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Old 06-23-2010, 08:55 PM
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I'm originally from Ohio. My state of mind years back upon coming here as an adult was that I was terrified of Harlem. From tv and news of yesteryear you'd get the picture of Harlem being this terrible place and when someone suggested to me to possibly find an apartment in Harlem, my response was a petrified look and I said I was afraid of Harlem. To which the other person asked, "Why are you afraid of Harlem? You're black ain't you?"

Well I took that to heart and when I visited and later moved there I fell in love with Harlem. I'm still dying to get back (I live in Brooklyn). You'll find some of the most culturally aware people there. I find people are more friendly there than in most other boroughs. Of course you have your bad apples but 135th and Malcolm X I've always felt the safest.

Anywhere in NYC you have to be streetwise.

Lenox Terrace has so much history so many famous people have stayed there.

I think once you get there you'll learn to appreciate it too.
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Old 07-04-2010, 04:58 PM
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Hope you made the move to Lenox Terrace. Perfectly safe neighborhood. You're near both trains and buses.
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Old 02-28-2011, 08:23 AM
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I know I'm late reading this, but if you don't feel comfortable living in Harlem, please don't move here. Lenox Terrace is one of the premiere residencies in Harlem. Trust me, the residents don't want you there if you don't want to be there.

I used to live there and was always amused when taxi drivers drove into the circular drive and the doorman came out to open the taxi door. They were afraid to take a black person to Harlem and shocked when they saw where I lived.

Unfortunately, I moved because of my travel time to work and the hours I had to work, not from any fear of the neighborhoodl
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Old 02-28-2011, 05:23 PM
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Grandparents live there and my friend just moved from there, it is a nice doorman building close to the subway
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Old 02-28-2011, 05:39 PM
Location: New York NY
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And just remember. Congressman Charlie Rangel liked it so much he had four - count 'em four! - rent-stabilized apartments in Lenox Terrace.
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Old 03-06-2013, 10:42 AM
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I just called in to find out if they had any 2 bedrooms available. The lady that answered the phone sounded very unprofessional and spoke to me like I would have an idea of what lines they have- kept mentioning the P line and the E line. Told me she could NOT send me any pictures of the units and that I would have to come in and have a look but who really wants to see anything without having an idea of what the property is like??? NOT I! Just got a bad vibe and this was only a phone call.... Think I will keep looking. Lennox Terrace- it would be nice if you could get someone that knows how to answer your calls coming in from future potential tenants...
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