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3 hours  |  90.7
East 102nd Street
East Harlem, Upper Manhattan, Manhattan
$1,875 Studio 1 Bath
By Roxanne Fabien
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390 ft² · Elevator
15 hours  |  90.0
1309 5th Ave.
East Harlem, Upper Manhattan, Manhattan
$2,350 Studio 1 Bath
Sixto Sibri, East Harlem Expert
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  450 ft² · Doorman · Elevator · Hardwood Floors
10 hours  |  87.7
1635 Lexington Avenue
East Harlem, Upper Manhattan, Manhattan
$2,350 Studio 1 Bath
By Beverley Draggon
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4 hours  |  85.7
East 96th St
East Harlem, Upper Manhattan, Manhattan
$3,300 Studio 1 Bath
By Fatema (Faye) Samim
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Doorman · Elevator
9 hours  |  85.6
Lexington Ave.
East Harlem, Upper Manhattan, Manhattan
$2,675 Studio 1 Bath
By Keith Williams
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9 hours  |  85.5
Lexington Ave
East Harlem, Upper Manhattan, Manhattan
$2,900 Studio 1 Bath
By Devin Graham
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  Elevator · Pre-War · Hardwood Floors
3 hours  |  82.0
Second Avenue
East Harlem, Upper Manhattan, Manhattan
$2,050 Studio 1 Bath
By Emmanuel Saint-Ange
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10 hours  |  81.7
East 105th Street
East Harlem, Upper Manhattan, Manhattan
$2,995 Studio 1 Bath
By Beatriz Moitinho
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Elevator · Laundry in Unit · Hardwood Floors
21 hours  |  80.9
East 96th Street
East Harlem, Upper Manhattan, Manhattan
$3,200 Studio 1 Bath
By Iyra Paboikina
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  Doorman · Elevator
1 day  |  80.1
East 102nd Street
East Harlem, Upper Manhattan, Manhattan
$2,143 Studio 1 Bath
By Megan King
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  Laundry in Unit · Pre-War · Hardwood Floors
1 day  |  80.1
Lexington Ave
East Harlem, Upper Manhattan, Manhattan
$2,500 Studio 1 Bath
By Russell Dinstein
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Hardwood Floors
22 hours  |  79.7
1966 1st Ave., Apt 4L
East Harlem, Upper Manhattan, Manhattan
$1,895 Studio 1 Bath
Clell Tickle, East Harlem Expert
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  390 ft² · Doorman · Elevator · Laundry in Unit · Hardwood Floors
1 day  |  79.2
1st Ave.
East Harlem, Upper Manhattan, Manhattan
$1,825 Studio 1 Bath
By Galina Zueva
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  Elevator · Hardwood Floors
1 day  |  79.0
5th Avenue
East Harlem, Upper Manhattan, Manhattan
$3,195 Studio 1 Bath
By Aloun Khountham
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Doorman
1 day  |  76.8
LEXINGTON AVE
East Harlem, Upper Manhattan, Manhattan
$2,825 Studio 1 Bath
By Amit Halon
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3 days  |  75.3
East 99th St
East Harlem, Upper Manhattan, Manhattan
$1,775 Studio 1 Bath
By Marco Laloi
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4 days  |  75.2
1790 Third Avenue
East Harlem, Upper Manhattan, Manhattan
$2,261 Studio 1 Bath
By Lenny Sporn
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  445 ft² · Doorman · Laundry in Unit
4 days  |  74.8
East 99 Street
East Harlem, Upper Manhattan, Manhattan
$1,600 Studio 1 Bath
By Lucas Dallavalle
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Pre-War · Hardwood Floors
1 week  |  74.1
127 E 101st St
East Harlem, Upper Manhattan, Manhattan
$1,640 Studio 1 Bath
By Nitin (Nick) Girhotra
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400 ft²
2 days  |  73.7
5th Avenue
East Harlem, Upper Manhattan, Manhattan
$2,395 Studio 1 Bath
By Cooper and Cooper
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Doorman · Elevator
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East Harlem

East Harlem, also known as Spanish Harlem, or El Barrio, has one of the largest Latin American communities in all of New York. The neighborhood is fairly dense and heavily residential. In fact, the population density here is about three times that of the city as a whole! Although, East Harlem has seen the development of a number of high-rise luxury buildings in recent years, the neighborhood still has a large number of public housing developments and of course, smaller and older apartment…

East Harlem Apartments
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East Harlem

East Harlem, also known as Spanish Harlem, or El Barrio, has one of the largest Latin American communities in all of New York. The neighborhood is fairly dense and heavily residential. In fact, the population density here is about three times that of the city as a whole! Although, East Harlem has seen the development of a number of high-rise luxury buildings in recent years, the neighborhood still has a large number of public housing developments and of course, smaller and older apartment buildings

Neighborhood: East Harlem

Adjacent Neighborhoods: West Harlem, Upper East Side

Population Density: Fairly dense, heavily residential; population density here is about three times that of the city as a whole. Expect to see people around at most hours of the day.

Public Transit:4, 5, 6 Trains to 125th St;A,B, C, D Trains to 125th St;M60, M10, M15, M100, M103, M106, M116 Bus;125th St- Metro North Train

What’s Here?: East Harlem, also known as Spanish Harlem, or El Barrio, has one of the largest Latin American communities in all of New York. It also has a sizeable Italian community and has recently been a popular hub for Chinese immigrants. Cultures collide in the neighborhood! One of the five families of the New York mafia, the Genovese family, hails from here, as do several of America’s best joints for salsa music. Museo del Barrio at the very top of Museum Mile on Fifth Avenue is a museum dedicated to Latin American and Afro-Caribbean culture, with exhibits on NYC and special events celebrating the history and diversity of the neighborhood. Newest to the museum scene is the Museum of African Art, which houses a collection of diverse artifacts reflecting the varied heritage of the neighborhood. Central Park ends at 110th St, and the top of the park is a great place to relax, go for a stroll, or even try fishing in one of the small ponds. The New York Mosque is located at east 96th Street and is an architectural triumph worth visiting. 110th St, between Lexington and 3rd Avenue became NYC’s first Smoke-Free block in an effort to reduce asthma. Earl’s Beer and Cheese, a restaurant on Park Avenue is known throughout the city for its delicious, if not greasy, cheap eats.

Flat or Tall?: East Harlem has seen the development of a number of high-rise luxury buildings in recent years. The neighborhood still has a large number of public housing developments, and of older, smaller apartment buildings.

History: In 1860, a residential settlement was developed on 110th St and 3rd Ave, and soon after the elevated railway was extended to reach to the neighborhood. By the 1880s, rowhouses in East Harlem became home to thousands of immigrants, mostly of German and Irish descent. Soon after, Italians began moving into the neighborhood in large numbers, and by the mid-1890s the neighborhood became known as Italian Harlem. In 1919, the Lexington Avenue Subway (now the 4, 5, 6, lines) reached to the neighborhood, which contributed to substantial population growth. At the time, the area had one of the largest Jewish populations, second only to Manhattan’s Lower East Side. In the mid-twentieth century, people of European descent began moving elsewhere, and Puerto Ricans, who had first started moving to the neighborhood after the First World War, became the dominant group in the neighborhood. They opened cultural institutions like churches, dancehalls, restaurants and bodegas. This led to the nickname of the neighborhood “El Barrio.” Around the same time, several public housing projects arose to house the influx of immigrants. Today, East Harlem is very diverse; about one-third of its population is Puerto Rican, and the rest ranges from Italian, African American, and various other groups. An influx of Chinese people both from abroad and from other neighborhoods in New York City has greatly increased the size of the Chinese population in East Harlem; it’s now one of the largest Chinese enclaves in the city (though the Mexican and Puerto Rican populations here are still many times larger).

Activities: Dining, Afro-Caribbean dance halls, live music, salsa, Museo del Barrio, open markets, local and family-owned businesses.

Check it out: On the second Sunday of June every year, the National Puerto Rican Day Parade walks up Fifth Avenue, culminating in huge festivities in East Harlem. Celebrate with a flag bought off the street or at a bar proudly vending Don Q or Bacardi cocktails.

Median Rents for East Harlem
Studio Apartments $2,700
1 Bedroom Apartments $2,400
2 Bedroom Apartments $3,195
3 Bedroom Apartments -
4 Bedroom Apartments -
Public Transportation
6
0.10 mi - 116th St (116th St and Lexington Ave)
4
5
6
0.38 mi - 125th St (125th Street and Lexington Avenue)
2
3
0.50 mi - 110th St-Central Park North (Central Park North and St Nicholas Ave)
C
B
0.83 mi - Cathedral Parkway-110th St (109th St and Frederick Douglass Blvd)
4
5
1.12 mi - 138th St (East 138th Street and Grand Concourse)
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