Category Archives: Architecture

NYC Townhouses: Harlem Studio Townhouse for Rent

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Harlem Lofts, Inc. have new studios on the market for rent.  New renovations. Kitchens and bathrooms are brand new.  Check out the listings at 325 West 137th Street.

Contact Harlem Lofts, Inc. for more info on these rentals.

Harlem leads New York City’s push to build a thriving biotech industry

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New York is developing a thriving biotech industry, especially in Manhattan.  Harlem is a cornerstone of that effort.

The city’s plan includes providing life sciences startups with inexpensive suitable workspaces.  That includes the Alexandria Center for Life Science on the East Side that will house firms like Amgen and Pfizer.  And now, Harlem Biospace – a 2,300-square-foot incubator on West 127th Street that can support 24 companies and which offers them small office space and wet-lab access.

The Harlem space is the model for what the City hopes will be 16 additional biotech spaces by the end of this year.

via Manhattan: City pushes for outbreak of life-sciences labs | Crains New York Business.

FILM: Changing Face of Harlem by Shawn Batey

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The Changing Face of Harlem is a new one-hour documentary that examines the revitalization of Harlem told through the deeply personal stories of its residents, small business owners, politicians, developers, and clergy.

The piece takes a critical look at Harlem’s history, early development, and its present transformation, and highlights how a community deals with the challenge of maintaining identity while accepting change.

Three central characters serve as a thread throughout the film providing personal insight into the changes.

Frank, affectionately known as the “mayor of 114th street,” has lived on the same block since the 1940.  Tekima, a florist located in Mart 125 located across from the Apollo Theater on 125th street, opened in 1986.  Asadah, an educator who teaches youth in East Harlem.

Other contributors include Congressman Charlie Rangel, Rev. Calvin Butts of Abyssinian Baptist Church, local architect Zevilla Preston, Nellie Bailey, Director of Harlem Tenants Alliance, Karen Phillips, co-founder of Abyssinian Development Corporation, and Russell and Maurice Grey, father and son owners of Edward Sisters Realty, a black owned and operated agency that has serviced the Harlem community for three generations.

via About The Film | Changing Face of Harlem.

Gas station lot in South Harlem now fenced off with construction to begin

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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.

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