The Real Deal New York

Harlem neighborhood news

  • 1831 Madison Ave.

    1831 Madison Ave.

    Residents of a city-subsidized Harlem co-op are pushing back after being hit with a $4.25 million lawsuit by the developer for complaining about inferior construction and repairs. [more]

  • From left: 89 East 116th Street and the explosion site at 1644 Park Avenue on March 12

    From left: 89 East 116th Street and the explosion site at 1644 Park Avenue on March 12

    Residents of an East Harlem property near the site of a March 12 explosion that leveled two buildings filed suit against the city, alleging they were given the green light to return to homes covered in asbestos dust. [more]

  • Charles Rangel and 163 West 125th Street

    Charles Rangel and 163 West 125th Street

    New York City Congressman Charles Rangel skipped rental payments on the district office he rents in Harlem’s Adam Clayton Powell Jr. State Office Building for all of 2013, according to records obtained by the New York Post.

    The longtime legislator and national figure paid $7,253 in monthly rent on the office at 163 West 25th Street, which has housed the Congressman’s district office since 2000, according to 2012 expense reports cited by the Post. But the payments halted in 2013, and the state responded by allowing an “abatement” that permitted the postponement of six months of rent, the paper indicated. [more]

  • 4-14 West 125th Street

    4-14 West 125th Street

    An out-of-town retail operator has inked a 99-year triple-net ground lease for the Rosen family’s Bargain World spot on Harlem’s West 125th Street.

    Skyline Properties’ Robert Khodadadian was the broker on the 4-14 West 125th Street deal, and told the New York Observer that the roughly 30,000-square-foot building will be delivered vacant. [more]

  • 7 East 96th Street

    7 East 96th Street

    Fifty years after purchasing a five-story Upper East Side townhouse, the Manhattan Country School is listing the 7 East 96th Street property for $23 million. [more]

  • 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]

  • lend-lease

    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]

  • 2108-powell-blvd

    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]

  • harlem-parcel

    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]

  • harlem-eastern

    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]

  • mount-morris

    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]

  • dfd

    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.