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Apex Condos Hit 70 Percent

By SARA POLSKY/Curbed.com

 HARLEM—New numbers outta Harlem’s Apex Condos: the building is officially 70 percent sold, with close to 30 closings done. StreetEasy shows pricing changes on those closings ranging from 10.7 percent off the asking price to 7.7 percent above the asking price. There are three units listed in contract on StreetEasy and nine remaining active listings, ranging in price from $365,000 to $895,000. The building’s been on the market for a while, but hey, slow and steady wins the race. [CurbedWire Inbox]

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Diddy’s $60,000 gift to Boys & Girls Club of Harlem keeps group from going under

By Simone Weichselbaum/NY Daily News

Sean Combs’ generous donation to the Boys & Girls Club based in the city where he grew up is keeping the Harlem nonprofit from closing or cutting services.

Sean (Diddy) Combs has given an emergency $60,000 to the Boys & Girls Club of Harlem, which was on the brink of going broke until the hip-hop mogul came through with the cash.

The famed nonprofit was debating whether to close one of its four sites uptown or cut back on sports and tutoring programs throughout Harlem.

But Diddy, who lived in Esplanade Gardens, off W. 148th St. and Adam Clayton Powell Jr. Blvd., until he was 12, said he didn’t want kids from his old neighborhood to lose out.

“Being from Harlem, I heard they needed help, and I wanted to help,” Diddy told the Daily News. This “is something that I am proud to do.”

Boys & Girls Club of Harlem board member Willie Bentley said he talked to a friend who works for Diddy last Tuesday in hopes the star could help. By Friday, the five-figure funds were sent to the club.

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