Central Harlem stretches from beyond the northern end of Central Park to the Harlem River. It is a neighborhood of rich history, beautiful architecture, and revitalizing growth. Harlem has been the center of many ethnic groups, such as English, Jewish, Italian, and African-American populations that reflect a large part of New York City’s history. It has also been the center of African-American arts that contributed to the Civil Rights movement.
Harlem’s history is still demonstrated throughout the neighborhood. The Apollo Theater is the lasting physical legacy from the Harlem Renaissance. 125th Street is now filling up with new condominiums and apartments and a growing population of middle- to upper-class residents. Harlem’s constant growth as a major arts and culture center never seems to stop.