Though 125th Street is the heart of Harlem, it is surrounded by several historic neighborhoods, architectural feats, and memorials. Harlem is bursting with history, art, and culture. The 125th Street BID encourages residents and visitors alike enjoy these online recognition during the holiday season.
"The Hamilton Heights Historic District is home to unusual, creative, one-of-a-kind brownstones. The most spectacular stretch is on Convent Ave. between 143nd St. and 145th St., as well as the surrounding side streets. The house from The Royal Tenenbaums is part of this area — it’s on the southeast corner of Convent Ave. and 144th St. Nearby is the City College campus, with its entrance on Amsterdam Ave. at 140th St., is home to giant gothic buildings springing out of the middle of nowhere."