$1.2 Million For a ‘Zen-Like’ Central Harlem Condo

Location, location, location. Here’s a Harlem Condo where it seems readers on NY Curbed thought the pricing was fairly divided over how much this Central Harlem two-bedroom should cost: There were some in the lowballing camp, guessing as low as $599,000 (!); others went the high route, with the priciest guess being $1.25 million.

George and Ira Gershwin From Central Harlem

George and Ira Gershwin: composers, grew up in Harlem. Lived at 108 West 111th and other addresses.George wrote his first hit song, “Swanee”, at his home at 520 W. 144 Street in 1919.The pair were living at 501 Cathedral Parkway in 1924, and it was in this apartment that George wrote Rhapsody in Blue.

Palm Cafe, Central Harlem, 1949

The Palm Cafe at 209 West 125th Street. The palm was a one of the most well known jazz establishment in Harlem. The photo from 1949 shows the semi-circular awning of the cafe and one can barely make out “Palm Cafe” printed at its circumference.