Parsons School of Design alumnus with a BFA in fashion, who has worked in the menswear industry for several years. Past lives have been in the East Village and Lower East Side of Manhattan; more recently transplanted to Harlem. Currently living in a 1907 "French flat," an Edwardian era middle-class apartment.
The 16 foot wide townhouse at 235 West 136th Street has been on the market a couple of weeks and the SRO status building has some good and bad things going for it. First of all, the block between FDB/8th Avenue and ACP/7th Avenue at this part of the village is definitely quite charming. All of the townhouses are intact and not really a shell in sight. Also, subway access is only an avenue and a half over in either direction at 135th Street and there's even a Certificate of Non Harassment in place. So the big issue here would be converting this chopped up building (that doesn't have any interior photos to show) into a single or 2-family home. As far as amenities, the general area still doesn't have too much going on so it's a purely residential block. At the initial asking of $995K, it will be interesting to see what the townhouse finally goes for. Thoughts on an SRO at this price range?