9 Facts About Harlem

1. In 2010, the population of West Harlem was at 110,193 according to a regional census.

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2. In 2010, the population of Central Harlem was at 115,000 according to a regional census.

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3. In 1964, residents of Harlem staged two school boycotts to call attention to the problem.

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4. At this shop, the history of Harlem is told through chocolate.

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5. In the early 20th century, Harlem was a stronghold of the Italian Mafia.

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6. In 2010, the population of East Harlem was at 120,000.

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7. The northern most section of West Harlem is Hamilton Heights.

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8. In the late 2000s, South Harlem, emerged from area redevelopment, running along Frederick Douglass Boulevard from West 110th to West 138th Streets.

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9. In the second half of the 20th century, Harlem became a major hub of African-American businesses.

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