Sunday, May 1, 2016


Sunday, May 1st,  1:00PM-6:00PM, Sugar Hill Market x La Maison d'Art, 259 West 132nd Street, just east of FDB.  Insider website Thrillist along with AM New York has listed Sugar Hill Market as one of the best events in NYC to attend in the past year but many uptowners already know that.  The HB curated boutique market has had some great word of mouth and also awesome shout outs by New York Magazine, Time Out, and New York Daily News in the past.  The acclaimed local popup also features new artwork exhibits hanging on the gallery walls which have been popular with collectors visiting the market.  SHM will now be on a 2 week cycle for spring in Central Harlem.  Follow the SHM Instagram account for more daily updates:  LINK

Friday, April 29, 2016


After being on the market for just a month at $2.6 million,  Number 131 West 136th Street now has a contract out.  The 2-family located just east of Lenox Avenue has moderate upgrades but the minimalist approach somehow works here. Express subways are just a  block south and the up-and-coming 7th Avenue corridor around 135th is also nearby.  With that said, this is one of those facades without a stoop out front and the original cornice has been removed at some point in time.  More on the broker site: LINK


On a trip up to Washinton Heights in the past week, we discovered that the Morris-Jumel Mansion was not the only detached housed in the neighborhood. At a green patch of public land on Amsterdam by 170th Street, there appears to be a formerly grand manor made for the avian population of the neighborhood. The open porch with the majestic columns have seen better days but this 2-square-foot fixer upper might just need less then $100 dollars or so to restore the prewar charms.  A glue gun, nails and fresh coat of paint with a little elbow grease could really turn around this property but the ownership of the estate is still unclear.


Ground breaking for 69 East 125th Street started about a year ago and now the building is rising quickly.  Walking by the block just west of Park Avenue this week, we noticed that 7 floors are now complete but more will come along in the months ahead.  This new construction will go up past the majestic Corn Exchange Building that is a couple of doors east and will be at 12 stories all together when finished.  For more details and a rendering of the finished residential complex, check out our past post: LINK


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 week.   

Discovering the Morningside Park Farmers Market on Saturday: LINK

Shopping for Mothers Day gift ideas at Sugar Hill Market on Sunday: LINK

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

The Yiddish Theater exhibit at the Museum of the City of New YorkLINK

Getting java at ACP Coffee on 7th Avenue by 134th 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

Breakfast or lunch at Company on Edgecombe by 158th: LINK

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

Crepes at Crepe Cafe on Lexington Avenue in East Harlem: LINK

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

Weekend brunch at The Row House on 8th Avenue and 115th Street: LINK

Burgers for dinner at Island Burgers on Broadway by LaSalle Street: LINK

Get affordable takeout at BK French Cuisine on 7th by 128th Street: LINK

Italian takeout at Tuscan Kitchen on 7th Avenue by 136th: LINK

Tapas and brunch at  Peque on 145th Street by FDB: LINK

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

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

Brunch or Dinner at Chaiwali on Lenox and 124th: LINK

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

Coffee at Monkey Cup on Amsterdam by 146th Street: LINK

Dinner at Babbalucci on Lenox Avenue by 126th Street: LINK

Wood oven pizza at the new Bono trattoria at West 151st: LINK

Lunch or dinner at Clove indian restaurant by 139th Street: LINK

Eating brunch offerings at newly open Serafina Harlem: LINK

Beer and grub at newly open The Drafthouse in Hamilton Heights: LINK