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Apr 14, 2014

East Harlem | Manhattan Neighborhood

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Metro North Railroad Station at 125th Street & Park Avenue

 
'There is a rose in Spanish Harlem
A red rose up in Spanish Harlem
It is a special one, it's never seen the sun
It only comes out when the moon is on the run
And all the stars are gleaming
It's growing in the street right up through the concrete
But soft and sweet and dreamin'

Ben E King 
"Spanish Harlem" 





Manhattan Neighborhood | East Harlem

El Barrio (Spanish Harlem) SpaHa (East/Spanish Harlem) community stretches from First Avenue to Fifth Avenue and from East 96th Street to East 125th Street.

Rich in history and residential charm, the diverse East Harlem neighborhood offers those in search of a new apartment or townhouse plenty to peruse. Housing stock runs the gamut from row houses to studios, from one-and two-bedroom co-ops to renovated tenements.

A big draw in East Harlem is space — apartments often come with a dining room, an outdoor garden, or even parking. Large rental complexes like Hampton Court (complete with gyms, garden decks and retail shopping) are now being joined in East Harlem by luxury condos offering views of the East River, the George Washington and RFK (Triborough) Bridges.

Lexington Hill Condominium (103/104th Streets)
East Harlem’s cornucopia of food, culture and lively street life reflects its history. From the exclusive Rao’s Restaurant, founded in 1896, and Patsy’s Pizzeria, established in 1933 in part of Old Little Italy, to modern-day bodegas and botanicas, shopping and dining in this neighborhood continue to evolve even as the Uptown apartments do.

On the artsy side of East Harlem, provocative murals by celebrated artist James De La Vega — some commissioned, some not — dot the neighborhood and the living legacy of Salsa greats continues at venues such as Creole, a jazz/supper club, and Orbit, a bar/restaurant that hosts open mic nights in its jazz and cabaret schedule.


East Harlem residents enjoy the East River Plaza on 116th Street off the FDR Drive that opened in ’09. If you want to stock your home with everything, big companies that will be offering their wares for sale in East Harlem include Target, Marshall’s, Best Buy and Manhattan’s first Costco. Other neighborhood attractions include the Museum of the City of New York, El Barrio Museum, Central Park East and North Meadows.

Easy access to get out-of-town. There's a Metro-North Railroad Station at 125th Street with a 4-5-6 Lexington Avenue subway stop and easy access to the FDR Drive and the west side via cross town bus on 125th Street. Easy access to La Guardia airport from 125th Street airport bus.

There currently are approximately 40 active apartments for sale in East Harlem. Ranging from $139,000 for a 2 bedroom, 1 bath, 5th floor walk-up to $2,980,000 for a 3 bedroom. 3.5 bath, 2849 square foot penthouse at the Crown Condominium.

Currently there are approximately 10 residential buildings (single family, multi family, mixed use and income properties) for sale in East Harlem ranging from $1,150,000 for a two family house to an 8-story income property delivered vacant under construction condo for $15,550,000.


                                                                                             There is a rose in Spanish Harlem...




Aug 15, 2012

Lower East Side | Manhattan Neighborhood

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Downtown East, from the Brooklyn Bridge to Houston Street, from the East River to the Bowery.

The Lower East Side is a big swath of Manhattan that ranges from the historic — renters can still find a great selection of walkups, mostly without doormen — to the modern. Blue, a bold new condo from French abstract architect Bernard Tschumi, offers Lower East Siders a roof terrace and a cold storage locker for Fresh Direct deliveries in addition to 24-hour doorman service. At 17 Orchard on the Lower East Side, floor-through condos with oversized windows have stacked washer/dryers and custom cabinets.

Yet there is no question that amidst the luxury condos the Lower East Side still has relics of its historic pushcart past. One of the most famous of these is Katz’s Deli, a local dining landmark open since 1888, which draws customers from both downtown and uptown. On the Bowery in the Lower East Side, you can still find restaurant supply shops that offer steel shelves and kitchenware that feeds dozens for sale.

Buyers seeking space should head down to the Lower East Side’s Grand Street Co-ops, a collection of 4,500 apartments organized into four complexes — Amalgamated, Hillman, East River Housing, and Seward Park. When these elevator co-ops were built they replaced darker walkups and were seen as the model of Lower East Side luxury; even today, buyers are attracted to their spacious layouts and common green spaces. Many units also have balconies, and some have wonderful views of the East River.

If you’re going out on the Lower East Side, your options are many and varied, ranging from music venues like Arlene’s Grocery to Bowery Ballroom to the Mercury Lounge to Cake Shop, where you can have slices of cake with frosting and see your bands too.

Jun 29, 2007

New Manhattan Avenue Historic District

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Manhattan Avenue Historic District
The Landmarks Preservation Commission recently created a new historic district in Morningside Heights on the Upper West Side.
The newly created historic district is comprised of 40 buildings on Manhattan Avenue between 104th and 106th Streets. Unlike many of Manhattan's earlier row houses, which were primarily built with brownstone facades in the classical style, the structures in the new Manhattan Avenue district combine Gothic, Queen Anne and Romanesque features.
Originally called "New" Avenue when it was created in 1868, Manhattan Avenue starts at 100th Street and continues to 125th street where it merges with St. Nicholas Avenue.
Manhattan Avenue irregularly divides Morningside Heights and West Harlem. Morningside is West of Manhattan Ave including Columbia University, Saint John the Divine and Morningside Park. To the East of Manhattan Ave but west of Frederick Douglas Boulevard (AKA Central Park West below 110th Street.) is considered West Harlem.
New York City now has 87 historic districts. The new designation means property owners need to get the Landmarks Commission approval for changes to building exteriors.
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Feb 7, 2007

Manhattan Neighborhood: Hells Kitchen

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Clinton - Hells Kitchen - Midtown West
View From 41st floor of The Link 52nd Street and 8th Avenue
Some still argue about the exact boundaries of Hell's Kitchen, but it's commonly considered to run from 34th to 59th Streets and from Eighth Avenue to the Hudson River. The area is also known as Clinton and long-time residents use the two terms interchangeably. East of Eighth Avenue including Carnegie Hall and Time Square is considered midtown west.

Hells Kitchen has always been a neighborhood, made up of blue-collar families in walk up railroad flats and theatre people who wanted to live close to where they work. For 15 years the neighborhood has been changing. It has become renovated, gentrified. New condo construction along with many new restaurants and bars have opened in the neighborhood.

The new generation of Hell's Kitchen, are folks who started looking on the Upper West Side and Chelsea then realized they could enjoy much the same lifestyle in midtown west. For the past century, the typical apartment was a walkup tenement now it's a luxury rental or condo with post modern finishes: grand lobbies, lots of granite, lots of glass, high-speed Internet access and health club and other amenities.

The Link a new downtown style building on 52nd and 8th Avenue

The area to the far west in the 30's is slated to be developed adjacent to the Jacob Javits Center and the development of the Hudson Rail Yards and the High Line Park which will run from Hells Kitchen through West Chelsea to the Meat packing district in the West Village.

The Residences at Worldwide Plaza on 50th Streets between 8th and 9th Avenue has been a popular condo with studio apartments starting in the high $400,000 range.

Hells Kitchen has many different types of apartments from walk up coops to townhouses to renovated lofts to ultra luxury high rise condos. The eclectic neighborhood has some great restaurants, bars, night clubs and Broadway and off Broadway theatres.




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