Tuesday, October 23, 2018

BESPOKE: THE 125TH STREET VIADUCT IN SPIDERMAN


Harlem Bespoke:  Marvel Comics has been filming in Harlem over the past few years and the newest movie trailer for Spider-Man in to the Spider-Verse appears to have also borrowed some concepts from uptown.  Based on the original alternate universe comic book source material, the new Spiderman named Miles Morales is one of the first afro-latino superheroes to be showcased in an original feature and pretty much reflects the community in Upper Manhattan on the west side.  Another Harlem design element can be seen with the elevated train zipping overhead since the curved architectural arch is an official landmark on 125th Street and no other station in the city has this particular detail. This groundbreaking film will debut in December but those who want more on the preview can see the trailer online: LINK 

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DWELL: 549 WEST 152ND STREET TOWNHOUSE

Harlem Bespoke: Number 549 West 152nd Street located just east of Broadway in Hamilton Heights has arrived on the market for $2.75 million.  Everything has been restored nicely especially in the owner triplex of the 2-family home and there are enough original details intact to retain the charm of the classic interior.  We especially like that one of the bathrooms appears to have much of the original tiles and bath in good condition.  This 15-foot-wide townhouse is located around the corner from the broadway commercial corridor and is about 5 blocks away to the nearest subway station.  More photos and contact information can be found on the broker site: LINK

CONSTRUCTION: TOWNHOUSES ON 159TH STREET

Harlem Bespoke: Washington Heights does not have as many townhouses as Harlem so seeing a couple of empty ones on the same block really piqued our curiosity.  Number 541 West 159th Street appears to have hardly any information listed on the DOB website and apparently no permits are on record to fix up the property.  Just three doors down towards Broadway, Number 547 West 159th Street also has boarded up windows but looks to be slightly in better condition.  Permits had been approved back in 2015 to convert the SRO building into a 2-family layout but work appears to have not really progressed for some reason.  Hopefully these historic home will get fixed up soon but they will probably have to be sold to an experience developer to have anything really happen.

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SEE: POSING MODERNITY AT THE WALLACH

Harlem Bespoke: October 24th, 2018 – February 10th, 2019, Wednesday – Friday, Noon – 8:00PM, Saturday & Sunday, Noon – 6:00PM, Posing Modernity: The Black Model from Manet and Matisse to Today exhibit at the Wallach Art Gallery Columbia University Lenfest Center for the Arts, 615 West 129th Street, just west of Broadway. The Wallach Art Gallery at Columbia University and the Musée d’Orsay partner to present an exhibition entitled Posing Modernity: The Black Model from Manet and Matisse to Today in New York and Le Modèle noir, de Géricault à Matisse in Paris. The exhibition will be on view at the Wallach from October 24, 2018 to February 10, 2019, and will then be expanded at the Musée d'Orsay from March 26 to July 14, 2019.  More details can be found on the Wallach site: LINK

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