immigrants. WAHI Strivers Row 138th – 139th Sts btwn Adam Clayton Powell, Jr & Frederick Douglass Blvds Legends like Eubie Blake, Fletcher Henderson, W.C. Handy and Adam Clayton Powell, Jr once called these exquisite, hallowed townhouses home. HARLEM

Swing Low: Harriett Tubman Memorial 121st St at Frederick Douglass Blvd & St Nicholas Ave A once barren traffic triangle was reborn as Harriet Tubman Square Roger Morris Apartment House when the statue was raised to celebrate her determination and 555 Edgecombe Ave This white brick terra-cotta building, strength helping to free slaves via the Underground Railroad. She referred to as the “Triple Nickel,” faces south to remind visitors of was designated as a landmark in

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giving a speech to the Organization of Afro-American Unity. Today, in his honor, the building houses the Malcolm X and Dr. Betty Shabazz Memorial and Educational Center. A life-sized statue of Malcolm X stands in the lobby. WAHI

Sylvan Terrace 160th – 162nd Sts, Edgecombe – St Nicholas Aves As if off the set of a movie, this cluster of 20 Victorian wood frame row El Museo del Barrio houses surrounding the Morris-Ju- 1230 5th Ave mel Mansion built for police officers 212 831 7272 www.elmuseo.org and subway workers makes you New York’s premier Latino arts feel out of place in your 21st ceninstitution, housing dazzling tury garb. Oh if that cobblestone an 8,000-piece collection of street could talk…WAHI Caribbean and Latin American art, pre-Columbian to the present. Trinity Cemetery HARLEM and Mausoleum 770 Riverside Dr Harlem School of the Arts (HSA) 212 368 1600 645 St Nicholas Ave Founded in 1842, this is the only 212 926 4100 remaining active cemetery on the island of Manhattan, offering beau- www.harlemschoolofthearts.org ty, tranquility, and serenity in one of One of the most important arts Manhattan’s most historic settings. organizations in the city and to the Harlem community, HSA serves The Cemetery is the final resting over 3,000 students annually in place of naturalist John James the artistic disciplines of dance, Audubon, actor Jerry “Lennie music, theater and the visual arts. Briscoe” Orbach, and former New HARLEM York City mayor Ed Koch. WAHI Museums/Cultural Institutions Audubon Ballroom Malcolm X and Dr. Betty Shabazz Memorial and Educational Center 3940 Broadway 212 568 1341 www.theshabazzcenter.net Built by movie mogul William Fox in 1912 for large events, the Audubon Ballroom became best known as the place Black Muslim leader, Malcolm X, was assassinated while 14

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Museum of the City of New York 1220 5th Ave 212 534 1673 www.mcny.org Learn all about the fascinating and diverse past, present and future of the Big Apple in this museum housing over 1.5 million objects and images celebrating America’s greatest city. HARLEM


Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture 515 Lenox Ave 212 491 2200 www.nypl.org/locations/schomburg One of the world’s largest research centers devoted to people of the African diaspora. The Center also hosts relevant film screenings, concerts, lectures, events and exhibits. HARLEM

Thanks to the generosity of John D. Rockefeller, Jr this museum and the surrounding Fort Tryon Park exist today for our pleasure. Formerly one of his estates he donated to the City of New York, The Cloisters is a branch of the Metropolitan Museum of Art dedicated to the art and architecture of medieval Europe. WAHI The National Jazz Museum in Harlem 58 W 129th St 212 348 8300 www.jazzmuseuminharlem.org In one of the birthplaces of Jazz, this Harlem museum celebrates the beauty of the riff, the soul of the sound and the life of the music with concerts, courses and events. HARLEM

Studio Museum in Harlem 144 W 125th St 212 864 4500 www.studiomuseum.org America’s premiere museum for art by people of African descent. The gift shop carries art books, stationary, jewelry and more. Target Free Sundays are a great way to experience the museum for the first The National Track and Field time. HARLEM Hall of Fame 216 Fort Washington Ave Sugar Hill Children’s Museum 212 923 1803 of Art & Storytelling www.armorytrack.com 898 St Nicholas Ave Need a little inspiration to start that 212 335 0004 workout routine? Take a trip to the www.sugarhillmuseum.org new state-of-the-art museum dediThe Sugar Hill Children’s Museum of Art & Storytelling invites children cated to the sport of track and field. Start with the short film on the hisand their families to come and tory of the sport and then conduct explore the limitless boundaries some “interviews” to get advice of imagination! Come be inspired from the elite of U.S. track and field. by art, and to create your own. You’ll be beating the pavement HARLEM before you know it! WAHI The Cloisters Museum Performance and Gardens Aaron Davis Hall 99 Margaret Corbin Dr The City College of New York 212 923 3700 http://www.metmuseum.org/visit/ 160 Convent Ave 212 650 6900 met-cloisters experiencewahi.com

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CTH is committed to returning the www.adhatccny.org “classics� to Harlem. The award-winThis city institution is the largest ning theater presents the works performing arts center in Manhattan north of Lincoln Center. Its two of Shakespeare, August Wilson, theaters and studio complex show- Euripides, Melvin Van Peebles and others to the community. HARLEM case multicultural performances that include everything from literary Dance Theatre of Harlem readings and dance to music and 466 W 152nd St film. Currently in metamorphosis 212 690 2800 with over $12 million of capital improvements being done over the www.dancetheatreofharlem.org next four years, Aaron Davis Hall is DTH is one of the most renowned here now and for many generations ballet companies in the world. Founded on a dream in 1969, this to come. HARLEM treasure of an institution trains and presents gifted dancers of African Broadway Performing Arts descent and beyond. InternationCenter al. Classic. Superb. That IS DTH! 178 Bennett Ave HARLEM 917 312 6263 www.broadwaypac.com Faison Firehouse Founded in 2008 by professional 6 Hancock Pl dancer and choreographer Tina 212 665 7716 Casula Gross, Broadway Performing Arts Center teaches a variety of www.faisonfirehouse.org dance styles including classical bal- As one of the only privately owned let, tap, jazz and hip-hop to children theaters in Harlem, this 130-seat of all ages. Shuffle-ball-change your venue includes a fine arts gallery, a private library and museum, a reway to stardom! WAHI hearsal facility and cabaret theater. The formerly real firehouse might Cabrini Repertory Theater be decommissioned, but the heat 701 Fort Washington Ave is turned way up inside. HARLEM www.cabrinireptheater.com Helping young playwrights, muHarlem Stage sicians and visual artists present work through education and prepa- 150 Convent Ave ration, this theater goes above and 212 281 9240 www.harlemstage.org beyond the usual limitations and Harlem Stage is a performing rules to extract the best of their arts center that celebrates and artists. WAHI perpetuates the unique and diverse legacy of Harlem and the Classical Theatre of Harlem indelible impression it has made 566 W 159th St, #44 on American culture. Located on 347 688 6304 Convent Ave at W 135th St, this www.classicaltheatreofharlem.org 16

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Northern Manhattan Arts Alliance (NoMAA) 5030 Broadway, Ste723 212 567 4394 Mama Foundation for the Arts www.nomaanyc.org 149 W 126th St Launched in 2007, NoMAA’s 212 280 1045 mission is to cultivate, support www.mamafoundation.org Inspired by the worldwide success and promote the works of artists of the award-winning Mama, I Want and arts organizations in Northern Manhattan. NoMAA advocates to Sing, the Foundation’s mission is to promote the history of gospel, for artists and art groups who live and work in northern Manhattan jazz and R&B for all generations. and contribute to the vitality and Executive Director, and Harlem legend, Vy Higginsen provides train- progress of the community. WAHI ing and employment to performing Take Wing And Soar artists. HARLEM Productions, Inc. 45 Tiemann Pl National Black Theatre 212 696 6575 2031 5th Ave www.takewingandsoar.org 212 722 3800 The name of this organization www.nationalblacktheatre.org paints a picture of their mission to Since 1968, this remarkable instihelp classical actors of color realize tute for dramatic arts has played host to innumerable plays, lectures, their full potential by offering professional opportunities as well as workshops and symposia on the African American journey. Currently pre-professional preparation and referrals. HARLEM in its 47th season, NBT continues to be a strong outlet for the Harlem United Palace of Cultural Arts community. HARLEM (UPCA) 4140 Broadway New Heritage Theater Group 212 568 6700 253 W 138th St www.unitedpalace.org 212 926 0104 Originally a large ornate vaudeville www.newhertitagetheater.org theater, UPCA was converted into Started in 1964 as the New Herilarge movie house. Today it focuses tage Repertory Theatre, the New on transforming the lives of youth Heritage Theater Group is the oldest Black nonprofit theater compa- and residents by engaging them ny in New York City. What began as in performing and visual arts that a mission to preserve classic works originate from the neighborhood and around the world. Visit to take of Black theater has expanded to it in and make history! WAHI provide training, experience and exposure to new and established artists. Bravo! HARLEM venue is a stunning New York City and national landmark. HARLEM

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Movies/Film ImageNation/Raw Space 2031 Adam Clayton Powell, Jr Blvd 212 340 1874 www.imagenation.us The Raw Space on the avenue was created to establish art-house cinema about and for people of color. With an outdoor film festival, readings, exhibits, screenings and other diverse programming enlightenment isn’t far away. HARLEM Magic Johnson Theater 2309 Frederick Douglass Blvd 212 665 6923 This is your local Harlem movie theater. First-run Hollywood movies and an occasional art house film (half-price before noon) are what you’ll find at this former NBA great turned entrepreneur’s successful theater chain. HARLEM Maysles Cinema 343 Lenox Ave 212 537 6843 www.maysles.org Founded by legendary documentary filmmaker Albert Maysles and a part of this film master’s non-profit uptown film institute, this cinema specializes in bringing independent documentary film and video to uptown audiences. HARLEM MIST 46 W 116th St 212 828 6478 www.mistharlem.com Sustainably built in Harlem’s first green building, The Kalahari, MIST is a fair trade cultural center housing three state of the art

studios used for various events and screenings. Their coffee shop has become a local gathering space. HARLEM Theaters Apollo Theater 253 W 125th St 212 531 5305 www.apollotheater.com An American treasure for decades, this fabled venue has launched the careers of the world’s most legendary performers of today. The Apollo Music Café program showcases the new legends of tomorrow. HARLEM The Riverside Theatre 91 Claremont Ave 212 870 6784 www.theriversidetheatre.net Located inside the historic Riverside Church, this first-class theater presents exceptional theater, dance, film and more. Perfect for the whole family from Youth Theater to the New York Family Arts Festival. HARLEM

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HEAR Music Agua Roja Restaurant & Lounge 220 Nagle Ave 646 559 0440 www.aguarojalounge.com Need a little (literally) late night (after 10PM) spot in your life? Smoke the hookah and drink cocktails while the DJs play house, hip hop, reggaeton, bachata, salsa and more. Now get out of that fishbowl cocktail and on to the dance floor! WAHI American Legion Post #398 248 W 132nd St Mark your calendars! Sunday and Thursday nights are all about the best in live jazz at this authentic Harlem haunt in the American Legion lodge uptown. If that is not enough, enjoy good affordable soul food too! Toe-tappin’ AND lipsmackin’ allowed! HARLEM

or bottle service on the couch, the music is everywhere. Fall in and dance it out! WAHI Jazzmobile 91 Claremont Ave 212 866 4900 jazzmobile.org Founded in 1964, by Dr. Billy Taylor and Ms. Daphne Arnstein, Jazzmobile is the oldest not-for-profit arts organization created just for Jazz. Programs include Summerfest, Harlem International Jazz Festival, Saturday Jazz Workshop, Lecture-Demonstrations, Jazz Vocal Competition, The Vocal Showcase and Winterfest. HARLEM

Corcho Wine Room 227 Dykman St 212 203 3371 No space to have a wine cellar in your 800 square foot apartment? No worries. Come here for an adult night out in Upper Manhattan. Dinner, wine and live Latin music every night starting at 9:30 pm. Life is good! WAHI

Minton’s 206 W 118th St 212 243 2222 www.mintonsharlem.com The legacy of this historical Harlem jazz institution continues as an elegant restaurant and supper club. Chef JJ Johnson helms the kitchen creating new American food with flavors of Africa and Asia. The glamour and grace of Minton’s recalls the nightly, high-class, entertainment destinations that inspired Harlem’s renaissance. Their packed calendar is filled with some of the best jazz musicians and singers! HARLEM

El Tina Bar and Lounge 500 W 207th St 212 304 9810 www.eltinabar.com Intimate and local, El Tina is the spot for an authentic Latin social club. Whether a cerveza at the bar

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hip-hop and more on the weekends, free hookah on Monday nights. See?! So stop monkeying around and get here! WAHI Showman’s Jazz Club 375 W 125th St 212 864 8941 A Harlem great since 1942, Sarah Vaughn, the Duke and other legendary names have graced its stage. Live jazz (and a cocktail) is the name of the game Tuesday-Thursday. HARLEM

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Shrine 2271 Adam Clayton Powell, Jr Blvd 212 690 7807 www.shrinenyc.com Live world vibes permeate this extra funky, authentically eclectic, Fela-inspired venue where the crowd is global, the décor retro cool, the drinks hip and the food quite good and plentiful. HARLEM

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SHOP Apparel/Accessories Bébénoir 2164 Frederick Douglass Blvd 212 828 5775 www.bebenoir.com This is an upscale boutique for the fashion conscious shopper who appreciates an Afrocentric flare in their wardrobe – jour à la nuit. HARLEM Flamekeepers Hat Club 273 W 121st St 212 531 3542 www.flamekeepershatclub.com This bespoke store boasts hats from all over the world with a mission to bridge generations through millinery. With fedoras, pageboys, top hats, bowlers and so much more Flamekeepers has you covered…yes, had to say it. It was right there. HARLEM Harlem Haberdashery 245 Lenox Ave 646 707 0070 www.harlemhaberdashery.com How many times in your life do you get to use the word ‘haberdashery’? Now you can begin the tally with the times you will visit this unique store for clothes, jewelry, and home décor. “I found it at Harlem Haberdashery!” See! HARLEM

your hat or have one custom designed for you at Harlem’s Heaven. HARLEM Hats by Bunn 2283 Adam Clayton Powell, Jr Blvd 212 694 3590 www.hatsbybunn.com Heads will turn when you step out in one of Trinidadian-born milliner Bunn’s show stopping, custom and handmade chapeaus made of wools, felts, straws, furs and more. HARLEM Probus 4857 Broadway 212 923 9153 www.probusnyc.com Men, if you are going to be on these streets you are going to have to look the part. However, you will have to go no further than 181st street to find all the brands you want. Head to toe, you’ll be dressed to flow. WAHI The Brownstone 24 E 125th St 212 996 7980 www.thebrownstonewoman.com This Afrocentric-influenced lifestyle store showcases a potpourri of apparel, hats, jewelry, artwork, and cosmetics, mostly by local designers. HARLEM

Beauty & Grooming Harlem’s Heaven Boutique 2538 Adam Clayton Powell, Jr Blvd Bed of Nails 2272 Adam Clayton Powell, Jr Blvd 212 491 7706 212 694 2200 www.harlemsheaven.com www.bedofnailsnyc.com For some, an outfit is just not complete without the right hat. Find Hear ye, hear ye! We (the royal

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We, that is) demand our nails be tended to at the highest level while We luxuriate upon a tufted throne... and it must be in Harlem! We will accept nothing less! Your Highness, Bed of Nails owner and celebrity manicurist, Candice Idehen, and her staff are at your service… kings, princesses and princes too! HARLEM Bibi Salon 2220 Frederick Douglass Blvd 212 932 2220 www.bibisalonnyc.com This quietly fierce little full-service spot welcomes clients of all hair types and lengths to beat their manes into submission. Their multicultural and internationally trained staff offers all hair services plus make-up and facial waxing. You’ll leave with a better version of you! HARLEM Brazilian Babes 2285 Adam Clayton Powell, Jr Blvd 347 954 9994 www.brazilianbabesllc.com For some, waxing is a way of life. Whether man or woman, everyone has unwanted hair here…and there. The team at Brazilian Babes gets you, and all of your errant hairs too. From brows to chest/back to legs, you can be as hairless as you want to be. Feeling special? Let their makeup artist beat that face for the gods and their vajazzler adorn your vajayjay. You only live once! HARLEM

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Carol’s Daughter/Mirror Hair Salon 24 W 125th St 212 828 6757 www.carolsdaughter.com Skincare products at their finest is Carol’s Daughter. This store offers more than 300 personal care and beauty products. The Mirror Hair Salon offers an extensive menu of services for natural and processed hair. An affordable $25 consultation will assure your hair is getting what it needs. HARLEM Denny Moe’s 2496 Frederick Douglass Blvd 646 423 5981 www.dennymoe.com This is the barbershop for the guy who requires the star treatment every time he sits in the chair. Owner Denny Moe offers a grooming experience that always puts you at the top of your game. HARLEM Harlem Skin & Laser Clinic 2119 Frederick Douglass Blvd 917 309 6607 www.harlemskinclinic.com A multi-certified boutique skin care center right in Harlem, the clinic offers an array of facials and hypoallergenic waxing for both women and men. Money saving packages, workshops and skin care products are also available.HARLEM Honey Salon 174 St Nicholas Ave 212 663 0100 www.honeysalonnyc.com Quietly situated on the corner of 119th street, Honey Salon offers an


Harlem’s hottest, trendy, chic, full-service salon specializing in color, cuts, and botanical treatments for all hair types. We invite you to visit and experience our friendly, eclectic vibe! 2220 Frederick Douglass Blvd 212.932.2220 www.bibisalonnyc.com


array of services for the busy urban Harlemite. Whether it’s time to get that doo done or tend to those nails this is place for it all. Got it, honey? HARLEM Levels 425 W 125th St 212 663 6144 www.levelsbarbershop.com A part of the Harlem community since 1996, Levels specializes in giving expert cuts to its selective and trend-conscious clientele, while focusing on the beauty of natural hair. HARLEM Polished Finger Tips 2198 Frederick Douglass Blvd 212 222 4466 www.polished4.vpweb.com Dust yourself off and get polished up at Polished Finger Tips nail spa. Go for a quick mani-pedi and stay for their full menu of other services that includes, waxing, facials, massage and more. HARLEM Vivrant Beauty 220 St Nicholas Ave 212 865 0100 www.vivrantbeauty.com If your idea of retail therapy is trolling the isle of your local chain drugstore for make up, nail polish and skin/hair care products, you now have a spa-like space to join all of your comrades-in-arms… legs, toes and fingers too! This new respite features hand-curated, ingredient-conscious products and gifts just for you, you vivrant thang! HARLEM

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YSB Salon 2520 Frederick Douglass Blvd 646 767 0034 www.ysbsalon.com Short, medium or long, natural or relaxed, curly or straight, yours or theirs (they offer hair extensions), YSB has the services you need when and how you need them. Take note, this is how divas are born! HARLEM Bicycles Manny’s Bicycle Shop 8 Bennett Ave 212 927 8501 You are ready to get on that bike but that chain needs oil and the steering needs alignment? UGH! Relax, breathe and head over to this loved neighborhood bike shop. The GWB better look out! WAHI Tread Bike Shop 250 Dyckman St 212 544 7055 www.treadbikeshop.com You want to hop on a bike and make it happen today but don’t have one? Get that tush ready and head over to rent bikes for the day or buy your own! Expert and novice bike owners can also stop by for tune-ups, repairs, fittings and more. Helmet on…and go! WAHI Children Grandma’s Place 84 W 120th St 212 360 6776 www.grandmasplaceinharlem.com It is a toy and children’s book lovers’ dream come true in this enchanting, old-fashioned store. Dolls,


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stuffed animals and action figures, wooden puzzles, games, books, puppets, activities and more, all hand selected and curated by Grandma herself, a 40+ year experienced retired Teacher of the Year award winner. Your child’s curiosity is in good hands. HARLEM Harlem Pediatric Associates 2235 Frederick Douglass Blvd 212 678 5437 Children are our future and your child deserves the best medical care you can provide. Conveniently located, this pediatric office provides top quality acute and preventive care services, assisted by a courteous and attentive staff in a child-friendly environment. HARLEM My Gym 258 St Nicholas Ave 212 724 3400 www.mygym.com/harlem My Gym says: “Welcome. We make fitness fun for children 6 months to 10 years old with structured classes.” Parents say: “Run, be free!” Kids say: “Yaaaaaay!” The End. HARLEM Flowers Barbara’s Flowers 2522 Frederick Douglass Blvd 212 234 3211 www.harlemflowers.com Tara Simone creates spectacular floral designs and event experiences that have won her an enviable client list of corporate giants like CBS, CNN and now you. HARLEM

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Franz James Floral Boutique 2114 Frederick Douglas Blvd 212 531 1400 www.fjfloral.com The philosophy of the Franz James boutique is Flowers As ArtTM. Color, shape, texture, dimension all contribute to each composition making your arrangement a unique piece of art. HARLEM Groceries Best Market 2187 Frederick Douglass Blvd 212 377 2300 www.bestyetmarket.com The market of markets! Just what the Frederick Douglass Blvd community has been wanting forever. A local grocery store providing fresh produce, seafood, organic products, plus a full-service bakery and coffee shop and a vast beer selection - all at the “best” prices. HARLEM Fairway Market 2328 12th Ave 212 234 3883 www.fairwaymarket.com The New York institution in Harlem! When it comes to the best in grocery shopping, Fairway always provides the choicest of fresh produce, meats, cheese, seafood, breads, gourmet items and prepared foods to be found. It will become your weekly obsession. HARLEM Frank’s Market 807 W 187th St 212 795 2929 www.franksmarketnyc.com Come on, just the name alone


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Harlem Chi Community Acupuncture 360 W 125th St, 2nd Fl 212 280 7900 www.harlemchi.com Harlem Shambles Aches and pains got you down? 2141 Frederick Douglass Blvd Need something more than a 646 476 4650 pill or a salve can handle? Take www.harlemshambles.com a holistic approach! Harlem Chi Old school butchery is reborn at Harlem Shambles. Locally sourced, uses Acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Medicine to address a heritage breeds, and ethically raised and slaughtered animals are variety of health and wellness concerns. Benefit from individually treated and presented with pride and sold to you at competitive pric- customized treatment plans, relax in a tranquil healing space, and exes. Bread, house made foods and perience the best of what Eastern CSA pick up is an A++! HARLEM medicine has to offer, right here in Harlem. HARLEM Moscow on the Hudson 801 W 181st St Harlem Cycle 212 740 7397 2350 Adam Clayton Powell, Jr Blvd www.moscowonhudson.com 646 404 2891 Only in New York City will you find www.harlem-cycle.com our diversity of people. Only in Washington Heights will you find a If you are the cycling-without-go17-year-old famous Russian market ing-anywhere type and your local with a unique selection from every- gym classes are not cutting it, day grocery items to Russian Easter Harlem Cycle is ready to take you and Christmas gifts. Some Russian there…or is it, bring you here? Anyway, discover your real cycling 101: privet (hello), spasibo (thank you), do svidaniya (goodbye). Get “soul” in an intimate and unique space that is not just the name to practicing! WAHI of a chain. It’s the Harlem way. HARLEM Health/Fitness Bikram Yoga Harlem Harlem YMCA 518 W 145th St 180 W 135th St 212 926 0753 212 912 2100 www.bikramyogaharlem.com www.ymcanyc.org/harlem A hot room on Sugarhill! Find peace, centeredness, serenity and With over 150 years of service to 32

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Mindful Harlem 2211 Frederick Douglass Blvd www.mindfulharlem.com In this busy city filled with smartphone addicts, honking horns and a barrage of items on your “To Do” list, one hungers for that quiet place. That place lies within you and Mindful Harlem can help get you there with weekly classes in the practice of meditation and

Urban Yoga Foundation 549 W 152nd St 212 234 2371 www.urbanyogafoundation.org UYF teaches a Hatha yoga program to adults and kids alike. There is also life coaching, holistic cleanse and detox programs and massage. Become part of their community. HARLEM

Physical Culture 332 Lenox Ave 646 584 5590 Are your daily (…weekly?...okay, monthly?!) visits to the gym just not I Love Kickboxing cutting it? You need a little kick in 47 W 116th St the gluteus maximus from Master 347 344 6220 www.ilovekickboxingharlemny.com Trainer Scott Black. He’ll give you These city streets are mean! You’ve that individualized personal training program filled with challenging got to be ready and fit to face whatever life hands you. Everything and constantly varied workouts to else is just stress relief. So supplant achieve long term results. HARLEM the punching posts at I Love KickThe Bridge Golf Learning Center boxing with the face of your office 40 W 117th St nemesis or any of the political 646 453 7488 debauchery we face. You are sure www.bridgegolffoundation.org to see your results in a puddle on Whether your long or short game the floor. HARLEM needs help, your fitness and mental toughness need tweaking Land Yoga or a professional recommendation 2116 Frederick Douglass Blvd on clubs, The Bridge has you “cov212 866 5263 ered”. The center uses the latest in www.landyoga.com game improvement technologies The Harlem yoga studio, Land for optimal learning as part of the showcases an Ashtanga practice foundation’s mission to use the with classes for kids and pre/post natal women plus general wellness game of golf to improve the lives of services and more mind-body-spirit young men of color. Golf lovers get involved! fulfillment. HARLEM

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Records Quisqueya Record 52 Sherman Ave 212 942 1020 Wait, there is still vinyl being sold in Manhattan? And the last-surviving Latino record store is in Inwood?! Yes! Serving an international clientele, Quisqueya has a well-curated collection of salsa, merengue and pop CDs, as well as other kinds of Latin music. Keep building those crates! WAHI

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Cohen’s Fashion Optical 86 W 125th St Mia’s Bathhouse for Pets 212 996 2676 247 W 145th St A New York retail landmark for 212 694 8607 over 80 years specializing in New York City’s premiere do-it-yourdesigner eyeglasses, sunglasses self dog wash comes to Harlem. and contacts. Cohen’s features a large selection of designer eyewear Head over to Mia’s Bathhouse to including Prada, Gucci, Calvin Klein pamper your pooch with your special touch and let them worry about and more. See and be seen in the clean up. No more ring around style! HARLEM YOUR tub! HARLEM George Shelby White, DDS, SCHOP! FACP Personalized Food Service 45 W 132 St, Ste 1N
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The Winery 247 W 116th St 212 222 4866 www.store.thewineryonline.com This beautiful little boutique of a wine store specializes in handcrafted blends and provides stellar service with attendants who know their grapes, varietals and vintages. HARLEM Vines on Pine 814 W 187th St 212 923 0584 www.vinesonpinenyc.com Brought to you by the same folks from Frank’s Market, this boutique wine store pulls at your wine heartstrings with varietals, grapes, vintners and bouquets. A little small batch bourbon and an eclectic lot of ciders never hurt anybody either. Go, taste, buy - in that order! WAHI

TASTE African Africa Kine Restaurant 2269 Adam Clayton Powell, Jr Blvd 212 666 9400 www.africakine.com PJ Wine This eatery welcomes you to 4898 Broadway Senegal. One of the original 212 567 5500 restaurants on 116th St, the hub of www.pjwine.com Harlem’s West African community, One of the leading wine and spirit Kine has moved further uptown retailers not only in New York City for more space. Your first bite? Try but in the United States is located in Inwood! Selecting the best wines the national dish, Thiebou Djeun, in the world and selling them to you “fish and rice.” Be ready to eat! HARLEM at exceptional prices is what they do. An experienced and knowledgeable team is who they are. Get to know them. WAHI

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street. The cousin-chefs/owners Les Ambassades celebrate an amalgamation of 2200 Frederick Douglass Blvd tastes from their native West Afri212 666 0078 can roots with French cookery and www.patisseriedesambassades. Mediterranean simplicity. Taste for com yourself! HARLEM Paris meets Senegal in this newly renovated bakery and café serving buttery croissants, baguettes, and Zoma 2084 Frederick Douglass Blvd tasty French pastries plus a full menu of French Moroccan and Viet- 212 662 0620 www.zomanyc.com namese inspired foods. HARLEM The exotic spices of Ethiopia fill the air here where dishes like Lenox Saphire doro alitcha (chicken stew), yebe 341 Lenox Ave alitcha (marinated lamb) and an 212 866 9700 Lenox Saphire offers it all – dining, assortment of veggie platters are must-tries. HARLEM cocktails, live music and an adjoining authentic French patisserie kicking out baked goods and treats. American Here is where you learn to become Altus Café 4325 Broadway a bon vivant. Merci beaucoup! 212 928 1367 HARLEM www.altuscafe.com More like a restaurant and lounge, Massawa this Washington Heights eatery 1239 Amsterdam Ave delivers pan-world foods from Asia, 212 663 0505 South America and Europe. Have www.massawanyc.com If you enjoy eating with your hands, you got some singing chops? Head over on Monday nights for karaoke, spicy foods or the combination bottle service and free hookah! go to this family run Eritrean and Ethiopian restaurant. For 25 years WAHI they have been making traditional Angel of Harlem dishes for hungry patrons. Roll up 2272 Frederick Douglass Blvd your sleeves and dig in! HARLEM 212 316 0350 www.angelofharlemnyc.com Ponty Bistro 2375 Adam Clayton Powell, Jr Blvd From the owner of Corner Social comes another corner locale on 212 234 6475 122nd street and Restaurant Row www.pontybistroharlem.com serving contemporary American Here is a restaurant that cut its food with a hip-sway to Latin teeth downtown in Gramercy Park and Caribbean flavors. The open for years before finding a second industrial cabana feel of the space home here in Harlem on 139th is punctuated with a neon sign 46

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reminding you to always stay in a HARLEM STATE OF MIND. HARLEM Bier International 2099 Frederick Douglass Blvd 212 280 0944 www.bierinternational.com If beer is your weakness, stay far away from Harlem’s first Biergarten. Partake in the pub-style menu and pair with the vast selection of international beers on tap. Plus Bier’s annual Oktoberfest is not to be missed! HARLEM BLVD Bistro 239 Lenox Ave 212 678 6200 www.blvdbistrony.com This little spot on the corner of 122nd street serves a Southern-inspired menu replete with biscuits and sweet tea. You’re missing your mama’s homecooking you say?! Well Mississippi has come to Harlem at Boulevard Bistro. HARLEM Buddha Beer Bar 4476 Broadway 646 861 2595 Quiet your beer-bellyaching for a night out! With over 25 beers on tap alone and an Asian kicked food menu featuring wings, burgers, tacos and pizza, a deep relaxing meditation will soon ensue. Namaste day…WAHI Chocolat Restaurant Lounge 2223 Frederick Douglass Blvd 212 222 4545 www.chocolatharlem.com Brought to you by the owner of Moca Lounge, Chocolat offers a

fuller dining experience with lunch, dinner and brunch service! And if it’s chocolate you are seeking, look no further than their martini and dessert lists to scratch that itch. HARLEM Community Food & Juice 2893 Broadway 212 665 2800 www.communityrestaurant.com Sunday brunch is a New York staple. With comfort food emphasizing local and sustainable ingredients, Community serves up everything from blueberry pancakes with maple butter to a natural grass fed beef burger. “Comfort” never had it so good! HARLEM Corner Social 321 Lenox Ave 212 510 8552 www.cornersocialnyc.com It’s all in the name…sitting right on the “corner” of 126th St, this Harlem spot is the destination for brunch, lunch, dinner, drinks and all things “social” over the music of in house DJs. HARLEM Garden Café 4961 Broadway 212 544 9480 www.gardencafeny.com Go on; judge this book by its cover! Raised from the ashes of a former garden, this café provides an oasis, both in and out door, from the concrete jungle. Breakfast, lunch or dinner this family run business has been serving the community since 1967. Stop on in and “grow” with this garden. WAHI experiencewahi.com

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Harlem Burger Co 2190 Frederick Douglass Blvd 212 222 9899 www.harlemburgerco.com From the owners of Harlem Pizza Co comes another “executive” of the board…the Board of Burgers. Serving all natural meats and poultry, a burger or slider, a wiener or sandwich will be good for your body and conscious. Hand cut fries and thick all natural ice cream milk shakes are essential colleagues. Time to call a meeting at Harlem Burger Co! HARLEM Harlem Food Bar 2100 Frederick Douglass Blvd 212 222 9570 www.hfbnyc.com This convivial hang out, birthed by an East Harlem restaurateur, screams fun! The bright colors of the pop art wall and furniture bring a smile to your face while enjoying freshly prepared modern Americana fare. HARLEM Harlem Shake 100 W 124th St / 2162 2nd Ave 212 222 8300 / 212 222 8311 www.harlemshakenyc.com No, this is not a museum for the viral Internet dance; this is the Harlem burger joint. The retro 50’s space also offers hotdogs, fries, sandwiches and shakes like the famous signature red velvet shake. Now shake a tail feather and git! Now in East Harlem too! HARLEM Harlem Tavern 2153 Frederick Douglass Blvd 212 866 4500 48

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www.harlemtavern.com Once a long time car repair shop, the space on 116th St was converted to an indoor/outdoor sports bar and restaurant. Join your crew on game night for a pint and some Harlem-style cheering and jeering! HARLEM Il Caffe Latte 189 Lenox Ave 212 222 2241 www.ilcaffelatte.com Just what Harlem needed: a nice little cozy spot for breakfast, lunch, dinner, or just coffee and dessert. The menu flirts with Mexican-influenced and Italian dishes. And for those wanting Americana fare, the burgers are true winners paired with sweet potato fries. HARLEM Indian Road Café 600 W 218th St, #3 212 942 7451 www.indianroadcafe.com Named for its location, not its fare, Indian Road Café sits on the last corner of Manhattan Island. Created by former film production friends, this new American style restaurant interior was designed with reclaimed and refurbished pieces. Go for the fresh, locally sourced and seasonal food and sit at a table formerly of The Sopranos’ set! WAHI Inwood Local 4957 Broadway 212 544 8900 www.inwoodlocal.com Should a long day only be met with the right glass of wine or a pint of


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perfectly crafted beer, this is the place to be. And while a libation might be your first thought, let your mind continue to run through the menu before your mouth settles on the right food pairing. This will become your haunt! WAHI Kitchenette Uptown 1272 Amsterdam Ave 212 531 7600 www.kitchenetterestaurant.com Grandma’s hands work this charming country kitchen serving peach pancakes, turkey meatloaf and fluffy mashed potatoes. Excellent breakfast is served all day long… that is if you make it past the enticing display case of baked goods. HARLEM

Locally Operated), the Harlemite owners are all about serving their community. Try one of their seafood steampots or sandwiches using housemade bread called ‘bake’. Add the lot of housemade condiments while you unconsciously sway your hips from left to right to the sounds of reggae music before doing your “happy food dance”. HARLEM Melba’s 300 W 114th St 212 864 7777 www.melbasrestaurant.com The niece of the legendary Sylvia Woods, Melba knows good cooking. She puts chic on the soul tradition with her short ribs and turkey meatloaf. Imbibe with live music, open-mic night or a deejay. It’s always a happy hour at Melba’s. HARLEM

La Marina 348 Dyckman St 212 567 6300 www.lamarinanyc.com Sexy Taco/Dirty Cash There are few restaurants in 161 Lenox Ave Manhattan that sit directly on the 212 280 4700 waterfront of the Hudson. This is one of the best! Perched at the end www.sexytacodirtycash.com Never one to let the grass grow beof Dyckman Street this 75,000 neath his feet, owner Brian Washsquare foot location can be as ington-Palmer is at is again. In its social (the beach) or as intimate (private dining) as you want it to be. next iteration, the corner of 118th and Lenox Ave now features San Dine on the mostly seafood menu Francisco style tacos and Mexican or just enjoy a margarita while fare plus a wicked cocktail program. you watch the sun set behind the Still crazy, sexy, cool now with nods George Washington Bridge. WAHI to pin up girls and Blaxploitation icons, being sexy and dirty never Lolo’s Seafood Shack felt so good. Woof! HARLEM 303 W 116th St 646 649 3356 New Leaf Restaurant & Bar www.lolosseafoodshack.com 1 Margaret Corbin Dr Embodying the spirit of the 212 568 5323 Caribbean Lolo’s (Locally Owned, 50

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Row House A seasonal, American, small-plates restaurant serving creative takes on classic dishes. Open for dinner 7 nights as week as well as weekday lunch and weekend brunch. Private event space for up to 150 guests.

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www.newleafrestaurant.com If you didn’t know any better you would think this quaint space is where the cherubs, fairies and nymphs of Fort Tryon Park dwell. However, the modern American menu will soon bring you back to reality. Whether brunch with friends, an intimate dinner or a private affair, turn over this new leaf and see what it has in store for you. WAHI

Need to hit up a spot without thinking about it? This American gastropub style diner is the place go. Eggs, pancakes and waffles for brunch, burgers and sammies for lunch, pastas and various entrees for dinner. It’s a no-brainer. WAHI

Pick & Eat 4179 Broadway 212 795 0054 www.mypickandeat.com Stop and think about your favorite Next Door Restaurant thing you like to eat at least three 813 W 187th St times a week, but don’t like to cook 212 543 2111 it…Got it? Ok, now go, call or go www.nextdoor187.com Idling in front of an open fridge de- online here, order said dish, wait, ciding on what to eat? Save on your eat and smile. Know that your food comes from an eco friendly place. electric bill and head Next Door Yes, it does exist in your neighborfor an eclectic mix of dishes. The Mexican to Italian to Japanese and, hood. WAHI of course, some Americana grub Red Rooster/Ginny’s will have you now idling in front of Supper Club the menu with indecision. WAHI 310 Lenox Ave 212 792 9001 181 Cabrini www.redroosterharlem.com 854 W 181st St You’ve heard of this “downtown 212 923 2233 come uptown” spot from the www.181cabrini.com famous Harlem resident, ExecuThis unassuming eatery using its tive Chef and restaurateur. Now location as its name is a hodgepodge of treats for the eyes, mouth come and check it out for yourself and spirits. Go for the eclectic world and stop downstairs at Ginny’s foods, stay for the art and soft rock for live entertainment and booty shakin’ when the mood strikes you. music. Should a pick-me-up be in HARLEM order, their full bar will not disappoint. Order the Cabrini martini Row House three times fast! You will become 2128 Frederick Douglas Blvd the master of alliteration. WAHI 212 256 0019 www.rowhouseharlem.com The Park View From the owners of Harlem Tavern 219 Dyckman St comes this multilevel location on 212 544 9024 the corner of 115th street. Formerly theparkviewnewyork.com 52

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a boarded up space, the owners broke ground for this seasonal American eatery and added an underground lounge space, Under Bar. Lunch, brunch, dinner, dessert or cocktails, it is all waiting for you at Row House. HARLEM

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Asian Jin Ramen 3183 Broadway Streetbird 646 559 2862 2149 Frederick Douglas Blvd www.jinramen.com 212 206 2557 When that hankering for ramen hits www.streetbirdnyc.com Chef and restaurateur Marcus Sam- you (and you know it will) you won’t have to go all the way downtown to uelsson puts down another root satisfy it. Just head over to 125th in Harlem at his latest restaurant street to this Hakata style spot for featuring rotisserie chicken and pungent pork broth noodles. Vegeother flavors of world street foods. Be sure to take in all of the hip-hop tarian? Low sodium? They have you culture poured into the space from covered too. HARLEM the Dapper Dan upholstery to the hanging Chuck Taylors to the boom Little Bamboo 175 Lenox Ave box wall. It’s all in there. HARLEM 646 682 9526 www.littlebamboosushi.com The Edge The Harlem outpost of the St. 101 Edgecombe Ave Maarten original, this industrial, 212 939 9688 rustic space on the corner of 119th www.edgecafeharlem.com street brings Caribbean inspired There is something powerful that happens when siblings join forces. sushi to lower Lenox Avenue. The changing jewel colored lighting will The Edge is a casestudy of two lure you in like the raw fish they sisters coming together to create serve at the newly installed sushi a unique neighborhood eatery featuring the foods of England and bar. No time to sit? Step into the Jamaica in a unique New York way. fast casual space for rolls, poke and rice bowls. HARLEM Everyday brunch, plus beer and wine, is a boon! HARLEM Mamasushi 3569 Broadway The Grange 212 567 2450 1635 Amsterdam Ave www.mamasushi.com 212 491 1635 Tokyo meets Santo Domingo www.thegrangebarnyc.com without the need of a plane, boat Farm to table has nestled in Haror an MTA train, for that matter, lem at this restaurant and bar in at this fusion sushi joint. Yes you Hamilton Heights. Seasonal, local experiencewahi.com

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Kenny Bakery 126A Dyckman St 212 569 8414 You need authentic Dominican pastries and sweets in your life? This is spot for it. Yes, they have Mia Sushi & Steakhouse muffins. Yes, they have pastries. 1506 St Nicholas Ave Yes, they have breads. However, dig 646 669 9416 into some pan de agua or some www.pegate.tv/miasushi Think of it as Japanese surf and turf. flan or a couple pastels with a café con leche. Si! WAHI Traditional and not so traditional sushi and entrees meet American Lee Lee’s Bakery fare and a wicked selection of 283 W 118th St meats including filet mignon, 917 493 6633 ribeye, veal and pork. There is a www.leeleesrugelach.com li’l something for everyone here! Mr. Lee makes rugelach that will WAHI rival your favorite bubbe’s! If the timing is right and you are lucky Yummy Thai enough to catch it hot out of the 4959 Broadway oven, you will declare it a mitzvah 917 529 0812 before the second bite. Now in ice www.yummythaitogo.com cream form! We know…we can’t Ok, so the name might be a little either! HARLEM leading, but it does pique your interest when the need for pad thai and a Thai iced tea strikes. Stop in Levain Bakery 2167 Frederick Douglass Blvd or give them a call for delivery to 646 455 0952 make your determination. WAHI www.levainbakery.com The NYC famous meal-of-a-cookie is Bakery in Harlem. Find all of your favorite Carrot Top Pastries cookies plus scones, brioche, sticky 3931 Broadway buns and cake. Their “10026” 212 927 4800 zip code tees are pretty cool too! www.carrottoppastries.com Whether you stop in for something HARLEM savory or sweet, order a specialty Make My Cake cake or use their catering, Carrot 121 St Nicholas Ave Top will add you to their extensive 212 932 0833 list of celebrities for whom they have cooked/baked. Oh, you’re not www.makemycake.com The quintessential Harlem bakery,

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Make My Cake is a staple of the community serving specialty cakes, pies and confections. With a place like this at your sweet tooth’s disposal, life could be a cakewalk! HARLEM

sexiness of Harlem. Sidle up to the bar and strike up a conversation, enjoy music from various DJs and nibble on a menu that can only be found right here in Harlem. HARLEM

Sweet Chef Southern Style Bakery 122 Hamilton Pl 212 862 5909 Not a baker but you can eat some sweets like no one’s business?! We understand, we get it and so does the Sweet Chef. Opened for over 20 years now, this bakery has been producing signature pies for Harlem restaurants and stores. However, you can go straight to the source for these plus cakes, cookies and more. Now THIS is the sweet life! HARLEM

Moca Lounge 2210 Frederick Douglass Blvd 212 665 8081 A pioneer of Harlem’s now famous Restaurant Row, Moca Lounge has been serving the Harlem community for over 10 years. Join the revelry nightly for a cocktail, wings, communal sporting event watching, music and more. HARLEM

Tonnie’s Minis 4734 Broadway 212 831 5292 www.tonniesminis.com Tonnie Rozier III brings his West Village confections uptown for some of the best cupcakes in the city. Now situated in Washington Heights, favorites like the Cake Shot, the California, and the Hollywood will have his new neighbors making sure he stays put and south Harlemites hopping on the A train for their fix. WAHI

67 Orange Street 2082 Frederick Douglass Blvd 212 662 2030 www.67orangestreet.com Named in tribute for the address of the 19th century’s Almack’s, one of New York City’s first blackowned bars, this stylish lounge defines the Harlem cocktail. Try its signature Orange Street or the knowledge-dropping Emancipation. Some pretty wicked bar food too! HARLEM

BBQ Dinosaur Bar-B-Que 700 W 125th St 212 694 1777 www.dinosaurbarbque.com You’ll think you’re below the Mason Dixon Line…or in Syracuse, NY, Bars/Lounges where it began…after you taste Cove Lounge the real pit barbecue of juicy ribs, 325 Lenox Ave brisket, apple brined chicken and 212 665 3455 barbecued shrimp. While you are www.covelounge.com This modern space evokes the lively there, might as well pick up one

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of their sauces for future use too! HARLEM Harley’s Smokeshack 355 E 116th St 212 828 6723 Are you from the South, new to Harlem, missing the smoky BBQ from home? Harley’s is here to give you a big food hug. Go for Thursday Happy Hour to watch the game with friends and stay for the craft beer, the smoker menu and the .50¢ wings! HARLEM

917 499 0843 www.eastharlemcafe.com East Harlem means Latino culture and this little café embraces all that is Spanish Harlem. From the Latin music and décor to the food and drink, you’ll taste and feel the sazon of the neighborhood. HARLEM Jou Jou Cafe 603 W 168th St 212 781 2222 www.joujoucafe.com Perfect neighborhood café and deli offering everything you would want from breakfast to lunch – pastries, coffee, wraps, sandwiches, salads and more. Stop in for something quick or order catering for the big game. You can even take credit for their popular turkey avocado sandwich in a pinch. WAHI

Caribbean Solomon & Kuff 2331 12th Ave 212 939 9433 www.solomonandkuff.com Named after the two sons of Venture Smith, an African slave sold for rum, Solomon & Kuff celebrates Lenox Coffee Smith’s purchase of his and his 60 W 129th St family’s freedom and his entre646 833 7839 preneurial success with over 100 international rums, ironically. Craft www.lenoxcoffee.com cocktails and a Caribbean inspired If you need a well-prepared macchiato in the morning and a pastry menu will be the best history “imported” from Balthazar Bakery lesson you have ever had. before heading to work, stop by LeHARLEM nox Coffee. WARNING: the inviting rustic exposed brick space might Coffee/Tea make you stay a while. HARLEM Café One 1619 Amsterdam Ave Serengeti Teas & Spices 212 690 0060 2292 Frederick Douglass Blvd Power up before class! Great 212 866 7100 muffins, breakfast sandwiches and coffee are the order of the day www.serengetiteasandspices.com At the forefront of African tea at this cozy spot near City College. gastronomy, Serengeti has been HARLEM piquing the interest of Harlem locals with their unique botanical East Harlem Café blends, sea salts and more. Stop in 1651 Lexington Ave 58

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www.cheriharlem.com French owner and Chef, Alain Eoche brings his home country to Harlem with this boutique eatery nestled on the ground floor of a brownstone. The small space packs a big experience with décor and luxury furnishings, and a white baby grand piano to boot. Chef Alain sources ingredients locally every day to create unique dishes for his guests and serves it with his own “je ne sais quoi”. Merci Monsieur…merci! HARLEM

Taszo Espresso Bar 5 Edward M Morgan Pl 212 694 8770 www.taszo.com Tucked away between 157th and 158th streets, this little Italian gem was voted the best espresso bar in 2013. Continuing to live up to the award, they serve coffee/tea and pastries but also white pizzas, Chez Lucienne 308 Lenox Ave panini, frittatas, salads plus wine and craft beers. Mangia e beve tutti 212 289 5555 www.chezlucienne.com il giorno! WAHI Can’t get to Paris these days? This French bistro uptown will take you Fast Bites directly to the City of Lights. Simple Famous Fish Market and affordable French classics like 684 St Nicholas Ave skirt steak, grilled salmon and paté 212 491 8323 ring with authenticity. The live world It’s like an old-fashioned Friday night fish fry at this joint where the music is a boon! HARLEM affordable---as low as $5 a basketLe Monde --fried fish, shrimp and chips push 2885 Broadway lines out the door and down the 212 531 3939 block. HARLEM www.lemondenyc.com You’ll shout “Viva la France!” as you Jimbo’s get your French on at this cool sup50 E 125th St per bistro serving faves like burger 212 423 1900 royale, croque monsieur, pommes Here you’ll find the absolute best frites, and moules. HARLEM hamburgers and fries in Harlem. It’s not fancy but when you have to have it, well, you have to have it. Tastings Social Presents Mountain Bird Treat yourself! HARLEM 251 E 110th St 212 744 4422 French www.tastingsnyc.com Chéri In this petite restaurant in East 231 Lenox Ave Harlem live magical nymphs and 212 662 4374 60

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fairies bestowing upon you culinary delicacies and delights. Okay, so it is really owners Chef Kenichi Tajima and his wife Keiko who are taking diners on a unique journey of poultry and fowl through their French inspired lens. You mustn’t leave without having the signature Head-to-Toe tasting plate. Merci beaucoup! HARLEM Yatenga French Bistro & Bar 2269 Adam Clayton Powell, Jr Blvd 212 690 0699 www.yatengabistro.com The owners of Shrine have brought us right next door to their French bistro that injects a welcome dose of France uptown, making bistro classics all the more accessible to Harlemites. HARLEM Indian Chai Wali 274 Lenox Ave 646 688 5414 www.chaiwali.com Walking in the door of Chai Wali evokes feelings of being transported thousands of physical and mental miles away to an Indian kingdom. Owner Anita Trehan’s creative attention to detail can be seen from the art and furnishings to the signature guilded human-sized birdcage in the back right down to the aromatic and spicy shortbread cookies. There is much more to discover at Chai Wali. HARLEM Kismat Indian Restaurant 603 Fort Washington Ave 212 795 8633 www.kismatindiannyc.com

Party with paratha! Tango with tandoori! Mix it up with masala! Salute the samosa! You get the picture; the frame is your neighborhood. Eat in, take out, order in, Kismat has been serving upper Manhattan since 1984. Come taste a bit of history. WAHI Italian Babbalucci 331 Lenox Ave 646 918 6572 www.babbalucci.com Babbalucci offers a taste of classic Italian-American cuisine with a rustic new age twist. The wood burning oven creates a cozy backdrop while enjoying pizza, pasta and small plates with an extensive list of wine and cocktails. HARLEM Lido Harlem 2168 Frederick Douglass Blvd 646 490 8575 www.lidoharlem.com This former tire repair shop transformed into an Italian respite, channels gentle breezes from the Adriatic Sea. Go for a crostino and a glass of Prosecco at the bar, stay for the gnocchi and seasonal specials. That’s amoré! HARLEM Pisticci 125 La Salle St 212 932 3500 www.pisticcinyc.com Tucked away on a side street and boasting itself as the first green restaurant in New York, this place is known for its enticing, fresh, Italian dishes at reasonable prices, with the kind of great service that experiencewahi.com

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Ristorante Settepani Latin 196 Lenox Ave Albert’s Mofongo House 917 492 4806 4762 Broadway www.settepani.com 212 567 3052 New restaurants have come and Wait, there is a place that specializgone in Harlem. All the while this es in that Puerto Rican/Dominican neighborhood O.G. has been evolving and maturing. Today it is a carbohydrate goodness?! Brilliant! Put that diet on hold and head over full service Italian/Mediterranean for mashed garlicy green plantains restaurant, catering company and mixed with whatever you want. bakery. Find yourself with local friends at the bar or dining al fresco Just the name alone will make you smile or at least go, “hmmm”. You on the regular. You’ll be saying know you want it! Stop playin’! “buon journo,” “buona sera,” and WAHI “buona notte” before you know it. HARLEM Amor Cubano 2018 3rd Ave Saggio Ristorante 212 996 1220 829 W 181st St www.amorcubanorestaurant.com 212 795 3080 Succulent, traditional Cuban food is You are not living if you don’t have what you’ll find here at this jumping your favorite little Italian joint to stroll up into. Don’t have one? Now spot serving island favorites like you do. If the crostini menu doesn’t skirt steak, marinated pork, and get you, the handmade pastas will. whole fried marinated snapper. Live music Tuesday through All at very reasonable prices, you Sunday and salsa weekends for the and whoever you bring will stay a dancer in you. HARLEM while. Ciao! WAHI Vinateria 2211 Frederick Douglass Blvd 212 662 8462 www.vinaterianyc.com The rebirth of the Harlem wine bar sits on the corner of W 119th St like the bow of a grey steamship. A modern sustainably built restaurant, Vinateria offers small, medium and large seasonal plates and curated wines and spirits from small craft producers. Whether 62

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Cafe Tabaco Y Ron 501 W 214th St 212 567 7179 www.cafetabacoyron.com Head over early for a nice quiet dinner or lay in wait until 10pm for live music and cocktails. Conveniently located right off the 1 train, you can make it there any time you want. WAHI


Enjoy a standout seasonal menu that pairs perfectly with our thoughtfully curated wine list and artisan cocktails at Michelin-recommended enoteca on Harlem’s chic Restaurant Row.

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Camaradas del Barrio Bar & Restaurant 2241 1st Ave 212 348 2703 www.camaradaselbarrio.com Where friends meet friends in Spanish Harlem, this Puerto Rican favorite offers wines, international beers, excellent Latin cuisine and fiery live music. HARLEM Cascabel Taqueria 2799 Broadway 212 665 1500 www.nyctacos.com This is the west outpost of the eastside original. Tacos are certainly the start, but supported by a cast of other caliente comidas. Weekday Happy Hour from 3-7pm gives you $6 margaritas and a menu featuring $3 tacos amongst other reduced-priced items. HARLEM 809 Bar & Grill 112 Dyckman St 212 304 3800 www.809nyc.com Don’t be alarmed by the pile of cares and worries at the door. That’s just how it goes down at 809 Bar & Grill! Once inside all you can do is celebrate and enjoy the food, live music, DJ and fun atmosphere. Invite friends to dive into the full bar and Latin menu and then onto the dance floor. It’s caliente! WAHI El Paso Taqueria 1643 Lexington 212 831 3104 www.elpasony.com Viva Mexico! At this authentic taste of Mexicana you’ll find burritos, 64

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and huevos rancheros at a great price. If you want to splurge, try the Alambre de Camarones! Don’t forget a pitcher of sangria! HARLEM Floridita 2276 12th Ave 212 662 0090 Excellent and affordable Caribbean, Latin American and Cuban food are offered at this terrific Harlem diner where you’ll always feel at home. P.S. They have a mojito bar. Yes, we know… HARLEM La Casa del Mofongo 1447 St Nicholas Ave 212 740 1200 Picture it: a house made of monfongo…walls made of garlic and mashed green plantain and each room a different savory addition like a chicharon bathroom, a bacalao bedroom and a pernil living room. No? Well, venture over to the real La Casa del Mofongo and take your pick, or one of the other menu items. The dream is real! WAHI Malecon 4141 Broadway 212 864 5648 www.maleconrestaurants.com If you have not been to Malecon yet, you will! It is a staple in the community and has been for years. This is where you go for a traditional Dominican meal, most significantly rotisserie chicken with yellow rice and black beans and don’t forget the maduros (sweet plantains). Feel the food coma come over you swiftly. WAHI


Mamajuana Café 247 Dyckman St 212 304 0140 www.mamajuana-cafe.com The name alone makes you want to sway your hips to each syllable. Don’t stop there! Keep swaying to the beat of the lively atmosphere while you sip on signature cocktails and bite on Nuevo Latino dishes. Whether tapas and sangria afterwork or mimosas with your Sunday brunch Mamajuana is calling for you. WAHI Marcha Cocina Bar 4055 Broadway 212 928 8272 Ironically, it is the places with very few seats that you want and need to be in. Marcha Cocina is no exception. Serving true Spanish tapas like croquetas, gambas al ajillo, albondingas and authentic jamon Serrano in their charcuterie plate is the only reason you need to run, not walk, to this culinary destination. WAHI Oso 1618 Amsterdam Ave 646 858 3139 www.ososharlem.com A new modern local hangout serving Mexican street food and craft cocktails. Answer: What is Oso Harlem? Owner Matt Trebek’s (yes, of that Trebek) first restaurant is giving upper Harlem a taste of his favorite food. Get más “¡olé!” in your lunch, brunch and dinner at Oso. HARLEM

Papasito Mexican Grill & Agave Bar 223 Dyckman St 212 544 0001 Go south of the border on Dyckman. This is not just any Mexican restaurant. Papasito turns up tacos with short ribs, turns out quesadillas with lump crabmeat and lobster and turns on your taste buds with everything else. Enjoy dining al fresco over fresh guacamole and specialty cocktails. Now kick up your heels and shout, “Ole”! WAHI Sofrito 679 Riverside Dr 212 754 5999 www.sofritony.com There is a taste of Puerto Rico right on the Hudson River at Riverbank State Park. There, the bar is calling you to imbibe and the menu to indulge in authentic dishes for dinner (a la carte and prix fixe) and Sunday brunch. The sazon is gonna get you! HARLEM Vacca Grill & Lounge 416 W 203rd St 212 544 0070 www.vaccany.com If Kahlo, Miro, Dali and Picasso owned a nightclub and bar uptown, this would be it. Vacca is not only serving an eclectic menu that includes sushi, arepas, crispy Peking duck and truffle fries; they are showcasing art and design in an expressive and zany way. Go be a part of something new and lively and dance, dance, dance. WAHI experiencewahi.com

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Middle Eastern Silvana 300 W 116th St 646 692 4935 www.silvana-nyc.com From the owners of Yatenga and Shrine comes a third Harlem eatery, café and lounge. Sit upstairs at the cafe/gift store amongst unique imported home decor items and fashions while noshing on a freshly prepared falafel. Transition downstairs to the nightlife of Harlem and let the world music wash over you. HARLEM Savann 2280 Frederick Douglass Blvd 212 222 7990 www.savannrestaurant.com This formerly Upper West Side eatery moved to Harlem to offer the neighborhood its first Turkish restaurant. Think foods on a stick, kebab, fresh salads and other Mediterranean fare. Here’s to growing our palates! Welcome to Harlem Savann! HARLEM Pizzeria Antika 3924 Broadway 212 781 9100 www.antikapizzeria.com Named after one of the oldest pizzerias in Naples, Italy, the birthplace of pizza as we know it, Antika takes a passionate play at the New York favorite. The recipe, they say, is flour, a pinch of sea salt, New York water, experience and a whole lot of love. Go in and feel it for yourself. WAHI

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Harlem Pizza Co. 135 W 116th St 212 222 9889 www.harlempizzaco.com When one pizza place closes leaving a magnificent mosaic-tiled wood burning pizza oven, you don’t let it go to waste, you open another. Harlem Pizza Co. is serving up Neapolitan style pizza, calzone, panini and anything else that will sing in that oven. Gather around the hearth! HARLEM Pizza Palace 121 Dyckman St 212 567 9588 You know what this is! You know you love it. It is the authentic New York City slice. Praise it. Appreciate it. You won’t find it outside of these 5 boroughs. However, here you will enjoy a slice so large you might have leftovers. Open since 1945, it ain’t changin’. WAHI Southern/Soul B2 271 W 119th St 212 280 2248 www.b2harlem.com The former Billie’s Black, recreated as a seafood restaurant, still offers a casual, convivial neighborhood experience. Step in for some east and west coast oysters and a craft cocktail at the speakeasy-esque bar area or dine on their new menu. HARLEM


Charles’ Pan Fried Chicken 2461 Frederick Douglass Blvd 212 281 1800 Yes, we know your grandmother makes the best pan-fried chicken ever. However…she won’t know when you go to this Harlem institution and throw back a couple of pieces of Mr. Charles’ perfectly fried chicken, some sides too. And if she finds out she is just going to ask you to bring her some anyway. It’s all good, literally! HARLEM Londel’s Supper Club 2620 Frederick Douglass Blvd 212 234 6114 This Striver’s Row pillar is known for its historical soul, Creole and Cajun classics, and first-class live entertainment. The Louisiana blackened catfish, baby back ribs and pan-seared salmon are just some of the highlights. HARLEM Miss Maude’s Spoonbread 366 W 110th St 212 865 6744 www.spoonbreadinc.com Owner Norma Jean Darden offers dishes from her family’s kitchen. It is down home, soul-folks food at its very best served in a warm atmosphere. Make sure y’all get some hot spoonbread too! HARLEM Sylvia’s 328 Lenox Ave 212 996 0660 www.sylviasrestaurant.com Sylvia Woods is the Queen of Soul Food. Need we say more? Her Harlem institution has reigned supreme for over 50 years. Tourists

and locals alike flock to it for ribs, smothered chicken, gospel brunch, smiles and that unique, authentic Harlem feel. HARLEM Steakhouse Prime One 16 2257 1st Ave 646 590 2187 www.primeone16.com This steakhouse offers the classics but with Latin sazon! Start with tequila ceviche and Peruvian causa and then dive into a t-bone, filet mignon or prime rib. Try a new side like salsa verde mashed potatoes too! HARLEM Taverns/Pubs Crazy Annie’s 3910 Broadway 212 740 5700 www.crazyanniesnyc.com Formally Heights Tavern, the owners thought they needed a change of pace for the newly remodeled space. And this change could only come by way of a crazy aunt who inspired the name and a whimsical menu of comfort food and fast casual bites. The bar, the HDTVs and the crowd are still there for all to enjoy plus a take away area when you need your crazy to go. WAHI Coogan’s 4015 Broadway 212 928 1234 www.coogans.com Ask the next person you see or talk to if they know Coogan’s. 9 out of 10 people will say, “oh yeah, that’s the place!” It’s an Irish-American pub filled with a motley crew of experiencewahi.com

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multicultural patrons that include students, doctors, locals and more. What’s to do there? Just be! WAHI Harlem Public 3612 Broadway 212 939 9404 www.harlempublic.com This dimly lit space will instantly make you feel like you have stepped into a neighborhood pub in England. Just grab a seat, order some suds, order some grub. ‘Nuff said! WAHI Hogshead Tavern 126 Hamilton Pl 212 234 1154 www.hogsheadharlem.com Featuring an arsenal of craft beers, whiskeys and bourbons and a troth of pork-starring share plates in a bright, open tile-lined space. Be gone eating and drinking alone in a dark pub. Step into their light and be the HHIC (Head Hog In Charge)! HARLEM Le Chéile 839 W 181st St 212 740 3111 www.lecheilenyc.com Le Chéile is a Gaelic phrase meaning “together” and, together, there is no place you’d rather be than this traditional Irish pub perched within a stones throw of the George Washington Bridge. Craving bangers and mash? Come here. Need a Sheppard’s pie to warm your cockles? Come here. Fish and chips? Irish stew? You know what to do! WAHI

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Vegetarian Uptown Juice Bar 54 E 125th St 212 987 2660 Uptown Juice Bar changes an old saying to: never judge a book by just its cover. In addition to the green liquid meals, this vegetarian locale serves hot dishes, soups, salads and non-dairy pastries too! The socio-political conversation is free of charge. HARLEM Wine Bars Beans and Vines 4842 Broadway 212 544 2326 www.beansandvines.com So much more than its name would suggest, this coffee and wine bar has a couple of morsels up their sleeve for you. Panini, sandwiches and salads are a great start. Tapas create a social light meal. The entrees round out the full experience. You decide! WAHI Locksmith Wine & Burger Bar 4463 Broadway 212 304 9463 If you are a burger connoisseur or simply just need to get your weight up for a walk around nearby Fort Tryon Park, Locksmith has an open door for you. Stroll on in and get a burger and wine or cocktail for a reasonable price. That’s good, easy living in your neighborhood. WAHI


Contact me for comparitive rates Dave Forbes, Mortgage Banker T: 212 280 2882 C: 646 773 7413 dave.forbes@chase.com http://homeloan.chase.com/daves.forbes NMLS ID: 602756

Loan amounts up to $1 million on investment property. Loans up to 85% of a primary home’s value are available on a purchase or refinance with no cash back. Subject to property type, a minimum credit score of 680 and a minimum of 18-24 months of reserves, depending on loan size. (i.e. you must have at least enough money in reserve in your bank account to make 18-24 monthly mortgage payments [principal, interest, taxes and insurance] after your loan closes.) (For example, a 30-year, fixed-rate loan of $850,000 with an interest rate of 4%/4.022% APR will have 360 monthly principal and interest payments of $4,058.03. Payments shown do not include taxes and insurance. Actual payments will be higher. This is assuming a purchase transaction, 45-day lock, 85 LTV, 740 FICO, single family, owner occupied, closest to zero points, rates change daily.) For the Adjustable-Rate Mortgage (ARM) product, interest is fixed for a set period of time, and adjusts periodically thereafter. At the end of the fixed-rate period the interest and payments may increase. The APR may increase after the loan consummation. All home lending products are subject to credit and property approval. Rates, program terms and conditions are subject to change without notice. Not all products are available in all states or for all loan amounts. Other restrictions and limitations apply. Home lending products offered by JPMorgan Chase Bank, N.A. Š2016 JPMorgan Chase & Co. 99686A-0316 1

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A Better Bradhurst

Starts With Heart. Vision. Community.

Dining/Catering Hyacinth’s Haven 2374 Adam Clayton Powel Jr, Blvd 646 755 8161 www.hyacinthshaven.com Limation & Crude Food Catering 917 371 5157 www.mylimation.com

Carol’s Uptown 2500 Adam Clayton Powel Jr, Blvd 212 491 6879 www.carolsuptownhairdesigns.com City National Bank 382 W 125th St 212 865 4763 www.cnb.com

PEQUE Vinos + Tapas 231 W 145th St 917 297 6227 www.peque.nyc

Harlem Community Development Corp 167 W 125th St 212 961 4100 www.esd.ny.gov

Services American Awning & Sign Depot 718 450 8100 www.americanawningsign.com

Harlem Business Alliance 275 Lenox Ave 212 665 7010 www.hbany.com

A Free Ride Transportation 718 843 7433 www.AFreeRideTransportation.com

Harlem News Group 212 996 6006 www.harlemcommunitynews.com

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