South Bronx Luxury Development

A short trip across the 3rd Avenue Bridge and luxury units await.

As the first phase nears completion, a fresh set of renderings has been released of one of the most expensive private development in Bronx history. Developed by Brookfield Properties, Bankside is a $950 million seven-tower complex that stretches across two Harlem River-facing parcels in Mott Haven. New images of the massive development show off the project’s 450-unit rental set to open this year, as well as the new public waterfront park and esplanade.

As Seen at The Africa Center

It’s such a shame that the Africa Center hasn’t had the funding to open and activate the amazing space at 110th and 5th Avenue (stretching Museum Mile, certainly).

Still, their distinctive font that echoes the architecture of the building at 5th and 110th, always make me smile.

Community Districts

East Harlem has many commonalities with the South Bronx in terms of population, history, infrastructure, and governmental relations.

A map of the density of opioid treatment programs (as licensed by OASAS) shows the clear linkage.

Note how CB11 (East Harlem) has the largest opioid capacity in New York City. OASAS has packed programs in East Harlem repeatedly and forced East Harlem to serve addicted New Yorkers who reside in the gray areas on the map.

To view an interactive version of the map (hover over a community district to learn the opioid capacity and district number), see below:

Up Third

If you’ve looked up 3rd Avenue in the last year, you’ve likely seen the construction of 3 large towers just over the Harlem River in the Bronx.

Two of the 3 towers (the two rendered above) are rentals called ‘The Arches’ and are now starting leasing.

For those of you curious as to what a high end rental in the South Bronx (sandwiched between The Deegan Expressway and the Harlem River) offers:

Designed by Fischer Rasmussen Whitefield Architects, the property includes a total of 430 units that range from studios to two-bedroom apartments. Each of the homes features a Control4 automation system that will allow residents to control lighting, thermostats, music, and entry locks with their smartphone devices. Select units will also feature private outdoor space with views of Upper Manhattan.

Occupants will also have access to a health club and yoga studio, a screening room, a business center with a private conference room, a children’s playroom, and a cafe. Additional amenity spaces include a library, a quiet room with a fireplace, and a landscaped roof garden with an open-air lounge outfitted with an additional fireplace and seating areas.

The property will also support 25 short-stay hotel rooms and 6,000 square feet of ground-floor retail.

Studios start from $2,300. 2 bedrooms from $2,900. More details at: