Sunday, October 23, 2016


Sunday, October 23rd, 1:00PM-6:00PM, Sugar Hill Market x La Maison d'Art, 259 West 132nd Street, just east of FDB.  The final Sugar Hill Market for October will be this weekend featuring Harlem's best selling, locally made designer collections at La Maison d'Art.  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.  Sugar Hill market also features new artwork exhibits on the gallery walls of La Maison d'Art which have been popular with visiting guests.  Follow the official SHM Instagram account for more daily updates:  LINK

Saturday, October 22, 2016


We had previously seen that Fumo in Hamilton Heights had a brunch pizza served up on the weekends and made it a point to drop by this weekend to check it out. The offering that really stuck out to us was called the Hangover which included hotdogs and french fries on the specialty pie. This sounded just strange enough to give a try at least once and we were really surprised at the end result.  What really stood out the most was that the pizza was not greasy at all and that the crust was perfectly crisp on top and bottom.  This just goes to show that the chef by the wood oven in the back really knows what he is doing when and the quality really apparent in the presentation.

So how did it taste?  Well lets just say the Hangover is worth checking out for those who like their crafted pizza and also a bit of Americana.  We would actually order this fun brunch option once again in the near future since it tasted a lot better than expected and the colder weather just makes it the right time for comfort food.  The Lox pizza also looked like a winner so a few more visits to Fumo at the corner of 139th and Amsterdam will surely be made this fall.  Check out the details of the weekly lunch menu at Fumo in our past post: LINK

Friday, October 21, 2016


OPEN HOUSE: Sunday, October 23rd, 1:15PM-3:30PM, Number 617 West 142nd Street, between Broadway and Riverside.  Located in Hamilton Heights' West Harlem, offered is a 3 family brownstone, gut renovated in 2003+/-, consisting of 4 floors, a full cellar, a front yard and a large rear garden for $1.75 million. The ground and parlor floors compose a 6 room duplex boasting a gated separate entrance below the front stoop having a front yard, storage below the stoop, a living room towards the front, a central open kitchen having a bar counter, a dishwasher, a closeted a washer/dryer, a separate dining area towards the rear, a full bathroom, exclusive access to the garden as well as interior stairs to a full cellar having egresses to both the front & rear yards from either end.

The parlor floor houses bedrooms and an additional full bathroom. The 3rd and 4th floors each consist of 2 one bedroom floor through apartments. Hardwood floors throughout. The duplex tenant moves out in December of 2016. The other 2 apartment leases expire in December of 2016 and in April of 2017.  More details and contact information on the broker site: LINK


Everything is finish up at the new WeWork in Harlem and those who want a tour of the brand new facility on 126th Street located just west of Fifth Avenue can now do so.  We walked by the entrance yesterday and noticed a sandwich board announcing that those interested in visiting should directly contact the organization.   Check out our past post for more details on the newest WeWork to debut in Manhattan: LINK


A corner brownstone on Fifth Avenue and 124th Street has been going through some major renovations this past year which has also included a new architectural addition.  The backyard end of the property which can be seen on the north side of Marcus Garvey Park has now become a modern extension of the historic townhouse instead of an open garden space.  We actually like the green tiles which kind of look like those found around Victorian fireplaces and the color also alludes to the cornice at the top of the building. Mixing modern elements with classic homes can be a tricky balance but everything turned out okay with this particular presentation.