Wednesday, February 20, 2019

INTRODUCING: PLOWSHARES IN MANHATTANVILLE


Harlem Bespoke: What is probably Harlem's largest coffee shop has quietly open 1351 Amsterdam just south of West 126th Street.  Ploughshares Coffee & Roasters announced last month that the 3,600 square foot space had been secured for a cafe and that a roasting facilities would be set up in the back for a wholesale operations.

DWELL: 466 WEST 144TH STREET STILL ON MARKET

Harlem Bespoke:  One of the magnificent townhouses by Convent Avenue's historic district was up on the market for $4 million in June but has been reduced a couple of times to $3.6 million and for some reason has still not found a buyer. This historic home is one of our favorites to be found uptown and is somewhat of deal in the current market especially after all of the price cuts.   As previously mentioned, Number 466 West 144th Street is an impressive 21 foot-wide and retains an extraordinary amount of restored original details.  Everything appears to be in perfect spectacular condition and the interior upgrades for the single-family looks expensive but also fit in with the original aesthetics.  Some of the highest-selling brownstones in Harlem are from the surrounding blocks and this townhouse is definitely one to watch.  More photos and contact information on Streeteasy: LINK

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ARCHITECTURE: MORE GLASS AT THE MINK BUILDING

Harlem Bespoke:  The glass was just starting to be installed the last time we checked on the construction at the Mink Building complex in Manhattanville and now everything looks like it will be completed soon out front.  From what we can see thus far,  it appears that on a couple of levels at the top remains unfinished at the adaptive reuse development in Manhattanville.  With that said, it is still unclear on what the end use will be for the modern mix of architecture located just east of Amsterdam on West 126th Street.  More on this development can be found in our past post: LINK

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SEE: BLACK THEATRE: THE MAKING OF A MOVEMENT

Saturday, February 23rd, 3:00PM-6:00PM, Black Theatre: The Making of a Movement at Maysles Cinema, 343 Lenox Avenue and 127th Street.  Black Theatre: The Making of a Movement documents the birth of a new theatre out of the Civil Rights activism of the 1950s, '60s and '70s. It is a veritable video encyclopedia of the leading figures, institutions and events of a movement that transformed the American stage.

Amiri Baraka, Ossie Davis, James Earl Jones and Ntozake Shange describe their aspirations for a theatre serving the Black community. Excerpts from A Raisin in the Sun, Black Girl, Dutchman and For Colored Girls reveal how these actors and playwrights laid the basis for the Black theater of the present. will discuss his work in film and music videos.  Get more details and advance tickets on the Maysles site: LINK

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