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OPENINGS & CLOSINGS: ACADEMY FLORAL, PURDY GIRL, POOKIE & SEBASTIAN, PICNIC, SPRINT, MORE

West Side Rag - Tue, 11/25/2014 - 08:49
Two clothing stores on Columbus Avenue are selling off inventory at a discount as they prepare to close and an old flower store suddenly shut its doors. Check out that and more in our roundup below.
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FERGUSON PROTEST RUNS THROUGH UPPER WEST SIDE

West Side Rag - Tue, 11/25/2014 - 00:11
Protestors walking on Columbus Avenue around 90th street. Photo by Sean Geoghan. A protest over the shooting of Ferguson teenager Mike Brown wound through the city on Monday night, with a couple hundred people walking through the Upper West Side […]
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NEW PHOTOS RELEASED OF CENTRAL PARK MUGGING SUSPECTS

West Side Rag - Mon, 11/24/2014 - 22:14
The police are looking for the two people above for a late-night mugging near 110th and Lenox Avenue in Central Park. The 24-year-old victim
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VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES: TURKEYS AND MORE

West Side Rag - Mon, 11/24/2014 - 21:57
Several readers have asked us for ideas on volunteering over the holidays and we've come up with a list that we'd like to expand.
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PERSON HIT BY TRAIN AT 79TH STREET

West Side Rag - Mon, 11/24/2014 - 11:22
A person was hit by a train on the 1 line at 79th street on Monday around 10:30 a.m., and FDNY spokesperson said they believe the person died on the scene.
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Sleepless In America: Are we raising a generation of sleep deprived kids?

Beccarama - Mon, 11/24/2014 - 06:00
I attended a very large NYC public high school.  And by large I don’t mean the physical building – though that was a pretty big WPA era monolith – I mean that 2400 hundred kids were shoved into a building probably built to accommodate a population half that size.  So we did what so many […]
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GARAGE FIRE ON 108TH STREET DEEMED ‘SUSPICIOUS’

West Side Rag - Sun, 11/23/2014 - 21:21
The Thursday fire in a garage on 108th street that destroyed two ambulances used by a volunteer rescue service in Central Park, as well as several
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MAN CHARGED IN SEXUAL ASSAULT ON 105TH STREET

West Side Rag - Sun, 11/23/2014 - 11:43
A 43-year-old man was charged Friday in connection with a sexual assault on West 105th street in September in which the assailant forced his way into the victim's apartment.
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Weekend of 10,000 Tulips – November 15th and 16th 2014

The West Side Community Garden - Thu, 10/16/2014 - 13:55
The West Side Community Garden’s 22nd Annual Tulip Planting is 10 am- 5 pm, Saturday November 15 and Sunday November 16 . Come for an hour or come for the day, bring along your friends – everyone is welcome. Gloves and trowels  provided. The garden is mid block between 89th and 90th Streets between Amsterdam… Continue reading →
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Calling all Bakers and Chefs of Harlem!

Morningside News - Wed, 09/03/2014 - 16:29

rum cakeWith Labor Day sweetly behind us, its time to start thinking about plans for fall.  We at Morningsider always look forward to the Harlem Harvest Festival hosted by  Harlem Park to Park on the saturday of Columbus Day weekend, which falls on October 11. This year, HP2P is stepping its debut  Bake-Off and Cook-Off Contests with a new exciting ring. The contest is a juried competition featuring original creations by Harlem residents with opportunities for winners to launch their businesses in their own backyard. .Last year’s Bake-Off winner, Jean Chatman, owner of Chatman J Cakes, successfully sold her winning Zucchini Bread to Harlem Shake, where it continues to be carried today along with her Apple pie, Sweet potato pie, Sweet potato cheesecake and Red velvet cake.

There opportunities for aspiring chefs of all ages, with categories for both children (ages 8 to 18) and adult. Children are invited to submit cupcakes.  Adult categories include Best Pie, Best Cake, Best Cookies/Brownies, and Best Rum Dessert, a special category sponsored by Harlem’s La Bodega 47 Social Club, known for its extensive collection of rums.

The bake-off will feature 2 rounds of screening, including an initial round based on review of written recipes and submitted images, a second round with judges tasting the actual desserts and offering mentoring advice, and a final round with finalists bringing their creations to the festival for the judges and festival goers to sample and vote on.

For the Cook-Off, , contestants are invited to create a healthy dish of their choice (vegetarian or meat) and a healthy side dish. The 3 judging phases are the same as the bake-off. Winners will receive cash prizes and dinners to both Melba’s and Sylvia’s restaurants, among other prizes.

Prizes  for the Bake-Off include an opportunity to have the winning desserts featured weekly at Make My Cake during the month of November; as well as on the menu at 67 Orange Street. Yeah baby! In addition, the cook-off winners will have the opportunity to take a free Food Management Course at City College of New York Continuing & Professional Studies as part of the Harlem Ambassador Culinary Training Initiative.

Ready those spatulas and spots and pans – the cooking games are on!

All initial entries are due by September 15For complete rules and entry forms, go to www.harlemsalive.com/harlemharvest.