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Articles about "Harlem Apartments"

  • Harlem Hospital Murals to Take Center Stage By Liam Delaney | September 17, 2012

    There is a new art project revving up in Harlem. Murals that were commissioned by the Works Progress Administration in 1936 for Harlem Hospital are being restored for the new patient building, known as The Mural Pavillion. Back in the day, the WPA’s Federal Art Project, created in 1935 to employ artists, commissioned over 500 murals to adorn New York’s Public Hospitals. Harlem Hospital’s murals in particular were the first major commission awarded to African-Americans by the federal government.

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  • Harlem's Victoria Theater Gets a Second Chance By Stephanie Spencer | July 20, 2012

    After years of neglect, state officials have finalized a project that will completely restore Harlem’s Victoria Theater, providing residents with affordable housing and additional jobs for the neighborhood. Gov. Cuomo’s Empire State Development Corp, who unanimously voted to approve the $143 million construction project on Wednesday, will turn the once abandoned theater into a haven for creative types and families, creating a non-profit art complex called the Theater of Harlem. Developers also plan on installing complexes that will be included in the glass encased, 26-story building such as the Apollo Theater Foundation and the Harlem Arts Alliance. In an attempt to restore a communal appeal to Victoria Theater, a 5,000 square ballroom will be installed in the hotel, allowing much of the original architecture such as the grand stairway, gilded chandeliers, and marquee to remain. The second tower will house brand new apartment condominiums that will be cost-friendly to New York City residents looking to live in Harlem.

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  • The Euro-Crisis: A Blessing and Curse for Manhattan Real Estate By Andrea Garcia-Vargas | June 27, 2012

    The headlines about the economic crisis across the pond seem to be getting more ominous every day. Experts left and right are weighing in at every second to analyze how many rescue loans Spain needs, what the new Greek finance minister is going to do about the country having to wait five years to sell its bonds, how to boot 12 European countries out of recession, and whether or not the Euro is about to meet an untimely death. Even more people are starting to voice what they think this means for the world economy and the U.S. economy. Many think that it will spell out bad news for the red white and blue, while others say we have taken the right steps to safeguard ourselves. But that’s an opinion about the general economy. What does this mean for our real estate industry—in particular, Manhattan’s?

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  • Harlem Wants to Honor Their Buildings By Making Them Landmarks By Stephanie Spencer | May 29, 2012

    Enveloped in rich history and classic architecture, Harlem has recently caught the eye of Manhattan residents who see the area as steadily improving. Shut down factories and old public schools have been quickly converted to lofts and condominiums, turning Harlem into a more family oriented neighborhood than before. While this positive attention has financially benefited Harlem, locals don’t want anyone to forget about the landmarks that have uniquely characterized the neighborhood. Community Board 10 has submitted a plan to help “preserve the integrity and history of Harlem by increasing its landmark designations.” Betty Dubuisson, CB 10 Landmarks Chair, told NY1 that they strive to enlighten those to the significant history in Harlem, giving 100-year-old buildings the attention they deserve. "We are very under-represented when it comes to landmark and historic districts,” said Dubuisson. “Harlem, by comparison, we are at 3.6 percent of our buildings are historically landmarked, whereas Manhattan in general is 10.6 percent and the Upper West Side is 26 percent.”

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