We are 2 days away from Harlem’s most creative virtual event this season!
HBA is pleased to partner with AT&T and Experience Harlem to bring you the holiday event of the season! We know you love all things Harlem, that’s how we know you’ll love the Shop Harlem Virtual Fair. This will be an interactive social distancing event with lots of surprises and unique opportunities in store. Event highlights will include: We know you love all things Harlem, that’s how we know you’ll love the Shop Harlem Virtual Fair. This will be an interactive social distancing event with lots of surprises and unique opportunities in store. Event highlights will include:DJ Stormin Norman spinning live on the main stageInteractive booths featuring Harlem’s best shops and makersNetworking opportunities – where you can launch a video chat with anyone, one-on-one or in a groupSpecial guests who represent HarlemMuch more to comeThere’s no need to travel outside of Harlem to discover the perfect gift this holiday season. With scores of local entrepreneurs, small businesses, artists and artisans, there’s no better place to shop than the Shop Harlem Virtual Fair! Although this season is unlike any other let’s bring in the holidays the right way by supporting Harlem businesses throughout the holiday season.
Harlem, stand with us. We challenge 5,000 Harlemites to take the pledge to support Black-owned businesses this holiday season. With your help we can achieve this goal!
1. Share this blog post with your friends.
2. Purchase from businesses listed in our Shop Harlem Gift Guide to: https://bit.ly/2JBsjFE
3. Use hashtags #shopharlemfair #shopharlem2020 #EXPERIENCEHarlem when you shop.
4. Follow @experienceharlem for more info, giveaways and more.
Let’s keep Harlem alive and thriving! #shopharlem Show love to our community while making a loved one smile by shopping from businesses listed in our #ShopHarlem Holiday Gift Guide 2020.
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52-45 East 126th Street
For those of you curious about the activity on the south side of East 126th Street between Park/Madison, I thought I’d submit the initial visualizations that Odyssey House presented:
The current site is being demolished and a new building will replace it.
A spokesperson for Odyssey House who I spoke to in November note that:
The plans for the development have not changed since we presented them to the community in 2016. The project will provide a mix of 15 permanent supportive housing units for special needs, single adults and six apartments for single low-income tenants. All tenants will have access to front desk coverage and on-site building maintenance. The supportive housing tenants will receive case management services, vocational training, recreational activities, and access to medical and psychiatric services through community-based providers.
Odyssey house expects construction on the project to be completed by the end of 2021.