The Real Deal New York

Dancer Jacques d’Amboise buys condo at Harlem’s PS90, home to his dance group

February 14, 2011 05:59PM
By Adam Pincus

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Jacques d’Amboise and PS90 at 220 West 148th Street

Jacques d’Amboise, former ballet star and founder of a non-profit dance education group for children, paid $650,000 for a 1,251-square-foot condominium unit at PS90, the converted public school building in Harlem.

D’Amboise, once a principal dancer for the New York City Ballet, signed a contract in December and closed on the purchase of the second-floor condo at 220 West 148th Street on Jan. 28, city records published today show.

The six-story building, located between Adam Clayton Powell and Frederick Douglass boulevards, was converted by L + M Development Partners into 72 condominium units and four community facility units.

One advantage of the dancer’s new apartment is he will not have a long commute. NDI Center, an affiliate of his group, National Dance Institute, paid $5.9 million in November for the 18,000-square-foot community space in the basement and the first floor of the 1905 building, which it is going to occupy as its first permanent home. The non-profit, founded in 1975, is currently renting space in Soho.

D’Amboise was not immediately available for comment.

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