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Cool Listings, Harlem

Listing photos by Carol McGuinness and Daniel Wang

This gorgeous Neo-Grec home in Harlem’s coveted Mount Morris Park Historic District is perfectly preserved on the exterior, and the interiors, though they’ve been somewhat updated, retain much of their old-world charm. Located at 102 West 123rd Street and on the market for $4,295,000, the home is composed of an owner’s triplex plus ground-floor apartment. Throughout, you’ll find loads of original paneling, moldings, and stained glass transoms along with stylish but period-appropriate upgrades.

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Cool Listings, Harlem

Listing photos by MW Studio for Sotheby’s International Realty

Located at 11 West 121st Street in the Mount Morris Park Historic District, one of the most beautiful and grand parts of Harlem, this seven-bedroom townhouse has just hit the market for $5.2 million. In addition to its prime location just off Marcus Garvey Park, the 1889 brownstone is chock full of ornate, original woodwork that’s been preserved during a renovation by “by two of Harlem’s most celebrated artists,” according to the listing.

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Celebrities, Cool Listings, Harlem

All photos courtesy of Will Ellis / DDreps

Neil Patrick Harris and David Burtka are selling their five-story townhouse in Harlem for $7,325,000. The couple paid $4,000,000 in 2013 for the 19th-century home at 2036 Fifth Avenue, which was renovated by interior designer Trace Lehnhoff in collaboration with architecture firm Povero & Company. Designed for entertaining, the five-bedroom townhouse has a theater, music room, wine cellar, a rear garden, third-floor deck with an outdoor jacuzzi, and an irrigated rooftop.

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affordable housing, Harlem, housing lotteries

Rendering courtesy of NYC Department of Housing Preservation & Development

An affordable housing lottery for those earning 30, 60, or 100 percent of the area median income has launched at the new Harlem rental Balton Commons. Located at 267 West 126th Street, the energy-efficient building meets Passive House standards and will feature tech incubator space managed by Silicon Harlem, community facility space, and ground-floor retail. The 32 available units range from $362/month studios to $2,398/three-bedrooms.

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Harlem, New Developments, Restaurants

All photos courtesy of F. Becker Hospitality

It’s been nearly three years since Columbia University was joined by architect Renzo PIano as he unveiled his third and final building at the school’s Manhattanville campus. And now, Piano’s Jerome L. Greene Science Center will welcome a new ground-floor tenant that’s sure to be popular among both students and local residents. Opening Friday, Manhattanville Market is a new food hall from chef Franklin Becker of fast-casual chain the Little Beet.

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Cool Listings, Harlem

Listing photos by Eitan Gamliely for Sotheby’s International Realty

Considered one of the most beautiful and historic parts of Harlem, the Mount Morris Park Historic District is mainly comprised of late-19th-century townhouses, ranging in style from Romanesque Revival to Queen Anne. The most stately are along Mount Morris Park West, like this gorgeous mansion at number 12, currently on the market for $8.2 million. It has nearly 8,000 square feet of interior space, 10 bedrooms, seven full bathrooms and two half baths, and loads of preserved woodwork that harken back to the home’s construction in 1888.

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Harlem, Landmarks Preservation Commission

Courtesy of the Landmarks Preservation Commission

The Landmarks Preservation Commission on Tuesday voted to designate the Dorrance Brooks Square Historic District, an architecturally intact area of Harlem associated with notable Black Americans. The district is anchored by Dorrance Brooks Square, a small park named for a member of the Harlem Hellfighters who died in active combat during World War I. When it was dedicated by the city in 1925, the square became the first in New York City to honor a Black serviceman. The historic district designated on Tuesday is the first in the city to be named after an African American, according to the LPC.

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Cool Listings, Design, Harlem

Rendering courtesy of Redundant Pixel

All of the units at this new condo building in Harlem face Central Park, but the available penthouse definitely boasts the best views. Located at 145 Central Park North, a full-service condo building developed by Grid Group Development with designs by GLUCK+, Penthouse B features four bedrooms, three baths, and a private rooftop terrace that overlooks the park and has a jacuzzi. The home is currently asking $4,750,000.

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Cool Listings, Harlem

Asking just $350K, this Harlem condo is a compact steal

By Dana Schulz, Fri, February 26, 2021

Photos courtesy of The Corcoran Group

The $350,000 asking price for this duplex condo in Harlem is one of the lowest we’ve seen in a while, especially considering it’s not tiny at 780 square feet. Located at 161 West 133rd Street, the home has a decent amount of living/dining space on the upper level, while the lower level makes a perfect bedroom suite with a half bath (there’s a full bathroom upstairs) and a laundry closet.

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Celebrities, Harlem

Remembering Cicely Tyson’s Harlem roots

By Dana Schulz, Fri, January 29, 2021

Cicely Tyson in 1973. Photo (cropped) from the Dutch National Archives via Wikimedia Commons

Groundbreaking actress Cicely Tyson passed away yesterday at the age of 96. As the New York Times writes in a beautiful obituary, her “vivid portrayals of strong African-American women shattered racial stereotypes in the dramatic arts of the 1970s, propelling her to stardom and fame as an exemplar for civil rights.” While we all look back at Ms. Tyson’s incredible life and legacy, we can also look back to her early life, which began in East Harlem. Raised in a fifth-floor railroad flat at 178 East 101st Street, Ms. Tyson helped found the Dance Theatre of Harlem and attended the Abyssinian Baptist Church on West 138th Street for the past 20 years.

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