The Carolina

1465 Park Avenue, Manhattan, NY 10029

Property Type:

Affordable, Commercial

Number of Units:


Property Size:

475,454 SF


Curtis + Ginsberg Architects LLP


The Carolina

The Carolina (previously know as Lexington Gardens II) is a 100% affordable, mixed-use project in the East Harlem neighborhood of Manhattan. The project site is bounded by Park and Lexington Avenues and East 107th and East 108th Streets.

The project was developed by a joint venture between L+M Development Partners and Tahl Propp Equities. It is comprised of  400 rental units affordable to very low, low, moderate, and middle-income households. It also includes a state-of-the-art 28,000 square-foot community facility, which will be the new headquarters of the Northside Center, a nonprofit with a longstanding history of service to the Harlem community providing expert behavioral, mental health, education and enrichment programs to children and families living in poverty.

The project also includes a 3,000 square-foot community facility for Union Settlement, where they expanded their mental health counseling programs for adults, approximately 6,000 square feet of community facility space along 108th Street, and approximately 4,000 square feet of space for local retail, which will front on Lexington Avenue.


2023 Multifamily Pillars of the Industry Award

The Carolina wins NAHB's Multifamily Pillars of the Industry Award for Best Affordable Apartment Community.

ABC Construction Excellence Award

The Carolina wins a Mega Project Residential award.

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2020 NYHC Community Impact Award

The Carolina and Story Avenue are recognized for their community impact by the New York Housing Conference.


Training Lays the Foundation for a Career in Construction

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NYC Neighborhoods That Will Boom in 2020

East Harlem and the Financial District are home to L+M’s Lexington Gardens II and 25 Park Row developments respectively.

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NY1: Worker at L+M East Harlem Site Secured Job Opportunity via Building Skills NY


Workforce Training Programs are Helping Local Hiring Efforts in East Harlem

With two new developments in progress, L+M invests training and outreach for local residents interested in construction opportunities.

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L+M, Tahl Propp Equities Nab $161M in Financing for Harlem Affordable Housing Project

Last week, L+M and Tahl Propp Equities closed on the 100% affordable housing development Lexington Gardens II in Harlem.

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'Fully Affordable' East Harlem Housing Development Wins Council's Backing

The 400-unit affordable housing development planned for East Harlem has been unanimously approved by the City Council.

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Huge East Harlem development will have 400 affordable apartments

Lexington Gardens II is a fully-affordable residential project spanning an entire block in East Harlem.

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