harlem


noun

  1. a section of New York City, in the NE part of Manhattan.
  2. a tidal river in New York City, between the boroughs of Manhattan and the Bronx, which, with Spuyten Duyvil Creek, connects the Hudson and East rivers. 8 miles (13 km) long.

noun

  1. a district of New York City, in NE Manhattan: now largely a Black ghetto

Manhattan district, used figuratively for “African-American culture” from 1934. The N.Y. community was founded 1658 and originally named Nieuw Haarlem for Haarlem in Netherlands, which probably is from Dutch haar “height” + lem “silt,” in reference to its position on a slight elevation on the banks of the Spaarne River.

Neighborhood of Manhattan.

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