A Perfect Day in ... Harlem

Andrew Sullivan

The spirit of Harlem Famed music venues include the Lenox Lounge and the Apollo

While it may not be undergoing a full-fledged renaissance, Harlem has now emerged as one of New York City's great eat-and-play neighborhoods, with experiences to rival the rest of Manhattan, plus a singular mix of groove and glamour that makes the trip uptown well worthwhile. Here's how to enjoy it at its best.

MARGARITA AGUILAR
Executive director
EL MUSEO DEL BARRIO
Start in the morning at the East Harlem Cafe (1651 Lexington Avenue; eastharlemcafe.com ) for a café con leche and a chance to gaze at...

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