Where Nature Meets
A Rich Harlem History
Perched between two of the city’s great parks, this exciting slice of the city is at the crossroads of history and what’s happening next. This is where artistic heritage, green spaces, cultural icons and delicious eats all converge to provide nourishment for body, mind and soul.
In the 19th century, the area known as Harlem Plain was synonymous with elegant living, thanks in large part to visionary city planner Andrew Haswell Green. Later, the vibrant culture of the Harlem Renaissance made it home to celebrated figures in the arts including Norman Rockwell, George and Ira Gershwin, Scott Joplin, Langston Hughes, Arthur Miller, Louis Armstrong, Billie Holiday, J. D. Salinger, Gordon Parks and Maya Angelou and countless others.
The Parkmor, on a stretch of 113th Street between Central Park and Morningside Park, is a new landmark perfectly positioned at the intersection of tradition and tomorrow. Conveniently situated near Columbia University and St. John the Divine, it’s near icons old and new, including the The Apollo Theater, The Schomburg Center, Marcus Garvey Park, Sylvia’s, Minton’s Jazz Club, The Studio Museum in Harlem, the African Center Museum and Marcus Samuelsson’s Red Rooster.