Harlem

Harlem sits in the northern region of Manhattan. Geographically, it spans from the East River to the Hudson River, and from 96th Street on the east side and 110th Street on the west side up to 155th Street, where it meets Washington Heights. Starting in the 1920s there was a large movement of African American music, literature, and art that became known as the Harlem Renaissance. Harlem continues to evolve. You will still find brownstones, elegant row houses, and the famous Apollo Theater, in addition to a great deal of new development on and around 125th Street.