What’s happening to Harlem, South Bronx, Bed-Stuy? Complexion has gotten very, VERY light. Lots of renovations going on but can the natives afford it? Landmarks are being torn down or closed (remember Lenox Lounge and M&G’s Diner?) Stores that avoided Harlem like the plague are now popping up there but the stores that made Harlem what it is (was) are being pushed out. Sad.
One of Harlem‘s best kept secrets is The Harlem Grand B&B.
Located just a few blocks from 2 major subway lines, Harlem Grand is in the heart of Harlem at 343 West 122 St. Harlem Grand has been welcoming guests from all around the world since 2007. It features the Dandridge Room with Queen size bed, vanity, floor to ceiling windows, closets and dressers. The Portier Room boasts an extra large bedroom with en suite bathroom and sleeps 4 comfortably.
All of the reviews I read were favorable. Guests liked the convenience of being near transportation and restaurants (Harlem Grand does not serve breakfast) and all mentioned the quiet area and how safe they felt being there. Guests also remarked how the innkeeper, Kellyn A. Tillers, made them feel comfortable during their stay.
Call 646-807-9789 for reservations and information. Room rates are between $98 and $230.
Harlem Grand B&B, 323 W 122 St, NYC 10027.
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(Note: Picture is not Harlem Grand.)
Harlem shopping and eating tour. If you haven’t finished (or haven’t started) your shopping yet, this is for you. Starting today, at 12 noon, (please verify today’s schedule) visit 17 shops and 21 restaurants in Harlem. Bus departs from The Studio Museum, 144 W 125th St in Harlem. Saturday, Dec 18th and Sunday, Dec 19th from 12 noon to 5pm. Great discounts. Some of the stops: Food for Life Supreme, Amy Ruth, Dinosaur BBQ, B , The Brownstone Boutique, Grandma’s Place Toy Boutique, and many more. $20 for 1 day pass, $30 for weekend pass per person.
Please book in advance at http://www.zerve.com/TasteHarlem/Holiday or call 212-209-3370 for more details.
This event is hosted by Jacqueline Orange from ArtCrawl Harlem and Taste of Harlem.