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Harlem Apartment Project Nixed in Favor of Truck Depot

After a proposal for a mixed-use development failed to gain support from a local city councilmember, the developer turned the site into a truck storage depot, prompting concerns over air quality and health impacts.

January 20, 2023 - The New York Times

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Market Rate Condos Could Replace Harlem Towers Proposal

After facing community opposition and a call for more deeply affordable housing units, developers withdrew their proposal for Harlem’s One45, prompting questions about the future of the site.

June 2, 2022 - Patch

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Human Error, Not Crumbling Infrastructure, Caused NYC Subway Derailment

While the New York subway's need for infrastructure investment is well documented, it was an improperly placed rail that caused two subway cars to derail on a southbound A train on Tuesday morning in Harlem.

June 29, 2017 - The New York Times - N.Y. / Region


Harlem Zoning Changes Will Allow for More Density

An additional 3,500 units means more money for land owners and more choices apartment seekers in east Harlem.

June 18, 2017 - Crain's New York Business


The Langston Hughes House and a Gentrifying Harlem

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.

October 18, 2016 - Next City

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One Fourth of East Harlem Housing Set to Lose Affordability

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.

August 9, 2016 - Regional Plan Association

Where Rents Have Increased Most in New York

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.

June 25, 2015 - Gothamist

On the Virginia Outpost of the Harlem Renaissance

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.

September 16, 2014 - The Root

Aging Natural Gas Infrastructure Suspected in Deadly NYC Explosion

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.

March 14, 2014 - WNYC

Private Shuttle is Newest Luxury Amenity for NYC Renters

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.

January 9, 2013 - The New York Times - Real Estate

Is Columbia University Snubbing Harlem Architects?

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.

December 24, 2012 - DNAinfo.com

Renovation Coming to Long-Troubled Harlem Tenements

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.

August 31, 2011 - The New York Observer

Outside Interests Spell Change for Harlem

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.

December 14, 2010 - The Columbia Daily Spectator

The Harlem 'Under-Line'

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.

August 2, 2010 - Crain's Business New York

Black Majority Fades in Harlem

Once the Capital of Black America, Harlem is undergoing a population shift that is taking blacks out of the majority.

January 7, 2010 - The New York Times

Controversial Rezoning in Harlem, A Year Later

Controversy surrounded the 125th St. Rezoning, which locals thought would cause rampant gentrification. One year later, little has changed.

September 16, 2009 - City Limits

Church's Development Arm Under Fire in Harlem

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.

August 19, 2008 - The New York Times

Real Estate Broker Takes Heat in Changing Harlem

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?

July 11, 2008 - New York Magazine

The Gentrification of Harlem

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.

June 16, 2008 - The New York Times

Green Affordable Housing Complex Opens In Harlem

A new 85-unit apartment building in Harlem shows that affordable housing and green building practices can go hand in hand.

May 3, 2008 - Inhabitat

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