Immerse Yourself in Culture: 336 East 117th St.

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Lying just above the Upper East Side, this neighborhood is best known for its deep cultural roots and Spanish flair. Filled with murals, authentic food, and many neighbors who have been in the area for generations, East Harlem is overflowing with heart and soul. It’s also known for being extremely accessible and close to beautiful Central Park! As many say, this is a neighborhood on the rise that’s worth experiencing.

Originally an Italian neighborhood in the 1800s, East Harlem is now filled with culture from a variety of backgrounds. You can find art and food of almost any style here, although Cuban, Mexican, Spanish, Italian, and Caribbean influences are among the most notable. 

Our apartments for rent at 336 East 117th St.are located in the heart of the history. These 3 bedroom apartments come renovated and fully furnished, complete with dishwashers and in-house washers and dryers! Our apartment located on the first floor of this building even includes a private backyard. With our flexible lease terms of 3-12 months, a place like this could be all yours, no matter how long or short the stay.

Not only is the apartment curated just for you, but it’s location was chosen specifically for you too! Calling this building’s location convenient may actually be an understatement. The East River Plaza, complete with all of the big name stores you can rarely find in Manhattan, is directly next door, and Thomas Jefferson Park, which overlooks the Harlem River, is just three blocks away. City living has never felt so ideal. 

What is the East River Plaza you ask?

Originally opened in 2009, this shopping mall is an unusual site to see in such a crowded city…and that’s because it’s the first of its kind. Considered Manhattan’s most convenient retail shopping destination, this power center is currently home to 12 stores and services:

  • Aldi

  • Applebee's

  • Bob's Discount Furniture

  • Burlington Coat Factory

  • Costco

  • GameStop

  • Marshalls

  • Old Navy

  • PetSmart (includes PetSmart Hotel and Grooming Spa)

  • Planet Fitness

  • Starbucks

  • Target 

But what about Thomas Jefferson Park you say?

According to many, this park is most notable for two reasons: it’s packed to the brim with things to do, and it’s overflowing with a community of friendly neighbors. The park first opened in 1905, originally for the children of the “Little Italy” area, as it was known at the time. Since, it has been expanded and renovated many times and is now filled with:

  • Barbecuing areas

  • Basketball and handball courts

  • Dog friendly areas

  • Baseball, soccer, and football fields

  • Playgrounds

  • Running tracks

  • Recreation centers

  • Spray showers

  • Outdoor pools

  • Media labs

  • Wi-Fi hot spots

  • Skate parks

  • Fitness equipment 

Although it's clear that you don’t have to travel far to find what you need here, the best part about this apartment’s location may actually be its easy access to many areas of the city, both near and far. Although East Harlem may seem farther north than other areas of the city, with the local 6 train and express 4 and 5 trains nearby, relocating downtown is a breeze. 

If staying closer to home is more of what you’re interested in, not to worry! The area is even known specifically for its abundance of local own businesses.

We suggest checking out places like:

Or…for some beautiful scenery, head to the 6-acre Conservatory Garden, recognized as the only formal garden in Central Park, or the Graffiti Hall of Fame, which has been around since 1980. 

Regardless of your interests and desires, it is safe to say that East Harlem has something for everyone. 

Reach out to schedule a showing today!