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