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StreetSquash

November 11,2018 | By Sovereign Associates

As a small real estate boutique, Sovereign Associates tries to give back to local communities and neighborhoods. StreetSquash is a wonderful nonprofit afterschool program servicing Harlem and Newark that Sovereign proudly supports as a corporate sponsor, and we are excited to announce that we have just employed our first StreetSquash alumnae as an intern! As part of our commitment to support and p...

The Apollo Theatre

November 5,2018 | By Sovereign Associates

The Apollo Theatre first opened its doors in 1914 and was known as Hurtig and Simon’s New Burlesque Theatre. At the time, like many places, African American’s were banned as both customers and performers. When Fiorello La Guardia launched is campaign against burlesque, the theatre was shut down in 1933, but it was reopened as the 125th Street Apollo Theatre. In 1934, the theatre la...

Halloween!

November 4,2018 | By Sovereign Associates

What’s Fall without Halloween? Nothing. It is nothing. Like every year, NYC was bursting with costume parties, haunted houses, festivals, and all kinds of spooky events to celebrate the epic day. Sovereign Associates brought all manner of Halloween cheer to the office this year as usual. We had a good time at our 3135 Broadway office, dressing up and welcoming the local children going ab...

Marshalls

October 20,2018 | By Sovereign Associates

It is more than likely that at some point or another, you’ll find yourself in need of the services of the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey. The Port Authority operates and maintains critical transportation and trade networks of all sorts including aviation, rail, and surface transport, throughout the NY/NJ region. Right by the majestic George Washington Bridge, which connects Manhat...

The Studio Museum in Harlem

October 14,2018 | By Sovereign Associates

The Studio Museum in Harlem is another amazing place in Northern Manhattan that celebrates a culture and shares their art and ideas with the world. The New York Bank gave local artists a space in 1979 for local artists to share their work. The museum was founded by artists, activists, and philanthropists who wanted to use their art to educate people about the African-American experience. It was th...

Schatzie the Butcher and Richie’s Burger Joint

October 13,2018 | By Sovereign Associates

Do you ever have those days when you are just craving a big juicy burger? Your mouth is watering and you know you don’t want anything fancy or hipster, just a classic fat beef burger. Well, in that case, you should head over to Schatzie’s at 2665 Broadway between 101st and 102nd street. This place serves classic burgers which you can pile high with your choice of toppings. And if you&r...

Absolute Bagels

October 7,2018 | By Sovereign Associates

I had an interesting conversation with a friend the other day about bagels. That's right. I said bagels. She was telling me about some people she knows who live in the South, not southern Manhattan, but South like the Carolina’s and Georgia and Louisiana. She told me that in the South they don’t have bagel stores. That’s absurd! Who doesn’t have bagel shops? Well, I gue...