Monday, May 22, 2017

BESPOKE: HARLEM EATUP! 2017 IN THE PARK









Harlem Bespoke: The Third Annual Harlem Eatup! Stroll in the park finished up the festival this weekend on Sunday and we were able to drop by the packed event later on in the afternoon.  With perfect weather and seasonable temperatures, everyone pretty much showed up to the foodie event which had tents pitched up in Morningside Park featuring many of the favorite local restaurants represented.  Some of the food stands actually ran out of grub by 4:00PM but we did get to try the signature cod fritters from The Edge, Harlem Burger Co's sliders, roasted pork from the Red Rooster, an Ethiopian wrap from Tsion and the creamiest grits by BLVD Bistro.  There was also a huge main tent where multiple drink sponsors kept the party going and a live DJ helped folks get even more in the mood for the rest of the afternoon. Eatup! always represents some of the great small businesses that Harlem has to offer and it is always a pleasure to see folks in the neighborhood support this uptown extravaganza.

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INTRODUCING: WHOLE FOODS HARLEM OPENS IN JULY

Harlem Bespoke:  Whole Foods has made an official announcement on the opening date of the Harlem location at the corner of Lenox Avenue and 125th Street.  We have been looking into the space that appears pretty underwhelming at this point in time but some shelving units have been put into place in the past week or so.  According to the official website,  Friday, July 21st, 2017 at 9:00AM should be when doors open at the highly anticipated supermarket in Central Harlem.  More details can be found on the Whole Foods site: LINK

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REVIVE: BELGIAN STONES IN MANHATTANVILLE


Harlem Bespoke:  One of the last places in Harlem that one can find intact Belgian stone used to be under the viaduct on 12th Avenue but all those historical details have been ripped out because of the new Columbia University construction in the immediate area.  Tracks for the 3rd Avenue train were once visible at this intersection but the new development in the area had everything removed.

All appears to have not been lost since the renovations of the public spaces around the campus appears to be recycling much of the stone that used to pave the streets of New York City before asphalt became popular.  We noticed construction workers adding belgian stones at certain intersections of West 125th Street and it appears this detail will be prevalent on the sidewalks of the new outdoor space in the viaduct valley that are currently finishing up.   For photos of those original 3rd Avenue tracks, check out our past post: LINK

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RENT: ONE BEDROOM ON 147TH STREET

Harlem Bespoke:  The rent pick of the week is one bedroom at 283 West 147th Street by FDB going for $1,500 a month.  This is probably one of the lowest market rate apartments for single living in Manhattan which is also only a couple of blocks away from Jackie Robinson Park along with being in close proximity to the 145th Street commercial corridor.   Everything is pretty residential in the immediate area but those looking for a starter apartment might appreciate this more affordable option on the island. More photos and contact information can be found on the broker site: LINK

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