Wednesday, November 27, 2013
☞ DWELL: Number 4: Lower Convent Avenue
No. 4: Lower Convent Avenue Historic District, West Harlem, 141st Street up to 144th Street on Convent Avenue including Hamilton Terrace. The Hamilton Heights Historic District is one of the best in all of New York City and that is the biggest selling point of lower Convent Avenue. Homes here are amazingly intact inside and out which have helped make record sales over $2 million when placed on the market. Express subways at 145th Street are roughly a 5 minute walk away and will get one to midtown in 10 minutes easily on any given day.
Notable restaurants have only been arriving recently and Convent Avenue would have been lower on our list if this had not happened. The Grange, Il Caffe Latte 145th Street, and Coccola have all opened in 2013 within close proximity to the historic district. Harlem Public and Mountain Bird are also in easy walking distance and have opened in the past year. We expect Lower Convent Avenue to eventually make the top 3 in the future but more better businesses need to arrive in this northern reach of Harlem before this happens.