Harlem


West 131st Street in the Central Harlem North Historic District, via NYC Landmarks Preservation Commission

Central Harlem North Historic District Nominated To New York State and National Registers of Historic Places

Governor Kathy Hochul recently announced the addition of the Central Harlem North Historic District to the New York State and National Registers of Historic Places, marking it as one of 37 new historic sites recognized for their cultural and historical significance across the state of New York. This urban residential district spans approximately ten city blocks in Manhattan‘s Harlem neighborhood.

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Aerial rendering of the New York City Public Health Laboratory 40 West 137th Street - Skidmore, Owings & Merrill

SOM’s NYC Public Health Laboratory Building Tops Out at 40 West 137th Street in Harlem, Manhattan

Construction has topped out at 40 West 137th Street, site of the new NYC Public Health Laboratory building in Harlem. The facility broke ground in 2022 and will create new facilities for specialized medical training, a 200-seat community auditorium, and the walk-in Harlem Express STI screening facility.

Designed by Skidmore, Owings & Merrill, the ten-story building comprises roughly 240,000 square feet and is expected to achieve LEED Silver certification. Renderings of the property illustrate a stepped glass volume that slowly cantilevers out above a masonry-clad podium. A void between the two will include an outdoor podium with seating and planters.

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121 West 125th Street in Harlem

Urban League Empowerment Center Nears Completion at 121 West 125th Street in Harlem, Manhattan

Construction is nearing completion on the Urban League Empowerment Center, a 17-story mixed-use building at 121 West 125th Street in Harlem, Manhattan. Designed by Beyer Blinder Belle and developed by The Prusik Group, BRP Companies, L+M Development Partners, and Taconic Partners, the 414-000-square-foot structure will yield 170 affordable housing units, 70,000 square feet of Class A office space, and 110,000 square feet of retail area including a Target and a 28,000-square-foot Trader Joe’s on the ground floor. The development will serve as the home for the National Urban League and the Urban Civil Rights Experience Museum. Congress Builders is the general contractor for the property, which is located between West 126th Street to the north, 125th Street to the south, Malcolm X Boulevard to the east, and Adam Clayton Powell Jr. Boulevard to the west.

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