The Harlem EatUp! food festival starts on 14 May just one opportunity residents and enthusiastic newcomers have to celebrate and develop the culture of this historic New York district
It was after midnight on a Wednesday and Paris Blues, Harlems oldest surviving jazz bar, was standing-room only. The dive has remained, stubbornly, much the way it has since it opened in 1969. Theres neither a cover charge nor fancy cocktails and patrons can help themselves to barbecued chicken and other comfort food for free. In the corner, Samuel Hargress Jr, the 81-year-old owner who lives on the premises, was holding court in a fedora and tweed jacket.
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