A fascinating place
We've all seen movies and TV series about African Americans living in Harlem. What was a mecca for African Americans for over one hundred years is now recovering the cultural and artistic status it enjoyed before the Great Depression. The district can trace its history back to 1890, when Irish, Italian and Jewish families moved en masse to the Uptown area. But even after these waves of immigration, many houses stood empty, and black families from the south of the country rushed to fill the gap. By 1920, Harlem had become an important center for the black community.
Today, however, Harlem is dominated by the Jewish diaspora, almost a Little Israel in America.