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Address: 110th to 150th streets, New York City, NY
Phone Number: 9562904512
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Neighborhood covering the north section of Manhattan Island.

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Worth a visit to explore a different NYC Neighborhood

Harlem is a great and very historical neighborhood. It is worth it just to walk around and explore the different streets, parks, houses, etc. It's quite a large neighborhood so I... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed January 6, 2016

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Greve, Denmark
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28 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Do it!! Go on this tour, you wont regret it! My daughter and I went on this tour 15.2.15, the coldest Sunday morning ever. We went to the office to change our tickets, and to get instructions about the bus. The young people in the office where all kind, smiling and serviceminded. (we even bought Shuttle back to JFK there).... More 

Thank TinaMKC
Gothenburg, Sweden
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138 reviews
42 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Nothing more, nothing less. A visit at the Red Rooster is a must! Great food! Perhaps walking alone here during the night is not recommended.

Thank Valaszkai
Boston, Massachusetts
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249 reviews
182 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 90 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Not anymore slam but having that feeling while observing behavior of the locals.Very interesting architecture from the past, not appreciated by tenants.

Thank rdrozd7
Sao Paulo, SP
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33 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We went last Sunday to the Canaan Baptist Church of Christ at the 10AM worship . Instead of being seated apart from the congregation, as I read in reviews of other churches, we were invited to sit with them. Everyone welcomed us with a smile , people taught us how to participate in the worship . We sang, danced and... More 

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291 reviews
132 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 319 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2016

Harlem is a great and very historical neighborhood. It is worth it just to walk around and explore the different streets, parks, houses, etc. It's quite a large neighborhood so I encourage you to stay near the subway stops where there is awesome shopping like H&M, a Banana Republic Outlet Store, and more! Places like the Red Rooster for lunch... More 

1 Thank VTJedi
Tulsa, Oklahoma
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8 reviews
5 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015

My visit to Harlem was fantastic. I enjoyed my stroll down W. 125th St., Lenox and Malcolm X Blvd. Touring Apollo Theater brought me much excitement! I rubbed the "Tree of Hope" stump, which was touched by many performers before going on stage (Michael Jackson, James Brown, Marvin Gaye, Diana Ross...). The beautiful Riverside Church, neighborhood of Duke Ellington and... More 

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Jacksonville, Florida
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94 reviews
54 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2015

I would recommend taking a tour of it to get the historical information of all that took place there, and of course the World Famous Apollo theater is there.

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Oslo, Norway
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2015 via mobile

If you're tired of all the noise and bustle of midtown and lower Manhattan GI for a stroll through the neighborhoods of Harlem and you will not be disappointed. Also great for shopping around 125th/Lenox and soulfood.

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2015

On your left at 116th St, you'll find Marcus Samuelson's chicken place, a very good restaurant called Blue Jean, and on 116th St. Lola's seafood shack. You'll pass by a famous cookie place, the Levan, as well as lots of interesting shops. On 118th St. turn Right to find Lee lee's bakery, where you will find the best Rugelach ever!

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Melbourne, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 163 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2015

We decided to rent a West Harlem apartment for a week recently. It was the best choice we could have made! Apart from the apartment being absolutely stunning, it was only 150 metres from the subway and right in the heart of all the action. We never felt unsafe, even late at night, and the people in Harlem are so... More 

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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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