Tuesday, January 5, 2016


Our popular HB series that ranks the top 10 uptown micro-nabes is back for the best neighborhood countdown of 2015.  Harlem is a large part of Manhattan that changes block by block so we have put together a list of the best micro-nabes based on location, architecture, transportation, local amenities along with record closing prices when applicable. This is our own opinion based on reporting on the neighborhood for a few years and a new post will be made each day until the number one spot has been revealed.

No.6: Upper Fifth Avenue, Central and East Harlem, from 125th Street up to 130th Street. The blocks north of 125th Street by Fifth Avenue have the distinction of being on the cusp of East and Central Harlem along with making some record sales in the past couple of years.  Although not an officially landmarked neighborhood, the area just north of Mount Morris Park are some of the most picturesque since a lot of the historic architecture is still intact.  This in return has attracted record sales such as the purchase of a townhouse by actor Neil Patrick Harris back in 2013 for $3.6 million and notable artist Ugo Rondinone in the following year moved into a former church building just a few doors north.  Upper Fifth Avenue made the top five in 2014 but drops one position for the past year since sales have increased in other parts of Harlem.   With that said, Bed Bath and Beyond should be opening close by this side of the year and the Lenox Avenue express subways are just an avenue over to the west which will definitely make a difference in the future of these charming blocks.

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