Tuesday, March 29, 2011

☞ REMEMBER: The Harlem Presidential Visit 2011

We were checking out the scene early in the afternoon for the presidential visit and then eventually wandered back over around 5:40 PM to get a glimpse of the action.  Earlier on in the day nothing much was happening except that the barricades were up and a few curious onlookers tried to get a peek inside of the Red Rooster (top photo).  The evening time was a different matter and crowds had gathered at all four corners of Lenox and 125th Street.  Each of the lower photos show folks trying to get a glimpse on the 127th Street side of Lenox but large trucks blocked off most of the view.  Sylvia's was pretty much all that was visible at this vantage point and President Obama arrived apparently around 6:12 PM so we called it a night.


  1. A great day for Harlem and the Red Rooster, there was an upbeat carnival like atmosphere on the streets with many hoping to catch a glimpse of President Obama.

  2. I was standing out there on the south side of Lenox (opposite Sylvia's) and I must say that it was an absolutely fun crowd. The police officer (name was either Robert or RIchard) was just as amusing.

    Another great day for Harlem.

    Nik: Brunette...with Blonde Tendencies