El Barrio: Spanish Harlem
4 double beds
Check-in / Checkout: Checkin after 15h, Checkout before 11h
Not allowed: Parties, Pets, Smoking
- bed sofa
- bed linen & towels
- queen size bed 160 x 200
- coffee maker
- plasma TV
- ADSL Wireless (Complimentary)
- TDT television
The Center of Latino Culture.This apartment is in Spanish Harlem also known as El Barrio; a cultural haven mix of Latino cultures. This is a safe and peculiar neighborhood that possesses a special energy and vibe. New York City has an enormous influence that derives directly from the Hispanic Caribbean cultures and it is in Spanish Harlem where it all started.
The Area Surrounding the Apartment
The communities from Puerto Rico and the Dominican Republic are prominent in Spanish Harlem. Even though we are talking about an area that is just north of the Upper East Side and barely a few blocks away from Central Park, Spanish Harlem has an atmosphere and rhythm that has its origins in the Caribbean islands. It is a historically rich, cultural and proud community that demonstrates a different feel from other neighborhoods in New York City.
Walking just south of Spanish Harlem and you will enter into the neighborhood of the Upper East Side, where there is so much to do. A cool atmosphere that combines with a myriad of museums, art galleries, restaurants, shopping stores and a great nightlife makes this neighborhood very appealing.
Walking west from El Barrio, you will stumble into the vicinity of Harlem. There is an abundance of black history in this area. Harlem became a center point for social consciousness, political & civil rights, and the artistic movement. The Harlem Renaissance certified Harlem as a hub for poets, musicians, and artists to nurture and develop their blossoming talents. Harlem Boys Choir, Dance Theater of Harlem, Harlem Globetrotters and the world-famous Apollo Theater are all prominent staples of Harlem.
This apartment has a subway stop right at the building’s door step. Line 6 (green line) will take you anywhere: in 15 minutes you’ll be in 59th Street. Taxis are available 24/7. By foot, you are 10 minutes away from the Upper East Side and 15 minutes from Central Park.
*** Specific conditions apply for this property ***
• At Booking : 20% paid by credit card and an additional 30% will be charged directly by the owner on the same credit card. The final balance payment is payable on arrival.
This is a two bedroom apartment in an elevator building and the apartment's amenities include air conditioning /central heating, wireless/internet, flat-screen TV, DVD player, hard wood floors. The primary bedroom is outfitted with two queen size beds, nightstand with drawers, wardrobe, and a desk with chair. The second bedroom also maintains two queen size beds and two nightstands with drawers. Both bedrooms are framed by two windows that glow with sunlight. The bathroom comes complete with a washbasin, toilet, shower and bathtub. The window illuminated kitchen is functional and is equipped with a stove top/oven, full-size refrigerator and microwave. This apartment does not have a living room, but creates a small dining space furnished with a table and four chairs.
Harlem is one of the more well-known neighborhoods in town and with the most character. It lies north of 96th Street between the Hudson River and East River.
This area houses the largest African American community in New York and is undoubtedly one of the most authentic neighborhoods. It has undergone a major revival and has gained much in security, being home to numerous students and young families.
For Black music lovers Harlem is a must. There are many spots, but perhaps the most celebrated is the Apollo Theater. Some of the most important artists, such as Aretha Franklin, Bessie Smith, New Edition, The Fugees, and others have played that venue.
Undoubtedly one of the biggest attractions in the area are the Gospel Choir Masses, which are usually held on Sunday morning. Some of the most popular are: 'The Abyssinian Baptist Church' and the 'Mother Zion African Methodist Episcopal Church'. For those wishing to find out more about African American culture the bookstore "Liberation" is a good starting point.
Within Harlem is also Spanish Harlem, also known as El Barrio, home to a large majority of the New York Hispanic community, with more than 120,000 Latinos. It is located between 96th and 125th street, on the east side of town. To learn more about the customs and history of this community you can visit the Museum “del Barrio”, the neighborhood museum. In this neighborhood you will also be able to savor some typical Caribbean cuisine, especially Puerto Rican dishes in well known restaurants such as La Fonda Boricua.