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110th to 150th streets, New York City, NY
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Ranked #177 of 847 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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Ripon, United Kingdom
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22 reviews 22 reviews
16 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014 NEW

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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81 reviews 81 reviews
29 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 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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57 reviews 57 reviews
38 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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203 reviews 203 reviews
109 attraction reviews
67 helpful votes 67 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
20 helpful votes 20 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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Manhattan, New York, United States
16 reviews 16 reviews
7 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2014

Bebenoir is a unique boutique located at 2164 Frederick Douglass Blvd. between 116th & 117th Streets. They feature local talent at affordable prices. Men's and women's clothing, jewelry and other accessories. You are guaranteed not to see yourself coming and going. Ask for Tsunami, she will treat you royally.

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Top Contributor
69 reviews 69 reviews
38 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2014

worth going on one of the bus tours which take in Harlem. as with other Boroughs a great deal of history.

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Sydney, Australia
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2014

We found the walking tour to be excellent. it gave us a great insight into the history of Harlem. Our guide was lovely and very informative. The only concern I had was being forced to stay for the entire service that followed the walking tour. As paying customers to this event and even contributing money to the offering plate, we... More

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