The soul of New York, Harlem has a rich, diverse ethnic and cultural history reaching back 350 years. Starting with the Dutch in 1658, and followed by the Irish, Italian, Spanish and Eastern European Jews, many ethnic cultures have flocked to Harlem over the centuries. You can still see European-style boulevards and more than 400 churches in one of New York’s great villages. African-American culture still dominates this highly gentrified and sophisticated neighborhood, and of course celebrities have made a deep impression here. Featuring the Apollo Theater, the Hotel Theresa, the Studio Museum stories of the Harlem Renaissance, and giant creative figures like Duke Ellington, Paul Robeson, Hotel Theresa, Langston Hughes and Ella Fitzgerald, Malcolm X and Frederic Douglass, Harlem is a beacon of New Your past and present and a delight to tour through.