From its inception, Harlem has kept a cadence like no other. Best known for its role in creating the 1920s cultural movement, the Harlem Renaissance, the neighborhood still celebrates its African American roots and vibrant culture. From the galleries of its iconic theatres to the dusky insides of its monumental jazz clubs, Harlem’s influential rhythm permeates the perservering neighborhood. Having reinvented itself many times over, its inimitable beat continues to attract attention.See places to stay Save this neighborhood
Harlem's Rich Cultural Fabric
Encompassing the area of upper Manhattan, Harlem is filled with unique history, culture, fine dining, and commerce. Harlem is well known for its jazz music, soul food, breathtaking cathedrals and historical landmarks."
Day to Night
I loved this neighborhood. People in the street are friendly and outgoing, and the short walk to Riverside Park takes you to a huge Caribbean picnic. Other than the easy access to Subway to everywhere I needed, there is another bonus - just an easy bus ride to the Cloisters and its amazing park (line M4)!"
Visited in 2013
History at Your Doorstep
Airbnb works with local photographers to capture the spirit of neighborhoods all around the world. The photography on this page includes work by:
Cameron Blaylock is a photographer and artist living in Brooklyn, NY. In 2010 Cameron received a European Diploma in Fine Arts from Bauhaus-University in Weimar, Germany. Having been a full-time Brooklyn resident for just over one year, the Airbnb Neighborhoods Project helped Cameron further understand and appreciate the massive, multi-layered, singular organism that is New York City.