Razing Harlem’s Renaissance Is ‘Cultural Genocide’

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A preservation battle is brewing over Harlem’s historic Renaissance Ballroom & Casino, whose stage used to host acts like Count Basie, Duke Ellington and many, many more. Continue Reading →

Canoe Tilting, The Colonial Yacht Club Of Harlem, 1910-1915

canoe titling in harlem2Here are four great turn of the century photographs from the beginning to end of the ‘canoe tilting’ contest which was one of the events during the annual Commodore Cup of the Colonial Yacht Club Of Harlem that ran 16 miles along Riverside Drive, in Harlem, New York from 1910-1915. Continue Reading →

Harlem Townhouses Glow With Holiday Cheer

Harlem lofts Lights1Harlem’s exclusive real estate service firms, Harlem Lofts, Inc. (Harlem Lofts) and Harlem Property Re+Development, Inc. (HPRe+D) and Harlem Property Management Inc., graciously decorating more than 30 Harlem Townhouses again this holiday season.  Continue Reading →

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 →

Christmas Cheer Comes To East Harlem

tahl properties in east harlemChristmas Cheer Came Early this Year at the Little Sisters of the Assumption Family Services’ holiday party in East Harlem, sponsored byTahl Propp Equities, a privately-held, community-based real estate investment firm that owns, manages and has in development more than 3,000 units of affordable housing in East and West Harlem, and the New York Chapter of the American Business Women’s Association (AWBA). Continue Reading →

Joint Venture Opens Affordable Housing in Harlem

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A joint venture between The Community Preservation Corporation Inc. (CPC), the New York City Department of Housing Preservation and Development, New York City Housing Development Corporation, New York City Retirement Systems, Bethany II HDFC and Bethany Baptist Church has opened Bethany Place, 23 renovated apartment units in Harlem, to go to Sandy-impacted and rent-burdened families. Continue Reading →