Teri Johnson is bringing a piece of Harlem into homes across the globe
The Grio / November 30th
Terri Johnson has an ongoing love affair with her native Harlem, New York.
So, after traveling across the globe, Johnson decided to pay homage to the one place that’s always had her heart.
Johnson created Harlem Candle Company, a luxury candle company inspired and transformed by the many scents she has experienced in her travels while also paying homage to her hometown. The line honors the old and new Harlem Renaissances and aims to take people on a ‘journey’ of the more than 55 countries Johnson has visited.
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New Two Bedroom Model Home Images Released At Aurum
City Biz List / November 9th
Aurum, a brand-new full-service condominium in the heart of historic Central Harlem, has released photos of its new, two-bedroom model home. The Krantz + Krantz Team from Halstead Property Development Marketing is handling the sales.
The two-bedroom, two-bath condos start at $956,000. Features of these beautiful homes include white oak, 5” wide plank wood flooring, stainless steel Energy Star appliances, in-unit washers and exterior vented dryers, as well as high-efficiency double paned windows with trickle vents; select residences also include private outdoor space.
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SIGNS UP AT WEWORK 125TH STREET
Harlem Bespoke / September 27th
The commercial building on 125th Street that will house Bed Bath and Beyond finally put up signage to announce the other notable tenant. WeWork has finally made it official and posted a big banner at the top level of the new construction located just west of Fifth Avenue which should be a be a big attraction for small businesses in the neighborhood.
An Appetite for Harlem Apartments
NY Times / August 19th
Renee Jennings, a Bronx native, fondly remembers trekking into Harlemfor weekly Sunday dinners and celebrating the holidays at her great-grandparents’ house on West 131st Street in the 1970s.
Christmas photos were taken at Blumstein’s department store on 125th Street, one of the few stores at the time that had a black Santa Claus. She also loved watching the African American Day Parade that went up Seventh Avenue, or what is now called Adam Clayton Powell Jr. Boulevard, with her family.
Former Chelsea Art Gallery Opens New Harlem Location
Patch / August 9th
Another art gallery is picking up its Chelsea roots in order to move to Harlem. The Elizabeth Dee gallery will open its new location on Fifth Avenue between 125th and 126th streets in September.
City Announces Two New Soccer Fields for Harlem Lane Park, P.S. 83
Harlem Patch / July 12th
Mayor Bill de Blasio announced Tuesday that Harlem will be receiving two brand-new soccer fields — one at Harlem Lane Park and the other at Public School 83 Luis Munoz Rivera. The fields will be coming to Harlem as part of the New York City Soccer Initiative, a public-private partnership between the Mayor’s Fund to Advance NYC, the U.S. Soccer Foundation, the New York City Football Club and Adidas, according to a press release sent to Patch.
PLYWOOD DOWN AT WHOLE FOODS SITE
Harlem Bespoke / June 22nd
The sidewalk shed finally was removed from the new Whole Foods building at the corner of 125th Street on Lenox over a month ago and now all of the plywood has gone down.
Harlem's Restaurant Renaissance Blends Community and Conscientious Capitalism
The Village Voice / May 19th
In the last decade, Harlem has experienced a business renaissance, bringing a mixture of restaurants whose enticing dishes beckon downtowners toward uptown. This phenomenon has happened throughout New York for years: Gentrification seeps in, neighborhoods get displaced by expanding business, locals get priced out, and history gets erased. Still, walking through Harlem feels very different from walking through Williamsburg; in Harlem, the old coexists and thrives among the new.
SIDEWALK SHEDS DOWN AT WHOLE FOODS
Harlem Besooke / May 10th
Bespoke reader sent in a photo from yesterday showing the construction crew taking down the sidewalk sheds at the new Whole Foods building at the corner of 125th Street on Lenox Avenue.
Eco-Friendly Harlem Condo Launches Sales From $505K
Curbed / April 26th
It's the first new condo building north of 125th Street in five years, according to the developers, and sales are now underway on The Aurum's 115 condos. The building's studio, one, two, and three-bedroom apartments range in price from $504,500 to upwards of $1.1 million.
Harlem becoming the new gallery district
TimeoutNY / February 9th
Call it the art-world circle of life: Gallery neighborhoods become too crowded and expensive for galleries to remain, forcing them to move to less expensive, more off-the-beaten-path parts of town—which then become too crowded and expensive for galleries to remain. And so it goes.
Facade of Awaited Harlem Whole Foods Nears Completion
Curbed / December 23rd
It looks like Harlem's 39,000 square foot Whole Foods is well on its way to completion. Workers are finally installing the facade sliding, and metal panels have gone up along the exterior of the building.
Schomburg Center in Harlem gets $22 million facelift
NY Daily News / December 18th
A $22 million facelift for Harlem’s Schomburg Center got started Friday with a ceremonial groundbreaking.
Part of the New York Public Library system, the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture is one of the world's leading research and cultural institutions devoted to the black experience.
The buildings along Lenox Ave. at 135th St. contain millions of archives holding documents, recordings, films and memorabilia.
A Japanese Chef in Harlem
New York Times / December 10th
Before Chef Shinichi Inoue starts cutting the fish that is flown in to his Harlem restaurant from Japan, he performs a personal ritual: He blesses it, expressing thanks and honoring what he will later serve to his customers. He has done this twice a week since July, when Sushi Inoue opened.
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