Posts Tagged ‘Striver’s Row’

Images of Old-School Harlem, Rapidly Vanishing | NY Times

Images of Old-School Harlem, Rapidly Vanishing | NY Times

By JOHN LELAND Is Harlem coming or going? Evolving into its next iteration or disappearing under the onslaught of change? It depends on whom you ask. For the photographer David Vades Joseph, who grew up in the neighborhood’s Hamilton Heights section, Harlem is an idea that is vanishing daily. “Certain mom and pop stores that […]


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 […]


How Harlem Has Changed | NY Times

How Harlem Has Changed | NY Times

By JOHN LELAND Albert Vecerka first came to Harlem in 1993 to study architecture at the City College of New York, and he quickly learned two things. The first was that he was more interested in photographing buildings than in designing them. The second was that the neighborhood around him provided a story that could […]


Architectural Digest Takes You Inside Neil Patrick Harris & David Burtka’s Stunning Harlem Townhouse

Architectural Digest Takes You Inside Neil Patrick Harris & David Burtka’s Stunning Harlem Townhouse

The latest issue of AD gives you an inside look at the fully renovated five-story, late-19th-century Harlem townhouse of the power couple. Neil Patrick Harris and David Burtka spent a year revamping the home that will also do triple duty as Harris’s production-company offices as well as a screening room. via: Neil Patrick Harris and […]


In New York City, Harlem’s 125th Street Picks Up Momentum | WSJ

In New York City, Harlem’s 125th Street Picks Up Momentum | WSJ

By Keiko Morris The pace of transformation of Harlem’s 125th Street is picking up speed, attracting developers and retailers who want to be part of the thoroughfare’s ascent. Earlier this month, developer Greystone & Co. paid $11.5 million through a bankruptcy auction to buy a group of lots facing East 125th Street and a parcel […]


Flower Man of Harlem Recaptures His Corner | NY Times

Flower Man of Harlem Recaptures His Corner | NY Times

By NIKITA STEWART Sonny Gibbs is back on his corner. Nearly five months after New York officials forced Mr. Gibbs from his spot on the edge of a Harlem playground because he did not have a vending permit, the city has welcomed him back this month, allowing him to sell flowers on the sidewalk where […]


After 90 Years, a Harlem Church Vows to Endure Amid Relentless Change | NY Times

After 90 Years, a Harlem Church Vows to Endure Amid Relentless Change | NY Times

By DAVID W. DUNLAP When the Ephesus Seventh-day Adventist Church in Harlem restored the tip of its steeple eight years ago, leaders of the predominantly African-American congregation saw it as a “beacon of hope and love for the community.” It is still that. But as Ephesus prepares to celebrate its 90th anniversary this month, the […]


Change Comes to Striver’s Row, Historic Enclave for African-American Elite | WSJ

Change Comes to Striver's Row, Historic Enclave for African-American Elite | WSJ

By Josh Barbanel Striver’s Row is facing an identity crisis. Last week, an 1891 house sold for almost $2.89 million, a record price for the Harlem neighborhood that left some older Strivers worried something neighborly was being lost as affluent buyers bid up prices. “After a point, only certain wealthy people can afford to move […]

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