Internationally 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.
The incredible growth of upper Manhattan was an amazing transition to “…the faraway heights of Harlem,” as this great image from Park Avenue and 94th Street in 1882 documents. Continue Reading →
From a publication called The World’s New York Apartment House Album comes this sketch and description of a beautiful turn-of-the-century residential building, the Hendrik Hudson. Continue Reading →
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 →
One 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 →
A Harlem neighborhood has told designer and hot-pink proponent Karim Rashid that they don’t need no stinking balconies, but if they must have them, they want them with less cyan and watermelon coloring. Continue Reading →
There’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 →