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1 day  |  79.9
5th Avenue
East Harlem, Upper Manhattan, Manhattan
$25,000 4 Bed 4 Bath
By Lior Ben-David
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Doorman · Elevator · Hardwood Floors
1 day  |  78.0
1150 5th Ave, Apt PH 1
East Harlem, Upper Manhattan, Manhattan
$20,600 4 Bed 4 Bath
By Enriko Gavrilov
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  2,700 ft² · Doorman · Elevator · Laundry in Unit
1 day  |  78.7
5th Ave.
East Harlem, Upper Manhattan, Manhattan
$15,000 4 Bed 4 Bath
By David Menashe
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  1,800 ft² · Doorman · Laundry in Unit · Hardwood Floors
2 days  |  77.3
West 139th Street
Central Harlem, Upper Manhattan, Manhattan
$13,500 5 Bed 5 Bath
By Laverne Goulbourne
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  3,370 ft² · Elevator · Laundry in Unit · Pre-War · Loft
2 days  |  62.6
133 West 122nd St
Central Harlem, Upper Manhattan, Manhattan
$10,950 5 Bed 5 Bath
By Dexter Guerrieri
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  4,745 ft² · Pre-War
3 days  |  71.8
Tenth Avenue
Manhattanville, West Harlem, Upper Manhattan, Manhattan
$10,400 3 Bed 3 Bath
By Braden McKinnon
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  Doorman · Elevator
2 days  |  80.9
2280 7th avenue
Central Harlem, Upper Manhattan, Manhattan
$9,995 4 Bed 4 Bath
By Cyrus Eyn
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Elevator · Laundry in Unit · Furnished
4 days  |  73.0
E 96 St.
East Harlem, Upper Manhattan, Manhattan
$8,584 3 Bed 3 Bath
By Lana Shapiro
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  Elevator · Hardwood Floors
3 hours  |  94.0
Lexington Ave.
East Harlem, Upper Manhattan, Manhattan
$8,400 3 Bed 2 Bath
By Hela Erez
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  Doorman · Elevator · Laundry in Unit · Hardwood Floors
1 day  |  75.9
Amsterdam Ave
Morningside Heights, West Harlem, Upper Manhattan, Manhattan
$8,245 2 Bed 2 Bath
By Kirsten Biddix
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4 days  |  73.7
East 96th Street
East Harlem, Upper Manhattan, Manhattan
$8,000 3 Bed 2.5 Bath
By Jake Seigal
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1,300 ft² · Doorman · Elevator · Laundry in Unit · Hardwood Floors
4 days  |  71.4
Morningside Drive
Morningside Heights, West Harlem, Upper Manhattan, Manhattan
$6,840 3 Bed 2 Bath
By Rolando A Fana
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1 day  |  89.6
East 96th Street
East Harlem, Upper Manhattan, Manhattan
$6,100 2 Bed 2.5 Bath
By Tomer Meir
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  1,300 ft² · Doorman · Elevator · Laundry in Unit · Pre-War
2 days  |  80.4
600 west 136th street
Hamilton Heights, West Harlem, Upper Manhattan, Manhattan
$6,095 6 Bed 2 Bath
By Andrea Aguirre
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9 hours  |  85.5
E 96th St.
East Harlem, Upper Manhattan, Manhattan
$6,000 4 Bed 3 Bath
By Howard Hauptman
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Laundry in Unit · Pre-War · Hardwood Floors
3 days  |  72.7
Lexington Avenue
East Harlem, Upper Manhattan, Manhattan
$5,900 2 Bed 2 Bath
By Jhaye Cruse
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17 hours  |  81.6
1790 Third Avenue
East Harlem, Upper Manhattan, Manhattan
$5,800 2 Bed 1 Bath
By Jonathan Aka
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  1,093 ft² · Doorman · Laundry in Unit · Furnished
1 day  |  86.9
1660 Madison Avenue
East Harlem, Upper Manhattan, Manhattan
$5,700 5 Bed 2 Bath
Sixto Sibri, East Harlem Expert
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  1,400 ft² · Doorman · Elevator · Laundry in Unit · Pre-War
1 day  |  74.2
5th Ave,
East Harlem, Upper Manhattan, Manhattan
$25,000 4 Bed 4 Bath
By Ramazan Azizov
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4 days  |  73.9
5th Ave.
East Harlem, Upper Manhattan, Manhattan
$13,500 4 Bed 4 Bath
By Jake Seigal
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Harlem Apartments for Rent

Neighborhood

Harlem

Population Density

Fairly dense; just under three times more dense than the city-wide average. This is a bustling, busy residential and commercial neighborhood.

Adjacent Neighborhoods

Washington Heights, Upper West Side, Upper East Side, Morningside Heights

Public Transit

1 (Broadway), 2/3 (Lenox Ave) 4/5/6 (Lexington Ave), ABCD (St. Nicholas Ave)

What's Here

Steeped in a rich history, the rapidly changing neighborhood of Harlem is a burgeoning hotspot for singles, couples and students looking to live above Central Park. Harlem has seen its population become more diverse in recent years due to its close proximity to Columbia University and City College on the west side, relaxing parks for family outings, a happening nightlife scene along Lenox Ave and affordable spacious apartments throughout the area.

Consisting of three sections - West Harlem, which includes Hamilton Heights, Sugar Hill and Manhattanville, Central Harlem, which includes Bradhurst and Strivers Row, and East Harlem, which includes Spanish Harlem - Harlem is experiencing a broad-based revival. In its heyday in the 1920s and 30s it was the premiere place to see Ella Fitzgerald and Billie Holliday, and home to major political and cultural figures. A major selling point is the touch of past and present. Residents can select from a wide variety of contemporary styles at retail giant H&M and then wear the outfit to the world famous Apollo Theater, both located on the always booming 125th St. For those looking for a fantastic culinary experience, try dinner at one of the many delicious restaurants on Lenox Ave like Sylvia's Soul Food, Red Rooster, Chez Lucienne or Corner Social.

Nightlife is also hopping in Harlem with Spanish residents enjoying El Morroco off 145th st on the west side, music lovers experiencing the sampling of world beats at Shrine and jazz lovers hitting Bill's Place on 133rd St. on Friday nights.

Housing Stock

Throughout the greater Harlem area, there are many architecturally significant apartment buildings, row houses and brownstones - many with original details like pocket doors and carved moldings still intact. Although the market has heated up, you can still find affordable housing in Harlem. There are relatively fewer high-rise buildings in this area.

History

Started by European settlers in the 17th century as a Dutch outpost, Harlem eventually became the heart of African-American culture in the United States. In the 1920s the Harlem Renaissance made writers like Zora Neale Hurston and Langston Hughes literary legends. But hard economic times brought an increase in crime, unemployment and poverty which pervaded the area during the Depression and hit hardest during the 1970s.

Redevelopment in the 1980s revived interest in the neighborhood. Real estate investors snatched up beautiful old brownstones and began restoring them to their former glory. Soon, backed by none other than Magic Johnson, Starbucks opened a branch on 125th St, the area saw its first real grocery store in 30 years and its first movie theater opened. The second Harlem Renaissance had come, capped off by former President Bill Clinton taking up office space on 125th St in 2001.

Activities

Enjoy playing basketball or baseball at Jackie Robinson Park, devour a delicious steak at Ricardo Steak House in East Harlem, or spend a relaxing Saturday learning more about the history of the area at Studio Museum in Harlem

Check it out

The Harlem Arts Festival in June, where you can experience the best Harlem has to offer in music, dance, theater and visual arts. Not your speed? Try the Harlem International Film Festival showing movies from around the world.

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