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Harlem

110th to 150th streets, New York City, NY
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Ranked #170 of 856 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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Auckland NZ
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59 reviews 59 reviews
17 attraction reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014

We spent a morning walking through parts of Harlem on our way from Lenox Ave to Dinosaur BBQ via 122nd St W and Riverside Church. I must say what a great walk we had marveling at the glorious Brown Stone terraces down those leafy streets. We met and chatted to many locals who were so friendly and chatty and understandably... More

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Rio de Janeiro, RJ
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72 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014

We took the uptown bus tour and it goes around Central Park on a clockwise route and we passed on Harlem. There are many stores for shopping that you normally do not find downtown. From there, we started walking along Museum Av and checked the Museum of the city of New York , Guggenheim Museum and finally the MET.

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Ontario's Highlands, Canada
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6 reviews 6 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

When visiting NYC, take the opportunity to visit the Harlem / Apollo theatre area. Our guide acknowledged some of the troubled past of the area but stressed it has changed dramatically and we couldn't agree more. It has a wonderful history, the area is dynamic and the shopping, culture and people were all fantastic. If you have any preconceptions, put... More

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Columbia, SC
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54 reviews 54 reviews
6 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

I just happened to visit Brooklyn during Harlem Month/Week/Day festivities. Since the subway went to 145th Street, the walk down to 135th, the festival street, was interesting and enlightening. The great variety of vendors and other booths provided food and items of interest for every taste. See you there next year!

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Toronto, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

A nice community to check out the history of New York. I wouldn't suggest walking here late at night obviously but otherwise a lot of mom and pop shops. Also, I got to see Malcolm X's mosque here as well, which was a sight to behold.

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Oshawa, Canada
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

took the big apple jazz tour of harlem with Gordon...my perception of this part of the city has now changed...its cleaner and safer than I ever imagined..we mixed with the locals in different bars and were greeted warmly...still part of the big city and not disney world though, Im sure there still trouble to get into like anywhere..but a must... More

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Melbourne
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

Absolutely sensational. Our guide was an extremely music authority. The gospel singers, some were street people just magic. Best singing ive ever heard i was in tears. The motown museum was great history of those magic singers. Lunch at Soul.Food very good but not enough time.

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Cleveland
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

I visited a friend that lived in Harlem. She worked during the day and I was free to roam. I felt safe as I walked about. There were many police on the streets as well as people of all races and ages walking the streets. I did not see boarded up buildings as I thought I would see. I would... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

I had misgivings about this part of NY on past history glad was proved wrong was lovely to come back to harlem after hustle and bustle of times square the area looks really cool and proper houses like in cosby show or sex and the city

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Montreal
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14 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014

I went to take a walk with my family on a sunday morning; wanted to listen to Gospel music in a Church. I could'nt make it, arrived too late. But walked the neighborhood and saw fir instance the Apollo Theater. I heard singing coming from a close by building; stop to listen, a nice lady came out and invited us... More

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