Monday, August 29, 2016

REMEMBER: BENNY CARTER'S CASHMERE COAT AT NJMH

Tuesday, September 13th,  7:00PM, Harlem: Four Walls-Benny Carter's Cashemere Coat at the National Jazz Museum in Harlem,  58 West 129th Street Harlem just east of Lenox Avenue, $10.00 suggested donation.  Before breaking the color line in 1940s Hollywood, Benny Carter was a king in the Harlem music scene. Carter biographer/producer Ed Berger will join NJMH as the museum traces Carter’s path from ballrooms and clubs to his band’s opening the Apollo Theater in 1934. NJMH will share the strange story of how the Museum acquired the cashmere coat Carter wore that winter evening.   More details on the National Jazz Museum in Harlem site: LINK

DWELL: UNDER $2 MILLION IN HARLEM 2016

Real Estate site Curbed New York reported that the average Manhattan apartment is selling for just slightly over the $2 million mark in 2016 but some might be surprised that an entire brownstone could still be purchased at the price point in Harlem.  One of apparent better deals to be found uptown is at number 16 West 131st Street which looks to be in pretty good shape from what we can see and is only going for $1.85 million.  This 2-family home with some original details is a only about a 5 minute walk to the express trains and the new forthcoming Wholefoods on 125th Street but has been up on the market since March.   More details can be found on the broker site: LINK

EAT: WHAT'S UP WITH ELMA'S?

Back in February, the rolling gate at the former Kuti's takeout shop indicated that that a new eatery called Elma's would be arriving soon but nothing really appears to be progressing these days.  We walked by this block just west of Manhattan Avenue on 116th Street in the past week and everything appears to be the same as it was 6 months ago.  A young chef who grew up in the neighborhood reportedly was inspired by his grandmother's cooking and wanted to set up a casual dining establishment at the section of South Harlem by Morningside Park but we have yet to see the interior at this point in time. Any updates out there on Elma's?  More details in our past post: LINK

SEE: SOUL IN STRUCTURE AT THE PHALANSTERY

Saturday, September, 10th from 6:00PM-9:00PM, Soul in Structure Reception,   The Phalanstery Art Space, 410 Convent Avenue, just north of 147th Street, Garden Entrance.  The Phalanstery Art Space presents Hugh Sullivan's solo exhibit, Soul in Structure, featuring 22 architectural paintings completed within the past six months. Sullivan's portraits of Manhattan's historic walk-ups are living catalogues of a storied New York City past. Through lifetimes of interacting with human energies, brick-and-mortar reflects and projects the souls of its inhabitants. This soft-spoken intimacy is buried beneath mounds of color, shrinking the canvas and entering a new dimension.  September 13th-17th 11:00AM - 6:00PM & by appointment: LINK

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