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

Harlem has a lot of history. Read about it in the tour guide before visiting. Lots of musical history was made here. I recommend going on a guided tour. Some parts of it are not... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 27, 2015
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Fayetteville, North Carolina

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Fayetteville, North Carolina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

Harlem has a lot of history. Read about it in the tour guide before visiting. Lots of musical history was made here. I recommend going on a guided tour. Some parts of it are not safe, especially after dark.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015 NEW

While it has undergone growth and positive change, it's certainly not a part of NY that I feel safe in.

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Melbourne, Australia
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

My husband and I were on the hop-on hop-off bus and it happened to be going through Harlem and we thought we would get off and explore some more... When we got to the main street, we kept our butts parked on that chair, didn't look as appealing as Lower Manhattan and people were everywhere. Not for us!

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

Harlem is such a great part of New York! The streets are perfect for some great New York city snaps. There is a fantastic chicken n waffles place you MUST try call Silvias! Just hop on the subway and explore! I have been here multiple times during the day and never felt unsafe.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

I LOVE Harlem! To all the people saying 'Harlem isn't safe, don't go there if you're white/female/human', when was your visit? Because I was there for a week, as a solo female, and it was so safe! Nice people, nice vibe, and absolutely a place I'd reccomand!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

Harlem is one of the nicest parts of NY. More fun and not expensive like Downtown. The people are friendly and helpful. I´m sitting in a wheelchair and I´m enyoing to be on the 125th and the Harlem Market. New is a Farmer Market tuesdays next to the statebuilding. Harlem goes healthy lol NYC is wheelchair friendly at all, but... More 

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Melbourne
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

Four of us (tourists) planned to go up to Harlem on Sunday to listen to some wonderful gospel music and then walk the Brooklyn Bridge - not as easy as it sounds. 1. We were turned away from one church because there were already too many "visitors". So get to the church early. 2. We went to another church and... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

First time we got here by hop on hop off bus tour. We got there for lunch. Had fabulous chicken at Popeyes Louisianna Chicken, like KFC only not so greasy. We were the only caucasions in place, but people very friendly. Great food. When there second time by subway. Great clothes shopping here prices way cheaper than city. Very quick... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

Incredible!! the real black quartier... full of colors, many shops.... here u can smeel the black soul.....i suggest it!!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

We arrived a bit early at the Shomberg center. This was good because it was an extremely hot day. We had a little walk through of this place which is a cultural Center and ended up viewing a film on Civil Rights. And we enjoyed the air con! We made arrangements in advance to book this Walking Tour of Harlem.... More 

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Address: 110th to 150th streets, New York City, NY
Phone Number: 9562904512
Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  New York City>  > Harlem

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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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