Few Manhattan neighborhoods can claim to be as profoundly a part of the greater idea of New York City, or more legitimately iconic, than Harlem. Harlem is a real neighborhood in Manhattan, of course, stretching from the Hudson River to the East River between 158th Street and a border that no one can quite agree upon on the south. But Harlem is also more than just a Manhattan neighborhood -- it’s a vibrant piece of living history, and a place somehow just as real in the imagination as it is in the real world of New York City. Seemingly every block in Harlem is packed with New York City history, and national landmarks abound, ranging from John D. Rockefeller's sprawling Dunbar Apartments to The Apollo Theater to the historic townhouses of Strivers Row. After a series of down decades in which much of the neighborhood’s historic housing fell into disrepair, Harlem began an epic comeback that continues today. Harlem property values soared 300 percent in the 1990s, and a host of new construction condominiums rose alongside the neighborhood's historic brownstones.
Harlem retains its distinctive character thanks to its world-famous soul food restaurants and the jazz clubs and lounges that highlight its booming nightlife scene, but it is also home to new restaurants from world-renowned chefs, trendy bars, and the other resolutely new-school attractions. Increasingly, too, Harlem is also home to some rather straightforward Manhattan luxury brands -- witness the neighborhood's Citarella and Fairway markets, for instance, or Harlem's numerous high-end boutiques. The new condominium listings of Harlem run from inventive adaptive-reuse projects like PS90 -- a luxury condominium in a stately converted school building -- to more conventional luxury condo developments that would impress anywhere in Manhattan. Such new construction luxury condominiums as Windows on 123, 5th On The Park and Apex Condominiums set a high standard for luxury while remaining some of the best per-square-foot deals in the Manhattan condominium scene. Harlem’s new condominiums are all different, of course, but they carry the same message -- namely that there's more to Harlem than history, and that Harlem’s ongoing revitalization suggests that this most historic Manhattan neighborhood is not done making history yet.
40 West 116th Street, Harlem
Kalahari Harlem is a new LEED-certified condominium located in Manhattan’s culturally rich neighborhood of Harlem. Each generously spaced apartment is enhanced by sustainable bamboo floors and oversized windows. The amenities include a 24-hour concierge, music practice room and meeting facilities.
1485 Fifth Avenue, Harlem
Built on 1485 Fifth Avenue in the rapidly growing neighborhood of Harlem, 5th on the Park is a pre-war condominium with modern conveniences such as a fitness center and rooftop. With dramatic views of Mount Morris Park, this luxury condo provides floor-to-ceiling windows with cherry wood flooring that will warmly encompass its residents.
342 East 110th Street, Harlem
East Harlem is home to Conrad, a notable condominium that uses light to its advantage with a glass and concrete exterior. The condominiums striking lobby features a billiard room and lounge. Sun-drenched apartments are complemented by sleek white oak floors and prevailing vanities.
Set in the backdrop of Harlem, Apex is lavish condominium boasting fantastic residential service and units featuring top-of-the-line amenities. Sharing its space with a popular Manhattan hotel on 2300 Frederick Douglass Boulevard, Apex has the ability to share in 24 hour doorman service, concierge, sundeck, and hotel bar.
100 West 119th Street, Harlem
Historic Harlem is home to the Normandie, a pre-war conversion building located at 100 West 119th Street. Neat and stylish apartments with a slew of amenities, and add to that a lovely location close to subways, shops and restaurants, and the Normandie is an easy choice a great luxury residence in Manhattan.
555 Lenox Avenue, Harlem
With up to 32 floor plans being offered, the Savoy West is a luxury condominium situated in Harlem’s prime location. Residents can enjoy sun-drenched condos featuring top-of-the-line fixtures and finishes. Outstandingly lush amenities await residents such as a recreation room and 24-hour concierge.
1890 Adam Clayton Powell Boulevard, Harlem
Living at the Strathmore, located on 1890 Adam Clayton Powell Boulevard in Harlem, residents will enjoy a fusion of old charm and contemporary amenities. Located minutes away from Central Park, the Strathmore features 28 expansive two and three- bedroom units.
A 19-floor 48-unit post-war mid-rise, 111 Central Park North is a Harlem apartment building with luxurious features ranging from white oak floors to stainless steel appliances to marble bath countertops. A doorman, fitness center, parking garage, concierge service, and a roof deck make for a well-rounded list of amenities.
2110 Frederick Douglass Boulevard , Harlem
Harlem’s The Douglas boasts a reputation as a standout luxury building on 2110 Frederick Douglass Boulevard, synthesizing comfort and class with the hip Harlem environment. Amenities include but are not limited to an attended lobby and a landscaped second floor courtyard. It is also only steps away from Central Park.
117 West 123rd Street, Harlem
Harlem’s Windows on 123 epitomizes the meaning of luxury. With a cutting-edge glass-and-steel exterior, Windows on 123 overlooks the neighborhood with presence. Inside, elegant details make for a stunning living experience, while panoramic views of Manhattan and its range of amenities excel at providing comfort and beauty.