"Harlem shows- live singing and jazz" Harlem Tip by iam1wthee

Harlem, New York City: 24 reviews and 26 photos

If you come to Harlem you have to go to either the Apollo, Cotton Club, or one of the Jazz clubs. Don't just tour the place come and enjoy the entertainment. Showtime at the Apollo is filmed of course in the Apollo and has got to be the best FREE show in town. There are crazy things that people do that do not get shown on TV. Grants Tomb over by Riverside Drive has many summer jazz concerts and activities during Harlem Week.

This neighborhood has the best soul food in Manhattan at relatively reasonable prices at good portions.

The architecture of the buildings is pretty varied as well, all with its own history. Believe it or not the 1st President, George Washington once slept over in the Morris Jumel Mansion which is the border between Harlem and Washington heights. Across from it there is a block called the terrace where the buildings are kept the same as when he was there. Houses there go for about 500K US and they are real tiny. Unfortunately because it is protected you are limited in renovation.

Come before 10pm because they shut most things down after that. The only time they are open past that time is when there is Harlem Week.

Address: Harlem, New York, NY
Directions: 110th St. to Harlem River and 5th Ave. to St. Nicholas Ave.
Phone: 9562904512
Website: http://nymag.com/realestate/articles/neighborhoods/harlem.htm

Review Helpfulness: 3.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Updated Apr 20, 2008
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