Back in April of 2015, YIMBY reported on the filing of new building applications for a long-forlorn site at 17 Convent Avenue, on the corner of West 128th Street, in West Harlem. Later that year we featured preliminary drawings of what the lot would yield, and now, we have the actual reveal for the project, which is going to yield remarkably attractive infill.

Alexander Compagno is the site’s architect, and the building will total 21 units and 23,263 square feet of space. Given the average unit size of over 1,100 square feet and a design that does not disappoint, it seems all but certain that the product here will be condominiums.

Many of the residences will feature their own balconies, and while balconies can often be an aesthetic scourge, in this case, they mesh well with the building’s exterior. The project’s facade will be extruded and layered to match the


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