December 14th, 2014 by harlemhouse

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Down to 4 units left in One Morningside Park they are almost sold out.  The penthouse unit with sweeping views of both Central & Morningside Parks, is selling for a mere $5,900,000 with two terraces.  This building hit the ground running as one of the most desirable new properties in South Harlem on the market.  People who bought over a year and a half ago during construction have already resold with high profits on their investments.

The same developers are now focusing on their latest project one block over the neighboring property nicknamed as the gas station lot.   Located on the south, east corner of 110th and Frederick Douglass Boulevard it is the last lot left on Central Park in New York City.    Ground has already broken and a sales office will open soon with floorpans of units ready to sell.   The higher units with unobstructed city / park views will undoubtedly become the priciest condos in Harlem.

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

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January 3rd, 2014 by harlemhouse

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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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December 19th, 2013 by harlemhouse

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A large crane was spotted the other day at One Morningside Park in Harlem on 110th Street and Manhattan Ave.  The exterior of the building looks to be near completion, however there still seems to be a lot of work needed to finish the interior.   The original date we posted here at HCL for construction to be finished was by January 2014.  I think by March/April or even summer of 2014 is more realistic .  The building is over 50 percent sold with pricey units offering views of Morningside Park and Central Park many with balconies.

We will continue to keep you updated with progress reports on this condominium complex.  For more information on previous posts on One Morningside Park and other Harlem developments, please visit Harlem Condo Life and click on the Harlem Real Estatemenu item.

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December 1st, 2013 by HarlemMom

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I’m so excited that we now have an Insomnia Cookies store in Harlem.  I’ve been to their location on the Upper Westside and they are great!  They are located on 110th and Amsterdam.

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My favorite are the double chocolate chip but they have a large variety of delicious cookies including peanut butter, white chocolate macadamia nut, snickerdoodle, chocolate chip chunk and sugar to name a few.  They are open late and deliver so check them out!

Insomnia Cookies
1028 Amsterdam Ave
(between Cathedral Pky & 111th St)
New York, NY 10025

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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

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March 11th, 2013 by harlemcondolife

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One Morningside Park (update June 2013)

One Morningside Park, which we have been following and writing about since May of 2012 when it was an empty lot formerly known as 240 Manhattan Avenue, is now growing higher and faster each day.  They now have a website, contact information and real estate brokers available to discuss the future units, ONE MORNINGSIDE PARK

One of our first photos…
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And where they stand today…
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Construction already on the 6th floor and starting on the 7th they are visibly working at a faster pace.  We will continue to document the progress on One Morningside Park and share new information with you as it is presented to us.  This is going to be a 22 story condiminium located on 110th Street with Central Park and Morninside park views.  Many of the higher units will in addition have outdoor space.

See our previous posts on One Morninside Park (formerly referred to as 240 Manhattan Ave) for the history of this new development.
Progress on 240 Manhattan / One Morningside Park
Update On One Morningside Park
Construction Begins On 110th Street

UPDATE: One Morningside Park (most recent June 2013)

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February 12th, 2013 by harlemhouse

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Construction seems to be moving along  at  240 Manhattan Avenue even with the snow.  It appears they are already up to the 4th or 5th floor level.  If you look at the buildings behind they are almost covered.

Here is a photo from our previous post just a couple months back 240 Manhattan Avenue

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While the new potential retail and consumer consumption will be good for the neighborhood businesses and restaurants, comments and concerns are being discussed on the possible blockage of light to buildings in the surrounding areas East of 110th Street.  See comments in our previous post linked above.

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November 20th, 2012 by harlemhouse

“The Jewel Of East Harlem”  Ricardo Steak House, will be having their 2nd Annual East Harlem Community Thanksgiving Turkey Giveaway.  TODAY! Tuesday, November 20, 2012 (from 3pm to 6pm) with special celebrity friends!

Followed by the event, Ricardo Steak House will host an after party and official Launch of “Ricardo Steak House Martini Tuesdays.”  Which will be held every Tuesday from 8pm to 12am with two for one martinis all night.

Ricardo Steak House (located at 110th Street and 2nd Avenue) Phone #212-289-5895.

 

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November 10th, 2012 by harlemhouse

It is a beautiful day in NYC and Central Park is filled with jazz all day long!  For this exciting event you can hear 30 bands in 30 different locations throughout the park. See the website for the full information on Jazz & Colors.

It has already begun… We are on our way there.  If you are looking for something fun to do and you are in the New York City area today, come and join us in Central Park and Jazz up your afternoon!  See you there.

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August 20th, 2012 by harlemhouse

Harlem Corner Gas Station (HP)

Several articles surfaced today in the papers and on local news channels about the corner Harlem gas station located on 11oth Street and Frederick Douglass Boulevard.  This is an unfortunate situation that the city will most likely end up winning.  With this prime real estate location a business is vulnerable to the city and eager real estate developers.  The HP Harlem gas station is getting pressure from the city to sell.  This location would provide incredible central park and unobstructed downtown city views.  The Owner Carmie Elmore, and a partner took over the gas station in 1981.  The pressure has increased for them to sell and their response to that is Hands off!  Situations like this have often occurred with the city in the past and if history repeats itself it does not look good for the  gas station owner.  Read more from one of several articles about the ongoing battle here Lucianne.com.

The story was big enough to hit NY1  today.  Twenty employees would lose their jobs if the gas station was sold.  The neighborhood has changed with the booming businesses on Frederick Douglass Boulevard.  What once was an undesirable property now has become the hottest piece of Real Estate on Central Park.  I’ve stopped by this 24 hour market many times at night all the years I’ve lived here.  I do not own a car but the need for a gas station at this location can easily be supported by the continuos flow of cars and cabs 24 hours.  They also do repairs here which is very convenient.  I imagine the gas station on 96th Street will double in business if the 110th Street gas station closes but that location is small, on a hill and very dangerous.

We will have to wait and see how this plays out but undoubtedly big business will win in the end.

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