Monday, January 16, 2017


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Friday, January 13, 2017


Loft 142 opened on Broadway by 142nd Street back in 2015 but has shuttered this past December.  With that said, some good news is in the works based on a message to our inbox last night.  A new proprietor has taken over the cozy corner space and has informed us that  Off The Grid Pub & Grub will be opening the first week of February. The over all concept will be a cozy bar that offers 16 draft beers, draft wine, craft cocktails and a variety of craft whisky in addition to great Mexican American food.   This location definitely has a lot of potential and could be the next hot spot for the heights in the coming month so stay tuned for more details as the story develops further.   More on Loft 142 can be found in our pas post: LINK


Number 412 West 145th Street went up for auction back in October at $1 million and now Streeteasy has revealed that the address in Hamilton Heights has sold for $2.08 million.  The fixer-upper has been chopped up into 5 small apartments so it is unclear if more legal paperwork is needed to convert everything into a more desirable single-family layout.  This townhouse is only 16-foot-wide but is located just around the corner from the 145th Street express subway so could increase in value if the right renovations come about.  More details on Streeteasy: LINK


Atmos on 125th Street just west of 7th Avenue was probably the first Japanese boutique business to arrive uptown several years ago and is still a destination spot for street style enthusiasts.  Sneakers are the main attraction here and limited editions drops often have lines waiting out front on the morning they first arrive.  We also like just checking out the funky window displays that are alway changing week to week.  Those who are looking for the latest cool kicks should definitely check the shop out:


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 neighborhood to try out this  holiday weekend.  

Harlem Pride Friday at Peque tapas on West 145th Street: 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

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

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

South French cuisine at RDV on FDB by West 112th Street: LINK

The new Circa 1970 exhibit at the Studio Museum on 125th Street: LINK

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

LGBT history at the new Gay Gotham exhibit at MCNY at 103rd 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

Drinks at the Sunday LGBT Pride Night at Hogshead Tavern: LINK

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