Tuesday, April 15, 2014

READ: MORE DEVELOPMENT ON EAST 125TH?

A recent Daily News article has it that Extell is trying to purchase the East Harlem Pathmark on 125th Street for $39 million in order to build a 10-story residential development that would span three city blocks.  This apparently would be market-rate condos with a portion of affordable units but the majority owner's of the Pathmark apparently does not trust the developer.  The East Harlem Abyssinian Triangle has 51% ownership of the property and the city has a 49% share.  More in the Daily News: LINK

18 comments:

  1. Let's hope. We started going to that Pathmark when we first moved here, but it is such a disaster, that we gave up on it pretty quick. It's also quite an ugly building. More market rate apartments would be a god send to that block.

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  2. For some people that pathmark is all they have for a supermarket. If they take that away to build apartments it would be sad. Its enough building apartments. Going on in harlem

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  3. any more market rate condos in Harlem would be a blessing.. That pathmark is an absolute disaster..

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  4. It's right on the express train, so having a 1 story building there is quite a waste. They could incorporate a grocery store on the first floor of a new building anyway.

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  5. THey could put a better grocery store on the ground floor of the new building.

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    1. 3x. Knock down all the suburban style crap in this city.

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  6. They should build the market rate housing and put a better grocery store on the ground floor. That store is terrible.

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  7. May be this could be the site for the new Trader Joe's that Harlem has been waiting for a while. If this deal happens, it would change this block for the better. Let's cross fingers, It will become a reality.

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  8. Trader Joes is not the kind of company that takes risks in transitional neighborhoods... They would not even set up shop on the west side of 125th much less on Lexington..

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  9. This is not going to happen unfortunately, Abyssinian veto'd the proposition claiming it would be detrimental to the area. Yeah right.

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  10. Why doesn't Abyssinian want progress?

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  11. What exactly is the deal with Pathmark and all the complaints I've seen here? It's not as though it's C-town with rotting vegetables in the bins. Anyone who knows the area realizes that it serves many in the neighborhood who wouldn't be able to afford or find what they need in Trader Joe's. It's not just what you want-it's what everyone needs.

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    1. Let's start with the fact that there are 24 check out lines and only an average of 6 are open at any given time. Pathmarks in NJ are way superior and Trader Joe's lines are longer but they know how to keep the line moving quickly.

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  12. Condos are not the answer for everything. Continued improved and expanded retail services for the lifelong residents and newer residents is what is needed.

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    1. You can knock down this underutilized property and build commercial spaces in addition to condos. This is NYC, and 125th St is not the place for a single use structure Severely underutilized land.

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  13. But the lifelong residents would not be able to afford better retail, so more professionals are needed to be moved in .

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  14. Reports today say this is happening.

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