Sunday, February 19, 2017


Sunday, February 19th, 1:00PM to 6:00PM, Sugar Hill Market at North End Market with Filtered Coffee, 4300 Broadway at the corner of 183rd.  The next HB curated Sugar Hill Market will be at a new commercial space called @northendnyc which will eventually become uptown's largest food hall by the end of 2017. Currently Filtered Coffee has a pop-up coffee shop in this Heights location and SHM will be part of the storefront development for the day as an introduction to the concept space.  More updates on Sugar Hill Market on the official IG site: LINK

Check out our past post for more about Filtered at North End: LINK

Friday, February 17, 2017


Oaxaca Taqueria opened up on the outskirts of Manhattanville last summer just north of 122nd Street on Amsterdam Avenue and we dropped by for the first time this afternoon.  Serafina and Kitchenette are also on this micro restaurant row that has been an attraction for uptowners for quite some time but how does the food hold up at the new eatery?  We ordered a shrimp and a korean taco today for $4.50 each and things were overall pretty solid.  This new arrival appears to popular with the students and the interior is indeed quite charming but we have to try more on the menu in the near future to get a better sense of the offerings.


Another great bit of news for Black history month is that the library on 115th Street located just west of 7th Avenue has now been officially named The Harry Belafonte 115th Street Library.  This branch of NYPL was officially founded back in 1908 and was designed by notable architects McKim, Mead & White. Mr. Belafonte's birth date was about a decade later in 1927 but many did not know that the iconic singer, actor and activist was one of the few Harlem Renaissance luminaries that was actually born in the neighborhood.  For more on this historic Harlem library branch, check out the official NYPL website:  LINK


We revealed last year that the corner lot over at 118th Street on St. Nicholas will have a new construction on site and it appears that everything is progressing rather slowly.  We walked by 147 St. Nicholas Avenue yesterday and noticed that a top floor addition to Harlem Hebrew seems to be well on its way but the school's next door new construction still does not look like much.  According to original estimates, the 6-story building should be finishing up by Fall 2017 but it does not look like that deadline will be met at this rate.  Check out the full architectural rendering in our past post: LINK


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.  

The new chocolate exhibit opens at Moriss-Jumel Mansion: LINK

Sugar Hill Market in the Heights at North End Market on Sunday: LINK

Saturday Morningside Farmers Market at 110th and Manhattan: 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

Seeing the new cultural photo exhibit at El Museo Del Barrio: LINK

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

Drinks at the new Honeywell in Hamilton Heights on Broadway: LINK

Japanese style crepes at Crepe Master on Fifth Avenue by 125th: LINK

Hanging out at the  Bierstrasse beer garden on 12th Avenue: LINK

The new Circa 1970 exhibit at the Studio Museum on 125th Street: LINK

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

LGBT history at the new Gay Gotham exhibit at MCNY at 103rd Street: LINK

New local brew and pizza at Hop House on FDB and 120th Street: LINK

Checking out the new Harlem Shake location on East 111th 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

Drinks at the Sunday LGBT Pride Night at Hogshead Tavern: LINK

Eating hand-made tacos at the Oso on Amsterdam and 140th 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