Harlem

Though only a fraction of the city's African-American population lives in Harlem anymore, the neighborhood continues to nurture its history as a fulcrum of Black-American culture after becoming world-famous during the 1920s Harlem Renaissance as a center for black arts and culture. The Apollo Theatre, legendary for its all-black revues of the 1930s, still offers varied shows. In the streets look out for its brownstones, slowly being renovated, churches and a handful of renowned institutions.

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Bounded by 110th & 135th Sts. between Madison Ave. & Frederick Douglass Blvd. (Eighth Ave.), 10027 New York

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Columbia University Columbia University
Columbia University
Founded in 1754 by a charter from George
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Cathedral St. John the Divine
Cathedral St. John the Divine
The massive Neo-Gothic cathedral of St
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Park Avenue (4th Avenue) Park Avenue (4th Avenue)
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