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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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  • You can't say they've been to New York without having spent a day in Harlem. Exit the Subway, for example on 125th street, and now we seem to be in another city. No skyscrapers, much more natural light and little automobile traffic: nothing to do with the chaotic and noisy avenue on the upper or lower Manhattan. Until 20 years ago Harlem was considered a dodgy place, now is perhaps the place better than any other it helps to know the "real" New York. Go there on Sunday morning, if you can, and take one of the many churches. The experience of a mass accompanied by gospel music is stupendous, but don't make the mistake of staying a few minutes, take pictures and go away: even if you are not believers, remember this is a religious ceremony, and the faithful would feel offended feeling treated as mere tourist attraction. We followed through with it, even though we couldn't comprehend fully what was being said, and were impressed with the participation of people, from the oratory and personality of "Shepherdess" (a woman), choirs and solo voices accompanied by a piano played by a big man at least 150 pounds. Eventually we were "rewarded" by the greeting and the gratitude of the faithful-it was a small community--starting with the Rev. Patricia who embraced us and did not want to deny yourself a selfie with us. Wonderful experience. After you have appetite: there is no better place than Harlem to discover the Soul Food, fried chicken, Turkey or pork available in so many different ways. An address for all: Amy Ruth's on 116th Street (113 W): not a dietary supplement, to understand, but tasty dishes at affordable prices. You do a bit of tail before entering, but it's worth it.
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  • Everything is basically within walking distance. So many restaurants to choose from! We were able to access resources and services quickly and experienced a good community vibe. From the barber shop (...  more »
  • For many this area not will be nothing of the other world, and will be something more than NYC, but us liked quite, it went to know doing a tour in bike by our has ' to know several things located in this neighborhood African-American located to the North of Manhattan. Pretty sure, is also found is true we visited it in the morning. I recommend a walk through the area and discover a charming NYC area. By the way this area there are good public transport.
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