Wednesday, November 21, 2018

SHOP: FIRST LOOK AT MONKEY CUP ON ACP




Harlem Bespoke: The Monkey Cup opened a first location in Hamilton Heights back in 2015 and now has debuted a second cafe at 1951 Adam Clayton Powell by 118th Street in the past couple of months.  We stopped by the coffee shop this week to see the new space which is easily double in size and has instantly become popular local residents.  Green foliage on the ceiling can be found at both shops but the 7th Avenue address provides a more dramatic effect because of the increased square footage.  Another design feature to note is a wall library in the formation of a great tree which provides a creative backdrop opposite of the coffee bar.

As mentioned previously, the owners who have a love for monkeys are originally from South America and the jungle theme is an endearing reminder of the couple's homeland.   Read more about Monkey Cup in our past post: LINK

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DWELL: 233 LENOX AVENUE STILL ON MARKET

Harlem Bespoke: Number 233 Lenox Avenue arrived on the market back in April for just under $6 million and the formerly highest priced home in Harlem had been reduced to $5.5 million in July but is still on the market.  As previously mentioned, the location by 121st Street in the Mount Morris Park Historic District is quite ideal but the entire building has been chopped up into multiple apartments.  Whole Foods opened up a few blocks north on 125th Street last year which might be the reason for the higher price range.  More details on Streeteasy: LINK

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DANCE: BALLET HISPANICO AT THE APOLLO 2018

Friday, December 7th & Saturday, December 8th, 8:00PM, Ballet Hispanico at The Apollo Theater, 125th Street between 7th and 8th Avenue. Ballet Hispánico, the nation’s premier Latino dance organization, returns to the Apollo Theater with its celebrated CARMEN.maquia by Gustavo Ramírez Sansano, a Picasso-inspired, contemporary take on Bizet’s beloved classic. The physically charged and sensual choreography fuses contemporary dance with nods to the Spanish paso doble and flamenco.  More details and online tickets can be found on the Apollo site: LINK

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CONSTRUCTION: WAITING FOR THE FIRE WATCHTOWER


Harlem Bespoke: The landmark fire watchtower at the top of Marcus Garvey Park was dismantle back in 2015 and originally had a restoration date set a couple of years later.   Summer 2017 went by quickly and the new date set for Summer 2018 has now since past.  What is the update these days?  Apparently all of the foundation work and equipment is currently being set up for the arrival of the various restored parts of the tower which also includes the enormous bell that was used to signal firemen in the 1800s.  This will probably be the last delay and things should probably finish up by early spring.  Check out what the original watchtower looked like in our past post: LINK

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