Photo: Vincent Tullo
Ever since the Harlem Renaissance—an early 20th-century boom in music, literature, dance and art—this neighborhood has been synonymous with black culture. Explore the past—and savor the present—when you take the A train (and others) uptown.
Harlem is located in Manhattan, from 110th to 155th Streets. The 2, 3, A, B, C or D train to 125th Street will land you in the heart of it.
Amateur night at the Apollo Theater and reimagined comfort food at Red Rooster Harlem.
A late-night jazz set at Minton's—the "birthplace of bebop"—where you may catch a Miles Davis in the making.
At the northern tip of Central Park is Harlem Meer, where you can spend a refreshingly quiet afternoon admiring the water.