Saturday, October 19, 2019


Harlem Bespoke: Number 19 West 120th Street in the Mount Morris Park Historic District just arrived back on the market for $4.89 million last month and just went into contract this week. As previously mentioned, the two-family home has modern updates such as HVAC and inset lighting but the majority of the woodwork within the the 20-foot-wide townhouse by Lenox Avenue is still beautifully intact.  There is also a very rare porch area out front which is quite unique to any neighborhood outside of Astor Row.  This location is also on one of the most charming blocks to be found uptown and is close to the new Whole Foods by the 125th Street express subway stop.  More details on the landmark building along with additional photos can be found on the broker site: LINK 2019

Friday, October 18, 2019


Saturday and Sunday, October 19th & 20th, Open House New York Tour at Grant's Tomb, West 122nd Street and Riverside Drive.  A special 30-minute architecture themed tours each day at 11:15AM and 3:15PM in the Mausoleum, or join the 10 minute ranger talk on the front portico at 10:30AM or 2:30PM. The Mausoleum will be open an hour earlier from 9:00AM to 5:00PM for both days to accommodate visitors who are making plans to see other open house events in the city.
More details can be found at the Grant's Tomb site: LINK 2019


Harlem Bespoke: Local artist Carl E. Karni-Bain can usually be seen painting and selling works on Sugar Hill but now has a show up at Il Caffe Latte on Lenox by 119th Street.  We noticed the quality of the work immediately and mentioned that the classically trained artist is modern day Picasso of Sugar Hill a few years ago.  Since then, Mr. Karni-Bain has sold a few pieces to local collectors so art admirers should drop by over the weekend to see the new show.  More about the artist can be found in our past post: LINK 2019


Saturday, October 19th, 8:00pm-9:30pm,  Eliza Jumel and Nellie Bly: Grand Dames and the Mysteries of Old New York at Morris-Jumel Mansion, 65 Jumel Terrace between 160th and 161st Street.  Witness first-hand the magic and wonder of the “theatre of the mind” as Fireside Mystery Theatre presents their unique brand of original audio drama performed live. Join the talented cast and crew of FMT as they conjure the spirits of two towering female figures of old New York, Madame Eliza Jumel and Miss Nellie Bly, for an evening of thrilling historical fiction like no other — performed and recorded LIVE from INSIDE the mansion! Go to to learn more and check out past programs via their hit podcast. $30/$25 Museum Members.  Get tickets online: LINK 2018


Harlem Bespoke: 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. 

Ethiopian cuisine at Benyam on FDB by 149th Street: LINK

Saturday Morningside Farmers Market at 110th and Manhattan: LINK

Coffee and ambiance at Common Good on FDB by 149th Street: LINK

Arepas and drinks at Barepas on Amsterdam by 148th street: LINK

Grabbing brunch at Ruby's Vintage on ACP by 137th Street: LINK

Dinner at Archer & Goat on Lenox by 119th Street: LINK

Burgers, shakes and fries at Shake Shack on 125th Street: LINK

Weekend lunch at Teranga on 110th Street and Fifth Avenue: LINK

African coffee and tea at Ginjan Cafe on 125th Street: LINK

Discovering new contemporary African eateries in Harlem: LINK

Visiting Ploughshares Coffee on Amsterdam and 126th Street: LINK

Eating at the new Pizza by Lucille's on Macomb and 150th: LINK

Reserving a spot at Harlem's only Michelin Star restaurant: LINK

Checking out the new Mountain Bird location on 2nd Avenue and 111th: LINK

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

Crafted rice bowls at Field Trip on Lenox by 116th Street: LINK

Asian pub grub at The Expat on the corner of Tiemann and Claremont: LINK

Drinks at Sugar Monk on Frederick Douglass by 123rd Street: LINK

Cold brew coffee at Little Bean on St. Nicholas and 111th Street: LINK

Coffee at Lucille's on Macombs Place and 150th Street: LINK

Cocktails and small bites at L'Argot on Hamilton Place: LINK

Drinks at Boxers Washington Heights on Broadway by 159th: LINK

Pizza Happy Hour on the weekends at Uncle Tony's by 139th Street: LINK

More drinks at the new Harlem Ale House on 127th Street: LINK

Tasting tacos in East Harlem at La Chula on 116th Street: LINK

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

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

Cocktails at Hexagon Lounge on 142nd Street by Edgecombe: LINK

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

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

Discovering Japanese style crepes at Crepe Master on 116th: LINK

Tasting ice cream at Sugar Hill Creamery on Lenox by 119th: LINK

Dinner service at Clay on Manhattan Avenue and 123rd 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

Discovering the East Harlem Bottling Co. on Lexington by 107th Street: LINK

Seafood and craft cocktails at  B2 Harlem on West 119th: LINK

Trying out southern whiskey at Uptown Bourbon by 152nd 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 2019