Monday, November 26, 2012

☞ REVIVE: Construction at 71-73 West 126th

There had been braces holding up the old brownstone facades at 71-73 West 126th Street for a few years now but everything was demolished this past Spring.  After everything literally fell apart, it now appears that construction has finally begun at this block just east of Lenox Avenue.  The basement level appears to now be shaping up since concrete was seen been poured for that level in recent weeks.  For some reason, the proprietor waited for the walls to deteriorate before starting this project that has had DOB papers filed for the past 4 years.


  1. It is not uncommon to see these buildings sitting in a holding pattern for years, then suddenly construction starts. This double wide lot lends itself to an apartment building, I only hope it is contextual, but that is often not the case.

  2. I grew up in the Bronx and would take a bus that went through Harlem. This was durring 80's and 90's. I think many folks new to the area would be shocked at how much of Harlem was like this, or vaccant lots. I remember there was this one corner off Marcus Garvey park. There was a brownstone shell with half of the facade missing. You could see right into the building, well the frame of the building, the beams and floor boards with trees and plants growing inside. I remember they renovated that block eventually. But for so many years I would see it and think of the past glory it must have been