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110th to 150th streets, New York City, NY
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Ranked #186 of 873 Attractions in New York City
Type: Neighborhoods, Scenic/ Historic Walking Areas, Cultural
Activities: City walk sightseeing, Nightlife, Group tours/walking tour, Dining
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Owner description: Neighborhood covering the north section of Manhattan Island.
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Ossett, United Kingdom
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54 reviews 54 reviews
23 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2014

As you walk around Harlem you are blasted with views of external fire escapes from nearly every building. It's not what the British are used to but seems to be the normal in Mew York. There are plain one, ornate ones, every sort. They make for great photographs. The buildings too are quite colourful, which is strange in a big... More

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Delray Beach, Florida
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618 reviews 618 reviews
305 attraction reviews
163 helpful votes 163 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2014 via mobile

definitely an area that has changed dramatically over the years. Much better stores and definitely restaurants. It is still a hustle, bustle area especially around 125 street.

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Hastings, United Kingdom
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255 reviews 255 reviews
143 attraction reviews
127 helpful votes 127 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2014

This area of New York is not at all what we imagined it to be before arriving in the US of A. The people are generally friendly and helpful and it has a good neighbourhood/community feel to it. There are good Restaurants to eat at throughout the day or st night - see reviews. It feels safe to walk out... More

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hazelcrest, United States
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2014

My friend Dennis and I went to New York and enjoyed all of the attractions one by one, Central Park is beautiful. We walked more than 80 blocks in New York enjoying every moment, finally we came to Sylvia's for lunch and the service and food was great, atmosphere was quaint and warm. I recommend some good ole soul food... More

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8 reviews 8 reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2014

Recently visited NYC and hopped on the uptown bus to Harlem. This is a must in my book. Get off at 125th st and walk the shopping strip. lots of street vendors line the path plus well priced shops you wouldn't find elsewhere, and it's all a very happy fun vibe. Apollo theatre, Sylvia's restaurant are easy to find but... More

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Athens, Greece
20 reviews 20 reviews
9 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014

Okay place to be but nothing to do with downtown and what happens there. Man must visit the upper east and west side so as to see that New York city has its ups and downs!!

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Preston, United Kingdom
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21 reviews 21 reviews
10 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014

forget everything you may have been told about Harlem, it's a great place. the area is lovely and clean, and forget about trouble, unless you go looking you wont find any. Like any area in YOUR home town there will be areas you should perhaps not go, Harlem is no different. Harlem is now the fastest growing area in New... More

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Coeur d'Alene, Idaho
15 reviews 15 reviews
8 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014

Harlem is such an eclectic neighborhood with lots of history and so many fantastic restaurants! We stayed in a vacation rental walk-up that was close to the subway as well as many food and entertainment options. Sylvia's and The Red Rooster were right around the corner (as was a Starbucks, thankfully!), and this less-expensive option for lodging still gets you... More

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New York City, New York
12 reviews 12 reviews
5 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

I love Harlem! There are beautiful brownstones, local markets with fresh fruit and vegetables, great restaurants like Red Rooster. There are great parks and mucho history. It is a melting pot of beautiful people from all over the world. Harlem is exciting and colorful.

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Auckland NZ
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59 reviews 59 reviews
17 attraction reviews
50 helpful votes 50 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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