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Harlem’s newest burger joint “Harlem Shake”

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Harlem’s newest burger joint “Harlem Shake”

Harlem Shake, which opened less than a month, already has lines out the door and unreasonable waits for its burgers and shakes.

Fortunately when Harlem2Nippon dropped by, the line wasn’t that long we ordered a classic cheeseburger ($6.95), regular fries ($3.50), and the signature Harlem Shake ($5.75) which is a ‘red velvet’ shake. If you’re a fan of Shake Shack, you’ll love Harlem Shake!  The burgers taste virtually identical (to me, at least) — and you can taste the freshness and the quality of the beef. The fries are light, crispy, and taste like they were cut today. Outstanding. Sweet yam fries ($4.50) were sprinkled with sea-salt and go perfectly with beer.

Croatian born owner Jelena Pasic said her goal is to make Harlem Shake, located on the corner of Lenox Avenue and West 124th Street, a neighborhood institution. She plans to do that by serving tasty burgers and catering to the area while also attracting the many tourists who frequent Harlem. “I tried to find a niche that wasn’t filled,” said Pasic, who has partners in the venture, including her husband, who is the head chef. “It was a no-brainer that Harlem needs a good burger place.”

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Harlem Shake Dance

Pasic said the inspiration for the name of her restaurant came from the original 80’s dance Harlem Shake which was made famous by Hip Hop artists like P. Diddy and G. Dep. In 90’s (Remember the song ‘Let’s Get It’?)

They pulled the vintage 50’s retro theme off nicely without looking too kitschy. This joint was designed to look like it opened decades ago. Not far from the Apollo Theater this is a great spot to grab a decent burger after the show as it opens until 11pm on weeknights and 2am on Fridays and Saturdays. It’s a nice addition to the neighborhood.

Harlem Shake
100 W. 124th Street
New York, NY  MAP
(212) 222-8300

11am – 11pm (weekend 2am)

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土曜日の夜ハーレムでDJアラモと過ごしませんかDJ Alamo @ Corner Social

DJ Alamo @ Corner Social

土曜日の夜、DJアラモと過ごしませんか

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ハーレムの住人で元ブランド・ヌビアンのDJアラモがハーレムの人気スポット、「コーナー・ソーシャル」で毎週土曜日DJを始めました。

ここのお店、当初は「レノックス・ソーシャル」という名前でした。が、ちょっと待った!老舗の「レノックス・ラウンジ」から‘紛らわしいので店名を変えてほしい’と圧力がかかったらしいのです。お互いハーレムで商売を営む同志、ここで事を荒立てないほうがいいと判断したのか、「レノックス・ソーシャル」側が妥協したかたちで急遽「レノックス」を「コーナー」に入れ替えて「コーナー・ソーシャル」として新規スタートしました。オープンの初日から大盛況、店名が変ったことで客足が減ることもなく毎晩賑わっています。

サタデー・ナイトをさらに盛り上げているのはDJアラモです。自分が在籍していたグループ、Brand Nubian, A Tribe Called Quest, Mary J. Blige などオールド・スクール・ヒップホップやR&Bを爆音でかけています。お向かいの「レッド・ルースター」も負けてはいません。オバマ大統領も訪れたセレブ・シェフ、マーカス・サミュエルソンのレストラン、地元の有力者たちが集うスポットだけにDJがかける音楽はファンクやソウルが中心です。”Soul Makossa,” “Funkin’ For Jamaica” など、週末の夜にふさわしいパーティー・ソングがハーレムのストリートに響きわたります。

あなたも炸裂するネオ・ハーレム・ルネッサンスを体験しませんか。

コーナー・ソーシャル
321 Lenox Avenue, Harlem, NY   MAP
(212) 510-8552
http://www.cornersocialnyc.com/

DJ Alamo Spinning @ The Corner Social

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DJ Alamo Spinning @ The Corner Social

Corner Social quickly became the new “in” spot as the newest addition to Harlem’s  Lenox Avenue Restaurant Row, and now the “social-izing” has reached a fever pitch with DJ Alamo spinning on Saturday nights.

Located across the avenue from Sylvia’s at the corner of West 126th Street, the vibrant restaurant/lounge opened on March 17, 2012 to protests of possible copyright infringement from the nearby Lenox Lounge. Rather than begin a legal fight, owner Anahi Angelone did not hesitate to change the name, and Corner Social has been constantly packed with a new sidewalk café doubling its capacity.

Corner Social is continuing the revitalization of Central Harlem, and along with Marcus Samuelsson’s Red Rooster and Chez Lucienne, it is a new cornerstone of the Neo Harlem Renaissance!
(Ken Simmons)

The Corner Social
321 Lenox Avenue, Harlem, N.Y.  MAP
(212)510-8552
http://www.cornersocialnyc.com/