Updated 7 days ago
East Harlem, Manhattan | Fifth Ave & Madison Ave
9 Rooms5 Beds3.5 Baths3,750 Square FeetTwo Family House

floors / apts4 / 2
Lot Size19'x99'
Built Size19'x50'
Building TypeTownhouse
RE Taxes$16,665
Price Per SF

Listing Features

  • New Windows
  • Original Details
  • Restored Details
  • Central AC

Outdoor space and views

  • Backyard
  • Deck
  • Frontyard
  • Garden
  • Patio
  • Terrace

Building Amenities

  • Voice Intercom
  • Backyard
  • Garden
  • Laundry Room

Property Description

Like many of the historic townhouses near Fifth avenue, 26 E 126th has a grand sweeping stoop and classic facade. Adding to the grandeur is its lovely arched door. It sets the tone for the high ceilings and large windows inside. Spacious and full of natural light, this two-family townhouse offers a triplex and a garden level apartment.
Classic modern renovation, on the parlor floor you will find a gracious foyer, dining room, and half bath. The living room and kitchen face windows and glass doors that lead out to a deck and down to a 1,000 sq ft garden. A serene indoor/outdoor connection. The third floor master suite offers a bedroom, a sitting room/office, full bath and laundry room. Thoughtfully designed for modern living. The pleasant upstairs is flooded with light from the skylight, three well-proportioned bedrooms and a full bath.
The modern garden level one bedroom apartment has its own separate entrance. Complete privacy. All new electrical and plumbing throughout the house. Clean lines and thoughtful design. The tree-lined block is near to Whole Foods, The Red Rooster and a host of trendy restaurants on Lenox Ave. Mt Morris Park is just a few blocks away, as is a host of services on 125th. Easy transportation - 2/3 and 4/5/6 subway.


Listing History

Initial Price by Tamara Marotta

Building Details

OwnershipTwo Family House
Building TypeTownhouse
Service LevelVoice Intercom
Year Built1909
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Transit and Citi Bike


125 St
0.24 miles
125 St
0.25 miles


Harlem-125 StMetro-North Railroad
0.14 miles

Citi Bike

5 Ave & W 126 St
0.06 miles
E 128 St & Madison Ave
0.11 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. 

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OLR ID: 25912TH