Wednesday, January 23, 2019

DWELL: 427 WEST 162ND STREET BROWNSTONE


Harlem Bespoke: One of the grand brownstones by the Morris-Jumel Mansion is now up for sale for the initial asking of $2.795 million.  Number 427 West 162nd Street is on the most historic townhouse at the topmost block of Sugar Hill in Washington Heights and the generous 19-foot-wide home is one of the most fully intact interiors that can be found uptown as far as original details go.  Everything looks gloriously restored with the right amount of modern updates and there is even a decorative water fountain in the backyard.  The main supermarket and subway entrance is also only a block away from the address.   More details and open house information can be found on the broker site: LINK

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RESIDENCY: APPLICATIONS AT STUDIO MUSEUM

Harlem Bespoke: Calling emerging artists of African and Latin American descent! The Studio Museum is currently receiving applications for the 2019-20 Artist-in-Residence program.  More details and online application can be found on the Studio Museum site: LINK

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SEE: PARANORMAL INVESTIGATION AT MORRIS-JUMEL

Sunday, January 26th, 8:00pm-11:00pm, Paranormal Investigation at Morris-Jumel Mansion, 65 Jumel Terrace between 160th and 161st Street.  Lead by resident paranormal investigator and TAPS Family member, Vincent Carbone, guests have the opportunity to learn the basics of ghost hunting while possibly communicating with some of MJM’s former residents in a safe and casual setting. This investigation is strictly for those 18 and over.

Please wear comfortable shoes and clothing. Investigations are usually three hours in length (8pm-11pm) and begin with a brief lecture describing paranormal theory, the history of ghost hunting, and a description of various paranormal encounters here at the Mansion. Guests then transition into a full investigation of the house, including going into the period rooms while continuing the discussion of various paranormal topics. Refreshments are always included! For tickets, click here: LINK

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Tuesday, January 22, 2019

ARCHITECTURE: TALLEST BUILDING ON 125TH STREET

Harlem Bespoke: The Victoria theater adaptive reuse development on 125th Street by 7th Avenue has reached new heights in January and now tops off at 21 floors which makes it the tallest building in Central Harlem.  A previous record set by the Adam Clayton Powell State Office Building on the next block east was set at 19 stories all together and The Victoria is not finished yet.  There will be 26 levels when the new construction has finished and the front end of the building will be a hotel with 210 hotel rooms. The back tower will consist of 229 rental apartments and portion of those have been set aside as affordable units.

Restoration of the actual lower level theater will probably start up in the coming months and the Apollo Theater has now committed to renting out the community space that will be set up within.  Construction started up back at the end of 2016 and the $143 building should be finishing up by the end of this year.  Check out the original rendering of The Victoria in our past post: LINK

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