Tuesday, January 19, 2010

The Sidewalk Philosopher Strikes Again

On my last posting about The Inspirational Marker Wielding East Harlemer, Joe commented on the postletting us know that the artist was James De La Vega. Here's another one of De La Vega's masterpieces that I spied this morning on my way to work. Now, you or I might see mattress on the sidewalk and think, "Eeek, bedbugs!" But De La Vega thinks, "Canvas!" And I love him for that.

Spotted on 102nd St

Sunday, January 17, 2010

Costco Opening Video from Northhattan

After Long Wait, East Harlem’s Costco Opens from Bradley Gallo on Vimeo.

Thanks Bradley!!

Thursday, January 14, 2010

East River Plaza: My Great Costco Visit

Last night I finally hit up the East River Plaza on 116th near the FDR. The only store that's open yet is Costco. I live in a tiny studio apartment that I try not to get too cluttered, so I wasn't sure if the store that sells everything in bulk would be the right fit for me or my apartment. But I did get a free yearly membership to Costco (normally $50) so I gave it a try.

Coming Soon: The East River Plaza Directory.... lots of stores labeled "coming soon" like, Old Navy and Marshalls

Look for Target this summer

The View of the FDR from Costco

Some of My Loot

Monday, January 4, 2010

East Harlem Christmas Eve Dinner

According to the Post Governor Paterson spent Christmas Eve having dinner at the famous East Harlem Italian eatery Rao's. The real news (according to the Post at least) was that he was eating with private eye Bo Dietl, but for me it was where he was eating that was exciting. I would love to eat at Rao's, but reservations are impossible to get. Supposedly you can go and have a drink at the bar without a problem. That's something I'll have to check out.

Become Your Dream....

The Inspirational Marker Wielding East Harlemer (possible code name "IMWEH"?) was out again last night, and I spotted these words of wisdom this morning.

Check out IMWEH's previous work.