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Old March 29th, 2007, 09:50 AM   #1
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Walking in NYC (Central Harlem, Manhattan)

Ok I am not sure If I ever posted these photos on this Photo section before, but in any case if you haven't seen them then I hope you enjoy them.

I invite you to Central Harlem. These photos were taken in October of 2006. Harlem is a big neighborhood and every day is becoming more expensive. Alot of the poor people, who used to lived in Harlem in the 70's to the 90's, are moving out because is getting too expensive to live there. For many who are on some sort of rent control find themselves lucky to live there, but for many who can't have that option, they have to move out. The new people moving in have more money. Many of the abandon buildings are getting fix-up and there is alot of new construction all over the place. Well I really enjoy Harlem and I hope that you do aswell.


Harlem

A Mecca for African-American culture and life for more than a century, Harlem started out as Nieuw Haarlem, a prosperous Dutch farming settlement. By the turn of the 20th century, black New Yorkers started moving uptown into Harlem's apartment buildings and town houses. The neighborhood prospered and by the 1920s, Harlem had become the most famous black community in the United States, perhaps in the whole world. The Harlem Renaissance, generally regarded as occuring between 1919 and 1929, was Harlem's golden era, when local writers such as Zora Neale Hurston, W.E.B. DuBois, Langston Hughes, and Ralph Ellison achieved literary recognition. The Depression hit hard here, but happily, today the neighborhood is well on the way to new glory days: Young people and families are moving into the newly restored brownstone and limestone buildings, and the combination of architectural treasures, crackling vitality (even Bill Clinton chose Harlem for his post-presidential office!), great music and culture, and honest-to-goodness, lip-smacking soul food make Harlem a must-see destination. Harlem is safe to explore on your own but there are a number of tour companies that will happily show you around.

http://www.nycvisit.com/content/index.cfm?pagePkey=435

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Old March 29th, 2007, 06:30 PM   #2
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Thanks for the tour -

It looks really trendy, and I did not know Harlme was like that!
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Old March 29th, 2007, 07:26 PM   #3
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I love Harlem. If I lived in New York Harlem would be my first choice. Great pics.
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Old March 29th, 2007, 07:55 PM   #4
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Funny. I did this same walk last weekend. Harlem will be a different world 10 years from now.
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Old March 30th, 2007, 12:52 AM   #5
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Thanks for the comments guys!
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Old March 30th, 2007, 06:51 AM   #6
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Harlem looks great. Is this near Bill Clintons office? Is a lot of the area genterified?
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Old March 30th, 2007, 01:35 PM   #7
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Magnificent.
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Old March 30th, 2007, 11:19 PM   #8
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Harlem looks great. Is this near Bill Clintons office? Is a lot of the area genterified?
Yeah Bill Clinton Office is located in 125th street. That is the main shoping street in Harlem and where I took the last photos. The area still is in the process of gentrification.
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Old March 31st, 2007, 12:31 AM   #9
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cool pics
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Old March 31st, 2007, 12:55 AM   #10
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Harlem and Bronzeville (in Chicago) share many unique cultural, demographic, and historical trends, including the one currently changing both: Gentrification.

Anyways, Harlem looks really cool, and denser than I thought (I know that sounds like a wierd thing to say about any place in Manhattan). You're photo threads rock!
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Old March 31st, 2007, 04:22 AM   #11
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Manhattan is the center of New York (and the world). And while Downtown Manhattan is the financial center, Midtown the commercial and fashion; Uptown is the cultural.

In a few years this area will become also a competitive commercial point and luxury residential as slowly it's being merged with the Upper East/West Side.

While a few blocks to the west, you have Morningside Heights, home of Columbia University and St John DIvine (the largest Gothic church on earth) and the place with most books per capita than any other in NYC.

Also as for the wonderful pics, some of them remind me the Brooklyn Heights one of my fav districts in the city. Thank you Krull!!!
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Old March 31st, 2007, 05:48 AM   #12
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I used to see pic of Manhattan! nice seeing harlem!!
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Old March 31st, 2007, 10:38 PM   #13
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Anyways, Harlem looks really cool, and denser than I thought (I know that sounds like a wierd thing to say about any place in Manhattan). You're photo threads rock!
Yeah many people who visit are very surprice by the architecture and how built up and denser it is.
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Old March 31st, 2007, 10:40 PM   #14
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Also as for the wonderful pics, some of them remind me the Brooklyn Heights one of my fav districts in the city. Thank you Krull!!!
Actually my next set of pics will be of Brooklyn Heights.
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Old March 31st, 2007, 10:41 PM   #15
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I used to see pic of Manhattan! nice seeing harlem!!
Harlem is in Manhattan.

Thanks for the rest of the nice comments guys.
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ohhh stunning pics!
thanx for sharing
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Old April 1st, 2007, 04:55 AM   #17
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Actually my next set of pics will be of Brooklyn Heights.

Bring them on my friend, bring them on we are eager to enjoy them
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Old April 1st, 2007, 11:49 AM   #18
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love that C-ity, wonderful pics, thx
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Old August 17th, 2009, 04:25 AM   #20
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Wanna You know something funny. Some Brazilians like to answer to some foreigners wich ask for the favelas in Brazilian cities' threads ( a thing that, by the way, pisses me off too) this way: "Well, New York, USA, has the Harlem"!!! Oh! I wish that some Brazilian cities ( not all of them have favelas, thank God!) could have a lot of "Harlems"
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