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110th to 150th streets, New York City, NY
Upper Manhattan (Uptown)
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My first time in Harlem and it was great. Unfortunately, a lot of iconic buildings and things are gone but there are still some wonderful sights there. Apollo Theatre is great to see. Other buildings are there as well as new ones that a good...More

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank Slick5276
Reviewed 5 days ago

Nothing quite like the sights, sounds and smells of HARLEM NYC!!! from the diverse crowds strolling 125th St, to the classic acts and hits from the Apollo, to the scents of the soul food from Sylvia's, no neighborhood quite like it!!!!

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank Paulymac44
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Harlem has had decades of bad publicity but for the most part, using common sense, it is a safe area to visit. Unfortunately there have been a lot of historic landmarks that have been torn down as part of the gentrification happening in Harlem. The...More

Date of experience: July 2019
1  Thank untdrum99
Reviewed September 3, 2019

We did a walking tour of Harlem and I felt like it was the best way to learn more about the area. If you have knowledgeable guide you'll learn about the history of Harlem as well as its cultural significance. It's a great neighborhood to...More

Date of experience: September 2019
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Reviewed August 29, 2019 via mobile

Went up to Harlem on a hop on hop off. Presumed it wouldn’t be very nice but was very surprised. Some beautiful building, great range of local and chain stores and a lovely vibe! Apollo theatre in the centre. Cool place and totally unexpected! Make...More

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank AndreaS560
Reviewed July 30, 2019 via mobile

We passed through Harlem the other morning. There is so much going on here. Harlem got a bad reputation back in the day. My grandmother grew up on Madison & 110th Street. Our great great uncle owned candy store here back in the 1930s. Our...More

Date of experience: July 2019
14  Thank TheSushiGuy
Reviewed July 14, 2019

Once upon a time in the borough of Manhattan, New York City in the northern section was originally a Dutch village founded in 1658. Harlem was named after the city of Haarlem in the Netherlands. Fast forward... Harlem is rich with culture, American lead movements...More

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank Chmpgnrose
Reviewed July 9, 2019

This part of the city is not to be missed. It is truly amazing. Check out the Apollo theatre and take in a show or a tour. Also walk around and take in the atmosphere; this part of the city has its own unique feel...More

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank KnitLove
Reviewed May 2, 2019 via mobile

This area is totally different then what it used to be 20 years ago. There are so many great shops and restaurants all around, and my favorite, Sylvia's Soul Food. Really safe, great cultural area, and good restaurants.

Date of experience: May 2019
3  Thank SteveRainville99
Reviewed March 31, 2019 via mobile

Walked up 125th street,with some friends. We shopped, visited the Apollo theater a couple of places on Lenox and Amsterdam. A fun day in the City..

Date of experience: March 2019
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