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Artists and community members seek to preserve the culture and identity of Harlem amid the growing popularity and expense of housing in their community and all over New York.
Next City
August 9, 2016, 10am PDT
The area could lose up to 500 units of affordable housing every year for the next 30 years if the city doesn't extend existing protections.
Regional Plan Association
June 25, 2015, 1pm PDT
It might come as a surprise, but Harlem is the neighborhood with the biggest increase in rents since 2002—a stunning 90 percent increase according to recent analysis.
September 16, 2014, 9am PDT
Henry Louis Gates Jr. of Harvard University and The Root tells of the Virginia outpost that helped inspire the artists of the Harlem Renaissance of the 1920s.
The Root
March 14, 2014, 6am PDT
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.
January 9, 2013, 8am PST
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.
The New York Times - Real Estate
December 24, 2012, 9am PST
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.
August 31, 2011, 6am PDT
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.
The New York Observer
December 14, 2010, 6am PST
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.
The Columbia Daily Spectator
August 2, 2010, 12pm PDT
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.
Crain's Business New York
January 7, 2010, 6am PST
Once the Capital of Black America, Harlem is undergoing a population shift that is taking blacks out of the majority.
The New York Times
September 16, 2009, 1pm PDT
Controversy surrounded the 125th St. Rezoning, which locals thought would cause rampant gentrification. One year later, little has changed.
City Limits
August 19, 2008, 5am PDT
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.
The New York Times
July 11, 2008, 6am PDT
<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>
New York Magazine
June 16, 2008, 8am PDT
<p>From Home Depot to high-rise office buildings, Harlem's upward trend is producing "root shock," causing some residents to believe it is only a matter of time before they are displaced.</p>
The New York Times
May 3, 2008, 7am PDT
<p>A new 85-unit apartment building in Harlem shows that affordable housing and green building practices can go hand in hand.</p>
April 2, 2008, 8am PDT
<p>A arcane provision in the New York City Charter that increases the threshold for a zoning change approval to a three-fourths vote of the city council may help opponents defeat a proposed rezoning of 125th Street in Harlem.</p>
The New York Times
March 17, 2008, 11am PDT
<p>New York City officials hope that a recently approved rezoning for Harlem will revive the neighborhood.</p>
The Economist
February 28, 2008, 12pm PST
<p>Business leaders in New York have proposed declaring Harlem's 125th Street as historic zone in an effort to stop gentrification in the area.</p>
The New York Times