Friday, May 25, 2018


Harlem Bespoke: One of the houses on Striver Row at Number 253 West 138th Street went up on the market back in March for $3.899 million but then was reduced a month late to $3.75 million.  The   landmark residences with private parking out back have been garnering the interest of high-end buyers in the past year but the 5-family layout of this particular townhouse might be something to consider.  With that said, there are a lot of original details within and single-family homes in the historic district have sold for around $4 million in the past.  More details and phots can be found on the broker: LINK 2018


Harlem Bespoke:  We noticed signs around West Harlem designating curb-side parking space for a two year Carshare Pilot Program that the Department of Transportation is working on.  This is basically like Citi Bike but using Zipcar or Enterprise CaShare to rent out automobiles for a a short period of time.  There will be other reserved areas in Manhattan to park the said rented vehicles so the goal is to provide a quick way to rent a ride and also get parked quickly at the final destination.  It also appears that East Harlem will be included in the the pilot program. More on this program on the DOT site: LINK 2018


Saturday, June 9th, 3:00PM-8:00PM, A Luve Tale at Harlem Stage, 150 Convent Avenue by 135th Street. Set in culturally rich and historic Harlem, A Luv Tale is an edgy romantic comedy—digital series that examines friendship between four beautiful and cultural lesbians of color navigating their complex lives through a world of art, music, consciousness and love. This special Pride program is part film screening, part conversation and part uptown hang.  More details and tickets at the Harlem Stage site: LINK 2018


Harlem Bespoke: The rent pick of the week is a 3-bedroom at 723 St. Nicholas going for $2,935 a month.  This location at the corner of 146th Street is in the Sugar Hill Historic District and the express subway station is only one block away.  More details and photos can be found on Streeteasy: LINK 2018


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. 

Coffee and donuts at Shuteye on 116th between Lenox and 7th Ave: LINK

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

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

Tasting delicious Japanese curry at the new Curry-Ya UptownLINK

Saturday Morningside Farmers Market at 110th and Manhattan: LINK

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

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

Drinks at Hexagon Lounge on 142nd Street: LINK

Waffle ice cream sandwiches at Mikey Likes It on FDB: LINK

Discovering Japanese style crepes at Crepe Master on 116th: LINK

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

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

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

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

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

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 2018