Zaro's, the fourth-generation bakery known for its quintessentially New York goodies–everything from bagels to black and white cookies to cheesecake–just opened its first shop in Harlem.
Like most of its other locations, this newest one on East 125th Street (1825 Park Avenue to be exact) is mere steps from a big commuter hub: the Harlem-125th Street Station on the Metro-North train line.
Geisha Sushi, the first sushi spot to arrive in Hamilton Heights a little over five years ago, has moved next door–and will eventually grow in size.
The neighborhood pioneer, popular for its affordable sushi, sashimi, bento boxes as well as cocktails, wine and beer, is now located at 3472 Broadway between 141st and 142nd Streets–just a few steps north of the old storefront currently under scaffolding.
For the next few weekends Harlem will be bursting with holiday markets where you can check off everyone on your list. Schedule your time wisely, though, for they'll be gone in the blink of a Christmas tree light. Listed in chronological order (a few events run on multiple weekends–be sure to check below):