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Leasing Activity Accelerates at Marcus Garvey Village – Building I

Leasing is ratcheting up at 224 West 124th Street, the first of two mixed-use buildings at the much anticipated Marcus Garvey Village project being developed by Carthage Real Estate Advisors. In addition to the recent increase in on-site tours led by leasing teams from Nooklyn and REAL New York, the building’s website and social media are generating substantial queries from prospective renters from across the U.S. and as far away as China.

“We are delighted by the amount of feedback we’ve had over the past several weeks, largely generated from social media, StreetEasy, and our impressive leasing teams,” says Edward Poteat, Founder and CEO of Carthage Real Estate Advisors. “Although the move-ins won’t start before mid-December, we have already received multiple commitments and deposits to hold specific units. This project was designed for contemporary lifestyles, while embodying diversity and a strong focus on a legendary neighborhood. It clearly resonates with an eclectic and multinational mix of renters.”

Designed by Body Lawson Associates Architects & Planners, an MBE firm, and Fischer + Makooi Architects, the 20-story Building I offers 168 light-filled studio, one bedroom, two bedroom and three-bedroom apartments, including several with separate office/study spaces and private terraces. The contemporary interiors feature open kitchens with stainless steel Bromberg ranges and dishwashers, Bertazzoni refrigerators and washer/dryers, Caesarstone counters, and farmhouse sinks with black-matte fixtures. Porcelain-tiled bathrooms have soaking tubs or rain-forest showers, and each residence has wide oak floors, oversized windows, and generous closet space, including walk-in closets in the master bedrooms.

Located between Adam Clayton Powell Jr. Blvd. and Malcolm X Blvd., the building is pet-friendly and smoke-free and features such exceptional amenities as a rooftop terrace with unobstructed city panoramas spanning the Triboro to George Washington Bridges and extending south across Central Park to the towers lining Billionaire’s Row along 57th Street. Beyond the views, the roof terrace will offer barbeque grills, a communal dining table with high-top seating, and cabana seating along its landscaped perimeters. 

The first level of Building I includes a private garden, residents lounge with coffee nook, business center, media room, fully equipped fitness center, yoga room, saunas, children’s playroom, bike room, and separate package room. The retail portion of the grade level space is slated for the temporary home of a new SGL-LGBTQ Center, which will be relocated to 20,000 square feet at Building II by 2024, along with the new offices of Community Board 10/Manhattan. Finally, Building I will contain 67 grade level parking spaces and separate storage units for lease.

Seventy percent of Building I is market-rate, with 30 percent of the units designated affordable. Surrounded by a historically vibrant neighborhood with great dining and entertainment, 224 West 124th Street is just a block from express subway lines and less than a mile from multiple college campuses, including Columbia University, CUNY School of Public Health, Jewish Theological Seminary, and Manhattan School of Music. 

More information about availabilities may be found at

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