Harlem

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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City Living, Harlem, History

New York’s famous 369th (Old 15th) Infantry Regiment arrives home from France. From the National Archives via Wikimedia Commons

One of the most decorated all-Black American regiments is finally getting nationally recognized more than a century after World War I. President Joe Biden last week signed into law the Harlem Hellfighters Congressional Gold Medal Act, which posthumously honors the 369th Infantry Regiment. Made up mostly of New Yorkers, the Harlem Hellfighters spent 191 days on the front-line trenches, longer than any other American unit. Despite their courage and sacrifice, the soldiers returned home to face racism and discrimination.

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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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affordable housing, Harlem, housing lotteries

152 East 116th Street, second from right. Photo © Ondel Hylton/CityRealty

An affordable housing lottery has opened for seven income-restricted HDFC co-ops in East Harlem. The two-bedroom apartments, located at 152 East 116th Street, are available to those earning 90 percent of the area median income, which correlates to a two-person household earning between $70,672 and $85,950 annually up to a five-person household earning between $70,672 and $116,010. The estimated sale price of the units is $208,854 and those selected will have to put a minimum of three percent down.

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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, Major Developments, New Developments

Rendering of Timbale Terrace courtesy of Lantern Organization, Mega Development, Urban Architectural Initiatives, HPD

Nearly 600 affordable homes and a new performing arts center are planned for two sites in East Harlem, the New York City Department of Housing and Preservation announced Friday. The projects include a 330-unit residential building with a new arts center for the Afro Latin Jazz Alliance and a 250-unit development that will have an expanded East Harlem Multi-Service Center. The projects are among the first major developments under the East Harlem rezoning, which was approved in 2017.

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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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