The eager blogger showed me around at the West Harlem Piers, The Ki Smith Gallery, Dear Mama Coffee, Strivers' Row, The Hamilton Heights Historic District and some amazing community murals.
Not only did I see a lot of beautiful places and many Instagrammable spots, I also learnd a lot:
The West Harlem Piers are a newish (11-year-old) waterfront park with landscaped lawns, public art, a series of walkable piers, a decommissioned U.S. Navy ship, and amazing views of the Hudson River and New Jersey.
Strivers' Row is a two-block section of Central Harlem with three distinct, elegant rows of houses built in the 1890s. Known as an area where the African-American elite has lived since the Harlem Renaissance (1920s).
Hamilton Heights Historic District is a historic section of West Harlem filled with beautiful townhouses and churches built between the 1880s and 1930s. Named after founding father Alexander Hamilton, who owned the original farmland and whose house has been relocated to an adjacent park.
Do you want to see and explore more of Harlem? Check the Curious Uptowner website to get to know the best places to eat, drink and shop, to discover the many beautiful artworks and to learn all about this wonderful neighborhood.