The Collyer Brothers Harlem NY 1881-1947 (Rare Video)

the collyer brothers of harlem longely and homerWe love Harlem Homer Lusk Collyer (November 6, 1881 – March 21, 1947) and Langley Wakeman Collyer (October 3, 1885 – c. March 9, 1947), known as the Collyer brothers, were two brothers from Harlem who became infamous for their bizarre natures and compulsive hoarding. Continue Reading →

119th Street Croton Aqueduct Gatehouse In Harlem, NY 1894-1895

The 119th Street Croton Aqueduct Gatehouse was constructed in 1894-95 by contractor Peter J. Moran for the New York City Department of Public Works $40,000, under the supervision of George W. Birdsall, chief engineer of the Croton Aqueduct. Continue Reading →

Harlem’s Robert Pair Brings The World Of Harlem To Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

Harlem Lofts, Inc., President and Founder Robert “Robb” Pair (above) recently embarked on a fact-finding mission to Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, to explore ways to further support communities in Harlem and Africa through his new charitable nonprofit Harlem World Reach. Continue Reading →

Upper Manhattan Restoration Project Honored With Lucy G. Moses Award From The New York Landmarks Conservancy

The New York Landmarks Conservancy has announced the winners of the 2018 Lucy G. Moses Preservation Awards. Continue Reading →

Savanna Welcomes Carver Bank To Repositioned Lee Building In Harlem

Real Estate Weekly reports that following the recent $20 million sale of the historic headquarters building of Carver Federal Savings Bank in Harlem, Madison Square Realty (MSR) has negotiated a new 20,000 s/f lease for Carver at Savanna’s 1825 Park Avenue, also known as the Lee Building. Continue Reading →

Design Revealed For 14-Story Condo Project Coming To Harlem

Yimby reports that with so much focus on the rising developments along Central Park South, there hasn’t been much discussion of new penthouses rising on the other end of the greenery, mostly because they are very few and far between. Continue Reading →

Developer To Raze Former Studio Museum In Harlem Building

Artform reports that the Elizabeth Dee Gallery has announced that it is being pushed out of its Harlem location. The owner of the 2033/2037 Fifth Avenue space, which was the original home of the Studio Museum when it opened in 1968, has decided to demo the historic site. Continue Reading →

Developer Looking At 69-Unit Condo Church Site In Harlem

Developer Chaim Nortman is looking to bring 69 condominiums to his Harlem development at 11 Hancock Place, a new filing with the New York state Attorney General’s office shows. Continue Reading →

Carver Federal Savings Signs Lease To Move Harlem headquarters

NY Crains reports that the largest African-American-run bank in the country has signed a lease to relocate its Harlem headquarters office after recently selling the West 125th Street building where it has long based its operations. Continue Reading →

NYCity Officials And NYPL Announce New Inwood library And Affordable Apartments

Department of Housing Preservation and Development Commissioner Maria Torres-Springer, New York City Housing Development Corporation (HDC) President Eric Enderlin, and the New York Public Library (NYPL) announce development plans for 175 deeply affordable apartments and a new public library to be owned and operated by NYPL. Continue Reading →

BEB Capital Acquires East Harlem Multifamily Property

In its latest business venture, BEB Capital has acquired a 29-unit multifamily building at 238 East 106th Street in East Harlem, says Lee Brodsky, CEO.

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City Strikes Pricey Deal For Pre-K At Extell’s UES Condo Tower Uptown

Commercial Observer reports that the New York City School Construction Authority has leased the ground floor of Gary Barnett’s 30-story condominium building on the Upper East Side for a pre-kindergarten program, according to public records. Continue Reading →

Gatsby Enterprises Buys Harlem Commercial Building for $19.5M

Real estate investor Nader Ohebshalom’s Gatsby Enterprises has acquired a Harlem office and retail building at 75 West 125th Street from owner and sole tenant Carver Federal Savings Bank for nearly $19.5 million, Commercial Observer has learned and Harlem World Magazine reported last week. Continue Reading →

Tahl Propp Provides New Affordable Housing For Families Displaced By Fire In Harlem

Six families left homeless by a recent apartment building fire in Northern Manhattan have been relocated to affordable housing units in the area owned and managed by Tahl Propp Equities. Continue Reading →

Harlem Strivers Row Townhouse Trades Above $3M For First Time By Agent Tecumta Tiwoni

Halstead Property agent Tecumta Tiwoni just closed on a fabulous 20-foot wide corner townhouse on the prestigious Strivers Row on February 16th, 2018, for $4 million dollars. This marks the first time that a Strivers Row townhouse has traded above $3 million dollars. Continue Reading →

Philip A. Payton Jr., Harlem Real Estate Visionary

Philip A. Payton Jr., February 27, 1876 – August, 1917, was an African American real estate entrepreneur, known as the “Father of Harlem”, due to his work renting properties in the Harlem, New York to African Americans. Continue Reading →