Named after the city of Haarlem in the Netherlands, Harlem is a large neighborhood within the northern section of New York City borough of Manhattan. Since 1920s, Harlem has been made famous as a major African-American residential, cultural and business hub.
Harlem and Central Harlem is located West of Fifth Avenue and the East River and stretches from 110th street or Central Park North, to 155 street. Harlem’s’ newest population is very diverse, made up of residents who enjoy the neighborhood’s history,the gorgeous and unrenovated gems. Subway include the 6 for East Harlem from 5th to 1st Ave, 2 or 3 for Central Harlem and A, B, C, or D for West Harlem.
New buildings range in size and style from studios to lofts and city condominiums. Harlem boasts many of the finest original townhouses in New York. Throughout the greater Harlem area, there are many architecturally significant apartment buildings, row houses and brownstones, many with original details like pocket doors and carve moldings still intact. You can still find affordable housing in Harlem. Some of our favorite new developments are on the 5th Park, the Lennox condo.
Central Harlem is known to many socially and architecturally important churches and to thriving cultural institutions such as the studio museum in Harlem, the National Black Theatre, the Schomburg Center for research in Black Culture, and the Dance Theatre of Harlem, one of the nations premier ballet companies.