Saturday, February 22, 2020


Harlem Bespoke:  The Harlem Bespoke companion Instagram account is also now live and has color photos of the best spots to hit up this weekend. Food ideas for brunch or dinner will be updated several times for those who want a little inspiration on new spots to try out.   Cinema Bespoke will be the visual social media presence for Harlem Bespoke for video and photos of uptown or greater New York City so make sure to follow for the latest news:  LINK 2020

Friday, February 21, 2020


Harlem Bespoke: The corner townhouse at 730 St. Nicholas Avenue at 147th Street sold back in 2017 for a notable $4.3 million, has been on the market since September 2018 for the asking of $5.25 million and had a slight price reduction set at $5.1 million in the past year.  Some might recognize the landmark location since the organization that purchased the grand address last year had a failed attempt to open a methadone clinic and thus everything is up for sale again.  As previously mentioned, this large historic 2-family home also has a garage included and pretty much all of the original details intact which make things quite ideal for residential purposes once polished up.  Express trains are also just across the street which makes this location one of best on Sugar Hill.   More photos and details can be found on the broker site: LINK 2020


Saturday, February 29th, 7:30PM, Black History Month Celebration at Ginjan Cafe, 85 East 125th Street at Park Avenue. Travel through the sounds, tastes and art of the African Diaspora and Celebrate Black History with Ginjan & Friends. Enjoy performances by the Love Art Group as well as sounds by DJ Ness Digital all night. BYOB and get a complimentary Ginjan as mixer.  Inspired small bites will be served. Ticket $40-$50 on Eventbrite: LINK 2020


Monday, February 24th, 6:30PM,  Monday Night Jam Session at the National Jazz Museum in Harlem, 58 West 129th Street, just east of Lenox. Monday Night Jam offers seasoned veterans a place to meet, perform, and network. It also presents up-and-comers with the opportunity to find mentors and learn from the originals. The jam showcases the living tradition of the music—on any given night, you could see four generations of musicians, from former members of the Count Basie band to teenage prodigies, all sharing the stage together. There’s really nothing else like it in New York.  More details and online tickets at the NJMH site: LINK 2020


Harlem Bespoke: Keep it all uptown and help out Harlem's great local businesses at the end of the long week.  Below is the Bespoke list of what is new and notable in the north neighborhoods to try out this upcoming weekend. 

Getting one of the last seats for Lauryn Hill at United Palace: LINK

Baguettes and coffee at Le Petit Parisien on Lenox by 118th: LINK

Dinner service at the new Chaiwali on Lenox by 124th Street: LINK

Subversion and the Art of Slavery at The Schomburg on 135th: LINK

Spanish tapas and wine at Gaudir on East 110th Street: LINK

Contemporary Italian small plates at L'Artista by 143rd Street: LINK

Amazing wood oven pizza at Bar 314 on West 132nd Street: LINK

Saturday Morningside Farmers Market at 110th and Manhattan: LINK

Ethiopian cuisine at Benyam on FDB by 149th Street: LINK

Crafted rice bowls at Field Trip on Lenox by 116th Street: LINK

Eating at River Thai in Hamilton Heights by 147th Street: LINK

Brunch at Archer & Goat on Lenox by 119th Street: LINK

Trying out Latin American pastries at Dulceria on FDB by 119th Street: LINK

African coffee and tea at Ginjan Cafe on 125th Street: LINK

Grabbing brunch at Ruby's Vintage on ACP by 137th Street: LINK

Checking out the new Mountain Bird location on 2nd Avenue and 111th: LINK

Eating at the new Pizza by Lucille's on Macomb and 150th: LINK

Coffee and ambiance at Common Good on FDB by 149th Street: LINK

Dinner service at Belle on ACP 7th Avenue by 139th Street: LINK

Coffee at Lucille's on Macombs Place and 150th Street: LINK

Burgers, shakes and fries at Shake Shack on 125th Street: LINK

Weekend lunch at Teranga on 110th Street and Fifth Avenue: LINK

Checking out  NHBD cafe on Frederick Douglass and 140th Street: LINK

Discovering new contemporary African eateries in Harlem: LINK

Dinner service at Clay on Manhattan Avenue and 123rd Street: LINK 

Cold brew 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

Visiting Ploughshares Coffee on Amsterdam and 126th Street: LINK

Arepas and drinks at Barepas on Amsterdam by 148th street: LINK

Reserving a spot at Harlem's only Michelin Star restaurant: LINK

Asian pub grub at The Expat on the corner of Tiemann and Claremont: LINK

Drinks at Sugar Monk on Frederick Douglass by 123rd Street: LINK

Pizza Happy Hour on the weekends at Uncle Tony's by 139th Street: LINK

More drinks at the new Harlem Ale House on 127th Street: LINK

Tasting tacos in East Harlem at La Chula on 116th Street: LINK

Coffee and donuts at Shuteye on 116th between Lenox and 7th Ave: LINK

Visiting Bo's Bagels on 116th early in the morning before they sell out: LINK

Trying out the brunch burger at RDV on FDB by West 112th Street: LINK

Discovering Japanese style crepes at Crepe Master on 116th: LINK

Discovering the East Harlem Bottling Co. on Lexington by 107th Street: LINK

Trying out southern whiskey at Uptown Bourbon by 152nd 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 2020