Harlem, Sweet Harlem! The Renaissance has come a full circle. We all remember the good days of Harlem, whether through passed down history, Ancestral stories, or if your’re lucky enough, you witnessed and experienced the Jazz, Food, and Nightlife that is Harlem.
Once the home to many of Americas storied Black playwrights, actors, actresses, authors, athletes and entertainers, as the decades passed, Harlem became an eyesore of disrepair and neglect. Serving as home base to some of NYC’s most famous Mansions and Brownstones, once inhabited by some of the most prominent Americans in history, including Presidents.
The 1980’s hit the community hard, with the “CrackYears”, as cocaine addiction created crack addicts, destroyed generations of families and property owners, and started a vortex of deviant activities, which led to homelessness, closed and lost businesses,with abandoned and destroyed properties, on every block. All together, the perfect storm of depreciation and negative equity.
Fast forward to the 2000’s, and Harlem is indeed jumping again. The influx of Gentrifiers and Gentrification has propelled the property values into the stratosphere, that is parallel with all other Real Estate in Manhattan.
From the new construction everywhere, Big Box Stores, Starbucks, Whole Foods, Red Lobster, and others, all occupy and compete for action on the new corridor on Lenox Avenue,between 125th and 128th Streets, and crosstown from Madison Avenue to Frederick Douglass Boulevard, which is now known as Uptown Restaurant Row.
Joining the ranks with the stars of Old Harlem, like Sylvia’s, you now have The Cecil, Red Rooster, Harlem Shake, Lenox Saphire, Cove, Corner Social, and many other coffee shops, sidewalk cafes, and pastry shops to go along with the new faces, attitudes, and cultures. Even the World Renowned Jazz Club, Mintons, has been restored to its luxurious past. Once a mostly Black enclave for decades, Harlem is now, truly a glorious mosaic, occupied by all races of people.
For those of you that are seeking to capitalize on these new investment opportunities, now is the time to Buy or Sell a Condo or Brownstone in Harlem.
I myself, grew up in Harlem, in the Sugar Hill neighborhood, so who better than a Native Son, with ground roots expertise, in Harlem, to show, tell, and sell you and family on the benefits and values of living and buying a new condominium in this historic community.
Looking to Buy or Sell in Harlem? Call us: