Harlan Pruden and his partner were surprised when their monthly rent bill had an extra $10 charge. They ignored it for the first few months, and then finally decided to pay it when they saw the charges adding up.
A delicate fan, a crystal perfume bottle, an ornate clock. These handful of personal items are a small window into the 18th century life of Eliza Jumel, one-time owner of the Morris-Jumel Mansion on W. 162nd Street and Edgecombe Avenue.
The Food Palace is a unique place. The shelves are stocked with items from all over Europe and beyond. There’s cheese from Paris, buckwheat from Levonia, kosher bread from Israel. The refrigerated cases house a sizable selection of homemade Eastern European meals, sides and desserts. Labels with Cyrillic writing abound.
The old Seaman-Drake Arch has seen better days. The arch, located at 5065 Broadway, was constructed in the 1800s out of locally-mined Inwood marble. For years it was the gateway to the Seaman and Drake Estates back when Inwood was mostly homes for the wealthy. Today, less grand than when it stood at the edge of a manicured property, the historic structure and its modern attachment is still for rent.
The winter of 2009 was the worst season Inwood Real Estate Agent Andrew Shell has had 11 years in business. Expecting more of the same, this year he took a long vacation to wait out the typically dead winter market.
It seems too fancy for locker rooms. Maybe an art gallery or museum, but not sweaty college kids and gym socks. At a March 23 open house Columbia University showed the community what its new building on the corner of W. 218th Street and Broadway might look like.
Living in the penthouse of 689 Ft. Washington Ave. is all about the views. The two-bedroom, one-bath co-op apartment has views out of every window, an all glass sun room and a private 1,000-square-foot terrace.
Imagine a warm summer day in Inwood, walking between micro-parks along an esplanade next to the Harlem River. Helado vendors sell their frozen treats while kayakers paddle by. A tug steams south towards the harbor. Circle Line passengers wave as their tour heads north preparing to round the top of Manhattan.
In just two weeks of open houses, four offers have been made on the new condominiums on Bennett Avenue near W. 190th Street. The building, called Bennett212, is still under construction, but a model apartment is finished to give potential buyers an idea of what to expect, said real estate agent Sandy Edry of Citi-Habitats.
R-2. As of right. R-7. These cryptic words are part of a language that shapes the city – namely zoning – the basis of urban planning. Here’s an example from architect Wayne Benjamin, the chair of Community Board 12’s Land Use Committee: “When you look at CB12 it’s a large mass of R-72 and R-8.”
How much would you pay for a broker to help you rent an apartment? At One Month Fee, the nearly year-old agency located in the Inwood Center at 5030 Broadway, the only question about the fee is whether you or the landlord will have to pay it.
Northern Manhattan’s building boom was never much more than a pop when compared to the rest of the city. But there are several projects in various states of development, or stalled altogether, that will bring new office, commercial and residential spaces to Northern Manhattan.
The official name of NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital’s new 120,000-square-foot, $250 million building is the Vivian and Seymour Milstein Family Heart Center, but the staff are already calling it “The Heart.”