Category Archives: Real Estate

What can $1,300/Month Rent You in New York City

Curbed Comparisons, a column that explores what one can rent for a set dollar amount in various NYC neighborhoods, recently compared options including Harlem.

“In Harlem, a one-bedroom apartment is asking $1,300/month with no fee. It could be a lot smaller, although the kitchen is definitely not great. ↑ In Bay Ridge, a freshly painted one-bedroom apartment is going for $1,350/month with utilities included. It has bay windows and nice kitchen cabinetry. 100-Square-Foot Upper West Side Rental Is So Sad It Hurts.  For $1,150/Month, Is This Sad St. Marks Place Studio Livable? See a 390-Square-Foot Studio Morph Into 5 Different Rooms ↑ This Gowanus “ground floor” studio makes up for being a straight-up windowless basement by including access to a lovely backyard, with is shared with the other two units in the building. It’s asking $1,350/month. ↑ And in Ditmas Park, a studio apartment with new kitchen appliances is asking $1,350/month with no fee. It has a couple closets and one fairly large window. “


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Favorite Harlem Real Estate Floor Plans

We have always loved the Dwyer @ 285 St. Micholas Avenue in Harlem.

We watched it grow up. And if sales price is any indication of maturity, that has certainly happened in this corner of Harlem, at least from a real estate market perspective.

Below is one of our favorite floorplans in this magnificent building.

The next Harlem renaissance is happening in Hamilton Heights

 


The next Harlem renaissance is happening in Hamilton Heights
nypost.com
Hamilton Heights — the Harlem enclave where founding father (and Post founder) Alexander Hamilton lived back when it was farmland — has come a long way from its bucolic past.


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Help Save Harlem’s Historic Renaissance Ballroom from Demolition

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Protesters Aim to Save Harlems Historic Renaissance Ballroom from Demolition – Video: via Protesters Aim to Save Harlems Historic Renaissance Ballroom from Demolition – NY1.

“The Ballroom was completed in 1924 as part of a larger entertainment hub that included a bustling casino and 900-seat theatre.  Built and operated by black businessmen, the “Rennie” was the only upscale reception hall available to African Americans at the time.  Prize fights, concerts, dance marathons, film screenings, and stage acts were held at the Renaissance, along with elegant parties and meetings of the most influential social clubs and political organizations in Harlem.  The community’s elite gathered to dance the Charleston and the Black Bottom to live entertainment by the most renowned jazz musicians of the age.

“The nightspot even played host to the nation’s first all-black professional basketball team, also called the Harlem Renaissance, considered by some to be the best in the world in their day.  On game nights, portable hoops were erected on the dance floor, converting the ballroom into a stadium.  Following each game, almost invariably a victory for the Rens, a dance was held where players would mingle and jive with the choicest ladies of Harlem.  The team barnstormed in towns across the country, playing exhibition games in which coveted matches with white teams drew the largest crowds.  In their best season, the Renns set a record with 88 consecutive wins that has yet to be broken.”

-AbandonedNYC.com