Neighborhood

How far away from Manhattan is Harlem?

Harlem is in Manhattan. There is West Harlem, Central Harlem and East Harlem. Most maps of Manhattan only show up to 96th Street. Manhattan extends to 210th Street. Harlem is the area just north of Central Park.

Is it easy to get to the major sites in Manhattan?

The express train is a few minutes away. There are also many buses, and you can walk to places like Museum of the City of New York and Central Park. We are no more than half an hour away from most major attractions. Times Square is only 15 minutes by subway.

Our Neighborhood

Central Harlem is home to the Mount Morris Park neighborhood, and is part of the larger Harlem enclave of Gilded Age brownstones that were constructed in the late 19th Century as one-family residences for wealthy merchants. By the 1960’s it was a haven for drug dealers and the homeless, who often found refuge in Marcus Garvey Park’s Civil War-era watchtower. By 2000 there was extensive renovation and construction as the area underwent an economic revival, as evidenced by scores of newly rehabbed homes. By 2014 the neighborhood has become one of Harlem’s most exclusive, with some renovated brownstones fetching $3 million. The blog Harlem Bespoke dubbed Mount Morris Park neighborhood as the “West Village of Harlem.” Harlem is residential, so there is much less hustle and bustle than the rest of Manhattan.

In the neighborhood:

Central Park [site] [map]
Columbia University [site] [map]
Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture [site] [map]
Studio Museum in Harlem [site] [map]
Abyssinian Baptist Church [site] [map]
Muhammad’s Mosque Number Seven [site] [map]
Canaan Baptist Church [site] [map]
Riverside Church [site] [map]
Cathedral Of St John the Divine [site] [map]
Bill’s Place [site] [map]
Paris Blues [site] [map]
Smoke Jazz & Super Club [site] [map]
Oberia Dempsey Theatre [site] [map]
Red Rooster [site] [map]
Caffé Latte [site] [map]
The Cecil [site] [map]
Sylvia’s Restaurant [site] [map]
Spoonbread [site] [map]
Melba’s Restaurant [site] [map]
Cedric Bistro [site] [map]
Les Ambassades [site] [map]