Wednesday, April 5, 2023


Harlem Bespoke: One of grand local African-American churches went up for sale at 147-149 West 123rd Street for $6.25 $5.95 million in October 2019 and a contract is now out as of May 13th, 2022 and there is finally a new update on the sale. We received information from the broker that everything closed for $4.3M and the buyer was another religious organization.  
The Greater Metropolitan Baptist Church which is a 9,418-square-foot neo-Gothic church in the Mount Morris Park neighborhood is actually protected as an official New York City Landmark since 1994.  This means any new developer that comes in can not demolish the site but would have to make some sort of adaptive reuse effort either as a combined residential development or maybe even some sort of event space.  Everything out front would have to eventually be restored accordingly and maybe the stained glass will come back one day.  More details can be found on the broker site: LINK 2023

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