Harlem is part of the district of Manhattan in New York City, long known as a major African-American residential, cultural and business center. Harlem was founded as a Dutch village, formally organized in 1658. Named after the city of Harlem in the Netherlands.
Harlem's boundaries are often contested. West Harlem is the area between 123rd to 155th Streets from the Hudson River to St. Nicholas Avenue. All vibes are in a sign of 20th century, with dinamics movement or a step ahead of the cultural and sociopolitical pulse.
NYCEDC is implementing a three-stage strategy to revitalize West Harlem, changing radicaly the vision for the area. That plan includes Waterfront Amenity, Transportation Improvements, Economic and Institutional Development.