Harlem To Lose Bastion Of Affordable Housing

lakeview-gallery-04The Lakeview Apartments, a four-building, 446-unit complex, is one of the last remaining state-guaranteed affordable housing complexes in East Harlem. But the complex’s owner hopes to change that. Continue Reading →

125th Street And Fifth Avenue, Harlem, NY, 1920

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A great view of 125th Street  and Fifth Avenue in Harlem, twenty years after the turn of the century and the first year of the roaring 1920’s. Continue Reading →

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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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 →