Monday, January 4, 2016
NUMBER 7: STRIVERS ROW
No. 7: Strivers Row, Central Harlem, West 138th and West 139th Street between ACP/7th and FDB/8th Avenue. Strivers row falls back one position this year because of record closings elsewhere but has hit a good number in 2015. A sale just over $3 million makes the landmark blocks one to watch out for as home buyers really start to recognize the value of these breathtaking blocks with gated private parking out back. Once considered pretty isolated from notable amenities, the area around the historic neighborhood has now seen the arrival of better businesses such as Ponty Bistro, Harlem Nights, Tuscan Kitchen and popular cafes like the Edge which are all in short walking distance. St. Nicholas park is also nearby and a supermarket will arrive at a new construction just a couple of blocks north by the end of 2016. Abandoned sites such as the Renaissance Ballroom on the east side or the shell apartment complex on the west end are now under development so we expect Strivers Row to eventually be higher on the list in the coming years.