The area known as Harlem extends roughly from the Hudson River to East River/Harlem River and from 110th to 155th Streets. It is easily accessible by the 2,3, A B, C and D trains to 125th Street as well as the 1, 4,5 and 6 lines. Harlem has long been synonymous with African-American culture since the 20th century and is known for its music, literature, dance and art. That legacy is still evident today; especially long the area’s main thoroughfare, 125th Street, which is anchored by the world renowned Apollo Theater. The area is also home to Abyssinian Baptist Church, landmarks like St. Nicholas and Marcus Garvey Parks, El Museo del Barrio, which is a vibrant museum specializing in Puerto Rican Caribbean and Latin American Art and the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture.
The neighborhood is also home to a bustling array of shops, restaurants and entertainment. Of note is the Red Rooster Harlem restaurant, recently created by celebrity chef Marcus Samuelsson and Sylvia’s Soul Food restaurant, a long time Harlem staple.