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East Harlem

East Harlem

Apartments in East Harlem, NY

East Harlem is a neighborhood of Upper Manhattan. It’s also known as El Barrios or Spanish Harlem because it has one of the largest Latin communities in New York City. Most of the population has origins in Mexico, Puerto Rico, Cuba, and the Dominican Republic. East Harlem is famous for its contributions to salsa music and Latin freestyle. Ironically, Italian Harlem – an area with a large Italian population – is also part of East Harlem. 

East Harlem started out as a large rural area that was mainly populated with poor Scandinavian and Irish residents. It became more urban with the completion of the  Lexington Avenue subway. East Harlem grew to be a more racially diverse neighborhood by the beginning of the 21st century. In the 2010s, the effects of gentrification started to show and it was named “New York’s next hot neighborhood” by the New York Times. In addition to its booming real estate market, East Harlem has a lot to offer in terms of the arts, cultural scenes, and restaurants.  


East Harlem Boundaries

East Harlem is actually not considered a part of Harlem. East Harlem is bounded from the south by 96th Street. It’s northern and eastern boundaries are the Harlem River, and its western boundary is Fifth Avenue. 


Buildings in East Harlem

In recent years, many high-rises have been built here with lavish amenities. However, older neighborhoods are filled with smaller and simpler apartments. Some notable buildings in East Harlem include Public School 109, Benjamin Franklin High School, and 19th-century Meatpacking House.


How Can NYRentownsell Help You Find the Best Rental Apartment in East Harlem?

Finding a new apartment anywhere can be overwhelming and time-consuming, particularly if you’re doing all the work on your own. NYRentownsell is a New York City-based real estate brokerage firm that specializes in helping new and current renters find apartments throughout the city. Our real estate experts can take the guesswork out of finding your ideal apartment in East Harlem.  


How to Find Rental Apartments in East Harlem

Renting an apartment in East Harlem may be a difficult undertaking if done on your own. With all the different apartment types and amenities in the area, finding one that not only suits your needs but also that you like can be a full-time job in and of itself.

One way to make finding an apartment easier is by doing some research beforehand. Consider your hobbies, shopping habits, and possibly your job location as you conduct your research. This will help you determine where you’d like to live as well as what you can afford.


No-Fee Apartments in East Harlem

There are currently more than 100 no-fee apartment buildings in East Harlem that allow tenants to rent directly from the building owner. 


FAQs - Apartments in East Harlem

What is the average one-bedroom apartment rent in East Harlem?

The average rent for a one-bedroom apartment in East Harlem is $2,500 a month.

What is the average two-bedroom apartment rent in East Harlem?

The average rent for a two-bedroom apartment in East Harlem is $3,158 month.

What is the average three-bedroom apartment rent in East Harlem?

The average rent for a three-bedroom apartment in East Harlem is $3,900 a month.

What is the average studio apartment rent in East Harlem?

The average rent for a studio apartment in East Harlem is $2,100 a month.

How expensive is renting an apartment in East Harlem?

East Harlem saw a surprising increase in property values 2006, and the property value increases still. As a result, rent prices for multi-family residences increased. 


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