The north edge of Central Park is the gateway to Harlem, a historic neighborhood best known for the many poets, writers, and musicians who have called it home. Predominantly African American throughout the 20th century, this dynamic community is changing, with whites and Latinos moving to Harlem in increasing numbers, while the area’s brownstones are among the city’s fastest-appreciating real estate. Hip restaurants and shops are peppered among the soul-food joints and Baptist churches, while classic jazz clubs and Harlem Renaissance hot spots are getting needed preservation.

Bordering Harlem on the southwest is Morningside Heights, which stretches from 110th to 125th Streets, between the Hudson River and Morningside Park. This area revolves around Columbia University and is chockablock with bookstores, late-night greasy spoons, and bars specializing in cheap beer. The architecturally striking Cathedral of St. John the Divine and soaring Riverside Church are both near campus.

On the other side of the park, Spanish Harlem, also known as El Barrio, is a lively, predominantly Latino community filled with storefront churches, Popsicle vendors, and two respected museums: El Museo del Barrio and the Museum of the City of New York.


Printable Map of Harlem and Morningside Heights

This neighborhood overview and travel map of Harlem/Morningside Heights comes from the Seventh Edition of Moon MapGuide New York City. The maps available in our MapGuides contain markers that correspond to listings for sights, hotels, and other attractions.

Travel map of Harlem and Morningside Heights, New York City

Harlem and Morningside Heights

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