The rumors of a Donald Trump condo in South Harlem have been quashed for now, but that doesn't mean prices will relax. There's already enough going on here to keep the market thriving: parks that hug the southern and western perimeters, handsome with spiffed-up conversions (and yes, condos, too), and jazz joints like Minton's still nurturing the soul. Plus, restaurants and stores have sprouted everywhere, many on Frederick Douglass Boulevard (a.k.a. Eighth Avenue), so it's no longer the service-starved Siberia it once was. Because of the changes, asking prices have spiked according to appraiser Jonathan Miller's data, Harlem (and East Harlem) saw the biggest jump in price per square foot from 2005 to 2006. But with apartments still available for much less than what you'd pay fifteen blocks south, it's still a viable option for anyone edged out of the Upper East or Upper West Side. How long will that last? It may be only a matter of time Trump or no Trump before prices turn ridiculous. After the jump, a list of open houses in the neighborhood. S. Jhoanna Robledo
220 W. 111th St., nr. Adam Clayton Powell Jr. Blvd., Apt. 1C
Sunday, 3 p.m.
163 St Nicholas Ave., nr. 118th St., Apt. 5D
Sunday, 1 p.m.–2:30 p.m.
106 W. 116th St., nr. Malcolm X Blvd., Apt. 10C
(All open houses and appointments are held in the sales gallery located at 111 Lenox Avenue.)
Sunday, 1:30 p.m.–3 p.m.
106 West 116th St., nr. Malcolm X Blvd., Apt. 8B
(All open houses and appointments are held in the sales gallery located at 111 Lenox Avenue.) Sunday, 1:30 p.m.–3:30 p.m.
313 West 119th St., nr. Frederick Douglass Blvd., Apt. TH F
Sunday, 11 a.m.–1 p.m.
14 W. 121st St., nr. Mt. Morris Park W.
Sunday, 1 p.m.–3 p.m.