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Address: 110th to 150th streets, New York City, NY
Phone Number: 9562904512
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Activities: City walk sightseeing, Nightlife, Group tours/walking tour, Dining
Description: Neighborhood covering the north section of Manhattan Island.
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brownstones

take a tour of harlem to see the brown stones, a must to see in NYC. see the Apollo theatre, get some good prices on souvenirs at the india market.

4 of 5 starsReviewed September 1, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

take a tour of harlem to see the brown stones, a must to see in NYC. see the Apollo theatre, get some good prices on souvenirs at the india market.

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Ottawa, Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

It is worth a visit if you have time while in NYC. We did the bus tour which gave an idea of what life is like in Harlem. Things have changed a lot. Don't go there with the 80s view of Harlem. This will be an up and coming area of NYC soon enough.

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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

Always wanted to visit Harlem from listening to Gil Scot Heron growing up. 125th & Lenox is surrounded by culture from the National Black Theatre to the world famous Apollo where many musical greats have appeared. Jump the 2 or 3 train from Times Sq. for a totally different look at NYC's culture

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Adelaide, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015

We, a couple in our late 60s stayed in Harlem for a week and had the time of our lives! We roamed around night and day and felt perfectly safe, it is such a friendly place. Our main transport was the underground which can be hot and crowded, but we never once felt nervous. Yes, there are some "Interesting" characters... More 

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cairo
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

this place was on our way from airport to new york main time square , the harlem street was full of shops and very busy always

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

Just walking around and exploring really is the best thing to do in Harlem. Stay on the main roads and take in all the culture. For a delicious meal, head over to Red Roosters or Sylvia's.

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San Miguel de Tucuman, Argentina
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

A large neighbourhood, known as a major African-American place within NYC. Originally Dutch, however! Named after a city in the Netherlands. It was during the Great Migration Period (beginning of the 20th century) that African-American residents began to arrive here. Harlem has undergone different moments, such as the settlements of those immigrants, its Renaissance with great artistic works of the... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015

Harlem is fascinating just to mention its name. If you walk on the streets you can feel the power of a great passions in the eyes of the people. But is Sunday my favourite day to visit it. Everybody get dressed up and step out of home to reach the church, I went to the Abyssinian Baptist Church probably the... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2015

Harlem is still very run down and even though it was the daytime and I stayed in the Main Street I still felt nervous. Nothing happened it was just a feeling and the way we were stared at. I would recommend a walking tour as it looks a very interesting neighbourhood. I wish I had tried one of the food... More 

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Utica, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2015

Some of the best food options in NY and a great place to visit for the history and the neighborhood. A second Renaissance in the 90s. Great to see.

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Harlem
As a hub of African American culture, Harlem has played a vital role in the history of New York City. Today, the neighborhood is as vibrant as ever as new businesses and developments go up next to local institutions. The heart of the neighborhood is bustling 125th Street, where street vendors and historic landmarks like the Apollo Theater mingle with big-name stores. Turn down almost any corner, and you’ll discover some of the most beautiful blocks in the city, filled with handsome brownstones, soul food restaurants, corner shops, and scenic parks. For a taste of a real New York neighborhood, it’s hard to top a visit to Harlem.
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