The Kalahari

40 West 116th Street, Manhattan, NY 10026

Number of Units:


Property Size:

437,000 SF



The Kalahari, a 249-unit mixed-income condominium, is a model for mixed-income homeownership located in the heart of Harlem. Half of the units in the Kalahari are income restricted therefore affordable to families earning between 80% and 175% of area media income, and half are market-rate. The building has been certified LEED® Gold and offers green elements such as energy efficient lighting and appliances, low VOC emission building materials, and a landscaped public courtyard. The Kalahari is also home to Harlem’s first ZipCar garage, the SL Green Street Squash Center, as well as My Image Studios (MIST), a $21 million performance art and film screening center, developed by L+M’s development partner, Full Spectrum of New York.

The Kalahari was the recipient of the 2009 Jack Kemp Workforce Housing Models of Excellence Awards and the 2009 Urban Land Institute (ULI) Workforce Housing Models of Excellence Award, as well as several other awards for sustainability.


2022 ULI Global Award for Excellence

Essex Crossing is recognized for representing the highest standards of achievement in the land use profession.

AIA 2021 Regional & Urban Design Awards

Essex Crossing is awarded for epitomizing the best in urban design, regional and city planning, and community development.

ULI Excellence in Mixed-Use Development

Essex Crossing Phase One is the winner of the 2019 Excellence Award for Best Mixed-Use Project.

The Urban Land Institute (ULI) Terwilliger Center

The Kalahari wins 2009 Jack Kemp Workforce Housing Models of Excellence Award.


The New York Times: A Building Brings Haves And Have-Somes Together

The Kalahari condominium, located on W. 116th Street in Harlem, is one of the city’s dozens of mixed-income condo buildings, making it a social engineering construct of sorts.

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