St. Walburgas Convent And School, Harlem, NY, 1904-1957

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A great photo-post card of the original Victorian homes of the St. Walburga Convent and School from the first half of the turn of the 20th century at 139th Street and (630) Riverside Drive, in Harlem, pre-1904.

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Rumble In The East Harlem Real Estate Jungle

East-Harlem-Media-Entertainment-Cultural-Center-TOPA Manhattan judge dismissed several counterclaims by a group of East Harlem businesses against the city’s eminent domain plans for the neighborhood, setting up a hearing next month that could lead to a long appeals process. Continue Reading →

Affordable Housing: What About The Future? A Symposium

east-harlem1For over a century New York City from Harlem to Hollis, the most expensive city in the nation, has also been a leading provider of affordable housing and a laboratory for innovative housing initiatives. Continue Reading →

Mount Morris Baptist Church, Harlem, NY 1854-1888

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Sepia photographs of the Mount Morris Baptist Church organized about 1854. Around that time, the society built a small chapel on Fifth Avenue at 126th Street, the previous site of the First Baptist Church of Harlem.

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Owner Of Landmarked Astor Harlem Home Sued

astor row in harlemIn a rare move the Landmarks Preservation Commission has filed a lawsuit against the owner of a three-story, red-brick Victorian-style front wooden porches house in Central Harlem’s Astor Row, asking a judge to fine her $5,000 a day until she makes repairs to the dilapidated 133-year-old house. Continue Reading →

There Are New Developments In The Heights

446_West_167th_Street_Photo1Just in from our friends at New Street Realty Advisors, they’re announcing that they have been appointed exclusive leasing agents for a new development just north of Harlem in Washington Heights at 446 West 167th Street. Continue Reading →

Harry Bertholf’s Hotel & Roadhouse, Harlem Lane, 1870’s

the harlem hotel 1800What a great photograph taken from an 1870’s stereoview of Harry Bertholf’s Hotel & Roadhouse, near Harlem Lane, in West Harlem, New York.

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