Thursday, September 21, 2017

REMEMBER: CONICAL ROOF AT THE COMFORT STATION

Harlem Bespoke: An archival photo from NPYL shows a lost architectural detail that used to be found alongside Riverside Park. These circular comfort stations still exist today but no longer have columns and the overhead tiled conical roofs.  The above photo is the one located at around 152nd Street and still provides a nice view of the Hudson River but some of the original beauty of the structure has since been lost.

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CONDOS: RECORD CENTRAL PARK NORTH SALES

Harlem Bespoke: The new condominiums along Central Park North have had some record contracts out over the past year but some of the final sales numbers might turn out slightly different.  According to Streeteasy, a penthouse at 285 West 110th Street at the corner of FDB has been in contract based on $7.475 million since last year and this is almost close to the record condo sale in Harlem if the final number ends up higher.

LISTEN: BALDWIN AT THE SCHOMBURG

Saturday, September 23rd, 11:00AM to 6:00PM,  But Then You Read: Baldwin at The Schomburg, 135th and Lenox Avenue. The Schomburg Center will present a range of artists, cultural producers, and scholars to deliver a daylong read of James Baldwin. The Schomburg’s recent acquisition of Baldwin’s personal papers includes biographical sketches, correspondence, interviews, awards, travel records, and fan mail. These items, alongside his published writings and novels, provide a storehouse of material that celebrate the brilliance and beauty of Baldwin: LINK

INTRODUCING: BLESSING OF THE ANIMALS 2017


Sunday, October 1st, 11:00 AM Service, 4:00 PM Afternoon Fair for The 33rd Annual Feast of St. Francis Blessing of the Animals at the Cathedral Church of St. John the Divine, 1047 Amsterdam Avenue and 112th Street.  St. Francis of Assisi's love of all animals is reflected in the annual October ceremony that blesses all creatures big and small at St. John the Divine. Worshipers arrive with their pets but a menagerie of animals as large as elephants have shown up in the past since the cathedral is the largest one of its kind in the world.  Service usually ends by 1:00 PM and the parade of mammals, reptiles and fowl can be seen going down the steps for public viewing. A public fair in the courtyard afterwards also provides an opportunity for pets to be blessed. Get more details on the Cathedrals site: LINK

BESPOKE: HARLEM LISTINGS 2017

Those who are interested in renting, buying or selling in Harlem should check out the Bespoke Listings page which feature the top experts in the uptown market.  Our sponsors are some of the best in the field and cover a wide range of price points within the upper Manhattan market: LINK