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.
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.
106 West 116th Street, Harlem
If you're looking to be surrounded by beautiful green spaces on a quiet street while still getting the best Manhattan has to offer, look no further than Graceline Court, just off Lenox Avenue and a short walk from Central Park, Morningside Park, and Marcus Garvey Park.
This Central Harlem building boasts a doorman, a fitness center that overlooks a beautiful garden and is pet-friendly. The apartments feature hardwood floors, floor-to-ceiling windows, stainless steel appliances, granite countertops, custom cherry kitchen cabinetry, and real wood-burning fireplaces.
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.
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.
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.
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.
753 Saint Nicholas Avenue , Harlem
Situated in Harlem’s historic neighborhood of Sugar Hill, 753 Saint Nicholas Avenue adds a modern flair to the classic brownstones. Each unit in this luxury condominium features state-of-the-art fixtures and finishes as well as spacious rooms. The condo also sports a virtual doorman for additional safety and comfort.
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.
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.