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November 21st, 2010 by Harlem Condo Life

By HarlemGal
2098 Frederick Douglass Blvd, where The Gateway Condo resides, is completely visible to the public now after shedding its entire scaffolding. The big heavy metal frame came down this past Friday (November 19) after several years being up to support the construction of the second phase of the condo project. Pedestrians can immediately see how The Gateway Condo stands 11 stories tall with a tri-color look.

I went to StreetEasy.com to see what apartments were on the market in The Gateway Condo. Streeteasy has about five active listings at the moment. There has to be more soon because the center structure appears to have several apartments inside. Some with unobstructed views of Central Park North, West Harlem, and East Harlem. In my view, it would be nice to have one of those apartments on the 10th or 11th floor with views of more than one park. Ahh. If only, we all had little gold mines!

Take a look for yourself. Walk by this block if you get a chance, especially now with the Fall weather being so gorgeous. See how FDB, in this particular block, looks completely different with the scaffolding down! I like it. The sidewalk is nice and wide! I am sure Society Cafe is pleased as well!

September 24th, 2010 by Harlem Condo Life

Frederick Douglass Blvd. street sign

Frederick Douglass Blvd is in the news again! Some entities are clearly getting it that FDB from 110th Street to 125th Street is the place to be! DNAinfo.com and The New York Times have recently filed stories about FDB and how it’s experiencing a boom in drinking and eating establishments. These articles even mention the buzz words “restaurant row.” Hmm…sounds familiar?

Frederick Douglass Blvd. (Circa 2008)

On September 23, DNAinfo wrote about the booming restaurant and bar business along FDB.  It was a good story. They introduced us to new information about what the Livmor is up to with their commercial space. However, I was wondering why they left out other notable places, such as Mojo, Billie’s Black Bar, Questan’s and Cafe Amrita? Amrita is at the base of 110th and FDB. Mojo and Billie’s are technically on 119th Street, they are less than a block away from FDB and Mojo and Questan’s opened for business in the last five years. I think all these venues deserved a mention in DNAinfo and The Times. Also, why not mention the proposed Cupcake Suite opening on FDB, Aloft Hotel or the rumored Busboys and Poets coming to Harlem? I guess there is so much action happening on or near FDB, it is a challenge for these news outlets to keep track!

Frederick Douglass Blvd. today

In addition, I noticed that both publications did not mention much about vacant commercial space. What are The Douglass and Gateway Condominiums planning for their commercial space? I would bet that they are aggressively trying to sell their space. I hear Society Cafe is interested in expanding their space right next door once Gateway finishes their construction. If that ends up being true, that would be great for them. They appear to have outgrown their current space.

Overall, it is awesome media coverage for Harlem once again. I love it! Out of the two articles, I will end with my favorite quote from Chris Pollok, co-owner of bier international. “My sense is that this [Frederick Douglass Blvd.] is going to be the Restaurant Row of Harlem.” I will drink to that, Chris! Strawberry beer, please!

August 5th, 2009 by HarlemGuy

By HarlemGuy

In the last few months a great deal of progress has been made erecting the additional floors and completing the joining of two buildings that when complete will represent the vision that is the Gateway Condominium on Frederick Douglass Boulevard in Harlem.

Below are a few pictures illustrating the progress being made.

 

 

 

January 15th, 2011 by Harlem Condo Life

By HarlemGal
2114 Frederick Douglass Blvd. will be smelling like roses, orchids and tulips soon. This is one of the retail spaces in The Douglass Condominium that has apparently rented out its commercial space to Franz James Floral Boutique. Big signs are up on the windows saying “Coming Soon.” I went to the website listed and all its says is “website builder and flower as art.”

I have never heard of Franz James Floral Boutique. I generally by my flowers over in East Harlem on the corner of Lexington and 116th Street. Is anyone familiar with this shop? Is it a first store for Franz James? And does anyone know if this is a local business person? Chime in here or tell us on Twitter.

Either way,it’s another business opening up on the award-winning Frederick Douglass Blvd!

August 17th, 2010 by HarlemGuy

By HarlemGuy

Another election is upon us.  And in our very own locale of Harlem on Frederick Douglass Boulevard and 114th street, in the commercial space on the ground floor of the Douglass Condominium, is the Voter Registration Office for our local pol Bill Perkins. 

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 Stop by to get informed and/or educated about how to make the voting process work for Harlem!

November 18th, 2009 by HarlemGuy

By HarlemGuy

I’ve come to view Frederick Douglass Boulevard (F.D.B, which is Central Park West above 110th a.k.a 8the Avenue) between 110 and 125th as Harlem’s Gold Coast, from a resident’s perspective. 

  • Nestled adjacent to two kid-friendly parks – Central and Morningside
  • Easy access to the Hudson River, it’s great promenades and a wide variety of recreational and dining opportunities
  • Accessible by all major local and express West Side subway lines (1,2,3,A,B,C,D)
  • Several publish libraries
  • Within walking distance to several magnet/charter schools
  • Quick access to Metro North and LGA airport
  • Down the hill from Columbia University and Broadway
  • In the gateway to Harlem including all the shopping, entertainment and culture that Harlem has to offer for residents and tourists alike
  • Is exploding with housing and restaurants

In terms of real estate the newest edition is The Douglass Condominium at 114th and F.D.B. 

credit: TheDouglass Web Site

The word on the street is that they are very nicely appointed. 

I plan to take a look for myself.

November 18th, 2009 by HarlemGuy

By HarlemGuy

I’ve come to view Frederick Douglass Boulevard (F.D.B, which is Central Park West above 110th a.k.a 8the Avenue) between 110 and 125th as Harlem’s Gold Coast, from a resident’s perspective. 

  • Nestled adjacent to two kid-friendly parks – Central and Morningside
  • Easy access to the Hudson River, it’s great promenades and a wide variety of recreational and dining opportunities
  • Accessible by all major local and express West Side subway lines (1,2,3,A,B,C,D)
  • Several publish libraries
  • Within walking distance to several magnet/charter schools
  • Quick access to Metro North and LGA airport
  • Down the hill from Columbia University and Broadway
  • In the gateway to Harlem including all the shopping, entertainment and culture that Harlem has to offer for residents and tourists alike
  • Is exploding with housing and restaurants

In terms of real estate the newest edition is The Douglass Condominium at 114th and F.D.B. 

credit: TheDouglass Web Site

The word on the street is that they are very nicely appointed. 

I plan to take a look for myself.

January 17th, 2014 by HarlemGuy

harlem real estate via harlemcondolife

A four-bedroom, four-and-a-half bath duplex penthouse on W. 118th St. and Frederick Douglass Blvd. in Harlem’s SOHA Condominiums is the most expensive residential property in the area, topping the next in line by $100,000.  It is for sale and listed by Brown Harris Stevens agents Mark Powell and Shlomi Reuveni. The property was previously listed with Corcoran for $3.8 million.  The listing went to Brown Harris Stevens sometime last summer and included a $500,000 price increase.

The property is 3,456-square-foot.  Features include two terraces, one of which is 753 square feet, custom cabinets and flooring, large windows, a 24 hour doorman and a working gas fireplace.

Says one broker: “We’re seeing an amazing trend of crowds from the Upper West Side coming to the Frederick Douglass Blvd. area.  ”  “The corridor offers a great opportunity and value.”

Read more here

January 3rd, 2014 by harlemhouse

Gas station lot in Harlem HarlemCondoLife

Pre snowstorm we took these photos of the Gas Station lot on 110th Street and Frederick Douglass Boulevard showing that it is now completely fenced off, boarded up and waiting for construction to begin.

There seems to be a variety of articles about what the development will be (rentals, condos, both), what it will include (affordable units, how many, community space, etc), and so on.  See our previous posts for the backstory here.

It would seem that this lot – which represents the last real estate property left along Central Park (West, South, East and North), will more likely be a new construction condominium complex.  A reliable professional source to HarlemCondoLIfe in real estate who is always ahead of the curve on many stories, agrees with this assessment.   There are several recent precedents for this configuration.  For example Fifth On the Park on 120th Street and 5th Avenue along Marcus Garvey Park includes condominiums, affordable rentals and a community church.

Stay tuned for more on this property in our Harlem Real Estate section.

Gas Station Lot Harlem HarlemCondoLife

 

 

August 18th, 2013 by harlemhouse

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Heard it through the grapevine, One Morningside Park is already 40% sold.  A lot of showings are happening with brokers and clients for this condominium complex.  See our numerous previous posts for detailed information on our Harlem Real Estate Menu.  One Morningside is located on 110th Street and Manhattan Avenue in South Harlem.  Many contracts are out and 1 to 3 bedrooms have already been snatched up by eager buyers.

The sales office is now open by appointment only, to look at available floorplans for sale.   We can provide additional information if you’re interested, here at HarlemCondoLife.  Contact us via email at HarlemCondoLife@gmail.com.   A friend of our blog  just purchased a one bedroom one bath unit.  The fixtures and design looked quite nice and the site has a feature where you can see what the expected view will be from the unit you are interested in.

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Here are recent pictures taken yesterday of One Morningside Park.  They have a ways to go but the structure is now fully erected.  They expect to be finished by January 2014.  Stay tuned for more on One Morningside Park.

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View towards Central Park from One Mornigside Park

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One Morningside Park view from Frederick Douglass Boulevard Circle