Tuesday, July 26, 2016

DRINK: A NIGHT OUT AT ALIBI ON STRIVERS ROW


Alibi on 7th Avenue by 139th Street has just been open for a month now and we were able to drop by for a quick drink this past weekend.  Many have been wondering if the newcomer on Strivers row is a gay establishment and the rainbow flag on the door confirms it somewhat.  With that said, the polished parlor really caters to a mixed crowd that is looking for a more grownup spot to hang out and is worth checking out.

INTRODUCING: MORE MURALS IN SOHA

The blocks below 125th Street on the west side are starting to feel like an extension of the Upper West side but new murals have been popping up on buildings as of late to switch things up a bit.  Earlier on this summer, a trompe l'oeil tunnel went up by 123rd Street on FDB and we just noticed another work of art at Faison Firehouse Theatre just a block west by St. Nicholas Avenue.  There is a tradition of public art in Harlem and it is refreshing to see the efforts to still keep things interesting as the neighborhood goes through another period of transformation.

RENT: TOWNHOUSE STUDIO IN HAMILTON HEIGHTS

A studio in Hamilton Heights at 555 West 152nd Street located east of Broadway going for $1,450 is the rent pick of week.  We especially liked how the current owner has styled the space which really shows that less is more for those who want to live by themselves in tighter quarters.  The Broadway commercial corridor is located nearby and the trains are about a five minute walk away.  More details on the broker site: LINK

LISTEN: UPTOWN BOUNCE AT MCNY

Wednesday, July 27th from 6:00PM – 9:00PM,  Uptown Bounce: The Kick-Off, at The Museum of the City of New York, 104th Street and Fifth Avenue.  Join the Museum of the City of New York and El Museo del Barrio for the third annual Uptown Bounce series of summer block parties! On four consecutive Wednesday evenings, sample distinctive New York DJs with music and dancing (including dance lessons), and enjoy gallery talks and tours, art workshops, summer drinks and local food.  This event is FREE but advanced registration is required: LINK

☞ FOLLOW: HARLEM BESPOKE VIA TWITTER

Harlem Bespoke also has a Twitter account with over 5,800 followers for those who want daily updates about stuff that's happening in the neighborhood. If you Twitter, check out our Harlem tweets and join here: LINK