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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October 31st, 2012 by harlemcondolife

Harlem Condo Life continued to tour a few favorite spots in Harlem and the surrounding nabes to bear witness to hurricane Sandy’s aftermath.  Below are a few pictures and a video.

This video shows where the Hudson River flooded over the West Side Highway to the median which divides uptown from downtown traffic around 115th Street.

Hundreds of thousands of evacuees have already rushed to emergency shelters with their loved ones, and your support is desperately needed to help keep as many people safe from the storm as possible.  Click here to get involved or donate to The Red Cross.

125th Street Pier

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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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May 15th, 2011 by Harlem Condo Life

By HarlemCondoLife
Broadway comes to Harlem today! An array of Broadway’s Rising Stars singing music form the great oldies, to current smash hits will be at Harlem Meer this afternoon starting at 2 p.m. Broadway at Harlem Meer will benefit The Union Settlement Association, Manhattan HIV Network for children with HIV and AIDS.

Take the 2/3 subway train to 110th Street at Central Park North or jump on the 6 to 110th Street and walk west to Central Park!

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October 25th, 2010 by Harlem Condo Life

By HarlemGal
The immaculate Fall weather was the perfect backdrop for the 2010 Halloween Parade and Pumpkin Sail located at Harlem Meer. Plus all the costumes present made the day that much brighter. I saw little dinosaurs, tigers, lions, pirates and ninjas, along with several lady bugs, a few princesses, butterflies and the occasional witch. The event was so much fun. I could not resist taking photo after photo…

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June 27th, 2010 by Harlem Condo Life

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Walking along Central Park North on Sunday, I discovered several red canoes in the pond at Harlem Meer. I wonder what was up…so I headed on over to Lasker Rink where there was a sign-in desk. There I saw New York City Urban Park Rangers helping people put on life jackets, placing them in a canoe and pushing them off into the pond at Harlem Meer. Urban Park Rangers were offering free canoeing all day on June 27 from noon until 3 PM. New York City Department of Parks and Recreation offer it every summer on select Sundays. One of the Park Rangers on site said to check the schedule online regularly to see when they’re offering free canoeing again. The Park Ranger said it will happen again soon! There is free canoeing offered about three or four times throughout the summer. How fun! I am going to try it!

So if your interested in canoeing at Harlem Meer one Sunday this summer, check the online schedule and then head on up to Harlem Meer, which is located in Central Park near 110th Street and Adam Clayton Powell Blvd!

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June 2nd, 2010 by Harlem Condo Life

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By HarlemGal for HarlemCondoLife

Today is the first day that Frederick Douglass Circle in Harlem is available to the public. Yes, it is officially open after more than seven years in the making.Wow. It’s about time and long overdue. According to a worker at Cafe Amrita, City workers were taking down the barriers last night around 1 AM.

Thank you to whomever said or convinced the City to open the circle now. Nice timing. Harlemites can enjoy the Circle during the summer months and on. I was out there today looking at every aspect of the Circle. It looks fabulous.

Below are pictures of locals looking around Harlem’s brand new Frederick Douglass Circle or better yet, come by and see it for yourself! Take the B/C to 110th Street/Catherdral Parkway or the 2/3 to 110 Street/Central Park North.

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December 14th, 2009 by Harlem Condo Life

By HarlemGal for HarlemCondoLife
A reader recently informed us that folks have been seen moving into the northeast corner building on Adam Clayton Powell and Central Park North. I went by there today and there are signs of occupancy of life in the building. There are blinds hanging inside a couple of apartments.
We are guessing that this building is not offering market rate apartments since there has been no outdoor for sale sign and another reader commenting that they heard it was an HPD building! Whatever the case may be,
we noted awhile back how this location is primo! Most of the apartments have park views! Nice!

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January 16th, 2009 by Harlem Condo Life

By HarlemGal

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With the temperatures continuing to dip at all time lows in New York City, what are Harlemites to do this coming holiday weekend? Well, if you feel like putting on some blades and going round and round in circles on ice, we have the perfect recommendation for you – Trump Lasker Rink in Central Harlem!  That’s  right! Harlem has their very own outdoor ice skating rink.

HarlemCondoLife

HarlemCondoLife

Take the 2/3 subway line to 110th Street and you are a few yards away or drive if you like. But this place is a winter wonderland without all the touristy fuss. When we visited the rink recently, the ticket lines were somewhat long to get in, however when you’re in the rink there is plenty of elbow space to move around on and off the ice.  Also, if you want to take a rest from skating, you can do what we did…watch the miniature hockey players battle it out in the ice rink next door. Who needs to go to New Jersey to see the Devils. From our pictures here, we clearly have our own Devils to watch and root for in Harlem. Oh and the parents watching their kids…they’re fun to watch too! See you there!

HarlemCondoLife

HarlemCondoLife

Trump Lasker Rink
Central Park North & Lenox Avenue entrance
 917-492-3857 

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January 16th, 2009 by Harlem Condo Life

By HarlemGal

HarlemCondoLife

HarlemCondoLife

With the temperatures continuing to dip at all time lows in New York City, what are Harlemites to do this coming holiday weekend? Well, if you feel like putting on some blades and going round and round in circles on ice, we have the perfect recommendation for you – Trump Lasker Rink in Central Harlem!  That’s  right! Harlem has their very own outdoor ice skating rink.

HarlemCondoLife

HarlemCondoLife

Take the 2/3 subway line to 110th Street and you are a few yards away or drive if you like. But this place is a winter wonderland without all the touristy fuss. When we visited the rink recently, the ticket lines were somewhat long to get in, however when you’re in the rink there is plenty of elbow space to move around on and off the ice.  Also, if you want to take a rest from skating, you can do what we did…watch the miniature hockey players battle it out in the ice rink next door. Who needs to go to New Jersey to see the Devils. From our pictures here, we clearly have our own Devils to watch and root for in Harlem. Oh and the parents watching their kids…they’re fun to watch too! See you there!

HarlemCondoLife

HarlemCondoLife

Trump Lasker Rink
Central Park North & Lenox Avenue entrance
 917-492-3857 

HarlemCondoLife

HarlemCondoLife

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