Abyssinian Baptist Church
A raucous, soulful affair, the superb Sunday gospel services here are the city’s most famous. You’ll need to arrive at least an hour...
This Federal-style retreat belonged to US founding father Alexander Hamilton, who owned a 32-acre country estate here in the early...
Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture
The nation’s largest collection of documents, rare books and photographs relating to the African American experience resides at this...
Maysles Documentary Center
This small, not-for-profit cinema founded by the late director Albert Maysles (of Grey Gardens fame) shows documentary and other...
Run by two French amis, this swinging little bar-bistro is like a second home for locals, who drop in at all hours to nibble on French...
W 138th & W 139th Sts · interesting places nearby
Strivers’ Row information
Also known as the St Nicholas Historic District, these streets were the darling of Harlem’s elite in the 1920s. Its graceful row houses and apartments, many of which date back to the 1890s, were designed by three of the era’s most celebrated architects: James Brown Lord, Bruce Price and Stanford White.
White’s row of elegant Italianate creations along the northern side of W 139th St are arguably the most beautiful. Keep your eyes peeled for alleyway signs advising visitors to ‘walk your horses.’