$1,895,000 $1,995,000
Updated 13 hours ago
Price drop
Harlem, Manhattan | West 120th Street & West 121st Street
9 Rooms6 Beds6 Baths2,520 Square FeetIncome Property

$1,895,000 $1,995,000
floors / apts4 / 7
Lot Size16'50"x80'
Built Size16'50"x56'
Building TypeTownhouse
RE Taxes$4,620
Price Per SF

Listing Features

  • High Ceilings
  • Moldings
  • New Windows
  • Original Details
  • Oversized Windows
  • Skylights
  • WBFP

Outdoor space and views

  • Backyard
  • Garden

Building Amenities

  • Voice Intercom

Property Description

491 Manhattan Avenue is a 3 story apartment building located on a tree-lined street in Harlem. This fully occupied six family consists of four large studios and two one bedrooms all with exposed brick. Apt 1 is a large one bedroom on the parlor level with extra high ceilings, exposed brick, a loft area for storage and has beautiful detailed woodwork throughout. The Garden apartment is a one bedroom with its own separate entrance and electric meter along with a private backyard. Floors 2 and 3 are made up of 2 studios on each floor. One facing the front of the building and the other facing the rear. In addition there is a full basement with great storage where laundry can be added. Just steps away from Morningside Park, great restaurants, and only 5 blocks from the 125th Street Subway Station (A, C, B, D trains).

Listing History

$1,895,000 [-$100,000] [5%]
Price Drop by Kevin Geloso
Back on the Market by Kevin Geloso

Building Details

OwnershipIncome Property
Building TypeTownhouse
Service LevelVoice Intercom
Year Built1900
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Transit and Citi Bike


116 St
0.2 miles
125 St
0.25 miles
116 St-Columbia University
0.48 miles
125 St
0.49 miles
116 St
0.49 miles

Harlem | Manhattan

Quick Profile

The neighborhood called West Harlem by the locals is known as Manhattanville to neighborhood newcomers. The area is culturally diverse and might be considered a microcosm of the city as a whole. 

Columbia University has recently expanded into the area, which is attracting student residents from all over the world. Together with students from the City College of New York and young professionals fleeing higher prices in other neighborhoods, this influx of younger residents has brought with it more restaurants and bars on W 125th Street to serve this clientele. There are also new ventures, like a rock-climbing gym, to cater to the interests of these students and young professionals. At the same time, there are many small, family-owned shops and restaurants that have been anchors of the neighborhood for multiple generations.

The area has been through a housing upgrade, as older properties have been renovated and abandoned properties have been razed to make room for new development. There are still reasonably priced apartments available. Young professionals are finding that there is a certain cachet to living in West Harlem. It provides a convenient commute to the city and all of its amenities, while providing a sense of escape at the end of a long work day.

While rentals are popular with the student population, the young professionals are delighted to find pre-war brownstones, pre-war co-ops (including some income-capped HDFCs for lower- and middle-income buyers), and post-war condos that they can afford, although prices are rising. Some new low-rise developments, sporting virtual doormen and desired amenities, are cropping up.

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OLR ID: 21794TH