Renthop has an analysis of rent price increases for apartments close to subways. Looking at the 2/3 Lenox/125 station, the nearby rent increased by 18.4%:
The 4/5/6 transit area increased by 17.8%:
But the largest increase was near the A/B/C/D 125th Street station. Rents there increased by 20.3%:
If you’re wondering, the Harlem rents near subways above 125th Street all seemed to hover around 10% increase. So proximity to 125th Street increased rents by nearly twice as much as Sugar Hill, Hamilton Heights, and (interestingly, given the juggernaut of Columbia elbowing its way into Manhattanville) stops on the 1 line.
To see the full map, and look at other parts of New York, see
Harlem Authors Talk
The Harlem Rose Garden at 6 E. 129th St. is hosting a literary event on Saturday, June 11, 2022, at 1 p.m.
Price is a Bronx native, Harlem resident, author of The Wanderers, Clockers, Freedomland, Lush Life and The Whites; writer for HBO series The Wire, The Night Of, The Deuce and The Outsider.
Adams’ novels have been praised in the New Yorker, the New York Times, the Guardian and the Times of London. A former Washington Post writer, she won the Pulitzer Prize for Investigative Reporting for a series on police brutality.
Support NYC Parks
Please see below that New Yorkers for Parks is advocating to send to our email to the Council Members on the Budget and Negotiating Team (BNT). These are the officials who represent your interests directly during budget negotiations with the Adams Administration to advocate for getting the 1% city budget to be dedicated to parks.
PLease share with others as well. Parks are essential
Here are the email addresses
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And here’s the letter to make it easy: Also feel free to add a personal note for more impact
Dear Council Member:
I’m writing to you on behalf of Play Fair, a coalition co-founded by New Yorkers for Parks. We are a parks and open space coalition of more than 400 advocacy organizations dedicated to building a better-funded, more equitable and resilient parks system in New York City.
Throughout this budget session, we fought alongside Parks Committee Chair Shekar Krishnan to demand an increase of NYC Parks funding to 1% of the city’s budget, something both Mayor Adams and Council Speaker Adams have committed to. This funding is needed for critical maintenance and operations, and to realize a comprehensive policy approach ensuring all New Yorkers have access to safe, equitable, and vibrant parks and open spaces.
There is momentum to make this happen in 2022. We urge the BNT to implement these transformative funding priorities:
Increase parks funding to 1 percent of the city’s budget: Every world-class park system in the US receives at least 1-2 percent of annual city funding. New York has underinvested in parks for over 50 years, allocating only about 0.5 percent for parks, despite parks and natural areas covering 14% of our city and more than 30,000 acres.
Save critical parks maintenance workers: NYC Parks will suffer a net loss of 1800 Cleaning Corps workers, leaving a gap in the workforce which will disproportionately impact communities of color. Last July, the Bronx had 1,047 maintenance workers. The Executive Budget proposes 822; a loss of 255 maintenance workers. The city must invest in funding these essential positions.
Protect the Play Fair positions at NYC Parks: Last year, we fought for Council-funded positions to accommodate increased park usage during the pandemic. With Covid cases and temperatures rising, New Yorkers are again relying on these spaces for mental and physical health. The Play Fair positions are vital for enforcement, maintenance, and operations.
Additionally, ensuring continued funding for the Parks Equity Initiative is critical to supporting community programs. These are critical investments that the City Council needs to remain committed to.
(I spend every day in my park, walking my dog and not only volunteering with our Park non-profit but also with our dog run. There is not enough staff to keep the park clean let alone take care of needed repairs. That is why I’m writing.)
suzan marciona, RLA, MLA, ISA, GRPverdantvis |design • inspire • manage |
Concert – Harlem Rose Garden – June 4th at 4:00 PM
On Saturday, June 4th at 4:00 PM, come to hear a garden concert in the Harlem Rose Garden (East 129th Street, just east of 5th) with the Dorothy Maynor Singers: