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Harlem, New York City

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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  • We took a guided tour of Harlem with "Harlemspirituals". They organize tours by bus in different languages, including the french. The bus brought us in the different area of Harlem and attend a Gospel mass which was superb. I recommend this ride, because the area is vast and difficult to see these things while walking. We had hesitated for the Gospel mass with Sunday, but many said that some churches were factories to tourists. So we took this on Wednesday with Harlemsprituals solution, and we have not regretted.
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  • Founded by the Dutch from the city of Haarlem, when it was conquered by the British in 1664 renamed it in Harlem. The first settlers arrived in the early 20th century by color and by that time the flow never stopped until it become not a right and true African American neighbourhood permeated with this culture. Go there on Sunday morning and attend a Gospel Choir. Really interesting. deserves a nice ride between its streets and its atmosphere
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  • Harlem is a very interesting area to visit with his famous Apollo theater, his works of street art, its churches...
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