Harlem’s Marcus Garvey Park and Hamilton Heights make New York Mag’s Next Big Neighborhood List

By HarlemGal for HarlemCondoLife
It is that time of year where New York Magazine profiles some of the upcoming neighborhoods for 2011. In this week’s edition (April 3), they list 20 of The Next Big Neighborhoods in New York City and two Harlem sections made the list!

A big congrats to Marcus Garvey Park.  This area located in Central Harlem was ranked fourth out of 20. NYMag says Marcus Garvey Park “is undergoing a several million dollar renovation, including smoothed-out sidewalks and the transformation of its existing bandshell into a state-of-the-art amphitheater.” In addition to park renovations, several buildings have sprung up, such as 5th on the Park, located at Fifth Avenue and 120th Street; and “the recently constructed Windows on 123, a pair of buildings graced with limestone-balconied apartments and full-floor lofts.”

Hamilton Heights located in West Harlem, finishes out the list placing 20th on the list.

Another notable mention, is Manhattan Valley, which is right below Harlem on the Westside. They were ranked second out of 20.

4 thoughts on “Harlem’s Marcus Garvey Park and Hamilton Heights make New York Mag’s Next Big Neighborhood List”

  1. Wow, one whole sentence on Hamilton Heights?? I know it’s hard for you all to focus on anything above 125th Street (or even off FDB), but that’s just ridiculous.

  2. Marcus Garvey Park? Maybe there will be more police enforcement now to get the crackheads/ crack dealers/ gang bangers out of the park. Go ahead and climb the stairs up to the Fire Watchtower (the highest point of the park) any time of day and you think you have gone back in time to view the open drug markets of the bad ‘ole drug days of NYC in the ’80’s.

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