Uptown Real Estate

A Poet’s Mission: Buy, and Preserve, Langston Hughes’s Harlem Home | NY Times

A Poet’s Mission: Buy, and Preserve, Langston Hughes’s Harlem Home | NY Times

By SAMANTHA SCHMIDT As a young girl in Portland, Ore., Renée Watson immersed herself in the words of Langston Hughes, discovering that his poems about black identity mirrored experiences in her own life. Since moving to Harlem more than a decade ago, she has often walked by his old home — a three-story brownstone on […]


Pumpkin House Carves Out a Niche on the Hudson | WSJ

Pumpkin House Carves Out a Niche on the Hudson | WSJ

By Hannah Furfaro Photos of William Spink’s home in upper Manhattan appear in history books, and tour guides point it out as they glide by on Hudson River cruises below. It perches high above Route 9A, just north of the George Washington Bridge. It even has a nickname—the Pumpkin House. The nickname came over the […]


An Appetite for Harlem Apartments | NY Times

An Appetite for Harlem Apartments | NY Times

By KAYA LATERMAN Renee Jennings, a Bronx native, fondly remembers trekking into Harlem for weekly Sunday dinners and celebrating the holidays at her great-grandparents’ house on West 131st Street in the 1970s. Christmas photos were taken at Blumstein’s department store on 125th Street, one of the few stores at the time that had a black […]


Cross Broadway and Think Big

Cross Broadway and Think Big

BY Robert W. Snyder (@robertwsnyder) Photography: Emmanuel Abreu (@EAbreuVisuals) “Broadway Blues” was indeed a “A Frank Discussion of Race, Class and Gentrification in Washington Heights and Inwood,” but as an honored panelist I came away from our deliberations dismayed by the rancor that has erupted uptown and convinced that current proposals to curb rising rents […]


The last affordable neighborhoods in Manhattan: ‘The air is fresher up here’ | The Guardian

The last affordable neighborhoods in Manhattan: 'The air is fresher up here' | The Guardian

Long an ignored section of New York City by outsiders, the two neighborhoods that make up northern Manhattan are attracting attention – not all of it welcome BY Rose Hackman Johnathan “Audubon” Perez, winds his way through the streets of upper Manhattan. He crosses fresh fruit vendors and men pushing carts selling fried pork. Street […]


The battle to save Langston Hughes’ home from gentrification | CNN Money

The battle to save Langston Hughes' home from gentrification | CNN Money

by Heather Long Ivy still grows on the front of Langston Hughes’ home in Harlem. There aren’t many houses like it left in New York City. Real estate agents estimate it’s worth over $3 million. And that’s before anyone talks about the fact that one of America’s great writers — a hero of the Harlem […]


Inwood Residents Killed a ‘Trojan Horse for Gentrification’ — Now What? | Village Voice

Inwood Residents Killed a 'Trojan Horse for Gentrification' — Now What? | Village Voice

By Steven Wishnia Some three hundred people packed the corner of Broadway and Sherman Avenue on Monday night, a steaming evening on the blocks where Broadway curves around the primeval stone wall of Fort Tryon Park and Washington Heights turns into Inwood. It was the eve of the City Council’s vote on a proposal to rezone the site at […]


NYC’s Incredible Cliffside ‘Pumpkin House’ Is For Sale | Gothamist

NYC's Incredible Cliffside 'Pumpkin House' Is For Sale | Gothamist

by Jen Carlson Located at 16 Chittenden Avenue in Manhattan’s Hudson Heights neighborhood is a home that’s been dubbed “The Pumpkin House.” The property extends out over a cliff just north of the George Washington Bridge, and some observers on the other side of the Hudson River see a jack-o-lantern face at night when the […]


After Community Opposition, Councilman to Vote Against Inwood Rezoning | WNYC

After Community Opposition, Councilman to Vote Against Inwood Rezoning | WNYC

by Sarah Gonzalez A Northern Manhattan lawmaker says he’s heard the community opposition, and has changed his position on a rezoning plan for Inwood. Councilman Ydanis Rodriguez says he now plans to vote no on a proposed 17-story, 350 unit development along Fort Tryon Park — the latest test in Mayor de Blasio’s affordable housing agenda. […]


South Harlem, just above Central Park, is home to great food and rich history | am New York

South Harlem, just above Central Park, is home to great food and rich history | am New York

By Patrick McGovern The notion that uptown is a destination for the young and fashionable is becoming more common thanks to the dynamic neighborhood of South Harlem. Situated just above Central Park and extending from 110th Street to 125th Street, South Harlem, also called SoHa, has a rich history and boasts an impressive array of […]


Vote on hold: Council vote on Inwood rezoning postponed | Manhattan Times

Vote on hold: Council vote on Inwood rezoning postponed | Manhattan Times

A photo posted by Raquel Cepeda (@raquelcepeda) on Aug 6, 2016 at 12:59pm PDT They hit “pause.” A scheduled City Council vote on a controversial rezoning plan in Inwood has been rescheduled. Originally scheduled for the morning of August 9, the meeting of the Zoning Subcommittee was expected to include the committee’s vote on whether […]


A newcomer takes on Harlem, where a second renaissance meets gentrification nervousness | Los Angeles Times

A newcomer takes on Harlem, where a second renaissance meets gentrification nervousness | Los Angeles Times

BY Christopher Reynolds Take a walk on 125th Street. Check out the Apollo Theater marquee, the latest exhibit at the Studio Museum, the patio dinner crowd on Lenox Avenue, the high-priced brownstones, the locals of all hues striding past Afrocentric sidewalk stalls while a drum circle grooves across the street. Harlem, several years into a burst […]


08/06/16: Save Our Neighborhood Rally & March

08/06/16: Save Our Neighborhood Rally & March

Is the proposed Sherman Plaza a good thing for Uptown? If you don’t believe it is then you need to be in attendance for a rally and march to ensure your voice is heard. See below for the details.


A tale of two neighborhoods in Inwood | Brick Underground

A tale of two neighborhoods in Inwood | Brick Underground

By Alanna Schubach An Inwood resident generated some buzz recently when she wrote a personal essay for the New York Daily News about her struggles with noise in the uptown neighborhood. Her home near West Dyckman, the author explains, is in proximity to almost a dozen bars and restaurants, leading to what she describes as constant nightlife noise. As […]


Revealed: 1516 Park Avenue, East Harlem | NY YIMBY

Revealed: 1516 Park Avenue, East Harlem | NY YIMBY

By: Rebecca Baird-Remba East Harlem may be experiencing a renaissance, but the stretch of Park Avenue covered by the elevated Metro-North Railroad tracks remains inhospitable and littered with vacant lots. Now, development may be coming to a barren stretch at 1516 Park Avenue, between 110th and 111th streets. The site is on the market, and […]


Panning the Plaza plan | Manhattan Times

Panning the Plaza plan | Manhattan Times

Residents voice worries over first MIH project Story by Gregg McQueen and Debralee Santos. It may be the first, but it’s more heckle than hurrah so far. Concerned Northern Manhattan residents continue to express opposition to the controversial Sherman Plaza project, a plan for a mixed-use apartment building at 4650 Broadway, directly across from Fort […]


Historic Townhouse on Washington Heights’s Hidden Sylvan Terrace Asks $1.7M | Curbed NY

Historic Townhouse on Washington Heights's Hidden Sylvan Terrace Asks $1.7M | Curbed NY

By Tanay Warerkar Located right across from the historic Morris-Jumel Mansion in Washington Heights, and on one of New York City’s most charming, and hidden streets, this two-bedroom, turn-key townhouse at 16 Sylvan Terrace is now on the market for $1.7 million. Part of the Jumel Terrace Historic District, the three-story townhouse is a confluence […]


Karim Rashid’s Modular Washington Heights Rental Debuts New Look | Curbed NY

Karim Rashid's Modular Washington Heights Rental Debuts New Look | Curbed NY

By Tanay Warerkar Construction is now underway on a modular building designed by Karim Rashid that’s set to rise in Washington Heights. Located at 655 West 187th Street, the project is being developed by HAP Investment Developers, who recently unveiled a new rendering for the project, Buzz Buzz Home reports. The eight-story building, which is […]


VIDEO: New York’s craziest new building is nearing completion | The Real Deal

VIDEO: New York’s craziest new building is nearing completion | The Real Deal

By Alistair Gardiner Construction is nearly finished on New York’s zaniest new building. Columbia University Medical College’s new Graduate and Education Building in Washington Heights has been the subject of much discussion since renderings by architecture firm Diller Scofidio + Renfro surfaced four years ago. Read more: VIDEO: New York’s craziest new building is nearing […]


Inwood offers beautiful parks, plenty of history in Manhattan | am New York

Inwood offers beautiful parks, plenty of history in Manhattan | am New York

By Patrick McGovern With its copious parkland, history and waterfront, Inwood offers residents a respite from the rest of the city. Located on the northern tip of Manhattan, the neighborhood features a forest with glacial caves once used by Native Americans, at Inwood Hill Park on its western edge by the Hudson River. A 20-minute […]


Jumel Terrace: A neighborhood with a connection to Hamilton—the man and the musical | Brick Underground

Jumel Terrace: A neighborhood with a connection to Hamilton—the man and the musical | Brick Underground

By Marjorie Cohen The Jumel Terrace Historic District is one the most interesting neighborhoods in upper Manhattan, and it happens to be full of history. That’s probably why Lin-Manuel Miranda chose the Morris-Jumel Mansion (for which the area is named) as a setting in which to write parts of his hit musical. That’s right, Tony-darling Miranda wrote two of his […]


The End of Black Harlem | NY Times

The End of Black Harlem | NY Times

Newcomers say gentrification is about wealth, not race. But that’s a distinction without a difference. By MICHAEL HENRY ADAMS I HAVE lived in Harlem for half my life — 30 years. I have seen it in all its complexities: a cultural nexus of black America, the landing place for Senegalese immigrants and Southern transplants, a […]


First project under city’s new housing policy prompts unease in community | Politico

First project under city's new housing policy prompts unease in community | Politico

By Sally Goldenberg Two months after the city instituted a new policy, mandatory inclusionary zoning, to expand its stock of below-market-rate apartments, a street corner in the Upper Manhattan neighborhood of Inwood is poised to undergo dramatic change in what would be the first project to utilize the program. The process has been a challenge […]


Revealed: Hudson Heights Townhouses at 203-207 Cabrini Boulevard | NY YIMBY

Revealed: Hudson Heights Townhouses at 203-207 Cabrini Boulevard | NY YIMBY

By: Rebecca Baird-Remba New construction rarely arrives in Hudson Heights, the idyllic, northwestern section of Washington Heights that borders Fort Tryon Park and Inwood. But today, YIMBY has a look at three attached townhouses headed for 203-207 Cabrini Boulevard, on a lot overlooking the Hudson River and Fort Washington Park. Each 22-foot-wide single-family home will […]

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