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135th Street Newstand

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Manhattan's newsstands present variations on a theme. Each reflects the personality and business acumen of its owner as well as the needs and tastes of its neighborhood. This newsstand on Adam Clayton Powell Boulevard and 135th Street in Harlem sports a well-worn office chair where its owner sits and chats with passers-by.

Church Democracy

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Harlem has long been the subject of African American cultural and political history, yet a comprehensive account of Harlem’s religious milieu (historical and contemporary) has yet to be developed. On this website you’ll find a growing document of the religious life of the Harlem neighborhood of New York—affectionately known as Harlem, USA.

Mishkin’s Drug Store

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Mishkin’s Drug Store has been a part of the Harlem Community since 1890. It retains most of it’s original “look” by way of sliding wooden ladders to access shelves, several large hanging antique S&H Green stamp signs, the original stamped tin ceiling, old hexagonal tiles and an old Superman/Clark Kent phone booth which had been gutted by the telephone company in the nineties. 

Franco The Great, Harlem Street Artist

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"Franco the Great" known as the "Picasso of Harlem" famous artist is internationally known also for his New Art form. Painting on metal gates for storefronts 125th street in Harlem is unofficially known as "Franco's Blvd." (For his contribution to Harlem). His work can be seen in Africa, Japan, France, Central America, Canada, Spain and Brasil. Franco welcomes the world, to his creation on steel gates.

Maysles Documentary Center

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The Maysles Documentary Center, a not for profit organization, is dedicated to the exhibition and production of documentary films that inspire dialogue and action. Through their cinema and education programs they engage diverse communities in creative self-expression, communicating ideas and advocating needs.

Harlem YMCA

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Founded in 1852, the YMCA of Greater New York has a long esteemed history. To celebrate the 150th anniversary of the YMCA in 2002, the YMCA of Greater New York published a book entitled "The YMCA at 150 - A History of the YMCA of Greater New York" by Pamela Bayless.

 The Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture is a research library of the New York Public Library (NYPL) and an archive repository for information on people of African descent worldwide. Located in the Harlem section of Manhattan, it has, almost from its inception, been an integral part of the Harlem community.

Harlem Hospital Annex

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Harlem Hospital Center is a 272-bed public, municipally owned teaching hospital in New York City founded in 1887.

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Grange Hall

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Alexander Hamilton, our nation’s first Secretary of the Treasury, commissioned a home in the area now called Hamilton Heights. The home, known as the Hamilton Grange, was moved into St. Nicholas Park.

City College Of New York

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The City College of the City University of New York (known more commonly as the City College of New York or simply City College, CCNY, or colloquially as City) is a senior college of the City University of New York (CUNY), in New York City. It is also the oldest of the City University's twenty-three institutions of higher learning. City College's thirty-five acre Manhattan campus along Convent Avenue from 130th Street to 141st Street is on a hill overlooking Harlem; its neo-Gothic campus was mostly designed by George Browne Post, and many of its buildings are landmarks.

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The major objective of the Harlem Tourism Board will be to create partnerships with tourism related businesses in Harlem and members of the New York City tourism industry to develop a mutually beneficial economic growth engine for one of the most famous urban communities in the world.