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Address: 110th to 150th streets, New York City, NY
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Neighborhood covering the north section of Manhattan Island.

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Lively neighborhood and plenty of great spots to see, shop or sit!

We spent 3 nights in Harlem (in a vacation rental apartment) last November just after Thanksgiving. As a first trip to NYC overall, we had read about the quality of Harlem and we... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 5 days ago
Montreal, Canada
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Montreal, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We spent 3 nights in Harlem (in a vacation rental apartment) last November just after Thanksgiving. As a first trip to NYC overall, we had read about the quality of Harlem and we we pleasantly surprised by the atmosphere there. A great mix of old & new influences, rich & not so rich population, yet not intimidating, overwhelming or over-crowded... More 

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Torrevieja, Spain
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Interesting to learn how Harlem was settled. Has developed into a "safer" neighbourhood. Absolutely worth a visit.

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Kingston, Jamaica
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 December 2016

Everything is basically within walking distance. So many restaurants to choose from! We were able to access resources and services quickly and experienced a good community vibe. From the barber shop (Big Russ) to restaurants great people and service. Lots of history and architecture. More frequent garbage pick up is needed. Harlem has a beautiful history that I learnt to... More 

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Hyvinkaa, Finland
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 November 2016

Harlem is very interesting only few miles north to Central Park. Best way to go there is take a subway to 125 th street. There is lot of shops, music clubs and local life.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 November 2016 via mobile

Harlem is a neighborhood always worth a visit. One can see that New York is alive. During the years there are a lot of changes from a rather dangerous neighborhood to an attractive village to live.

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Dublin, Ireland
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2016 via mobile

I found it interesting to see Harlem and the people living there friendly also unlike the rest of Manhattan it didn't feel like their only mission was to separate you from your all money. A lot of places in the rest of Manhattan grossly overprice their goods and services. I know tipping is important in the U S but more... More 

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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2016

Well preserved buildings in many parts and great to wander round to get a feel of the history of harlem

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Ebeltoft, Denmark
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 October 2016 via mobile

It is easy to make a visit in Harlem when in NY. Still a special atmosphere, but no longer so special. Every part of NY is its own. Everyone worth a visit

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 October 2016 via mobile

Lovely place residential area lots of history with civil rights in the 1960,s believe civil rights campaigner Malcolm x had links to this town

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Stevenage, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 September 2016 via mobile

Stayed on 134th Street, apartment was amazing, great location for subway on line 3. Good food shopping in Pioneer supermarket on 129th, remember to take ID if buying alcohol, great cafe at Astor Row. Lovely school across the way from us. Quite noisy from around 7.15am but soon went quiet once school started. Felt completely safe in day light hours... More 

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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 you’ll discover some of the most beautiful blocks in the city, filled with handsome brownstones, soul food restaurants, corner shops, and scenic parks. For a taste of a real New York neighbourhood, it’s hard to top a visit to Harlem.
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