Friday, April 20, 2018


Harlem Bespoke:  Number 127 West 129th Street is now up on the market for $1.65 million back last November, had a contract out by February and records now show that the townhouse sold for the asking price.  As previously mentioned, the 2-family home was gut renovated 5 years ago but is probably best used as a single family home.  Why the low price point?  The width of the brownstone is only 12.5-foot wide but those who like a loft like interior with just a touch of original detail might want to check this one out.  express trains on Lenox are just around the corner and the new Whole Foods is 4 blocks away.   More photos and details on Streeteasy: LINK 2018


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. 

Saturday Morningside Farmers Market at 110th and Manhattan: LINK

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

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

Weekend dinners at Belle on ACP 7th Avenue by 139th Street: LINK

Drinks at Hexagon Lounge on 142nd Street: LINK

Tacos and tequila at the new La Diagonal on St. Nicholas: LINK

Mod Fashion history at the Museum of the City of New YorkLINK

Waffle ice cream sandwiches at Mikey Likes It on FDB: LINK

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

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

Trying out artisan pizza slices at Uncle Tony's by 139th Street: LINK

Shopping at the new Whole Foods on Lenox at125th Street: LINK

Visiting the new Wallach Gallery in Manhattanville by 125th Street: LINK

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

Giant buttermilk biscuit sandwiches at Morningside coffee on Lenox: LINK

Dinner service at Clay on Manhattan Avenue and 123rd Street: LINK 

Grabbing coffee at Little Bean on St. Nicholas and 111th 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

Checking out the new location of Charle's Pan Fried Chicken on FDB: LINK

Sipping java at the new Harlem Coffee Co. on Lenox by 118th: LINK

New local brew and pizza at Hop House on FDB and 120th Street: LINK

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

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

Trying out southern whiskey at Uptown Bourbon by 152nd Street: LINK

Drinks at the new Alibi lounge on 7th Avenue by 139th Street:  LINK

Trying out burgers at Harlem Burger Co. on FDB and 118th 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

Tasting delicious Japanese curry at the new Curry-Ya Uptown: LINK

Eating great Italian at Fumo on Amsterdam and 139th Street: LINK

Destination worthy brunch at Solomon & Kuff on 12th Avenue: LINK

Sunday Brunch at Mountain Bird on East 110th Street: LINK

Tasting incredible Edomae style sushi at Inoue on Lenox and 129th: LINK 2018


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Thursday, April 19, 2018


Harlem Bespoke:  Harlem Food Bar on FDB by 114th Street has one of the best fried chicken specials but also has a more healthy offering that is quite outstanding.  We first saw the Salmon BLT on the eatery's instagram account and knew that this was one of the things to try out in 2018.  The chef recommended to serve it up medium rare and the result was not unlike a Japanese tataki except for the crispy skin on the outside.  Every bite of the salmon was buttery soft and the wasabi mayo on the side really hit home the east meets west combo.  There are a lot of fried fish sandwiches to be found uptown so this great sandwich makes for a lighter alternative that still packs in the flavor.  Read more about Harlem Food Bar in our past post: LINK 2018

Wednesday, April 18, 2018


Those who are interested in renting, buying or selling in Harlem should check out the Bespoke Listings page which feature the top experts in the uptown market.  Our sponsors are some of the best in the field and cover a wide range of price points within the upper Manhattan market: LINK