Harlem’s Frederick Douglass Boulevard featured in The New York Times

It’s always nice to see Harlem featured in The New York Times, and today the newspaper has an article on the evolution and growing popularity of Frederick Douglass Boulevard and some of the businesses that are adding some spice to the neighborhood. Leon Ellis, who opened the Moca Lounge in 2003 at 119th Street and Frederick Douglass Boulevard had the vision to see the potential for his business and said in the piece: “people thought I lost my mind.”  Well he was in fact on the right track, and since then he has opened the restaurant Chocolat, and Harlem Underground clothing boutique on Frederick Douglass Blvd.

In the NY Times article, writer KIA GREGORY also spotlights other popular joints found on FDB such as Bier International and Frederick Cafe, owned by partners Ousmane Keita and Chris Pollok, as well as one of our favorites Melba’s Restaurant, owned by Melba Wilson. Check out more of the restaurants and bars located on Frederick Douglass Boulevard and around Harlem.

Read the full New York Times article: A Boulevard in Harlem Undergoes a Resurgence