Thursday, July 9, 2015
REMEMBER: OLD SCHOOL ARCHITECTURE CIRCA 1920
ANSWER: PS 157 between 126th and 127th Street on St. Nicholas Avenue became one of the first old abandoned city schoolhouses to be converted into residential apartments over twenty years ago in the early 90s. This was probably one of the first developments to try to get people to move back into Harlem after decades of population loss that depleted the number of residents living uptown by half and was considered an affordable options for renters. Needless to say, these grand apartments are rarely available on the market.
Archival image courtesy NYPL