On our bus tour we drove through Harlem, but we didn’t stop anywhere. Therefore, I saw Harlem only in passing. I had imagined Harlem much different than it was. Harlem is mainly inhabited by non-Caucasian people and it’s a large neighborhood in the northern section of the New York City borough of Manhattan. At the beginning of 1900s there lived a lot of Jews, Italian, Irish and Finnish people. Harlem has been known as a major African-American residential, business and cultural center. After the year 1900 a lot of African-Americans moved to New York. As a result of migration Harlem grew to be a “black metropolis”. Growing ethnic and economic hostility drove whites out. Depression of the 1930s destroyed the economic opportunities and high rents forced families to share apartments. Nowadays Harlem has seen an influx of new music halls, shops and restaurants. I think that history of Harlem is very interesting, and Harlem is a fascinating destination to visit.