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A Big Thank You to my Harlem Community

By Marcus Samuelsson | June 26, 2012

Children enjoying frozen treats

Harlem Swing Dance Society

The rain came and went, but under the awning of the Richard Rodgers Amphitheater the party was in full swing. Literally. Swing dancers jumped and jived their way around the stage to a crowd that didn’t seem to care about a few drops (and sometimes showers) pouring down. An electric Harlem crowd came out to celebrate the launch of Yes, Chef and what a celebration they got, thanks to all the participants that contributed to such a fantastic day. From the amazing singers of Vy Higgensen’s Gospel for Teens to Martiza from Harvest Home–there were so many people who made this day memorable. You have supported me at Red Rooster and now with the launch of Yes, Chef, but none of this would have been possible without you.  Read More


Mount Morris Fire Watchtower: An Innovation to Change History

By admin | August 19, 2011

Photo: Jeremy Seto

Photo: Jeremy Seto

By: Dylan Rodgers

Well before air surveillance, security cameras, fire hydrants, and smoke detectors, fire was far more devastating to communities; especially ones built like New York City (wooden buildings densely packed together).  Because household electricity had not yet been invented in the early 19th century, cooking, lighting, and heating were all accomplished by open flame, raising the risk of fire-related incidents. Read More


Come Celebrate the 4th Annual Marcus Garvey Day Celebration 2011

By admin | August 17, 2011

Marcus Garvey by ecarmen2020

Today, August 17, 2011, marks the 124th birthday of Marcus Mosiah Garvey, Jr.  Dubbed the first national hero of Jamaica as a free country, Marcus Garvey lived nothing short of a spectacular life.  To celebrate his life, the Afrikan Nationalist Pioneer Movement and the Afrikan International Merchants Agency will host the 4th Annual Marcus Garvey Day Celebration at the Marcus Garvey Park where there will be a parade, food, and music along with speeches by Reverend Dr. Herbert Daughtry, Dr. Leonard Jeffries, and more. Read More


Marcus Garvey Park: Over a 150 Years in the Making

By admin | August 8, 2011

Photo: Pieter-Edelman

Photo: Pieter-Edelman

By: Dylan Rodgers

High above the streets a little girl wearing a lime green shirt and shorts stands as a giant in Harlem. She can see Yankee Stadium, the Empire State Building, Grant’s Tomb, and the Harlem River each in a different direction. She is by no means an abnormally tall little girl, she just happens to be standing 70 feet above street-level on one of Marcus Garvey Park‘s many historical elements: the Acropolis. Read More


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Whether it’s finding the best goat tacos in LA, spotting a well-worn vintage bag in Sweden, or interviewing the “crab man” selling seafood on a corner in Harlem, we tell stories seen from Chef Marcus Samuelsson‘s point of view. strives to create conversations about food, nutrition, culture, art, and design. We want to find Read More


Streetbird Rotisserie
Marcus’ Bermuda
Eatery Social Taqueria
Red Rooster Harlem
Ginny’s Supper Club
Uptown Brasserie
American Table Cafe and Bar
Kitchen and Table
American Table Brasserie and Bar
Marc Burger