Friday, March 23, 2018


Tuesday, March 27th, 9:00AM - 3:00PM, Columbia University Career Expo 2018,  Lerner Hall, 2920 Broadway at 116th Street.  Meet managers representing Columbia University, security firms, and construction management firms, and many more. Attend job preparedness training Learn how to navigate Columbia University's employment website.  Also meet representatives from job skills training organizations.  More details and pre-registration on the Columbia University site: LINK


Harlem Bespoke: Drag shows in Harlem have been around for around a century or so and more uptown businesses have recently got in on the trend. Hogshead Tavern in Hamilton Heights had a popular Sunday night show and now The Honeywell has introduced a monthly drag brunch which will return on Saturday, March 24th, with Brunch at Noon, show starting at 1:00PM.


Harlem Bespoke:  Number 157 West 122nd Street by 7th Avenue had a hug dumpster and construction equipment out front this past week.  We were curious to see what the activity was all about and discovered that the former 12-unit SRO brownstone will now be going through a gut renovation.  The landmark building within the Mount Morris Park Historic District had a DOB application to be converted into a 4-family layout so the townhouse might be converted into market-rate rentals in the next year or so. 2018


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. 

Seeing classic film Metropolis at the United Palace in the Heights: LINK

Drag Brunch at the Honeywell in Hamilton Heights on Saturday: LINK

Saturday Morningside Farmers Market at 110th and Manhattan: LINK

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

Weekend dinners at Belle on ACP 7th Avenue by 139th Street: LINK

Drinks at Hexagon Lounge on 142nd Street: LINK

Ice skating at Riverside State Park by 145th Street: LINK

Tacos and tequila at the new La Diagonal on St. Nicholas: LINK

Mod Fashion history at the Museum of the City of New YorkLINK

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

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

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

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

New local brew and pizza at Hop House on FDB and 120th 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 2018

Thursday, March 22, 2018


Harlem Bespoke:  The above photo was taken the day that restored facade of the Corn Exchange building on 125th Street was revealed back in 2015 but things are starting to look slightly different these days.  Old photos of the original building by Park Avenue shows that all of the copper details had a green patina to them but the newly installed design elements had the shiny, fiery metallic hue to them 3 years ago.