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Central Harlem’s new residential development surge, mapped

Get a look at the new rental and condo developments that are taking shape in Central Harlem and Hamilton Heights

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Over the past few years, Harlem has surged as one of New York City’s hotspots. The historically black neighborhood is home to one of the best culinary, art, and music scenes in Manhattan and is highly regarded for its diversity and historical significance. But as with many neighborhoods in New York, things are rapidly changing and new developments are constantly popping up.

When it comes to documenting the new developments on the rise in Harlem, it can be a bit tricky since the neighborhood has several sub-divisions. There is East Harlem, where there is enough change of its own to warrant its own development map (coming soon) and then there is the expansion of Columbia University in Manhattanville, which is drastically shifting the industrial landscape of the neighborhood while also driving out small business and thousands of local residents.

Focusing primarily on Central Harlem, we’ve rounded up some of the new residential developments that are headed to the neighborhood and are set to debut in the near future. If we’ve missed any, drop us a line in the comments below.

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1. Mount Sinai St. Luke's

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1111 Amsterdam Ave
New York, NY 10019
(212) 523-4000
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After selling five of its former hospital buildings to Delshah Capital for $115.5 million back in June 2016, the Mount Sinai St. Luke’s Hospital complex is being converted into a residential development that will consist of 204 rentals and amenity spaces located within a carriage house that is part of the complex. CetraRuddy is helming the conversion and construction is expected to wrap up some time in 2019.

2. 543 West 122nd Street

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543 W 122nd St
New York, NY 10027

Developer Savanna is in the process of constructing the Vandewater, a 32-story condo building with 183 apartments—across from the Morningside Heights Campus for the Jewish Theological Seminary. Apartments will range in size from one- to four-bedrooms and residents will get to enjoy views of the Hudson River, Central Park, and Midtown Manhattan. The 24,000 square feet of amenity space will include a “landscaped motor court,” outdoor dining, a fitness center, and private gardens.

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3. 145 West 110th Street

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145 W 110th St
New York, NY 10026

Last August, permits were filed to construct a 13-story building with 55,634 square feet of residential space on a vacant lot on Central Park North (West 110th Street), between Seventh Avenue and Malcolm X Boulevard. New York YIMBY reported that the Einhorn Development Group is behind that project and has tapped Gluck+Architects for the design. The building will house 36 apartments, which seem likely to become condos, that will average more than 1,500 square feet each.

4. 362 West 125th Street

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362 W 125th St
New York, NY 10027

Developer Haim Nortman is moving forward with plans to replace the former LaGree Baptist Church with a 12-story mixed-use building that will bring 71 apartments to the neighborhood. The building will also include 20,000 square feet of ground-floor retail space, a children’s playroom, bike storage, and outdoor spaces.

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5. 2262 Frederick Douglass Boulevard

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2262 Frederick Douglass Blvd
New York, NY 10027

A 14-unit, mixed-use building on Frederick Douglass Boulevard. According to YIMBY News, files were planned in May 2017 and calls for retail space on the ground floor and rentals that average more than 900 square feet each. The building is being developed by SilverRock Development and Hany Rizkalla Architect is behind the design. Completion is scheduled for December 2018.

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6. 10 Lenox Avenue

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10 Lenox Ave
New York, NY 10026

Yet another church is giving way to residential development. The Second Canaan Baptist Church building on the corner of Lenox Avenue and 11th Street is being replaced by a Issac & Stern Architects-designed building that will rise just eight stories. The building will become home to 27 apartments, and the church will get to occupy the first two floors of the development.

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7. 233 West 125th Street

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233 W 125th St
New York, NY 10027

After more than a decade of planning, Harlem’s Victoria Theater is finally being redeveloped into a mixed-use project that will become home to 191 apartments, a hotel, and a cultural center. The residential and hotel components of the development will be divided between two 26-story towers—one of those will rise above the theater will be the residential portion while the other will accommodate the hotel. Half of the 191 apartments will be affordable and the hotel is set to be a  Renaissance Marriott with 210 rooms. The development will also include parking space for 90 cars. Construction is expected to wrap up in 2019.

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8. 212 West 124th Street

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212 W 124th St
New York, NY 10027

Permits have recently been filed to construct two 12-story buildings along West 124th Street. New York YIMBY reports that Victor Body-Lawson is listed as the architect of record for 212 West 124th Street, and 224 is to be designed by Fischer & Makooi Architects. The two buildings will house a total of 216 apartments and will include 120 parking spaces. No word yet on when completion is anticipated.

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9. 620 West 153rd Street

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620 W 153rd St
New York, NY 10031

After shelling out $22.5 million, developer Anbau is planning to demolish a pair of parking garages on West 153rd Street between Broadway and Riverside Drive, to make way for two buildings that will offer a total of 150 apartments. The project is being designed by DXA Studio and the condo will have prices that start at the $1 million mark.

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10. 320 West 135th Street

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320 W 135th St
New York, NY 10030

Back in 2015, Rafael Santandreu paid the city just $1 to purchase a slim vacant lot across the street from St. Nicholas Park. A nine-story residential building with 17 units, designed by Harlem-based firm AQC Architect, is set to replace it, and will likely be home to affordable housing.

11. 20 West 116th Street

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New York, NY 10026

An 11-story building will rise on top of the Harlem Baptist Temple Church, creating 28 apartments with an average size of around 1,055 square feet. GF55 Partners will design the building and the cellar and first floor will remain home to the church.

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12. 11 West 118th Street

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11 W 118th St
New York, NY 10026

Developer Camber Property Group has teamed up with non-profit Harlem Congregations for Community Improvement to transform an empty lot at 11 West 118th Street into a nine-story building that will offer 136 apartments for seniors. Aufgang Architects were tapped to design the building and it is expected to have units that average around 603 square feet in size, along with a laundry room and bicycle storage as its amenities.

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13. 56 West 125th Street

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56 W 125th St
New York, NY 10027

Developers, the Jay Group, are planning to construct a ground-up, 17-story residential building on West 125th Street, near Malcolm X Boulevard. The project will be one of the tallest buildings in the area and will include 141 apartments averaging over 700 square feet, retail on the ground-floor, parking for 71 bicycles, and recreation spaces for tenants.

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14. 2349 Adam Clayton Powell Jr Blvd

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New York, NY 10030

Local residents joined forced to prevent the historic Harlem Renaissance Ballroom and Casino from heading toward demolition, but in 2015, developers tore down the building after declaring it unsalvageable. An eight-story, 134-condo building dubbed The Rennie is now rising in its place. Apartments will range from studios to three-bedrooms and 20 percent have been set aside for affordable housing.

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15. 58 West 135th Street

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58 W 135th St
New York, NY 10037

The Metropolitan African Methodist Episcopal Church at 58 West 135th Street has been around for more than 100 years, but after struggling to keep up with maintenance costs, the building is slated to be demolished to make way for a 30,000-square-foot residential building. Property owners cut a $10.2 million deal with billionaire Moujan Vahdat, who runs Elmo Realty and Empire Development Fund. At this point, it is unclear how many apartments the building will offer, whether they will be condos or rentals, or if there will be any affordable units set aside.

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16. 2600 Adam Clayton Powell Jr Blvd

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New York, NY 10039

In 2016, Truss Development announced plans to construct a seven-story building on Adam Clayton Powell Jr. Boulevard, just a block away from the Harlem River by 150th Street. The Lin & Associates-designed building will be comprised of 103 condos that will average about 775 square feet of space. The building will also expected to include a 14,117 square foot health care facility on the ground floor, a 51-car garage, a backyard, and recreation spaces on the first three floors. The building is expected to be complete sometime in 2019.

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1. Mount Sinai St. Luke's

1111 Amsterdam Ave, New York, NY 10019

After selling five of its former hospital buildings to Delshah Capital for $115.5 million back in June 2016, the Mount Sinai St. Luke’s Hospital complex is being converted into a residential development that will consist of 204 rentals and amenity spaces located within a carriage house that is part of the complex. CetraRuddy is helming the conversion and construction is expected to wrap up some time in 2019.

1111 Amsterdam Ave
New York, NY 10019

2. 543 West 122nd Street

543 W 122nd St, New York, NY 10027
Binyan Studios

Developer Savanna is in the process of constructing the Vandewater, a 32-story condo building with 183 apartments—across from the Morningside Heights Campus for the Jewish Theological Seminary. Apartments will range in size from one- to four-bedrooms and residents will get to enjoy views of the Hudson River, Central Park, and Midtown Manhattan. The 24,000 square feet of amenity space will include a “landscaped motor court,” outdoor dining, a fitness center, and private gardens.

543 W 122nd St
New York, NY 10027

3. 145 West 110th Street

145 W 110th St, New York, NY 10026

Last August, permits were filed to construct a 13-story building with 55,634 square feet of residential space on a vacant lot on Central Park North (West 110th Street), between Seventh Avenue and Malcolm X Boulevard. New York YIMBY reported that the Einhorn Development Group is behind that project and has tapped Gluck+Architects for the design. The building will house 36 apartments, which seem likely to become condos, that will average more than 1,500 square feet each.

145 W 110th St
New York, NY 10026

4. 362 West 125th Street

362 W 125th St, New York, NY 10027
Christopher Bride/PropertyShark

Developer Haim Nortman is moving forward with plans to replace the former LaGree Baptist Church with a 12-story mixed-use building that will bring 71 apartments to the neighborhood. The building will also include 20,000 square feet of ground-floor retail space, a children’s playroom, bike storage, and outdoor spaces.

362 W 125th St
New York, NY 10027

5. 2262 Frederick Douglass Boulevard

2262 Frederick Douglass Blvd, New York, NY 10027
Via New York YIMBY

A 14-unit, mixed-use building on Frederick Douglass Boulevard. According to YIMBY News, files were planned in May 2017 and calls for retail space on the ground floor and rentals that average more than 900 square feet each. The building is being developed by SilverRock Development and Hany Rizkalla Architect is behind the design. Completion is scheduled for December 2018.

2262 Frederick Douglass Blvd
New York, NY 10027

6. 10 Lenox Avenue

10 Lenox Ave, New York, NY 10026
Via New York YIMBY

Yet another church is giving way to residential development. The Second Canaan Baptist Church building on the corner of Lenox Avenue and 11th Street is being replaced by a Issac & Stern Architects-designed building that will rise just eight stories. The building will become home to 27 apartments, and the church will get to occupy the first two floors of the development.

10 Lenox Ave
New York, NY 10026

7. 233 West 125th Street

233 W 125th St, New York, NY 10027
Aufgang Architects via New York YIMBY

After more than a decade of planning, Harlem’s Victoria Theater is finally being redeveloped into a mixed-use project that will become home to 191 apartments, a hotel, and a cultural center. The residential and hotel components of the development will be divided between two 26-story towers—one of those will rise above the theater will be the residential portion while the other will accommodate the hotel. Half of the 191 apartments will be affordable and the hotel is set to be a  Renaissance Marriott with 210 rooms. The development will also include parking space for 90 cars. Construction is expected to wrap up in 2019.

233 W 125th St
New York, NY 10027

8. 212 West 124th Street

212 W 124th St, New York, NY 10027
Google Maps

Permits have recently been filed to construct two 12-story buildings along West 124th Street. New York YIMBY reports that Victor Body-Lawson is listed as the architect of record for 212 West 124th Street, and 224 is to be designed by Fischer & Makooi Architects. The two buildings will house a total of 216 apartments and will include 120 parking spaces. No word yet on when completion is anticipated.

212 W 124th St
New York, NY 10027

9. 620 West 153rd Street

620 W 153rd St, New York, NY 10031
Google Maps

After shelling out $22.5 million, developer Anbau is planning to demolish a pair of parking garages on West 153rd Street between Broadway and Riverside Drive, to make way for two buildings that will offer a total of 150 apartments. The project is being designed by DXA Studio and the condo will have prices that start at the $1 million mark.

620 W 153rd St
New York, NY 10031

10. 320 West 135th Street

320 W 135th St, New York, NY 10030

Back in 2015, Rafael Santandreu paid the city just $1 to purchase a slim vacant lot across the street from St. Nicholas Park. A nine-story residential building with 17 units, designed by Harlem-based firm AQC Architect, is set to replace it, and will likely be home to affordable housing.

320 W 135th St
New York, NY 10030

11. 20 West 116th Street

20 W 116th St, New York, NY 10026
GF55 Partners via New York YIMBY

An 11-story building will rise on top of the Harlem Baptist Temple Church, creating 28 apartments with an average size of around 1,055 square feet. GF55 Partners will design the building and the cellar and first floor will remain home to the church.

20 W 116th St
New York, NY 10026

12. 11 West 118th Street

11 W 118th St, New York, NY 10026
Google Maps

Developer Camber Property Group has teamed up with non-profit Harlem Congregations for Community Improvement to transform an empty lot at 11 West 118th Street into a nine-story building that will offer 136 apartments for seniors. Aufgang Architects were tapped to design the building and it is expected to have units that average around 603 square feet in size, along with a laundry room and bicycle storage as its amenities.

11 W 118th St
New York, NY 10026

13. 56 West 125th Street

56 W 125th St, New York, NY 10027
Google Maps

Developers, the Jay Group, are planning to construct a ground-up, 17-story residential building on West 125th Street, near Malcolm X Boulevard. The project will be one of the tallest buildings in the area and will include 141 apartments averaging over 700 square feet, retail on the ground-floor, parking for 71 bicycles, and recreation spaces for tenants.

56 W 125th St
New York, NY 10027

14. 2349 Adam Clayton Powell Jr Blvd

2349 Adam Clayton Powell Jr Blvd, New York, NY 10030
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Local residents joined forced to prevent the historic Harlem Renaissance Ballroom and Casino from heading toward demolition, but in 2015, developers tore down the building after declaring it unsalvageable. An eight-story, 134-condo building dubbed The Rennie is now rising in its place. Apartments will range from studios to three-bedrooms and 20 percent have been set aside for affordable housing.

2349 Adam Clayton Powell Jr Blvd
New York, NY 10030

15. 58 West 135th Street

58 W 135th St, New York, NY 10037
Google Maps

The Metropolitan African Methodist Episcopal Church at 58 West 135th Street has been around for more than 100 years, but after struggling to keep up with maintenance costs, the building is slated to be demolished to make way for a 30,000-square-foot residential building. Property owners cut a $10.2 million deal with billionaire Moujan Vahdat, who runs Elmo Realty and Empire Development Fund. At this point, it is unclear how many apartments the building will offer, whether they will be condos or rentals, or if there will be any affordable units set aside.

58 W 135th St
New York, NY 10037

16. 2600 Adam Clayton Powell Jr Blvd

2600 Adam Clayton Powell Jr Blvd, New York, NY 10039

In 2016, Truss Development announced plans to construct a seven-story building on Adam Clayton Powell Jr. Boulevard, just a block away from the Harlem River by 150th Street. The Lin & Associates-designed building will be comprised of 103 condos that will average about 775 square feet of space. The building will also expected to include a 14,117 square foot health care facility on the ground floor, a 51-car garage, a backyard, and recreation spaces on the first three floors. The building is expected to be complete sometime in 2019.

2600 Adam Clayton Powell Jr Blvd
New York, NY 10039