Harlem Coffee Shop Signs On At Columbia’s Manhattanville Campus

The Commercial Observer reports that a local Harlem coffee shop plans to open its second location in Columbia University’s new Manhattanville campus, according to a press release from the institution. Continue Reading →

Kassirer Buys More Of Orbach’s Buildings For $62M

The Real Deal reports that Isaac Kassirer is tacking on another batch of the Orbach Group’s buildings to his ever-expanding multifamily holdings in the city. Continue Reading →

Harlem Building And Historic District Under Consideration For Landmark Designation

Today, the New York City Landmarks Preservation Commission (LPC), unanimously voted in favor of calendaring. Continue Reading →

When Frank Lloyd Wright Comes To Harlem

City Lab reports that a wooden panel designed to accompany Frank Lloyd Wright’s Broadacre City model declares that students of his proposed utopia must read Jesus, Voltaire, and Walt Whitman, among others, to truly understand the architect’s ideas for a new way of American living. Continue Reading →

Battle Brews Over Harlem Marx Brothers Playground

Bloomberg reports that Groucho Marx once said that politics is the art of looking for trouble. New York Mayor Bill de Blasio and City Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito have found it in a playground named for the comedian and his brothers in their old neighborhood on Manhattan’s Upper East Side. Continue Reading →

Mayor de Blasio Moves To Create Cluster Buildings Into Housing For Homeless Families

Mayor Bill de Blasio today announced that the City will help not-for-profit developers acquire and rehab residential “cluster site” buildings from Harlem to Hollis. Continue Reading →

Landmarks Will Consider Designating 4 NYC Buildings, Harlem Historic District

NY Curbed reports that the city’s Landmarks Preservation Commission moved swiftly on Tuesday to calendar a group of historic structures, and one proposed historic district, allowing for their designation by the Commission in the future. Continue Reading →

Harlem Rental Block Lauded By State For History

NY Curbed reports that Governor Andrew Cuomo has announced the recipients of 2017 New York State Historic Preservation Awards and sites in Harlem and Crown Heights were among the winners. Continue Reading →

With Rezoning, East Harlem Still A Great Investment

The New York Real Estate Journal reports that there is no doubt we’re seeing a shift in New York City’s commercial real estate market with total investment property sales dropping year-over-year. Continue Reading →

Development Filed For 125th Street In Harlem

NY Wimbly reports that permits have been filed for a 19-story mixed-use high-rise at 201 East 125th Street, in East Harlem. The sizable development will rise one block away from the 125th Street Subway Station, serviced by the 4, 5, and 6 trains. Continue Reading →

Mayor de Blasio And Deputy Mayor Glen Statement On Approval Of East Harlem And Other Developments

“As we work to make this city more equitable, we are building and preserving affordable housing at a record pace. Continue Reading →

City Council Approves East Harlem Rezoning

Patch reports that a long-debated proposal to rezone East Harlem was approved with minimal fireworks Thursday by the New York City Council. Continue Reading →

Real Estate Development Papers Filed For Harlem Building

New York Yimby reports that permits have been filed for an 11-story mid-rise residential building at 123 West 106th Street, on the Upper West Side of Harlem, NY. Continue Reading →

Waitlist Opens For Middle-Income Units In Harlem

6sqft reports that East Harlem’s Riverton Square complex is once again accepting applications for its 7,500-name waitlist for one-, two- and three-bedroom apartments. Continue Reading →

Harlem Housing Development A Vote Away From Approval

Patch reports that a massive proposed development that would take up an entire East Harlem block is only one vote away from passing the city’s public review process. Continue Reading →