Dance Theatre of Harlem – Harlem Travel Guide – iPhone, iPad, iPod

Experience extraordinary multi-cultured dance

Fire Bird

After the death of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., in 1968, Arthur Mitchell, the first permanent African American male dancer with the New York City Ballet, was inspired to give ballet classes to local children in his community of Harlem. Mitchell and his teacher and mentor, Karel Shook, founded the Dance Theatre of Harlem (DTH) as a school of the allied arts and a professional ballet company. Over the past forty years the theatre, world-renowned as a multicultural institution with students and dancers from the United States and abroad, has shattered the myth that Blacks could not perform classical ballet due to their physical build, or because ballet was foreign to Black culture. DTH serves as a living reminder that the arts belong to us all. Treat yourself to the DTH Open House Series, which hosts affordably priced community performances by its students, the Dance Theatre of Harlem Ensemble, as well as special guest artists.Nearby is the Church of Intercession where every Christmas season the church honors Clement Clarke Moore, the poet who wrote “A Visit from Saint Nicholas” and is buried in the cemetery across Broadway. Or you can visit the Hispanic Society of America Museum and Library. It promotes, preserves, and educates individuals on thearts and cultures of Spain, Portugal, and Latin America.Transportation: Bus—M3, M100, M101. Subway—A, B, C, D to 145th St. (front of train)

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  • More than 360 entries with over 2000 photographs
  • This visually rich app consists of detailed New York City visitor’s information from visitor centers, tourist websites, weather, news, holidays, sales tax, smoking rules, tipping and transportation to and from airports and in the city
  • Detailed descriptions which include uncommonly known cultural and historical facts, websites, phone numbers, hours of operation, prices, menus and hyperlinks that link entries and lead to websites for additional historical and factual information.
  • Entries sorted by name, category, distance, price, and neighborhood
  • Once click to websites, phones, online ordering, online reservations, current menus and more
  • Live calendar
  • Ability to share user comments and mark and save favorites
  • Ask the authors questions through in-app comments to get personalized feedback at your finger tips
  • YouTube videos
  • GPS enabled Google maps with walking, driving and mass transit directions
  • Access offline content anytime
  • Free upgrades for life

What’s inside

  • Nightlife and entertainment from jazz, Latin salsa, opera to classical music;
  • Theatre, dance, spoken word and more;
  • Restaurants featuring soul food to French cuisine and everything in between;
  • Unique ethnic retail shops;
  • Museums that celebrate various cultures;
  • Fine art galleries;
  • Majestic churches and gospel music;
  • Amazing landmarks;
  • Parks and free recreational activities;
  • Guest accommodations;
  • Free internet access and Wi-fi locations;
  • Authentic tours of Harlem;
  • Annual events and festivals;
  • Sales & Deals

   Literally a guide in my pocket

Posted by Max on 13th Jan 2012

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Famous Fish Market – Harlem Travel Guide – iPhone, iPad, iPod

Where the locals go for fried fish or local fav

We don’t know what came first, the name Famous Fish Market or—because the fried fish is so doggone good—the reputation. This place does one thing, and does it right …. fried fish, shrimp and chips. The take-out-only basement restaurant is literally a hole in the wall and can easily be missed if it weren’t for the long line, especially for dinner, which snakes down St. Nicholas Avenue. Portions are more than generous and the price is right.

Cuisine: Seafood

Make a stop at the Harlem School of Arts while in the neighborhood. The school is a cultural destination in Harlem presenting dance, music and theatrical productions. Hamilton Grange is a short walk away. It’s the only home owned by Alexander Hamilton and offers tours, re-enactments and live music.

Transportation: Bus—M3, BX19. Subway—A, B, C, D to 145th St.

Features

  • More than 360 entries with over 2000 photographs
  • This visually rich app consists of detailed New York City visitor’s information from visitor centers, tourist websites, weather, news, holidays, sales tax, smoking rules, tipping and transportation to and from airports and in the city
  • Detailed descriptions which include uncommonly known cultural and historical facts, websites, phone numbers, hours of operation, prices, menus and hyperlinks that link entries and lead to websites for additional historical and factual information.
  • Entries sorted by name, category, distance, price, and neighborhood
  • Once click to websites, phones, online ordering, online reservations, current menus and more
  • Live calendar
  • Ability to share user comments and mark and save favorites
  • Ask the authors questions through in-app comments to get personalized feedback at your finger tips
  • YouTube videos
  • GPS enabled Google maps with walking, driving and mass transit directions
  • Access offline content anytime
  • Free upgrades for life

What’s inside

  • Nightlife and entertainment from jazz, Latin salsa, opera to classical music;
  • Theatre, dance, spoken word and more;
  • Restaurants featuring soul food to French cuisine and everything in between;
  • Unique ethnic retail shops;
  • Museums that celebrate various cultures;
  • Fine art galleries;
  • Majestic churches and gospel music;
  • Amazing landmarks;
  • Parks and free recreational activities;
  • Guest accommodations;
  • Free internet access and Wi-fi locations;
  • Authentic tours of Harlem;
  • Annual events and festivals;
  • Sales & Deals

   Literally a guide in my pocket

Posted by Max on 13th Jan 2012

I can only subscribe to what other people already have told about the guide. It’s just great that I can read a place description, actually give a call its manager, find it on a map and even hook up on its Twitter channel to keep my eye on it. Very smart!

Download the free Sutro World @ www.sutromedia.com/world and purchase the Harlem Travel Guide today for $2.99!

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Graham Court – Harlem Travel Guide – Sutro Media

A model of affluent living in Harlem……made for the movies

Graham Court, which was designated a landmark in 1984, was commissioned by William Waldorf Astor and is one of New York’s grandest courtyard apartment houses. Designed by Clinton & Russell right before they undertook the more imposing Apthorp on 79th and Broadway, this building was completed in 1899–1901. It features a landscaped courtyard entered through an arch that is clad in Guastavino tile. Most apartments contain six to ten rooms—some having a music room and a maid’s room and grand fireplace mantles, proving intent for the affluent families that first occupied them. The apartments are now home to African American writers and artists and have served as a popular movie location for such films as Jungle Fever and New Jack City.

Check out Harlem Arts Salon online in advance to gain admittance to this private apartment in Graham Court where book signings and readings are held. Stop in Food for Life Supreme for a delicious meal with a vegetarian slant. Dishes are basically new American fare with a soul food twist. There is no meat on the menu but plenty of delectable plates offering cheese, sour cream, fish and portabella mushroom entrees.

Transportation: Bus—M2, M7, M116. Subway—B, C, 2, 3 to 116th St.

Features

  • More than 360 entries with over 2000 photographs
  • This visually rich app consists of detailed New York City visitor’s information from visitor centers, tourist websites, weather, news, holidays, sales tax, smoking rules, tipping and transportation to and from airports and in the city
  • Detailed descriptions which include uncommonly known cultural and historical facts, websites, phone numbers, hours of operation, prices, menus and hyperlinks that link entries and lead to websites for additional historical and factual information.
  • Entries sorted by name, category, distance, price, and neighborhood
  • Once click to websites, phones, online ordering, online reservations, current menus and more
  • Live calendar
  • Ability to share user comments and mark and save favorites
  • Ask the authors questions through in-app comments to get personalized feedback at your finger tips
  • YouTube videos
  • GPS enabled Google maps with walking, driving and mass transit directions
  • Access offline content anytime
  • Free upgrades for life

What’s inside

  • Nightlife and entertainment from jazz, Latin salsa, opera to classical music;
  • Theatre, dance, spoken word and more;
  • Restaurants featuring soul food to French cuisine and everything in between;
  • Unique ethnic retail shops;
  • Museums that celebrate various cultures;
  • Fine art galleries;
  • Majestic churches and gospel music;
  • Amazing landmarks;
  • Parks and free recreational activities;
  • Guest accommodations;
  • Free internet access and Wi-fi locations;
  • Authentic tours of Harlem;
  • Annual events and festivals;
  • Sales & Deals

   Literally a guide in my pocket

Posted by Max on 13th Jan 2012

I can only subscribe to what other people already have told about the guide. It’s just great that I can read a place description, actually give a call its manager, find it on a map and even hook up on its Twitter channel to keep my eye on it. Very smart!

Download the free Sutro World @ www.sutromedia.com/world and purchase the Harlem Travel Guide today for $2.99!

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Harlem Skyscraper Cycling Race – Harlem Travel Guide – Sutro World

Bring your bike and helmet

At Marcus Garvey Park, the city’s oldest continually held bicycle race, the Classic is held on a three-quarter-mile circuit around Marcus Garvey Park. Founded in 1973 by the late David Walker, there are racing competitions for men, women, and professional cyclists. There is also a community race for children, teens, and adults. Prizes are awarded in all categories. This race has molded the careers of several generations of cyclists such as Nelson Vails, a silver medalist at the 1984 Olympics.

Registration starts 11.

Location:
Marcus Garvey Park

Transportation: Bus—M1, M2, M7, M60, M100, M101, M102, BX15. Subway—2, 3, to 125th St.

Features

  • More than 360 entries with over 2000 photographs
  • This visually rich app consists of detailed New York City visitor’s information from visitor centers, tourist websites, weather, news, holidays, sales tax, smoking rules, tipping and transportation to and from airports and in the city
  • Detailed descriptions which include uncommonly known cultural and historical facts, websites, phone numbers, hours of operation, prices, menus and hyperlinks that link entries and lead to websites for additional historical and factual information.
  • Entries sorted by name, category, distance, price, and neighborhood
  • Once click to websites, phones, online ordering, online reservations, current menus and more
  • Live calendar
  • Ability to share user comments and mark and save favorites
  • Ask the authors questions through in-app comments to get personalized feedback at your finger tips
  • YouTube videos
  • GPS enabled Google maps with walking, driving and mass transit directions
  • Access offline content anytime
  • Free upgrades for life

What’s inside

  • Nightlife and entertainment from jazz, Latin salsa, opera to classical music;
  • Theatre, dance, spoken word and more;
  • Restaurants featuring soul food to French cuisine and everything in between;
  • Unique ethnic retail shops;
  • Museums that celebrate various cultures;
  • Fine art galleries;
  • Majestic churches and gospel music;
  • Amazing landmarks;
  • Parks and free recreational activities;
  • Guest accommodations;
  • Free internet access and Wi-fi locations;
  • Authentic tours of Harlem;
  • Annual events and festivals;
  • Sales & Deals

    Literally a guide in my pocket

Posted by Max on 13th Jan 2012

I can only subscribe to what other people already have told about the guide. It’s just great that I can read a place description, actually give a call its manager, find it on a map and even hook up on its Twitter channel to keep my eye on it. Very smart!

Download the free Sutro World @ www.sutromedia.com/world and purchase the Harlem Travel Guide today for $2.99!

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Harlem Stage Gatehouse – Harlem Travel Guide – iPhone, iPad, iPod

In celebration of artists of color

In October 2006, Aaron Davis Hall moved into its new home in the Gatehouse and became known as Harlem Stage. This breathtaking structure, designed by Frederick S. Cook in a Romanesque Revival style, was part of the Croton Aqueduct water system. In 1981, this extraordinary structure was designated a landmark and listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Harlem Stage is recognized for its creation and development of new works by performing artists of color. Programs include: Waterworks, which supports the creation of significant new works and provides a forum for dialogue between artists and audiences; Harlem Stage on Screen, which supports the works of independent film makers; Harlem Stride, which offers a laboratory for musicians to explore historic and new trends in music, develop collaborative projects, participate in humanities activities with audiences, and present unique and exceptional music programs; E-Moves, an annual program where emerging choreographers showcase their work, which ranges from modern dance to contemporary ballet, hip-hop, and dance theater; SundayWorks, which is a free reading series for artists to present new works; Harlem Stage Partners Program, which supports co-presentations with significant artists and organizations; and Fund for New Work, which provides direct support to emerging artists through commissions, subsidized rehearsal space, and/or workshop presentations.

Visit the recently reopened Aaron Davis Hall they will provide quality low cost performances for the community. Then you can also explore some of New York City’s beautiful Collegiate Gothic-designed buildings on the City College of New York campus.

Transportation: Bus—M4, M5, M11, M100, M101 to 135th Street. Subway—A, B, C, D to 125th, 1 to 137th St.

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Features

  • More than 360 entries with over 2000 photographs
  • This visually rich app consists of detailed New York City visitor’s information from visitor centers, tourist websites, weather, news, holidays, sales tax, smoking rules, tipping and transportation to and from airports and in the city
  • Detailed descriptions which include uncommonly known cultural and historical facts, websites, phone numbers, hours of operation, prices, menus and hyperlinks that link entries and lead to websites for additional historical and factual information.
  • Entries sorted by name, category, distance, price, and neighborhood
  • Once click to websites, phones, online ordering, online reservations, current menus and more
  • Live calendar
  • Ability to share user comments and mark and save favorites
  • Ask the authors questions through in-app comments to get personalized feedback at your finger tips
  • YouTube videos
  • GPS enabled Google maps with walking, driving and mass transit directions
  • Access offline content anytime
  • Free upgrades for life

What’s inside

  • Nightlife and entertainment from jazz, Latin salsa, opera to classical music;
  • Theatre, dance, spoken word and more;
  • Restaurants featuring soul food to French cuisine and everything in between;
  • Unique ethnic retail shops;
  • Museums that celebrate various cultures;
  • Fine art galleries;
  • Majestic churches and gospel music;
  • Amazing landmarks;
  • Parks and free recreational activities;
  • Guest accommodations;
  • Free internet access and Wi-fi locations;
  • Authentic tours of Harlem;
  • Annual events and festivals;
  • Sales & Deals

   Literally a guide in my pocket

Posted by Max on 13th Jan 2012

I can only subscribe to what other people already have told about the guide. It’s just great that I can read a place description, actually give a call its manager, find it on a map and even hook up on its Twitter channel to keep my eye on it. Very smart!

Download the free Sutro World @ www.sutromedia.com/world and purchase the Harlem Travel Guide today for $2.99!

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The Winery – Harlem Travel Guide – Sutro Media

Sommeliers at your service

The Winery focuses on small-production boutique wines from both the new and old worlds. Free wine tasting Friday 6pm–8pm.

If your food tastes lean to something new and different, Harlem Tavern is the place to stop by for a beer and burger in Harlem. A sure place for dessert is Make my Cake for delicious baked goods in the traditional down home Southern style.

Transportation: Bus—M2, M3, M7, M10, M116. Subway—B, C, 2, 3 to 116th St.

Enjoy the show

Features

  • More than 360 entries with over 2000 photographs
  • This visually rich app consists of detailed New York City visitor’s information from visitor centers, tourist websites, weather, news, holidays, sales tax, smoking rules, tipping and transportation to and from airports and in the city
  • Detailed descriptions which include uncommonly known cultural and historical facts, websites, phone numbers, hours of operation, prices, menus and hyperlinks that link entries and lead to websites for additional historical and factual information.
  • Entries sorted by name, category, distance, price, and neighborhood
  • Once click to websites, phones, online ordering, online reservations, current menus and more
  • Live calendar
  • Ability to share user comments and mark and save favorites
  • Ask the authors questions through in-app comments to get personalized feedback at your finger tips
  • YouTube videos
  • GPS enabled Google maps with walking, driving and mass transit directions
  • Access offline content anytime
  • Free upgrades for life

What’s inside

  • Nightlife and entertainment from jazz, Latin salsa, opera to classical music;
  • Theatre, dance, spoken word and more;
  • Restaurants featuring soul food to French cuisine and everything in between;
  • Unique ethnic retail shops;
  • Museums that celebrate various cultures;
  • Fine art galleries;
  • Majestic churches and gospel music;
  • Amazing landmarks;
  • Parks and free recreational activities;
  • Guest accommodations;
  • Free internet access and Wi-fi locations;
  • Authentic tours of Harlem;
  • Annual events and festivals;
  • Sales & Deals

   Literally a guide in my pocket

Posted by Max on 13th Jan 2012

I can only subscribe to what other people already have told about the guide. It’s just great that I can read a place description, actually give a call its manager, find it on a map and even hook up on its Twitter channel to keep my eye on it. Very smart!

Download the free Sutro World @ www.sutromedia.com/world and purchase the Harlem Travel Guide today for $2.99!

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Kiosk – Harlem Travel Guide – Sutro World

The Only Hookah Lounge In Harlem

North Africa has come to Harlem! Kiosk is the first Moroccan restaurant to come to East Harlem, adding to the recent multicultural dining and entertainment establishments to open in El Barrio. Host/owner Mounir Najd, a native of Casablanca, blends Moroccan/Moorish design elements in the eatery’s décor with classic Moroccan and Mediterranean cuisine. Kiosk is the only restaurant in Harlem to offer late-night hookah service (water filtration smoking of herbal fruits) which creates a unique and memorable dining experience.

Some menu favorites include savory tagines (slow-cooked casseroles of chicken, lamb, or fish), kabobs, couscous, and hummus dishes typical to the region. Every Saturday belly dancing is featured at 8pm and 10pm. Call to find out when Brazilian jazz is scheduled.

Happy Hour Daily 5pm–7pm; Lounge & Hookah Bar Open Daily until 2 am.

Cuisine: Moroccan, Mediterranean

Menus: Dinner, Wines

Features: Delivery, Online Reservations

Go over to La Marqueta and stop by Breezy Hill Orchard’s stand where they sell handmade apple cider donuts. Your musical tastes for Latin music will be satisfied at Casa Latina Music Shop. It’s the place for Latin music CDs, musical instruments, books, DVDs and videos.

Transportation: Bus—M1, M102, M116. Subway—2, 3, 6 to 116th St.

Features

  • More than 360 entries with over 2000 photographs
  • This visually rich app consists of detailed New York City visitor’s information from visitor centers, tourist websites, weather, news, holidays, sales tax, smoking rules, tipping and transportation to and from airports and in the city
  • Detailed descriptions which include uncommonly known cultural and historical facts, websites, phone numbers, hours of operation, prices, menus and hyperlinks that link entries and lead to websites for additional historical and factual information.
  • Entries sorted by name, category, distance, price, and neighborhood
  • Once click to websites, phones, online ordering, online reservations, current menus and more
  • Live calendar
  • Ability to share user comments and mark and save favorites
  • Ask the authors questions through in-app comments to get personalized feedback at your finger tips
  • YouTube videos
  • GPS enabled Google maps with walking, driving and mass transit directions
  • Access offline content anytime
  • Free upgrades for life

What’s inside

  • Nightlife and entertainment from jazz, Latin salsa, opera to classical music;
  • Theatre, dance, spoken word and more;
  • Restaurants featuring soul food to French cuisine and everything in between;
  • Unique ethnic retail shops;
  • Museums that celebrate various cultures;
  • Fine art galleries;
  • Majestic churches and gospel music;
  • Amazing landmarks;
  • Parks and free recreational activities;
  • Guest accommodations;
  • Free internet access and Wi-fi locations;
  • Authentic tours of Harlem;
  • Annual events and festivals;
  • Sales & Deals

Literally a guide in my pocket   

Posted by Max on 13th Jan 2012

I can only subscribe to what other people already have told about the guide. It’s just great that I can read a place description, actually give a call its manager, find it on a map and even hook up on its Twitter channel to keep my eye on it. Very smart!

Download the free Sutro World @ www.sutromedia.com/world and purchase the Harlem Travel Guide today for $2.99!

Follow Welcome to Harlem on:

Website www.welcometoharlem.com
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Washington Heights – Harlem Travel Guide – iPhone, iPad, iPod

Washington Heights, located in Upper Manhattan, is bound by Harlem to the South along 155th Street, and Inwood to the North along Dyckman Street, the Hudson River to the West and the Harlem River to the East. It is named for Fort Washington, a fortification used by the Continental Army during the American Revolutionary War to defend the area from the British forces. With Manhattan‘s highest natural elevation, 265 ft above sea level, located in Bennett Park, it was a very important area for General George Washington to occupy and control. But during the Battle of Fort Washington, in 1776, the area was lost to the British and renamed “Fort Knyphausen” to honor the German general who had led the successful attack, and held it for the remainder of the war.

Many ethnic groups have moved in this area starting with Irish immigrants in the early 1900s, Jews from Frankfurt am Main, Germany giving it the name Frankfurt-on-the-Hudson and Austria that were leaving their homes as the Nazi Party came to power in the late 1940s. Even after World War II Germans continued to move to the area around 160th Street and Broadway and it was referred to as the Fourth Reich. During the 1950s and 1960s, many Greeks moved to Washington Heights and it was referred to as the “Astoria of Manhattan.” By the 1980s, the neighborhood became mostly Dominican and referred to as “Quisqueya Heights“. By the 2000s, the area had rapidly declined and was known for its heavy drug trade and crime. With efforts from various City, State and Federal agencies working together the drug trade and crime rate has dropped dramatically and Washington Heights is on the move to becoming one of the premier neighborhoods to live in Manhattan.

Washington Heights is home to numerous cultural and historical sites, parks, sports teams and educational institutions, like Yeshiva University, a private university founded in 1886. It is the oldest institution of higher learning in the US that combines Jewish studies with regular studies. Washington Heights is also home to The Boricua College, founded in 1974 and designated to serve the needs of its predominantly Hispanic students through a bilingual, bicultural approach to learning, and special course offerings in Puerto Rican art and history; and the Hispanic Society of America Museum and Library, which are located in Audubon Terrace; Columbia University Medical Center (CUMC), an academic medical center located between 165th and 169th streets on Broadway, that includes Columbia University’s College of Physicians and Surgeons, College of Dental Medicine, School of Nursing and Mailman School of Public Health.

You will also find The Cloisters in Fort Tryon Park, which is associated with the Metropolitan Museum of Art, featuring medieval art and culture. The Morris-Jumel Mansion – the oldest house in Manhattan – which is located in Jumel Terrace Historic District, along with 555 Edgecombe Avenue, once home to recording artist, actor, athlete, and scholar Paul Robeson, musician Count Basie, and boxer Joe Louis.

The Audubon Ballroom, built by Thomas W. Lamb in 1912, was once a ballroom, vaudeville house, movie theater, synagogue, and meeting hall. This is the site where Malcolm X was assassinated on February 21, 1965. Today, it is home to the Malcolm X and Dr. Betty Shabazz Memorial and Educational Center, shops, restaurants and Columbia University‘s Audubon Business and Technology Center. Tucked away in Fort Washington Park is the Little Red Lighthouse, a small lighthouse located at the tip of Jeffrey’s Hook at the base of the George Washington Bridge. It was made famous by a 1942, children’s book named The Little Red Lighthouse and the Great Gray Bridge by Hildegarde Swift and Lynd Ward.

Many of the great sports teams have played in Washington Heights – the New York Giants, now the San Francisco Giants played at the Polo Grounds between 155th and 159th Streets until the end of the 1957 season, when they moved to San Francisco. This area known as Hilltop Park located at 168th Street and Broadway was home to the New York Highlanders. Today, they are known as the New York Yankees, who played there between 1903 and 1912, and at the Polo Grounds between 1913 and 1922. The New York Mets played their first two seasons, 1962 and 1963, at the Polo Grounds. The Polo Grounds was also home to the New York Giants, from 1925 to 1955, and the New York Jets in 1960. The Fort Washington Avenue Armory, built in 1911 by Walker & Morris, is home to The New Balance Track and Field Center with an Olympic-caliber track that is one of the fastest in the world.

Many famous people were born, and have lived and worked in Washington Heights, including Academy Award nominated actor Laurence Fishburne, columnist and reporter at The New York Times Jim Dwyer, Creator of Spider-Man, X-Men, The Incredible Hulk Stan Lee, former National Security Advisor and United States Secretary of State Henry Kissinger, “Dr. Ruth“, sex educator and sex counselor Ruth Westheimer, Dominican baseball player for the Los Angeles Dodgers Manny Ramírez, and Dominican-American baseball player for the New York Yankees Alex Rodriguez. In addition to those well-known men, Althea Gibson, the first African American Wimbledon Champion, Frankie Lymon of “Why Do Fools Fall in Love?” fame, Freddie Prinze, of Puerto Rican and Hungarian descent, stand-up comedian, best known for his 1970s TV series Chico and the Man, David Dinkins, former Mayor of New York City, 1990-1994, and Tiny Tim, real name – Herbert Khaury; singer and ukelele player, a novelty act of the 1960s best known for his rendition of “Tiptoe Through the Tulips” lived in Washington Heights.

Transportation: Bus—M2, M3, M4, M5, M100, M101, BX3, BX6, BX7, BX13, BX35, BX36. Subway—A, C, 1

Features

  • More than 360 entries with over 2000 photographs
  • This visually rich app consists of detailed New York City visitor’s information from visitor centers, tourist websites, weather, news, holidays, sales tax, smoking rules, tipping and transportation to and from airports and in the city
  • Detailed descriptions which include uncommonly known cultural and historical facts, websites, phone numbers, hours of operation, prices, menus and hyperlinks that link entries and lead to websites for additional historical and factual information.
  • Entries sorted by name, category, distance, price, and neighborhood
  • Once click to websites, phones, online ordering, online reservations, current menus and more
  • Live calendar
  • Ability to share user comments and mark and save favorites
  • Ask the authors questions through in-app comments to get personalized feedback at your finger tips
  • YouTube videos
  • GPS enabled Google maps with walking, driving and mass transit directions
  • Access offline content anytime
  • Free upgrades for life

What’s inside

  • Nightlife and entertainment from jazz, Latin salsa, opera to classical music;
  • Theatre, dance, spoken word and more;
  • Restaurants featuring soul food to French cuisine and everything in between;
  • Unique ethnic retail shops;
  • Museums that celebrate various cultures;
  • Fine art galleries;
  • Majestic churches and gospel music;
  • Amazing landmarks;
  • Parks and free recreational activities;
  • Guest accommodations;
  • Free internet access and Wi-fi locations;
  • Authentic tours of Harlem;
  • Annual events and festivals;
  • Sales & Deals

Literally a guide in my pocket   

Posted by Max on 13th Jan 2012

I can only subscribe to what other people already have told about the guide. It’s just great that I can read a place description, actually give a call its manager, find it on a map and even hook up on its Twitter channel to keep my eye on it. Very smart!

Download the free Sutro World @ www.sutromedia.com/world and purchase the Harlem Travel Guide today for $2.99!

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Blogwww.welcometoharlem.wordpress.com

The Bailey house – Harlem Travel Guide – Sutro Media

It’s the greatest……..mansion on the block

The Bailey House, built for one of the greatest showmen of all times, James Bailey, half of the famous Barum & Bailey Circus, sits in the Hamilton Heights/Sugar Hill section of West Harlem. Bailey, born James McGinnis in Detroit in 1847, orphaned by age 9, found work in a circus by the age of 14 and took the surname of a manager who helped him. By 1880, Bailey, now the owner of the circus, joined forces with his competition, Phineas T. Barnum, and created the greatest show on Earth.

Between 1886 and 1888, Samuel B. Reed, an architect, built a breathtaking turreted medieval-style house of gray Indiana limestone on the corner at 150th Street and St. Nicholas Avenue – The Bailey House. The building consisted of Flemish-inspired gables, a large tower and crocketed corner towerlettes reminiscent of a medieval castle with sixty-six windows made of mass-produced Henry F. Belcher mosaic glass, which have the appearance of Tiffany stained glass, but were made using a technique of arranging individual bits of colored glass on a gummed sheet of asbestos and holding them together with an alloy of molten mercury poured between the pieces. The interior and design of the building, designed by Joseph Burr Tiffany, a cousin of Louis Comfort Tiffany, was way ahead of its time. They used various types of woods in each room – hazel in the parlor, quartered oak in the main hall, black walnut in the office and sycamore in the library. Bailey died in 1891 and the his family sold the house in 1904. From 1910’s through 1950’s the house was occupied by Franz Koempel, a Bavarian-born doctor, and his family. The Blake family purchased the house in 1951, and opened a funeral parlor. In 1973, it was designated a New York City landmark.

To continue the tour of landmark buildings stop by the Nicholas C and Agnes Benziger House. The house, a designated landmark was built in 1891. It’s one of the last free standing mansions in Manhattan. Take advantage of the Open House Series presented by the Dance Theater of Harlem where affordably priced performances by DTH students are performed throughout the year. Special guest artists also take part in the series from time to time.

Transportation: Bus—M3. Subway—A, B, C, D to 145th St.

Enjoy the show

Features

  • More than 360 entries with over 2000 photographs
  • This visually rich app consists of detailed New York City visitor’s information from visitor centers, tourist websites, weather, news, holidays, sales tax, smoking rules, tipping and transportation to and from airports and in the city
  • Detailed descriptions which include uncommonly known cultural and historical facts, websites, phone numbers, hours of operation, prices, menus and hyperlinks that link entries and lead to websites for additional historical and factual information.
  • Entries sorted by name, category, distance, price, and neighborhood
  • Once click to websites, phones, online ordering, online reservations, current menus and more
  • Live calendar
  • Ability to share user comments and mark and save favorites
  • Ask the authors questions through in-app comments to get personalized feedback at your finger tips
  • YouTube videos
  • GPS enabled Google maps with walking, driving and mass transit directions
  • Access offline content anytime
  • Free upgrades for life

What’s inside

  • Nightlife and entertainment from jazz, Latin salsa, opera to classical music;
  • Theatre, dance, spoken word and more;
  • Restaurants featuring soul food to French cuisine and everything in between;
  • Unique ethnic retail shops;
  • Museums that celebrate various cultures;
  • Fine art galleries;
  • Majestic churches and gospel music;
  • Amazing landmarks;
  • Parks and free recreational activities;
  • Guest accommodations;
  • Free internet access and Wi-fi locations;
  • Authentic tours of Harlem;
  • Annual events and festivals;
  • Sales & Deals

Literally a guide in my pocket   

Posted by Max on 13th Jan 2012

I can only subscribe to what other people already have told about the guide. It’s just great that I can read a place description, actually give a call its manager, find it on a map and even hook up on its Twitter channel to keep my eye on it. Very smart!

Download the free Sutro World @ www.sutromedia.com/world and purchase the Harlem Travel Guide today for $2.99!

Follow Welcome to Harlem on:

Website www.welcometoharlem.com
Facebookhttp://www.facebook.com/#!/pages/Welcome-to-Harlem/464732145003
Twitterhttps://twitter.com/welcometoharlem
Yelphttp://www.yelp.com/biz/welcome-to-harlem-new-york
Trip Advisorhttp://www.tripadvisor.com/Attraction_Review-g60763-d1977036-Reviews-Welcome_to_Harlem-New_York_City_New_York.html
Blogwww.welcometoharlem.wordpress.com

Havana Central at the West End – Harlem Travel Guide – Apple Apps

If these walls could talk!

The legendary West End bar and restaurant was a former beatnik hangout and perennial dive bar that hosted writers Allen Ginsberg and Jack Kerouac, as well as legions of Columbia students. It also played an important part in the history of jazz in NYC. Many jazz greats including Dizzy Gillespie played its rooms.

Now it has reopened as a vibrant Cuban restaurant and bar. Havana Central is part of a chain of Manhattan restaurants that serve up Cuban generations-old family recipes. The best dishes are those that capture the true essence and flavor of traditional Cuban cooking — ropa vieja, the classic stew of shredded beef spiced with plenty of pepper and onions, and pernil, tender pieces of roasted pork laden with garlic.

Live Latin music abounds on Friday and Saturday nights from 9pm to 12am, and during Sunday brunch from 1pm to 4pm. This lively eatery features several weekly specials that are easy on the wallet, including the $12.95 prix-fixe lunch Monday through Saturday, which offers you an appetizer, entrée, and dessert. During Happy Hour, Monday through Friday (4pm to 8pm) mojitos are $5, sangria is $4, and beer is $3. Other daily specials include $1 Churros (fried glazed donuts) on Tuesday, $1 empanadas on Wednesday, and $6 mojitos on Thursday.

Cuisine: Cuban

Menus; Lunch, Diner, Brunch, Kids, Delivery

Features: Happy Hour, Online Reservations, Online Ordering, Wheelchair Friendly, Delivery $10

Pay a visit to Bank Street Bookstore and let the kid in you run wild. They have it all here toys, books puppets and more. Then there is Heights Bar & Grill Columbia students are always here hanging out and throwing down beer and margaritas.

Transportation: Bus—M4, M60, M104. Subway—1 to 116th St.

Enjoy the show

Features

  • More than 360 entries with over 2000 photographs
  • This visually rich app consists of detailed New York City visitor’s information from visitor centers, tourist websites, weather, news, holidays, sales tax, smoking rules, tipping and transportation to and from airports and in the city
  • Detailed descriptions which include uncommonly known cultural and historical facts, websites, phone numbers, hours of operation, prices, menus and hyperlinks that link entries and lead to websites for additional historical and factual information.
  • Entries sorted by name, category, distance, price, and neighborhood
  • Once click to websites, phones, online ordering, online reservations, current menus and more
  • Live calendar
  • Ability to share user comments and mark and save favorites
  • Ask the authors questions through in-app comments to get personalized feedback at your finger tips
  • YouTube videos
  • GPS enabled Google maps with walking, driving and mass transit directions
  • Access offline content anytime
  • Free upgrades for life

What’s inside

  • Nightlife and entertainment from jazz, Latin salsa, opera to classical music;
  • Theatre, dance, spoken word and more;
  • Restaurants featuring soul food to French cuisine and everything in between;
  • Unique ethnic retail shops;
  • Museums that celebrate various cultures;
  • Fine art galleries;
  • Majestic churches and gospel music;
  • Amazing landmarks;
  • Parks and free recreational activities;
  • Guest accommodations;
  • Free internet access and Wi-fi locations;
  • Authentic tours of Harlem;
  • Annual events and festivals;
  • Sales & Deals

Literally a guide in my pocket

Posted by Max on 13th Jan 2012

I can only subscribe to what other people already have told about the guide. It’s just great that I can read a place description, actually give a call its manager, find it on a map and even hook up on its Twitter channel to keep my eye on it. Very smart!

Download the free Sutro World @ www.sutromedia.com/world and purchase the Harlem Travel Guide today for $2.99!

Follow Welcome to Harlem on:

Website www.welcometoharlem.com
Facebookhttp://www.facebook.com/#!/pages/Welcome-to-Harlem/464732145003
Twitterhttps://twitter.com/welcometoharlem
Yelphttp://www.yelp.com/biz/welcome-to-harlem-new-york
Trip Advisorhttp://www.tripadvisor.com/Attraction_Review-g60763-d1977036-Reviews-Welcome_to_Harlem-New_York_City_New_York.html
Blogwww.welcometoharlem.wordpress.com