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Harlem, New York City

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This historical New York neighborhood Harlem is most famous for the artistic achievements of its "Harlem Renaissance." Visit the many neighborhood landmarks listed on the National Register of Historic Places, see live music or show, or stop into a local restaurant or shop to experience a bit of the area's history and changing culture. Located in the northern part of the Manhattan borough, Harlem was originally a Dutch village. Over the years, it became predominantly African American. In the 1920s and 1930s, a period known as the "Harlem Renaissance," members of the neighborhood produced an abundance of artistic content, particularly music and writing. Use our New York City trip maker site to arrange your visit to Harlem and other attractions in New York City.
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  • Harlem is a neighborhood in the upper section of Manhattan Island, At least since the 1920s, it's been a majority black area, since most whites left. It's been a Mecca for America's blacks, and...  more »
  • Improved from years gone by but not a fan and not impressed. Seen it, been there, done, that won't go back.  more »
  • We stayed overnight in Harlem, we had a nice room in an Air B&B place. In the morning we took a walking tour, led by an elderly man who knew all about Harlem. He painted out row houses that had...  more »

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