Central Harlem

Central Harlem, like its West Harlem counterpart, is a Manhattan neighborhood with a rich culture and long history. Primarily known for its large African American demographic, Central Harlem played host to the Harlem Renaissance of the 1920s and 30s that made the area known as the artistic and literary soul of New York and African Americans. Today, Central Harlem is undergoing a gentrification process with marked residents like Bill Clinton making it clear that the rest of New York wants in on one of its oldest and best known neighborhoods.
The Vibe
Central Harlem contains many residences with plenty of green space that makes it hard to remember you’re in Manhattan while towards the south, businesses thrive and a strong sense of community survives.
Bragging Rights
Central Harlem is home to institutions like the Abyssinian Baptist Church, Lenox Lounge and Sylvia’s Soul Food.
Architecture
Central Harlem is made up of beautiful brownstones, significant churches rowhouses and housing projects.
Best Kept Secret
Harlem’s demographic only became predominantly African American in the early 1900s. It was formerly host to a wide range of Europeans of various socioeconomic backgrounds.
By Day
Residents commute downtown for work and children go to school while others stroll the beautiful streets and parks.
By Night
The remnants of the Jazz Age come to life along 125th Street and make for a unique New York experience.