Category Archives: harlem

Meet the Harlem Couple That Chased Their Dream to Open NYC’s Most Charming New Scoop Shop

Sugar Hill Creamery owners Petrushka and Nick Larsen on opening day. Photo: Clay Williams A weeklong series dedicated to exploring everything that’s happening in the world of ice cream right now. At some point, everyone fantasizes about dropping everything to … Continue reading

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Truck Driver Sells $20,000 Worth of Bootleg McDonald’s Ingredients in Harlem

Police say the driver for a McDonald’s distributor made a pit stop at a Harlem bodega last month and offed $20,000 worth of ingredients that were headed for the Golden Arches. Kojo Lockhart — a 48-year-old who worked for Martin … Continue reading

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Why the Cecil — One of New York’s Most Celebrated Restaurants — Will Close

Chef Johnson will shift his attention to nearby Minton’s.Photo: D Dipasupil/Getty Images for Harlem EatUp! In 1974, a fire burned down the Hotel Cecil in Harlem — home to legendary jazz club Minton’s Playhouse. Thirty-nine years later, in 2013, businessman … Continue reading

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A Guide to Harlem’s New Wave of African Restaurants

Take the A train to Africa. Photo: Bobby Doherty/New York Magazine Harlem’s African-restaurant scene has been fairly insular, mainly attracting immigrants homesick for their native dishes. And as upper Manhattan continues to gentrify, beloved neighborhood spots clustered around 116th Street’s … Continue reading

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