Few Manhattan neighborhoods are as iconic or as profoundly a part of the greater idea of New York City than Harlem. Harlem is a real neighborhood in Manhattan, of course, stretching from river to river between 158th Street and a border that no one can quite agree upon on the south. But Harlem is also more than that -- a vibrant piece of living history, a place somehow just as real in the imagination as it is in real life. 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 Striver's Row.
After a series of down decades, Harlem property values soared 300 percent in the 1990s, and a host of new construction residential buildings and hundreds of luxury rental apartments rose alongside the neighborhood's historic brownstones. While Harlem retains its distinctive character thanks to its world-famous soul food restaurants and the jazz clubs and lounges that highlight its booming nightlife scene, 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. Harlem's luxury rental apartments, too, measure up to the standards of even the most demanding NYC dwellers.
The apartments for rent at The Hub have a classically Harlem red-brick look, but offer amenities and spacious floor plans that rank them in the top tier of rental apartments in Manhattan. Stunning Central Park views are one of the main attractions at 1481 Fifth Avenue, but the condo-quality finishes and sleek modern lines of the rental apartments are dazzling in their own right. There's more to Harlem than history, and the neighborhood's ongoing revitalization suggests that Harlem is not done making Manhattan history yet.
1481 Fifth Avenue, Harlem
Boasting incredible park views, high-end finishes, and proximity to Central Park, 1481 Fifth Avenue is a new construction building located in Spanish East Harlem. The apartment complex is steps away from the 4, 5, and 6 trains, along with an array of some of the city’s best and most affordable dining options.
88 Morningside Avenue, Harlem
88 Morningside is a refined mid-rise building offering apartments that rival the best luxury apartments in the Manhattan rental and condo listings. Located on 88 Morningside Avenue in the heart of a burgeoning uptown neighborhood, 88 Morningside may surprise renters by providing the best of Manhattan within close reach, plus the panoramic vistas of Morningside Park, Central Park and the Manhattan skyline don’t hurt. 88 Morningside has top-notch amenities, pristine building features, and a lively nightlife right outside its front doors.
2130 Adam Clayton Powell Boulevard, Harlem
2130 ACP bills itself as “Harlem living at its finest,” and if you look at the apartments and amenities being offered in this luxury rental building, you’d agree with that statement too. Affordable luxury in an excellent neighborhood: that’s 2130 ACP in a nutshell.
333 East 102nd Street, Harlem
Harlem may be a long way from the Hamptons, but the richness and luxury associated with the latter has come up to Hampton Court, a new mixed used building on 333 East 102nd Street. Residents here enjoy not just the wonderful apartments, but they also have access to their very own landscaped viewing garden.
245 East 124th Street, Harlem
Standing 12 stories over Harlem at 245 East 124th Street, Tapestry is an LEED-certified luxury apartment building, offering 185 units for rent. Along with an array of environmentally friendly amenities, Tapestry is located in a flourishing Manhattan neighborhood, surrounded by great restaurants, nightclubs, and music venues.
1810 Third Avenue, Harlem
One of East Harlem’s newest luxury rental buildings, the Emmerson at 1810 Third Avenue consists of two 10 and 12-story towers that have 76 elegantly designed apartments that range in size from 600 to over 1000 square feet. The location is also ideal, as East Harlem’s culturally diverse vibe is both warm and inviting.
327 East 101st Street, Harlem
With one and two-bedroom apartments in Harlem, The Hub at 327 East 101st street offers aesthetic elegance and comfortable settings. Apartments for rent feature top-of-the-line furnishings and spacious layouts. The building boasts a landscaped roof deck and close proximity to several shops and cafes.