A repair crew was en route to investigate a complaint of gas odor when the two five-story, one-hundred-year-old buildings in East Harlem exploded, killing seven with eight still missing as of press time. Leaking cast iron pipelines may be to blame.
Mar 14, 2014 WNYC
Hampton Court, a luxury apartment bldg in Manhattan, had two challenges to overcome in attracting tenants - being located in East Harlem and its distance from the Lexington Ave. subway line. An 'amenity' - a shuttle to the subway - proved the answer.
Jan 9, 2013 The New York Times - Real Estate
Arch527, a coalition of African-American architects from Harlem with an impressive portfolio, says Columbia University is failing to include them in its $6.3 billion campus expansion into West Harlem, in violation of a community benefits agreement.
Dec 24, 2012 DNAinfo.com
Neglected for decades, a group of tenement buildings in New York City are set to be renovated to provide a new source of affordable housing.
Aug 31, 2011 The New York Observer
An influx of chain stores and new development in Harlem has many residents worried about retaining the historical character of the nation's so-called "African American 'Main-Street.'" Not everybody minds the changes though.
Dec 14, 2010 The Columbia Daily Spectator
Seeking to replicate the success of the High Line linear park in New York City, some are suggesting the creation of a linear small business market beneath a segment of Metro tracks in Harlem.
Aug 2, 2010 Crain's Business New York
Once the Capital of Black America, Harlem is undergoing a population shift that is taking blacks out of the majority.
Jan 7, 2010 The New York Times
Controversy surrounded the 125th St. Rezoning, which locals thought would cause rampant gentrification. One year later, little has changed.
Sep 16, 2009 City Limits
A powerful Harlem church that has expanded its reach into local real estate development is coming under fire from locals who say their projects are damaging Harlem's small-town character and encouraging gentrification.
Aug 19, 2008 The New York Times
<p>Harlem is undergoing a rapid change in terms of demographics and income levels. One real estate broker is at the front of driving this change, and many in the neighborhood are not happy about it. But is this change avoidable?</p>
Jul 11, 2008 New York Magazine