Saturday, August 19, 2017


Harlem Bespoke:  Shake Shack newest eatery on Broadway and the corner of 116th Street has announced an official opening date for next Wednesday, August 23rd at 11:00AM and will surely be one of the biggest debuts of the year. The beloved New York burger destination spot has had lines of fans waiting for the natural patties, hotdogs, crispy crinkle fries and namesake shakes forming all over downtown for years and now will be debuting north of 110th street.  Shake Shack has also teamed up with uptown artist Leon Johnson to create a unique dining experience and will be hosting a special preview night for readers of Harlem Bespoke.

In celebration of the big event, Shake Shack will be offering up a FREE night of food and festivities on Tuesday, August 22nd with Harlem Bespoke. Friends and family can RSVP along with an additional guest for the special community event which will run from 5:00PM to 7:00PM.  There are limited amount of reservations so make sure to sign up today: LINK 2017

Friday, August 18, 2017


Harlem Bespoke: The rent pick of week is a 2-bedroom at 314 West 142nd Street going for $1,995 a month.  We like this location by Edgecombe because it is a 5 minute walk away to the express trains on 145th Street and the commercial corridor on that thoroughfare.  For more photos and contact information, check out the listing on Streeteasy: LINK


Harlem Bespoke: We walked by the former BTH restaurant space on far west 125th Street by. the Hudson River this week and noticed construction permits have been posted on the window.  After doing some research at the DOB site, it has now become apparent that the interior will be gutted to make way for a new coffee shop.  We like this idea since the original storefront at the address was an old fashion diner and retuning to that concept might be a little more approachable than the previous business which closed last fall.  Check out what the original Hudson Diner looked like in our past post: LINK 2017


Keep it all uptown and help out Harlem's great local businesses over the weekend.  Below is the Bespoke list of what is new and notable in the north neighborhoods to try out this upcoming weekend. 

Listening to the outdoor jazz festival at the Morris-Jumel Mansion: LINK

Drag Brunch on Saturday at The Honeywell by 148th Street: LINK

Trying out artisan pizza slices at Uncle Tony's by 139th Street: LINK

Shopping at the new Whole Foods on Lenox at125th Street: LINK

Tasting ice cream at Sugar Hill Creamery on Lenox by 119th: LINK

Visiting the new Wallach Gallery in Manhattanville by 125th Street: LINK

The new Regarding the Figure exhibit at Studio Museum on 125th: LINK

Hanging out at the Bierstrasse beer garden on 12th Avenue: LINK

Giant buttermilk biscuit sandwiches at Morningside coffee on Lenox: LINK

Visiting Bo's Bagels on 116th early in the morning before they sell out: LINK

Saturday Morningside Farmers Market at 110th and Manhattan: LINK

Dinner service at Clay on Manhattan Avenue and 123rd Street: LINK 

Grabbing coffee at Little Bean on St. Nicholas and 111th Street: LINK

Drinks at the new Honeywell in Hamilton Heights on Broadway: LINK

Eating hand-made tacos at the Oso on Amsterdam and 140th Street: LINK

Checking out the new location of Charle's Pan Fried Chicken on FDB: LINK

Trying out the brunch burger at RDV on FDB by West 112th Street: LINK

Sipping java at the new Harlem Coffee Co. on Lenox by 118th: LINK

Seeing the new cultural photo exhibit at El Museo Del Barrio: LINK

Tacos and tequila at the new La Diagonal on St. Nicholas: LINK

Japanese style crepes at Crepe Master on Fifth Avenue by 125th: LINK

Weekend brunch service at Belle on ACP 7th Avenue by 139th Street: LINK

New local brew and pizza at Hop House on FDB and 120th Street: LINK

Checking out the new Harlem Shake location on East 111th Street: LINK

Discovering the East Harlem Bottling Co. on Lexington by 107th Street: LINK

Seafood and craft cocktails at the new B2 Harlem on West 119th: LINK

Trying out southern whiskey at Uptown Bourbon by 152nd Street: LINK

Drinks at the new Alibi lounge on 7th Avenue by 139th Street:  LINK

Trying out burgers at Harlem Burger Co. on FDB and 118th Street: LINK

Slurping up authentic ramen at R.O.K.C on Broadway by 141st Street: LINK

Brunch or dinner at Sottocasa Pizzeria on Lenox by 121st Street: LINK

Tasting delicious Japanese curry at the new Curry-Ya Uptown: LINK

Eating great Italian at Fumo on Amsterdam and 139th Street: LINK

Destination worthy brunch at Solomon & Kuff on 12th Avenue: LINK

Sunday Brunch at Mountain Bird on East 110th Street: LINK

Tasting incredible Edomae style sushi at Inoue on Lenox and 129th: LINK 2017

Thursday, August 17, 2017


Harlem Bespoke: Number 127 West 120th Street has been on the market for the past year now and has had quite a few changes in asking price.  When the 3-family brownstone in the Mount Morris Park Historic District arrived on the market in 2016, everything was going for $3.6 million but would soon increase to $3.825 million by the first quarter of this year.  By April, the price went down to $3.75 million and landed back at $3.6 million last month.  The interior probably needs some updating in certain areas but the location just 5 blocks from the express trains and the new Whole Foods will probably be of interest to those looking for an uptown brownstone.  More details can be found on Streeteasy: LINK