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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 144 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 Renaissance Fine Arts (RFA) 2075 Adam Clayton Powell, Jr Blvd 212 866 1660 Opened in fall 2009, RFA helped to establish the uptown art scene. Founders Curtis Jacobs and director Paula Coleman, showcase the work of cotemporary painters, sculptors, and photographers from the African diaspora. HARLEM Rio II Gallery 583 Riverside Drive, 7th Fl 212 568 2030 www.broadwayhousing.org/galleries This space located in the penthouse of The Rio apartments with 6

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spectacular river views, showcases the work of emerging African American and Latino artists. Also presenting performances by musicians, poets, writers and dancers. 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 and 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 keep you engaged in the rich history of Spanish culture from the Middle Ages to the present. WAHI 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


United States in various fields of art (literature, music, fine arts) whose mission is to foster and sustain interest in these creative pursuits through exhibition and philanthropy. WAHI Audubon Park Historic District 155th and156th St to 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 newbie will now be preserved as inspiration for your future estate! WAHI 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 of the stately George Washington Bridge and the magnificent Hudson River that flows under it only guild the lily. WAHI Duke Ellington Memorial 110th St & 5th Ave 212 310 6600 The first memorial to an African American in Central Park, this captivating 25 ft. tall, bronze structure features an 8 ft. tall statue of the legendary jazz king. HARLEM 409 Edgecombe Ave 155th St and St Nicholas Place

In a neighborhood so rich with history that 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 He stands on the northwest corner of Central Park at the intersection of 110th street, watching over the boulevard named after him. 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 General Grant National Memorial Riverside Drive and 122nd St 212 666 1640 Completed in 1897 and the largest tomb in N. America, this majestic 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 and Fort Washington Ave www.panynj.gov/bridges 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 experiencewahi.com

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Red Lighthouse – Jeffery’s Hook Lighthouse Fort Washington Park at 178th St 212 360 8282 www.historichousetrust.org Dwarfed only by the behemoth Hamilton Heights Historic George Washington Bridge under District which it resides, this is the little 142nd to 145th Sts between Amred lighthouse that could. Though sterdam & St Nicholas Aves its lights have dimmed today it 212 281 4442 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 and 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 Still under rehabilitation, the landthe place of her slain husband at marked High Bridge will soon flow the cannon in the Battle of Fort with pedestrians and sightseers Washington. “Who run[s] the where water once did. Until then world? Girls!” WAHI visit Highbridge Park and Water Tower for some scenic adventures! Morris-Jumel Mansion WAHI 65 Jumel Terrace www.morrisjumel.org Hudson View Gardens Built in 1765, the Morris-Jumel 116 Pinehurst Ave Mansion is the oldest house in www.hudsonviewgardens.com Manhattan highlighting over 200 Is that a Tudor style building in years of New York history, art and Manhattan?! Your eyes are not culture. Now a museum, this landdeceiving you. This cluster of buildings features beautiful private mark location served as our first President’s headquarters during gardens. Designed by George the Battle of Harlem Heights perF. Pelham, it was one of the first haps due to it being located on the cooperative apartment complexes second highest point in Manhattan. in New York City. WAHI HARLEM and features a pedestrian and bicycle path. This gem is only made better when the lights are on at night! WAHI

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Mount Morris Park Historic District 119th – 124th Sts between Lenox Ave and Mount Morris Park W 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 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

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 between Adam Clayton Powell, Jr Blvd & Frederick Douglass Blvds • 212 281 4442 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 and St Nicholas Ave A once barren traffic triangle was Roger Morris Apartment House reborn as Harriet Tubman Square when the statue was raised to 555 Edgecombe Ave celebrate her determination and www.rogermorriscoop.org 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 the multiple dangerous journeys 1993. It was the former home of she took for the freedom of others. such celebrities as Count Basie, HARLEM Paul Robeson and Kenneth Clark; athletes Joe Louis, Jesse Owens Sylvan Terrace and Althea Gibson. WAHI 160th – 162nd Sts/ Edgecombe & St Nicholas Aves Saint Frances X Cabrini Shrine As if off the set of a movie, this 701 Fort Washington Ave cluster of 20 Victorian wood frame 212 923 3536 row houses surrounding the Morwww.mothercabrini.org/ministries/ ris-Jumel Mansion built for police shrine_ny Although born in Italy, Frances Xavi- officers and subway workers makes er “Mother” Cabrini became a U.S. you feel out of place in your 21st century garb. Oh if that cobblecitizen and was the first American to become a saint. She was sent to stone street could talk…WAHI

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Trinity Cemetery and Mausoleum 155th St at 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 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 Caribbe-

an and Latin American art, pre-Columbian to the present. HARLEM 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/research/sc/sc.html 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 experiencewahi.com

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tory of the sport and then conduct gift shop carries art books, stasome “interviews” to get advice tionary, jewelry and more. Target from the elite of U.S. track and field. Free Sundays are a great way to experience the museum for the first You’ll be beating the pavement before you know it! WAHI time. HARLEM The Cloisters Museum and Gardens 212 923 3700 www.metmuseum.org/visit/vist-thecloisters 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 104 E 126th 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

Performance Aaron Davis Hall The City College of New York 160 Convent Ave 212 650 6900 www.adhatccny.org This city institution is the largest performing arts center in Manhattan north of Lincoln Center. Its two theaters and studio complex showcase multicultural performances that include everything from literary readings and dance to music and film. Currently in metamorphosis with over $12 million of capital improvements being done over the next five years, Aaron Davis Hall is here now and for many generations to come. 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

The National Track and Field Hall of Fame 168th St and Fort Washington Ave 212 923 1803 www.armorytrack.com Need a little inspiration to start that workout routine? Take a trip to the Cabrini Repertory Theater new state-of-the-art museum dedi- 701 Fort Washington Ave cated to the sport of track and field. www.cabrinireptheater.com Start with the short film on the his- Helping young playwrights, mu12

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Mama Foundation for the Arts 149 W 126th St 212 280 1045 www.mamafoundation.org Inspired by the worldwide success of the award-winning Mama, I Want to Sing, the Foundation’s mission is to promote the history of gospel, Classical Theatre of Harlem jazz and R&B for all generations. 566 W 159th St #44 Executive Director, and Harlem 347 688 6304 legend, Vy Higginsen provides trainwww.classicaltheatreofharlem.org ing and employment to performing CTH is committed to returning the “classics” to Harlem. The award-win- artists. HARLEM ning theater presents the works National Black Theatre of Shakespeare, August Wilson, Euripides, Melvin Van Peebles and 2031 5th Ave others to the community. HARLEM 212 722 3800 www.nationalblacktheatre.org Dance Theatre of Harlem (DTH) Since 1968, this remarkable institute for dramatic arts has played 466 W 152nd St host to innumerable plays, lectures, 212 690 2800 workshops and symposia on the www.dancetheatreofharlem.com African American journey. Currently DTH is one of the most renowned in its 46th season, NBT continues ballet companies in the world. to be a strong outlet for the Harlem Founded on a dream in 1969, this treasure of an institution trains and community. HARLEM presents gifted dancers of African New Heritage Theater Group descent and beyond. Internation253 W 138th St al. Classic. Superb. That IS DTH! 212 926 2550 HARLEM www.newhertitagetheater.org Started in 1964 as the New HeriFaison Firehouse tage Repertory Theatre, the New 6 Hancock Place Heritage Theater Group is the old212 665 7716 est Black nonprofit theater compawww.faisonfirehouse.org ny in New York City. What began as As one of the only privately owned a mission to preserve classic works theaters in Harlem, this 130-seat venue includes a fine arts gallery, a of Black theater has expanded to provide training, experience and private library and museum, a rehearsal facility and cabaret theater. exposure to new and established artists. Bravo! HARLEM The formerly real firehouse might be decommissioned, but the heat is turned way up inside. HARLEM sicians 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

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Northern Manhattan Arts Alliance (NoMAA) 178 Bennett Ave 212 568 4396 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) 175th St and Broadway 212 568 6700 www.unitedpalace.org Originally a large ornate vaudeville theater, it was converted into large movie house. Today UPCA focuses on transforming the lives of youth and residents by engaging them

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in performing and visual arts that originate from the neighborhood and around the world. Visit to take it in and make history! WAHI Movies/Film ImageNation 2031 Adam Clayton Powell, Jr Blvd 212 694 2887 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 music 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 212 582 6050 www.mayslesfilms.com 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 116 St 646 688 5886 16

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www.myimagestudios.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. 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 Harlem Stage 150 Convent Ave 212 281 9240 www.harlemstage.org Theater, dance, music – it is all on the Harlem Stage. Located near City College, this theater celebrates 30 years of bringing world artistry and exuberance to Harlem. HARLEM The Riverside Theatre 91 Claremont Ave 212 870 6784 www.theriversidetheatre.org 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


HEAR Music American Legion Post #398 248 W 132nd St 212 283 9701 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 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? This is the spot for hookah and 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 Apt 78 Café & Lounge 4447 Broadway 646 490 4657 www.apt78.com Get out of your apartment and into theirs for a nightly house party! You’ll feel right at home to act like no one is watching. Let that hair down and your soul out for the night. WAHI Arka Lounge 4488 Broadway 212 567 9425 www.arkalounge.com Come dressed to impress with your best dance moves. This place

doesn’t play! You’ll feel the music thumping in your chest before you even leave your house. Reggaetón to salsa to hip-hop, Arka will have you living for the dance floor! WAHI Corcho Wine Room 231 Dykman St 212 203 3371 www.corchowineroom.com 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 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 Jazzmobile 154 W 127th St 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

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Minton’s 206 W 118th St 212 243 2222 www.mintonsharlem.com The legacy of this historical landmark as a center for jazz is modernized by Dick Parsons and Alexander Smalls as an elegant supper club. The glamor and grace of Minton’s recalls the nightly, high-class, entertainment destinations that inspired Harlem’s renaissance. HARLEM 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 Lounge 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 venue where the crowd is global, the décor retro cool, the drinks 20

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hip and the food quite good and plentiful. HARLEM Sundae Sermon www.sundaesermon.com What began as an amazing family and friends gathering in the park on one Sunday a month in the summer to listen to Harlem’s resident deejay, DJ Stormin Norman has blown up to an even larger event, plus other music related events throughout the year. HARLEM TASTE African Africa Kine Restaurant 2269 Adam Clayton Powell, Jr Blvd 212 666 9400 www.africakinerestaurant.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 Les Ambassades 2200 Frederick Douglass Blvd 212 666 0078 www.patisseriedesambassades.com Paris meets Senegal in this newly renovated bakery and café serving buttery croissants, baguettes, and tasty French pastries plus a full menu of French Moroccan and Vietnamese inspired foods. HARLEM Lenox Sapphire 341 Lenox Ave 212 866 9700


www.lenoxsapphire.com Newly expanded, Lenox Sapphire offers it all – dining, cocktails, live music and an adjoining authentic French patisserie kicking out baked goods and treats. Here is where you learn to become a bon vivant. Merci beaucoup! 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

Madiba Restaurant at MIST 46 W 116 St 646 738 3043 www.madibaharlem.com New to Harlem, this Brooklyn Bier International institution has taken over the 2099 Frederick Douglass Blvd space at MIST with South African fare and flavor. From the full service 212 280 0944 restaurant and bar to the café and www.bierinternational.com If beer is your weakness, stay far co-working lounge, Madiba will away from Harlem’s first Biergarten. soon become a Harlem institution Partake in the pub-style menu and too. HARLEM pair with the vast menu of international beers. Plus Bier’s annual Massawa Oktoberfest is not to be missed! 1239 Amsterdam Ave HARLEM 212 663 0505 www.massawanyc.com If you enjoy eating with your hands, Boulevard Bistro 239 Lenox Ave spicy foods or the combination 212 678 6200 go to this family run Eritrean and Ethiopian restaurant. For 25 years www.boulevardbistrony.com they have been making traditional Under new ownership this little spot on the corner of 122nd street now dishes for hungry patrons. Roll up serves a Southern-inspired menu your sleeves and dig in! HARLEM replete with biscuits and sweet tea. You’re missing your mama’s homeZoma cooking you say?! Well Mississippi 2084 Frederick Douglass Blvd has come to Harlem at Boulevard 212 662 0620 Bistro. HARLEM www.zomanyc.com The exotic spices of Ethiopia fill BTH the air here where dishes like 712 W 125th St doro alitcha (chicken stew), yebe 212 222 BTH1 alitcha (marinated lamb) and an www.bythehudson.com assortment of veggie platters are As their name states, one of the must-tries. HARLEM experiencewahi.com

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newest restaurants in Harlem scored thee location – By The Hudson at the western most point of Harlem’s 125th street. Head over for brunch, lunch, dinner or cocktails while you watch boats pass and the sun set over the Jersey skyline. HARLEM Buddha Beer Bar 4476 Broadway 646 861 2595 www.buddhabeerbar.com 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 22

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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 newcomer is the destination for brunch, lunch, dinner, drinks and all things “social” over the music of in house DJs. HARLEM Deluxe 2896 Broadway 212 662 7900 www.deluxenyc.com With an upscale diner feel, Deluxe serves up the word “reliable.” It is the neighborhood spot for breakfast, lunch or dinner. The healthy portions are sure to leave you full, satisfied and coming back for more. HARLEM 5 and Diamond 2072 Frederick Douglass Blvd 917 860 4444 www.5anddiamondrestaurant.com Alluring and slightly unassuming from the outside, this intimate fine dining space offers world cuisine that reflects and pays homage to the diverse Harlem community. Happy Hour specials and $20 prix-fixe brunch might pull you in too! HARLEM Garden Café 4961 Broadway 212 544 9480 www.gardencafe.com Go on; judge this book by its cover!


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Il Caffe Latte Raised from the ashes of a former garden, this café provides an oasis, 189 Lenox Ave 212 222 2241 both in and out door, from the concrete jungle. Breakfast, lunch or www.ilcaffelatte.com dinner this family run business has Just what Harlem needed: a nice been serving the community since little cozy spot for breakfast, lunch, dinner, or just coffee and desert. 1967. WAHI The menu flirts with Mexican-influenced and Italian dishes. And for Harlem Food Bar those wanting Americana fare, the 2100 Frederick Douglass Blvd burgers are true winners paired 212 222 9570 with sweet potato fries. HARLEM www.hfbnyc.com This convivial hang out, birthed Indian Road Café by an East Harlem restaurateur, 600 W 218th St #3 screams fun! The bright colors of the pop art wall and furniture bring 212 942 7451 a smile to your face while enjoying www.indianroadcafe.com Named for its location, not its freshly prepared modern Amerifare, Indian Road Café sits on the cana fare. HARLEM last corner of Manhattan Island. Created by former film production Harlem Shake friends, this new American style 100 W 124th St restaurant interior was designed 212 222 8300 with reclaimed and refurbished www.harlemshakenyc.com pieces. Go for the fresh, locally No this is not a museum for the sourced and seasonal food and sit viral internet dance, this is the Harlem burger joint. The retro 50’s at a table formerly of The Sopranos’ set! WAHI space also offers hotdogs, fries, sandwiches and shakes like the Inwood Local soon to be famous signature red 4957 Broadway velvet shake. Now shake a tail 212 544 8900 feather and git! HARLEM www.inwoodlocal.com Should a long day only be met with Harlem Tavern the right glass of wine or a pint of 2153 Frederick Douglass Blvd perfectly crafted beer, this is the 212 866 4500 place to be. And while a libation www.harlemtavern.com might be your first thought, let your Once a long time car repair shop, the space on 116th St was convert- mind continue to run through the ed to an indoor/outdoor sports bar menu before your mouth settles on the right food pairing. This will and restaurant. Join your crew on become your spot! WAHI game night for a pint and some Harlem-style cheering and jeering! HARLEM 24

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Lolo’s might be the new kid on the Island Salad block, but, man, do you want to 22 E 125th St be invited over for dinner! And you 212 860 3000 are every night(except Monday). www.islandsalad.com Try one of their seafood steampots Who said you can’t find healthy or sandwiches using housemade eating uptown? This salad lover’s bread called ‘bake’. Add the lot of dream offers favorites like island housemade condiments while you jerk salad, a Caribbean Cobb, and the Asian Rasta…or make your own unconsciously sway your hips from salad and add specialty soft drinks, left to right to the sounds of reggae organic coffees and teas. HARLEM music before doing your “happy food dance”. HARLEM Kitchenette Uptown Melba’s 1272 Amsterdam Ave 300 W 114th St 212 531 7600 Grandma’s hands work this charm- 212 864 7777 www.melbasrestaurant.com ing country kitchen serving peach The niece of the legendary Sylvia pancakes, turkey meatloaf and Woods, Melba knows good cooking. fluffy mashed potatoes. Excellent She puts chic on the soul tradition breakfast is served all daylong… that is if you make it past the entic- with her short ribs and turkey meatloaf. Imbibe with live music, ing display case. HARLEM open-mic night or a deejay. It’s always a happy hour at Melba’s. La Marina And who said you need to rest on 348 Dyckman St Sunday? Instead join Melba at her 212 567 6300 125th street location in the Harlem www.lamarinanyc.com State Office building for gospel There are few restaurants in brunch! Hallelujah! HARLEM Manhattan that sit directly on the waterfront of the Hudson. This is one of the best! Perched at the end La Bodega 47 Social Club 161 Lenox Ave • 212 280 4700 of Dyckman Street this 75,000 www.labodega47.com square foot location can be as Some thought owner Brian Washsocial (the beach) or as intimate (private dining) as you want it to be. ington-Palmer was crazy for reimaging his well-loved Native Restaurant Dine on the mostly seafood menu into Harlem’s first rum bar, but or just enjoy a margarita while La Bodega 47 is crazy, sexy, cool you watch the sun set behind the with its inspired, fun and convivial George Washington Bridge. WAHI space. With a façade nod and a décor wink to your corner bodega, Lolo’s Seafood Shack you will be running to the corner of 303 W 116th St 118th street for much more than a 646 649 3356 bag of chips and a soda. HARLEM www.lolosseafoodshack.com experiencewahi.com

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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, an intimate dinner or a private affair, turn over this new leaf and see what it has in store for you. WAHI

Park View Café 219 Dyckman St 212 544 9024 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 and 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 Idling in front of an open fridge deciding on what to eat? Save on your online here, order said dish, wait, eat and smile. Know that your food electric bill and head Next Door comes from an eco friendly place. for an eclectic mix of dishes. The Mexican to Italian to Japanese and, Yes, it does exist in your neighborhood. WAHI of course, some Americana grub will have you now idling in front of Piper’s Kilt the menu with indecision. WAHI 4946 Broadway 212 569 7071 181 Cabrini www.piperskiltofinwood.com 854 W 181st St Serving the community for going 212 923 2233 on 24 years, Piper’s Kilt is doing www.181cabrini.com something right. That something This unassuming eatery using its includes pints of Guinness, Irish location as its name is a hodgepodge of treats for the eyes, mouth nachos (potatoes, cheese and and spirits. Go for the eclectic world bacon) and something from their foods, stay for the art and soft rock burger menu. Fall in! WAHI music. Should a pick-me-up be in Red Rooster/Ginny’s order, their full bar will not disapSupper Club point. Order the Cabrini martini 310 Lenox Ave three times fast! You will become 212 792 9001 the master of alliteration. WAHI www.redroosterharlem.com You’ve heard of this “downtown come uptown” spot from the

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Food brings the world together to eat in Harlem with restaurants, eateries, bistros and cafes for all. Sushi, ramen, pasta, pizza, falafel, fried chicken, burgers, wurst, BBQ, pastry, nem, steak, seafood, tikka masala, arroz con pollo and more. It’s all here for you.

Ristorante Settepani 196 Lenox Ave 917 492 4806 www.settepani.com

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famous Harlem resident, Executive Chef and restaurateur. Now come and check it out for yourself and stop downstairs at Ginny’s for live entertainment and booty shakin’ when the mood strikes you. HARLEM Shell’s Bistro 2150 5th Ave 212 234 5600 Tucking you away on the ground floor of a Harlem townhouse, this eatery envelops you with bistro-style comfort food. Whether a light soup and salad lunch or an Asian short rib dinner, this nook will take you away. HARLEM

The Park 112 2080 Frederick Douglass Blvd 646 524 6610 www.thepark112.com The Park 112 offers an eclectic menu of small plates and a wine selection from innovative self-serve machines. The decor of the modern and warm toned 2000 sq. ft. space includes an illuminated communal table delivering a relaxed social approach to dining. HARLEM Asian Jado Sushi 2118 Frederick Douglass Blvd 212 866 2118 www.jadosushi.com If you are anywhere on the spectrum of a sushi eater – from I’ll try it to I live for it – you know not to trust just any old spot. It must be quality, it must be fresh, it must be delicious. Well, check, check and check! Sushi is in Harlem people! HARLEM

The Cecil 210 W 118th St 212 866 1262 www.thececilharlem.com The world’s only Afro-Asian-American brasserie, the Cecil offers full-flavored food with personality. Its exciting menu, created by Executive Chef Alexander Smalls, harmonizes the traditional with the Jin Ramen imaginative to celebrate the food of 3183 Broadway 646 559 2862 the African Diaspora. HARLEM www.jinramen.com When that hankering for ramen hits The Grange you (and you know it will) you won’t 1635 Amsterdam Ave have to go all the way downtown to 212 491 1635 satisfy it. Just head over to 125th www.thegrangebarnyc.com street to this Hakata style spot for Farm to table has come to Harlem pungent pork broth noodles. Vegeat this restaurant and bar in Hamtarian? Low sodium? They have you ilton Heights. Seasonal, local and sustainable ingredients flood their covered too. HARLEM kitchen to create a memorable fleeting food moment that will have Mamasushi 237 Dyckman St you returning for more. HARLEM 212 544 0003 28

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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

cake or use their catering, Carrot Top will add you to their extensive list of celebrities for whom they have cooked/baked. Oh, you’re not a celebrity? No matter. You will feel like one at first visit! WAHI

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

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Harlem, missing the smoky BBQ www.makemycake.com from home? Harley’s is here to give The quintessential Harlem bakery, you a big food hug. Go for Thursday Make My Cake is a staple of the community serving specialty cakes, Happy Hour to watch the game pies and confections. With a place with friends and stay for the craft beer, the smoker menu and the like this at your sweet tooth’s disposal, life could be a cakewalk! .50¢ wings! HARLEM HARLEM Coffee Café One Tonnie’s Minis 1619 Amsterdam Ave 4734 Broadway 212 690 0060 212 831 5292 Power up before class! Great www.tonniesminis.com muffins, breakfast sandwiches Tonnie Rozier III brings his West and coffee are the order of the day Village confections uptown for at this cozy spot near City College. some of the best cupcakes in the HARLEM city. Newly situated in Washington Heights favorites like the Cake Shot, East Harlem Café the California, and the Hollywood will have his new neighbors making 153 E 104th St 646 387 7207 sure he stays put and south Harwww.eastharlem-cafe.com lemites hopping on the A train for East Harlem means Latino culture their fix. WAHI and this little café embraces all that is Spanish Harlem. From the BBQ Latin music and décor to the food Dinosaur Bar-B-Que and drink, you’ll taste and feel 646 W 131st St the sazon of the neighborhood. 212 694 1777 HARLEM www.dinosaurbarbque.com You’ll think you’re below the Mason Jou Jou Cafe Dixon Line…or in Syracuse, NY, 603 W 168th St where it began…after you taste www.joujoucafe.com the real pit barbecue of juicy ribs, Perfect neighborhood café and deli brisket, apple brined chicken and offering everything you would want barbecued shrimp. While you are from breakfast to lunch – pastries, there, might as well pick up one coffee, wraps, sandwiches, salads of their sauces for future use too! and more. Stop in for something HARLEM quick or order catering for the big game. You can even take credit Harley’s Smokeshack for their popular turkey avocado 355 E 116th St sandwich in a pinch. WAHI 212 828 6723 www.harleyssmokeshack.org Are you from the South, new to 30

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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 Serengeti Teas & Spices 2292 Frederick Douglass Blvd 212 866 7100 www.serengetiteasandspices.com At the forefront of African tea gastronomy, Serengeti has been piquing the interest of Harlem locals with their unique botanical blends, sea salts and more. Stop in and let the welcoming staff create your personal cup of tea while you take it the rustic natural space. A Zen moment isn’t far away… 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 Famous Fish Market 684 St Nicholas Ave 212 491 8323 32

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It’s like an old-fashioned Friday night fish fry at this joint where the cheap---as low as $5 a basket--fried fish, shrimp and chips push lines out the door and down the block. HARLEM 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 Café 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 Cedric 185 St Nicholas Ave 212 866 7766 www.cedricbistro.com Perched on the corner of 119th St and Harlem’s historic St. Nicholas Ave, the vibrant red-awning on the outside of this French bistro signals the beginning of a joie de vivre experience to be had inside. HARLEM Chez Lucienne 308 Lenox Ave 212 289 5555 www.chezlucienne.com Can’t get to Paris these days? Chef Thomas Obaton’s new French bistro


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uptown will take you directly to the Italian Bad Horse Pizza City of Lights. Simple and affordable French classics like skirt steak, 2222 Frederick Douglass Blvd 212 749 1258 grilled salmon and paté ring with authenticity. The live world music is www.badhorsepizza.com When you’ve had a “bad” day a boon! HARLEM and all you need to make it better is a good thin crust pizza and a Yatenga French Bistro & Bar 2269 Adam Clayton Powell, Jr Blvd beer, it’s Bad Horse to the rescue. HARLEM 212 690 0699 The owners of Shrine have brought Covo Trattoria Pizzeria us right next door to their French bistro that injects a welcome dose 701 W 135th St 212 234 9573 of France uptown, making bistro www.covony.com classics all the more accessible to Authentic, Old World Italian is this Harlemites. HARLEM place serving magical homemade pastas and breads - rivaling even Indian the best of Little Italy, and some Ajanta of the most tantalizing pizza in 1237 Amsterdam Ave town. Late-night it’s all about Covo 212 316 6776 Lounge with its lightening good www.ajantaindi.com cocktails and tasty bar menu. Affordable, great quality and delicious Indian food lives between HARLEM 121st and 122nd streets. StanPiatto D’Oro dards like chicken tikka masala, 349 E 109th St biriyani and samosas are only the 212 828 2929 beginning of the tastes available. Get to know them. HARLEM Gran Piatto D’Oro 1429 5th Ave Kismat Indian Restaurant 212 722 2244 603 Fort Washington Ave www.granpiattorestaurant.com 212 795 8633 An Italian lover’s heaven in East www.delivery.com/nyc/kismat Party with paratha! Tango with tan- Harlem with Old World charm. doori! Mix it up with masala! Salute Homemade pastas, pizza and other dishes are freshly prepared and the samosa! You get the picture; seductively named. Try the Sophia the frame is your neighborhood. Loren (aka stuffed chicken breast). Eat in, take out, order in, Kismat has been serving upper Manhattan Meow! HARLEM since 1984. Come taste a bit of Harlem Pizza Co. history. WAHI 135 W 116th ST 212 222 9889 38

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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. Welcome new owners, Harlem Pizza Co., to the neighborhood for unique pizza, calzone, panini and anything else that will sing in that oven. 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

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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Ponty Bistro 2375 Adam Clayton Powell, Jr Blvd 212 234 6474 www.pontybistroharlem.com Here is a restaurant that cut its teeth downtown in Gramercy Park for years before finding a second home 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 Ristorante Settepani 196 Lenox Ave 917 492 4806 www.settepani.com The cornerstone of Harlem’s dining rebirth, this gem is a full-service Italian restaurant and a staple for the uptown crowd. You’ll be saying “buon journo,” “buona sera,” and “buona notte” before you know it. HARLEM Saggio Ristorante 829 W 181st St 212 795 3080 www.saggiorestaurant.com 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 Vinateria 2211 Frederick Douglass Blvd 212 662 8462 www.vinaterianyc.com 40

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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 Italy or Spain is your culinary port of call, the S.S. Vinateria is taking passengers! HARLEM Latin Albert’s Mofongo House 4762 Broadway 212 567 3052 www.albertsmofongohouse.com 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. 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 Cana Y Café 565 W 207th St 212 567 8322 www.canaycafe.com Traditional Dominican fare is elevated at this bistro style restaurant. The executive chef shops daily for the best global ingredients to prepare world food with a Latin flare. It’s always a special night out at Cana Y Café. WAHI

Cavala Café 5025-5035 Broadway 212 567 6640 www.cavalacafe.com When the mood for the exotic hits, let it wash over you at this Middle Eastern location. Come in to lounge at the hookah bar. Should smoking not be your thing, there is a full menu of diverse world foods for everyone from vegetarian to meat lovers. WAHI 809 Bar & Grill 112 Dyckman St 212 304 3800 www.809resturant.com Don’t be alarmed by the pile of cares and worries at the door. That’s just how it does 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. Caliente! WAHI

El Aguila 137 E 116th St 212 410 2450 www.elaguilanewyorkrestaurant.com It’s 3am and you have a hankering Cascabel Taqueria for some authentic tacos. Where ya 2799 Broadway gonna go? Make like a Steve Miller 212 665 1500 song and Fly Like an Eagle straight www.nyctacos.com This is the west outpost of the east- to Lexington Ave for al pastor, barbacoa or pollo and don’t forget an side original. Tacos are certainly agua fresca. …doo, doo, doo-doo! the start, but supported by a cast of other caliente comidas. Weekday HARLEM Happy Hour from 3-7pm gives El Malecon you $6 margaritas and a menu 4141 Broadway featuring $3 tacos amongst other 212 864 5648 reduced-priced items. HARLEM www.maleconrestaurants.com experiencewahi.com

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If you have not been to El Malecon yet, you will! It is a staple in the community and has been for years. This is where you go for traditional Dominican meal most significantly rotisserie chicken with yellow rice and black beans and can’t forget the maduros (sweet plantains). Feel the food coma come over you swiftly. WAHI

real La Casa del Mofongo and take your pick, or one of the other menu items. The dream is real! WAHI Mamajuana Café 247 Dyckman St 212 304 0140 www.mamajuanacafenyc.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

El Paso Taqueria 1643 Lexington 212 831 9831 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 Marcha Cocina Bar Alambre de Camarones! Don’t for4055 Broadway get a pitcher of sangria! HARLEM 212 928 8272 www.marchanyc.com Floridita Ironically, it is the places with very 2276 12th Ave few seats that you want and need 212 662 0090 to be in. Marcha Cocina is no www.harlemfloridita.com Excellent and affordable Caribbean, exception. Serving true Spanish Latin American and Cuban food are tapas like croquetas, gambas al offered at this terrific Harlem diner ajillo, albondingas and authentic jamon Serrano in their charcuterie where you’ll always feel at home. P.S. They have a mojito bar. Yes, we plate is the only reason you need to run, not walk, to this culinary know… HARLEM destination. WAHI La Casa del Mofongo Papasito Mexican Grill 1447 St Nicholas Ave & Agave Bar 212 740 1200 223 Dyckman St www.lacasamofongo.com 212 544 0001 Picture it: a house made of monwww.papasitony.com fongo…walls made of garlic and Go south of the border on Dyckman. mashed green plantain and each This is not just any Mexican restauroom a different savory addition rant. Papasito turns up tacos with like a chicharon bathroom, a bashort ribs, turns out quesadillas calao bedroom and a pernil living room. No? Well, venture over to the with lump crabmeat and lobster 42

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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 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 Middle Eastern Silvana 300 W 116th St 646 692 4935 The owners of Yatenga and Shrine have opened this new eatery, café and lounge off Frederick Douglass Blvd. Inexpensive and well-prepared Isreali foods like falafel and shawarma are easy choices. The downstairs lounge makes you feel like you’re in a Paris speakeasy. WAHI Savann 2280 Frederick Douglass Blvd 212 222 7990 This formerly Upper West Side eatery moved to Harlem to offer the neighborhood its first Turkish restaurant. Think foods on a stick, 44

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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 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 Billie’s Black 271 W 119th St 212 280 2248 www.billiesblack.com This bar/restaurant serves its take on traditional soul food like fried catfish, BBQ ribs and more. The live music adds makes you want to linger over your cocktails long into the night. HARLEM


Charles’ Pan Fried Chicken 2839 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. It’s all good, literally! HARLEM Londel’s Supper Club 2620 Frederick Douglass Blvd 212 234 6114 www.londelsrestaurant.com 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 backs and pan-seared salmon are just some of the highlights. HARLEM

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. Sylvia’s Also next door offers comedy, karaoke or just cocktails and fun. HARLEM

Steakhouse District 12 4892 Broadway 212 304 1700 www.district12nyc.com Here’s the list: steakhouse, gastropub, beer garden, whisky bar. Should you wish to hit at least two Margie’s Red Rose Diner of these, you need only to venture 275 W 144th St to one place. Live music, 33 tele212 491 7685 visions and a lot of space will keep There is still soul food to be rediscovered in Harlem at this diner you occupied and satisfied. You say it can’t be true? You’ll see… WAHI right off of 8th Ave. Opened since 1979, Margie’s is now run by the Prime One 16 matriarch’s daughter Ayoka who still serves every dish with a smile... 2257 1st Ave 646 590 2187 and at good prices! Stop in and www.prime116.com find your favorite. Return for your This steakhouse offers the classics second favorite. HARLEM but with Latin sazon! Start with tequila ceviche and Peruvian causa Miss Maude’s Spoonbread and then dive into a t-bone, filet 547 Lenox Ave mignon or prime rib. Try a new side 212 690 3100 like salsa verde mashed potatoes www.spoonbreadinc.com too! HARLEM Owner Norma Jean Darden offers experiencewahi.com

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Taverns/Pubs 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 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 Heights Tavern 3910 Broadway 212 740 5700 www.heightstavernnyc.com You want convivial raucous fun? A place where everyone knows your name? This is the place. Okay, there is a good chance they won’t know your name, but it won’t matter after you sidle up to the bar for a craft beer or cocktail. Become glued to one of the dozen HDTV screens for the myriad sports broadcasts while inhaling Cajun fare. You’ll be a regular before you know it. WAHI

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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 Vegetarian Uptown Juice Bar 14 E 125th St 212 987 2660 www.uptownjuicebar.com 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

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 SHOP Clothing 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

Entertainment/Bar/ Lounge Cove Lounge 325 Lenox Ave 212 665 3455 www.coveloungenyc.com This modern space evokes the lively B.O.R.N. sexiness of Harlem. Sidle up to the 52 E 125th St 212 722 3706 bar and strike up a conversation, www.jbborn.com enjoy music from various DJs and Do you love to shop, but only wish nibble on a menu that can only there was a place to find everything be found right here in Harlem. from the vintage and unique to HARLEM the latest fashion? Enter this shop where you can Borrow (rent), find Moca Lounge something Old or Refurbished and 2210 Frederick Douglass Blvd something New too. Don’t know 212 665 8081 how to put it all together? No A pioneer of Harlem’s now famous Restaurant Row, Moca Lounge has worries, their spirited and knowledgeable stylists will come to your been serving the Harlem comrescue. Just shop once and you will munity for over 10 years. Join the revelry nightly for a cocktail, wings, be born again. HARLEM communal sporting event watching, Flamekeepers Hat Club music and more. HARLEM 273 W 121st St 212 531 FKHC(3542) 67 Orange Street www.flamekeepershatclub.com 2082 Frederick Douglass Blvd This bespoke store boasts hats 212 662 2030 from all over the world with a www.67orangestreet.com mission to bridge generations Named in tribute for the address through millinery. With fedoras, of the 19th century’s Almack’s, pageboys, top hats, bowlers and so one of New York City’s first black48

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much more Flamekeepers has you covered…yes, had to say it. It was right there. HARLEM

181st street to find all the brands you want. Head to toe, you’ll be dressed to flow. WAHI

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

The Brownstone 24 E 125th St 212 996 7980 This Afrocentric-influenced lifestyle store showcases a potpourri of apparel, hats, jewelry, artwork, and cosmetics, mostly by local designers. 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

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

Bicycles Bicycle Shop and Repairs Manny’s Bicycle Shop 8 Bennett Ave Harlem’s Heaven Boutique 2538 Adam Clayton Powell, Jr Blvd 212 927 8501 You are ready to get on that bike 212 491 7706 but that chain needs oil and the www.harlemsheaven.com steering needs alignment? UGH! For some, an outfit is just not complete without the right hat. Find your Relax, breathe and head over to hat or have one custom designed for this loved neighborhood bike shop. The GWB better look out! WAHI you at Harlem’s Heaven. HARLEM

Probus – Men’s Wear 714 W 181 St 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 that

Children Grandma’s Place 84 W 120th St 212 360 6776 www.grandmasplaceinharlem.com It is a toy and children’s book experiencewahi.com

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lovers’ dream come true in this enchanting, old-fashioned store. Dolls, 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. HARLEM Harlem Pediatric Associates 2235 Frederick Douglass Blvd 212 678 KIDS (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 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 50

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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 Harlem Flo 2276 Frederick Douglass Blvd 212 316 3031 www.harlemflo.com Having consolidated their two locations into one, Harlem Flo houses their minimalist style floral design and a large array of curated jewelry, art and décor mostly from Harlem artisans. Get in the “Flo”! 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 - Harlem 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,


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you), do svidaniya (goodbye). Get to practicing! WAHI

Franks Market 807 W 187th St 212 795 2929 www.franksmarket.net 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

Health/Beauty 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 newly opened 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

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

Harlem Skin Clinic 2119 Frederick Douglass Blvd 917 309 6607 ww.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

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

Honey Salon 174 St Nicholas Ave 212 663 0100 www.honeysalonnyc.com Quietly situated on the corner of 119th street, Honey Salon offers an 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

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Harlem Beauty Inside & Out Everyone needs a break to rejuvenate, center, exhale or just primp. Look no further than your village of Harlem to address everything from the top of your head, both inside and out, to the tips of your manicured fingers and toes using Eastern medicine and practices and good old Western pampering. It’s all yours to experience.

Harlem Chi Community Acupuncture 360 W 125th St, 2nd Fl 212 280 7900 www.harlemchi.com Harlem Skin Clinic 2119 Frederick Douglass Blvd 917 309 6607 www.harlemskinclinic.com

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Health/Fitness Bikram Yoga East Harlem 4 E 116th St 212 369 1830 www.bikramyogaeastharlem.com Yoga guru Bikram Choudhury’s techniques come to East Harlem! Practice the healthy and energy-lifting wonders of hot-room yoga at a comfortable, spacious and green-conscious studio. Mat storage, lockers, showers and babysitting are available upon request. HARLEM Bikram Yoga Harlem 518 W 145th St 212 926 0753 www.bikramyogaharlem.com A hot room on Sugarhill! Find peace, centeredness, serenity and good health through an authentic Bikram experience at a friendly and inviting yoga studio for Harlemites 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 56

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Harlem YMCA 180 W 135th St 212 912 2100 www.ymcanyc.org/harlem With over 150 years of service to New York City, the Harlem branch focuses on youth development, social responsibility and healthy living. Conveniently located in central Harlem, membership is affordable and programs are plenty. HARLEM Land Yoga 2116 Frederick Douglass Blvd 212 866 5263 www.landyoga.com The Harlem yoga studio newbie, Land showcases an Ashtanga practice with classes for kids and pre/post natal women plus general wellness services. 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 and Mindful Harlem can help get you there with weekly classes in the practice of meditation and mindfulness. Become present at Mindful Harlem. HARLEM Physical Culture 332 Lenox Avenue 646 584 5590 www.myphysicalculture.com Are your daily (…weekly?...okay, monthly?!) visits to the gym just not cutting it? You need a little kick in the gluteus maximus from Master


Trainer Scott Black. He’ll give you that individualized personal training program filled with challenging and constantly varied workouts to achieve long term results. HARLEM Urban Yoga Foundation 259 W 137th St 917 710 5437 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 Home Furnishings & Accessories H & M Art Gallery 17 E 125th St 212 831 9176 Specializing in African American art and home furnishings, the gallery carries over 10,000 pieces of Black art and other collectibles and offers custom framing. HARLEM Yara Imports 2 W 125th St 212 289 3842 Offering beautifully printed fabrics from the African continent and custom tailored designs, this is the right place for the authentic Afrocentric. HARLEM 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?! 58

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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 Services Alpha Brothers Home Cleaning 887 St Nicholas Ave 212 926 9601 Offering a wide range of cleaning services at affordable prices Alpha Brothers is the standard by which other house cleaning and maid services in New York are measured. HARLEM Cohen’s Fashion Optical 86 W 125th St 212 996 2676 A New York retail landmark for over 80 years specializing in designer eyeglasses, sunglasses and contacts. Cohen’s features a large selection of designer eyewear including Prada, Gucci, Calvin Klein and more. HARLEM Dr. Merrick’s Dental Studio 260 W 139th St 212 281 1283 www.drmerrick-dentalstudio.com Whether a regular dental check-up, cosmetic dentistry, or implants, New York native Dr. Leon Merrick is committed to giving you the smile you’ve always wanted. HARLEM


Harlem Center for Aesthetic Dentistry 470 Lenox Ave, Suite 1D Lenox Terrace Apartments 212 283 4800 www.harlemdentistry.com There’s nothing like a beautiful smile and the professionals at this uptown dental center want you to look your best. Providing cosmetic dentistry, implant dentistry, Invisalign orthodontics, tooth whitening and much more. HARLEM Mia’s Bathhouse for Dogs 247 W 145th St 212 694 8607 New York City’s premiere do-it-

yourself dog wash comes to Harlem. Head over to Mia’s Bathhouse to pamper your pooch with your special touch and let them worry about the clean up. No more ring around YOUR tub! HARLEM SCHOP! Personalized Food Service 917 689 7106 www.SCHOPnyc.com Imagine coming home after a long hard day to the smell of and a refrigerator filled with home cooked food and a clean kitchen to boot. It can be a reality with this personalized food service from owner and Food Curator, Kysha Harris. She

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has been menu planning, shopping, prepping and cooking for NYC busy urban professionals for over 13 years. Based in Harlem, your personal Kitchen Curator is just a call away! HARLEM Sudsy Water 247 W 145th St 212 694 8606 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 Spa / Salon / Barber 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 Denny Moe’s 2496 Frederick Douglass Blvd 646 423 5981 www.dennymoesuperstarbarbershop.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 60

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experience that always puts you at the top of your game. HARLEM IMENA Salon 1916 Park Avenue www.imenainc.com 646 209 6382 The IMENA Salon is a membership salon in Harlem that offers clients multiple services and appointments per month for an affordable price. A great way to take care of your hair while having versatility with styling choices. 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 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 YSB Salon 2520 Frederick Douglass Boulevard 646 767 0034 www.ysbsalon.com Short, medium or long, natural or relaxed, curly or straight, yours or theirs (they offer hair extensions),


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YSB has the services you need when and how you need them. Take note, this is how divas are born! HARLEM Wine & Spirits Cabrini Wines 831 W 181st St 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 Madison Ave Wines 1793 Madison Ave 212 987 0099 A true New York City neighborhood is not complete without a local wine and spirits store and this one has been providing great service for years. Visit to find your favorite Pinot or distilled beverage, then take it with you or have it delivered. HARLEM

The Winery 247 W 116th St 212 222 4866 www.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 Franks 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

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 experiencewahi.com

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ALPHA BROTHERS CLEANING 347-581-7197 What we do, we do exceptionally well.


Vision plans accepted Lowest price guarantee Eye exams by doctors of optometry

$99

$99

Eyeglasses or RX Sunglasses

Contact Lens Package

Includes Eye Exam, Frame & Lenses Select frames with plastic, single vision lenses +/- sph., 2 cyl. Not valid with any other offers, vision plans or packages. Must present prior to purchase. BOH. Expires 12/31/15

$100

Includes Eye Exam, 2 Boxes of Disposable Lenses Clear spherical lenses. Not valid with any other offers, vision plans or packages. Must present prior to purchase. BOH. Expires 12/31/15

off 1st Pair of Eyeglasses + Free 2nd Pair

Select frames with plastic, single vision lenses +/- sph., 2 cyl. Not valid with any other offers, vision plans or packages. Must present prior to purchase. BOH. Expires 12/31/15

86 W 125th St. 路 212.996.2676


Upper Manhattan Committee Presents

Uptown Open

House EXPO Showcasing Co-ops, Condos & Townhouses

in Harlem, Washington Heights & Inwood

Saturday, MAY 2nd & Sunday, MAY 3rd SCHEDULE

Meet & Greet 10:00AM – 11:30AM

Harlem Tavern 2153 Frederick Douglass Blvd at 116th St

Open Houses 12:00PM – 4:00PM

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Participating Firms: Douglas Elliman Real Estate 
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The Corcoran Group Warburg Realty


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