NCCAT is located within the main NYSBC site in the Harlem neighborhood of Manhattan (Directions)

Where to stay


NCCAT Guest House

Visitors Guide

The Neighborhood

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.


Access to Subway: Lines A, B, C, D, 1

Access to Buses: M1, M7, M10, M15, M102, M103, M104,, M106, M116

Some of our recommendations:

Nearby Dining


Maison Harlem

Sushi Sushi


Uncle Tony’s Pizza

Manhattanville Market

Local bodegas, abundant in the area, offer simple sandwiches and salads. Ask us for recommendations.

Nearby Coffee

Dear Mama (inside the Jerome L. Green Science Center)


Double Dutch

Cafe One (at Amsterdam and 140th St – no website but cheap cafe eats and coffee)


Apollo Theater

The Studio Museum in Harlem

Bill’s Place Jazz Club

Hamilton Grange

Tour of the City College Campus

Family Friendly Activities

West Harlem Piers

Riverbank State Park

Morningside Park

Howard Bennett Playground

One Stop Shopping

East River Plaza

Bronx Terminal Market

MenesBlue & Co


Close 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)

Where to go and what to do

Local shopping: