Harlem has long been known for its intimate jazz clubs, soul food institutions and African-American heritage. Harlem draws a diverse crowd of locals and visitors. Trendy eateries, stylish clubs and hip bars make for an energetic nightlife scene. The area features a mix of 19th-century brownstones and modern high-rises. Its main artery, 125th Street, is home to the iconic Apollo Theater, as well as chain stores and restaurants.
Closest Subway Lines: A, B, C, D, 1
Closest Bus Routes: M1, M7, M10, M15, M102, M103, M104,, M106, M116
What about lunch?
While you’re visiting NCCAT, there are many options within walking distance to buy lunch during the day (see our recommendations below).
We also have a consistently-brewing coffee maker, and a full size refrigerator, freezer, microwave, and toaster oven in our kitchenette that you are welcome to use if you prefer to bring your own provisions.
Some of our recommendations:
Closest to NCCAT and the Guest House:
Foodtown of Morningside Heights (Amsterdam Ave and LaSalle St)
Foodtown of Frederick Douglas Blvd (132nd St and Frederick Douglas Blvd)
KeyFood Harlem (125th St and Morningside Ave)
CTown Supermarkets (135th St and Broadway)
More options with a slightly longer walk:
Whole Foods (125th St and Malcom X Blvd)
Manhattan has some great routes. If Strava’s heat maps leave you wanting, we’ll point you to the endorphin lovers in our group who are happy to share their favorites.