East Harlem Green

By Jamie Waugh / Published by Dwell
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Another notch in the bedpost of green development: Tapestry, a residential building in East Harlem designed for LEED Silver certification, has broken ground.

The building is affordable, a mixed-income residential rental development that will offer 185 market rate middle-income and low-income apartments. it will be the first of its kind in the area. The site hugs the foot of the Robert F. Kennedy Bridge and is part of a massive re-zoning plan for 125th Street from Hudson to East River that will sprinkle the east-west axis with cultural, retail, entertainment, and affordable housing for Harlem residents.

Architects Pei Cobb Freed & Partners and MHG Architects have developed a program that includes units that range from studios to three-bedroom apartments. There will be underground parking, a gym, accessible green roofs, a media/children's playroom, bike storage, and 8,000 square feet of retail.



Jamie Waugh


After starting in design journalism at House & Garden and CNN, Jamie runs the International Design Awards festival, which rewards visionary international design. One University of Southern California MFA later, she maintains a steady fiction and dramatic writing habit.

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