Tuesday, October 16, 2018

QUESTION: WHAT'S UP WITH THE BUS SHELTERS?

Harlem Bespoke:  The city replaced the old bus shelters with shiny new modern iterations in the past year or so but now many have been taped off since the start of the week.  Signs on site mention that they have to go through a safety inspection and will re-open shortly.  We also noticed today that some folks have torn down the tape (which can be seen as remnants clinging on the ground) and are using the shelters to wait for the bus which might not be such a good idea.  Hopefully things will be resolved this week since many uptowner depend on bus service as the main source of local transportation.

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DWELL: 517 WEST 152ND STREET IN CONTRACT

Harlem Bespoke:  The mansard roof townhouse that formerly belonged to dance legend Arthur Mitchell at 517 West 152nd Street went up on the market last September for $3.5 million, then was reduced a couple of more times this year to $2.5 million and now the three-family has a contract out.  As previously mentioned, the interior photos show a pretty sophisticated balance between old and new which is usually hard to pull off but works in many ways within the historic home.  Upgrades also include HVAC and radiant heat cork floors in some of the other rooms.  As far as location goes, the area by Amsterdam Avenue is pretty residential and the nearest subway stop is about 4 blocks away on 155th Street.  More details and photos can be found on the broker site: LINK

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INTRODUCING: PAPA THAI ON FDB

Harlem Bespoke:  The newish Thai place on FDB by 115th Street has changed names to something a little more notable.  A black awning out front used to just spell out Pad Thai but now apparently the eatery is call PaPa Thai.  This is probably one of the only options in Central Harlem for Thai food and the restaurant has great lunch specials.  We are not a big fan of going to sushi spots that are not focused on Japanese cuisine so the added menu offering appears a bit far-reaching but it will probably work for some. Check out our first review of PaPa Thai in our past post: LINK

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SEE: POSING MODERNITY AT THE WALLACH

Harlem Bespoke: October 24th, 2018 – February 10th, 2019, Wednesday – Friday, Noon – 8:00PM, Saturday & Sunday, Noon – 6:00PM, Posing Modernity: The Black Model from Manet and Matisse to Today exhibit at the Wallach Art Gallery Columbia University Lenfest Center for the Arts, 615 West 129th Street, just west of Broadway. The Wallach Art Gallery at Columbia University and the Musée d’Orsay partner to present an exhibition entitled Posing Modernity: The Black Model from Manet and Matisse to Today in New York and Le Modèle noir, de Géricault à Matisse in Paris. The exhibition will be on view at the Wallach from October 24, 2018 to February 10, 2019, and will then be expanded at the Musée d'Orsay from March 26 to July 14, 2019.  More details can be found on the Wallach site: LINK

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