Harlem Heritage Tour – Review

Looking for something different to do on your next trip to New York City?  Are you a local who wants to learn a bit more about your city?  Consider taking a tour with Harlem Heritage Tours.  We did the two hour General Harlem History Walking Tour.  Though it actually lasted two and a half hours.  My daughter and I went on the tour and there was just one other couple on the tour with us.  We had the delightful 84 years young Andi Owen as our guide.

Andi came to Harlem in the 1950s and is very knowledgeable on the history, culture and life of Harlem and seems to know everyone we walked by. He showed us markets, important historical buildings, churches, renovated brownstones, dance halls and the Apollo Theater.

Andi is happy to answer any and all questions; so ask away.  The tour starts at Harlem Heritage’s small storefront just up from the #2 and #3 subway stop at 135th and Malcom X Blvd.  The tour ends in the Harlem commercial district in front of the Apollo Theater.

Along the way we were treated to historical facts, interesting stories and even good natured political discussions.  Harlem is changing rapidly becoming more diverse and regentrified.  Now is a great time to explore this neighborhood of New York City.

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2 responses to “NYC Restaurant Reviews – Breakfast/Brunch”

  1. Judy Barr says:

    Loved this blog!! You knew I would! I fix the eggs with asparagus and breadcrumbs at home and just love the dish. Wonderful choice of dining spots! Thanks, Judy.

    • Judy Gambee replied: — July 26th, 2012 @ 6:12 pm

      Glad you’re enjoying it!! Lunch and dinner reviews coming up next.

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