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Address: 110th to 150th streets, New York City, NY
Phone Number: 9562904512
Activities: City walk sightseeing, Nightlife, Group tours/walking tour, Dining
Description: Neighborhood covering the north section of Manhattan Island.
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A wonderful part of New York

A lot of things are available in Harlem: beautiful, renovated buildings; charts, cafes and restaurants, art galleries; a lot of friendly people. In the long past, the area was... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 15, 2015
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Lakewood, California
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12 reviews 12 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015 NEW

Took a walking tour of Harlem with Big Onion Tours. Our guide was a professor of history at Columbia and very knowledgable. Fascinating facts and information about Harlem and its buildings, homes, history, and landmarks. I wouldn't have appreciated Harlem without the guided tour. Went in mid-April, when it was still pretty chilly. Great walking weather. After, got coffee and... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

A lot of things are available in Harlem: beautiful, renovated buildings; charts, cafes and restaurants, art galleries; a lot of friendly people. In the long past, the area was a little hot. It is no longer the case, and a long walk around the area is worth it.

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37 reviews 37 reviews
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31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

Having read a few posts with regards to safety in Harlem I thought I would just like to say that I have spent a whole day alone walking around taking photos and carrying an expensive camera and not one did I feel vulnerable. Every local I spoke to was more than happy to help me with directions and proud to... More 

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Nashville, Tennessee
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2015

Yes, I am a proud product of Harlem, USA. Ironically, the main picture that is used to represent Harlem, is the block where I grew up! Harlem is a wonderful place, with lots of pre-war brownstone buildings to admire. These buildings are beautiful and most have been renovated by the many new residents of the community. In Harlem you will... More 

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Tucson, AZ
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015

Harlem is a neighborhood characterized by African American culture, street vendors, soul food, jazz clubs and gospel lunches among other things. It has been changing quite a bit with the addition of chain stores, gentrification, and remodeling of some buildings. While I've been there several times, this last time I was there, I was surprised to see the many new... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2015

this place definitely deserves a visit, the town market is buzzing and busy and a great place to be, had good chat with some locals, loved it

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Munich, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

I’ve been to NYC many times and wanted to do a gospel tour since long – yet never managed for lack of time. During my recent visit, just before Christmas, together with my wife I finally had a go. And then it all began with a mistake. I had booked the tour on a Sunday, but then realised that we... More 

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Cleveland, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015

Harlem is a nice change from other, more subdued parts of Manhattan. The streets are filled with people trying to sell you things. They don't hassle you too hard, but hassle enough to make your walk fun! Harlem has lots of restaurants, shopping, and entertainment. Definitely a neighborhood to visit.

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Konstanz, Baden-Württemberg, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2014

Harlem with its Jazz spots is a must for every jazz enthusiasm! Join a juke joint tour with Gordon and Big Apple Jazz Tours! You will never forget!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2014

Was very well taken back when I came to Harlem. The architecture of the buildings was awesome, the streets were clean and everyone was living their life. My boyfriend and I ate at Amy Routh and the food was awesome. Visit Harlem for its not what you think of.

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Harlem
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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