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Harlem for the Holidays

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Harlem is replete with wonderful brownstones and other homes and business structures that are the perfect vehicle for artistic expression of the Merry Christmas / Happy Holiday variety.

Herein you will find a few select shots and a short video featuring the decorations adorning one of our favorite Harlem homes right off Morningside Park in South Harlem.

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Harlem’s latest development at The Cathedral of St. John The Divine

St. John The Divine via HarlemCondoLife

A new development will commence at The Cathedral of St. John The Divine in Harlem.  Building permits for two large residential towers (15 stories (149 ft) high) have been filed.  The towers will contain more than twice the number of units of the Avalon Morningside Park development.  The towers will be along most of the north side of the cathedral.  Community Board 9 held a special meeting on October 30th at which the developer was to have presented the plans.

 

Exterior siding is going up on One Morningside Park

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Previously we posted One Morningside Park in Harlem already 40 Percent Sold, over a month ago.  The other day we noticed  the siding and windows are now being placed along the lower floors in the front.  This process could move quickly but they still have the interior and all of the fixtures inside to finish up which could take several more months.  However, our source connected with the development as well as our broker friend who has sold a couple of units in this building already, both say that they suggest completion by January 2014.  I’d like to be that optimistic but I think that they are going to run over their estimated finis time a bit.  New construction usually does just take for example some of the buildings in this area such as 5th on the Park, the Gateway Towers and The Livmor.

You can visit their website and make an appointment to view floorplans and additional details if you are interested in One Morningside Park.

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Interactive view of Morningside Light’s annual parade in Harlem’s Morningside Park

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We attended Morningside Light’s annual parade this evening.  The parade originated on the North end of Harlem’s Morningside Park, wound it’s way South past the waterfall, onto the ball field, out onto Manhattan avenue down towards 1q0th street, and finally towards 116th and Broadway.

The parade is the culmination of a new weeklong arts event, culminating in an illuminated procession of public art in Morningside Park – this year on  Saturday, September 21.

Workshops were held to build a fleet of giant papier-mâché lanterns and hand-made musical instruments in free guided workshops at Miller Theatre at Columbia University.

The sights and sounds made you feel like you were swimming in the ocean among all sorts of glowing and singing sea creatures, intermingling with parents and kids of all kinds.

Morningside Park has certainly come a long way.  This was so much fun.  Please join in next year!

In the meantime, the pictures and videos below speak for themselves.

Learn more about the event here.

All media courtesy of HarlemCondoLife.  Enjoy!

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Procession into Morningside Park

Procession out of Morningside Park