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My Love of Pumpkin!

image 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.

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125 Street Library Closing for Repairs

imageEast 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. 

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Rise and Grind Coffee Shop

Rise and Grind OutsideEast 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.

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AppleBee’s Opens!

image 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.

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World Meet Dax

imageWhat 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.

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The Incredible Candy Shop

imageTucked away near the corner of 110th Street and Third Avenue like a fantastic new secret too incredible to believe is the Coco Le Vu Candy Shop and Party Room. The exact location is 202 East 110 Street. Few if any business establishment in East Harlem will impress your mind, eyes and sweet tooth like Coco Le Vu.

Walking into the store is like walking into one of those colorized dreams we all rarely have. You’d think you were at the Willie Wanka movie set. Upon walking in you are greeted with a great looking well decorated store. There are green, teal, orange and black stripped walls, in front of which are beautiful white cabinets filled with candies.

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