Today, the greater Harlem area is split into three distinct sections: West, Central, and East Harlem. From containing the only remaining cast-iron watchtower left in the city to serving as the home for some of the country’s most influential cultural and artistic institutions dedicated to conserving the work of Black Americans, Harlem has much for us all to discover. Read to learn more about Harlem's legacy on New York City.
The East Harlem neighborhood, also known as El Barrio, is one of the city's most vibrant areas, offering plenty in terms of history, art, culture and food.
The National Black Theatre in Harlem has the largest collection of Nigerian New Sacred Art in the Western Hemisphere housed in a 64,000 square foot theatre.