Category: Buildings

January 4th, 2014 by HarlemGuy

The board of managers of the Lenox condo building at 360 Lenox Avenue in Upper Manhattan is suing the former sponsor, an entity controlled by Lewis Futterman’s Uptown Partners, over claims that the property is riddled with building code violations and rife with construction defects.

The suit was filed Dec. 31 in New York State Supreme Court.  Per the filing, the developer failed to provide residents who bought off floor plans in 2006 with units that met the guidelines of the original offering plan.  Unit owners have spent up to $260,000 for repairs.  An additional $4 million is required.  The board is seeking a judgment against the sponsor for damages for fraud and breach of contract.

The 77-unit, 12-story building launched sales in 2006.  The sponsors filed for bankruptcy protection in 2009. Sales relaunched when the sponsor came to a deal with its lender in 2011.

Futterman also developed 5 on the Park Condominium.

via Lenox Condominium | Uptown Partners | Lewis Futterman.

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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.

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November 3rd, 2013 by HarlemGuy

St. John The Divine via HarlemCondoLife

A new development will commence at The Cathedral of St. John The Divine in Harlem.  Building permits for two large residential towers (15 stories (149 ft) high) have been filed.  The towers will contain more than twice the number of units of the Avalon Morningside Park development.  The towers will be along most of the north side of the cathedral.  Community Board 9 held a special meeting on October 30th at which the developer was to have presented the plans.

 

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October 5th, 2013 by harlemhouse

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Previously we posted One Morningside Park in Harlem already 40 Percent Sold, over a month ago.  The other day we noticed  the siding and windows are now being placed along the lower floors in the front.  This process could move quickly but they still have the interior and all of the fixtures inside to finish up which could take several more months.  However, our source connected with the development as well as our broker friend who has sold a couple of units in this building already, both say that they suggest completion by January 2014.  I’d like to be that optimistic but I think that they are going to run over their estimated finis time a bit.  New construction usually does just take for example some of the buildings in this area such as 5th on the Park, the Gateway Towers and The Livmor.

You can visit their website and make an appointment to view floorplans and additional details if you are interested in One Morningside Park.

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August 9th, 2013 by tharealharlemista

 

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New York’s official marketing and tourism organization NYC and Company‘s latest “Neighborhood X Neighborhood” unveiled its latest campaign on  Wednesday highlighting Harlem and Washington Heights , including a multipage article on Harlem’s Foodie Renaissance and a Destination:Harlem page that includes hotspots both legendary and new alike, including the Apollo Theater, the Schomburg Center, Aloft Harlem, Sylvia’s , Amy Ruth’s,  Red Rooster, Chez Lucienne, Bier International , Billie’s Black, and the Studio Museum.

“The Harlem and Washington Heights communities have rich cultural legacies that continue to thrive,” said Deputy Cultural Affairs Commissioner Margaret Morton. “From the iconic stages at the Apollo Theater and Harlem Stage, to the rich collections of the Cloisters and Studio Museum, arts organizations in these neighborhoods provide extraordinary opportunities for visitors and residents to engage with a wide range of unique cultural activities.”

 

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July 25th, 2013 by tharealharlemista

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Thankfully we have a slight respite from the oppressive summer weather, but it’s sure to be back. And the intense heat and humidity do no favors to our skin. Temperatures rise , the pores open up and oil and sweat are drawn right to the surface, smearing makeup and causing breakouts. A good morning shower is no match for a sultry subway station. While it’s still cool outside, we’ve compiled a few natural tips to combat the perils of the Urban Summer.

Baking Soda: Many makeup artists swear by baking soda as it helps minimize pores. Use baking soda sprinkled with your facial cleanser 2 to 3 times a week to slough off dead skin cells (be careful–don’t overdo do it and irritate your skin). Also 2 or 3 scoops of baking soda in the bath soothes heat rash and prickly heat.

Ice Cubes: After you wash in the morning, glide ice gently along your face for a few seconds to cool skin and tighten pores.

Aloe Vera: A coworker swears by her aloe vera plant and raves about its prevention of oily skin. Apply it both morning and night after washing and drying your face, letting it absorb into the skin for a couple of minutes. (Ladies it also acts as a great primer under foundation). If you are skittish about using the actual plant, use 100% pure, clear gel– not the artificially colored green ones.

Plain Yogurt: Yogurt soothes sunburnt skin by working as an anti-inflammatory and heat remover. It also makes an excellent cooling mask for face, adding enzymes and moisture while reducing pore size.

Cornstarch: For years now, researchers have been suggesting a link between talcum powder and lung and ovarian cancers. Talc lodges in pores until it’s abraded out. Also most “pure cornstarch” powders contain “fragrance” which can contain xeno-estrogens. Use food-grade cornstarch instead–it’s cheap, natural, fragrance free and effective.

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July 15th, 2013 by harlemhouse

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Tune into Bravo this week Wednesday July 17th, 2013 for the “Harlem Shake” episode of Million Dollar Listing New York featuring our very own neighborhood, Harlem!

This is a great series about New York real estate and we are happy that Harlem will be featured in it.  Congratulations to Harlem Lofts for your work in this and not to mention great exposure.  We look forward to the episode.

As you may remember we first reported  Million Dollar Listing Caught Filming in Harlem  back on March 18th, 2013 referring to Harlem Lofts and how much exposure that Harlem in general, was getting as of late.

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*Thanks Robert for the tip of when it will air Wednesday, July 17th at 9pm.

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March 5th, 2013 by harlemhouse
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Harlem Food Bar

Monday through Sunday just pick a night for freshly prepared food (MENU- a word from the chef) and a popular bar scene.  For those of us living here in Harlem we already know Harlem Food Bar has become quite the trendy spot.  I have to say whether I go there on a Tuesday, Wednesday, or on a weekend night, I always meet new and interesting people.  It draws a wide spectrum of Harlem’s crowd in a comfortable setting.  Like the fact that last night a customer stopped in for dinner and beer on the way home to 149th street, and a couple having drinks at the bar were from Third Avenue in East Harlem.  It is a very friendly environment for a quick bite or long evening of drinks and dinner.  Don’t be surprised if you see a celebrity having a casual dinner or a film crew filming at this Harlem hot spot.

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Harlem Food Bar

Spring, Summer and Fall you can always look forward to the outside dining which Harlem Food Bar and across the street neighbor Bier International have set up nicely.

NOTE: Customers can now call ahead for Pick-up Orders.  Call 212-222-9570 to place your order.  If you haven’t tried their turkey or veggie burger I highly recommend it.  Best turkey burger in Harlem.

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March 2nd, 2013 by HarlemGuy
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February 23rd, 2013 by HarlemGuy
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If you are looking for a new home in Harlem check out the featured listings below.
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