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Neighborhood covering the north section of Manhattan Island.
110th to 150th streets, New York City, NY
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Harlem is a wonderful place to explore. So much shopping, museums, and endless choices in restaurants.

Thank sushiguy79
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I honestly think Harlem is under-rated. All of the people I talked to there were really nice, and there are so many different cultures and faces that I think it is invaluable to visit. I speak Spanish, so I was able to understand many of...More

Thank Mia C
Reviewed June 18, 2018 via mobile

We stayed here for a week in June. The neighborhood on 145th was lively. Subway and good food close by. Plenty of markets, architecture and sounds of New York and its rich culture.

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Reviewed June 16, 2018 via mobile

I walked around by myself for over 3 hours & everyone I met was friendly. If I needed help with directions they were more than willing to help me. They have beautiful artwork/murals painted on the buildings. The day I was there a festival was...More

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Reviewed May 21, 2018

This is the second time we have taken the metro to Harlem to explore the famous landmarks and streets; to experience the neighborhood of Malcom X, Adam Clayton Powell Jr., and James Baldwin. (and many more) This trip we went to the Adam Clayton Powell...More

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Reviewed May 20, 2018 via mobile

Right out there I, we loved Harlem. The vibe , the food, the diversity, the so not what we’d found in NYC to date. We walked from the New Yorker Hotel up through Central Park and by the time we came across Kennedy Fried Chicken...More

1  Thank Lambretta101
Reviewed May 13, 2018

We only visited the Apollo Theather from the outside. But gladly would have stayed any longer. Neighborhood is colorfull and seems relaxed.

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Reviewed May 3, 2018

Although I have been to NYC many times, I had never been to Harlem. I came for a job interview at CUMC. I did a reviews on the Edge Hotel, which was amazing. Unfortunately I did not sign in when I did the review.

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Reviewed April 22, 2018 via mobile

Although nothing is Compared to Mid-Town Manhattan, Harlem is definitely a fantastic option if you want to know the Real New York. I strongly recommend to take Contrasts NY tour to visit Harlem, Bronx & Queens and experiment a real taste of NY.

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Reviewed April 17, 2018 via mobile

Harlem is a great place. Just traveling the distance of 125th Street, there is so much business happening here. I would say, it's a clone of 34th Street. There is so much history here. Great restaurants too. Harlem is accessible by bus, subway, and Metro...More

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March 2, 2018|
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Response from Joseph C | Reviewed this property |
Sylvia is gone but Sylvia’s Restaurant continues in the family with traditional soul food. I haven’t been there in several years, but they have a web site and it’s open 7 days, closes early on Sunday. As suburbanites, we... More
September 27, 2016|
Response from car9797 |
Wanted to know about the flea market in Harlem. I've been told they have the best deals on shopping there in Harlem, just didn't want to pass in up. Everyone shopping for bargains these days?
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August 22, 2016|
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Response from Marciahi | Reviewed this property |
Harlem has become very upscale and is completely safe. I would not worry.