The manager of Amy Ruth’s
one of Harlem
’s oldest restaurants. He is also a member of a group of beekeeper
s who live in Manhattan
. They raise honeybees
on the roofs of buildings and harvest the honey
. The fresh honey is used in his Honey Bar-B-Q chicken
at the restaurant. The bees also help to keep New York
's flowers and fruit gardens fertile.
Local kids who might not otherwise have the chance to learn about farming frequent the beehive of the roof of Amy Ruth’s.
Before he came to run the restaurant he was the chauffeur for both Jesse Jackson and Al Sharpton. Carl is the kind of guy who seems to know everyone (and everyone knows him)
If you need to get the low down on New York or Harlem politics the first thing you do is stop by Amy Ruth’s and ask Carl. He’ll give you the straight dope.