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.
237 West 115th Street, Harlem
Situated on 247 West 115th Street, Delany Lofts is a unique two-building condo complex. The post-war apartments for sale sport a pre-war ambiance emphasized by Maple Toffee cabinetry and ceramic subway-style tiles. The list of amenities boasts an electronic concierge system, exercise room, and an ideal Harlem location.
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.
2601 Frederick Douglass Boulevard, Harlem
A post-war low-rise on Frederick Douglass Boulevard, Harlem’s Strivers West Condominiums offer gracious designs and accents as well as state-of-the-art stainless steel appliances. Within proximity of St. John the Divine, St. Nicholas Park, and City College, Strivers West provides an ideal location for residents.
2131 Frederick Douglass Boulevard, Harlem
Situated in Harlem, the Livmor certainly encourages residents to “live more” with amenities ranging from a children’s playroom, conference room, residents’ lounge, and a landscaped terrace. Bamboo floors, energy-efficient windows, and frameless glass showers provide sustainable yet beautiful living.
118 West 112th Street, Harlem
Close to the rich greenness of Central Park, the Park Lane Condominium on 118 West 112th Street is a six-story pre-war building offering 24 luxury apartments for sale. Being a pre-war building, a lot of historic touches can be seen on this red and white building located in the heart of the Harlem neighborhood. However, the apartments inside are contemporary and designed with modern flair, which is sure to satisfy all the needs of any home hunter in Manhattan.
A newly constructed condominium in East Harlem, 160 East 117th Street is a pre-war low-rise built in 1900 before airplanes had even scratched the surface of American life. With a historic flair and an ideal location near Harlem’s most well-known sites, 160 East 117th Street provides affordable yet aesthetically appealing living all in one.
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.
2130 Adam Clayton Powell Boulevard, Harlem
Dafina, located at 2130 Adam Clayton Powell Jr. Road in Harlem, is one of the finest new luxury residential buildings in the neighborhood. This building is made up of 46 luxury condominium units containing a number of excellent features, and residents also have access to amenities like a club room, a fitness center, a roof deck and more.
2021 First Avenue, Harlem
East Harlem is host to Observatory Place, a Green LEED certified building which boasts 38 condominiums with an emphasis on comfort. With private terraces to accompany great views onto the streets of East Harlem, this building also provides amenities such as modern kitchens, luxury baths and sunlit rooms.
240 Manhattan Avenue, Harlem
One Morningside Park boasts 55 modern luxury units on the Upper West Side in a variety of spacious layouts. Putting the many amenities, the fantastic views and the modern furnishings aside, One Morningside Park sits in the heart of Manhattan at the crossroads of two of its most beautiful and iconic parks.