Discover Harlem

Type Walking
Start / End Point
Apollo Theater

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Discover Harlem by Tour guide Manuela Biondi Posmentier (guida Manuela Biondi Posmentier) Duration 3 hours (durata 3 ore) offered in English and Italian (offerto in inglese e in italiano) 2. Discover Harlem Visiting Harlem is a unique experience! This neighborhood is rich of history, art and music. You will learn about the origin of the neighborhood, the Harlem Renaissance, the degradation of the 70s, the recent recovery in the 90s. We will stop at the Apollo Theater, where music legends such as Jackson 5, James Brown, Ella Fitzgerald, Billie Holiday used to perform. We will visit the historical Strivers Row’s district, with the wonderful elegant architecture. A stop at the Hamilton Grange, home of U.S. Founding Father Alexander Hamilton and at City College, with his Landmarked neo-Gothic buildings, will complete the tour. Come explore this vibrant community!

Harlem, Morningside Heights, Upper Manhattan
  • Apollo Theater 
  • Hotel Theresa 
  • Abyssinian Church 
  • Strivers Raw 
  • Hamilton Grange 
  • City College 
  • Hamilton Heights 
  • Sugar Hill

The Apollo Theater is a music hall located at 253 West 125th Street between Adam Clayton Powell Jr. Boulevard (Seventh Avenue) and Frederick Douglass Boulevard (Eighth Avenue) in HarlemManhattanNew York City. It is a noted venue for African-American performers, and is the home of Showtime at the Apollo, a nationally syndicated television variety show which showcased new talent, from 1987 to 2008, encompassing 1,093 episodes; the show was rebooted in 2018.

Hotel Theresa

The Hotel Theresa is located at 2082-96 Adam Clayton Powell Jr. Boulevard between West 124th and 125th Streets in the Harlem neighborhood of ManhattanNew York City. In the mid-20th century, it was a vibrant center of African American life in the area and the city.

The 13-story hotel was built in 1912–13 by German-born stockbroker Gustavus Sidenberg (1843–1915), whose wife the hotel is named after, and was designed by the firm of George & Edward Blum, who specialized in designing apartment buildings. The hotel, which was known in its heyday as "the Waldorf of Harlem", exemplifies the Blums' inventive use of terra-cotta for ornamentation, and has been called "one of the most visually striking structures in northern Manhattan.

Abyssinian Baptist Church

The Abyssinian Baptist Church is a Baptist megachurch located at 132 West 138th Street between Adam Clayton Powell Jr. Boulevard and Lenox Avenue in the Harlem.

Founded in 1809, its present building was built in 1922–23 and was designed by Charles W. Bolton & Son in Gothic Revival and Tudor Revival styles 



"Striver's Row"

The St. Nicholas Historic District, known colloquially as "Striver's Row", is a historic district located on both sides of West 138th and West 139th Streets between Adam Clayton Powell Jr. Boulevard (Seventh Avenue) and Frederick Douglass Boulevard (Eighth Avenue) in the Harlem neighborhood of ManhattanNew York City.

Hamilton Grange

Hamilton Grange National Memorial, also known as The Grange or the Hamilton Grange Mansion, is a National Park Service site in St. Nicholas ParkManhattanNew York City, that preserves the relocated home of U.S. Founding Father Alexander Hamilton

City College of New York

The City College of the City University of New York (City College of New York, or simply City College, CCNY, or City) is a public college of the City University of New York (CUNY) system in New York City

Hamilton Heights

Hamilton Heights is a neighborhood in the northern part of Manhattan in New York City. It is the northernmost part of the West Harlem area, along with Manhattanville and Morningside Heights to its south,  and it contains the sub-neighborhood and historic district of Sugar HillWashington Heights lies to Hamilton Heights' north, and to its east is Central Harlem.

Sugar Hill

Sugar Hill got its name in the 1920s when the neighborhood became a popular place for wealthy African Americans to live during the Harlem Renaissance. Reflective of the "sweet life" there, Sugar Hill featured rowhouses in which lived such prominent African Americans as W. E. B. Du BoisThurgood MarshallAdam Clayton Powell Jr.Duke EllingtonCab CallowayWalter Francis WhiteRoy Wilkins and Afro-Puerto Rican Arturo Schomburg

What's included
Guide in English or any other language upon request
What's not included
Food and drinks

Optional Tips


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