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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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  • There is no city that offer more contrasts than New York and the Harlem neighborhood offers a wide avenues and churches everywhere. Note: careful upon entering a church must do so accompanied by a guide or someone who has access, tourists are not welcome
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  • We went to the Church, fcbc, we did half hr queue and well received fuimis. Mass is exciting, worthy of admiration. Recmiendo go on your own not in tours to meet, go, nothing is dangerous. And harlem is beautiful!
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  • According to rumours Harlem used to be a bit dangerous. I would say that people are very friendly always willing to help... no danger...  more »

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