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110th to 150th streets, New York City, NY
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Neighborhood covering the north section of Manhattan Island.
  • Excellent43%
  • Very good39%
  • Average13%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
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“soul food” (25 reviews)
“apollo theatre” (24 reviews)
“studio museum” (8 reviews)
110th to 150th streets, New York City, NY
110th to 150th streets, New York City, NY
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

According to rumours Harlem used to be a bit dangerous. I would say that people are very friendly always willing to help... no danger...

Thank Maria K
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Harlem has a very mixed history and reputation, but we spent most of an afternoon in Harlem and we just loved it. We ate at Sylvia's and walked the length of 125th street. Did the Apollo Theater and visited many of the churches. Very welcoming...More

Thank Vnvet68
Reviewed 24 November 2017

Most people who don't know New York associate Harlem with a lot of bad things, street violence, etc., long ago and always overblown. It's been a center for African-American culture for a hundred years, Noted for the Apollo Theater, Sylvia's Restaurant. It is like many...More

Thank Jmc5606903
Reviewed 19 October 2017

A few days ago, I had a walking tour round Harlem, with Bill, from Free Tours by Foot. (actual tour reviewed separately) The neighbourhood is very lively, loud and always full of surprises. The area is messy, in places but some areas are really nice,...More

3  Thank SaleDamc
Reviewed 3 October 2017

If you arrived here by subway, you can walk a lot thru different streets and never notice how much you had walked. All the blocks look very similar and the people is very friendly. Small stores and nice cafes and bars. The Public is one...More

Thank Víctor M
Reviewed 5 September 2017

I actually come from Africa, but now live in the USA, a small town outside NY. i visited New york on my day off and wanted to visit Harlem primarily to buy some African Atires...when i stopped in Harlem,I fell involve with the place, ppl...More

1  Thank Lomodong D
Reviewed 30 August 2017

We walked round Harlem and Spanish Harlem which is a lot of distance to cover but was just fascinating strongly recommend visiting the Apollo Theatre on the West side and then head to eat at Amy Ruth's - serious home cooking for the soul -...More

1  Thank mitzi8s
Reviewed 29 August 2017

Just north of the Central Park, this area has lots of eateries and you can enjoy walking here. Better to hire a local guide to know more about history.

Thank seedhunter
Reviewed 19 August 2017 via mobile

Harlem is a neighborhood in the Northern part of NYC. The neighborhood is undergoing major changes as many of the buildings are under renovations or modernization. The neighborhood has a lot to interesting places to see and things to do. The soul food is not...More

Thank Phi S
Reviewed 27 July 2017 via mobile

Harlem, like most of New York City, has a rapid pulse. There is constant movement. Accordion busses fill in any spaces not taken over by; people, taxis bicycles or automobiles. Along the sidewalks there are people moving in every direction while carts filled with various...More

3  Thank kecial2016
As a hub of African American culture, Harlem has
played a vital role in the history of New York City.
Today, the neighbourhood is as vibrant as ever as new
businesses and developments go up next to local
institutions. The heart of the neighbourhood 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
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27 September 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?
23 August 2016|
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Response from Marciahi | Reviewed this property |
Harlem has become very upscale and is completely safe. I would not worry.
24 June 2016|
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Response from salsitanyc | Reviewed this property |
"Take the 'A' Train, Its the fastest way to Harlem"..... advised Ellington & Ella Fitzgerald in this famous song AND it still is! Goes express from 42nd Street to Columbus Circle to 125thSt (8th Av/FDBlvd). "You'll be there... More