Harlem is home to forever-expanding Columbia University, and apartments very close to campus will generally cost more. It’s also home to The City College of the City University of New York… a mouthful, so just call it CUNY. The school graduates an enormous number of students each year, so you’re likely to see its students hustling to make class on time.Find Harlem apartments
|Building Address||# no-fee apts|
|2300 5TH AVE||28|
|630 LENOX AVE||27|
|66 SAINT NICHOLAS PL||25|
|529 W 151ST ST||21|
|625 W 133RD ST||13|
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Where do you take your family when they visit during a weekend? The standard Harlem tourist attractions, of course. There’s the world-famous Apollo Theater, President Grants Tomb, the Cathedral of St. John the Divine, and the Studio Museum for African American art. Where do you go, when your not bringing your family to the famous tourist spots? For a night on the town, check out the Lenox Lounge and if you’re into shopping there’s an open-air market, Malcolm Shabazz Harlem Market, and there’s a flea market on Saturdays at 135th and Lenox. If you like grabbing a good meal, you’ll undoubtedly find yourself frequenting Dinosaur Bar-B-Que or Amy Ruth’s for some good soul food.
Generally speaking, Harlem starts at the northern edge of Central Park and extends to the neighborhood of Washington Heights at it’s northern boundary. If you look at the neighborhood on a map, you’ll notice that Harlem is by no means a small, quaint neighborhood. It goes across the island from the East River to the Hudson. Harlem can be broken up into three different areas – Central Harlem, East Harlem and West Harlem. Within West Harlem you’ll find Manhatinville & Hamilton Heights.
You can find an $850 studio – albeit a small, not well maintained one – or a $2,000 studio. One bedroom Harlem apartments run from $1,100 to $2,500 depending on amenities. New construction, elevators, doormen, etc all will make a unit more expensive. Two bedrooms will start around $1,500 and run up to $6,000+ for luxury units. The building types can be unique brownstones, limestone buildings, midrises or tenement style buildings.