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.
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.
163 Saint Nicholas Avenue, Harlem
Rosa Parks Condominium is a unique collection of 64 one, two, and three bedroom homes along with three beautiful penthouses. Built in the early 2000s, these condominiums feature solid oak hardwood floors, bathrooms with marble floors, and most homes have a Juliet balcony.
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.
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.
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.
For 88 Morningside Avenue, location is key. At the north end of Morningside Park and a couple blocks from Central Park, the newly constructed Harlem condo is at an arm’s reach from high-demand greenery. With a luxurious tile interior design and top-of-the-line amenities, 88 Morningside is a quite a real estate catch.
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.
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.