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www.tallerboricua.org SEE A part of El Barrio for over 40 years, Galleries this gallery and multi-disciplinary Essie Green Galleries cultural space seeks to use art as a 419A Convent Ave tool to stimulate the community’s 212 368 9635 social, cultural and economic dewww.essiegreengalleries.com velopment by offering dynamic and Founded in 1979 in Brooklyn, provocative exhibitions. HARLEM now located in historic Sugar Hill, this gallery specializes in the The Hispanic Society of America works of the Black master artists, W 155th St & Broadway celebrating a roster of some of the 212 926 2234 most heralded artists of our time including Romare Bearden, Charles www.hispanicsociety.org Alston, Lois Mailou Jones and Sam Comprised of a vast collection of art, including paintings, prints, Gilliam. HARLEM sculpture, textiles and more plus architectural records and archaeoHamilton Landmark Galleries logical artifacts, this museum and 467 W 144th St library will engage you in the rich 212 281 7667 history of Spanish culture from the www.harlemaa.org Middle Ages to the present. WAHI Carrying the best in contemporary art since its inception in 1997, this The Long Gallery institution has presented more 2073 Adam Clayton Powell, Jr Blvd than 70 painters, sculptors, cera646 559 8368 mists, photographers and other artists from the Americas, Asia, the www.long.gallery Inspired by the portrait photograCaribbean and Europe. HARLEM phy of James Van Der Zee during the Harlem Renaissance, this Rio II Gallery flagship location of The Sol Studio 583 Riverside Dr, 7th Fl celebrates the art of the neighbor212 568 2030 hood while embracing the creativity www.bhc.org/art/rio2 of emerging world artists. Looking This space located in the pentfor an event space? Here you will house of The Rio apartments, find a modern blank canvas for with spectacular river views, your creations. HARLEM showcases the work of emerging African-American and Latino artists. Also presents performances by mu- Historic Landmarks sicians, poets, writers and dancers. American Academy of Arts and HARLEM Letters 633 W 155th St Taller Boricua Galleries at 212 368 5900 Julio de Burgos Latino Cultural www.artsandletters.org Center This fascinating neighborhood gem 1680 Lexington Ave houses an honorary society of the 212 831 4333 most prestigious members in the experiencewahi.com



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 Audubon Park Historic District 155th - 158th Sts, Broadway Riverside Dr www.audubonparkny.com Get some fresh eyes on the area that stretches from 155th to 158th streets and from Broadway west to the Hudson. Re-imagine it as the estate of one person, John James Audubon, back when there was more elbowroom in the city. This 2009 landmark will be preserved as inspiration for your future estate! WAHI

409 Edgecombe Ave 155th St & St Nicholas Pl In a neighborhood so rich with history one can feel the strength and perseverance vibrating from the concrete, stand here! Overlooking the north end of Jackie Robinson Park, this address was the former home of many African-American intellectuals most notably W.E.B. DuBois and Supreme Court Justice Thurgood Marshall. WAHI Frederick Douglass Memorial 110th St & Frederick Douglass Blvd www.nycgovparks.org/parks/central-park/monuments/2098 He stands on the northwest corner of Central Park at the intersection of 110th street, watching over the boulevard of his name. Abolitionist, orator, writer, man, the Frederick Douglass Memorial highlights his accomplishments with sculpture and a space to reflect, celebrate and welcome you to the village of Harlem. HARLEM

Castle Village 200 Cabrini Blvd www.castlevillage.com Now a unique co-op apartment building enclave, this 1939 development was only a part of the former Charles Paterno estate. Views General Grant of the stately George Washington Bridge and the magnificent Hudson National Memorial Riverside Dr & 122nd St River that flows under it only guild 212 666 1640 the lily. WAHI Completed in 1897 and the largest tomb in North America, this majesDuke Ellington Memorial tic granite and marble site overlook110th St & 5th Ave ing the Hudson and Harlem Rivers 212 310 6600 is the final resting place of Gen. www.nycgovparks.org/parks/cenUlysses S. Grant. HARLEM tral-park/monuments/1781 The first memorial to an African George Washington Bridge American in Central Park (please 179th St & Fort Washington Ave read that again!), this captivating Designed by Othmar H. Ammann 25 ft. tall, black patinated bronze and completed in 1931, the bridge structure features an 8 ft. tall was once the longest in the world. statue of the legendary jazz king. It spans the width of the Hudson HARLEM




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

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 which it resides, this is the little red lighthouse that could. Though its lights have dimmed today it serves as a beacon for tourists, pedestrians and cyclists seeking a landmark, meeting point and respite along their travels up and down the Hudson River. WAHI

Hamilton Heights Historic District 142nd – 145th Sts, Amsterdam – St Nicholas Aves Comprising the areas of Hamilton Heights, Sugar Hill and West Harlem, this district boasts some of New York’s richest and diverse architecture. Be sure to take a tour. Margaret Corbin Circle HARLEM Fort Washington Ave at Cabrini Blvd High Bridge Water Tower & Park 212 795 1388 www.ftpt.org Amsterdam Ave & 174th St Passed by hundreds of visitors www.nycgovparks.org Upper Manhattan really does have everyday, this area at the mouth of Fort Tryon Park and the Cloisters it all especially when you add a gorgeous aqueduct and the oldest Museum celebrates a heroine of the American Revolution who took standing bridge in NYC to the mix. the place of her slain husband at The landmarked High Bridge flows the cannon in the Battle of Fort with pedestrians and sightseers Washington. “Who run[s] the where water once did. Nature world? Girls!” WAHI lovers and architecture junkies shouldn’t miss Highbridge Park Morris-Jumel Mansion and Water Tower for some scenic 65 Jumel Terrace adventures too! WAHI www.morrisjumel.org Built in 1765, the Morris-Jumel Hudson View Gardens Mansion is the oldest house in 116 Pinehurst Ave Manhattan highlighting over 200 www.hudsonviewgardens.com years of New York history, art and Is that a Tudor style building in culture. Now a museum, this landManhattan?! Your eyes are not mark location served as our first deceiving you. This cluster of buildings features beautiful private President’s headquarters during the Battle of Harlem Heights pergardens. Designed by George haps due to it being located on the F. Pelham, it was one of the first second highest point in Manhattan. cooperative apartment complexes HARLEM in New York City. WAHI




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-olantern, 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

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 when the statue was raised to celebrate her determination and Roger Morris Apartment House strength helping to free slaves via the Underground Railroad. She 555 Edgecombe Ave This white brick terra-cotta building, faces south to remind visitors of the multiple dangerous journeys referred to as the “Triple Nickel,” she took for the freedom of others. was designated as a landmark in An American hero! HARLEM 1993. It was the former home of such celebrities as Count Basie, Sylvan Terrace Paul Robeson and Kenneth Clark; 160th – 162nd Sts, Edgecombe – athletes Joe Louis, Jesse Owens St Nicholas Aves and Althea Gibson. WAHI As if off the set of a movie, this cluster of 20 Victorian wood frame Saint Frances X Cabrini Shrine row houses surrounding the Mor701 Fort Washington Ave ris-Jumel Mansion built for police 212 923 3536 www.mothercabrini.org/ministries/ officers and subway workers makes you feel out of place in your 21st shrine_ny Although born in Italy, Frances Xavi- century garb. Oh if that cobbleer “Mother” Cabrini became a U.S. stone street could talk…WAHI citizen and was the first American to become a saint. She was sent to the United States by the Catholic 12


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Trinity Cemetery and Mausoleum 770 Riverside Dr 212 368 1600 Founded in 1842, this is the only remaining active cemetery on the island of Manhattan, offering beauty, tranquility, and serenity in one of Manhattan’s most historic settings. The Cemetery is the final resting place of naturalist John James Audubon, actor Jerry “Lennie Briscoe” Orbach, and former New 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 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 El Museo del Barrio 1230 5th Ave 212 831 7272 www.elmuseo.org New York’s premier Latino arts institution, housing dazzling 8,000-piece collection of Caribbean and Latin American art, from pre-Columbian to the present. HARLEM 14


Harlem School of the Arts (HSA) 645 St Nicholas Ave 212 926 4100 www.harlemschoolofthearts.org One of the most important arts organizations in the city and to the Harlem community, HSA serves over 3,000 students annually in the artistic disciplines of dance, music, theater and the visual arts. HARLEM 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 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. (Temporarily closed for renovations.) HARLEM


Sugar Hill Children’s Museum of The National Track and Field Hall of Fame Art & Storytelling 216 Fort Washington Ave 898 St Nicholas Ave 212 923 1803 212 335 0004 www.armorytrack.com www.sugarhillmuseum.org Need a little inspiration to start that The Sugar Hill Children’s Museum of Art & Storytelling invites children workout routine? Take a trip to the state-of-the-art museum dedicated and their families to come and to the sport of track and field. Start explore the limitless boundaries with the short film on the history of of imagination! Come be inspired the sport and then conduct some by art, and to create your own. “interviews” to get advice from the HARLEM elite of U.S. track and field. You’ll be beating the pavement before you The Cloisters Museum and know it! WAHI Gardens 99 Margaret Corbin Dr 212 923 3700 Performance http://www.metmuseum.org/visit/ Aaron Davis Hall met-cloisters The City College of New York Thanks to the generosity of John D. 160 Convent Ave Rockefeller, Jr, this museum and 212 650 6900 the surrounding Fort Tryon Park ex- www.adhatccny.org ist today for our pleasure. Formerly This city institution is the largest one of his estates he donated to performing arts center in Manhatthe City of New York, The Cloisters tan north of Lincoln Center. Its two is a branch of the Metropolitan theaters and studio complex showMuseum of Art dedicated to the case multicultural performances art and architecture of medieval including everything from literary Europe. WAHI readings and dance to music and film. Currently in metamorphosis The National Jazz Museum in with over $12 million of capital Harlem improvements being done over the 58 W 129th St next four years, Aaron Davis Hall is 212 348 8300 here now and for many generations www.jazzmuseuminharlem.org to come. HARLEM 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




Broadway Performing Arts Center 178 Bennett Ave 917 312 6263 www.broadwaypac.com Founded in 2008 by professional dancer and choreographer Tina Casula Gross, Broadway Performing Arts Center teaches a variety of dance styles including classical ballet, tap, jazz and hip-hop to children of all ages. Shuffle-ball-change your way to stardom! WAHI Cabrini Repertory Theater 701 Fort Washington Ave www.cabrinireptheater.com Helping young playwrights, musicians and visual artists present work through education and preparation, this theater goes above and beyond the usual limitations and rules to extract the best of their artists. WAHI

presents gifted dancers of African descent and beyond. International. Classic. Superb. That IS DTH! HARLEM Faison Firehouse 6 Hancock Pl 212 665 7716 www.faisonfirehouse.org As one of the only privately owned theaters in Harlem, this 130-seat venue includes a fine arts gallery, a private library and museum, a rehearsal facility and cabaret theater. The formerly real firehouse might be decommissioned, but the heat is turned way up inside. HARLEM

Harlem Stage 150 Convent Ave 212 281 9240 www.harlemstage.org Harlem Stage is a performing arts center that celebrates and 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 www.classicaltheatreofharlem.org Convent Ave at W 135th St, this venue is a stunning New York City CTH is committed to returning the “classics” to Harlem. The award-win- and national landmark. HARLEM ning theater presents the works Mama Foundation for the Arts of Shakespeare, August Wilson, Euripides, Melvin Van Peebles and 149 W 126th St others to the community. HARLEM 212 280 1045 www.mamafoundation.org Inspired by the worldwide success Dance Theatre of Harlem of the award-winning Mama, I Want 466 W 152nd St to Sing, the Foundation’s mission 212 690 2800 is to promote the history of gospel, www.dancetheatreofharlem.org jazz and R&B for all generations. DTH is one of the most renowned Executive Director, and Harlem ballet companies in the world. legend, Vy Higginsen provides trainFounded on a dream in 1969, this treasure of an institution trains and ing and employment to performing artists. HARLEM



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SEE National Black Theatre 2031 5th Ave 212 722 3800 www.nationalblacktheatre.org Since 1968, this remarkable institute for dramatic arts has played host to innumerable plays, lectures, workshops and symposia on the African American journey. Currently in its 48th season, NBT continues to be a strong outlet for the Harlem community. HARLEM New Heritage Theater Group 253 W 138th St 212 926 0104 www.newhertitagetheater.org Started in 1964 as the New Heritage Repertory Theatre, the New Heritage Theater Group is the oldest Black nonprofit theater company in New York City. What began as a mission to preserve classic works of Black theater has expanded to provide training, experience and exposure to new and established artists. Bravo! HARLEM Northern Manhattan Arts Alliance (NoMAA) 5030 Broadway, Ste723 212 567 4394 www.nomaanyc.org Launched in 2007, NoMAA’s mission is to cultivate, support and promote the works of artists and arts organizations in Northern Manhattan. NoMAA advocates for artists and art groups who live and work in northern Manhattan and contribute to the vitality and progress of the community. WAHI Take Wing And Soar Productions, Inc. 45 Tiemann Pl



212 696 6575 www.takewingandsoar.org The name of this organization paints a picture of their mission to help classical actors of color realize their full potential by offering professional opportunities as well as pre-professional preparation and referrals. HARLEM United Palace of Cultural Arts (UPCA) 4140 Broadway 212 568 6700 www.unitedpalace.org Originally a large ornate vaudeville theater, UPCA was converted into large movie house. Today it focuses on transforming the lives of youth and residents by engaging them in performing and visual arts originating from the neighborhood and around the world. Visit to take it in and make history! WAHI 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 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

SEE 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 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

Farafina 1813 Amsterdam Ave 212 281 2445 www.farafinacafeloungeharlem. com In its fourth year, Farafina has been serving clients West African fusion food and world music with their own unique savoir faire. Voted one of the Top 10 African restaurants in the city in 2014, Farafina continues to move forward. Step in for Happy Hour, Monday-Friday, 5-8pm. HARLEM

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

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 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 or bottle service on the couch, the music is everywhere. Fall in and dance it out! WAHI

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Monkey Room 589 Fort Washington Ave 212 543 9888 There is no kind of monkey business going down at this convivial local joint. There’s karaoke on Wednesday, a DJ spinning Latin, 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

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 2084 Adam Clayton Powell, Jr 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

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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

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 Bed of Nails 2272 Adam Clayton Powell, Jr Blvd 212 694 2200 www.bedofnailsnyc.com Harlem’s Heaven Boutique 2538 Adam Clayton Powell, Jr Blvd Hear ye, hear ye! We (the royal We, that is) demand our nails be 212 491 7706 tended to at the highest level while www.harlemsheaven.com We luxuriate upon a tufted throne... For some, an outfit is just not complete without the right hat. Find and it must be in Harlem! We will accept nothing less! Your Highness, your hat or have one custom designed for you at Harlem’s Heaven. Bed of Nails owner and celebrity manicurist, Candice Idehen, and HARLEM experiencewahi.com



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

Harlem Skin & Laser Clinic 2119 Frederick Douglass Blvd 917 309 6607 www.harlemskinclinic.com This multi-certified boutique skin care center practices what owner, Seven Brown, calls “mindful beauty’. Facials, chemical peels, hair removal and overall skin rejuvenation and rebirth right here in Harlem. With the help of Harlem Skin & Laser Clinic you can now be mindful both inside and out. HARLEM

Honey Salon 174 St Nicholas Ave 212 663 0100 www.honeysalonnyc.com Brazilian Babes 2285 Adam Clayton Powell, Jr Blvd Quietly situated on the corner of 119th street, Honey Salon offers an 347 954 9994 array of services for the busy urban www.brazilianbabesllc.com Harlemite. Whether it’s time to get For some, waxing is a way of life. Whether man or woman, everyone that doo done or tend to those nails has unwanted hair here…and there. this is place for it all. Got it, honey? HARLEM The team at Brazilian Babes gets you, and all of your errant hairs too. Levels From brows to chest/back to legs, you can be as hairless as you want 425 W 125th St 212 663 6144 to be. Feeling special? Let their www.levelsbarbershop.com makeup artist beat that face for the gods and their vajazzler adorn A part of the Harlem community since 1996, Levels specializes in your vajayjay. You only live once! giving expert cuts to its selective HARLEM and trend-conscious clientele, while focusing on the beauty of Denny Moe’s natural hair. HARLEM 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’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


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

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

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 Flowers bike owners can also stop by for tune-ups, repairs, fittings and more. Barbara’s Flowers 2522 Frederick Douglass Blvd Helmet on…and go! WAHI 212 234 3211 www.harlemflowers.com Children Tara Simone creates spectacular Grandma’s Place floral designs and event experienc84 W 120th St es that have won her an enviable 212 360 6776 client list of corporate giants like www.grandmasplaceinharlem.com CBS, CNN and now you. HARLEM It is a toy and children’s book lovers’ dream come true in this enchanting, old-fashioned store. Dolls, stuffed animals and action figures,




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 la Fleur d’Harlem 203 West 144th St 646 850 5973 www.lafleurnyc.com la Fleur d’Harlem is the expanded creation of seasoned florist and former owner of Harlem Flo, Louis Gagliano. This premier floral atelier designs for home, corporate, gifts and special events plus urban landscaping and live plants. Let your imagination be your guide at la Fleur d’Harlem! 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, 30


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 makes you love it! And if that doesn’t do the trick, just walk inside, look around, eat a little, do your shopping, say “thank you” on the way out. Boom! It’s done! Now you have experienced history that has been serving the community since 1948. WAHI Harlem Shambles 2141 Frederick Douglass Blvd 646 476 4650 www.harlemshambles.com Old school butchery is reborn at Harlem Shambles. Locally sourced, heritage breeds, and ethically raised and slaughtered animals are treated and presented with pride and sold to you at competitive prices. Bread, house made foods and CSA pick up is an A++! HARLEM Moscow on the Hudson 801 W 181st St 212 740 7397 www.moscowonhudson.com Only in New York City will you find our diversity of people. Only in Washington Heights will you find a 17-year-old famous Russian market with a unique selection from everyday grocery items to Russian Easter and Christmas gifts. Some Russian 101: privet (hello), spasibo (thank you), do svidaniya (goodbye). Get to practicing! WAHI

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Harlem YMCA Health/Fitness 180 W 135th St Bikram Yoga Harlem 212 912 2100 518 W 145th St www.ymcanyc.org/harlem 212 926 0753 With over 150 years of service to www.bikramyogaharlem.com New York City, the Harlem branch A hot room on Sugarhill! Find peace, centeredness, serenity and focuses on youth development, social responsibility and healthy livgood health through an authentic Bikram experience at a friendly and ing. Conveniently located in central Harlem, membership is affordable inviting yoga studio for Harlemites and programs aplenty. HARLEM and all others too! HARLEM Harlem Chi Community Acupuncture 360 W 125th St, 2nd Fl 212 280 7900 www.harlemchi.com Aches and pains got you down? Need something more than a pill or a salve can handle? Take a holistic approach! Harlem Chi uses Acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Medicine to address a variety of health and wellness concerns. Benefit from individually customized treatment plans, relax in a tranquil healing space, and experience the best of what Eastern medicine has to offer, right here in Harlem. HARLEM Harlem Cycle 2350 Adam Clayton Powell, Jr Blvd 646 404 2891 www.harlem-cycle.com If you are the cycling-without-going-anywhere type and your local gym classes are not cutting it, Harlem Cycle is ready to take you there…or is it, bring you here? Anyway, discover your real cycling “soul” in an intimate and unique space that is not just the name of a chain. It’s the Harlem way. HARLEM



I Love Kickboxing 47 W 116th St 347 344 6220 www.ilovekickboxingharlemny.com These city streets are mean! You’ve got to be ready and fit to face whatever life hands you. Everything else is just stress relief. So supplant the punching posts at I Love Kickboxing with the face of your office nemesis or any of the political debauchery we face. You are sure to see your results in a puddle on the floor. HARLEM Land Yoga 2116 Frederick Douglass Blvd 212 866 5263 www.landyoga.com The Harlem yoga studio, Land showcases an Ashtanga practice with classes for kids and pre/post natal women plus general wellness services and more mind-body-spirit fulfillment. HARLEM 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


The Bridge Golf Learning Center 40 W 117th St 646 453 7488 www.bridgegolffoundation.org Whether your long or short game needs help, your fitness and Physical Culture mental toughness need tweaking 332 Lenox Ave or a professional recommendation 646 584 5590 on clubs, The Bridge has you “covAre your daily (…weekly?...okay, ered”. The center uses the latest in monthly?!) visits to the gym just not game improvement technologies cutting it? You need a little kick in for optimal learning as part of the the gluteus maximus from Master foundation’s mission to use the Trainer Scott Black. He’ll give you game of golf to improve the lives of that individualized personal trainyoung men of color. Golf lovers get ing program filled with challenging involved! and constantly varied workouts to achieve long term results. HARLEM and Mindful Harlem can help get you there with weekly classes in the practice of meditation and mindfulness. Become present at Mindful Harlem. HARLEM

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Sudsy Water 2394 Adam Clayton Powell, Jr Blvd 347 366 8079 www.sudsywater.com With everything there is to do on a weekly basis, now make one of them hassle free. For just .85¢/lb you can drop your panties…off…or for $1/lb your clothes can travel without your supervision. HARLEM Wine & Spirits BTL Harlem 311 W 127th St 212 222 1099 www.btlharlem.com Do you enjoy wine? So do the owners of the French eatery, Maison Harlem! They enjoy wine so much they opened BTL Harlem across the avenue from their restaurant. The store offers wines from around the world as well as from local vineyards. Need it delivered stat?! Their no fee, no minimum will have you keeping BTL Harlem on speed-dial (2018 version: your “favorites” phone list). HARLEM Cabrini Wines 91 Pinehurst Ave 212 568 3290 www.cabriniwines.com Whether a wine and spirits connoisseur or novice, Cabrini Wines is the source for your fermented and distilled libations. Offering carefully curated wines and liquors from all over the world the knowledgeable staff can assist with any and all questions. WAHI



PJ Wine 4898 Broadway 212 567 5500 www.pjwine.com One of the leading wine and spirit retailers not only in New York City but in the United States is located in Inwood! Selecting the best wines in the world and selling them to you at exceptional prices is what they do. An experienced and knowledgeable team is who they are. Get to know them. WAHI 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

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TASTE TASTE African Africa Kine Restaurant 2269 Adam Clayton Powell, Jr Blvd 212 666 9400 www.africakine.com This eatery welcomes you to Senegal. One of the original restaurants on 116th St, the hub of Harlem’s West African community, Kine has moved further uptown for more space. Your first bite? Try the national dish, Thiebou Djeun, “fish and rice.” Be ready to eat! HARLEM

dishes for hungry patrons. Roll up your sleeves and dig in! HARLEM Ponty Bistro 2375 Adam Clayton Powell, Jr Blvd 212 234 6475 www.pontybistroharlem.com Here is a restaurant that cut its teeth downtown in Gramercy Park for years before settling here in Harlem on 139th street. The cousin-chefs/owners celebrate an amalgamation of tastes from their native West African roots with French cookery and Mediterranean simplicity. Taste for yourself! HARLEM

Les Ambassades 2200 Frederick Douglass Blvd Safari 212 666 0078 219 W 116th St www.patisseriedesambassades. 646 964 4252 com Paris meets Senegal in this renovat- www.safariharlem.com ed bakery and café serving buttery This Somalian restaurant is the first of its kind in Little Africa, Harlem croissants, baguettes, and tasty and perhaps New York City. They French pastries plus a full menu of might not have been here when French Moroccan and Vietnamese you needed Somalian food, but inspired foods. HARLEM they are right on time! Inside their small footprint of a restaurant, they Lenox Saphire are serving big flavors. First time? 341 Lenox Ave Try the popular Somali dish hilib 212 866 9700 Lenox Saphire offers it all – dining, ari of roasted goat served with rice and bizbaz sauce. Sounds serious! cocktails, live music and an adjoining authentic French patisserie HARLEM kicking out baked goods and treats. Here is where you learn to become Serengeti Kitchen 22 E 125th St a bon vivant. Merci beaucoup! 212 837 1057 HARLEM www.serengetikitchen.com At the forefront of African tea Massawa gastronomy, Serengeti Teas & 1239 Amsterdam Ave Spices has been piquing the 212 663 0505 interest of Harlem locals with their www.massawanyc.com If you enjoy eating with your hands, unique botanical blends, sea salts and more. Now located on east spicy foods or the combination 125th street, Serengeti expanded go to this family run Eritrean and to a full-service restaurant serving Ethiopian restaurant. For 25 years contemporary African food. Stop in, they have been making traditional experiencewahi.com


TASTE start with a pot of their unique teas and gently move into appetizers straight through to dessert. We are sure it will be your cup of tea (classic pun intended). HARLEM Zoma 2084 Frederick Douglass Blvd 212 662 0620 www.zomanyc.com The exotic spices of Ethiopia fill the air here where dishes like doro alitcha (chicken stew), yebe alitcha (marinated lamb) and an assortment of veggie platters are must-tries. HARLEM American Altus Café 4325 Broadway 212 928 1367 www.altuscafe.com More like a restaurant and lounge, this Washington Heights eatery delivers pan-world foods from Asia, South America and Europe. Have you got some singing chops? Head over on Monday nights for karaoke, bottle service and free hookah! WAHI 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 Belle Harlem 2363 Adam Clayton Powell, Jr Blvd 347 819 4076 www.belleharlem.com This 12-seater chef’s table is a first 46


for Harlem and chef owner Daryl Burnette is not playing games with you...at all. Call it dinner theater as you watch chef and staff dance around the communal table and between the homey kitchen. The seasonal menus will have you returning for a new experience but always start with the mac & cheese spring rolls with bourbon bacon marmalade. They are a winner! 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 Clay 553 Manhattan Ave 212 729 1850 www.claynyc.com Local. Seasonal. Community-minded. This is a great start to a dynamic experience and Clay goes further with a celebrated cocktail and wine program plus locally sourced ingredients from small batch producers for their New American menu. The

TASTE convivial spirit of the former Harlem jazz club space, Perk’s, continues at Clay. You’ll leave feeling remolded and anew. 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 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 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 212 222 8300 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! HARLEM Harlem Tavern 2153 Frederick Douglass Blvd 212 866 4500 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

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TASTE 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

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 La Marina 348 Dyckman St 212 567 6300 www.lamarinanyc.com There are few restaurants in Manhattan that sit directly on the waterfront of the Hudson. This is one of the best! Perched at the end of Dyckman Street this 75,000 square foot location can be as social (the beach) or as intimate (private dining) as you want it to be. Dine on the mostly seafood menu or just enjoy a margarita while you watch the sun set behind the George Washington Bridge. WAHI

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’ Lolo’s Seafood Shack 303 W 116th St set! WAHI 646 649 3356 www.lolosseafoodshack.com Inwood Local Embodying the spirit of the Caribbe4957 Broadway an lolo (Locally Owned, Locally Op212 544 8900 erated), the Harlemite owners are www.inwoodlocal.com Should a long day only be met with all about serving their community. Try one of their seafood steampots the right glass of wine or a pint of or sandwiches using housemade perfectly crafted beer, this is the bread called ‘bake’. Add the lot of place to be. And while a libation might be your first thought, let your housemade condiments while you unconsciously sway your hips from mind continue to run through the left to right to the sounds of reggae menu before your mouth settles music before doing your “happy on the right food pairing. This will food dance”. HARLEM become your haunt! WAHI Kitchenette Uptown 1272 Amsterdam Ave 212 531 7600 www.kitchenetterestaurant.com 48


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The niece of the legendary Sylvia Woods, Melba knows good cooking and great hospitality. 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

music. Should a pick-me-up be in order, their full bar will not disappoint. Order the Cabrini martini three times fast! You will become the master of alliteration. WAHI Pick & Eat 4179 Broadway 212 795 0054 www.mypickandeat.com Stop and think about your favorite thing you like to eat at least three times a week, but don’t like to cook it…Got it? Ok, now go, call or go online here, order said dish, wait, eat and smile. Know that your food comes from an eco friendly place. Yes, it does exist in your neighborhood. WAHI

New Leaf Restaurant & Bar 1 Margaret Corbin Dr 212 568 5323 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, The Park View an intimate dinner or a private affair, turn over this new leaf and see 219 Dyckman St 212 544 9024 what it has in store for you. WAHI theparkviewnewyork.com Need to hit up a spot without Next Door Restaurant thinking about it? This American 813 W 187th St gastropub style diner is the place 212 543 2111 go. Eggs, pancakes and waffles for www.nextdoor187.com Idling in front of an open fridge de- brunch, burgers and sammies for ciding on what to eat? Save on your lunch, pastas and various entrees for dinner. It’s a no-brainer. WAHI electric bill and head Next Door for an eclectic mix of dishes. The Mexican to Italian to Japanese and, Red Rooster/ Ginny’s Supper Club of course, some Americana grub 310 Lenox Ave will have you now idling in front of 212 792 9001 the menu with indecision. WAHI www.redroosterharlem.com You’ve heard of this “downtown 181 Cabrini come uptown” spot from the 854 W 181st St famous Harlem resident, Execu212 923 2233 tive Chef and restaurateur. Now www.181cabrini.com come and check it out for yourself This unassuming eatery using its and stop downstairs at Ginny’s location as its name is a hodgepodge of treats for the eyes, mouth for live entertainment and booty and spirits. Go for the eclectic world shakin’ when the mood strikes you. foods, stay for the art and soft rock HARLEM 50



Renaissance 2245 Adam Clayton Powell, Jr Blvd 646 838 7604 www.renaissance-harlem.com From the owners of Ponty Bistro comes this new fine dining American restaurant, the third restaurant for the cousins and restauranteurs. Having studied under the likes of Jean-George Vongerichten and Daniel Boulud, and with over 18 years of experience, Chefs Cisse and Cheikh continue to provide their unique approach to their menus using French cookery. HARLEM Row House 2128 Frederick Douglas Blvd 212 256 0019 www.rowhouseharlem.com From the owners of Harlem Tavern comes this multilevel location on the corner of 115th street. Formerly 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 The Edge 101 Edgecombe Ave 212 939 9688 www.edgecafeharlem.com There is something powerful that happens when siblings join forces. The Edge is a casestudy of two sisters coming together to create a unique neighborhood eatery featuring the foods of England and Jamaica in a unique New York way. Everyday brunch, plus beer and wine, is a boon! HARLEM

The Grange Bar & Eatery 1635 Amsterdam Ave 212 491 1635 www.thegrangebarnyc.com Farm to table has nestled in Harlem at this restaurant and bar in Hamilton Heights. Seasonal, local and sustainable ingredients flood their kitchen to create a memorable fleeting food moment that will have you returning for more. HARLEM Asian Jin Ramen 3183 Broadway 646 559 2862 www.jinramen.com When that hankering for ramen hits you (and you know it will) you won’t have to go all the way downtown to satisfy it. Just head over to 125th street to this Hakata style spot for pungent pork broth noodles. Vegetarian? Low sodium? They have you covered too. HARLEM Mamasushi 3569 Broadway 212 567 2450 www.mamasushi.com Tokyo meets Santo Domingo without the need of a plane, boat or an MTA train, for that matter, at this fusion sushi joint. Yes you can get miso soup, edamame and spicy tuna rolls. However you are not living unless you try one of the inventive house rolls that include ingredients like bacalao, yucca fries and plantains. “Salud” and “kanpai”! WAHI



TASTE Yummy Thai Mia Sushi & Steakhouse 4959 Broadway 1506 St Nicholas Ave 917 529 0812 646 669 9416 www.yummythaitogo.com www.pegate.tv/miasushi Think of it as Japanese surf and turf. Ok, so the name might be a little Traditional and not so traditional su- leading, but it does pique your shi and entrees meet American fare interest when the need for pad thai and a Thai iced tea strikes. Stop in and a wicked selection of meats or give them a call for delivery to including filet mignon, ribeye, veal make your determination. WAHI and pork. There is a li’l something for everyone here! WAHI Bakery ROKC Carrot Top Pastries 3452 Broadway 3931 Broadway www.rokcnyc.com 212 927 4800 This subterranean low-key spot on www.carrottoppastries.com Broadway is serving an authentic Whether you stop in for something moment from the East, when savory or sweet, a specialty cake Japan opened to the world, with a or for their catering, Carrot Top contemporary touch of the West. will add you to their extensive list You will want to get there as close of celebrities for whom they have to their everyday 5pm opening cooked/baked. Oh, you’re not a time, no reservations, first-comecelebrity? No matter. You will feel first-served basis petite space. like one at first visit! WAHI If not, hand-picked East Coast oysters and raw bar, regional and Kenny Bakery seasonal ramen, little bites and a 126A Dyckman St wicked cocktail program will have 212 569 8414 you impatiently waiting for your You need authentic Dominican moment. WAHI pastries and sweets in your life? This is spot for it. Yes, they have Sushi Inoue muffins. Yes, they have pastries. 381 Lenox Ave Yes, they have breads. However, dig 646 766 0555 into some pan de agua or some www.sushiinoue.com flan or a couple pastels with a café Sushi master, Chef Shinichi con leche. Si! WAHI Inoue, heads this Michelin-starred, omakase-forward sushi moment in Lee Lee’s Bakery Harlem. With the literal translation 283 W 118th St “trust me”, omakase is for the true 917 493 6633 sushi lovers, adventurous eaters www.leeleesrugelach.com and non-control freaks. Chef Inoue Mr. Lee makes rugelach that will and staff will take you through rival your favorite bubbe’s! If the multiple courses of the freshest timing is right and you are lucky fish and ingredients. Get the full enough to catch it hot out of the omakase experience at the bar oven, you will declare it a mitzvah ($275pp) and watch the master work! HARLEM 52


before the second bite. Now in ice cream form! We know…we can’t either! HARLEM

pies and confections. With a place like this at your sweet tooth’s disposal, life could be a cakewalk! Second location now open at 795 Columbus Ave! HARLEM

Levain Bakery 2167 Frederick Douglass Blvd Sweet Chef Southern Style 646 455 0952 Bakery www.levainbakery.com The NYC famous meal-of-a-cookie is 122 Hamilton Pl in Harlem. Find all of your favorite 212 862 5909 cookies plus scones, brioche, sticky Not a baker but you can eat some sweets like no one’s business?! We buns and cake. Their “10026” understand, we get it and so does zip code tees are pretty cool too! the Sweet Chef. Opened for over HARLEM 20 years, this bakery has been producing signature pies for Harlem Make My Cake 2380 Adam Clayton Powell, Jr Blvd restaurants and stores. However, you can go straight to the source 212 234 2344 for these plus cakes, cookies and www.makemycake.com more. Now THIS is the sweet life! The quintessential Harlem bakery, HARLEM Make My Cake is a staple of the community serving specialty cakes,

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TASTE Bars/Lounges Cove Lounge 325 Lenox Ave 212 665 3455 www.covelounge.com This modern space evokes the lively 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

owned 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 Honeywell Dixon Line…or in Syracuse, NY, 3604 Broadway where it began…after you taste 646 861 0489 the real pit barbecue of juicy ribs, www.thehoneywellnyc.com brisket, apple brined chicken and We cannot lie, we adore this spot… barbecued shrimp. While you are step in and you are instantly trans- there, might as well pick up one ported to the 70’s: wood veneer of their sauces for future use too! paneled walls, sunken bar, pleather HARLEM seats, the amber glow filtering your vision and all. From the owner of Harley’s Smokeshack Harlem Public and The Wallace, 355 E 116th St Honeywell delivers its retro vibe 212 828 6723 right down to classic cocktails and Are you from the South, new to homemade Chex mix. Dive into the Harlem, missing the smoky BBQ Honeywell where the moments are from home? Harley’s is here to give bottomless. HARLEM you a big food hug. Go for Thursday Happy Hour to watch the game Moca Lounge with friends and stay for the craft 2210 Frederick Douglass Blvd beer, the smoker menu and the 212 665 8081 .50¢ wings! HARLEM A pioneer of Harlem’s now famous Restaurant Row, Moca Lounge has Caribbean been serving the Harlem comSolomon & Kuff munity for over 10 years. Join the 2331 12th Ave revelry nightly for a cocktail, wings, 212 939 9433 communal sporting event watching, www.solomonandkuff.com music and more. HARLEM Named after the two sons of Venture Smith, an African slave sold 67 Orange Street for rum, Solomon & Kuff celebrates 2082 Frederick Douglass Blvd Smith’s purchase of his and his 212 662 2030 family’s freedom and his entrewww.67orangestreet.com preneurial success with over 100 Named in tribute for the address international rums, ironically. Craft of the 19th century’s Almack’s, cocktails and a Caribbean inspired one of New York City’s first black-



TASTE menu will be the best history lesson you have ever had. HARLEM Coffee/Tea Café One 1619 Amsterdam Ave 212 690 0060 Power up before class! Great muffins, breakfast sandwiches and coffee are the order of the day at this cozy spot near City College. HARLEM East Harlem Café 1651 Lexington Ave 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 Harlem Coffee Co 151 Lenox Ave 917 475 1135 www.harlemcoffeeco.com What happens when a studied Hotel School graduate and former investment banker opens a coffee shop? You get Harlem Coffee Co. Owner and philanthropist, Mark Thompson, combined his passion for business and love of coffee and community to create this Lenox Ave newbie. The history of Harlem and nod to jazz on the walls is the canvas to enjoy freshly prepared coffee and small bites. More locations to come. 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 Lenox Coffee 60 W 129th St 646 833 7839 www.lenoxcoffee.com If you need a well-prepared macchiato in the morning and a pastry “imported” from Balthazar Bakery before heading to work, stop by Lenox Coffee. WARNING: the inviting rustic exposed brick space might make you stay a while. 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, panini, frittatas, salads plus wine and craft beers. Mangia e beve tutti il giorno! WAHI Fast Bites Famous Fish Market 684 St Nicholas Ave 212 491 8323 It’s like an old-fashioned Friday night fish fry at this joint where the affordable---as low as $5 a basket--fried fish, shrimp and chips push lines out the door and down the block. HARLEM



TASTE Jimbo’s 50 E 125th St 212 423 1900 Here you’ll find the absolute best hamburgers and fries in Harlem. It’s not fancy but when you have to have it, well, you have to have it. Treat yourself! HARLEM French Chéri 231 Lenox Ave 212 662 4374 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 Chez Lucienne 308 Lenox Ave 212 289 5555 www.chezlucienne.com Can’t get to Paris these days? This French bistro uptown will take you directly to the City of Lights. Simple and affordable French classics like skirt steak, grilled salmon and paté ring with authenticity. The live world music is a boon! HARLEM Crepe Master 139 W 116th St 646 559 9224 www.crepemasternyc.com The first Japanese Harajuku style crepe shop in Harlem, Crepe Master is serving sweet and savory rolled in passion. Try their popular 56


teriyaki chicken or strawberry banana wrapped in a scratch made crepe. There are also shakes and smoothies either for detoxing from the night before, recharging for the day or just to satisfy your sweet tooth. HARLEM Le Monde 2885 Broadway 212 531 3939 www.lemondenyc.com You’ll shout “Viva la France!” as you get your French on at this cool supper bistro serving faves like burger royale, croque monsieur, pommes frites, and moules. HARLEM Maison Harlem 341 St Nicholas Ave 212 222 9224 www.maisonharlem.com Enjoy a bottle of vin and a board of fromage at the bar or un petit diner (brunch & lunch too) in the French-paned window dining room. And why not? It’s your house! Your name is on the door, Harlem! HARLEM RDV 2072 Frederick Douglass Blvd 212 222 8952 www.rdv-nyc.com When there is a restaurant in your neighborhood where the owner is also the Executive Chef and the sommelier, you must go. Chef Kfir Ben-Ari knows a thing or two about French cooking having studied in Lyon, France at the Paul Bocuse school and working for Chef Daniel Boulud. RDV is Chef Ben-Ari’s homage to eastern France and his Mediterranean roots with a touch of Middle Eastern and a whole bunch of his current home of Harlem. HARLEM


185 St Nicholas Ave 212 418 1220 www.ladiagonalnyc.com Delivery now available

TASTE Tastings Social Presents Mountain Bird 251 E 110th St 212 744 4422 www.tastingsnyc.com In this petite restaurant in East Harlem live magical nymphs and fairies bestowing upon you culinary delicacies and delights. Okay, so it is really 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 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 58


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 makes dining out worth your hard earned money. HARLEM Ristorante Settepani 196 Lenox Ave 917 492 4806 www.settepani.com New restaurants have come and gone in Harlem. All the while this neighborhood O.G. has been evolving and maturing. Today it is a full service Italian/Mediterranean restaurant, catering company and bakery. Find yourself with local friends at the bar or dining al fresco on the regular. You’ll be saying

TASTE “buon journo,” “buona sera,” and “buona notte” before you know it. HARLEM Saggio Ristorante 829 W 181st St 212 795 3080 You are not living if you don’t have your favorite little Italian joint to stroll up into. Don’t have one? Now you do. If the crostini menu doesn’t get you, the handmade pastas will. All at very reasonable prices, you and whoever you bring will stay a while. Ciao! WAHI Sottocasa 227 Lenox Ave 646 928 4870 www.sottocasanyc.com Translated, Sottocasa means “under the house” and like its first location in Brooklyn, this Harlem restaurant is just steps down from Lenox Avenue on the ground floor of a townhouse. Once inside you are transported to an authentic Italian trattoria replete with a wood burning pizza oven. The wood floors and painted brick walls provide the perfect atmosphere to dive into their antipasti e pizze menus. Italian wines and Italian micro brewed beers on tap will send you oltre la Luna, “over the moon”! HARLEM Vinateria 2211 Frederick Douglass Blvd 212 662 8462 www.vinaterianyc.com The rebirth of the Harlem wine bar sits on the corner of west 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 Italy or Spain is your culinary port of call, the S.S. Vinateria is taking passengers! All aboard! HARLEM Latin La Diagonal 185 St Nicholas Ave 212 418 1220 www.ladiagonalnyc.com Harlem’s first agaveria! If you have to ask what that is, you might not be a tequila lover. No matter, the hand-crafted cocktails and the ridiculously crave worthy traditional Mexican food will lure you in. We cannot get enough of the tacos on homemade corn tortillas, guacamole, queso fundito and la autentica margarita among others. Join us there for weekday Happy Hour, 5-7pm. HARLEM Albert’s Mofongo House 4762 Broadway 212 567 3052 Wait, there is a place that specializes in that Puerto Rican/Dominican carbohydrate goodness?! Brilliant! Put that diet on hold and head over for mashed garlicy green plantains mixed with whatever you want. Just the name alone will make you smile or at least go, “hmmm”. You know you want it! Stop playin’! WAHI Amor Cubano 2018 3rd Ave 212 996 1220 www.amorcubanorestaurant.com Succulent, traditional Cuban food is what you’ll find here at this jumping spot serving island favorites like skirt steak, marinated pork, and whole fried marinated snapper. experiencewahi.com


TASTE Live music Tuesday through Sunday and salsa weekends for the dancer in you. HARLEM 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 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

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, 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

809 Bar & Grill Malecon 112 Dyckman St 4141 Broadway 212 304 3800 212 864 5648 www.809nyc.com www.maleconrestaurants.com Don’t be alarmed by the pile of If you have not been to Malecon yet, cares and worries at the door. That’s just how it goes down at 809 you will! It is a staple in the comBar & Grill! Once inside all you can munity and has been for years. This do is celebrate and enjoy the food, is where you go for a traditional 60


PONTY BISTRO HARLEM 2375 Adam Clayton Powell, Jr. Blvd, Corner of 139th St (212) 234-6474 • www.pontybistroharlem.com

TASTE 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 Sexy Taco/Dirty Cash 161 Lenox Ave 212 280 4700 www.sexytacodirtycash.com This corner eatery features San Francisco style tacos and Mexican fare plus a wicked cocktail program. You will feel crazy, sexy, cool with nods to pin up girls and Blaxploitation icons. Being sexy and dirty never felt so good. Woof! HARLEM 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

TASTE 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

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

Harlem Pizza Co 135 W 116th St 212 222 9889 www.harlempizzaco.com When one pizza place closes Middle Eastern leaving a magnificent mosaic-tiled Silvana wood burning pizza oven, you don’t 300 W 116th St let it go to waste, you open another. 646 692 4935 Harlem Pizza Co. is serving up www.silvana-nyc.com Neapolitan style pizza, calzone, From the owners of Yatenga and Shrine comes a third Harlem eatery, panini and anything else that will sing in that oven. Gather around café and lounge. Sit upstairs at the cafe/gift store amongst unique the hearth! HARLEM imported home decor items and fashions while noshing on a freshly Pizza Palace 121 Dyckman St prepared falafel. Transition downstairs to the nightlife of Harlem and 212 567 9588 let the world music wash over you. You know what this is! You know you love it. It is the authentic New HARLEM York City slice. Praise it. Appreciate it. You won’t find it outside of these Savann 5 boroughs. However, here you 2280 Frederick Douglass Blvd will enjoy a slice so large you might 212 222 7990 have leftovers. Open since 1945, it www.savannrestaurant.com ain’t changin’. WAHI This formerly Upper West Side eatery moved to Harlem to offer Southern/Soul the neighborhood its first Turkish B2 restaurant. Think foods on a stick, kebab, fresh salads and other Med- 271 W 119th St 212 280 2248 iterranean fare. Here’s to growing www.b2harlem.com our palates! Welcome to Harlem The former Billie’s Black, recreated Savann! HARLEM as a seafood restaurant, still offers a casual, convivial neighborhood Pizzeria experience. Step in for some east Antika and west coast oysters and a craft 3924 Broadway cocktail at the speakeasy-esque 212 781 9100 bar area or dine on their new menu. www.antikapizzeria.com HARLEM Named after one of the oldest experiencewahi.com


TASTE 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 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 64


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 Formerly 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

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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 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 stone’s 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 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


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Dining/Catering Hyacinth’s Haven 2374 Adam Clayton Powel Jr, Blvd 646 755 8161 www.hyacinthshaven.com

City National Bank 382 W 125th St 212 865 4763 www.cnb.com

Limation & Crude Food Catering 917 371 5157 www.mylimation.com

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

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

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

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

Harlem News Group 212 996 6006 www.harlemcommunitynews.com

A Free Ride Transportation 718 843 7433 www.AFreeRideTransportation.com Carol’s Uptown 2500 Adam Clayton Powel Jr, Blvd 212 491 6879 www.carolsuptownhairdesigns.com

HCCI 256 W 153rd St 212 281 4887 www.hcci.org H & N Insurance 18425 Jamaica Ave 718 454 1688

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Mia’s Bathhouse for Pets 247 W 145th St 212 864 8607 www.miasbathhouse.com Regina Fleming Photography 68 Bradhurst Ave, Ste 5-0 212 234 2626 www.reginaflemingphotography.com Rite Check Cashing 2500 Adam Clayton Powel Jr, Blvd www.ritecheck.com Round the Clock Nursery 300 W 145th St 347 968 3495 Sudsy Water Dry Cleaning & Laundry 2394 Adam Clayton Powel, Jr. Blvd 347 366 8079 www.sudsywater.com WEBDUTV 212 222 9161

ZD Financial Services 489 Manhattan Ave 212 933 4369 Real Estate A Aleem Construction 1629 Park Ave # 1D 212 534 5500 www.aaleemconstruction.com C&C Affordable Management 1735 Park Ave 212 348 3248 www.ccmanagers.com Esteem Management/ Horsford Group 224 W 149th St 212 663-8497 Lemor Development Group 167 W 145th St 212 281 2714 www.lemorrealty.com

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