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Lottery apartments now available in Harlem on West 117th Street

If you or someone you know is looking for affordable housing in Harlem, a batch of apartments are available at 24 West 117th Street. The apartments are being lotteried out by NYC Department of Housing. Applications must be in by May 5. To learn more, go to NYC.gov.

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Neil Patrick Harris says no Verizon Fios available in Harlem…at least for his home

The last time Harlem resident Neil Patrick Harris tweeted out something, he eventually got it, which was a Harlem brownstone. Now he can’t get the wifi service he wants so who does he turn to? Twitter. About a day ago NPH tweets out, Verizon Fios service does not reach his new Harlem brownstone. Apparently the service stops about a block away. That’s weird. Why would Verizon Fios stop close to 125th Street in Central Harlem?

The tweet has been retweeted more than a 100 times. I think Harlem is going to be getting expanded Verizon Fios service soon! Don’t ya think?

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364 West 119th Street in Harlem purchased for rental redevelopment

In a news release issued today, Jasper Venture Group announced it has purchased a five-story, ten unit low-rise apartment building in Harlem for rental redevelopment.

The property, located at 364 West 119th Street, is in Morningside Heights neighborhood adjacent to Morningside Park and Columbia University. The location offers proximity to nearby Harlem restaurants, nightlife, and mass transit.

According to the news release, the brick row house was originally built in 1910, and its facade retains desirable original architectural features, including ornate ironwork and stonework.

Construction will begin in April, 2014.

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More than 60 percent of condos sold at One Morningside Park in Harlem says The NY Times

One Morningside Park, the luxury condo going up on 110th Street and Manhattan Avenue, is more than half sold! The New York Times reports today that more than 60 percent of the 54 units have sold and prices continue to rise!

“The remaining one-bedroom is listed at $925,000. Two-bedrooms range from $1.436 million, for a 1,051-square-foot space, to $1.949 million for a 1,397-square-foot space. And three-bedrooms range from $1.911 million, for 1,265 square feet, to $2.302 million for 1,383 square feet.”

The article even states people are moving to Harlem because folks are priced out in other parts of the City. Insane!

Manhattan is out of control expensive with no end insight. Mayor-elect De Blasio your up!

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How many more businesses will open on Harlem’s restaurant row? Next 115 Restaurant Corp, Mess Hall, Bearded Lady Espresso

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How many more dining places will open on Frederick Douglass Blvd in Harlem, the area between 110th and 125th Street dubbed restaurant row by HarlemGal? Well, apparently one, or two or three more Harlem businesses will open in this part of Harlem.

115 Restaurant Corp has filed a liquor license for the commercial space right across from Made En Harlem, which we’ve learned from DNAinfo will be a taqueria place. 115 Restaurant Corp will be located on the southeast corner of 115th and FDB. It’s in the building where apartments are renting for around $4k a month.

The only info we can find at the moment on 115 Restaurant Corp is the name is registered to someone who lives in Harlem. That’s all we know. As soon as we know more, we will pass along the info! And if you have any insight, feel free to chime in!

And Jeff Mays from DNAinfo reported recently that The Chipped Cup and Lenox Coffee will be expanding to Harlem’s restaurant row with The Mess Hall and Bearded Lady Espresso. These Harlem businesses will open near 118th and FDB!

So the answer is yes! More places can and are opening on FDB between 110th and 125th Street. However, it’s starting to get crowded out there!

Want a Harlem t-shirt? Keep Harlem, Harlem tees now available

On this Harlem blog, I use tees to feature the subject matter, ie Harlem. Sometimes readers ask, where can I buy a unique tee with the name Harlem on it? Here’s an option. One of my favorite Harlem sites, Harlem NYC, is now offering Harlem tees to purchase. The t-shirt says “Keep Harlem, Harlem.” Pretty cool…huh? If you’re interested in purchasing this Harlem tee, go here! And to check out Harlem NYC like I do, click here.

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One Morningside Park in Harlem taking shape

Harlem real estate continues to amaze me. Development continues even though the entire world feels like a quagmire, with the exception of Manhattan real estate. Look at this building in Harlem on the corner of 110th Street and Manhattan Avenue, which was an abandoned lot! It’s going up so fast and there’s not very many apartments left-unless one has a million dollars. Look at One Morningside Park’s listings! All that’s left to purchase are apartments for $1.2 to $2.2 million. And there’s no guarantee those million dollar apartments have Central Park or Morningside Park views. My guess is those apartments with great park views went first.

With this apartment building going up in this former abandoned lot, can we all agree now that Harlem is one expensive place to buy real estate? Long gone are the days of reasonable apartment deals in Harlem.

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Harlem building 2070 Frederick Douglass Blvd goes on sale for $9.75 million

Another apartment building in Central Harlem has been renovated and is now on the market for sale. The last building we talked about was on 115th Street and FDB. This week we learn that the seven-story, mixed-use property located on the corner of West 112th Street and Frederick Douglass Blvd (2070 Frederick Douglass Boulevard) is for sale through Eastern Consolidated for $9.75 million.

According to a news release, Eastern Consolidated “is marketing the recently-renovated 15,000-square-foot elevator apartment building in Harlem, which was gut renovated and with new construction of the two top floors in 2007- consists of 16 units, which are mostly two and three bedroom units, as well as two retail stores on the ground floor.”

Interested in more information about acquiring the property? Contact Adelaide Polsinelli at Eastern’s Midtown offices at 212 499-7700.
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Neil Patrick Harris requests Harlem brownstone online and gets it, actor and partner buy 2036 Fifth Avenue

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Ask and you shall receive! That’s what Harlem resident, actor and TV star Neil Patrick Harris did back in March where he took his plea to twitter saying “he was looking for a Harlem brownstone.” He wanted a Harlem brownstone and he purchased a Harlem brownstone, according to The New York Post today.

The NY Post says, “Harris [and his partner] just bought a stunning $3.6 million townhouse at 2036 Fifth Ave., between West 125th and 126th streets. The five-story stunner has five bedrooms, five bathrooms and measures a sprawling 8,000 square feet. The sun-filled home includes two terraces, a backyard, chef’s kitchen and lots of space for a playroom and gym. The home is significantly bigger than the couple’s previous home, which was also in Harlem.” View pictures of the actual property here.

Congrats to Harris and his family on their new home. And a nice reminder for the rest of us in Harlem, if you’re rich and famous, you can pretty much get what your little heart desires in Harlem or anywhere in the City.

Sign says apartments for rent at 2126 Frederick Douglass Blvd in Harlem

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There is signage up at the recently renovated Harlem building located at 2126 Frederick Douglass Blvd. that says apartments for rent by CitiHabitats. When I went to the website to view the listing, I only saw 5 Harlem apartments listed and get ready for this…the apartments listed range from $4700 for a 4 bedroom/2bath to $4000 for a 3 bedroom/2 bath.

I find that rent to be pricey however, this part of Harlem has experienced the most growth in the last couple of years, it’s known as Harlem’s restaurant row and its nestled between two big parks, ie Central Park North and Morningside Park. If I had to bet, my guess is CitiHabitats will probably get the rent they are asking. What do you think? Is the rent reasonable for these Harlem apartments or “too damn high” as the saying goes?

To view the listings of rental apartments at 2126 FDB in Harlem, go here.
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