Tuesday, August 22, 2017

DRINK: ICED MATCHA LATTE AT SUGAR HILL CAFE

Harlem Bespoke: On a hot summer day, ice drinks are best choice so we switched up our usual matcha latte with an iced version which can be found at Sugar Hill Cafe on 145th Street just west of St. Nicholas Avenue.  What is really nice about this version is that the barista can make the cool beverage with just a hint of sweetness that keeps it still healthy choice without all of the heavy calories found in other coffee shop drinks out there.  Sugar Hill Cafe was the best new coffee shop in Harlem back in 2015 so make sure to check them out when in Hamilton Heights:  LINK

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ARCHITECTURE: THE FORUM BUILDING ON 125TH

Harlem Bespoke:  The side paneling for the facade of the Forum building on Broadway by the corner of 125th Street started going up last week and things are now moving along quite quickly.  Large sections of the front walls have all been prefabricated and installing one piece to the 3-story conference center at the new Columbia University campus in Manhattanville really goes a long way. At this rate we expect everything out front to be completed in the next couple of weeks and the final result can be compared to the original rendering at that point in time: LINK

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RENT: ONE BEDROOM ON AMSTERDAM

Harlem Bespoke: The rent pick of the week is a one-bedroom at 1726 Amsterdam Avenue by 145th Street going for $1,500 a month.  This rental rate it getting harder to find these days and the prewar unit is only a block away from the express trains. More details and photos can be found on the broker site: LINK

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LISTEN: CAPSULOCITY LIVE! AT NJMH

Tuesday,  August 22nd, 7:00PM,  Capsulocity Live! The hottest talent in Jazz on YouTube at National Jazz Museum in Harlem, 58 West 129th Street, just east of Lenox Avenue.  Now in its fifth year, Capsulocity.com is an award-winning video series that has featured rising stars as Cecile McLorin Salvant, ELEW and Jazzmeia Horn.

To celebrate the fifth anniversary, The National Jazz Museum in Harlem and Capsulocity will co-host an an evening of performance, interviews, exclusive video content and an open-Jam session under the musical direction of pianist Christian Sands featuring performances by ELEW and Jazzmeia Horn.  More details and RSVP on the NJMH site: LINK

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