American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- A section of New York City in northern Manhattan bordering on the Harlem and East rivers. Peter Stuyvesant established the Dutch settlement of Nieuw Haarlem here in 1658. A rapid influx of African Americans beginning c. 1910 made it one of the largest Black communities in the United States. In the 1920s a flowering of African-American art and literature was known as the Harlem Renaissance. After World War II many Hispanics settled in East (or Spanish) Harlem.
- n. a district of Manhattan; now largely a Black ghetto
- From Nieuw Haarlem ("new Haarlem"), the original Dutch name of the area, after Haarlem, a city in the Netherlands. (Wiktionary)
“HARLEM 9/11" In Washington playwright Steve Langley's drama-comedy, a Harlem family struggles to deal with the loss of its breadwinner, who worked at the World Trade Center.”
“Exhibitions and Tours harlem is… - This award-winning eight-part exhibition series celebrates the legendary people, places and institutions that helped shape the world-famous Harlem community.”
“THE HARLEM PROBLEM: PLENTY OF BUYERS, NOT ENOUGH LAWYERS Fifty-eight West 120th Street is not a remarkable building, though the 1890's house stands on a pretty block, west of Mount Morris Park and east of Lenox Avenue, that has become popular in the Harlem real-estate boom.”
“HARLEM - An NYPD detective invited to a community meeting about concerns of police brutality was refused entry into a Harlem mosque because he refused to relinquish his badge and his gun, police said.”
“Sapphire, who taught teenagers in Harlem from the early '80s to the early' 90s, formed this book upon what she saw around her.”
“Annie Meyding, a broker at Walker Malloy & Co. said activity in Harlem is beginning to pick up and that she has leased several properties there in the last year.”
“Having great restaurants deliver food to my door in Harlem is welcome.”
“Add on the "zero" votes that Obama got in Harlem (hmmm, Harlem is black, blacks have been voting for Obama 90%-10%, and Obama got no votes) ... sounds fishy to me, Terry.”
“The talk in Harlem is not of ethics investigations and potential penalties, but of dignity — Mr. Rangel’s and, by extension, Harlem’s.”
“I would love to hear from more folks who lived in Harlem and remember the Apollo and Penny Arcade in the 50's.”
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