Harlem is one of my favorite places. Much of my attraction to this community is the historical significance of past years. However, I still like the typical New York energy, cultural attractions and the restaurants. We made a visit to the Studio Museum on bustling 125th St. This shopping corridor is worth a stroll. The Harlem products store is good for souvenirs and a healthy smoothie can be obtained at two places. My favorite soul food restaurant is Amy Ruth's. I discovered Margie's Red Rose Diner on YELP and really enjoyed their food too. The latter is a little slow in service so don't go there if you're in a hurry. The Bronx Botanical Gardens are a quick ride across the river. We enjoyed this attraction too. Although we didn't visit, the Bronx Zoo is near the Botanical Gardens.