Tahl Propp Equities Celebrates Opening of CASA Washington Heights

The executive team of TPE, one of the largest owners of rent regulated and affordable housing in Harlem, celebrated the opening of CASA , an AIDS Service Center facility at their building an Washington Heights.

Tahl Propp Equities’ (l-r) Neda Barzideh, Rodney Propp and Joseph Tahl with Casa Executive Director Sharen I. Duke (3rd from left)

New York–The executive team of Tahl Propp Equities (TPE), one of the largest owners of rent regulated and affordable housing in Harlem, celebrated the opening of CASA (Comprehensive AIDS Services Alliance) Washington Heights, an AIDS Service Center facility at their building at 2036 Amsterdam at 161st Street in Washington Heights. Area residents and medical staff from nearby New York Presbyterian Hospital, which is a partner in the facility, TPE’s Rodney Propp, chairman, and Joseph Tahl, president, accepted awards from Executive Director/CEO Sharen I. Duke.

The new, 4,500-square-foot center is one of four ASC centers in the city. It will provide peer education and training, harm reduction, specialized women’s services, HIV counseling and testing, mental health services and holistic care, case management and support groups. The space, designed by Edward S. Eglin, offers flowing private and public areas, a floor-to-ceiling mural of iconic figures donated by the Keith Haring Foundation. TPE worked exclusively with Faith Hope Consolo and Arthur Maglio of Prudential Douglas Elliman Real Estate during the lease negotiations process.

In addition to CASA Washington Heights, Tahl Propp Equities has arranged space for such community-based organizations as FEGS and Sinergia, Inc. Its educational institution tenants include award-winning Harlem Academy and Sunshine Day Care. TPE also has an annual back-to-school initiative in which fully-supplied backpacks are distributed to tenants’ school-aged children and various social service and religious organizations. This year’s back-to-school distribution culminated on Labor Day with the donation of more than 1,000 backpacks.

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