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110th to 150th streets, New York City, NY
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Ranked #182 of 851 attractions in New York City
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Type: Neighborhoods, Scenic/ Historic Walking Areas
Activities: City walk sightseeing, Nightlife, Dining, Group tours/walking tour
Traveler Description: Harlem is uptown Manhattan and begins where Central Park ends and extends about 45 blocks north.  Currently (2006) the crime rate is about kin to... more »
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Saint Paul, Minnesota
2 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014 NEW

We went into a couple of shoppes in Harlem and they had no Dressing room to try on clothing. My niece was very upset. Because you can get all the trendy clothes there The trip was her Graduation trip to see New York and shop. Other then that I love seeing Harlem A very safe place. Love New York -... More

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McArthur, Ohio
11 reviews 11 reviews
5 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 NEW

We hopped off our bus tour at the Harlem Market stop, not knowing what to expect. We found a lot of nice people selling their goods, much like the Straw Market in the Bahamas, but less pushy. We watched people making clothing, interacted with the "belt buckle man" and enjoyed our visit. We loved the man selling bags and got... More

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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

I am fan of many writers from the Harlem Renaissance and I have always watched Showtime at the Apollo. Going to Harlem was a "must do" for me. I am glad that I did. No, Harlem is not an upscale neighborhood filled with high rise buildings and billboards, but it is filled with soul and history. I liked seeing where... More

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Ripon, United Kingdom
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23 reviews 23 reviews
16 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

We ended up in Harlem as we got on the express metro Dhoooo, so decided to have a walk about, there is a Apollo theatre & a Starbucks worth a quick wander round if you get spare time or are in the area, as I said probably would avoid it after dark...

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84 reviews 84 reviews
31 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

We travelled to Harlem to see. The Apollo Theatre! Visit some hair and makeup shops ! And to eat fried chicken! All if the above were very cool! The Apollo Theatre was awe inspiring. Watching my friend buying wigs and makeup was fun! Popeyes fried chicken and biscuits yummy!

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Paris, France
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63 reviews 63 reviews
43 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

How surprised I was ! Near by central park you start to walk and suddenly the urbanism start to change constantly to unfortunately for local much less quality. Shops, restaurant, coffee becoming rarely met. However people as other area loving there life and not bother from visitor. The beginning of Harlem is nice with Apollo the mythical music place after... More

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Cincinnati, Ohio
12 reviews 12 reviews
6 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2014

Many visitors overlook Harlem when traveling to the Big Apple. Harlem Is a much a part of the NYC as any other community and it has much to offer. Take a day to visit the Schomburg Research Center, the Studio Museum of Harlem, Amy Ruth's Soul Food restaurant and (if you go on a Wednesday) Amateur Night at the Apollo... More

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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205 reviews 205 reviews
109 attraction reviews
84 helpful votes 84 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2014

Before reading my review, please consider I've only actually been to Harlem a few times since I first saw it in 2009 after its gentrification took place. The part of Harlem described in the attraction is Central Harlem/Black Harlem as some of the Hispanics call it to differentiate it from East Harlem/Spanish Harlem which is East of 5th Avenue. In... More

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Atlanta, GA
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31 reviews 31 reviews
15 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2014

I love the diversity throughout Harlem, restaurants, the night life. Although the essence has changed due to gentrification, Harlem is solid and will never disappoint.... I will ALWAYS Love Harlem!!!

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Upper Marlboro, Maryland
2 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2014

The Tour of Harlem presented by Harlem Heritage Tours was very enlightening and informative. A walking tour is offered, as well as a combination of walking and riding. The one-day tour is packed with a lot of history of the Harlem renaissance. The knowledge and excitement of our tour guide was excellent. I enjoyed learning about the African American influence... More

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