Wednesday, September 23, 2009

East Harlem is Fit for a Queen

Earlier this week, "Her Majesty Queen Rania Al Abdullah of Jordan and UNICEF Executive Director Ann M. Veneman today met with students and staff at the highly successful Young Women's Leadership School in East Harlem to discuss the important role that quality education plays in improving children’s lives," according to a UNICEF press release.
Read the full press release for Queen Rania Al Abdullah's visit.

Recession Advice from an East Harlem Couch

You are your own best investment. Spotted on 102nd.

Spend the Last Warm Nights of the Season at Moustache

It's officially fall, but there are still some warm days left, I hope. After warm days come warm nights and those should be spent at Moustache. I spent one recent warm Sunday night sitting at their outdoor area drinking wine and enjoying the great tunes. I've only eaten there once (I usually like to go a few times or try a couple of dishes to write a review), but I wanted to make sure you hit their outdoor space before it got too cold. The East Harlem Moustache is one of three Mediterranean Pitza Restaurants around Manhattan. I tried the Moustache Pitza, a fresh pita covered in roasted red bell peppers, tomatoes, onions, parsley and mozzarella. It was great combination of flavors and a unique twist on a classic pizza pie, . My waitress was an East Harlemer excited to discuss her favorite haunts around the hood (which, of course I love to discuss too). Be sure to hit Moustache soon and let me know which dishes you try.

Tuesday, September 8, 2009

City of Haarlem

Although I was in a different borough at the Brooklyn Botanic Garden, my mind was on Harlem it would seem.

City of Haarlem is a type of hyacinth.

Friday, September 4, 2009

Central Park Staycation

The New York Times has a great article about "staycationing" in Central Park this Labor Day weekend. Lots of uptown spots to try.

Here is the full article and the slide show.

Happy Labor Day!