Welcome to the Harlem

Harlem stretches between 155th Street in the north and an uneven boundary along the south that runs along 110th Street west of Fifth Avenue. St Martin’s Episcopal Church, Hotel Theresa, Adam Clayton Powell Jr. State Office Building and other many places in this neighborhood are listed on the National Register of Historic Places. 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, A, B, C, and D trains cover Harlem.

Things to do in the Harlem

Harlem is known for its soul food and New York attractions such as the Apollo Theater and its history. Noteworthy Harlem Renaissance leaders include Duke Ellington, Louis Armstrong, Zora Neale Hurston, Cab Calloway and more. Amid beloved landmarks, spend a day indulging in some of the nabe’s prize jewels: a bakery that serves cookies the size of your fist, a finger-lickin’-good eatery with ribs and the best BBQ that melts in your mouth and a no-frills music venue showcasing some of the best jazz musicians in the city.

The Cecil

The best African restaurant in the city is on a mission to spotlight the wide-ranging flavors of Africa.

Lolo's Seafood Shack

This fun tropical hangout — complete with a beachy back patio — specializes in Caribbean fare with a twist.

Amy Ruth's

The best chicken and waffles. The fried chicken is impeccably crispy, the waffles are tender, and portions are always hearty.

Taco Mix

The tacos at this no-frills taqueria pack a punch of flavor, especially the red-hued al pastor, featuring juicy bits of pork and tart pineapple.

Wild Olive Market

Supermarket with a large selection of organic produce & health-conscious foods, plus flowers & beer.

Best Market Harlem

Supermarket with a focus on fresh produce, plus basic groceries (some carry a craft beer selection).

Apollo Theater

Showbiz legends & amateurs alike take the stage at this longtime music hall.


Broadway Comedy Club

A rotating crew of not-yet-famous comedians hone their acts on this compact club’s stage.