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New York City and Pizza

Monday, November 23rd, 2009
Koronet Pizza

Koronet Pizza

Koronet Pizza is perfect choice for cheap, good pizza in New York City. It’s not gourmet but they’re open late and the the price is unbeatable. Located at 110 and Broadway, the small but tasty pizza joint serves up super jumbo sized pizza slices on chewy, soft, and tasty bread along with a tangy sauce that’s sure have you coming back for more.

Money? It’s cheap too, (starting at 3.25 per slice) and it’s worth every cent. New York City has lots of good pizza places and this is definitely one to add to your list of places to explore.

Outdoor Movies in Harlem

Wednesday, July 15th, 2009

Every Wednesday and Thursday night in July, rain or shine, the Historic Harlem Parks Coalition will host free films at its REEL HARLEM Film Festival. Screenings are programmed by the Maysles Institute, ImageNation Cinema Foundation and Reel Sisters of the Diaspora Film Festival and Lecture Series. Come early with a blanket and picnic basket and then later enjoy films about people of color under the stars.


Location 113th St. & Morningside Dr.
Rain Venue Church of the Master, 86 Morningside Ave. (between 121st & 122nd St.)
Nearest Subway #1 to 116th St. and Broadway


Wednesday, July 15,
7:30 pm Music Videos MJ: King of the Video Jukebox
8:30 pm Film Making Michael Jackson’s Thriller (John Landis, Jerry Kramer, USA, 60 min.)

Ok, last few weeks are all about Michael. But this is something you can’t miss staying in Harlem, at L-hostels. The late, great Michael Jackson’s Thriller is an almost 14-minute long music video for the song of the same name released on December 2, 1983 and directed by John Landis who also co-wrote the screenplay with Jackson. The mini-film music video was broadcast on MTV three weeks before Christmas 1983. It was the most expensive video of its time, costing $500,000, and Guinness World Records listed it in 2006 as the “most successful music video”, selling over 9 million units.This is a behind-the-scenes look at the making of this pop masterpiece.

Bring a blanket and enjoy!!!!

Bike tours NYC

Saturday, July 11th, 2009

One of the coolest way to do some sightseeing of New York and have fun is to ride a bike. Yes, not only Amsterdam or Berlin offers that option. Our city provides many opportunities to do this as well.
Before you go, you can study some maps:

If you want to rent a bike and discover Harlem, check:

MODSquad Cycles

Summer Hours


Monday-Friday: 10 – 7

Saturday: 10 – 6

Sunday: 12 – 5

2119 Frederick Douglass Blvd
btw 114th-115th Streets

for further travels check Bike and Roll

Pier 84, Hudson River Park
557 12th Avenue @ 43rd Street
5 blocks west of Time Square
Across from Circle Line Tours

100 Things to Do With Visitors This Summer

Wednesday, June 17th, 2009

One of my favorite NYC related websites published the list that might be extremly useful for you, Visitors at L-hostels as well as for your friends and friends of your friends.


It’s a list of 100 Things to Do With Visitors This Summer.
The recommendations are excellent and you will find them on following website:

My personal Top 10 items from that list for Summer 2009 fun:

1. Night at the museum.
2. Highline
3. Harlem Gospel Tours
4. Summer Stage in Central Park
5. Siren Festival

Studio B – Place to Be

Saturday, June 6th, 2009

Studio B, hard to find but yet legendary club in Brooklyn, Greenpoint. Don’t be scared when you get off the train and you think you are in the middle of nowhere because you so aren’t. Greenpoint is more and more trying to be the next number one of the hottest Brooklyn hoods. You will see a lot of warehouses there, on Banker street but only one of them has palm trees on the roof!!!!
Studio B is a crazy dancing place where you can see “creme de la creme” of a Djing world and people who know how to party. It has the vibe of good old dancing venues in the eighties. (At least that is how I remember them from the movies:)
Today it is Miike Snow; it’s an electropop trio out of Sweden (he is Lykke Li’s compatriot, I dig it!) that combined high-profile production duo Bloodsy and Avant with musician and composer Andrew Wyatt. The results are low-key, dramatic club dreamscapes.
Also playing the band which took its name after dramatic act of Natalie Portman to shave her head for Wachowski Brothers. – Natalie Portman’s Shaved Head.

Studio B

259 Banker St (between Calyer St and Meserole Ave)
Greenpoint, Brooklyn


Subway: L to Bedford Ave, G to Greenpoint Ave
Time: 10 p.m.
Tickets: advance $5, day of show $10

West Harlem Piers Park

Friday, May 29th, 2009


Ribbon Cutting Ceremony:
West Harlem Piers Park

Saturday, May 30, 2009 at 11:00 am
West 132nd Street & the Hudson River

Please join
Mayor Michael Bloomberg
Borough President Scott Stringer
Parks Commissioner Adrian Benepe
Economic Development Corp, President Seth Pinsky
Community Board 9 Chair Pat Jones
at the
Ribbon Cutting Ceremony –
a Historic Moment for West Harlem and the City of New York

Featuring The Dance Theatre of Harlem Ensemble and
music by
the Patience Higgins Trio

Dance into Spring in Harlem

Wednesday, May 13th, 2009

Nafisa Sharriff’s West African dance classes became a cult after being mentioned in a March issue of Time Out Magazine. While you are staying at L-Hostels do not loose the opportunity to participate in that event.
You can check it out for yourself tonight, when Ms. Shariff hosts her annual Dancing Into Spring event,
from 6 to 9pm,

P.S. 194 (242 W 144th St between Adam Clayton Powell Jr. Blvd [Seventh Ave] and Frederick Douglass Blvd [Eighth Ave],

As explained to us by Sharriff herself, participants will “meet, greet, meditate, exercise, dance, sing, talk of folklore and eat for free! This is a multicultural, intergenerational, interactive West African Dance Class that caters to the needs of the community and the family.” Be multicultural and do not miss the opportunity to explore the real spirit of the neighborhood you are staying in!!!

DEN Lounge

Saturday, May 2nd, 2009

Harlem’s #1 Saturday night event!

This is a Good, Fun party! A Sexy Weekly Event!

Music Ft. The Showstopper DJ. COOKZ. Birthday Packages include Complementary B-day Bottle of Champagne for group of 10 or More Dinner Package!

This is a sexy lounge & restaurant where the classy and trendy; lounge, dance, and celebrate! Every Saturday Live DJ’s, Sexy Crowd, Dinner, Appetizer, & Drinks Specials. Every body FREE With RSVP Admission Dress Code: Ladies – SHOES and SEXY Gentlemen- Collar Shirts, no Athletic wear no sneakers, no boots.

* THE DEN LOUNGE (2150 5th avenue between 131st and 132nd street)


Direction:Take the 2 or 3 to 135th or FDR drive to 135th