There have been a few storylines swirling around lately which I hope to update with this post of pix taken over the weekend. Be it the supposed Halloween violence, to the Manhattanville naming "controversy" to the state of housing development Uptown, I decided to tour the nabe to see what the perspective was from the Street Level.
Halloween saw an interesting cast of Super Heroes
and the Night of Mischief never really materialized, although I did peep this new Bloods graf.
On the development watch, it seems that projects currently underway continue. The Savannah is showing some skin...
and Mike Tyson's stop-work-order-hell buildings have resumed contruction!
454 Manhattan Ave. is all shined up and ready for some closings,
while the high-end condo penthouse market continues with high inventory.
There are still deals to be found throughout Central Harlem though...
Hmmm...wonder what this means now?
And it looks like the ghost of Alexander Hamilton is settling in nicely in his new location!
On the commercial watch, some interesting small businesses are forging ahead. Doug E. Fresh's Chicken and Waffles still has a few weeks to go,
as does Atomic Wings,
but 89 Orange (Harlem Fur says its 79 Orchard) is creepin' on the come-up!
Last but not least, Manhattanville is showing signs of life,
and there is some truth to its former status as a Meatpackers district.
Although those days are long gone. Now that Columbia's environmental review is complete, they will now shift into high demolishment mode. (Destructoporn to follow!)
Some will resist to the bitter end.
But there will always be some drama in those nearby projects.
Secret Societies, still tryin to keep they eye on me!
But Im returning the favor!
Coming up next...The Election Edition!