Monday, August 24, 2009
☞ DWELL: 443 East 115th Street in Contract
The building that used to house the National Museum of Catholic Art and History in the Italian section of East Harlem is now in contract. The property was purchased from the New York Archdiocese in 2007 and went through a $15 million restoration back in 2001. With over 25,000 square feet, it would be interesting to see what the facility gets converted into. Listed in December of last year, the original price was $8 million, and the building has gone into contract eight months later with the asking price of $4.9 million. Regardless, this building is on a charming block in the former Italian Harlem section of East Harlem between 1st Avenue and Pleasant Avenue, which is worth the trip over to discover once again. Nearest subway is the 6 train at the 116th Street station.