Thursday, January 5, 2017
NUMBER 4: THE MORNINGSIDE PARK CORRIDOR
No. 4: The Morningside Park Corridor, The blocks within the Morningside Avenue and Manhattan Avenue from 110th to 124th Street. Breaking the top five again is the architecturally intact area just below Morningside Park which has lovely brownstones on the side streets along with prewar buildings built over a century ago. Park views and playgrounds are also a big selling point here with the many families in the neighborhood. The corridor drops one position this year because prices have pretty much stayed around the lower $3 million mark for a fixed up townhouse.
Rental building 90 Morningside was the last big building that needed to be fixed up in the nabe and is now one of the best renovations achieved in South Harlem. A couple of years back there were quite a few shells or abandoned buildings in the area but those have nearly all disappeared and the value of the neighborhood is now clearly in view. The Morningside Park Corridor works well because it is adjacent to the commercial strip on lower FDB and that it is also close to the express subways nearby on 125th Street. Charm, intact architecture, nearby amenities and express trains along with park views have made the blocks just below 125th Street one of our favorites in Harlem.