Thursday, December 12, 2019

Wednesday, December 11, 2019


Harlem Bespoke: The corner townhouse at 730 St. Nicholas Avenue at 147th Street sold back in 2017 for a notable $4.3 million, has been on the market since last September for the asking of $5.25 million and just recently had a slight price reduction set at $5.1 million.  Some might recognize the landmark location since the organization that purchased the grand address last year had a failed attempt to open a methadone clinic and thus everything is up for sale again.  As previously mentioned, this large historic 2-family home also has a garage included and pretty much all of the original details intact which make things quite ideal for residential purposes once polished up.  Express trains are also just across the street which makes this location one of best on Sugar Hill.   More photos and details can be found on the broker site: LINK 2019


Harlem Bespoke:  The old McDonald's at corner of 125th and Broadway closed abruptly this past summer and many thought it was going to be a part of the new Columbia campus in Manhattanville.  The Real Deal has now revealed that university now plans to construct a 34-story residential tower that has nothing to do with the campus and will be the tallest building in all of Harlem.  Apparently this will all be for students and faculty.  Everything is a bit unclear here especially since the community agreement for the Manhattanville campus relegated the height of the building to not be so massive and this particular corner is next door to the low-rise residential part of the neighborhood.

If a tower was going to be built this tall, it would have made more sense in the middle of the industrial area just north of 125th Street since Columbia has since demolished the majority of the buildings on those blocks.  Construction apparently will finish by 2022 if everything goes to schedule for what possible could be the tallest privately-owned student housing building in the city.   More on the McDonald's demolition can be found in our past post: LINK 2019


Harlem Bespoke:  Kitchenette was a favorite comfort food spot on Amsterdam by 123rd Street which  shuttered over the summer and now the space is up for lease.  This section of West Harlem is on the cusp of Morningside Heights and Kitchenette had been one of the few restaurants that attracted regulars from Central Harlem and the west side.  We have heard that storefront vacancies were at critical point in the city so hopefully rents are reasonable at this notable location.  More on the closing of Kitchenette can be found in our past post: LINK 2019


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