A Guide of the Lower East Side

A Guide of the Lower East Side

When in New York, be it for many years or only a few days, you will most likely find yourself wandering through the Lower East Side. It is at the heart of New York City’s underground culture and nightlife, one of the most colorful neighborhoods of the Big Apple, and a Harlem Spiritual’s staff favorite. Do not let the edgy and strikingly contemporary vibe of the streets fool you, for the Lower East Side is one of the most historic areas in town, and there is a plethora of art, cultural hubs, dining, entertainment, and shopping to keep you busy. Read more

A Guide of Harlem

A Guide of Harlem

Thinking back to boyhood days, I remember the bright sun on Harlem streets, the easy rhythms of black and brown bodies, the sounds of children streaming in and out of red brick tenements,” said writer and Harlem native Walter Dean Myers. This is usually what one pictures when thinking about Harlem, but the neighborhood has been through a long series of transformations since its beginning as a Dutch colony, through the Harlem Renaissance to today’s gentrification movements. So hop on the A train – or on our guided bus tours, and follow us on the road to Harlem. Read more

Jazz Clubs in Harlem

Harlem is rooted in rhythm and soul. For decades since the Harlem Renaissance in the 1920s, Harlem’s arts and culture have revolved around Gospel, Blues, and Jazz. Some of the best Jazz clubs are well and alive today. Here are our favorite Jazz clubs in Harlem, where expectations for a classic night out are always exceeded.  Read more

A Guide of Downtown Manhattan

A Guide of Downtown Manhattan

Downtown Manhattan is more than just the city’s main business center and financial district. In and around this concrete jungle of bank towers and office buildings, there are some really important and beloved pieces of New York City’s history. Unlike any other areas of New York City, our picturesque Lower Manhattan provides a spectacular backdrop for nearly any types of situation…

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A Guide of Chelsea & the Meatpacking District

A Guide of Chelsea & the Meatpacking District

Not long ago, the Meatpacking district was only cool because of the enormous, meat-filled fridges piled and prepared for shipment from the New York Harbor; but today, the neighborhoods of Chelsea and the Meatpacking District work together in formulating one of the trendiest areas in New York City. No longer stuffed with only meat, this west village region hosts only the chicest and most hip places to eat, shop and go out.  Read more