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.
29 West 138th Street, Harlem
Few buildings possess the convenience of hotel-like service with exciting amenities, but Be@William does just that. Its unique name reflects the experience a resident will have in this luxury condominium. With amenities such as 24-hour doorman service and glass-walled rooftop sky lounge, Be@William is a wonderful choice for residents.
1595 Lexington Avenue, Harlem
Copper Hill adds a touch of contemporary luxury to historic Harlem and is located just blocks away from Central Park.
130 Bradhurst Avenue, Harlem
Ellington on the Park is a beautiful luxury high rise located in Central Harlem, one of New York City’s most quiet and tranquil neighborhoods. This condominium offers its residents giant, double and triple paned windows revealing a scenic view of Manhattan and Jackie Robinson Park.
234 West 148th Street, Harlem
Pecora 148 is a lovely Harlem building at 234 West 148th Street, between Adam Clayton Powell Jr Boulevard and Frederick Douglass Boulevard. This intimate building is just 7 stories tall with 32 apartments that offer all the comforts a modern New Yorker needs.
The apartments inside feature bamboo flooring throughout, open layouts, modern kitchens with subway tiles, stainless steel appliances, and more. The building includes a full-service garage, an elevator, a fitness center, an outdoor entertainment area, and many of the apartments include private terraces or balconies.
178 East 117th Street, Harlem
Situated in the up-and-coming neighborhood of East Harlem, Alto is an 8 story luxury condominium located on 178 East 117th. With 22 units, Alto provides its residents with a vast amount of space that makes for comfortable living conditions. Alto also offers amenities such as fitness center and community courtyard.
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.
A 19-floor 48-unit post-war mid-rise, 111 Central Park North is a Harlem apartment building with luxurious features ranging from white oak floors to stainless steel appliances to marble bath countertops. A doorman, fitness center, parking garage, concierge service, and a roof deck make for a well-rounded list of amenities.
1655 Madison Avenue is a uniquely designed and furnished building in East Harlem. At 8 stories tall, the building features 19 spacious and modern apartments that offer residents a sleek, eco-friendly living experience.
50 West 127th Street, Harlem
50 West is an addition to the iconic downtown NYC skyline, designed by world-renowned architect Helmut Jahn. This building's 64 stories hold a variety of one-to-five-bedroom apartments including duplexes and beautiful penthouses. Along with this, there are four floors dedicated to providing top-of-the-line amenities to residents.
313 West 119th Street, Harlem
South Harlem's Brownstone Lane II has the look and feel of a classic NYC brownstone with the modern benefits that come with having been constructed in modern times. These two buildings overlook a lovely common garden where children can play and adults can relax, an oasis away from the busy city streets.