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Harlem’s Holiday Lighting in Central Park TONIGHT – Thursday, December 5th

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Come celebrate Central Park’s 17th Holiday lighting in northern Central Park on Thursday, December 5th from 5:30 – 6:30. There will be an ice carved sculpture, singing of carols on the Plaza and you can take your photo with Santa (bring your own camera). There will also be hot cocoa and cookies. The event tops off with the lighting of the Dana Discovery Center and a flotilla of 17 trees on the Harlem Meer.

The event is organized by the Womens’ Committee of the Central Park Conservancy and sponsored by Con Ed.

Free. Families only no groups. Strollers are not allowed on the plaza but stroller parking will be provided.  For more info see the link below.

Central Park’s 17th Holiday Lighting

Harlem’s last vestiges of Fall

via HarlemCondoLife

We thought we had missed it.

But we managed to glimpse it.

The last whispers.

Voiced in stunning visual vocabulary.

Carried by crisp brisk breezes.

Across Harlem’s ice blue sky.

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Harlem’s Upper Carnegie Hill

We recently stumbled across the following description of what some describe as a “newly christened” neighborhood in Harlem on  StreetEasy.

“Upper Carnegie Hill: Encompassing Mount Sinai Hospital and the eastern edge of Central Park, Upper Carnegie Hill is a well-respected area that is off the beaten path. “Museum Row” stretches through Upper Carnegie Hill to the end of Central Park, offering a nice walk with beautiful architecture. Like the rest of Carnegie Hill, Upper Carnegie Hill has maintained a high degree of historic integrity; however, its proximity to the northern, less affluent neighborhoods and public housing works to the north is a source of tension for wealthier residents.”

The history of Carnegie Hill is fascinating.  And here is a good albeit dated piece to read if you are thinking of living in Carnegie Hill.

More fascinating still is the concept that what has traditionally been known as East Harlem or Spanish Harlem is now also being called Upper Carnegie Hill.  Much like the emergence of South Harlem (SOHA) which depending on who you ask runs from 110th and Morningside Avenue to 116th and Adam Clayton Powell Blvd. aka 7the avenue.  Or the fact that recently during Channel 7′s coverage of services for Nelson Mandela at Riverside Church, the TV displayed “Harlem” while the reporter stated “MorningSide Heights”.

This will certainly be an ongoing discussion topic as we try to answer the question: where does Harlem begin and end?  The answer is important both in terms of physical boundaries as well as from a cultural and historic perspective.

One Morningside Park in Harlem already 40 Percent Sold

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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