Marcus Garvey Park, MODSquad Cycles manager Dan Brauer, an art piece by Lisa Iglesias Always and Forever / Siempre y para siempre,
2011, Scavenged cardboard; Size variable. Courtesy of the artist and Y gallery, NYC at El Museo del Barrio, and the famed Apollo Theater.
WHERE TO EAT
Neighborhood hangout for fans of
foreign beer on tap and snacks such as
warm pretzels and currywurst.
2099 Frederick Douglass Blvd.;
Il Ca;e Latte
A laid-back bohemian spot with
guests taking their time over a late
lunch or early dessert and a cup
of co;ee or glass of wine.
189 Lenox Ave.; 212-222-2241;
Comfort food classics with an
international twist at Chef Marcus
Samuelsson’s landmark restaurant.
310 Lenox Ave.; 212-792-9001;
WHAT TO DO
El Museo del Barrio
One of the best institutions devoted to
Latin American arts and culture in the
United States. 1230 Fifth Ave.;
Marcus Garvey Park
An urban escape with a rec center,
outdoor theater, ballpark, walking paths
and a seasonal farmers market.
Madison Avenue, East 120th to
East 124th streets; nycgovparks.org/
Hourly and daylong rentals for
cruising around Harlem and Central
Park. 2119 Frederick Douglass Blvd.;
Some of the best pickup basketball
games in history have taken
place at the courts here.
155th Street and
Frederick Douglass Boulevard
Studio Museum in Harlem
The permanent collection traces
the visual history of black Americans
while new exhibits show where the
future is heading. 144 W. 125th St.;
WHERE TO STAY
The only Manhattan branch
of Starwood’s stylish budget
chain brings a bit of downtown
2296 Frederick Douglass Blvd.;