On the east side of Manhattan Avenue, between 119th and 120th Streets in Harlem, stands a mid-rise rental property. Susan’s Court, named after Susan Ponce de Leon who joined the Housing Preservation and Development Department in 1986, was designed by GF55 Partners and developed by Artimus Construction.
This 8-story building project, led by Leonard Fusco and Shay Alster, was recently completed in 2009 and offers three-bedroom and two full-bath apartments. Of its 184 units, there are 25 allotted affordable apartment units under the city's cornerstone Affordable Housing program.
The apartments are fully-equipped with the necessary appliances. The kitchens contain a microwave, dishwasher, refrigerator, and stove. They are also designed with quartz counter tops and solid maple shaker kitchen cabinets with espresso finish. The bathrooms have deep bathtubs and Wicker Park Gerber fixtures while the master bath is also outfitted with porcelain beveled subway tiles. The double-paned windows allow noise reduction from sounds from the outdoors. Units are also pre-wired for both telephone and internet services.
The building offers additional conveniences by providing a bicycle room, a fitness center, a laundry room, a video intercom and security system, and a 24-hour doorman. There is a landscaped courtyard and a rooftop garden to beautify the living environment as well.