Harlem Travel Guide

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Harlem Things to Do

  • Visit the Gem of Harlem

    Stop by the Studio Museum in Harlem next time your in NYC. You won't regret it. The Studio is a wealth of African-American culture that is often overlooked. In the mood for dance? Check out the "Hoofer's House" featured on the occasional Friday night where the best tap dancers in NYC challenge one another on the "wood". In the mood for music? ...

  • Tour of the Church of the Intercession

    Every fourth Saturday of the month at 3pm join the tour of one of Harlem/Washington Heights landmarks: The Church of the Intercession; visiting the church, crypt, cloister, and vicarage. This was one of renowned architect Bertram Grosvenor Goodhue's masterpieces and where he chose to be buried. Our next tours will be August 28 & September 25, 2010.

  • Celebrate St. Philip's Church's...

    Throughout 2009. Harlem's St. Philip's Church is celebrating its 200th Anniversary. The first great thing was/is the church's interior beauty. Designed by the first African American architect licensed in the state of New York, the Gothic-style edifice was recognized as a landmark by NYC. The congregation was/is very welcoming and informative about...

  • Baptist Church

    The Abyssinian Baptist Church is among the most famous of the many churches in Harlem. The church traces its roots to 1808, when black parishioners left the First Baptist Church of New York in protest over racially segregated seating.It was an important location for non-secular music in the Harlem Renaissance, and remains a center for the Harlem...

  • Hamilton Grange National Memorial

    It is the home of Alexander Hamilton: military officer, lawyer, member of the United States Constitutional Convention, American statesman, first United States Secretary of the Treasury, and Founding Father. Born and raised in the West Indies, Hamilton came to New York in 1772 at age 17 to study at King's College (now Columbia University).The house...

  • City College of New York

    The College is a senior college of the City University of New York. It is also the oldest of City University's twenty three institutions of higher learning.Its neo-Gothic campus was mostly designed by George Browne Post, and many of its buildings are landmarks. The City College of New York was originally founded as the Free Academy of the City of...

  • Apollo Theatre

    The Apollo Theater in Harlem is one of the most famous clubs for popular music in the United States, and certainly the most famous club associated almost exclusively with African-American performers.An Apollo Hall had been founded in New York City in the mid-1860s by former Civil War General Edward Ferrero as a dance hall and ballroom. Founded in...

  • Gospel music in Harlem - Abyssinian

    Abyssinian Baptist Church Gospel Service Situated deep in Harlem, the Abyssinian Baptist Church is a magnificent house of worship which holds renowned Sunday morning gospel services.The church is usually ringed with a long queue of tourists each Sunday morning, so if you want to get inside we highly recommend that you arrive with plenty of time...

  • Gospel Choir

    There is a church and very famous with its Gospel Choir. The time to come on Sunday for its Gospel Mass.

  • Historical Building

    5 minutes walk west of D Line St 125 Subway Station, there are some very beautiful well kept historical buiding.

  • The People

    I would say, people in Harlem are extremly friendly. I asked for direction, the whole family came out from home and not just showing me the direction, they chit chat with me... Mrs Amanda and her grand-dougther infront of her house.

  • Junction of St 125.

    What you can see from Street 125 junction is the shops and the people. I found Harlem is one of the best place for shopping.


Harlem Restaurants

  • New train of thought in American Cuisine

    A new train of thought on American contemporary cuisine... Stop125 restaurant/lounge offers a downtown vibe with uptown prices. A cozy yet sleek restaurant located in the thriving neighborhood of Morningside Heights, Stop125 offers a diverse menu of small plates to entrees. Ranging from Chorizo & Mission Figs to Mini Burgers and Fondue, Stop125...

  • The Best Red Velvet Cake on the Planet

    Food. Fresh and sinful.Ambience. Recently experienced a complete overhaul. Decor is uninspired contemporary. A bit at odds with the Soul Food served.Service. The employees provide the warmth to what would otherwise be an indifferent atmosphere.Dress. Any which way you choose. Price. Reasonable. Don't let the name fool you. This place is for...

  • Finally - a Downtown Place that is...

    i have lived in this neighborhood for 5 years and have watched this space change 4 or 5 times. It seems like these guys finally have it right.The food is excellent - the menu is kind of like an upscale version of Toast and the atmosphere is better than anything in this neighborhood. What really surprised me were the prices - the prices were...


Harlem Nightlife

  • Jazz in the Zebra Room

    Music. Jazz that's for real. And eclectic. Swing, Bepop, Free, Hard Bop - Lenox Lounge showcases it all.Ambience. Harlem art deco at it's best. Cool, classy and swingin'. Service. A bit frantic on Friday and Saturday nights. Otherwise, warm and breezy.Price. On the weekends, it can get costly. $20 cover, 1 drink minimum. For those on the budget,...

  • Lindy Hop in Harlem!

    Dance. If you'd like to have a taste of the Swing Era ballrooms in Harlem, Monday nights at the Cotton Club and Lucy's Supper Club will give you more than a flavor. Be prepared to swing, swoon and sweat.Music. Served by the Harlem Renaissance Orchestra a.k.a. the cotton Club All-Stars, the most swingin' music in all of NYC can be found at the...

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Harlem Warnings and Dangers

  • Watch out in E. Harlem

    by CaliTillIDie Written Apr 28, 2007

    Me and my dad went on a trip to NYC and got lost in East Harlem. We stopped at a gas station not knowing where we were for directions and when we walked out we heard gunshots. We ran back inside the gas station but about a minute later two guys run in and tried to rob the place. But the cops were already on the way because of the shootout. That was the scariest thing that’s ever happened to me. I go through Compton all the time and I’m telling you right now Harlem is scarier. I’ve never seen anything like what I saw in Harlem. When the cops showed up they asked us questions and told us East Harlem is the most heavily Blood concentrated neighborhood in the city. They’re known for going up to innocent people and slitting their face with a razor blade. Just be careful and MAKE SURE YOU KNOW WHERE YOU ARE AT ALL TIMES AND ALWAYS BE CAUTIOUS OF WHAT’S GOING ON AROUND YOU.

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Harlem Off The Beaten Path

  • St.146 8 Ave

    Too many walls between us............ a song I have in my mind while walking on the street. The street of Harlem. St.146 8 Ave

  • Street Of Art

    Not only music amazed me here in harlem, the colurful walls if you walk into the back street lane. You will agree what I have just said; it is a street of art.

  • Don't Forget Insurance

    If your current health insurance doesn't cover you while your abroad, you should consider getting international travel insurance just in case something should go wrong.

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