The personal injury lawyers in Harlem, NY, at Banville Law, would like to share some interesting details about the neighborhood and its history.
The neighborhood of Harlem is located within the Manhattan borough in New York City, New York. It takes up 896 acres and lies along the Hudson River south of Washington Heights. The main roadways in the community include Frederick Douglass Boulevard, Broadway, and Amsterdam Avenue.
Dutch settlers organized the town in 1658 and named it Haarlem, after a town in the Netherlands. Peter Stuyvesant led the town as it was officially incorporated as Harlem in 1660. During the Revolutionary War, the area was set on fire by the British.
In 1868, as the town struggled to rebuild, an influx of Italian and Jewish immigrants filled the area. It wasn't until the 20th century that the African American and Puerto Rican populations would begin to supersede the others. By the 1930s, the area's population of African Americans had increased to 70%. The community became home to many musicians and writers. Several theaters were established, such as the following:
The nightlife came alive with dance halls, bars, and speakeasies. 133rd Street became known as Swing Street for all the jazz clubs and cabarets that lined the area. Some clubs retained the white-only status, such as the following:
While the others allowed inter-racial mingling, like the Renaissance Ballroom. Many R&B musical groups came out of the neighborhood, such as:
The average home price in the neighborhood is $1,255,863, making it more expensive than 98% of other neighborhoods in the country. Rental rates are lower than 57.9% of other neighborhoods in the state. Rental property, such as large apartment complexes, make up 76.1% of the community real estate and 83.2% of the residents rent.
The town's population was 118,665, an increase of 8.1% from 2000. The racial makeup of the area was the following:
The area is home to a large population of foreign-born residents, as many as 23%. English is the first language of 71.6%, and other languages spoken here include:
The ethnic makeup of the residents is the following:
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