Alicia Keys, Chris Rock To Host The 2015 Black Ball

alicia-keysHarlem’s Alicia Keys will share hosting duties with Chris Rock when Keep a Child Alive’s annual Black Ball returns to New York City’s Hammerstein Ballroom on Nov. 5. Grammy Award winner Keys will also perform, joined by Wizkid, Lion Babe and others to be announced. Continue Reading →

Pres Hopeful Ben Carson Talks Self-Reliance in Harlem

ben carson in harlemRepublican presidential candidate Dr. Ben Carson brought his message of self-reliance to the neighborhood on Wednesday during a campaign lunch with local business and religious leaders at Sylvia’s. Continue Reading →

Dining With Miss Lil: The 1st Annual Harlem Eat Up Festival


By Lil Nickelson

Executive Chef/Owner Marcus Samuelsson of Red Rooster Harlem and Streetbird Rotisserie (pictured above with his wife model Maya Haile) came up with the idea for a festival to celebrate and showcase the diversity of Harlem’s food, culture and spirit.  Continue Reading →

Harlem EatUp! Festival, A Weekend In Review

Chef Marcus Samuelsson Neil Patrick Harris Herb Karlitz_Photo Credit Getty Images for Harlem EatUp!This past weekend, the soulful cuisines, music and art of Harlem took center stage as over a hundred neighborhood restaurants, businesses and organizations—with the support of President Bill Clinton and Mayor Bill de Blasio —participated in the inaugural Harlem EatUp! Festival. Continue Reading →