Hy Rosen, Agent. Call me. 917-868-5158. My wife and i work as partners. We've been showing our son apartments in Harlem in recent weeks. He is about to buy one. We can show you a 1-bedroom in a cool, modern, full-service condo for under $350K with monthly cost of under $500 for carrying charges and taxes, including a gym. It's on a great, well-traveled street, one block from an express subway stop. You'd need to put down $70K, (20%) and have a mortgage of $280K. All in, mortgage and cc's and tax would run you about $1,700/month. Cheaper than renting.