Congestion Pricing; Another Tax
August 19,2023 -Well it looks like Congestion Pricing will come to New York City. What it means is that cars coming into certain areas of Manhattan at certain times will be taxed for it. Their freedom of movement will be taxed. All in a supposed effort to ease congestion. Our congestion mostly occurs for about two hours each day and is part of any major city. In fact it’s a sign of a successful city. One in which good are needed, purchased and sold. The question is, why play with the flow of goods into the city? And remember, it’s a city for god’s sake! What are those proposing this new tax expect? Empty streets? And why even have that expectation? People and goods have to get around or commerce and food will dry up. Knowing that no matter traffic will still in fact stay congested, city elected officials have chosen to tax cars much like they tax cigarettes. With the knowledge that their tax won’t stop the cars or smokers. Quick and easy money!Read Story
My Love of Pumpkin!
East Harlem - November 27, 2013 - Anyone who has ever walked into my bakery quickly figures out that I have a special place in my heart for pumpkin. The Best Pumpkin Cake in the World is our signature dessert. It sits at the top of our menu and it comes in many forms: a cupcake, a coffee cake, it can be gluten free or sugar free
It is that time of year, where everywhere you turn a pumpkin is being picked, carved, etched, painted, roasted or merely being used as a decorative piece. For most children – and some adults— the month of October and much of November means Halloween candy, Halloween costumes and more Halloween candy. Pumpkin pies, pumpkin cake and anything pumpkin. Thankfully, at Aromas, we celebrate Pumpkin all year long.Read Story
125 Street Library Closing for Repairs
East Harlem, October 9, 2013 - The New York Public Library’s 125th Street Library To Close Through Winter For Building Improvements and will open later in 2014 when repairs are completed.
The New York Public Library is upgrading safety and temperature control functions at the 125th Street Library as part of continuing efforts to improve local branches. To facilitate these important improvements, the branch will be closed for several months through late winter, beginning October 1st.
The building will receive upgrades for the heating and cooling of the library, as well the ventilation system. Upgrades will also be made to the fire detection and prevention system.Read Story
Rise and Grind Coffee Shop
East Harlem - June 24, 2013 - For the last six months the East Harlem Community has been treated to the Rise and Grind Cafe. The Cafe, a brainchild of business owner Dani Rylan on January 2, 2013. It is a small cafe with large ambitions. Designed by Ms. Rylan, it is well laid out. There is even a board on which to write. Each day a Daily Word is posted on their website. Customers who mention the word are given a discount. When asked about the Cafe’s location, owner Dani Rylan said that the location afforded her a good business opportunity. And right she was from the look at all the customers which the cafe attracts each and every day. The Cafe is smart looking.Read Story
December - 2012 - AppleBee’s Opens a new store at the East River Plaza Mall. The beautiful eatery is housed in a built from scratch building. And as is the tradition for AppleBee’s, it reflects some of the community in which it is located. The wall are all covered in photo of local people, places and schools.
AppleBee’s Grand Opening Ceremony was held near noon time, with much fanfare on December 10, 2012.Read Story
World Meet Dax
What or who is Dax? Glad you asked. Because Mr. Dax Feliz is someone very special in our community. Born almost 20 years ago, Dax attended East Harlem schools, including Central Park East and the East Harlem Tutorial Program. He was a member of the East Harlem Tutorial Program Robotics Team (after school program portion) which attended the Robotic Championships in Atlanta.Read Story