Harlem

[ hahr-luhm ]
/ ˈhɑr ləm /

noun

a section of New York City, in the NE part of Manhattan.
a tidal river in New York City, between the boroughs of Manhattan and the Bronx, which, with Spuyten Duyvil Creek, connects the Hudson and East rivers. 8 miles (13 km) long.

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British Dictionary definitions for Harlem

Harlem
/ (ˈhɑːləm) /

noun

a district of New York City, in NE Manhattan: now largely a Black ghetto
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Cultural definitions for Harlem

Harlem

Neighborhood of Manhattan.

notes for Harlem

Mostly populated by African-Americans, Harlem has long been a center of black culture.

notes for Harlem

During the 1920s, Harlem was the site of a great upsurge in black literature, music, and theater known as the Harlem Renaissance.

notes for Harlem

The area now contains a large Puerto Rican population and, after a period of economic decay, has experienced a revitalization.
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