Central Harlem – long-revered as the artistic and musical heart of New York City’s African-American community—the birthplace of the Harlem Renaissance nearly a century ago – is still the place to be. With its superb 18th and 19th Century architecture, including the St. Nicholas Historic District’s iconic row houses, diverse and delicious restaurants, destination galleries and music venues, it continues to be a modern epicenter of culture, art, food and community.
Served by subway lines 2 & 3 at 135th Street just 4 blocks away and A, B, C and D subway lines, the Metro-North rail line at 125th Street, and many bus routes, Central Harlem is easily accessible from every part of the city. 125th Street, Frederick Douglass Boulevard and Lenox Avenue are alive with restaurants, cafés, galleries, retail shops and grocery stores, along with essential daily services.
Families and nature lovers stroll and play in Harlem’s wonderful parks, St. Nicholas Park, Morningside Park, Marcus Garvey Park and northern Central Park, in addition to smaller very local parks like the Fred Samuel Playground between 139th & 140th Street and Lenox Avenue. Essential resources such as schools—the acclaimed Harlem Children’s Zone as well as many public and parochial schools—and health care institutions like NYC Health + Hospitals/Harlem are conveniently within walking distance to 70 West 139th Street.