Sunday, April 26, 2015

INTRODUCING: LAST APRIL SUGAR HILL MARKET TODAY

Sunday, April 26th, Noon-7:00PM, Sugar Hill Market x La Maison d'Art at 259 West 132nd Street, just east of FDB/8th Avenue.  Uber cool insider website Thrillist has listed Sugar Hill Market as one of the best spring events to check out for couples but many uptowners already know that! The HB curated boutique market has had some great word of mouth and also awesome shout outs by New York Magazine, Time Out and New York Daily News in the past. Today will be the last market for April so make sure to drop by and meet some great local artisans and designers.  Make sure to follow SHM for more daily updates on this momentous upcoming event:  LINK

Friday, April 24, 2015

READ: HARLEM'S FOOD SCENE IN THE JOURNAL


The Wall Street Journal has a great piece on the local dining scene in Harlem around FDB and Lenox Avenue that was just published this morning online.  HB has been following the development of uptown's hot spots for the past six year and is also quoted in the article as well as Marcus Samuelsson of the Streetbird on 116th along with the many other great pioneers in this new era of north Manhattan eateries.  Hamilton Height's recent boom in restaurants is not mentioned but overall the piece is one of the most extensive ones we have seen so far reporting on the food culture of Harlem: LINK

INTRODUCING: MOUNTAIN BIRD POPS UP TONIGHT


Friday, April 24th, dinner service 6:00PM-10:00PM, Mountain Bird Pop-Up at 251 East 110th Street between 2nd and 3rd Avenue.  Harlem's critically acclaimed restaurant Mount Bird shuttered abruptly because of increased rent at the former 145th Street address but the husband and wife team will now have a pop up location Tuesday through Saturdays from 6:00PM-10:00PM starting tonight.  We have been told that the menu will be the same but guests should also expect a few new items to choose from.  A permanent location is taking some time to sort out but this will help fill the void we have all been feeling since the eatery closed last summer in Central Harlem.  More on Mountain Bird in our past post: LINK

SEE: AROUND HARLEM THIS WEEKEND

Keep it all uptown and help out Harlem's great local businesses over the weekend. Below is the Bespoke short list of what is new and notable in the neighborhood to try out this week.  

Mountain Bird pops up in East Harlem on 110th Street starting Friday: LINK

Shopping locally at Sugar Hill Market on Sunday at La Maison d'Art: LINK

Grand open of Yuzu sushi for dinner service on Lenox by 127th Street: LINK

Lunch or dinner at Marcus Samuelsson's new Streetbird Rotisserie: LINK

Checking out vintage hip hop photos at the new MCNY exhibit in East Harlem:  LINK

Viewing the new Trenton Doyle Hancock Retrospective at Studio Museum: LINK

Weekend mimosa brunch at The Edge on Edgecombe and 139th: LINK

Caribbean Seafood in the backyard garden at Lolo's on 116th and FDB: LINK

REMEMBER: MAJESTIC MANSARDS CIRCA 1932

Who can guess the location of these handsome mansard roof homes from this image taken circa 1932?  This distinct Harlem block is still intact today but some are in better shape than others.  We will have an updated photo with the townhouses in more current times posted later in the day.