There's an interesting take on the hot topic that is Harlem brownstone preservation and neighborhood gentrification over at the New York Inquirer. The story deals with a building on 128th Street and Fifth Avenue, calling work on the buildling "meticulously reconfigured, stylized, and modernized." According to the story the renovator is:
one of many who would like to see Harlem become a place more like the East Village, a neighborhood that is safer and more inviting, but doesn’t lose its “gritty, urban feel.” He would like to have more dining options than the corner bodega.Food for thought.
· Resurrection of a Harlem Brownstone [New York Inquirer]