It wasn’t long ago that Harlem and Upper Manhattan were listed among the most crime-ridden neighborhoods in New York City. Yet, over the last decade, Harlem has been enjoying a resurgence thanks to redevelopment efforts and heavy investment. The area was rezoned in 2008, allowing for buildings as tall as 30 stories to be built on some blocks with restrictions — these buildings must house a cultural facility on the lower floor.
Even though residential development has been heating up over the last couple years, the area remains relatively affordable given its borough. Despite the rampant invasion of chain retailers like H&M, cultural landmarks like the nearly 100-year old Apollo Theatre remain an attraction for tourists and locals alike. Columbia University also recently opened a new campus in the neighborhood.
Here’s a brief round-up of what’s available in the Harlem new condo market for under $3 million:
1. The Style
Residences have tall coffered ceilings and white oak flooring throughout, and include an array of stainless steel appliances, including a Bosch dishwasher and GE microwave.
Amenities include: a communal landscaped garden, residents’ rooftop lounge, yoga room and a pet spa.
Pricing starts at $555,000.
2. 17 & 52 Convent Avenue
The sister buildings of 17 & 52 Convent Avenue are being developed by Kane Ventures. They have a total of 38 residences, ranging in size from 593 square feet to 1,566 square feet. 17 Convent has a subtle tri-toned brick facade and sits on a quiet corner lot, while 52 Convent’s oversized windows offer stunning views of the Hudson River and New Jersey.
The living spaces in both buildings offer an open-concept design and thoughtful proportions that allow for maximum flow. Many homes include seamless access to a terrace or balcony. Kitchens feature sleek and contemporary light wood cabinetry with concealed pulls, stone countertops and a subway tile backsplash. Master bathrooms include large walk-in showers with floor-to-ceiling Calacatta marble walls.
Amenities include: a rooftop deck with lounge seating and a BBQ area, fitness room, lounge with kitchenette and a secure package room.
Pricing for available units starts at $688,000.
3. 362 West 127th Street
362 West 127th Street was developed by 127 Holdings LLC. The boutique condo houses a total of 14 units that range in size from 405 square feet to 809 square feet in a mix of studios, one-bedrooms, and duplex loft apartments.
All homes feature a sleek contemporary design with ample living space. And upper-floor units offer spectacular views of West Harlem. 362 West 127th Street is conveniently situated near Columbia University, mass transit and shopping.
Amenities include: a common rooftop deck, private storage space and a virtual doorman.
Pricing for available units starts at $770,000.
4. The Manor at Morningside
Morningside is a vibrant, family-friendly area in Upper Manhattan known for such iconic locales as The Cathedral of St. John the Divine, Morningside Park and the renowned Columbia University. Developed by M Development, The Manor at Morningside houses eight modern residences with spacious, open floorplans.
Units feature satin-finished wide plank oak floors, floor-to-ceiling windows by Pella, European kitchens with top-of-the-line appliances, and sleek bathrooms with LED lighting and Glassos wall and floor tiles.
Amenities include: a virtual doorman, a rooftop deck and private storage.
Pricing starts at $875,000.
5. 320 West 115th Street
Developed by Madison Advisory Group, 320 West 115th Street sits on a quiet, tree-lined street. It has a total of six full-floor units, which range in size from 1,905 square feet to 2,070. The building preserves its iconic facade.
Residences boast ceiling heights of nine or twelve feet, with wide windows that allow for a wealth of natural light. The wide flooring is made of solid maple wood. Master baths feature floor-to-ceiling marble tile and a glass-enclosed shower. Some residences include private outdoor space.
Amenities include: a virtual doorman, a rooftop deck with BBQ area, and storage.
Pricing for available units starts at $2.5 million.