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New York City

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Having the most attractions and skyscrapers on compact real estate and a hurried concentration of humanity, New York City is a feast for the senses. Upscale boutiques on Park Avenue are counterbalanced by rack clothing lining Garment District streets. From Harlem street hustle to Wall Street bustle, from the old ships of South Street Seaport to majestic Rockefeller Center — you’ll love the many contrasts between each district and attraction, if your wallet can stand the Big Apple pinch.

History
The first documented Africans arrived in 1626 at New Amsterdam, later renamed New York City. Given manumission rules of the time, some of them earned freedom by 1630. Other Africans in the new world found … More

Restaurants and Nightclubs
Everyone is aware of the diverse selection of restaurants and but its more than pleasant to see the number of black-owned establishments opening in Harlem … More

Harlem
From the remarkable 1920s Renaissance to 1950s Civil Rights Movement to 1970s drug-culture nadir to its fascinating and culturally diverse 2000s rebirth, there’s a lot more than Hell up in Harlem … More

Cultural Sites
A premier hub of black culture, only NYC can boast of having Apollo Theatre, Bad Boy Entertainment, Dance Theatre of Harlem, Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Studio Museum in Harlem … More

Broadway Theatres
The world’s greatest district for live dramatic and musical theatre never fails to disappoint, featuring world-class playwrights, directors and actors … More

Blacks On Broadway
The first two significant Black productions were Bob Cole’s, “A Trip To Coontown” and Will Marion Cook’s “Clorindy”: The Origin Of The Cakewalk in 1898. Both plays enjoyed modest success … More

Heritage Sites
With historic sites dating since 1626 and legendary places of worship such as Mother AME Zion and Abyssinian Baptist, New York City is a protector of some of the oldest Black Heritage Sites … More

Spas and Innkeepers
Break bread with soulful innkeeper and partake of inviting spa services by staff who understand your skin and hair needs in the Big Apple … More

General Attractions
Always a strong suit of the Big Apple, its visitor attractions are enduring and iconic — the Empire State Building, Times Square, Grand Central Terminal, Lincoln Center, Carnegie Hall, Statue of Liberty … More

Museums
The Museum of Modern Art, Museum of Television & Radio, Metropolitan Museum of Art, Guggenheim Museum, Museum of Jewish Heritage, Cooper-Hewitt National Design Museum are just the beginning … More

Family Attractions
Though family attractions and New York City are not the first thought that come mind for family vacations, many are surprised to learn of several only-in-New York family attractions … More

Black Theatre & Dance in NYC
Harlem launched the careers of early stage actors and dancers. Many jazz musicians compose in their minds while watching black chorus lines dance … More

Soul Music in NYC
Although the Apollo Theater is very important, to better appreciate the geography and growth of Soul Music to national and international success, one must also consider the New York artists … More

Civil Rights Movement in NYC
With residents like W.E.B. DuBois, Marcus Garvey, Asa Phillip Randolph, Adam Clayton Powell Jr, Paul Robeson, Malcolm X and Al Sharpton, it seems that NYC has always been a hotbed of civic activism … More

Marcus Garvey in NYC
The Father of the Black Nationalist Movement in America, Marcus Garvey was at once misunderstood and feared as the most powerful black man of his generation who could organize thousands … More

Malcolm X in NYC
The legacy of Brother Malcolm endures in the city of his international rise and untimely fall. After reading this summary and listening to his thought-provoking speeches, visit his museum in upper Harlem … More

Trivia and Famous Residents
New York City is on so many Top 10 Lists, you could almost call them “New York City and Everyone Else” lists. As home to the Harlem Renaissance and having played a large role in many trends and movements … More

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