Situated uptown, from 110th to 155th Street, from the East River to Manhattan and St. Nicholas Avenues, Harlem – blessed by beautiful architecture and rich cultural history – is enjoying a new renaissance: a surge of development and vibrancy.
Case in point: Frederick Douglass Boulevard – also referred to as Restaurant Row for its selection of independent restaurants. Many restaurants from Jado Sushi, Harlem Tavern, Lido to Michelin-rated Zoma, cocktail bars from L Lounge to 67 Orange, and cafes like Patisserie Des Ambassades have brought their businesses here, drawing crowds on any given day and motivating other business owners to consider this the newest extension of the Upper West Side.Not too far is another Harlem favorite: Marcus Samuelsson’s Red Rooster on Lenox Avenue off 125th Street.

Besides great restaurants, Harlem residents also have access to a new range of shopping options on 125th Street – home to Old Navy and H&M, the 124-room Aloft hotel and a quick trip to midtown via express subway.