Uptown Real Estate

Quaint townhouse on Manhattan’s secluded Sylvan Terrace seeks $1.625M | Curbed NY

Quaint townhouse on Manhattan’s secluded Sylvan Terrace seeks $1.625M | Curbed NY

By Amy Plitt It wasn’t so long ago that this picture-perfect townhouse, located on one of Manhattan’s quaintest hidden streets (that would be Sylvan Terrace, up in Washington Heights), appeared on the market with a $1.7 million price tag. But in the six months or so since then, the late-19th-century house has gotten a couple […]


Large mixed-use development slated for city-owned block in East Harlem | Politico

Large mixed-use development slated for city-owned block in East Harlem | Politico

By SALLY GOLDENBERG As East Harlem prepares to undergo a sweeping rezoning that would dramatically alter its landscape, a block-long site that is home to four community gardens is slated to become a 751,000-square-foot, mixed-use development. Mayor Bill de Blasio’s administration has selected Jonathan Rose Companies, a prolific developer of rent-regulated housing, to construct 655 […]


“It’s not safe here” | Manhattan Times

“It’s not safe here” | Manhattan Times

Tenants fight back against dangerous living conditions Story and photos by Gregg McQueen Noel Romero feels uneasy in his own home. The Inwood resident, who lives at 3852 Tenth Avenue, is one of numerous tenants at the building who were sickened by gas fumes from a faulty boiler on January 7. Romero, his wife Alicia, […]


Uptown Tonight: Inwood Tenant Forum

Uptown Tonight: Inwood Tenant Forum

Inwood Tenant Forum Mon, January 23, 2017 @ 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM  I S 52 Junior High School 650 Academy Street A portfolio of Inwood building have been recently sold. It is extremely important that tenants know their rights during such changes of ownership. Manhattan Borough President Gale Brewer has convened an Inwood Tenant […]


In wake of failed Inwood rezoning, city returns with new affordable housing pitch | The Real Deal

In wake of failed Inwood rezoning, city returns with new affordable housing pitch | The Real Deal

By Will Parker De Blasio administration wants to bring “100% affordable” apartments to the site of a library It was less than six months ago that Mayor Bill De Blasio lost a pivotal battle to rezone and redevelop a corner lot in Inwood into a residential tower with market-rate and affordable housing. But now his […]


Video: Inside The Harlem Home of Neil Patrick Harris

Last year, actor Neil Patrick Harris and husband David Burtka invited Architectural Digest to their absolutely stunning Harlem townhouse. This time around, Vogue takes us on a tour of the place while submitting Harris to some of the most random questions ever. We think the best part of the video, besides getting a glimpse of the magnificent […]


Novelist Puts Washington Heights Apartment On The Market For $1.3 Million

Novelist Puts Washington Heights Apartment On The Market For $1.3 Million

BY Led Black (@Led_Black) Who knew that the former editor of Russian GQ magazine had a crib Uptown? Novelist Michael Idov, who is based in Berlin, has put his swank pied-à-terre in the stately edifice at 790 Riverside Drive on the market for a cool $1.3 million, according to the New York Post. Located in […]


Exclusive: Port Authority mum as George Washington Bridge bus terminal renovation blows December deadline | Metro US

Exclusive: Port Authority mum as George Washington Bridge bus terminal renovation blows December deadline | Metro US

BY Amanda Mikelberg Riders and retailers feel misled as construction extended at least four more months. The $183 million renovation of the George Washington Bridge bus terminal in Upper Manhattan, which began eight years ago, will not be completed by its December 2016 target, according to developers. Lawmakers and locals are stunned by the problematic […]


Huge East Harlem development will have 400 affordable apartments | Curbed NY

Huge East Harlem development will have 400 affordable apartments | Curbed NY

The entire development will be fully affordable by Tanay Warerkar In October it was revealed that L+M Development Partners along with Tahl Propp Equities were planning a massive, fully-affordable residential project that would span an entire city block in East Harlem. On Tuesday, the 400-unit project was approved by the City Council, signaling its successful […]


12/11/2016: Everything You Ever Wanted To Know About The Pumpkin House

12/11/2016: Everything You Ever Wanted To Know About The Pumpkin House

Ever Want to Find Out About the PUMPKIN HOUSE?  Here’s your CHANCE! December 11, 2016 3 to 5 pm Community Room – Castle Village 110 Cabrini Blvd. North of the George Washington Bridge, on a steep precipice above the West Side Highway rises the Pumpkin House, so-called because of its eerie appearance when viewed from […]


Dueling Protests at Meeting on East Harlem Rezoning | City Limits

Dueling Protests at Meeting on East Harlem Rezoning | City Limits

By Abigail Savitch-Lew At a packed meeting on the mayor’s rezoning plan for East Harlem last night, members of Community Voices Heard marched out to the street and held a rally, while members of El Barrio Unite refused to allow the city’s presentation to continue, with both groups expressing concern that the mayor’s housing plan […]


Ticked off on Thayer | Manhattan Times

Ticked off on Thayer | Manhattan Times

Story and photos by Gregg McQueen He’s a “bad apple.” The landlord of 78-86 Thayer Street in Inwood is driving his rent regulated tenants out of the property and has kept over 30 apartments vacant, according to residents and elected officials. City Councilmember Ydanis Rodríguez and State Senator Adriano Espaillat joined Democratic nominee for State […]


Can Affordable Housing Activists Save New York? | The American Prospect

Can Affordable Housing Activists Save New York? | The American Prospect

BY Rebecca Nathanson In the working-class Manhattan neighborhood of Inwood, community organizers who beat back plans for a high-rise luxury apartment building are taking their affordable housing campaign city-wide. Joe Vazquez was leaving mass at Our Lady Queen of Martyrs church one Sunday in June when a stranger handed him a flyer for a community […]


Read This Inwood Man’s Blistering Response To Neighbor’s ‘Mind Your Manners’ Note | Gothamist

Read This Inwood Man's Blistering Response To Neighbor's 'Mind Your Manners' Note | Gothamist

by Gaby Del Valle Noise disputes are not news in NYC, but every once in a while an angry tiff between neighbors catches fire in the wider world of social media, especially when the situation inflames tensions over race and gentrification. An Inwood man’s impassioned letter responding to his neighbor’s noise complaint has done just […]


Finding Washington Heights | NY Times

Finding Washington Heights | NY Times

Domestic Lives By DOMINIQUE BROWNING The first time I climbed out of the subway stop at Broadway and 157th Street in Washington Heights, I thought I had stepped back in time — and wound up in Paris. I didn’t notice littered sidewalks, graffiti or boarded-up shop fronts. I saw the graceful oversize arches of Beaux-Arts […]


Writers to turn Langston Hughes’ Harlem home into cultural center after successful fundraising campaign | NY Daily News

Writers to turn Langston Hughes' Harlem home into cultural center after successful fundraising campaign | NY Daily News

BY Christopher Brennan The former home of Harlem Renaissance writer Langston Hughes will be reborn as an arts center after a writers collective successfully raised money to rent it. A brownstone on 127th St. where he lived for 20 years in the 1920s and 30s has stood vacant for years, but has fallen into disrepair […]


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 […]

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