Thursday, February 11, 2016

EAT: MY FUNNY VALENTINE 2016


For those who want a Valentine's Day dinner destination that is not classic French, check out the below alternative uptown options for something a little charming and without a television screen playing sports in the background. Inoue is on the more modern side for a classic date spot but good sushi always works for a romantic evening out.   Call for reservations and details about Prix Fixe menue:

BLVD Bistro on Lenox by 122nd Street for southern dining. Tel: 212.678.6200

Solomon & Kuff on 12th Avenue by 133rd Street for Caribbean. Tel: 212.939.9443

Vinateria on FDB by 119th Street for Italian offerings. Tel: 212.662.8462

Inoue Sushi on Lenox by 129th Street for the best omakase set. Tel: 646.766.0555

SHOP: CHANGES HAPPENING AT FAIRWAY?

Our insider resources have been giving us a few tips ahead of time in the past years and now the word on the street is that Fairway on 125th by 12th Avenue might be expecting some major changes.  No official word yet on what actually will be happening but some announcements might be made in the near future.   Stay tuned for more in the coming days as the story develops.

RENT: THREE BEDROOM ON 7TH AVENUE

A rarely available, renovated 3-bedroom  for $2,285 a month has arrived at 1878 Adam Clayton Powell by 114th Street.  Central Park is less than a 5 minute walk and train stations on FDB or Lenox are easily accessible from this location.  Most of the residential units in a lot of prewar buildings are rent stabilized so are usually not available until a vacancy happens which is not too often.  More details on the broker site: LINK

REVIVE: FACADE RESTORED AT CARIBBEAN CENTER

The new $3.5 million Caribbean Cultural Center African Diaspora Institute was covered with scaffolding for most of last year but now the facade has finally been restored.  This adaptive reuse building on 125th Street by Lexington Avenue used to be the main firehouse for the east side of Harlem's commercial corridor but had been shuttered for quite some time.  After 4 long years of planning, construction finally started in back in May 2015 and now it looks like a Spring opening might just be around the corner.  More details on the unique cultural center can be found in our past post: LINK

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