Tuesday, May 17, 2022

CONTRACT SIGNED FOR LANDMARK HARLEM CHURCH



Harlem Bespoke: One of grand local African-American churches went up for sale at 147-149 West 123rd Street for $6.25 $5.95 million in October 2019 and a contract is now out as of May 13th, 2022 last week.  The Greater Metropolitan Baptist Church which is a 9,418-square-foot neo-Gothic church in the Mount Morris Park neighborhood is actually protected as an official New York City Landmark since 1994.  This means any new developer that comes in can not demolish the site but would have to make some sort of adaptive reuse effort either as a combined residential development or maybe even some sort of event space.  Everything out front would have to eventually be restored accordingly and maybe the stained glass will come back one day.

TOUR: INSIDE THE RESTORED HIGHBRIDGE TOWER



Saturday, May 21st from 1:00PM-3:00PM,  Tour Inside Highbridge Tower, West 174th Street and Amsterdam Avenue. Join the Urban Park Rangers on a tour inside the iconic Highbridge Water Tower to learn about the history of New York City's water supply and enjoy the panoramic views from the top of the 200 foot tower.

LISTEN: PIEDMONT BLUES AT HARLEM STAGE

Thursday-Friday, May 19th-20th, 7:30PM-9:00PM,  Piedmont Blues: A Search for Salvation live at Harlem Stage, 150 Convent Avenue by 135th Street, Tickets $25.  Harlem Stage is proud to present six-time GRAMMY-nominated pianist and composer Gerald Clayton and his multidisciplinary project, Piedmont Blues: A Search for Salvation.

RENT: TWO BEDROOM IN HAMILTON HEIGHTS

Harlem Bespoke:  So the average in Manhattan rent for a non-doorman studio is a whopping $2,538 a month but those living uptown can save over thousands each year since deals are starting to happen as of late.

FOLLOW: BESPOKE VIA TWITTER

Harlem Bespoke also has a Twitter account with over 6,810 followers for those who want daily updates about stuff that is happening in the neighborhood. If you Twitter, check out our Harlem tweets and join here: LINK