Harlem’s Restaurant Row to offer food trucks and vendors starting May 10 | NY Daily News

BY / NEW YORK DAILY NEWS

The Gorilla Cheese truck also participated in the Harlem Food Truck Rally. (Photo: Jeanne Noonan | NY Daily News)

Harlem’s bustling Restaurant Row will have a fleet of new four-wheeled competitors beginning next month.

A week after a successful dry run, food trucks and vendors — including some from the community — will be a recurring fixture each Saturday on Frederick Douglass Blvd. when Harlem Eats returns May 10, organizers told The News.

“It’s going to be an eclectic mix of food trucks and gourmet street food vendors,” said Jessica Chornesky, founder of Harlem Eats, which originally launched under the name Harlem Food Truck Rally on April 5.

The first-ever Harlem Food Truck Rally, which drew popular cheeseteak purveyor Shorty’s and sliders from Mr. Nice Guy, descended on a vacant Frederick Douglass Blvd. lot — also known as Restaurant Row — between W. 117th and 118th Sts.

Read more: Harlem’s Restaurant Row to offer food trucks and vendors starting May 10 – NY Daily News.

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Spread Love: Last Day To Support Uptown’s Own Emmanuel “Dj Boy” Abreu

BY Led Black (@Led_Black)

First of all, congrats to our very own Emmanuel “Dj Boy” Abreu for reaching his Indiegogo pledge goal. That is a terrific accomplishment from one of the most humble and hardest working people I know. With that said, you still have a few hours to contribute to the campaign. So if you haven’t hit the Contribute Now button yet, please do so right now. So here is the deal. Dj Boy was chosen to take part in the prestigious 360 Xochi Quetzal artist residency. In fact, Dj Boy was the only photographer chosen out of a total of 160 applicants. Dj Boy will spend the month of May traversing Mexico capturing it’s magic in much the same way he has done for Uptown in the last 4 years. While the residency provides room and board, airfare is not included. The funds will also go a long way in helping him properly gear up for the life-defining trip. My good friend Dj Boy has given of himself freely for this community, let’s return the favor and show that man some love.

Please spread some Uptown Love and support via the link below.

http://indiegogo.com/projects/a-visual-trip-to-mexico-by-emmanuel-dj-boy-abreu

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Uptown Video: Crazed Man Survives Being Run Over By Train

No bueno – not sure how this dude made it out alive but he is one lucky crazed drug addict. The video taken on the 175th street A Train Station on December 28th 2013, shows an emotionally disturbed young man on the train tracks while some of his friends try to rescue him from certain death. The man survives the accident essentially unscathed but the video illustrates the dangers of illicit drug use. Do not try this at home kids.

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Uptown Video: The Mixtapes EP Documentary

Imagine working over a year on an album and just weeks before the release date your laptop crashes, erasing the songs you’ve perfected. This is what happened to artist/producer Dominante earlier this year. When his latest album, The Mixtapes EP, was about to be released his laptop crashed.

In the The Mixtapes EP documentary the Washington Heights native explains to Ms. Viva Voce why his laptop crashing was a hidden blessing. Dominante, who has been blending hip-hop, merengue, reguetton and bachata like no one else, opens about his process, the making of The Mixtapes EP and what’s in store in the near future.

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Rangel and Challengers Meet in First Debate of Primary Campaign | NY Times

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From left, State Senator Adriano Espaillat, the Rev. Michael A. Walrond and Representative Charles B. Rangel, all Democrats, on Thursday night at Abyssinian Baptist Church in Harlem. (Photo: Ruby Washington | NY Times)

The grizzled incumbent trumpeted his experience, pounding on the table for emphasis while insisting, to laughter, that he wouldn’t cling to his seat “till I drop dead.”

The two-time challenger spoke about his immigrant roots and promised to be a “unifying voice” for an increasingly diverse district.

The political novice, for his part, decried the narcissism of career politicians and condemned the incumbent as part of a “do-nothing Congress.”

On Thursday night, Charles B. Rangel, the longtime congressman from Harlem, faced two fellow Democrats in a feisty 90-minute debate, the first of the Democratic primary campaign. Mr. Rangel, 83, came back from scandals to win a hard-fought race two years ago against Adriano Espaillat, a state senator, born in the Dominican Republic, who embodies the hopes of the district’s growing Dominican population. Mr. Espaillat is challenging Mr. Rangel again, along with the Rev. Michael A. Walrond, a Baptist pastor with close ties to the Rev. Al Sharpton.

Read more: Rangel and Challengers Meet in First Debate of Primary Campaign – NYTimes.com.

Related: Op-Led: The Winds of Change are blowing through Uptown!

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