Tuesday, December 3, 2013
☞ DWELL: Number 2: Morningside Park Corridor
No. 2: The Morningside Park Corridor, The blocks within the Morningside Avenue and Manhattan Avenue from 110th to 124th Street. Contrary to what many of the brokers are trying to call it, the lower level of Morningside Park is definitely in South Harlem. Because of the intact architecture on the blocks especially to the north, this micro nabe feels like the Park Slope of Harlem. Buildings along Morningside Avenue face Morningside park while the intact, contextually renovated brownstones on the side streets have been consistently commanding record sales closer to $3 million. This fact along with new record condo sales at One Morningside quickly taking off before the building is even completed have placed the Morningside corridor in the top two positions for best neighborhood.
A couple of years back there were quite a few shells or abandoned buildings in the area but those have nearly all disappeared and the value of the neighborhood is now clearly in view. The Morningside Park Corridor works well because it is adjacent to the commercial strip on lower FDB and that it is also close to the express subways nearby on 125th Street. Charm, intact architecture, nearby amenities and express trains along with park views have put this location below 125th Street on the map for 2013.