Harlem



Rendering of 168 West 136th Street - J Frankl Associates

JFA Reveals Residential Building at 168 West 136th Street in Central Harlem

A new eight-story residential building designed by local architects J Frankl Associates will soon replace an aging mid-block structure in Central Harlem. The ongoing development is located at 168 West 136th Street and will eventually contain 20,000 square feet of residential area, with an additional 3,000 square feet at the ground level reserved for a community facility.

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Gale Brewer, image from Manhattan Borough President's Office, and redlining map of Harlem

Why Gale Brewer’s Opposition to Lenox Terrace Rezoning Violates The 1968 Civil Rights Act

Recently, new developments and re-zonings promising community and retail amenities alongside thousands of new affordable housing units have been stymied in Two Bridges and Inwood. Now, plans for substantial injections of the aforementioned components by the Olnick Organization at Harlem‘s Lenox Terrace have been attacked as well. Spearheaded by Manhattan Borough President Gale Brewer, the latest effort constitutes a contemporary example of redlining, and is an explicit violation of the National Civil Rights Act of 1968.

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