Posts Tagged ‘Real Estate’

Public Art Takes Flight | NY Times

Public Art Takes Flight | NY Times

By THE EDITORIAL BOARD In his final years, John James Audubon, the celebrated 19th-century painter of bird life, lived in rustic uptown Manhattan in a house by the Hudson where some of his final paintings were of urban rats that caught his eye. But birds remained his forte. And as Audubon lies in his grave […]


In Harlem, a New Triennial Parses the Historical, Political, and Social Context of “Uptown” | Hyperallergic

In Harlem, a New Triennial Parses the Historical, Political, and Social Context of “Uptown” | Hyperallergic

The inaugural show at Columbia University’s Wallach Art Gallery spotlights 25 artists living or practicing north of 99th Street. BY Seph Rodney The newly reopened Wallach Art Gallery’s Uptown — a survey of work by 25 artists living or practicing north of 99th Street — lives inside the brand new Lenfest Center for the Arts, an eight-story, 60,000-square-foot […]


The Uptown Triennial Casts Harlem in Vivid Relief | Village Voice

The Uptown Triennial Casts Harlem in Vivid Relief | Village Voice

by Siddhartha Mitter Uptown: It’s a historical legacy stretching back to the Harlem Renaissance; a zone in social and economic flux; and, at the psychic hinge of these forces, a state of mind. It’s also the name of a brand-new triennial initiated and hosted by the Wallach Art Gallery at Columbia University, with a linked […]


From Alligator Shoes to Whole Foods: Watching One Harlem Corner Over 28 Years | New York Magazine

From Alligator Shoes to Whole Foods: Watching One Harlem Corner Over 28 Years | New York Magazine

By Christopher Bonanos The first time Camilo José Vergara pointed his camera at the corner of 125th Street and Malcolm X Boulevard, it was 1989. Most of the upper floors of the building he photographed had been bricked up. But it was highly functional at street level. “Count how many small businesses are in this […]


SoHa in Harlem? The Misguided Madness of Neighborhood Rebranding | NY Times

SoHa in Harlem? The Misguided Madness of Neighborhood Rebranding | NY Times

By GINIA BELLAFANTE During any other summer, one in which the news didn’t ricochet from presidential wrestling videos to threats of nuclear annihilation at the hands of North Korea to the mysterious arrival of Mesopotamian cuneiform tablets into the treasure chests of people who make scrapbooking easier somewhere in Oklahoma, ordinary citizens might have produced […]


People’s Victory: Activists stop effort to rename Harlem south of 125th Street ‘SoHa’ | Amsterdam News

People’s Victory: Activists stop effort to rename Harlem south of 125th Street ‘SoHa’ | Amsterdam News

By STEPHON JOHNSON and CYRIL JOSH BARKER It looks like the battle to rename Harlem south of 125th Street “SoHa” is coming to an abrupt end. Reports indicate that real estate firm Keller Williams is heeding the call of the community to stop using the term to attract new residents to the already heavily gentrified […]


Rowhouse Residents Want Historic District Expanded | NY Times

Rowhouse Residents Want Historic District Expanded | NY Times

By JAMES BARRON “What we have is 12 houses,” Matthew Spady said, walking down a ski-slope-steep street in Washington Heights, in Upper Manhattan — 12 houses that have stood together in an unbroken row since the president was William McKinley and the mayor was Robert Van Wyck, who tends nowadays to figure in rush-hour rants […]


Uptown Video: The Audubon Mural Project

Uptown Video: The Audubon Mural Project

According to the National Audubon Society, climate change poses a serious threat to a large number of North America’s birds. But a street art project in New York City aims to call attention to their plight by creating large-scale murals of the birds. NewsHour Weekend Correspondent Megan Thompson reports.


As Gas Stations Vanish, Harlem Sees Gentrification Creeping In | NY Times

As Gas Stations Vanish, Harlem Sees Gentrification Creeping In | NY Times

By JEFFERY C. MAYS Bajram Bajraman stepped out of King’s Pizza on 145th Street near Lenox Avenue in Harlem with his white apron folded at the waist and a cigarette dangling from his mouth. He walked across the street to the former Getty gas station where he used to fill up and park his car […]


Gentrifiers Want To Rename Harlem Area ‘SoHa’ And Residents Are Pissed | Huffington Post

Gentrifiers Want To Rename Harlem Area ‘SoHa’ And Residents Are Pissed | Huffington Post

By Taryn Finley Developers and real estate agents thought that they could come into the lower area of Harlem and dub it “SoHa,” short for South Harlem. As far as residents are concerned, they thought wrong. NY1 reports that developers want to refer to the area between 110th and 125th Streets to make it more […]


From Acoustic Mirrors to Kitchen Huts, Sculptures Take Root in Harlem Parks | Hyperallergic

From Acoustic Mirrors to Kitchen Huts, Sculptures Take Root in Harlem Parks | Hyperallergic

A public sculpture series curated by the Studio Museum in Harlem showcases work by artists who have strong connections to the area. BY Alexis Clements The seasons are changing here in New York, and city parks are filling with people looking for Vitamin D, migrating birds, and blooms and buds. It seemed like a good […]


The Sounds of ‘Mannahatta’ in Your Ear | NY Times

The Sounds of ‘Mannahatta’ in Your Ear | NY Times

By JIM DWYER Another visitor to New York grumbling about the racket. “They frequently make such a noise that it is difficult for a person to make himself heard,” wrote Peter Kalm, a Swedish-Finnish naturalist. That was Manhattan in 1748. He was writing about the chorus of frogs croaking at nightfall. So vibrant was natural […]


Naming rights: Who decides what a neighborhood is called and where it starts and ends? | Crain’s New York Business

Naming rights: Who decides what a neighborhood is called and where it starts and ends? | Crain's New York Business

An ongoing brouhaha over what to call a section of Harlem is the latest battle in a long-running war over neighborhood naming rights By Joe Anuta A Harlem businessman in 2010 trademarked the term SoHa with plans to print T-shirts and promote southern Harlem as a residential and retail destination. Now the community board is […]


Fort George, Manhattan: Nosebleed Heights and Down-to-Earth Prices | NY Times

Fort George, Manhattan: Nosebleed Heights and Down-to-Earth Prices | NY Times

By C.J. HUGHES Despite occupying some of the highest terrain around, Fort George, near the northern point of Manhattan, can seem to be hiding in plain sight. “The tip of the island was just a complete mystery to me,” said Amy Drury, 38, who lived in a string of apartments in southerly neighborhoods, like the […]


$5.5M ask for renovated Hamilton Heights mansion is a new Harlem record | 6sqft

$5.5M ask for renovated Hamilton Heights mansion is a new Harlem record | 6sqft

BY MICHELLE COHEN If this home is, as the listing calls it, “the jewel of this historic neighborhood,” the three-block historic Harlem enclave of Hamilton Terrace is a treasure trove, anchored by the Hamilton Grange home of Alexander Hamilton. Listed at $5,495,000, the limestone and terra cotta mansion at 72 Hamilton Terrace is recognizable by its mansard slate roof punctuated […]


Images of Old-School Harlem, Rapidly Vanishing | NY Times

Images of Old-School Harlem, Rapidly Vanishing | NY Times

By JOHN LELAND Is Harlem coming or going? Evolving into its next iteration or disappearing under the onslaught of change? It depends on whom you ask. For the photographer David Vades Joseph, who grew up in the neighborhood’s Hamilton Heights section, Harlem is an idea that is vanishing daily. “Certain mom and pop stores that […]


Law-Abiding but Illegal, and Fearing the New Trump Rules | NY Times

Law-Abiding but Illegal, and Fearing the New Trump Rules | NY Times

By JIM DWYER Delfin Polanco waits on Thursday morning for a lawyer to help him stay in the country where he raised his son and has lived for 22 years. Like about 40 others, he arrived by 5 a.m. in Lower Manhattan for a legal clinic offered for immigrants by Catholic Charities. It will be […]


Residents: Don’t call southern Harlem ‘SoHa’ | Fox 5

Residents: Don't call southern Harlem 'SoHa' | Fox 5

By: ZACHARY KIESCH There has long been a debate about where Harlem starts: North of Central Park, 116 Street or 125 Street? But this is different. This is the rebranding. Danni Tyson is a member of Community Board 10, which includes central Harlem. She doesn’t like anything about calling a section of Harlem SoHa, short […]


Quaint townhouse on Manhattan’s secluded Sylvan Terrace seeks $1.625M | Curbed NY

Quaint townhouse on Manhattan’s secluded Sylvan Terrace seeks $1.625M | Curbed NY

By Amy Plitt It wasn’t so long ago that this picture-perfect townhouse, located on one of Manhattan’s quaintest hidden streets (that would be Sylvan Terrace, up in Washington Heights), appeared on the market with a $1.7 million price tag. But in the six months or so since then, the late-19th-century house has gotten a couple […]


Large mixed-use development slated for city-owned block in East Harlem | Politico

Large mixed-use development slated for city-owned block in East Harlem | Politico

By SALLY GOLDENBERG As East Harlem prepares to undergo a sweeping rezoning that would dramatically alter its landscape, a block-long site that is home to four community gardens is slated to become a 751,000-square-foot, mixed-use development. Mayor Bill de Blasio’s administration has selected Jonathan Rose Companies, a prolific developer of rent-regulated housing, to construct 655 […]


“It’s not safe here” | Manhattan Times

“It’s not safe here” | Manhattan Times

Tenants fight back against dangerous living conditions Story and photos by Gregg McQueen Noel Romero feels uneasy in his own home. The Inwood resident, who lives at 3852 Tenth Avenue, is one of numerous tenants at the building who were sickened by gas fumes from a faulty boiler on January 7. Romero, his wife Alicia, […]


In an Age of Cybercrime, Low-Tech Thieves Target Mailboxes | NY Times

In an Age of Cybercrime, Low-Tech Thieves Target Mailboxes | NY Times

By JIM DWYER The streets of Upper Manhattan were quiet, but a police officer saw two men standing in front of a blue mailbox at Broadway and Academy Street. It was around 1:30 a.m., Jan. 17. One of the men was holding a plastic bottle, which was tied to a string. While his partner stood […]


Langston Hughes’ Legacy Lives on in Harlem | Bio

Langston Hughes' Legacy Lives on in Harlem | Bio

Today, on Langston Hughes’ birthday, Renée Watson, author and executive director of I, Too, Arts Collective, writes about how the influential poet and activist inspired her to preserve his Harlem brownstone and transform it into a space for the community and emerging artists. By RENÉE WATSON Bring me all of your dreams, You dreamer, Bring […]


Uptown Tonight: Inwood Tenant Forum

Uptown Tonight: Inwood Tenant Forum

Inwood Tenant Forum Mon, January 23, 2017 @ 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM  I S 52 Junior High School 650 Academy Street A portfolio of Inwood building have been recently sold. It is extremely important that tenants know their rights during such changes of ownership. Manhattan Borough President Gale Brewer has convened an Inwood Tenant […]

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