NYC’s First Passive House Rental Tops Out In Harlem

542-W-153-render-1Passive house construction is expensive, but condos built according to the energy-saving standard are becoming more common throughout New York City. Rentals, however, are still few and far between. Continue Reading →

Famous Fish, Best Fried Fish And Chips In Harlem

famous fish in harlem1That’s right, the Best Fried Fish And Chips in Harlem is Famous Fish Market on 684 St. Nicholas Avenue in West Harlem. The neighborhood fish spot located just below 145th Street in Hamilton Heights has some of the best salted fried whiting and fries in the world for a great price.   Continue Reading →

The West Harlem Pier, Harlem, New York 1850-1965

130th street in harlem1For thousands of years while the Muscoota and the Wecksquaesgeek Indians lived in this entire section of upper Manhattan Island, the natural topography of this site in West Harlem formed a valley and small sheltered cove off the Hudson River, also known as the North River. Continue Reading →

Residential Project Planned At 449 Convent Avenue In Harlem

449-Convent-AvenueHorizon Construction Inc. has filed applications for a six-story, six-unit residential building at 449 Convent Avenue, in Hamilton Heights in Harlem, five blocks north of the 145th Street stop on the A and C trains. Continue Reading →

Dining With Miss Lil: The Edge Cafe, A Welcome Addition

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By Lil Nickelson

The Edge Café is a welcome addition to my neighborhood.  The Edge is located at 101 Edgecombe Avenue, New York, N.Y. 10030 on the Northwest corner of 139th Street (212 939-9688 www.edgecafeharlem.com). Continue Reading →

Volunteer With City Harvest In Harlem

600_437657490For this Healthy Neighborhoods Mobile Market volunteer effort in Harlem, please also register through the City Harvest website. Use the following link to register: Continue Reading →

Dining With Miss Lil: BMA 1st Annual Awards Reception

BMA Reception Organizers2By Lil Nickelson

Growing up in the Hamilton Heights section of Harlem in the 1960s and 1970s, I don’t recall any vacant commercial real estate spaces on Amsterdam Avenue, Broadway, Convent Avenue or St. Nicholas Avenue from like 135th Street up to 155th Street.  Continue Reading →

Construction At 149th Street Sugar Hill, NY 1915

construction-at-149th-street-sugar-hill-manhattan-new-york-ny-1915-20Construction at 149th Street in the (“Take the A train…”) area of the Sugar Hill (or Hamilton Heights) area on March 20, Harlem, New York in 1918

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