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Harlem

110th to 150th streets, New York City, NY
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Ranked #180 of 830 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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delaware
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55 reviews 55 reviews
29 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2014 NEW

Harlem is one of my favorite places. Much of my attraction to this community is the historical significance of past years. However, I still like the typical New York energy, cultural attractions and the restaurants. We made a visit to the Studio Museum on bustling 125th St. This shopping corridor is worth a stroll. The Harlem products store is good... More

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
8 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

Personally, I think Harlem is well worth a visit. I felt quite comfortable during the day there, and even at night, as long as you're not wandering down some back alley alone (which would be dangerous anywhere in the world) you shouldn't have any problems. The Apollo theater is a great attraction and a show like 'Amateur Night' is definitely... More

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Atlantic City, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2014

I went for shopping and food I enjoyed myself. People were helpful with direction two young ladies help me get my packages thur the subway gate missed their train but we're happy and help me to get to the other side to get to port authority and back to south jersey.

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Canyon, Texas, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2014

There are a lot of misconceptions of Harlem to be dangerous but I found it to be nice and a cool neighborhood and a plus: it's close to central park!

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Hebron, lsrael
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2014

A visit to New York would hardly be complete without visiting Harlem. It is often said to be very dangerous; but this seems to be more racism than anything else - black New Yorkers have better things to do than to rob white people! Best is to walk there, from the Upper East Side, Central Park or the Upper West... More

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Detroit, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2013

We took the subway to Harlem and had dinner at Sylvia's. It was fun to ride the subway and the food was delicious at Sylvia's. I would definitely go back to shop and visit Doug Fresh restaurant and the Apollo

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St. Marys, Georgia
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11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2013

we drove through here on our way to times square. it is what i expected the building to look like in the city.

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Wolverhampton, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2013 via mobile

I'm a huge Harlem Renaissance fan, so I couldn't come to NYC and not visit Harlem. If you're like me and like to sit back, take it all in and people-watch, then a trip on the Number 2 or 3 Subway Train Uptown to Harlem is a real treat! Albeit a flying visit, I found Harlem to be a gently... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2013

I went to Harlem a few years ago. I walked a few blocks on foot, in day time on my own and was safe. It gave a good insight to local New Yorkers. Apollo theatre foyer is like a heritage museum to black artistes who have performed there over the years.

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Geelong, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2013

I was very much looking forward to this tour after I have missed it every time I have visited New York. Doris our guide was very knowledgeable friendly. Although due to the size of the groups, you couldn't really hear her at times. May I suggest a microphone headset to be used when talking. This would certainly help. The gospel... More

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