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Harlem & Upper Manhattan
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Introducing Harlem & Upper Manhattan

The top half of Manhattan is a lot of territory to cover, with a number of historical sights – many on opposing sides of the island. So pick a neighborhood (or better yet, a couple of contiguous neighborhoods) and stick to them. If you like your cities to feel a little bit country, then start with Inwood – which has lovely parks, an extravagant museum and a super chilled-out vibe – and then work your way down the west side to the soaring Cathedral Church of St John the Divine. Prefer an urban vibe? Then it’s all about Harlem and Hamilton Heights, a bastion of African American culture that offers good eating and shopping, and jazzy places to sip a drink.