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Million Dollar Condos Have Great Views of Public Sex in Marcus Garvey Park

Million Dollar Condos Have Great Views of Public Sex in Marcus Garvey Park HARLEM — Marie Gelot didn’t realize what an eyeful she’d get when her bought her million-dollar apartment overlooking Marcus Garvey Park. Beside the sweeping views of the… Continue Reading →

Creating a Home in a Harlem Townhouse Share

Creating a Home in a Harlem Townhouse Share Like many young actors, Erik Heitz, who moved to New York in 2011, has largely lived in sublets. There were six-floor walk-ups that had hot water only a few days a week;… Continue Reading →

Start-Up Bets on Tech Talent Pipeline From Africa

Start-Up Bets on Tech Talent Pipeline From Africa When Tolulope Komolafe first heard the pitch, she was skeptical. A fledgling company in Lagos, Nigeria, would pay her to learn how to write modern computer code and then offer her a… Continue Reading →

Jackie Shane, a Transgender Soul Pioneer, Re-emerges After Four Decades

Jackie Shane, a Transgender Soul Pioneer, Re-emerges After Four Decades In August 2016, Douglas Mcgowan arrived at a modest brick house near central Nashville with a contract and the faint hope of a face-to-face meeting with the home’s mysterious occupant…. Continue Reading →

‘Once in Harlem’

‘Once in Harlem’ In 1983, 18-year-old Katsu Naito arrived in New York City from his small hometown of Maebashi, Japan. With little English, he worked as a chef in a Japanese restaurant to earn his green card, and in his… Continue Reading →

New York Real Estate, Warts and All

New York Real Estate, Warts and All A light-filled two-bedroom, two-bath prewar apartment on the Upper West Side is listed for $1.425 million. The catch: The living room faces a brick wall. Read more CreditTony Cenicola/The New York Times Related:… Continue Reading →

Could a Perfect Tax Storm Strike Your Condo?

Could a Perfect Tax Storm Strike Your Condo? Death and taxes are unavoidable, but at least with taxes you expect to have a rough idea of what will be demanded. Thank you for reading HarlemCondoLife.com

MacArthur Foundation Names 2017 ‘Genius’ Grant Winners

MacArthur Foundation Names 2017 ‘Genius’ Grant Winners The past year has been a whirlwind for Rhiannon Giddens, the Grammy-winning musician who became the first woman and first nonwhite person to win a major prize for excellence on the banjo and… Continue Reading →

Homes for Sale in New York City

Homes for Sale in New York City • In Cobble Hill, Brooklyn, a two-bedroom, one-and-a-half-bath three-story house with a double parlor, southwestern exposure, a sky-lighted side staircase, four working fireplaces and a patio in Warren Place Mews, an architecturally distinguished… Continue Reading →

On the Market in New York City

On the Market in New York City West Harlem Co-op • $1,350,000 • MANHATTAN • 148 West 131st Street, No. 1 A three-bedroom, two-bath co-op on the parlor level of a prewar townhouse, where renovations include sleek built-ins and modern… Continue Reading →

Review: A Riveting Piano Recital in a Harlem Crypt

Review: A Riveting Piano Recital in a Harlem Crypt Before playing an unusual — some would say radical — recital in an underground crypt in Harlem, the pianist David Greilsammer explained his thinking to the audience. Thank you for reading… Continue Reading →

Ta-Nehisi Coates and the Making of a Public Intellectual

Ta-Nehisi Coates and the Making of a Public Intellectual When Ta-Nehisi Coates’s first book, “The Beautiful Struggle,” was published in 2008, it landed with barely a ripple. At the time, Mr. Coates was a struggling writer. Thank you for reading… Continue Reading →

Kara Walker Is Tired of Talking. But Her Canvases Scream.

Kara Walker Is Tired of Talking. But Her Canvases Scream. Kara Walker has had enough. Since her 1994 New York debut, at just 24 years old, at the Drawing Center, she and her artworks have been hailed as “exquisite” “skillful”… Continue Reading →

Can a Vending Machine Replace a Bodega? A Start-Up’s Plans Draw Fire

Can a Vending Machine Replace a Bodega? A Start-Up’s Plans Draw Fire Don’t mess with the beloved bodega. That was the overriding sentiment online on Wednesday when a start-up suggested its internet-connected vending machines would upend traditional big-city corner stores,… Continue Reading →

She’s Taking the Show Uptown

She’s Taking the Show Uptown The pivotal event in Brandice Daniel’s career arrived without fanfare. She had attended a small fashion show at a restaurant in Brooklyn. “Honestly I don’t remember what the models had on,” Ms. Daniel recalled. “I… Continue Reading →

The Cinematic Images of Gordon Parks

The Cinematic Images of Gordon Parks Boy with June Bug. Fort Scott, Kan., 1963. Read more CreditGordon Parks, Courtesy of the Gordon Parks Foundation Related: The Cinematic Images of Gordon Parks Thank you for reading HarlemCondoLife.com

Amanda Seales of ‘Insecure’ Revisits Her Harlem Haunts

Amanda Seales of ‘Insecure’ Revisits Her Harlem Haunts As Amanda Seales strode into Ginny’s Supper Club, the nightspot under the Red Rooster in Harlem on a recent Thursday, a young woman pulled her aside, saying, “You are fabulous, honey.” At… Continue Reading →

A Racist World, Described by Those Who Knew It

A Racist World, Described by Those Who Knew It He didn’t really want to go back, but he knew he had to. Bearing witness, seeking to understand, confronting past and present in their complexity and pain: It was all part… Continue Reading →

Sunday Best in Harlem and Brooklyn

Sunday Best in Harlem and Brooklyn A church on the border of the Bedford-Stuyvesant area of Brooklyn, close to where Mr. Wagner lives. In Bedford-Stuyvesant. Thank you for reading HarlemCondoLife.com

The 2017 Harlem Whiskey Festival Was All About What’s Next For The Spirit

The 2017 Harlem Whiskey Festival Was All About What’s Next For The Spirit Earlier this month, the annual Harlem Whiskey Festival returned to the popular NYC neighborhood, and with it, the event brought some of the coolest new options in… Continue Reading →

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