A proud community rich with historical lore and authentic flavor, the neighborhood of East Harlem is a diverse slice of north Manhattan that attracts residents looking for spacious rentals and gritty charm.
East Harlem’s real estate consists of traditional brownstones and spacious pre-war historical buildings offering bare-bones amenities. The modest prices make the neighborhood a comfortable place to call home within the city limits. Quiet tree-lined streets provide a calmer atmosphere for residents looking for somewhere to plant roots outside of Harlem’s busy commercial streets.
The residential area of this cultural mecca thrums with activity. Block parties and community events are a constant fixture. Small strips of local restaurants offering a variety of flavorful fare– from Chinese and Mexican hotspots to take out Italian and Cuban diners– speak to the East Harlem’s rich diversity. Not as gentrified as other sections of the neighborhood, East Harlem boasts family-owned businesses owned for decades and temporary retail space.
Referred to by some as the “El Barrio,” the district has been home to a significant Latin American population since the mid-twentieth century. The working-class neighborhood is home to local markets packed with robust flavors that speak to the area’s proud heritage. In the last few years, many have begun to speculate that this section of Harlem will soon see new developments in its residential and retail markets, suggesting an influx of residents and a possible increase in market price to come in the next decade.
Whatever its future, East Harlem has proven for decades its commitment to preserving its rich cultural past.