Wednesday, November 25, 2020


Harlem Bespoke:  Those watching the new HBO series call The Undoing might noticed that Harlem is featured in quite a few scenes.  Several images of a block that looked similar to the one Luke Cage used for filming in the Mount Morris Park neighborhood immediately caught our attention and we quickly figured out the address used.  One of the key characters is an artist in El Barrio and has a studio which looked like a set we saw over a year ago on Lenox by 119th Street.    

This was an instance in the show where they took liberties to make Central Harlem look like the east side but other locations like the Park Avenue and 103rd Street apartment by the train underpass tunnels are clearly spot on.  An important part of the storyline is that one of the wealthier wives lives nearby and the posh Fifth Avenue location next door to the Academy of Medicine building by 103rd Street facing Central Park brings everything together.  Those uptowner who are into mystery thrillers should tune into The Undoing and see if any other parts of the neighborhood is recognizable each week.


Harlem Bespoke: Winter is coming and local restaurants have been popping up tents and sidewalk sheds as the the next level of outdoor dining evolves on the streets of New York City.  November and December in the past years have been relatively mild so the main issue is rain protection but some establishments now also have heat lamps.  A lot of people will remain in the city over the holidays since traveling is not advised these days so this unique setup will be very popular this season.  After that, January and February tend to be the time when the cold weather really hits but delivery options will probably then be the preferable way to order up a meal at the beginning of next year. 


Harlem Bespoke:  The 19 foot wide, single-family house at 105 West 122nd Street now has one of the highest asking prices in the neighborhood with an initial asking set at $5.75 million. This Mount Morris Park Historic District home had been gut renovated back in 2008 and does have a slight amount of original details although the majority of the renovations are brand new.  An opulent marble bath with a matching shower is one of the luxurious finishes to note at this landmark address.  There is also one of the greenest backyards that we have ever seen in the neighborhood everything is definitely in turnkey condition.  Express trains at 122nd Street are only a couple of blocks away and Whole Foods is also at that corner.  More details and contact information can be found on the broker site: LINK 2020


Harlem Bespoke:  We checked up on 410 West 126th Street at the beginning of October when construction  just started on the lower level but now all of the upper floors are starting to rise quickly.  Concrete trucks have been pouring on the floors on site for the past few weeks and now four floors are complete at the location just west of Morningside Avenue.  Based on an earlier rendering, it appears that the 20-story new development will be a hotel of some sort but nothing has been officially confirmed as of yet.  Check out our past post for more details: LINK


Harlem Bespoke also has a Twitter account with over 6,500 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