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Harlem

110th to 150th streets, New York City, NY
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Ranked #181 of 859 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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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 NEW

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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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014 NEW

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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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 attraction reviews
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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3 attraction reviews
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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18 reviews 18 reviews
7 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 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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38 reviews 38 reviews
14 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 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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Columbus, Ohio
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10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014

My tour bus of NYC included SOHO (south of Houston "HOUSE-TON"), NOHO, GROUND ZERO, FREEDOM TOWER (One World Tower), shopping in QUEENS, MACY'S on 34th St & BROADWAY and related surrounding stores and theaters. Our tour bus driver, is from NYC, so we were thrilled as he showed us exactly the pier where the 'TITANIC' of the White Star Lines,... More

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Saint Paul, Minnesota
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014

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
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014

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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