Sylvan Court mews located between Lexington and Third Avenue at 121st Street was built somewhere in the late 19th century but had been looking pretty shabby for quite some times. One could easily imagine a charming little cobblestone side street at the turn of the last century and some investors did finally come in to fix the location up. We had not walked this corner of East Harlem in the past couple of years but noticed that things are looking quite different these days. See the after photo after the jump.
All of the houses have now been fixed up and the main pathway has been paved over in a contemporary fashion. A larger building that did not exist a few years back now takes over the skyline in the rear. The mews is still a unique space in the city and immediate block still needs some work but something is a little flat about this new pavement. Back in 2010, these little single-family homes were gong for about $500K but now rarely go on the market.