Welcome to East Harlem

East Harlem is a daily mix of cultural, historical, and artistic fusion. Newcomers from all walks and origins continue to shape the local food, culture, and commerce scene.

Neighborhood Tags

Cultural Enclave  
Diverse & Eclectic
Brownstones    
Artsy       
Under the Radar
Hidden Gem  
Quiet  
For Foodies

 

What to Expect

A day-to-day lifestyle steeped in local-feeling routine and community pride.

The Lifestyle

Casual and familiar. Family-owned restaurants and businesses add to the “know-your-neighbor” vibe.

You'll Fall in Love with

The balance of cultural tradition, community-friendly spaces, and sense of growth.

 

Located in Uptown Manhattan

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Around the Block

Historic Manhattan rich with cultural influences.

East Harlem is a living, breathing, collision of vibrant immigrant communities. East Harlem has become a cultural haven, from its title as the birthplace of the salsa and the graffiti movements, to the home of dining landmarks such as Rao’s and Patsy’s Pizzeria.

 
 
 
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Here more than nearly anywhere else in Manhattan, locally owned businesses are just that -- with pizzerias, taquerias, and bakeries spanning Latin America and Italy having been established, staffed, and run by residents that live within a few walking blocks.

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WHAT TO EXPECT:

A day-to-day lifestyle steeped in local-feeling routine and community pride.

Those who live here also fall in love with the abundance of playgrounds and public green spaces like The Conservatory Garden in Central Park.

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Meanwhile, the Upper East Side’s Museum Mile -- home to The Jewish Museum, Cooper-Hewitt, the Guggenheim, and more -- are all within walking distance of neighborhood cultural gems such as the Museum of the City of New York.

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THE LIFESTYLE:

Casual and familiar. Family-owned restaurants and businesses add to the “know-your-neighbor” vibe.

No Spanish Harlem stroll would be complete without a sight, smell, or sound of Latin America or the Caribbean islands -- from soulful fusion supper clubs such as Camaradas, to sidewalks lined with carts selling Puerto Rican-born plantain mofongo and hand-blended Mexican “licuado” smoothies.

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The newly-developed East River Plaza at 116th Street -- home to Target, Old Navy, and an adjacent Costco -- boasts suburban convenience that lures both locals and midtown Manhattanites.

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YOU'LL FALL IN LOVE WITH:

The balance of cultural tradition, community-friendly spaces, and sense of growth.

Through decades of cultural influx and socio-economic challenges, East Harlem has endured as a home for authentic cultural expression. From progressive after school and public education initiatives to landmark churches and eateries, East Harlem’s rapidly emerging future remains ever-rooted in a monumental past.