Saturday, August 30, 2014


The hyper-gentrification of Brooklyn apparently have those under 40 being priced out and moving to New Jersey but some of the more seasoned New Yorkers have discovered Harlem as a recent Times article points out.  These features are quite interesting because a younger generation that has learned to accept Brooklyn as an affordable hub have now been priced of that borough's prime northern neighborhoods but are mostly not savvy enough to look uptown where commutes are much quicker since Harlem is a part of Manhattan.

Harlem does not have a trendy cable series like "Girls" so a certain hip generation is pretty clueless to the fact that an hour commute from Central or East Brooklyn to Manhattan is not really worth it.  Living in Harlem would be just as cost effective but one can get to midtown in less than 15 minutes.  Only one couple in the article who had lived in Caroll Gardens since 2001 discovered that East Harlem made a lot more sense to them when they were looking to buy.  Price were much more affordable, the housing stock looked beautiful and the neighborhood had real character like the Brooklyn they remembered over a decade ago: LINK

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