There is signage up at the recently renovated Harlem building located at 2126 Frederick Douglass Blvd. that says apartments for rent by CitiHabitats. When I went to the website to view the listing, I only saw 5 Harlem apartments listed and get ready for this…the apartments listed range from $4700 for a 4 bedroom/2bath to $4000 for a 3 bedroom/2 bath.
I find that rent to be pricey however, this part of Harlem has experienced the most growth in the last couple of years, it’s known as Harlem’s restaurant row and its nestled between two big parks, ie Central Park North and Morningside Park. If I had to bet, my guess is CitiHabitats will probably get the rent they are asking. What do you think? Is the rent reasonable for these Harlem apartments or “too damn high” as the saying goes?
To view the listings of rental apartments at 2126 FDB in Harlem, go here.
Harlem is now to expensive, there are a number of people moving out of Harlem.
Holy cow! I moved out from the building right next to it just 15 years ago. My rent for a renovated 1 bedroom was $311. I live in Maryland now. Geez, I am floored. I didn’t see that one coming. What does one have to make per month to be able to be able to cast out that kind of money? That’s $56,000 a year – more than what most people make in a year.
It’s a way for them to keep Black people from moving in and a way to get the few blacks that’s left to move out. They are fixing up Harlem and it’s beautiful but it is totally not for Black middle class or poor People. It now belongs to white people. They’ve wanted it for a long time and they’ve finally found a way to get it. It will never be what it once was. It was once a community, family, a city within itself. Now it’s just a place, a nice place with everything that you can imagine but it’s not home……. Harlem girl for life in my heart!
Too damn high!!!!!!!!!!! You ain’t kidding! Unfortunately, Harlem, like all of Manhattan, is being taken over by rich folk (mostly, obviously, white folk, of which I am one, but it’s not my fault.) Where are the poor people being pushed out to, is my question! I’ve been living in Italy for 20 years now and was shocked when on holiday in my hometown in 2007, a friend from N.Y. took me to his old neighborhood in the Lower East Side, and showed me 2 identical projects, but told me one had been bought privately and studio apartments were being sold for half a million dollars! The Wall St. boys will do anything to be closer to home! Every inch of Manhattan is valuable at this point. They talk about economic crisis but there’s still a lot of money going around. (I sure don’t have it though, but I don’t care. I sleep well and I’m happy.)
it’s for the white people living downtown paying more than that and their bed comes out of the wall and/or they have roommates and now they won’t have to have roommates. wake up people!!!!
This is incredible. I move out of Harlem 15 years ago and I am now trying to move back. It is heartbreaking to feel like you cannot afford to back home. No matter what the numbers say or how many condos with unrealistic pricing…Harlem can only be Harlem because of the Harlemites that live and breath the culture. Believe me when I say with these beautiful people Harlem will turn into another boring dry lack lustre nyc community. #heartBreaking
The history that those bldgs and areas have…..way too much!!
Honestly, these apartments are relatively inexpensive. That’s essentially $1,175 p/person in Manhattan. We can talk about how rents throughout America have gone up but relative to a lot of apartments in Manhattan and now Brooklyn this is not an unusually expensive price.
That is insane! Sure, If you have four roommates who are making decent money they can afford that but what about the single parent with 2 or more kids? Or the single, middle class person who doesn’t want to live with a herd of people? Sad trend for all of Manhattan.
Seriously, I’m genuinely confused as to why this post has gotten so much much attention. I’ve lived in New York for five years now (3 as a student and 2 working years). When I first got here I spent a good chunk of my student loan on rent in Harlem. It was $2300 for a 2 BR, 2BA. That was in 2009. Finding an a 1BR apartment or even a studio for under $1,000 in Manhattan, Brooklyn, parts of Queens and even some of the Bronx is incredibly difficult. Housing just is not affordable in this city and quite frankly in most cities in America relative to the income of most of it’s inhabitants. Combine rents with student loans and you see why the American savings rate is so low for many young people living in cities. Yes, its outrageous that prices are this high but they’ve been high for a while now.
This is the reason I had to pack up my family and leave. I loved my neighborhood(Harlem born and raised) and my state but was unable to find suitable and affordable housing in a decent area. We left our gang infested block and moved south three years ago. We now reside in a 4br, 1.5 ba. house, in a quiet area, paying less that $1000 a month……
Before you all deride the white man for destroying the neighborhood, let’s just take a minute to remember what that building was just a year ago….a vacant and decaying shell. A developer took a risk and spent a lot of their own money to gut renovate it and is now trying to maximize their investment. The racial finger-pointing here is rather disgusting. Grow up, you’re better than this.
I find the asking price to be relatively reasonable. We could not afford a completely renovated 3 bedroom apartment in our current neighborhood (UWS), so we are choosing to move further north to Harlem. While I do realize that the real estate prices in Manhattan are absurd, I definitely see people in similar situations willing to pay these asking prices.