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Local Info in Harlem : Real Estate Advice

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Mon May 18, 2015
Laredo Regular answered:
There is 2/3 train line that runs along Lenox Ave. There is A,B,C, D trains that run along St. Nicholas Ave and the 4,5,6 trains that run along Lexington Ave. Harlem is composed of at least 5 different neighborhoods with various characteristics like any other neighborhood in New York City. ... more
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Thu Feb 26, 2015
Steve Riddle answered:
this is the most common bait question on trulia. please consult Comstat.
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Sat Apr 12, 2014
Danny Davila answered:
Hola, porfavor dame mas informacion sobre lo que qiere. Quando tiene que mudarse y que es lo maximo que puede pagar para un studio apartamento en Harlem.

Puede contactarme por email o por telefono. ... more
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Wed Feb 12, 2014
Nardeen Billan answered:
Interesting question. Depends on how bad traffic is, if there happens to be exceptional grid lock.

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56.3 mi, 1 hour 6 mins In current traffic: 1 hour 8 mins
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Wed Feb 12, 2014
Nardeen Billan answered:
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Mon Jul 1, 2013
Anna M Brocco answered:
When it comes to any safety/crime related issues, it's always best to contact the local police department with all your questions, hear all there is to hear firsthand. If unfamiliar with the area(s) do revisit more than once and at different times of day, possibly chat with locals/neighbors. Real estate professionals are prohibited from steering, enticing a buyer to purchase/rent, or not, in specific neighborhoods.…
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Wed May 1, 2013
Brandon Carter answered:
Harlem is definitely changing, contact the local precinct in that area to find out the crime stats and trends, also as the previous agents mentioned its always best to visit the neighborhood at different times of the day as well as weekends vs weekdays to get a feel of the neighborhood. ... more
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Sat Nov 24, 2012
Christopher Pagli answered:
Hi, you can visit,, and for in-depth school info and reports.

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Mon Oct 1, 2012
Semerun answered:
Got to love the broker community! While they are not allowed to answer this question due to Fair Housing laws- you don't need 4 different brokers to respond with the exact same answer. As I am not a professional in the real estate community and have lived in the neighborhood for a number of years, I can give you a more direct answer. I am providing you a link to the 30th Precinct which covers Hamilton Heights (3609 Broadway is within the Hamilton Heights section of Harlem). 3609 Broadway is a recent HDFC conversation- and while I have not looked at the interior- UHAB did a terrific job of cleaning the exterior of the building. This section of Hamilton Heights is seeing the most rapid retail improvements- with the recent addition of The Chipped Cup (coffee shop), Harlem Public (gastropub)- which just officially opened a week or so ago, and Tonali (the only Italian restaurant in the neighborhood). One block south of 3609 - you will see a block of retail that is largely vacant- once the 99 cent store's lease is up you will see a new building go up. This property is owned by Columbia University and they will be building a new co-op for the displaced residents from the campus expansion zone in the upper 120's/lower 130's with retail on the ground floor.

Generally speaking the neighborhood has better crime stats than neighborhoods that are generally regarded as far more upscale. That said- snatch and grab crimes (mostly smart phone related) are on the rise, but this is also a general trend across the entire city.
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Mon Oct 1, 2012
Christine Gordon answered:
As Real Estate professionals since we're unable to give our customers advice about the safety of a particular neighborhood, I always suggest to my clients that they should visit areas they're interested in during the times of day/night that they would normally be travelling to/from home if they actually lived there. Male or Female, you should always be alert & use precaution no matter where you are in the city. Here are some crime prevention tips that may be helpful for you:

Looking forward,

Christine Gordon
Licensed Real Estate Salesperson
Cell: 917.881.2924
Fax: 347.328.9352
Apartment updates available at
"Home is where the heart is."
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Sat Oct 22, 2011
Joseph Runfola answered:
Hello Roxy, FYI there is no 29th Precinct. The location you inquired about is protected by the 25th Precinct (212-860-6511), here are the latest crime statistics from which you can base your own opinions; ... more
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Mon Oct 10, 2011
Jim Paulson answered:
Historical values are easily provided; however, I would put very little merit to value projections. You need to analyze each property as being unique and consider supply and demand curves for that type of property specifically.

Best of luck from Boise!

Jim Paulson, CRS, GRI, EPRO, SFR
Owner/Broker - Progressive Realty Corporation
Designated Broker - License # DB-17066
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Wed Mar 24, 2010
MAP1922 answered:
There has been much discussion and debate about the proposed expansion and Columbia's plans were somewhat blocked recently. In December 2009 (first link below) the proposed expansion was to include "redeveloping 17-acres in a neighborhood called Manhattanville from W. 125th to W. 133rd (between Broadway and 12th Avenue) just north of Columbia's existing 36-acre campus."
December 3, 2009, The New York Times reported:
"In a 3-to-2 decision, the Appellate Division of the State Supreme Court annulled the state’s 2008 decision to take property for the expansion project [pdf], saying that its condemnation procedure was unconstitutional.
Columbia embarked on its first major expansion in 75 years in 2003, saying it had outgrown its cramped Morningside Heights campus. It planned to replace the low-scale industrial buildings north of 125th Street with school buildings, laboratories, restaurants, a jazz club and tree-lined streets.
The court’s decision is not fatal to to its expansion plan. It already owns or controls 91 percent of the 17-acres–61 of 67 buildings–in the project area. It can simply build around the other property owners, or come to some sort of agreement. But the state and the university had always sought the entire site.
It bought most of the land between 125th Street and 133rd Street, between Broadway and Riverside Drive. But the university failed to work out a deal with Nicholas Sprayregen, who owned four Tuck-it-Away Self Storage buildings in the area, and the owners of two gas stations...."
I hope this helps.
Best wishes,
Michele Peters, Esq.
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