Harlem

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A church in Harlem

Harlem is a big neighborhood in the New York City borough of Manhattan. It was a village independent of New York City until 1873. Most of the people in Central Harlem are African-American. Most of the people in West and East Harlem are Hispanic[1].

It started as a Dutch village called Nieuw Haarlem. Harlem is named after the city of Haarlem in the Netherlands.

There is a lot of crime in Harlem, but there is becoming less. The most common cause of death for young black males there is getting murdered.

In the 1920s the Harlem Renaissance happened in Harlem.

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Coordinates: 40°48′32″N 73°56′54″W / 40.80889°N 73.94833°W / 40.80889; -73.94833