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.
380 Lenox Avenue, Harlem
Built in 2005, this beautiful 12-story building is as striking as it is luxurious. There are 77 modern apartments inside this Harlem building and it boasts some of the largest 2-3 bedroom apartments for their price range.
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.
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.
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.
1810 Third Avenue, Harlem
In the emerging Upper Manhattan area, The Art House channels luxurious city living in a classic, diverse, New York City neighborhood.
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.
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.
409 Edgecombe Avenue , Harlem
409 Edgecombe Avenue has had quite a roster: Thurgood Marshall, W.E.B. Dubois, men at the forefront of the Harlem Renaissance. Now a pre-war co-op in Harlem 409 Edgecombe Avenue is the standard in modern New York apartments. Set right by Yankee Stadium, residents can enjoy the best of Upper Manhattan.
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.