MAY 3, 2017 — Greystone Development announced the official start of leasing for Harlem 125,  located at 69 East 125th Street in East Harlem. Encompassing four adjacent lots on 125th and 126th Streets between Park and Madison Avenues, Harlem 125 brings 75 new residences to the heart of Harlem.

Envisioned by Kutnicki Bernstein Architects, the development is comprised of two adjoining towers, a boutique seven-story tower fronting 126th Street and a 12-story tower on 125th Street. The rental building includes studio, one-, two-, and three-bedroom units; many with outdoor space.

“Harlem 125 is just one important part of Greystone Development’s ever expanding residential portfolio, but it’s a very special one. We aimed to offer a residential product that was missing from this marketplace; one with thoughtful amenities, modern touches and homes that celebrate the community, and I feel we’ve successfully delivered exactly that,” said Jeffrey Simpson, Head of Greystone Development.

Harlem 125 incorporates spaces for residents to relax and entertain. The property includes a furnished rooftop terrace and courtyard, virtual doorman, parking garage, fitness center with outdoor space, bicycle storage, laundry room, resident storage and security. The anticipated net market rents start at $1,994 for studios and will be offered exclusively by leasing agent Dave Maundrell and his team at Citi Habitats New Developments.

The interiors and finishes of Harlem 125 are designed by up-and-coming designer Lauren Williams of Lauren Jayne Design, a boutique design firm specializing in high-end residential and hospitality interiors. Inspired by art, music and the history of the neighborhood, the design also embraces refined industrial vibes intermixed with contemporary elements. In her third collaboration with Greystone, Lauren outfitted the kitchens with GE stainless steel appliances, stainless steel tiled backsplashes and Caesarstone countertops. The sleek, modern design continues into the bathrooms, which feature soaking tubs and both subway and Italian Ragno tiling.

Williams worked hand-in-hand with celebrated local artist, Lance Johnson, who is creating 12 original murals for Harlem 125. The artwork complements the overall aesthetic of the interiors and captures the spirit of Harlem dating back to the Harlem Renaissance. Johnson draws his inspiration from a variety of musical genres that span generations, including jazz, soul and hip-hop. Back in October 2016, Johnson also created a custom 76-foot mural for the project that was displayed outside of the building for a limited time.

“We strive to create one-of-a-kind properties that embrace and benefit their neighborhood,” said Simpson. “Leveraging the emerging creative talent of Lauren Williams and Lance Johnson, we have created something that is truly unique and pays homage to Harlem’s roots and rich cultural heritage.”

Additionally, the property boasts 5,600 square feet of ground floor retail on the bustling 125th Street corridor of Harlem, with 2,250 already leased to the MTA for its new 2nd Avenue subway community information center. This prime location is within close proximity to several public transportation options, green space, highly acclaimed restaurants, retail and several other new construction projects in progress, including the much-anticipated Whole Foods, opening this summer on Lenox Avenue.

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