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Harlem Map, New York

A Mecca for African-American culture and life for more than a century, Harlem started out as Nieuw Haarlem, a prosperous Dutch farming settlement. By the turn of the 20th century, black New Yorkers started moving uptown into Harlem's apartment buildings and town houses. The neighborhood prospered and by the 1920s, Harlem had become the most famous black community in the United States, perhaps in the whole world. The Harlem Renaissance, generally regarded as occuring between 1919 and 1929, was Harlem's golden era, when local writers such as Zora Neale Hurston, W.E.B. DuBois, Langston Hughes, and Ralph Ellison achieved literary recognition. The Depression hit hard here, but happily, today the neighborhood is well on the way to new glory days: Young people and families are moving into the newly restored brownstone and limestone buildings, and the combination of architectural treasures, crackling vitality (even Bill Clinton chose Harlem for his post-presidential office!), great music and culture, and honest-to-goodness, lip-smacking soul food make Harlem a must-see destination. Harlem is safe to explore on your own but there are a number of tour companies that will happily show you around.     East Harlem Map

Parks    *click to see the detail information of the park.
1. Riverbank State Park
2. St. Nicholas Park
3. Marcus Garvey Park
4. C. Young Playground
Hotels    *click to see the detail information of the hotel.
1. Urban Jem Guest House
2. New Ebony
3. The ParkView Hotel
4. The Harlem Flophouse
5. Harlem YMCA
Landmarks    *click to see the detail information of the spot.
1. St. Nicholas House
2. Apollo Theatre
3. Martin Luther King Towers
4. Malcolm Shabazz Harlem Market
5. Hamilton Grange
6. Striver's Row
Church & Community    *click to see the detail information of the spot.
1. The City College
2. Healing from Heaven Church
3. Abyssinian Baptist Church
4. Greater Refuge Temple Church
5. Marcus Shabazz Mosque
6DMother African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church
7. St. Paul Baptist Church
8. Salem United Methodist Church
9. Metropolitan Baptist Church
10. Second Province Baptist Church
11. Baptist Temple
Museum    *click to see the detail information of the museum.
1. The Schomburg Center
2. Black Fashion Museum
3. The Studio Museum in Harlem
Night Spot    *click to see the detail information of the theater.
1. Cotton Club
2. Lenox Lounge
3. MoBay Uptown
4. Magic Johnson Theater
5. Showman's
Stores    *click to see the detail information of the store.
1. H&M (Fashion)
2. Montgomery (Fashion)
3. Pieces (Fashion)
4. Hats by Bunn (Hat)
5. African Paradise (Goods)
6. Djema Import (Textile)
7. M.A.C (Cosmetic)
8. Carol's Daughter (Cosmetic)
Restaurant    *click to see the detail information of the store.
1. Miss Maude's Spoonbread Too (Southern)
2. Bayou (Closed)
3. Amy Ruth's (Soul)
4. Settepani Bakery (Closed)
Sightseeing Spot
Apollo Theater

During the 2000-2001 period, the Apollo Theater Foundation developed a vision to restore the Apollo's position as a leading performing arts venue and to firmly establish the Apollo as a community-centered institution. The Apollo has made a dramatic resurgence over the last year and a half with the addition of a new executive management team; a rejuvenated Board of Directors, including several top entertainment, business and civic leaders like AOL/Time Warner CEO, Richard Parsons; music guru, Quincy Jones and Atlantic music mogul, Val Azzoli. In addition, several other high profile changes have occured, such as the opening of a major new Broadway style musical, Harlem Song, directed by Tony Award winner, George C. Wolfe; the regular headlining of major shows, and benefits with artists such as Michael Jackson, Tony Bennett, Stevie Wonder, Vanessa Williams, Salma Hayek, Wynton Marsalis, Rosie Perez, The Strokes and David Byrne among others.

Address : 253 W 125th St bet Adam Clayton Powell and Frederick Douglass Blvds
Subway : A/C/B/D/2/3 Line 125th Street
Bus : M60, M2, M7, M10, M100, M102.
The Studio Museum in Harlem

The Studio Museum is the premier museum dedicated to African American art. The collection features nineteenth and twentieth-century African-American art, twentieth century Caribbean and African art, and traditional African art and artifacts.

Address : 144 W 125th St, bet Lenox & 7th Aves
Hours : Wed-Thurs noon-6pm, Fri noon-8pm, Sat-Sun 10am-6pm
Subway : A/C/B/D/2/3 Line 125th Street
Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture

"The Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture is a national research library devoted to collecting, preserving and providing access to resources documenting the experiences of peoples of African descent throughout the world. The Center's collections first won international acclaim in 1926 when the personal collection of the distinguished Puerto Rican-born Black scholar and bibliophile, Arturo Alfonso Schomburg, was added to the Division of Negro Literature, History and Prints of the 135th Street Branch of The New York Public Library. Schomburg served as curator from 1932 until his death in 1938. Renamed in his honor in 1940, the collection grew steadily through the years. In 1972 it was designated as one of The Research Libraries of The New York Public Library and became the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture. Today, the Schomburg Center contains over 5,000,000 items and provides services and programs for constituents from the United States and abroad."

Address : 144 W 135th St, bet Lenox & 7th Aves
Hours : Wed-Thurs noon-6pm, Fri noon-8pm, Sat-Sun 10am-6pm
Subway : 2/3 Line 135th Street
The City College of The City University of New York

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The City University of New York is the nation's largest urban public university: 11 senior colleges, six community colleges, the CUNY Honors College, the Graduate School and University Center, the Graduate School of Journalism, the Law School and the Sophie Davis School of Biomedical Education. The University serves more than 450,000 degree-credit students and adult, continuing and professional education students. College Now, the University's academic enrichment program for 32,500 high school offered at CUNY campuses and more than 200 high schools throughout the five boroughs of the City of New York. In 2006, the University is launching its first on-line baccalaureate degree through the School of Professional Studies and a new Teacher Academy offering free tuition for highly motivated mathematics and science majors who seek teaching careers in the city's public schools.

Address : 138th St & Convent Ave
Subway : B/C Line 135th St
Healing from Heaven Temple

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The Temple Healing from Heaven, "where blessings fall like rain" is housed in one of Harlem's most uniquely distinctive edifaces, converted from a former A&P grocery store building. The services are lively and spirted and are welcoming to all visitors.

Address : 2535 Frederick Douglass Blvd.
Subway : A/C/B/D Line 135th St
Abyssinian Baptist Church

The oldest church for black people. On Synday, a lot of people come together to listen to the gospel music. Gospel stands for GOD and SPELL, played at the Church by the choir with band is really impressive and exciting.

Address : 132 W 138th St
Subway : 2/3 Line 135th St
Mother African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church

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African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church, Methodist denomination. It was founded in 1796 by black members of the Methodist Episcopal Church in New York City and was organized as a national body in 1821. The church operates in the United States, Africa, South America, and the West Indies and maintains Livingstone College in Salisbury, N.C. The U.S. membership of the church in 1998 was about 1.2 million, making it one of the largest African Methodist bodies.

Address : 146 W 137th St
Subway : 2/3 Line 135th St
Malcolm Shabazz Halem Market

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The more than hundreds of small shops which sells African folk art, costume and articles are standing here. Most of shops are from Western Africa and Calibian countries.

Address : 52-60 116th St bet Lenox & 5th Aves
Hours : 10:00-7:00pm, 10-9:00pm (July and August)
Subway : 2/3 Line 116th St
Marcus Garvey Park

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The main attraction at this park is the three-tier, 47-foot cast-iron watchtower (Julius Kroel, 1856), the only remaining part of a now defunct citywide network used to spot and report fires in the days before the telephone. Originally Mount Morris Park, this rocky plot of land was renamed in 1973 after Marcus Garvey (1887-1940), who preached from nearby street corners and led the back-to-Africa movement. The handsome neoclassical row houses of the Mount Morris Park Historic District front the west side of the park and line side streets.

Address : Madison Ave, E 120th - 124th Sts
Subway : 2/3 Line 125th St

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