Dining With Miss Lil: LaToya Ruby Frazier’s Artworks On Display At GBE In Harlem

LaToya Ruby Frazier’s Artworks on Display at GBE in Harlem

Since becoming a recipient of a MacArthur Foundation Fellowship in 2015, LaToya Ruby Frazier has been the subject of numerous solo presentations of her work in recent exhibitions in Brooklyn, NY, New York, NY, Seattle, WA, Boston, MA and Pittsburgh, PA to name a few.  Continue Reading →

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Dining With Miss Lil: Chef José Andrés Is Helping Puerto Rico Hurricane Survivors

By Lil Nickelson

Washington, DC’s only true hero, Chef José Andrés, has once again jumped into action in response to a natural disaster.   Continue Reading →

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Food Bank For NYC And Forbes Discuss Fight Against NYC Hunger

By Lil Nickelson

On Thursday, September 7th, 2017 Food Bank For New York City and Forbes, in partnership with NationSwell held a moderated panel discussion focused on what’s next in the fight against hunger. Continue Reading →

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Dining With Miss Lil: The 2017 Pelham Fritz Basketball League Scholars

By Lil Nickelson

On Sunday, August 6th, 2017 The Pelham Fritz Basketball League (“PFBL”) Scholarship Fund, Inc. held their annual awards ceremony in the 2nd floor art gallery at the Harlem State Office Building in conjunction with NYS Assembly woman Inez Dickens. Continue Reading →

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Dining With Miss Lil: Whole Foods Market Harlem Opens In Grand Style

By Lil Nickelson

On Friday July 21st, 2017, the 40,000-square-foot Whole Foods Market Harlem opened in grand style.  Continue Reading →

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Dining With Miss Lil: Restoring The Beauty To Harlem’s Parks

By Lil Nickelson

Harlem is home to some of NYC’s most beautiful parks.  Last month on Monday, June 19th, 2017 the NYC Parks Department held a waterfall restoration ceremony at Morningside Park at 112th Street and Manhattan Avenue in Harlem, NYContinue Reading →

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Dining With Miss Lil: Mumbai Masala Indian Grill is a Great Place to Eat

By Lil Nickelson and photographs by Rudy Collins

Mumbai Masala Indian Grill opened on June 1 st and the décor and atmosphere sets the tone for a new dining experience in the Hamilton Heights section of Harlem. Continue Reading →

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Dining With Miss Lil At The 3rd Annual Harlem EatUp! Festival 2017 (Photographs)

By Lil Nickelson

The 3rd annual Harlem’ Festival took place from May 15th through May 21st throughout various venues in the village of Harlem. On Tuesday, May 16th Prudential Insurance sponsored a five-course meal at Ginny’s Supper Club in the lower level of Red Rooster Harlem. Continue Reading →

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Dining With Miss Lil: NYCWFF’s Midnight in Harlem

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By Lil Nickelson

New York City Wine and Food Festival (NYCWFF) 2016 saved the best for last on Saturday night of October 15th, 2016; namely the sold-out Midnight Jazz Breakfast that was held at The Cecil and Minton’s restaurants in Harlem from 11:30 pm until 1:30 am. Continue Reading →

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The Garifuna People in New York City

miriam-suazo-moore-at-100816-garifuna-perormance1By Lil Nickelson

On October 8th 2016 a Saturday evening, my friend Cherlyn Davis invited me to attend a dance performance with her at Symphony Space on the upper West side that one of her fellow shareholders Felix Gamboa, in her Esplanade Gardens building had invited her to attend.  Continue Reading →

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Dining With Miss Lil: The BIG Chocolate Show 2016

big-chocolate-showThe BIG Chocolate Show came to NYC and it was a chocolicious treat; I do declare.  The BIG Chocolate Show was held the second weekend in October 2016; press preview day was on Friday, October 7th and it was open to the public on Saturday, October 8th and Sunday, October 9th.  2016. Continue Reading →

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Join HW’s Lil Nickelson At The Ninth Annual Let Us Eat Local Tasting Benefit 2016

foodOn November 1, 2016, Just Food, a non-profit organization that empowers and supports community leaders working to bring fresh, local food to underserved neighborhoods, will host its ninth annual Let Us Eat Local Tasting Benefit. Continue Reading →

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A Reflection On Harlem’s Historical Parks

st-nicholas-park-in-fallBy Lil Nickelson

Harlem contains four (4) parks within its borders: Marcus Garvey Park on the east side, Morningside Park and St. Nicholas Park in its interior and Jackie Robinson Park in West Harlem.  Continue Reading →

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Lil Nickelson Talks Harlem Food On The Danny Tisdale Show

lil nickelson dining with miss lil finalGrab a tea, and listen to Lil Nickelson, Harlem World Magazine‘s senior Food Writer of Dining With Miss Lil and Danny Tisdale as they talk Harlem food on The Danny Tisdale Show. Continue Reading →

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Dining With Miss Lil: The Edge Cafe, A Welcome Addition

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By Lil Nickelson

The Edge Café is a welcome addition to my neighborhood.  The Edge is located at 101 Edgecombe Avenue, New York, N.Y. 10030 on the Northwest corner of 139th Street (212 939-9688 www.edgecafeharlem.com). Continue Reading →

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Dining With Miss Lil: The Two Faces of An Executive Chef

Chef Matthew Tivy and Miss Lil1By Lil Nickelson

I finally met Executive Chef/Owner Matthew Tivy this past summer after I had reviewed two French bistro establishments out of the three restaurants in his food business empire that he co owns or manages in Manhattan; Chez Lucienne in Harlem on Lenox Avenue near 125th Street and Café du Soleil on the Upper West Side near 104th Street and Broadway.  Continue Reading →

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Jolie Patisserie: Hot New Bakery To Try In Harlem

Jolie Patisserie

Jolie Patisserie

Pastry chef Moha Orchid is behind Jolie, which opened this past spring with an article Dining With Miss Lil: Harlem’s Newest Pastry Shop on Harlem World Magazine by Senior Food writer Lil Nickelson this past summer.
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Dining With Miss Lil: You Have to Go to By The Hudson Restaurant

bth interiorBy Lil Nickelson

By The Hudson Restaurant & Lounge (“BTH”) is appropriately named because it is physically located by The Hudson River is located at 712 West 125th Street in between 12th Avenue and Riverside Drive just before you make the left to head for West Side Highway’s entrance ramp heading South.  Continue Reading →

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Get Community Chef Tickets To Let Us Eat Local

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Join Just Food  and  more than 40 of New York City’s  most celebrated chefs
on  Monday, October 5th   for Let Us Eat Local, Just Food’s eighth annual tasting benefit.

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Dining With Miss Lil: BMA 1st Annual Awards Reception

BMA Reception Organizers2By Lil Nickelson

Growing up in the Hamilton Heights section of Harlem in the 1960s and 1970s, I don’t recall any vacant commercial real estate spaces on Amsterdam Avenue, Broadway, Convent Avenue or St. Nicholas Avenue from like 135th Street up to 155th Street.  Continue Reading →

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The New Harlem World Locals Show With Lil Nickelson

lil nickelson in harlemIt’s the debut of the Harlem World Locals Show. Great personalities from the beautiful scene of historic Harlem. Today’s first guest is long time local Lil Nickelson, she is community food chef, a food entrepreneur and senior food editor with Harlem World magazine.
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Dining With Miss Lil: Harlem’s Newest Pastry Shop

Front Entrance of Jolie Patisserie

By Lil Nickleson

Jolie Patisserie is the newest patisserie shop to open up in Harlem and is located at 2453 Adam Clayton Powell Jr. Boulevard in between 142nd and 143rd Streets.  Jolie Patisserie is the latest food business to be owned and operated Pastry Chef Moha Orchid.

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Dining With Miss Lil: Cafe du Soleil is Cool Daddy

Cafe du Soleil Front DoorBy Lil Nickelson

Café du Soleil is a cool French bistro restaurant located at 2723 Broadway (in between 104 and 105th Streets) on the upper West side of Manhattan that has a warm, relaxing and inviting atmosphere about it.  Continue Reading →

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