Harlem is one of New York’s quintessential creative centers.
Renowned for the 1920s Renaissance that popularized its name, Harlem is one of New York’s quintessential creative centers. The spirit of the Harlem Renaissance lives on in world-famous venues like the Apollo Theater and Minton’s, while some of the best comfort foods are served up at Sylvia’s, Melba’s, and Amy Ruth’s. The neighborhood’s community spirit is reflected in endless cultural programs, annual traditions, and institutions like the Studio Museum in Harlem. Between the northern part of Central Park, Morningside Park, and Marcus Garvey Park, there is also no shortage of green space here. Transportation is convenient, with multiple subway lines connecting residents to midtown and downtown.