ABOUT SUGAR HILL CREAMERy
Sugar Hill Creamery was an idea brought upon by the ‘sweet life’ that so many generations in Sugar Hill sought. As long time Harlem residents, we dreamt of this ‘sweet life’ while living on St. Nicholas Ave and 148th Street. After years of growth in our respective industries, Sugar Hill Creamery was built in the Mount Morris Park District of Harlem, our current neighborhood, as a tribute to our love for each other and our neighbors, past and present.
The shop is a love affair between community and food – something all our neighbors can share and take part. Dedicated to local collaborations and the best ingredients, we offer homemade dairy and nondairy ice creams and treats like floats, ice cream sandwiches, push pops, and sundaes.
For over a century, Sugar Hill and Harlem have set high bars. for artistry, literature, music and food in New York. We plan to keep the same standard and will continue to promote all that Harlem has and will continue to create.
Nick Larsen and Petrushka Bazin Larsen
After attending the University of St. Thomas in Minnesota, Nick moved to New York City to pursue a career as a stand-up comedian. For five years, Nick supported himself by waiting tables while, “being funny, just not that funny.” Finished with showbiz types, Nick graduated from the International Culinary Center and began his ascension through some of New York City’s finest dining establishments. He worked for David Bouley’s flagship restaurant as Maitre D’Hotel, and then joined Blue Hill as Service Director under Dan Barber. Nick became the General Manager of the highly-regarded restaurant Telepan. There he lead a team of 40 employees including front of house and kitchen staff while overseeing the restaurant's daily operations. He is currently head of acquisitions for the procurement of ice cream and confections for his oldest daughter Ila.
A resident of Harlem for close to 15 years, Petrushka is the Executive Director of the Reading Team, a literacy-based non-profit located in Harlem. Prior to her appointment at the Reading Team, she worked as Vice President for Programs & Education at the Brooklyn Children’s Museum and Program Director at the Laundromat Project, a non-profit organization committed to building resilient neighborhoods using art, art making, and culture as platforms for meaningful exchanges between New York residents. She is the also the proud mom to young girls under the age of five.