70 WEST 139TH STREET

70 West 139th Street, Central Harlem, NYC​

completion winter 2017

 

Quality Affordable Home Ownership

This exciting new development encourages affordable, quality home ownership in one of New York City’s most storied neighborhoods in the heart of Harlem. 70 West 139th Street is an eight-story, 64-unit condominium building featuring 42 affordable apartments for families with incomes between 90% and 165% of the Area Median Income (AMI), as well as 21 market-rate residences. With a facade of limestone and red brick, the building complements the contextual character of the neighborhood. This attractive new neighborhood addition improves the urban landscapes and enlivens the streetscape.

 

70 West 139th Street is a joint venture between Parkadon and the nonprofit New York Housing Partnership, an organization that works with the NYC Department of Housing Preservation and Development and the New York State Affordable Housing Corporation to revitalize neighborhoods through the creation of affordable housing via dynamic partnership between the public and private sectors.

 

Groundbreaking took place in June 2015, and the lottery process for the affordable housing units culminated in February 2017, with sales of the market-rate apartments launching in Summer 2017. Construction will be completed in Winter 2017 when 70 West 139th Street will welcome its new homeowners.

CENTRAL HARLEM COMMUNITY

 

Long-revered as the artistic and musical heart of New York City’s African-American community—the birthplace of the Harlem Renaissance nearly a century ago—today’s Harlem is still the place to be. With its superb 18th and 19th Century architecture, including the St. Nicholas Historic District’s iconic row houses, diverse and delicious restaurants, destination galleries and music venues, it continues to be a modern epicenter of culture, art, food and community.

Served by subway lines A, B, C and D, the Metro-North rail line at 125th Street, and many bus routes, Central Harlem is easily accessible from every part of the city. 125th Street, Frederick Douglass Boulevard and Lenox Avenue are alive with restaurants, cafés, galleries, retail shops and grocery stores, along with essential daily services. The 125th Street Farmers’ Market is a hub for fresh fruit, vegetables and international spices.

Foodies flock to Sylvia’s Restaurant for Gospel Sunday brunch and dine at neighborhood eateries like Amy Ruth’s, Red Rooster, Harlem Shake and Corner Social. Near the new development, the java flows at Il Caffe Latte, Lenox Coffee and other neighborhood coffee shops. In addition to the famed Apollo Theater, Paris Blues and the club Shrine are just a few of the area’s many music meccas. Art is on display in many local galleries, and at The Studio Museum, which exhibits works by artists of African descent. Other landmarks and academic resources include the Abyssinian Baptist Church and the NYPL Schomburg Center, with its famed library devoted to the preservation of Afrocentric history.

Families and nature lovers stroll and play in Harlem’s wonderful parks, St. Nicholas Park, Morningside Park, Marcus Garvey Park and northern Central Park, in addition to smaller very local parks like the Fred Samuel Playground between 139th & 140th Street and Lenox Avenue.

Essential resources such as schools—the acclaimed Harlem Children’s Zone as well as many public and parochial schools—and health care institutions like NYC Health + Hospitals/Harlem are conveniently within walking distance to 70 West 139th Street.

DESIGN AND FINISHES

At 70 West, the guiding philosophy is that affordability and quality can go hand in hand. All 64 apartments—affordable and market rate—feature quality fixtures and appliances, thoughtful finishes, such as stunning glass tile backsplashes, along with long-lasting and durable solid-core interior doors and high-end hardware and lighting fixtures throughout.

Designed by Peter Franzese and Jorges Montes De Oca of Peter Franzese Design and Engineering, 70 West 139th Street has 31 one-bedroom apartments, 31 two-bedroom/two-bathroom apartments, and two three-bedroom apartments.

COMMON SPACES AND AMENITIES

Residents will enjoy a bright residential lobby with marble, hardwood and glass finishes, a brilliant large-scale mosaic by local Harlem-based artist Susan Stair, in partnership with the nonprofit Art in Flux, a virtual doorman, onsite parking for 32 cars plus E-Charging stations, secure storage for bicycles, 54 private storage rooms, an indoor cardio gym and fitness center, and a rooftop terrace.

The 2,500-square-foot rooftop terrace is inviting recreational space with a welcoming elevator landing, convenient intercom system and electric outlets, as well as pleasant ivy-covered walls

SUSTAINABILITY AND EFFICIENCY

The design and construction of 70 West 139th Street and construction meet New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA) and the New York City Department of Housing Preservation & Development’s High Efficiency and Enterprise Green Communities building specifications, empowering residents to control the comfort of their homes while lowering energy bills.

The building incorporates a powerful rooftop generator that will operate in Con Edison’s Demand Response program, as well as provide backup power to the building.