June 12th, 2011 by HarlemGuy

By HarlemGuy

If you are looking to check out some real estate in Harlem today check out 88 Morningside on the corner of Morningside Avenue and 122nd Street.

According to recent reports, out of 29 new residential developments in Harlem listing new units in the second, third and fourth quarters of  2010 and the first quarter of 2011, 88 Morningside beat the competition by selling a total of 32 units during that time period.

88 Morningside (www.88Morningside.com) is a modern, 12-story residential building featuring 73 units in a mix of one-, two- and three-bedroom homes.  The remaining 35 units range in size from approximately 737 – 1,577 square feet and in price from $415,000 – $880,000.   My favorite quote from all the marketing materials is as follows:

The development is situated in a community offering a vibrant scene with numerous restaurants, lounges, shops and services.  The Studio Museum in Harlem, H&M, Citarella and Fairway are within walking distance and the nearby Harlem Piers leads to the beautiful Hudson River bike paths and Riverside Park.

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May 17th, 2010 by Native New Yorker

By NativeNewYorker

A couple of Sundays ago, I took a walk along West Harlem Piers Park.  Other long term Harlem residents may remember when this area was an unappealing parking lot.  It is now a two-acre stretch of landscaped open space stretching along the Hudson River from St. Clair Place to 133rd Street.  Bicycle and pedestrian paths wander past recreational piers for kayaking & fishing, studded by sculptures designed for the space by Jamaican-born artist Nari Ward. I really enjoyed the walk – the energy and activity in the park and the ever changing views of the Hudson River.  It is no wonder that Harlem Piers was “Park of the Month” last May.

Kudos to WE ACT for Environmental Justice and Community Board 9, who successfully partnered to make West Harlem Piers Park a reality and who are now focused on turning the abandoned Marine Transfer Station at 135th Street into a community asset. They recently sponsored a “Community Visioning” to help decide what the station should become. I can’t wait to see what they come up with.

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