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.
Harlem’s SOHA 118 offers luxury apartments for sale with exquisite frosted glass, charcoal granite counters, and stainless steel appliances, to name a few. The post-war mid-rise’s modernist design, spacious living rooms, and spa bathrooms as well as the private landscaped garden add a refined touch to SOHA 118.
257 West 117th Street, Harlem
The Fitzgerald, located at 257 West 117th Street in Central Harlem, shares a lot in common with both the neighborhood and similar newly constructed luxury condominiums throughout Manhattan. Converted into luxury condos from a school, The Fitzgerald has a modest appearance from the outside; this newly-constructed low-rise stands 7-stories tall and still has the same brick facade and stone cornices that it did when The Fitzgerald was a school.
220 West 148th Street, Harlem
On 220 West 148th Street, PS90 is a Harlem pre-war low-rise luxury apartment for sale that sports 12-foot ceilings, European oak flooring, and stunning 10-foot cathedral windows. With a garden terrace, fitness center, and media room as amenities, PS90 is worth every cent of its price.
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.
333 East 109th Street, Harlem
Located in the diverse and culturally affluent neighborhood of Harlem, Pascal is a new construction condominium offering its residents a premier and luxurious living experience. Each spacious apartment boasts floor-to-ceiling windows, a private balcony, a terrace, and state-of-the-art fixtures and finishes.
2601 Frederick Douglass Boulevard, Harlem
A post-war low-rise on Frederick Douglass Boulevard, Harlem’s Strivers West Condominiums offer gracious designs and accents as well as state-of-the-art stainless steel appliances. Within proximity of St. John the Divine, St. Nicholas Park, and City College, Strivers West provides an ideal location for residents.
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.
A LEED-certified condo, 1400 Fifth Avenue has pre-war luxury apartments for sale in Harlem. With traces of a West African style in its architecture and features such as smart temperature controlling systems and exotic bamboo flooring, 1400 Fifth Avenue proves that eco-friendliness and luxury are not mutually exclusive.
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.
764 Saint Nicholas Avenue is a pre-war condominium that tastefully displays its age with gas fireplaces and staircases in a classic design. Modern fixtures make this Harlem condo a visually appealing overlap of time periods. With 764 Nicholas Avenue’s design as well as incredibly low prices, New York buyers can’t go wrong.