Easy commutes, beautiful old brownstones, a vibrant culture and history, the lure of reasonable rents: little wonder that both West and East Harlem have been near the top of everyone’s “next happening” NYC neighborhood list for the past decade or so. And though both communities have seen a welcome infusion of first-rate neighborhood restaurants, cafes, [...]
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Talk to 5 different people, and you may get 5 different opinions on living in Harlem. However, most of the negative opinions probably come from people who have never been to Harlem, or haven’t been there in quite some time. And while it’s not the bargain it once was, the cost of living in Harlem [...]
All up and down the East River there are plans afoot for making the waterfront as beautiful and as accessible for residents of Manhattan’s east side as west side residents have been enjoying these past years since the completion of the Hudson River Park.
Neighborhoods in New York City are constantly changing, or being renamed (Clinton, anyone?), or completely reinvented, as a community’s dominant character shifts, sometimes slowly, sometimes quite suddenly, from, say, industrial to residential. It’s been this way throughout the city’s nearly-400-year history, and it will more than likely continue for another few centuries. Resistance, as they [...]
Vibrant, historic, sprawling, frustrating: Harlem, whether east, west, or central, has long been one of our favorite neighborhoods-to-watch. Despite popular misconceptions, Harlem is not homogeneous. In fact, Harlem (including East Harlem) is the single largest neighborhood in Manhattan, and as such has a wide range of housing, restaurants, entertainment, etc. And prior to the economic [...]
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