East Harlem is located between 110th to 125th streets from Fifth Avenue to the East River. The eastern part of Harlem is a tight-knit neighborhood, with deep traditions and a strong community. East Harlem is alternately known as Spanish Harlem, or El Barrio. The area is known for its provocative murals by celebrated artist James De La Vega; Salsa dance and music at Creole a jazz/supper club, and Orbit, a bar/restaurant that hosts open mic nights in its jazz and cabaret schedule. East Harlem’s abundance of food, culture and lively street life reflects its history. From the exclusive Rao’s Restaurant, founded in 1896, and Patsy’s Pizzeria, established in 1933 in part of Old Little Italy, to modern-day bodegas and botanicas, shopping and dining in this neighborhood continue to evolve.
East Harlem offers more space for the buck housing stock runs the gamut from row houses to studios, from one- and two-bedroom co-ops to renovated tenements. A big draw here in East Harlem is space — apartments often come with a dining room, an outdoor garden, or even parking. Large rental complexes like Hampton Court (complete with gyms, garden decks and retail shopping) are now being joined in East Harlem by luxury condos offering views of the East River, the George Washington and RFK (Triborough) Bridges.
East Harlem residents have access to variety of shopping from mom and pop shops to Target, Marshall’s, Best Buy and Manhattan’s first Costco.
Hamilton Heights is located from West 125th Street to West 155th Street, from Riverside Drive to St. Nicholas and Edgecombe Avenues. The Hamilton Heights district was named after Alexander Hamilton.
Hamilton heights is known for its Riverbank State Park where its residents skate, plays basketball, swim and take long walks in the nature.. Hamilton Heights has some of the most-desired townhouses in New York City. Parts of Strivers’ Row were designed by the noted architecture firm of McKim, Mead and White. Today most of Hamilton Heights single-family homes are considered landmark and are in styles ranging from Beaux-Arts to Romanesque. There are also plentiful condos in Hamilton Heights, many of them historical properties renovated to include floor-to-ceiling windows, chef’s kitchens, and roof decks. Some have been opened up to create wide and bright loft spaces.
Harlem is located from 110th Street to 155th Street, from the East River to Manhattan and St. Nicholas Avenues. Harlem is enjoying a new renaissance it has become one of the most up and coming areas. There has been an explosion of new housing development. Many investors and young professionals has plunged to the area. Some of the notable developments have been Lenox Terrace, Windows, the PS 90, Harlem Sol and so on.
Harlem residents enjoy new range of shopping options, as 125th Street, once known for its independent bazaars that offered anything and everything for sale, is now also home to uptown sites for chains such as Disney, HandM, and Old Navy. There’s easy access to retail from such beautiful architectural enclaves as Harlem’s “Striver’s Row,” which features townhouses — many with multiple fireplaces and to-die-for molding — designed by the famous firm of McKim, Mead and White.
Harlem is where the former U.S. President Bill Clinton enjoys working. For play, Marcus Garvey Park offers twenty acres at Madison Avenue situated between 120th and 124th Street, of playgrounds, a swimming pool, play stages, and concerts in the park’s amphitheater, home to the city’s Charlie Parker Jazz Festival every summer. You can catch the next star at amateur night at Harlem’s landmark Apollo Theather, an institution which launched the careers of Ella Fitzgerald, James Brown, and Lauryn Hill.
Inwood is Uptown, north of Dyckman Street, the northernmost community on the island of Manhattan, just north of Washington Heights. Home to a large park, a natural forest, and a salt marsh, Inwood is a place where one can find access to urban living without losing the joy of a pastoral, post-dinner walk. Inwood includes the Dyckman Public Houses as well as some more mid-level apartment spaces with nice views of the Harlem River. Apartment hunters wishing to remain in Manhattan find Inwood as a place to be this affordable neighborhood offers co-ops, some free-standing single-family homes and, most recently, a few luxury condos. In Inwood, townhouses and Art Deco apartment buildings lie to the west of Broadway, and rental housing to the East, where there’s also vibrant street life.
Inwood also offers fun and growing nightlife and a variety of new restaurants including Park Terrace Bistro, a Moroccan restaurant on Broadway with raves from Zagat’s and the Michelin Guide.
Inwood is known for its woody, rocky parks – great for hiking, birding, and butterfly-watching — even kayaking. The 196-acre Inwood Hill Park offers green the way it used to be — the last natural forest and salt marsh in Manhattan. If you want a water view, the Inwood Canoe Club is the oldest canoe and kayak club in Manhattan, founded in 1902. In addition, for several evenings every summer, the Moose Hall Theater Company runs a free outdoor Shakespeare festival.