West Harlem, includes the Hamilton Heights and Sugar Hill neighborhoods. It stretches from 123rd to 155th Streets and from St. Nicholas Avenue to the Hudson River.
The area has been in the midst of a building boom since the early 2000s, which led to the construction of a number of co-ops and condos coming onto the market in 2004 and thereafter.
West Harlem offers stunning views of the Hudson River and George Washington Bridge.
It is also home to the West Harlem Art Fund, Inc. at 530 West 143rd Street. The West Harlem Art Fund offers events in West Harlem throughout the year and in 2006 was selected to display abstract expressionism works in a gallery setting at The Langston, a new condominium development located at 68 Bradhurst Avenue, at the corner of West 145th Street in Harlem.
West Harlem History
Following 40 years of decline, Harlem's population bottomed out in the 1990 demographics, at 101,026. It had reduced by 57% from its maximum of 237,468 in 1950. In between 1990 and 2006 West Harlem's population increased by 16.9%, including new middle-class residents of African-American, European-American, Hispanic and Asian lineage.
After a period of false begins, Harlem started to observe rapid gentrification in the late 1990s. It was driven by altering federal and city policies, such as fierce crime-fighting along with a concerted effort to build up the retail corridor on 125th Street. Starting in 1994, the Upper Manhattan Authorization Zone funneled cash into new developments. The quantity of housing units in Harlem elevated 14% in between 1990 and 2000. The speed of increase continues to be a lot more accelerated recently. Real estate prices in Central Harlem elevated almost 300% during the 1990s, while the remainder of New York City observed merely a 12% increase. Even vacant shells of buildings within West Harlem were, as of 2007, regularly selling for almost $1,000,000 each. Since concluding his 2nd period in the White House in 2001, previous U.S. President Bill Clinton has preserved his office at 55 West 125th Street.