Thursday, August 21, 2014


A formerly city-owned, landmark building left to deteriorate was up for demolition a couple of years back until neighbors stepped in and prevented this from happening.  We give credit to the preservationists of Hamilton Heights since this is the second time this has happened in the historic neighborhood and this formerly deemed unstable building has now been transformed into a restored 3-family dwelling.  Permits filed about a year ago show that a new owner spent $123.5K to stabilize the  townhouse and then an additional $91K for renovations of the former SRO dwelling. Check out our past post to see the other Hamilton Heights home that had been saved from the city's wrecking ball: LINK


  1. There is one more abandoned building on that block (I think 459) which was also formerly city owned and went I believe to WE ACT (West Harlem Environmental Action) in 2004 and nothing has happened with it. It would be nice to have that restored too. It's a beautiful block bordering City College

  2. bravo. thank you neighbors for saving old beautiful architecture. very big thank you.

  3. Kudos to the developer. Unfortunately the City is so quick to condemn and tear down historic buildings they view as unsafe - of course they are, they have the worst owner in town - The City of New York - The City should sell all its vacant properties and get them back to occupancy and on the tax rolls.