September 19th, 2014 by harlemhouse

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Passing along a real estate update from Robb D. Pair, President of Harlem Lofts, Inc.  From the Polo Grounds to a “field of dreams”, Harlem has come a long way.

From 1998 to the present, here are some real estate charts and status reports and interesting sales statistics from townhouses to condominiums presented by the President of Harlem Lofts, Inc.

A Word From Robb

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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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September 2nd, 2013 by harlemhouse

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An old tenement is completing its transition to a new rental building on Frederick Douglass Boulevard and 115th Street in South Harlem.  Contact Citi Habitats Apartments or go check out the space if you are looking for an apartment to rent in Harlem.

This is a great location on Harlem restaurant row in the center of it all with restaurants, bars and retail stores all up and down the boulevard.  View here for more condos and rentals in Harlem Real Estate.

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July 3rd, 2011 by HarlemGuy

By HarlemGuy                                                                                                                                     In a nice change of pace some new rental condos will soon be opening on Harlem’s Gold Coast / Restaurant Row, on the East side of Frederick Douglass Boulevard between 113th and 114th streets.  This location is within walking distance to Central Park, subways (C,B,2,3), grocery shopping (Central, Best Yet, Associated) and bodegas, restaurants (Zoma, 67 Orange, Bier International, Harlem Tavern, Society Cafe, Lido, Les Ambassades, Chocolat, Questans), condos (too many to name), health and fitness (Land Yoga), a pet supplies store (Posh Paws), and a bike shop (Modsquad Cycles) – too name a few / too many to name.

So if you are in the market for a rental, check it out.

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July 3rd, 2011 by HarlemGuy

By HarlemGuy                                                                                                                                     In a nice change of pace some new rental condos will soon be opening on Harlem’s Gold Coast / Restaurant Row, on the East side of Frederick Douglass Boulevard between 113th and 114th streets.  This location is within walking distance to Central Park, subways (C,B,2,3), grocery shopping (Central, Best Yet, Associated) and bodegas, restaurants (Zoma, 67 Orange, Bier International, Harlem Tavern, Society Cafe, Lido, Les Ambassades, Chocolat, Questans), condos (too many to name), health and fitness (Land Yoga), a pet supplies store (Posh Paws), and a bike shop (Modsquad Cycles) – too name a few / too many to name.

So if you are in the market for a rental, check it out.

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November 21st, 2010 by Harlem Condo Life

By HarlemGal
2098 Frederick Douglass Blvd, where The Gateway Condo resides, is completely visible to the public now after shedding its entire scaffolding. The big heavy metal frame came down this past Friday (November 19) after several years being up to support the construction of the second phase of the condo project. Pedestrians can immediately see how The Gateway Condo stands 11 stories tall with a tri-color look.

I went to StreetEasy.com to see what apartments were on the market in The Gateway Condo. Streeteasy has about five active listings at the moment. There has to be more soon because the center structure appears to have several apartments inside. Some with unobstructed views of Central Park North, West Harlem, and East Harlem. In my view, it would be nice to have one of those apartments on the 10th or 11th floor with views of more than one park. Ahh. If only, we all had little gold mines!

Take a look for yourself. Walk by this block if you get a chance, especially now with the Fall weather being so gorgeous. See how FDB, in this particular block, looks completely different with the scaffolding down! I like it. The sidewalk is nice and wide! I am sure Society Cafe is pleased as well!

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August 27th, 2010 by Harlem Condo Life

By HarlemGal

August 26, 2010 was filled with interesting surprises! For the last two years, the rental market in New York has been favorable toward renters, but now that has apparently changed. According to The Wall Street Journal, rental activity levels in Manhattan continue to heat up. The article mentions Harlem and reports that prices on studios with doormen are on the rise in Harlem. They’re up around 5 percent. Wow. How did that happen?  What happened to the double dip recession? I guess it bypassed the NY rental market!

After I read that article, I turn around and read an email from a reader telling me Marcus Samuelsson released photos on his website about the latest construction happenings with Red Rooster.  Along with the pictures, Samuelsson states he is “super excited for the opening and it feels like the community is sharing in the excitement too!” Awh…that’s nice. I just hope the opening of Red Rooster is soon!

See what happens in a course of a day. The rental market heats up and Red Rooster pictures appear! Only in New York…right?

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January 11th, 2010 by harlemhouse

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I noticed an article in the February “Before & After” issue of Architectural Digest about a Designer that “Makes more with less” in his One-Bedroom Apartment in Harlem.

The well established Designer Roderick N. Shade who the magazine quoted “often worked in Harlem, and he liked what he calls the area’s uptown vibe, it has a huge creative community, and it’s friendly”

discusses his love for Harlem and his experience in creating a spectacular space out of a dilapidated 550 square feet 1 bedroom rented apartment four years ago.

What I find very interesting about this article is how plain and ordinary the before photos are of his place and the extreme contrast of the after shots.  An amazing transformation.

I agree with Shade that Harlem has a huge creative community.

Roderick N. Shade is also renowned for founding the acclaimed Harlem Untied Show House, the first African American interior design showcase in the world, and won accolades for his room design “Urban Oasis,” which was selected as one of the 10 best Show House Rooms in America by House Beautiful in 1998.

Check out the February issue of Architectural Digest for the complete article on Roderick N. Shade.


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January 11th, 2010 by harlemhouse

by HarlemHouse

I noticed an article in the February “Before & After” issue of Architectural Digest about a Designer that “Makes more with less” in his One-Bedroom Apartment in Harlem.

The well established Designer Roderick N. Shade who the magazine quoted “often worked in Harlem, and he liked what he calls the area’s uptown vibe, it has a huge creative community, and it’s friendly”

discusses his love for Harlem and his experience in creating a spectacular space out of a dilapidated 550 square feet 1 bedroom rented apartment four years ago.

What I find very interesting about this article is how plain and ordinary the before photos are of his place and the extreme contrast of the after shots.  An amazing transformation.

I agree with Shade that Harlem has a huge creative community.

Roderick N. Shade is also renowned for founding the acclaimed Harlem Untied Show House, the first African American interior design showcase in the world, and won accolades for his room design “Urban Oasis,” which was selected as one of the 10 best Show House Rooms in America by House Beautiful in 1998.

Check out the February issue of Architectural Digest for the complete article on Roderick N. Shade.


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