Friday, June 22, 2018


Harlem Bespoke:  The 20-foot-wide townhouse at Number 208 Lenox Avenue sold back in December for $4.59 million and is currently the record to beat on the boulevard. As previously mentioned, everything is brand new in the landmark building within the Mount Morris Park Historic District and the substantial home had been divided into a three family layout.  This location is short walk to the express subway station and also the new Whole Foods that has just opened so a record sale might indeed come about.  More details on Streeteasy: LINK 2018


Harlem Bespoke:  One of the more interesting storefronts to be available uptown is at the corner of 146th on St. Nicholas Avenue. The landmark building now called The Barnard was recently restored and converted into condos but a small commercial space still remains on street level.  This circular layout is definitely one of the more unique space in Harlem and the location on Sugar Hill is just a half block away form the express train entrance.  More on the Barnard in our past post: LINK 2018


The Classical Theatre of Harlem production of Antigone will premier from July 7th through the 29th this year at Marcus Garvey Park and the perfomances are always free to the public. These summer productions have been quite impressive over the past few years and are a must-see for the season, so do not miss out on the upcoming shows.  More details can be found on the official Classical Theatre of Harlem site: LINK 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. 

Harlem Pride on Saturday by the 12th Avenue Viaduct by 135th: LINK
Drinking craft beer at Harlem Hops on 7th Avenue by 133rd Street: LINK

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

The Marcus Garvey Park Farmers Market on Saturday: LINK

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

Checking out the new location of Charle's Pan Fried Chicken on FDB: LINK

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

Tasting delicious Japanese curry at the new Curry-Ya UptownLINK

Saturday Morningside Farmers Market at 110th and Manhattan: LINK

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

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

Drinks at Hexagon Lounge on 142nd Street: LINK

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

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

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

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

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, June 21, 2018


Tuesday, June 26th, 7:00PM-8:30PM, Gin and Oyster Pairing at Museum of the City of New York, 104th Street and Fifth Avenue, $25 general admission. Learn more about the culinary history of gin and oysters in New York City! This conversation takes place outside on the Museum's Terrace and includes a tasting of a flight of New York Distilling Company gins and oysters from Fishers Island Oyster Farm as well as a special live performance by The Jazz Park Rangers, a trio of bassist Josh Levine, drummer Will Terrill, and trumpet player Ryo Sasaki.  More details and online tickets at MCNY: LINK 2018