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Renaissance New York Times Square Hotel

Two Times Square, 714 Seventh Avenue at W. 48th Street  New York  New York  10036  USA 

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Visitor's Guide: New York

Harlem

Historical Neighborhood
  • West 125th Street 
  • New York,  NY  10027
  • Phone: +1 212 532 4900 (Tou
  • Neighborhood: Harlem
  • Category: Attractions & Landmarks

Description

First settled in 1637, this neighborhood that stretches from river to river above 125th Street has a long and rich history. Named by the Dutch after its namesake region in the Netherlands, they initially settled in the 17th Century. Jewish immigrants arrived in the 19th Century, and thereafter, a wave of African Americans from the south arrived in the 1920s. During the prohibition era, Harlem developed a well-deserved reputation for good music, good food and great literature. Harlem's black writers like James Baldwin, W.E.B DuBois and many other artists spearheaded the cultural Harlem Renaissance and influenced matters throughout the U.S. After more demographic shifts in recent decades, the neighborhood continues to change and develop, both economically and culturally, and it deserves a few days just to explore its storied streets.

    Events

  • East Harlem International Film Festival >>
  • 2014-10-01
  • 2014-10-31
  • The East Harlem International Film Festival showcases documentary, feature- and short-length films from around the world -  from Russia and the Caribbean, to right here at home.
  • Harlem Renaissance Walking Tour >>
  • 2014-07-25
  • 2014-07-25
  • On this three-hour walking tour, learn about the diverse ethnic and cultural history of Harlem. This storied neighborhood in the New York City borough of Manhattan has been called the soul of the city. Starting with the Dutch in 1658, and followed by the Irish, Italian, Spanish, Eastern European Jews and African Americans, many ethnic cultures have flocked to Harlem over the centuries. You can still see European-style boulevards and more than 400 churches in this great village. African American culture still dominates the highly gentrified and sophisticated neighborhood, and many legendary celebrities have made a deep impression here. See the famed Apollo Theater, the Hotel Theresa and the Studio Museum; hear stories of the Harlem Renaissance; learn about giant creative figures like Duke Ellington, Paul Robeson, Langston Hughes, Ella Fitzgerald, Malcolm X, Frederic Douglass and more.
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