Month

September 2016

Children’s Books That Tackle Race and Ethnicity

Children’s Books That Tackle Race and Ethnicity The movement calling for more diversity in children’s books has been gaining momentum in the last couple of years, and publishers are responding. There is still a big gap – now as in… Continue Reading →

The Magnificent 10: Restaurants That Changed How We Eat

The Magnificent 10: Restaurants That Changed How We Eat Paul Freedman was having lunch at Delmonico’s — not the original, which opened in the early 19th century, but a relic of it in the financial district. Lobster Newburg was still… Continue Reading →

Preparing Your Home for Sale

Preparing Your Home for Sale When you’ve decided to sell your home, the last thing you want to do is spend money to spruce the place up. After all, whoever buys it is going to replace those outdated kitchen cabinets… Continue Reading →

HAP Files the Second Half of its Big Chelsea Project at 225 West 28th Street

HAP Investments made its mark on Manhattan building splashy rental buildings in Harlem and Washington Heights. Now, the firm is pushing forward with its first major downtown project, a two-building, 290,000-square-foot residential development on West 28th Street between Seventh and… Continue Reading →

Obama Sees ‘Personal Insult’ if Blacks Don’t Rally for Hillary Clinton

Obama Sees ‘Personal Insult’ if Blacks Don’t Rally for Hillary Clinton The president told African-Americans this weekend he would consider it a “personal insult” if they did not vote for Mrs. Clinton, implicitly putting his name on the line as… Continue Reading →

The National Museum of African American History and Culture

The National Museum of African American History and Culture Thank you for reading HarlemCondoLife.com

Hollywood, Separate and Unequal

Hollywood, Separate and Unequal When the academy unveiled its monochrome slate of acting nominees in January, a burst of activism followed, summed up by #OscarsSoWhite. The focus was on awards and the frustrating, infuriating homogeneity of American movies. Thank you… Continue Reading →

Metropolitan Hospital Plans 16 Stories of Apartments on Its Parking Lot at 1880 First Avenue in East Harlem

New York City’s hospitals are struggling. St Vincent’s Hospital in the West Village shut its doors in 2010 and sold most of its property to condo developers. Beth Israel Hospital is plans to close and sell off some of its buildings… Continue Reading →

Best Barbecue Restaurants New York / Tri-State Area

Best Barbecue Restaurants New York / Tri-State Area Thank you for reading HarlemCondoLife.com

Best Caribbean Restaurants New York / Tri-State Area

Best Caribbean Restaurants New York / Tri-State Area Thank you for reading HarlemCondoLife.com

Best Southern Restaurants New York / Tri-State Area

Best Southern Restaurants New York / Tri-State Area Thank you for reading HarlemCondoLife.com

Foundation Work Underway for Eight-Story, Six-Unit Residential Project at 313 West 121st Street, Harlem

It was back in May of 2014 that YIMBY revealed a rendering of the planned eight-story, six-unit residential building at 313 West 121st Street, in Harlem. Now, foundation work is underway at the site, although the structure has yet to rise above… Continue Reading →

Durst Plans New Mixed-Use Project with Affordable Housing at 1800 Park Avenue, Harlem

Over the summer, the Durst Organization entered into contract to acquire the 36,281-square-foot site at 1800 Park Avenue, located between East 124th and 125th streets in Harlem. The developer has since closed on the purchase for just under $91 million,… Continue Reading →

Eight-Story, 14-Unit Residential Building Planned at 310 West 113th Street, Harlem

The Brooklyn-based Meshberg Group has filed applications for an eight-story, 14-unit residential building at 310 West 113th Street, on the southern end of Harlem. The project will measure 26,701 square feet and its residential units should average 1,435 square feet,… Continue Reading →

Permits Filed: Conversion Of Century-Old Brewery at 418 East 115th Street Into Artists’ Living and Work Space

Developers would like to convert a century-old East Harlem building that once served as a brewery into housing and workspace for artists.

#HereIsMyAmerica

#HereIsMyAmerica The portraits above show me in a variety of different clothing, all of it my own. On any given day, you might encounter me in one form or another. It’s all part of a larger series I created, which… Continue Reading →

Four-Story, 230,000-Square-Foot Mixed-Use Project Proposed for 77 West Post Road, White Plains

Harlem-based Grid Properties is planning a four-story, 230,000-square-foot mixed-use development, dubbed the Boulevard, at 77 West Post Road, located on the southern end of downtown White Plains, in Westchester County. The latest plans call for 220,000 square feet of commercial-retail… Continue Reading →

730-Unit Mixed-Use Project Proposed at 2460 Second Avenue, East Harlem

The New York City Economic Development Corporation (NYCEDC) has released preliminary plans, ahead of a presentation set to be given later in September, to develop a 1.1-million-square-foot mixed-use project at 2460 Second Avenue, in northern East Harlem. The city-owned property, currently… Continue Reading →

An Appetite for Harlem Apartments

An Appetite for Harlem Apartments Renee Jennings, a Bronx native, fondly remembers trekking into Harlem for weekly Sunday dinners and celebrating the holidays at her great-grandparents’ house on West 131st Street in the 1970s. Thank you for reading HarlemCondoLife.com

Happy Labor Day, Harlem! Ready for Autumn?

Happy Labor Day! Fall has officially arrived and Harlem Happenings just keep getting better! From Back to School Specials to Special Fall Menus Fall Fashions to Finding Your Groove   Harlem is Hot…anytime of the year!   plus Save the… Continue Reading →

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