Architect George Ranalli Moves To Harlem’s Factory District

extralargeInternationally renowned architect George Ranalli has ditched his Chelsea office for Harlem. Ranalli, the dean of City College’s architecture school, who taught at Yale for 20 years, has had work featured in the Metropolitan Museum of Art and has given lectures in Turin, Rome, Tokyo and all over the U.S., set up a new office at 447 West 127th St. this past June.

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Harlem’s Victoria Theater Conversion Happening?

marriott13u-4-webThe announcement’s been made before (not just once, twice, or even three times), so Wednesday’s declaration by state officials that work will begin in mid-2015 on transforming Harlem’s Victoria Theater begs the question: is itactually for real this time? Continue Reading →

Harlem’s Renaissance Ballroom Can Be An Investment In Harlem’s History

Renny-render-extIt’s been a long time coming, but it looks like the end is near for Harlem’s crumbling Renaissance Ballroom & Casino at 138th Street and Adam Clayton Powell Jr. Boulevard. Continue Reading →

The 2nd Annual Strivers’ Row Tour In Harlem (audio)

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By Diane Allford

The Kings Court West 139th Street Block Association sponsored the Strivers’ Row & Beyond for their 2nd Annual Strivers’ Row Home Tour on Sunday, October 5, 20014.  Continue Reading →

East Harlem Takes Cues From West Harlem

Corn-Exchange in harlemOne sunny morning last week, an engineer with Consolidated Edison unfurled a large sheet of blueprints in front of a block-long vacant lot at East 125th Street and Park Avenue. Continue Reading →

Kerry Washington’s Scandalous Home In Harlem

Kerry-Washingtons-living-room1There’s nothing too scandalous about this Harlem brownstone, but it was once the home of actress Kerry Washington. The “Scandal” star shared the home with actor David Moscow when they were an item (the pair split back in 2007). Continue Reading →

How Harlem’s Rebirth Can Happen In Detroit

4862595011_f2e4cee5c9_zBy Dan Doctoroff

Crains Detroit reports that Detroit is having a moment. With bankruptcy hopefully soon in the rearview mirror, I can’t open a newspaper or check my Twitter feed without seeing another hopeful story of the city’s rebirth –

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