Posts Tagged ‘Brownstones’

Holding Out in Harlem, but Not Holding a Grudge | NY Times

Holding Out in Harlem, but Not Holding a Grudge | NY Times

The Appraisal By MATT A.V. CHABAN The blog post should have been the least of Tracy Butler’s worries, what with the demolition and excavation work going on on three sides of her family’s 129-year-old brownstone on West 123rd Street. Yet four months later, it still bemused her. The Dec. 15 entry on the real-estate website […]


Much to Save in Harlem, but Historic Preservation Lags, a Critic Says | NY Times

Much to Save in Harlem, but Historic Preservation Lags, a Critic Says | NY Times

The Appraisal By MATT A.V. CHABAN It is hard to go almost anywhere in Harlem with Michael Henry Adams, at least not in a hurry. Every block offers a moment of contemplation, every corner a revelation, every step an interruption. “I love you, my brother,” a man walking his dog told Mr. Adams as they […]


Hamilton Heights: Harlem Enclave With River Views | NY Times

Hamilton Heights: Harlem Enclave With River Views | NY Times

By JULIE BESONEN The number of rescue dogs that Barry Katz crosses paths with in Hamilton Heights, a section of West Harlem, tells him something about his neighborhood. “At this point, it’s not a wealthy area,” he said. “People love their pets but can’t afford to pay thousands of dollars for them.” Bugsy, his walleyed, […]


Maya Angelou’s Harlem Home for Sale | NY Times

Maya Angelou’s Harlem Home for Sale | NY Times

By VIVIAN MARINO The century-old Harlem brownstone that served as the New York home of the memoirist, poet and civil rights activist Maya Angelou for almost a decade, and where she entertained scores of friends like Oprah Winfrey and Cicely Tyson with dance parties and competitive Boggle games and whipped up her signature smothered chicken, […]


A Harlem Brownstone Is Renovated to Make Room for Tea |NY Times

A Harlem Brownstone Is Renovated to Make Room for Tea |NY Times

By ELAINE LOUIE It all started with a cup of chai. Or the desire for one, at least. Three years ago this month, Anita Trehan was walking along Water Street, in the financial district, when she had a craving for “a nice cup of chai,” she said. But Ms. Trehan is from India, and she […]

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