Harlem’s Renaissance Ballroom-Replacing Condo Debuts Next Month

Curbed reports that the condo building that will replace Harlem’s historic Renaissance Ballroom and Casino is now less than a month from launching sales.Despite efforts by local residents to preserve the structure, developer BRP Companies demolished it in 2015, saying at the time that the existing structure was unsalvageable.

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Its replacement is an eight-story building with 134 condos, and has been dubbed The Rennie—after the former ballroom at the site, and for a Harlem basketball team, The Rens, that played at the theater building between 1923 and 1949, according to The Real Deal.

Apartments at The Rennie come in studios through three-bedroom variants though a majority of them are one and two-bedroom homes. Though pricing has yet to be unveiled, a spokesperson for the developer told Curbed that the average cost of an apartment here will be $780,000. Of the total units, 20 percent have been set aside for affordable housing, and those condos will ask between $300,000 and $350,000.

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