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Malcolm Shabazz Harlem Market
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Reviewed November 20, 2013

This open market is heavily stocked with Nigerian and other African nation products. You can find a selection of clothing, jewelry and accessories, musical instruments and more.. It is definitely worth taking the time to stroll through this colorful marketplace , especially if you like to wear one of a kind articles of clothing. One designer in particular Ali makes the most beautiful, unique coats, capes and ensembles, very moderately prices. It's like wearing a piece of art. You can purchase unusual items as gifts especially musical instruments that make wonderful children's gifts . Located on West 116th Street bet Lenox Avenue and 5th Avenue. The people are friendly, helpful and are willing to bargain.

4  Thank Geri B
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Reviewed July 24, 2012

We traveled to Harlem from the Village specifically to see this market, grab some lunch and visit the Apollo Theatre. We were excited to see the large colorful sign at the entrance to the market, and we bought some lovely artwork from a young woman there who is clearly very talented. She had beautiful oil paintings, and the prices were great, too. Although it wasn't as large as we had hoped, there was a nice selection of goods available including clothing, lotions, jewelry and artwork. However, although it was late morning, we found that many of the stands weren't open. We were also hoping to find some food there, but there was nothing available for us to eat. Then, when I tried to take a few photographs, a man approached us and asked me not to do that because they had recently received "bad press" and the picture-taking would make the vendors uncomfortable. As I was with my husband and young child, I didn't quite understand that comment, but, of course, we complied since we were just visitors. Overall, it was just "OK" for us. It's still worth a visit, though, for the experience.

3  Thank Peggy M
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Reviewed September 9, 2008

We really enjoyed this market. We bought some amazing moisturizing soaps made with shea butter, mango and lemongrass. They have cool Obama tshirts and paraphenalia, mud cloth items and stuff to buy from all over Africa. Enjoyed our hour there very much !

5  Thank FinneganCanada
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Reviewed August 8, 2008

The African Market is an outdoor/indoor market that stretches between 115th Street and 116th Street just East of Malcolm X Boulevard (Lenox Avenue). The shops are small and cramped and goods spill out onto the space in front.

Merchandise and services include African inspired clothing for men, women, and children. There are African music CD's, soaps, carvings, jewelry, beadwork, fabrics. There are even hair-braiding establishments. The market's vendors are friendly and the merchandise, though repetitive, is worth a look if you are up in Harlem.

2  Thank redeco
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