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

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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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Hurricane Sandy Aftermath Upper Manhattan

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

Hot Lot on Central Park North – Harlem Gas Station in the News

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.

Don’t miss Broadway at Harlem Meer

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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