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Breaking news – Buildings explode in Harlem

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Two buildings appear to have collapsed in East Harlem.

At least two deaths and 16 injuries are reported.  NYFD reports it to be a 5-Alarm Fire.  The buildings are located on 116th Street and Park (5th Avenue)

Our condolences to the families who lost family and friends.  And we wish a speedy recovery to those injured and quick resolution for those who have been displaced.

Get the latest news on CNN.

East Harlem community board expands retail footprint of Harlem’s tallest building

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An East Harlem community board unanimously approved  a plan to grant more retail space and less parking to what could become Harlem’s tallest buildings.

The additional retail will include 63,200 square-feet of ground and second floor space and reduce parking from 304 to 123 spots in a complex consisting of 682 residential units and 32-stories.  

Read more: http://www.nydailynews.com/new-york/uptown/tallest-towers-nod-e-harlem-board-article-1.1619177#ixzz2uHyIa2tV

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.

Harlem Towers Coming To 1800 Park Ave In East Harlem

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Yesterday the New York Post wrote that “A major Harlem site opposite the Metro-North station is about to get the neighborhood’s tallest building.”

It is stated that this once stalled project, will feature towers at 320 feet at 1800 Park Ave. between 124th and 125th streets.  The post writes “the buildings will soon host 650,000 square-foot twin residential towers that will include 70,000 square feet of retail.

As The New York Post first reported back in April, Ian Bruce Eichner picked up the site for $65 million.  Under the 80/2o program, the development will include 120 affordable units and roughly 380 market-rate apartments that will rent at about $60 per foot.

Eichner has hired ODA – Architecture, known for the quirky cantilevered 100 Norfolk and 15 Union Square West.

The new retail and residential at 1800 Park Avenue will be opposite the Metro-North station and the architect confirmed that “it will have two very large towers” which will be the tallest building to date planned for Harlem.  Stay tuned for more information from HarlemCondoLife on this developing Real Estate story.

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Ian Bruce Eichner (photo from the New York Post)