Harlem has, in past decades, been a hip and "in" place to call home. Just ask former President Bill Clinton whose office is on 125th St. The area has become up and coming for a while; part of the allure is that it is so close to the heart of Manhattan where everything happens. The area is also known for its Jazz clubs, many churches, it's diverse and international food, Harlem Gospel Walking Tours, and the movie If Beale Street Could Talk was filmed in Harlem. Now, you can find attainable Harlem condominiums at 2600 Adam Clayton Powell Jr. Blvd. It's an attractive site right near the 148th St. Subway and tennis courts, proving Harlem is still in high demand. Perfect for families as the 7-story development is right near schools and playgrounds, restaurants and more. The building is just one block from the Harlem River, and close to Jackie Robinson Park which features ten blocks of green space open to the public. The building began sales last fall, and currently several apartments begin at $556k for one-bedrooms and $948k for two-bedrooms. The development features 103 units boasting open layouts, hardwood floors, individual climate control and spa bathrooms. High end kitchens feature Caesarstone countertops, deep sink with designer faucet, and large stainless steel appliances. Some apartments maintain private balconies, over looking the greenery of the area. Amenities include a landscaped courtyard with waterfall, a resident's lounge with terrace, a fitness room, and a landscaped roof deck. In-building parking is offered for an additional fee. The building also features a 14,000 s/f healthcare facility at its base. The developer is Truss Development with architecture by Lin & Associates. Apartments average roughly 775 s/f and 2600 Adam Clayton Powell Blvd. sports 79,829 s/f of residential living space. The upper Harlem complex is creating a vibrant new look in the area's changing real estate climate.
Matthew O’Shaughnessy is a contributing author, New Rochelle, N.Y.