Friday, July 21, 2017


Harlem Bespoke:  Today is the big day the Whole Foods debuted in Harlem at the Corner of 125th Street and Lenox Avenue.  We dropped by just a little after 9:15 this morning and the new supermarket was packed to the rafters with local shoppers.


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. 

The Classical Theatre of Harlem debuts Three Musketeers in the Park: LINK

Sugar Hill Market at La Maison d'Art at 132nd Street on Sunday: LINK

Eating at uptown's many great local restaurants with outdoor seating: 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

Checking out the new exhibit at the Elizabeth Dee gallery on Fifth Ave: 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, July 20, 2017


Harlem Bespoke: Number 363 West 120th Street arrived on the market for an impressive $4.5 million asking price back in April and has yet to have a price reduction which probably means there has been some interest in the South Harlem address.  As previously mentioned, this brownstone is within one of those charming blocks (general view pictured above) right by Morningside Park but the intact row houses on the north side faces a schoolyard.  With that said, the gut renovation of the 2-family home did leave a few fireplaces and the marble bath areas at least have some classic elements to them.  Express subway stops on 125th Street and the FDB commercial corridor are also just a 5 minute walk aways.  More details and photos on the broker site: LINK 2017


Harlem Bespoke:  The owners of Pompette wine shop on 131st Street just east of Lenox Avenue mentioned last year that they will opening a wine bar at the former Island Salad space just around the corner and we received more information about the opening date.  Apparently all the plans have been drawn out and final permits are still holding things up but not for long.  Construction should be starting the next couple of months or so and a late Fall 2017 debut will be the expected finish date.  For more details on Pompette, check out our past post: LINK 2017


Harlem-based, The Movement Theatre Company, will be presenting a new off-Broadway production starting July 20th to August 6th, from Thursdays through Sundays at the ART/New York Theatres on 53rd Street.  The show called And She Would Stand Like This and has been described as Paris is Burning meets Greek tragedy with choreography by Kia LaBeija. Set in a hospital waiting room after the emergence of an unknown and deadly plague, And She Would Stand Like This reimagines the characters of The Trojan Women as Black and Latinx queer men and Transgender women fighting for their survival.  Tickets for the upcoming shows may be purchased online: LINK 2017