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West Harlem

Harlem is a great place to call home in New York. It offers affordable housing, nice restaurants, a good community and culture, and has a strong history. West Harlem is very diverse and has an easy commute to and from downtown Manhattan. 

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The site of this residential project will be in West Harlem. Harlem is a great place to call home in New York. It offers affordable housing, nice restaurants, a good community and culture, and has a strong history. West Harlem is very diverse and has an easy commute to and from downtown Manhattan. The median household income in Harlem is $53,919. 

The average cost of rent in Harlem is about $1,304 a month, compared to the city's average cost, $1,818. Micro units will help out families living in the area, as well as lower income households from all over Manhattan. There is a need for more affordable housing here and the community could use a new residential building to give some new life to the area. 

The Building:
110 Morningside Drive

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110 Morningside Drive

Columbia University’s West Harlem Expansion

Columbia University has been working to expand its properties into West Harlem since 2003. Their mission in this project is to further the revitalization and redevelopment of West Harlem. Columbia has promised to leave parts of the new campus open to the public, and to promote businesses to move into the area.

Columbia University was named one of the Top 5 Residential Landlords in NYC this past year. They even moved up a spot from the year before. “Columbia keeps renters overwhelmingly happy with their buildings’ affordability and the attentiveness of management.”

Advantages of the Morningside Heights Neighborhood

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Transportation

With four subway stations on Broadway, as well as numerous bus stops and the West Side Highway, this neighborhood has easy access to the rest of the metropolitan area.

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Community

Broadway and Amsterdam Avenue are close by, the main commercial streets in the area, with a good variety of food markets, restaurants, shops, and bookstores.

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Security

With the Morningside Area Alliance providing security patrols, Morningside Heights is one of the safest neighborhoods in New York.

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Institutions

Morningside is home to eight churches and synagogues, including St. John's Cathedral and Riverside Church, and major medical center, Mount Sinai Morningside Hospital.

The current site has multiple features that can be reimaged to add communal space for its residents. The building has 3 voids going all the way through, with 2 that are open to the street, and a vacant rooftop with a beautiful, clear view of Morningside Park.

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