December 24th, 2014 by HarlemGuy

Happy Holidays, Merry Christmas and Happy New Year from all of us here at Harlem Condo Life.  Wishing everyone a very Happy New Year in 2015!

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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 3rd, 2014 by harlemhouse

“We must learn to live together as brothers,
or perish together as fools.”

  • Martin Luther King, Jr.

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November 30th, 2014 by HarlemGuy

Prices remain stable as we move into the Holiday season.  We don’t expect much real estate heat in December.  But you never know which overseas investors bullish on Harlem.

Harlem Market Trends

 

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November 16th, 2014 by HarlemGuy

Sales prices have risen 19.5% over the fall.

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November 9th, 2014 by HarlemGuy

Harlem Real Estate Market Trends

 

Harlem for sale real estate prices are: holding steady.  Click here details.

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November 4th, 2014 by HarlemMom

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“Raise your words, not your voice. It
is rain that grows flowers, not
thunder.”

  • Rumi

(*also known as Jalāl ad-Dīn Muhammad Rūmī)

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November 3rd, 2014 by HarlemMom

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We stopped by HFB on Thursday to try the fried chicken after hearing the buzz about it and we were so happy we did.  Wow!.. and I’m not kidding.

The chicken was D-licious.  Moist, tasty and crispy but not greasy.  It was accompanied by creamy mashed potatoes and green beans that snap when you bite into them.  Luckily, we managed to score one of the last servings.  I had it with my favorite happy hour drink there, the Watermelon Martini which I like on the rocks.

All I could say during my meal to my husband was, ” I’m in heaven”. So see you there next Thursday as I can’t wait to go back for more! =)

Harlem Food Bar
2100 Frederick Douglass Blvd
bet 113th & 114th Streets
212-222-9570

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November 1st, 2014 by HarlemGuy

The median sales price has risen by 29.2%

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October 14th, 2014 by HarlemMom

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My husband, daughter and I recently ate dinner at Boulevard Bistro and enjoyed it a lot.  We had a booth table which was comfortable and the decor and service were great.  There was a large party next to us who also had a baby and they were served rather quickly as we were too.

My husband had the organic fried chicken which is served with smoked turkey collards and southern potato salad.  I had the turkey meatloaf topped with wild mushroom and visalia onion gravy, with parmesan mashed potatoes and vegetables.  We topped off our meal with the German cake which was also delicious.

We plan on going back soon for their brunch which we are hearing good things about.

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If you haven’t tried BLVD Bistro in Harlem yet, we recommend it.  Four stars on Yelp and a cozy inviting interior easily help make BLVD a charming addition to Harlem.  Stay tuned for our part-two review on Boulevard Bistro.

Southern & Soul,  American

Boulevard Bistro
239 Lenox Avenue (122nd Street)
New York, NY 10027
Phone:(212)678-6200

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