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Summer in NYC 2014, Activity #24: Downstairs @ Silvana’s

Downstairs @ Silvana’sNeighborhood: Central HarlemVenue: Restaurant & LoungeAtmosphere: Dancing, Hip-hopCrowd/Scene: Uptowners, NightlifersFoursquare Check-in: N/ARating: 2 Stars Not learning anything from my debacle with Red Rooster’s, I decided that my first trip to Silvana’s (this 1-year old restaurant on 116th Street) would be to their “party space” downstairs instead … Continue reading

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Summer in NYC 2014, Activity #23: Jado Sushi

Jado SushiNeighborhood: Central HarlemVenue: Sushi BarAtmosphere: Casual, ProfessionalCrowd/Scene: Yuppies, HarlemnitesFoursquare Check-in: http://4sq.com/1wgf2iuRating: 4 Stars Jado Sushi is one of the many restaurants trying to convert Central Harlem into one of Manhattan’s premiere destinations for foodies. For those of you who don’t already know, Harlem’s Restaurant … Continue reading

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Summer in NYC 2014, Activity #6: Vinateria

VinateriaNeighborhood: Central Harlem Venue: Italian RestaurantAtmosphere: Low-key, casual Crowd/Scene: Trendy Foursquare Check-in: http://4sq.com/1lG8DfhRating: 4 Stars Vinateria was excellent. This place has been around the corner from me for probably a year now, and yet I hadn’t made it through its doors until this summer. Now, it may … Continue reading

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Summer NYC 2013: Activity #5: Harlem Shake – Classic Burger

Harlem Shake Neighborhood: Central Harlem Venue: Fast Casual Restaurant Atmosphere: Casual Crowd/Scene: Family-oriented Foursquare Check-in: http://4sq.com/13XYfnt  Rating: 3 Stars Harlem Shake is not your typical burger joint–at least not a typical one from this century. The Harlem Shake on the corner of … Continue reading

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Own da Hood: Central Harlem @ Night

Since this is my first “Own da Hood” post (OdH), allow me to explain to you the purpose of this blog series. Essentially, as I begin to explore more and more of New York City after having lived here for … Continue reading

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Going Local: Harlem is “Lightening” Up

An article in the New York Times (which you can tell is about the only newspaper I read) caught my eye today. The article detailed the shifting population in Harlem, where blacks are making up a smaller percentage of the … Continue reading

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