South Harlem Neighborhood Guide

South Harlem Neighborhood Guide



South Harlem is a vibrant neighborhood located in the northern section of Manhattan. Bordered by Central Park North to West 125th Street and from Morningside Park to Fifth Avenue, this area has experienced a surge in new construction, restaurants, and bars due to its proximity to Central Park, Morningside Park, and Columbia University. The Whole Foods store opened on 125th Street and Lenox Avenue, a significant intersection in the area. South Harlem also has a thriving cultural scene that contributes to the neighborhood's vibrancy. It is known for its community-oriented atmosphere defined by music, food, and cultural events.
Places to Visit
Professionals are fans of Harlem’s energy and cultural crossroads status. Sleek cafe patios, historically named scenic plazas, art galleries, and ethnic markets represent a refreshing collision of old and new.
South Harlem is home to several popular tourist attractions. The Apollo Theater is a notable music venue that has launched the careers of many African-American performers, and it attracts over one million visitors annually. 
Just blocks from the area’s treasured Morningside and Central Parks you will find New York City’s Harlem Tavern - a neighborhood bar, restaurant, and beer garden. This place has is a warm and inviting atmosphere.
Red Rooster, created by Andrew Chapman and Marcus Samuelsson, is a restaurant that shares the story of Harlem with its guests while also offering a platform to honor local artists, musicians, and culinary talents. Levain Bakery is famous for its large cookies and is considered the best bakery in New York City.
According to Foursquare, Levain Bakery is "the best bakery in New York". The place sells a variety of baked goods, but they are best known for their hamburger patty-sized cookies. 
Other popular area dining options include food icons like Sylvia’s, Row HouseHarlem Burger, and Vinateria.

Harlem EatUp! The Festival is a week-long event that celebrates the food, art, and culture of Harlem. This festival includes culinary collaborations between Harlem's best chefs and restaurants with some of the biggest nationally acclaimed guest chefs. The event takes place in several locations, including The Harlem Stroll in Morningside Park, where guests enjoy food from local restaurants and food makers, watch EatUp! Main Stage cooking demonstrations with national chefs, and celebrate Harlem with art and live music.


Real Estate Market

The Compass website recently showed 106 properties listed for sale, ranging from:
$229,000 for a Studio co-op in a prewar building
$499,000 Studio condo in a prewar building
$525,000 - 1 Bedroom condo in new building
$650,000 - 2 Bed/2 Baths coop in a full service building 
$1,695,000 - 2 Bed / 2 Baths plus a private a serene private garden in new development building
to $4,195,000 for a 10-Bedroom 21 Ft Wide Brownstone located on Historical Mt Morris Park.
As for rentals, prices for a studio start at $2,000 a month; one-bedrooms from $2,500; two-bedrooms start from $3,100, and three bedrooms start from $3,595.

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