Once Upon Once on This Island With Tamyra Gray
There are probably a few ways to read the wondrous musical Once on This Island, which originally debuted in 1990 and was revived on Broadway in New York City in December 2017. Perhaps it’s a lesson about following your heart against incredible odds. Maybe it’s a tale about the occasional perils of falling in love across class and color lines. But then again, it could be a warning—much like the Hans Christian Andersen story on which the original book was based, The Little Merm
Wage hike is tipping point for restaurants
In February many of us were featured in a Crain's cover story as female entrepreneurs who were instrumental in Harlem's restaurant renaissance. The story provided concrete examples of the success of the area's minority- and women-owned businesses. Unfortunately, that status is now being threatened. Hollywood celebrities are pressuring Gov. Andrew Cuomo to eliminate the tip credit that restaurants can apply against the regular minimum wage when they pay tipped workers. As Cuom
MARCUS SAMUELSSON SHARES HIS FAVORITE HARLEM SPOTS & DETAILS ABOUT THIS YEAR'S HARLEM EATUP!
Do you have a favorite under-the-radar spot? MS: I don't know how under the radar it is, but I love Cove Lounge for their specialty cocktails. And of course, Marjorie Eliot's Jazz Parlor on Sundays.
A Taste of Harlem
At the end of March, I found myself in Harlem for 15 glorious hours. Trying to explain the plot twists that led to my trip there would take as long as the journey itself — suffice it to say that I accompanied Unapologetic artists IMAKEMADBEATS, A Weirdo From Memphis, Cameron Bethany, PreauXX, and C Major to a performance at Ginny's Supper Club, located in the basement of Marcus Samuelsson's famed Harlem eatery Red Rooster. Ashamedly, it was my first trip to the northern New Y