A diverse, vibrant home to several different immigrant communities that abounds in family values and unending historical appeal.
It houses Patsy’s Pizzeria, the first pizzeria to ever sell pizza by the slice, and it was the birthplace of many famous Latin jazz musicians like the great Tito Puente.
The area contains a mix of mid-rise apartments as well as charming pre-war row houses, many of which come with affordable price tags that can make the high costs of city living feel less daunting.
Best Kept Secret
Rao’s, another famous Italian establishment on Pleasant Avenue, was in the HBO T.V. series The Sopranos as well as episodes of Top Chef and Law & Order, plus a Jay-Z music video.
Located near Museum Mile, Central Park, and other attractions such as the Museo del Barrio, the neighborhood is filled with exciting places to explore.
Although it has a great live music scene as well as a number of delicious eateries, East Harlem is not the ideal spot for young partiers looking for a night out.