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  • Oil and gas pipe couplings

    Oil and gas pipe couplings

    The coupling of two pieces of gas pipe beneath Park Avenue — one made of cast iron and laid in 1887, another of plastic in 2011 — are likely to draw scrutiny from National Transportation Safety Board investigators searching for the cause of a March 12 explosion in East Harlem.

    Such joints linking pipelines can spring leaks if not properly installed, experts told the Wall Street Journal. [more]

  • The scene on March 12 at 1644-1646 Park Avenue in East Harlem (Credit: FDNY via Twitter)

    The scene at 1644-1646 Park Avenue on March 12 (Credit: FDNY via Twitter)

    The family of an East Harlem explosion and building collapse victim filed two notices of claims against the city Wednesday morning.

    The suit, filed on behalf of Griselde Camacho, a fatal victim of the collapse last month, is believed to be the first in connection to the blast. Quinones’ mother Carmen Quinones, currently in recovery at Mt. Sinai Hospital for her own injuries sustained during the explosion, made the first of the two claims, which says her daughter was injured on March 12 “due to the negligence of the respondents.” [more]

  • Renderings of 329 Pleasant Avenue in East Harlem

    Renderings of 329 Pleasant Avenue in East Harlem

    East Harlem residents who are less than bowled over by a plan to line a Pleasant Avenue building with pink and blue balconies are to weigh in on the developer’s final color scheme. [more]

  • Firefighters go through debris and rubble at the site of the East Harlem building collapse at 1644-1646 Park Avenue (Credit: @khalidkhan787 via Twitter)

    Firefighters go through debris and rubble at the site of the East Harlem building collapse at 1644-1646 Park Avenue (Credit: @khalidkhan787 via Twitter)

    A pair of East Harlem buildings on Park Avenue collapsed this morning following an apparent gas explosion, killing at least seven people and injuring 30 more. Nine people are currently unaccounted for. Speaking from the scene of the devastation, Mayor Bill de Blasio called the disaster “a tragedy of the worst kind.” [more]

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    Renderings of Columbia University expansion and Lend Lease CEO Robert McNamara

    Lend Lease Construction, the giant Australian builder behind the One57 project, is facing a lawsuit from fellow contractors over a $122 million agreement for work on Columbia University’s 17-acre expansion project in Manhattanville, according to filings in the Supreme Court of the state of New York. [more]

  • 525 West 125th Street

    525 West 125th Street

    After decades languishing unused, a former school building at 523-525 West 145th Street in Harlem is finally puttering toward a future as a residential rental building and home of the Boys & Girls Club of Harlem. [more]

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    2108-2118 Adam Clayton Powell Jr. Boulevard in Harlem (Inset: Billie Holiday)

    Times Square-based investment firm Jem Realty Management bought a seven-story office building on Adam C. Powell Jr. Boulevard in central Harlem for $21.5 million from Fort Lee, N.J., developer Mitchell Mekel, according to property records filed with the city today.  [more]

  • Painting of the Lenox Lounge's old locale at 288 Lenox Avenue

    Painting of the Lenox Lounge’s old locale at 288 Lenox Avenue

    Neighborhood mainstay Lenox Lounge has picked up a new spot only two blocks from the original famed watering hole, which shuttered back in 2012. [more]

  • Rendering of the East Harlem Media, Entertainment and Culture Center

    Rendering of the East Harlem Media, Entertainment and Culture Center

    The city has commenced eminent domain proceedings with the ultimate goal of building a $700 million East Harlem Media, Entertainment and Cultural Center. [more]

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    Tony Crusor and 318 West 135th Street

    UPDATED, 11:07 a.m., Feb. 11: The housing development division of the Greater Harlem Chamber of Commerce plans to unload an empty parcel in Central Harlem so that F-Lot Development can construct a 12-unit condominium building.

    The 24-by-100-foot space at 318 West 135th Street, between Frederick Douglass Boulevard and St. Nicholas Avenue, is asking $1.2 million. The property is currently in contract, Ariel Property Advisors, which has the listing, told The Real Deal[more]

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    121 West 120th Street and Ronda Rogovin

    A pair of walk-up rental buildings in Harlem changed hands for $3.3 million as the Upper Manhattan multi-family market heats up.

    The three-story, eight-unit brownstones at 121 West 120th Street and 146 West 120th Street offer a combined 9,270 square feet. The buildings are across the street from each other, between Adam Clayton Powell and Malcolm X boulevards. Eastern Consolidated’s Ronda Rogovin and Chad Sinsheimer represented the seller. [more]

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    Lenox Ave. between West 123rd and 124th streets

    Mount Morris Park has evolved into one of Harlem’s most booming neighborhoods, with renovated brownstones selling for more than $3 million and an influx of new commercial tenants.

    In 2013, at least six restaurants and cafes either opened and revealed plans to open in the 16-block historic district just west of Marcus Garvey Park. The historic district status, earned in 1971, limits changes to buildings and storefronts. Revised plans are in the works to expand Marcus Garvey Park and therefore remove one traffic lane along Mount Morris Park West. [more]

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    253 West 125th Street (Credit: Ken Yuel via Flickr)

    Harlem’s famed Apollo Theater, which turned 80 last week, has kicked off a campaign to raise $20 million in public funding. [more]

  • 1960 First Avenue

    1960 First Avenue

    Two large East Harlem apartment buildings with nearly 1,400 units between them are on the market and could rake in as much as $500 million. [more]

  • [caption id="attachment_325343" align="aligncenter" width="570"]From left: From left: 1040 Fifth Avenue and 530 Manhattan Avenue[/caption]

    The Corcoran Group’s Sharon Baum and Deborah Grubman had the priciest single-family listing to hit the Manhattan market this week with a $43 million co-op at 1040 Fifth Avenue on the Upper East Side, while Brian Phillips and Wendy Rosario of Douglas Elliman had the cheapest with a $180,000 co-op at 530 Manhattan Avenue in Central Harlem. Click here to see these listings and more.

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    2155 Adam Clayton Powell Jr. Boulevard in Harlem, and Inez Dickens

    Tenants at Harlem buildings co-owned by City Council member Inez Dickens have begun a rent strike over the lack of heat or hot water in the properties.

    Residents at a five-story walk-up building at 2155 Adam Clayton Powell Jr. Boulevard claimed they have had to go days in the cold. Resident Syran Brantley, for example, has refused to pay her rent of $880 per month for a two-bedroom apartment there. Dickens and her sister jointly own the building, which houses her campaign office and the Martin Luther King Jr. Democratic Club on the ground floor. [more]

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    Melissa Mark-Viverito

    East Harlem City Council member Melissa Mark-Viverito’s handling of a 2007 rezoning bid is, for her constituents, representative of both the likely council speaker’s persistence and tendency to polarize.

    The debate, which centered on nonprofit Jewish Home Lifecare’s bid to demolish its 106th Street buildings and replace them with two new structures, was an amalgamation of real estate issues a council speaker confronts regularly, including land use proposals, community anger and campaign contributions that come along following a government action. Directly following a two-year wrangle over new Upper West Side building height restrictions, residents were surprised to find Mark-Viverito strongly supporting the Jewish Home project. [more]

  • One Morningside Park at West 110th Street and Shlomi Reuveni

    One Morningside Park at West 110th Street and Shlomi Reuveni

    Developers are looking to lure buyers further Uptown with a powerful carrot: Central Park views. And these come at a fraction of the cost of tony developments such as One57.

    At One Morningside Park for example, a 2,160-square-foot space that was combined from three apartments sold for $2.74 million. The 22-story building offers views of both Morningside and Central Parks, as well as the Cathedral Church of St. John the Divine. Compare that to Gary Barnett’s One57, where the smallest three-bedroom available as of November was asking $18.75 million. [more]

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    Lenny Sporn, and 125th Street between Madison and Park

    In a bid to jumpstart activity in a long-neglected section of East Harlem, the Joel Schreiber-led Waterbridge Capital has plans to build a 210,000-square-foot tower with retail and apartments.

    The developer entered contract to buy five neighboring sites near the intersection of East 125th Street and Park Avenue for $37 million. The project would involve tearing down a hotel and low-rise retail sites currently there. [more]

  • A rendering of the East Harlem Media, Entertainment & Cultural Center

    A rendering of the East Harlem Media, Entertainment & Cultural Center

    The Proton Center, a research facility that develops proton therapies for cancer patients, is in talks to take about 120,000 square feet in a planned 1.7 million-square-foot complex in East Harlem. [more]

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