Saturday, November 18, 2017


Harlem Bespoke:  We just discovered that a ceramicist in Hamilton Heights specializes in a Shino pottery which is a Japanese glazing technique that is over 500 years old.  These clay creations have more of a natural look to them with earthy colors mixed into stoney whites and often speckled with darker spots or craters.  Luz Ceramics has a great intstagram page with more photos of the hand-thrown dinnerware but can also be found at the upcoming Sugar Hill Market this weekend: LINK 2017

Friday, November 17, 2017


Tuesday,  November 28th, 7:00PM, Marc Cary at the National Jazz Museum in Harlem, 58 West 129th Street, just east of Lenox.  Music, dance, fellowship, and good times go hand in hand when Marc Cary’s at the piano. That loose, anything-goes spirit comes from the music itself – from Duke, Fats and others who created joyous community through jazz. Here, Cary summons that free-flowing camaraderie with a rare performance on Duke’s own piano, playing Ellington’s music and composing new music on the fly.  More details on the National Jazz Museum site: LINK 2017


Harlem Bespoke: Number 429 West 146th Street arrived on the market for $2 million in June and now has been reduced to $1.899 million.  As previously mentioned, one of the key points to the multi-family home is that it is just a block away from the express subway lines on St. Nicholas by 145th Street.  There are some details left in the home within the historic district that needs a little polish and apparently a Certificate of Non Harassment is in place based on the details in the listing.  Those who are not afraid of townhouse conversion might want to check out the broker site: LINK 2017


Harlem Bespoke: We walked by the long-abandoned storefront at the corner of 142nd Street and Hamilton Place which had a lot of construction going on this week.  There will apparently be a laundromat arriving to this part of Hamilton Heights and this makes total sense to us.  This is the one local amenity that has always been essential for every neighborhood in the city but more appear to be closing down than opening up these days.  It is not the most exciting development to happen on the block but at least the new storefront will be something that everyone can benefit from. 2017


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. 

Early holiday shopping at Sugar Hill Market on 132nd Street: LINK

Seeing the new Alex Katz exhibit at Gavin Brown gallery at 127th Street: LINK

Tasting ice cream at Sugar Hill Creamery on Lenox by 119th: LINK

John Giorno at the Elizabeth Dee Gallery by 126th Street: LINK

Waffle ice cream sandwiches at Mikey Likes It on FDB: LINK

Trying out artisan pizza slices at Uncle Tony's by 139th Street: LINK

Shopping at the new Whole Foods on Lenox at125th Street: LINK

Visiting the new Wallach Gallery in Manhattanville by 125th Street: LINK

Hanging out at the Bierstrasse beer garden on 12th Avenue: 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

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