Tuesday, September 18, 2018

DWELL: THE HOUDINI HOUSE SOLD LOWER

Harlem Bespoke: The Harry Houdini House at 278 West 113th Street had a contract out earlier in the year based on the reduced asking price of $3.6 million and now records show that everything closed for $3.22 million back in May.  As previously mentioned, this unique brownstone not only has an amazing pedigree but also has a distinct balcony and portico at the front entrance.  Original details are intact within and the location by the FDB commercial corridor is quite ideal.  With that said, the three-family layout might be an issue with a higher end buyer but there is definitely a lot of potential to this historic address.  More details and photos can be found on the broker site: LINK

HarlemBespoke.com 2018

SEE: ANTIGONE IN FERGUSON AT HARLEM STAGE

Thursday, September 13th, 7:30PM through Saturday, October 13th, 7:30PM,  Antigone in Ferguson,  at Harlem Stage, 150 Convent Avenue by 135th Street. The five-week run of Theater of War Productions' original project Antigone in Ferguson at Harlem Stage debuts in September.  This innovative project will fuse dramatic readings by leading actors—Samira Wiley, Paul Giamatti, Tamara Tunie, Adepero Oduye, and others—of Sophocles' Antigone with live choral music performed by a choir of activists, police officers, youth, and concerned citizens from Ferguson and New York City. Each performance will culminate in a powerful, audience-driven discussion on race and social justice.  More details and FREE ticket RSVP can be found online at the Harlem Stage site: LINK

HarlemBespoke.com 2018

CONSTRUCTION: 565 WEST 144TH STREET

Harlem Bespoke: A massive fire devastated Hamilton Heights last November at 565 West 144th Street but it appears that the building will proceed with a restoration.  The disaster created unstable conditions and the roof had to be removed but the rest of prewar still stands today.  Permits on the DOB site show that work on plumbing and general construction had been approved recently so everything now will be fixed up sooner than later.  Hopefully the families that were left homeless can return in the next year or so.  More on the story can be found in our past post: LINK

HarlemBespoke.com 2018

INTRODUCING: CARA LYNCH EXHIBIT AT MORRIS-JUMEL

Opening Reception, Friday, September 21st, 7:00PM-10:00PM, Shattered Dreams and Intimate Treasures: The Work of Cara Lynch at Morris-Jumel Mansion, 65 Jumel Terrace at 161st Street.  Shattered Dreams and Intimate Treasures explores the discarded sentiments and objects that form her sumptuous, glittering and reflective work. The pieces in the exhibition are directly influence by nineteenth century assemblages be it her sculptural references to Sailor’s Valentines or her reflective panels recalling the elaborately plated Venetian mirrors. The promises found on discarded cards and leaflets proclaiming access to the beyond or the fulfillment of dreams and wishes form the inspiration of her reflective pieces that both ask the question to and reflect the image of the viewer through the artifice of acrylic mirrors and beads.  RSVP on the Morris-Jumel website: LINK

HarlemBespoke.com 2018

☞ FOLLOW: BESPOKE VIA TWITTER

Harlem Bespoke also has a Twitter account with over 6,415 followers for those who want daily updates about stuff that is happening in the neighborhood. If you Twitter, check out our Harlem tweets and join here: LINK