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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. For Harlem and beyond, use our New York City trip builder to get the most from your New York City vacation.
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  • Harlem was originally called Haarlem In the Netherlands. It was Historic Dutch, New York. It's charming these days. Lorenz Hart was born in Harlem ,New York in 1895. He was born To Max and Frieda Hart...  more »
  • Harlem continues to be on the up and up. The city, private organizations and residents are taking pride in this gem of Manhattan. Delicious restaurants are popping up everywhere, nice bars scatter the...  more »
  • Eastside Harlem West Side Harlem take subway bus cab or uber up to 116th St or 125th St eats or west and walk around experience the sounds the food go into local bodegas, mrkets coffee shops restauran...  more »