East Harlem

Global Flavors and Lively Street Scenes
East Harlem has many different nicknames, including El Barrio, Spanish Harlem, and Italian Harlem. The neighborhood is home to fantastic global eateries, large street murals, and local businesses. Its Latino community is one of the largest in New York, and you can see the influence of the Nuyoricans (New York and Puerto Rican) in cultural institutions like El Museo del Barrio. While family-owned Dominican, Mexican, and Italian restaurants are predominant, a slew of bistros, steak houses, and wine bars have popped up recently too.

The rental market of East Harlem is more affordable than other New York neighborhoods. The most popular options include walkups and brownstones, and gentrification has led to newer condos and co-op units being built as well. Long-time residents and newcomers enjoy the easy subway access and the cultural, historical, and artistic fusion.
What East Harlem Residents
Think About Their Apartments
overall
7.0
value
8.0
amenities
6.0
social
5.0
management
5.0
safety
4.5
Median rents in East Harlem
Studio
$
3,450
1 Bedroom
$
4,800
2 Bedroom
$
6,950

Living in
East Harlem

Friendly
Many Parks and Trails
Accessible Transportation
Latino Cuisine
Italian Food
Local Businesses
Street Murals
Diverse
Museums
East Harlem — 8/10 Rating (based on 1 neighborhood reviews)
Harlem's recent Renaissance is not a secret any longer - restaurants like Marcus Samuellson's Red Rooster have put the Harlem dining scene on the map in NYC. There are now dozens of great eating and drinking options from 110 to 130 st. for any budget or atmosphere. Finally, you're steps away from Central Park and all it has to offer. The northern edge rarely sees the tourist throngs like Central Park South and has some amazing trails and open areas to explore.

Access is good (express 2/3 and A train get you to mid-town in 20 minutes) and cabs are plentiful.

The neighborhood remains a fairly local one. Yes - this means there are black people, many of them lower income living on section 8 housing. If you take the time to say hello you'll find that neighbors look out for one another and treat you with respect. If you want Chelsea just cheaper, don't come to Harlem.
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/10
Neighborhood Rating
Heritage Towers


Getting to Know
East Harlem

Neighborhood Boundaries
East to West Boundaries: Harlem River to 5th Ave
North to South Boundaries: Harlem River to E 96th St
dining
Charlie’s Place
El Paso Restaurante Mexicano
Gyro96
Polash
grocery
Aldi
Key Food
convenience
7-Eleven
fitness
CrossFit Metropolis
New York Sports Clubs
Santo Rico Dance School
Women’s World of Boxing
parks
Hallett Nature Sanctuary
Harlem River Park
Marcus Garvey Park
Thomas Jefferson Park Dog Run
coffee
Da Capo Aperitivo E Caff
Harlem Blues Cafe
New Level Juice
Sprinkle Splash Bakery
bus
BxM10/BxM8/BxM9 (bus)
M1/M106/M4 (bus)
M15-SBS (bus)
rail
4/5 (metro)
6 (metro)
Q (metro)
parking
Brown Parking Systems
Icon Merit Parking
Ipark (Imperial) 1955 1st Parking
Parking Management East Harlem 119 Corp
About your Neighbors
Data from the 2013 American Community Survey

Zip Codes
East Harlem includes zip codes 10029, 10035, and 10037
Rent vs Own
84
%
of East Harlem residents are renters
Driving to Work
9
%
of East Harlem residents drive to work
New Construction
12
%
of housing units in East Harlem have been built in the last 15 years
Building Types
26
%
<20 units
20
%
20-49 units
54
%
50+ units
Demographics
Children (under 18)
22
%
18 - 34
30
%
35 - 54
25
%
55+
22
%
Unit Mix
10
%
Studio
33
%
1 Bed
40
%
2 Bed
17
%
3+ Bed
Occupation or Education
Working Professional
47
%
Undergrad Student
7
%
Grad Student
3
%
Unemployed
7
%
Retired
35
%

Best Apartments
in East Harlem



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Studio $3,110
1 Bed $4,365
2 Beds $6,045

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Studio $3,350
1 Bed $5,795
2 Beds $6,925

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1 Bed $1,866
2 Beds $1,866

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Studio $2,900
1 Bed $3,395
2 Beds $4,600

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