Monday, November 29, 2021

☞ ARCHITECTURE: A FORMER SYNAGOGUE ON 118TH


Harlem Bespoke: An original article on the blog from over a decade ago takes a look at one of the hidden architectural clues of Harlem's forgotten Jewish past.  We probably covered most of the major former temples to be found uptown over the years but some time has since past and many of the new readers might not be familiar with the local lore.

DWELL: 144 WEST 120TH STREET IN CONTRACT

Harlem Bespoke: A townhouse within one of the most intact landmark blocks to be found uptown arrived on the market during the height of the pandemic but the buyers market has been energized as of late.  The brownstone located in the Mount Morris Historic District at 144 West 120th Street went up for a sharp asking price set at $2.7 million back in April and now has a contract out in the past week.

SHOP: LEE LEE'S RUGELACH FOR THE HOLIDAYS


Harlem Bespoke: Alvin Lee Small's has been baking rugelach for the past 30 years in Harlem and makes some of the best traditional jewish treats in town.  Lee Lee's Baked Goods at 283 West 118th Street and FDB has everything made daily and hungry shoppers can just drop in during regular business hours to get some of the famous pastries.  Harlem's King of Rugelach offers up his specialties in chocolate, raspberry and apricot variations alongside other traditional baked goods. Folks who want to share one of uptown's best kept secrets but can not make over to the storefront can simply go online and make an order accordingly: LINK

SEE: TREE LIGHTING AT MORNINGSIDE PARK 2021

Saturday, December 4th,  5:00PM, Morningside Park Tree Lighting celebration, Morningside Avenue at 120th Street.  The tallest city tree to be decorated in a park for the holiday season holds court at Morningside Park!  We especially like that uptown's local parks have great living trees that are not cut down and will always be on display throughout the year albeit without decor.  Caroling, donuts, hot cider and much merriment will be included on the big day courtesy of Friends of Morningside Park: LINK

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