Gospel music has the power to emotionally move you regardless of whether you are spiritually inclined or not. The neighborhood of Harlem is renowned for its authentic Gospel music, rooting all the way back to the 17th century. The history of Gospel music in Harlem shines through the culture of this rich neighborhood. Read on to see how it all happened.
“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
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…
Taking a family vacation to New York City during the summer brings plenty to do to please everyone. Of course you want to see the classics in the heart of Manhattan, but what about exploring the underrated and pleasantly surprising summer hotspots outside of the concrete jungle? Here are our best suggestions to help you better navigate the city and plan some off-the-beaten path activities away from the most common touristy places.
The Bronx is the northern-most borough of the five in New York City and the only one actually located on the mainland. With 14 colleges and universities, the infamous Yankee Stadium, the Bronx Zoo, the Grand Concourse, and one of the oldest natural forests in the New York Botanical Gardens, the Bronx is known for far more than its hip-hop and street art roots. Although this borough is often overlooked, a trip north of Manhattan is a unique experience well worth your time. With a distinctive art and cultural scene, authentic restaurants, genuine bars and great shopping destinations, the “Boogie Down Bronx” is sure to pleasantly surprise you. Read more