February 2nd, 2012 by HarlemGuy

New York, NY – February 1, 2012 – Halstead Property Development Marketing today announced that 5thon the Park, a new, full-service residential high rise on Upper Fifth Avenue, signed a total of 41 contracts throughout 2011, the most out of any new development property in Harlem.

Halstead Property Development Marketing represented seven of the top 10 new developments with the most contracts signed in Harlem in 2011, including runner-up 88 Morningside with 38; followed by 2280 FDB with 31 and PS90 with 30. Gateway Towers, Windows on 123 and Parkside Flats made up the final three with 17, 13 and 12 signed contracts respectively.

“This data reflects the value many buyers see in 5th on the Park,” said Stephen G. Kliegerman, president of Halstead Property Development Marketing. “With the combination of a first rate sales team and thedevelopment’s intelligent design, luxurious amenities and prime location, we expect to maintain a brisk sales pace in 2012.”

Located at 1485 Fifth Avenue, 5th on the Park is a 28-story shimmering glass tower on the corner of 120th Street directly across from historic Mount Morris Park. The remaining units consist of spacious studios, one, two, three and four-bedroom apartments, many with private outdoor space, ranging in size from 568 to 2,386 square feet and in price from $395,000 to $1,725,000. Immediate occupancy is available for purchasers.

5th on the Park provides residents with the pinnacle of amenities, including a state-of-the art gym and a 55-foot indoor, heated lap pool, which have an adjacent outdoor terrace and sun deck overlooking Central Park and the Manhattan Skyline. For further relaxation and entertainment, there is an additional outdoor common terrace, entertaining areas and resident lounge with catering kitchen, as well as a children’s playroom. The development also provides a 24-hour concierge service, on-site, elevator-accessed valet parking and bicycle storage.

Homes at 5th on the Park combine striking interiors with the finest materials to provide a harmonious living space.  Each pet-friendly residence features five-inch engineered cherry wood floors; 9’ to 10’ 6’’ ceilings; floor-to-ceiling double-paned windows; a washer and dryer in each unit; custom designed closets; and central air conditioning.

Italian designer kitchens are purpose-built for everything from everyday meals to entertaining with style.The chef-inspired spaces feature:  GE Monogram and KitchenAid stainless steel appliances; absolute black granite countertops and flooring; European cherry wood cabinets with frosted glass accents; task lighting; under-counter stainless sinks; sleek Kohler fixtures; bar-style counters; and distinct dining areas. Baths are highlighted by: honed cream-colored marble floors and walls; soaking tubs; and glass-enclosed showers.

The top 10 properties with the most signed contracts in Harlem in 2011 are: 5th on the Park at 1485 Fifth Avenue with 41; 88 Morningside at 88 Morningside Avenue with 38; 2280 FDB at 2280 Frederick Douglass Boulevard with 31; PS90 at 220 West 148th Street with 30; Apex at 2300 Frederick Douglass Boulevard with 23; Pascal at 333 East 109th Street with 22; Embelesar 118 at 152 East 118th Street with 19; Gateway Towers at 2098 Frederick Douglass Boulevard with 17; Windows on 123 at 117 West 123rdStreet with 13; and Parkside Flats at 362 St. Nicholas Avenue with 12 signed contracts.

For floor plans or information regarding listings, please visit: http://www.halsteadpdm.com or http://www.5thonthepark.com/.  To make an appointment, please call: (212) 348-5353

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May 15th, 2011 by HarlemGuy

By HarlemGuy

What a difference 6 years makes, as the sampling of available real estate offerings in Harlem below from Halstead makes clear.

When I first bought in Harlem there was just one property on this list that I can recall, the Gateway Condominium.  My slice of Harlem which is Frederick Douglass Boulevard from 110th to 125th (we called it the Gold Coast, the NY Times called it Harlem’s Restaurant Row) was just beginning an epic transformation.  It was my move into the neighborhood and its transformation that prompted my fellow bloggers to partner together to create HarlemCondoLife – Your gateway to Harlem.

Today is a few days after the 7th anniversary of my first day as a Harlem resident and owner with a vested interest in this community’s future.  I am happy to report how much has transpired since then.

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October 13th, 2010 by Harlem Condo Life


By HarlemGal
Did anyone see the supplement in The New York Times last week featuring the new condo developments in Harlem? It mentions The Livmor, Ellington on the Park, 2280 Frederick Douglass, and The Apex inside The Aloft Hotel.
I know these supplements can be a bit cheesy and there is no editorial involvement. However, in this particular case I want to say the banner rings true for me as well as the quote from Arthur Barnes of the National Jazz Museum in Harlem. "I think it is better to define the current phase of development in Harlem as a reawakening." Nicely said Mr. Barnes!
I have only seen hardcopies of this supplement. No luck finding an electronic version. If anyone has an electronic copy, feel free to share!

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August 28th, 2010 by Harlem Condo Life

By HarlemGal
The possibility of Busboys and Poets opening up a restaurant in Harlem is alive and well. How do we know this? Anas “Andy” Shallal, the owner of Busboys and Poets, has finally commented on the subject.

Through his Twitter account, Shallal said on August 27 that he is “visiting New York City…had a great tour of Harlem…still looking at New York…” Yes! That is good news! And Shallal even tweeted he went by Make My Cake. Sounds like he is saying hello to his future business neighbors? Also, based on the tweets the Busboys and Poets owner was touring around West 116th Street, not too far from the location where they are rumored to open, which is in the commercial space at 2280 Frederick Douglass Blvd. Recently, we told you about Busboys and Poets plan to expand outside the beltway and into Harlem.

This recent development of Andy Shallal confirming he was in Harlem definitely feeds into all the excitement. And it is keeping me on my blogging toes! Stay tuned Harlemites!

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August 22nd, 2010 by Harlem Condo Life

By HarlemGal for HarlemCondoLife

I’ve received comments on and offline about the florist/flower shop I referenced, in my exclusive blog post on ‘Busboys and Poets plan to expand into Harlem,’ asking: which florist was I talking about?  Some of you guessed it right off the top! I was referring to Harlem Flo, a local business HarlemHouse introduced to HCL readers back in 2008. It’s a cute flower and plant shop located at  2292 Frederick Douglass Boulevard-not too far from the place their eyeing as their next home, the 2280 FDB condo building. When you ask the staff at Harlem Flo, they tell customers they’re working on it, but nothing is a done deal.

If you walk into the Frederick Douglass florist, you will see it is a small space and more square footage is needed. They have a nice selection of plants and flowers. However, they’re sort of cramped in there and it’s hard to move around without feeling like you might knock something over. As one of our reader states, they hope “it is Harlem Flo [moving to 2280 FDB] saying two florists so close together would not be ideal.”

So if all works out, the commercial space at 2280 FDB, which runs from 122nd to 123rd Street on the eastside of the boulevard, will have two distinct businesses, Busboys and Poets and Harlem Flo!

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April 17th, 2010 by HarlemGuy

By HarlemGuy

Halstead is showcasing a few top Harlem developments in open houses this weekend.  Properites include Graceline Court Condominium,  The Douglass, The Ellison, 88 Morningside, Metropolis Condominium, Park Lane Condominium, PS90, 2280 FDB, Beacon Towers and The Savoy West. 

See our postings on some of these developments

See www.harlemopenhouses.com for more information on the event itself.

Saturday, April 17 and Sunday, April 18, 2010.  Time: 12 PM – 4 PM.

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February 5th, 2010 by Harlem Condo Life

By HarlemCondoLife

There seems to be plenty of condo activity happening along our favorite boulevard in Harlem, i.e. Frederick Douglass Blvd!

We received notice, along with every other site, that 2280 FDB, a new residential development in Harlem, has been FHA approved. Yeah! Good for them.

Then as you walk south, you Read more of this article »

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