About the neighbourhood
The Neighborhood: Harlem is a vibrant community, rich in arts and culture (The Apollo, Studio Museum in Harlem, St. Nick's Pub, Lenox Lounge, art galleries, The Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture), historic architecture (Strivers Row, Astor Row, Hamilton Terrace, City College), cuisine (soul food, Ethiopian, French bistro, Dominican, contemporary American, Senegalese, Mexican, bakeries, Caribbean) and much more. Two blocks away, you will find 24/7 corner stores, Duane Reade (a citywide health and beauty chain store and pharmacy), and a Chase Bank with 24-hour ATMs. There are a number of takeout restaurants (Caribbean, Chinese, soul food) if you prefer to eat at home, and local bars (The Shrine and Londell's) where you are certain to meet local residents and fellow travelers.
The B & C subway lines are half a block away on our corner. Transfer directly to the express A & D lines one stop away at 125 Street. In 15 minutes you are in midtown: Columbus Circle/Times Square.
The M10 bus line, one block away on Frederick Douglass Boulevard, takes you to the Upper West Side (Museum of Natural History, Columbus Avenue boutiques and restaurants, Lincoln Center, movie theaters, and Central Park).
The M3 bus line, a block away on St. Nicholas Avenue, takes you south via Fifth Avenue and directly to Museum Mile (El Museo del Barrio, Museum of the City of New York, Guggenheim, Whitney and the Metropolitan museums).