West Harlem is an interesting mix of old and new that varies from block to block. There are run-down areas and businesses close to thriving theatres, museums and residential areas, apartment projects and many recently renovated apartment buildings.
West Harlem hosts sites such as St. Nicholas Park and City College as well as landmarks like the Apollo Theater.
West Harlem is made up of apartment projects, rowhouses and historic brownstones.
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The Studio Museum on 125th Street is a treasure trove of African American art and culture and was the first museum of its kind in the U.S.
Long-time residents make their way to work and school, recent transplants commute Downtown and college students go to class.
West Harlem is a quieter section of Manhattan, but a thriving nightlife is to be found along 125th Street.