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.
Located in Harlem, 1399 Park Avenue, designed by Goldstein Hill & West Architects, stays true to the pre-war style of classic Park Avenue while accentuating modern design. Floor to ceiling windows overlook the expanse of Central Park while also providing views of the East River.
237 West 115th Street, Harlem
Situated on 247 West 115th Street, Delany Lofts is a unique two-building condo complex. The post-war apartments for sale sport a pre-war ambiance emphasized by Maple Toffee cabinetry and ceramic subway-style tiles. The list of amenities boasts an electronic concierge system, exercise room, and an ideal Harlem location.
2280 Frederick Douglass Boulevard, Harlem
2280 Frederick Douglass Boulevard is an overwhelmingly beautiful luxury condominium in the heart of Harlem. Exotic interiors feature teak accents, a bamboo wall with Merbau planking, and zebra wood. The location is as charming as the apartment, with access to the famed Apollo Theater and the greenery of Morningside Park.
300 West 135th Street, Harlem
Experience Strivers Gardens, a bright, airy Upper Manhattan building with lovely views of Downtown Manhattan, Saint Nicholas Park and City College. This full-service building consists of two mid-rise towers connected by a glass-enclosed atrium. Together, they have 169 apartments.
The homes feature open layouts, some with gallery-style kitchens with breakfast bars and granite countertops and dining alcoves. The building includes a garden atrium, 24-hour doorman and concierge, a state-of-the-art gym, valet, laundry facilities, and a Zen garden.
1790 Third Avenue, Harlem
The Cereza is a modern luxury condominium that highlights the best of East Harlem. The 52 homes inside range from studios to two-bedroom apartments, all of which are filled with luxury finishes and details.
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.
68 Bradhurst Avenue, Harlem
The Langston in Harlem is a quirky yet graceful mid-rise in that it offers a Starbucks and New York Sports Club on the ground floor yet also provides 18-foot window walls, fireplaces, and exquisite surfaces and countertops. A rooftop terrace and concierge and doorman services are just a few of its plentiful amenities.
2002 Fifth Avenue, Harlem
2002 Fifth Avenue is a new co-op in the ever-flourishing neighborhood of Harlem. This building features 1, 2 and 3-bedroom apartments, some of which include coveted private outdoor space and beautiful park views.
309 East 108th Street, Harlem
Originally built in 1889 as a school, Magnolia Mansion was converted into beautiful homes in 1997 while still maintaining many of its pre-war chams. The duplex apartments feature soaring high ceilings and wide open layouts that give residents the feeling that they are living in one of NYC's classic lofts. Known for being one of the loveliest buildings in all of East Harlem, Magnolia Mansion features an expansive courtyard with tables and backyard grills as well as an art gallery and a theater space.
23 West 116th Street, Harlem
The Adeline is a full-service building that is part of the many exciting new luxury residential structures in Harlem. This 12-story condominium was constructed in 2014 and offers beautiful modern homes in one of the most dynamic parts of Manhattan.