Stretching north of 123rd Street to 155th Street and straddling the Hudson River and St Nicholas Avenue, West Harlem comprises of Hamilton Heights, Sugar Hill and Manhattanville.
In its heyday, Harlem was the undisputed home of jazz, and is one of New York City’s most iconic neighborhoods. Harlem has in recent years become more diverse but has still retained its neighborhood feel. Classic brownstones can be found throughout, and these architectural gems speak to the neighborhood’s proud history. Several new developments are also springing up all about this neighborhood.
With famous places like The Apollo Theater and Cotton Club, both of which helped launch the careers of such comedians as Eddie Murphy and Chris Rock, Harlem has long been a center for the arts, restaurants and exciting nightlife options.