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 classic 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. 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.
2231 Adam Clayton Powell Jr Boulevard, Harlem
The Aurum is a full-service building that was designed with the neighborhood and the environment in mind, offering residents both luxury amenities and the peace of mind that comes with knowing that they are living in an environmentally conscious building thanks to features like the co-generation plant, green roof, efficiency double pane windows, and an Interior Live Green Wall.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.