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Neighborhood Guide: East and West Harlem: Rentals & Sales

East and West Harlem                                                Listings: Rentals | Sales

Subway stops: 6 to 110th Street for East Harlem; 2 or 3 to 116th Street for Central Harlem; A, B, C, or D to 125th Street for West Harlem

Harlem is hot!  This famous neighborhood has new occupants such as Former President Bill Clinton, and merchants have opened stores like The Gap, Old Navy, Magic Johnson’s Theatres, Starbucks and Disney!    Celebrated establishments like the Apollo Theatre, Dance Theatre of Harlem, the Schaumburg Center for African American Research and Sylvia’s eatery on Lenox Avenue help set the tone for this area’s rebirth.   

Only in New York would you find this particular mix of academic and city life.  Most of the area is populated by students from Columbia University , Barnard College , Manhattan School of Music, Bank Street College , and the Union Theological Seminary.   

Now more than ever buyers and renters are vying for property.  Brownstones are snatched up just as quickly as they are put on the market. Rental buildings offer the convenience of the Upper West Side but with more attractive prices. There is a constant influx of people who are newly discovering this area.  A tight-knit community, Harlem now thrives on diversity.  People are coming for the neighborhood’s history and gorgeous buildings.  

Hamilton Heights is a residential, historic district north of Morningside Heights and south of Washington Heights Hamilton Heights , one of the most sought after neighborhoods in Harlem , allures residents with its blend of beautiful brownstones, limestone townhouses and brick buildings.  Landmark churches and the Gothic spire of City College add to the quaint atmosphere of the area.


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