April 13th, 2016 by INtoHarlem

Open House

Washington Heights & Inwood – Sunday, April 17, 2016
Meet & Greet – Sponsored by First Republic Bank (10:00am – 11:30am) – Malcolm X & Dr. Betty Shabazz Memorial & Education Center, 3940 Broadway at 165th St
Open Houses (12:00pm – 5:00pm) – Locations will span between W 155th – 218th Sts from the Hudson River to the Harlem River
On Sunday, April 10 and 17, the Real Estate Board of New York (REBNY), its Upper Manhattan Committee, and Experience Harlem will host the 2016 Uptown Open House Expo – an all-access, free and public event where potential home buyers can conveniently view dozens of the hottest uptown Manhattan residential listings during this two-day event.
House hunters will have the opportunity to learn about and explore, through a self-guided tour, exclusive co-op, condo and townhouse listings in Harlem (East, Central and West Harlem) on Sunday, April 10, and in Washington Heights and Inwood on Sunday, April 17.
Each day will kick off with a Meet & Greet that includes breakfast and an information session where potential home buyers can speak with REBNY’s expert uptown residential brokers who can answer questions about the home buying process and listings in the neighborhoods.
Click here to register for the Uptown Open House Expo in Harlem on Sunday, April 10.  Click here to view available listings.*
Click here to register for the Uptown Open House Expo in Washington Heights & Inwood on Sunday, April 17.  Click here to view available listings.*
For additional information about the Uptown Open House Expo, please contact Jeanne Oliver-Taylor via email at jtaylor@rebny.com, or call 212-616-5261.
CLICK HERE TO VIEW THIS SUNDAY’S HARLEM LISTINGS
#LiveUptown
*Listings subject to change.  Check back the day of the event to confirm availability or pick up available listings at the respective meet & greet location.

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December 15th, 2014 by harlemhouse

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We are happy to see the retro blue holiday lights back again this season! Harlem’s exclusive real estate service firms, Harlem Lofts, Inc. (Harlem Lofts) and Harlem Property Re+Development, Inc. (HPRe+D) and Harlem Property Management Inc., graciously decorating more than 30 Harlem Townhouses again this holiday season. “The design is the 1960’s large-retro bulbs I remember from my childhood (but we are using earth friendly LED versions now) says President of all three firms, Robert “Robb” Pair. As you walk around Harlem at night you will see the blue holiday lights outlining homeowners entire Townhomes.

Harlem Lofts Inc. and Harlem Property Management Inc. funds the project while their sister company Harlem Property Re+Development took care of the labor as they strung 4,000 lights total during this holiday project. “It started out with a few client homes’ in 2008 when the economy was in the dumps and we had extra workers that I didn’t want to lay off due to the recession.” “It was a win win for the times and it felt good to spread holiday cheer and boost the spirit and the look of our neighborhood during the rough times” says Robb Pair. Mr. Pair alluded that now it’s just a way to say Thank You to Harlem and his neighbors as both have been instrumental in his life and businesses in Harlem. He will be continuing this annual event into the future in a show of appreciation and festivity for the community in which he not only works, but also lives and is raising his 4 Harlem born boys, Nikhil, Jet, axel and Zaven.

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December 14th, 2014 by harlemhouse

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Down to 4 units left in One Morningside Park they are almost sold out.  The penthouse unit with sweeping views of both Central & Morningside Parks, is selling for a mere $5,900,000 with two terraces.  This building hit the ground running as one of the most desirable new properties in South Harlem on the market.  People who bought over a year and a half ago during construction have already resold with high profits on their investments.

The same developers are now focusing on their latest project one block over the neighboring property nicknamed as the gas station lot.   Located on the south, east corner of 110th and Frederick Douglass Boulevard it is the last lot left on Central Park in New York City.    Ground has already broken and a sales office will open soon with floorpans of units ready to sell.   The higher units with unobstructed city / park views will undoubtedly become the priciest condos in Harlem.

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

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July 14th, 2014 by harlemhouse

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Harlem Lofts, Inc. have new studios on the market for rent.  New renovations. Kitchens and bathrooms are brand new.  Check out the listings at 325 West 137th Street.

Contact Harlem Lofts, Inc. for more info on these rentals.

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March 6th, 2014 by harlemhouse

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More and more celebrities continue to flock to Harlem New York.  Neil Patrick Harris Harlem days aren’t over—in fact, they’re just about to begin!  Neil Patrick Harris and David Burtka who recently purchased property in Harlem in 2013, “Officially” move to New York.

The Burtka-Harris family is trading sunny California for Harlem, NY.  Neil told Us Weekly last year “Our plan is to reroute ourselves and have our kids start to go to school here.  Neil is also starring in Broadway’s Hedwig and the Angry Inch.

I hope that many of the new hot and hoppin restaurants located on Harlem’s Restaurant Row, Vinateria, Harlem Food Bar, The Cecil, Maison Harlem, Cedric Bistro, The 5 and Diamond, Melbas, Jado Sushi, The Park 112, and all the many other great spots throughout New York, will extend child friendly accommodations.  Two places in particular that are very kid friendly in Harlem are Bier International on FDB and Harlem Shake NYC on Lenox Avenue.

See more info here, E News

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February 8th, 2014 by harlemhouse

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A friend to our blog from Douglas Elliman recently brought to our attention that a Harlem prewar condominium near Central Park North will be the home to a new much needed orthodontics practice.  “Central Park North Orthodontics” has leased the 2,570-squarefoot space located at 1851 Adam Clayton Powell Jr. Boulevard (between 112th and 113th Streets) and is set to move in on July 1, 2014.

This will be a nice addition and much needed business for the Harlem community and they should be able to quickly build a loyal patient base.

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January 21st, 2014 by HarlemGuy

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The Cathedral of St. John the Divine could become a landmark under a deal between the church, Community Board 9 and developers of a new 14-story building set to be built alongside the cathedral.

Community Board 9 approved a resolution asking  the Landmarks Preservation Commission to landmark the entire cathedral campus with an exception for a 14-story, 428-unit apartment building.  Revenue from that project will fund church repairs, upgrades and ongoing operations.  The 121-year-old  cathedral is in need of millions of dollars in repairs and upgrades.

Previously the church leased land on 110th Street and Morningside Avenue to the developers who built Avalon Morningside Park, a 20-story luxury apartment building, in 2007 that includes 20 percent affordable housing.

The area from the church eastward towards Frederick Douglass Circle is part of what is known as “Gateway To Harlem”, which continues to undergo dramatic change, and into what some are now calling SOHA (South Harlem).

For more information: St. John the Divine Campus Could be Landmarked in Deal With CB 9 – Morningside Heights – DNAinfo.com New York.

See our previous post See our post previous post on Cathedral of Saint John the Divine

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January 20th, 2014 by HarlemGuy

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With New York City real estate prices climbing and affordable neighborhoods disappearing, there is tremendous angst over – and pressure to buy.

This short Khan Academy video is a great resource to put that decision into perspective.

While not about Harlem per se the video is a great resource.

Renting vs. buying a home: The math of renting vs. buying a home. Challenging the notion that it is always better to buy.


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January 3rd, 2014 by harlemhouse

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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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December 19th, 2013 by harlemhouse

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A large crane was spotted the other day at One Morningside Park in Harlem on 110th Street and Manhattan Ave.  The exterior of the building looks to be near completion, however there still seems to be a lot of work needed to finish the interior.   The original date we posted here at HCL for construction to be finished was by January 2014.  I think by March/April or even summer of 2014 is more realistic .  The building is over 50 percent sold with pricey units offering views of Morningside Park and Central Park many with balconies.

We will continue to keep you updated with progress reports on this condominium complex.  For more information on previous posts on One Morningside Park and other Harlem developments, please visit Harlem Condo Life and click on the Harlem Real Estatemenu item.

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