Updated a month ago
East Harlem, Manhattan | Fifth Ave & Madison Ave
10 Rooms5 Beds5.5 Baths2,813 Square FeetThree Family House

floors / apts4 / 3
Lot Size18'75"x99'92"
Built Size18'75"x50'
Building TypeTownhouse
RE Taxes$20,079
Price Per SF

Outdoor space and views

  • Patio

Building Amenities

  • Voice Intercom
  • Bike Storage
  • Garden
  • Gated Entry
  • Laundry Room
  • Stoop Entry
  • Storage

Property Description

Welcome to 16 East 129th Street. This is your opportunity to buy into the vibrant and ever changing neighborhood of Harlem.

This restored three family, Italianate Style homes’ facade remains true to its historic architecture with elaborate, bold ornament features; including a beautiful cornice, moldings and large double-hung wood doors.
The building is currently set up with an owner’s triplex, garden studio and an income producing fourth floor one bedroom. However, with an additional 2600+ square feet of air rights, there is also an opportunity to create a one family dream home.

As one enters the owners’ expansive triplex unit, you are greeted by a grand open parlor with soaring ceilings. The Parlor has charming detail such as a limestone decorative fireplace, beautiful wood floors, ornament ceiling trim, elegant stain glass windows, eight foot tall custom doors and endless custom mill work that includes beautiful crown molding and a completely restored central staircase. In addition to this lovely detail, the current owner also designed and installed well thought out lighting, which is perfect for setting the right mood.

The chef’s kitchen has been renovated with cherry wood cabinetry, stonework back splash, granite counter tops and ample storage space. There is also a large center island that creates a nice separation between the dining and kitchen area.

Just off the south facing kitchen, one may walk through beautiful French doors onto a large deck that overlooks a lovely back patio spilling over with sunshine. The patio has new wood fencing, finished with gorgeous stone work and lined with stone planters.

On the top floor of the owners’ triplex, there are two nice sized, well lit bedrooms separated by a large full bathroom. And on the garden level, there is an additional full bath and bedroom that can also be a great place for guests.

Harlem’s next renaissance is booming as we speak. With Whole Foods coming in, notably famous restaurants such as The Red Rooster, the newly announced Park Avenue Redevelopment Zone, and the hundreds of new condominiums coming into the area, the next owners of 16 East 129th Street will be lucky enough to be a part of it all.

The entire building was renovated in 2003, with all new electrical, plumbing, heating system and roof.

Easily accessible to the 4,5,6 & 1,2,3.

There is a private park next door which only owners on the block have keys to, the perfect getaway in the heart of harlem!

Listing History

Initial Price by Nathaniel Smith
Oxford Property Group

Building Details

OwnershipThree Family House
Building TypeTownhouse
Service LevelVoice Intercom
Year Built1890
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Transit and Citi Bike


125 St
0.3 miles
125 St
0.33 miles
135 St
0.4 miles


Harlem-125 StMetro-North Railroad
0.24 miles

Citi Bike

E 128 St & Madison Ave
0.08 miles
5 Ave & W 131 St
0.11 miles
5 Ave & W 126 St
0.14 miles

East Harlem | Manhattan

Quick Profile

Take a stroll through East Harlem and you’ll find a vibrant, culturally diverse neighborhood, which is evident no matter which direction you look. East Harlem is also known as Spanish Harlem, El Barrio, and “The Neighborhood,” as it is home to a population that represents Hispanic immigrants, primarily from Puerto Rico, as well as from Mexico, Cuba, and the Dominican Republic. These immigrants brought their cultures with them, in the form of music, dance, art, and food. During the day, you’ll find the neighborhood filled with opportunities to experience Latin culture. Both the salsa dance craze and the graffiti style of art were born right in East Harlem. There are many great places to sample authentic cuisine, from Rao’s (where you cannot get a table unless you inherit one, and any reservations must be booked years in advance) to sidewalk carts, where you can get the best “street meat” to be had in NYC.

In East Harlem you’ll find a number of innovative educational opportunities in the form of specialized and charter schools that are considered top-notch. Many of these have very competitive admissions criteria and offer curricula that focus on creativity and social awareness. Such schools are a draw for young families that want to raise their children in an educational system that goes above and beyond the standard.

The vibe of East Harlem is one of community and neighbors that interact with each other routinely. There are many small, family-owned and -operated businesses and restaurants that have been neighborhood anchors for years. As you stroll through East Harlem, you will be immersed in sights, sounds and flavors that are straight from Latin American or the Caribbean islands, sometimes both at once. You can sample Puerto Rican-inspired plantain mofongo, which is mashed plantains with garlic and pork rinds, from local sidewalk carts. Or if it is a hot summer’s day, you might enjoy a Mexican-inspired licuado, which is a blended drink similar to a smoothie, made with milk, fruit, and ice. Sometimes, spices, citrus juices, and sugar are added. Although you will find an abundance of authentic cuisine and music no matter where you look in East Harlem.

Prefer to cook at home? East River Plaza offers Target, Costco, and Aldi stores, all of which offer fresh food at reasonable prices.

East Harlem housing consists of more affordable walk-ups, low-rise pre-war buildings, brownstones, and is dominated housing complexes. You can find some comparatively large apartments at reasonable price points, and even some rent-stabilized apartments. Luxury co-op and condo units are being built on the southern boundary of East Harlem. 

All information furnished regarding property for sale, rental or financing is from sources deemed reliable, but no warranty or representation is made as to the accuracy thereof and same is submitted subject to errors, omissions, change of price, rental or other conditions, prior sale, lease or financing or withdrawal without notice. All dimensions are approximate. For exact dimensions, you must hire your own architect or engineer.
OLR ID: 49663TH