Harlem world ... jennifer tonetti spellman ny street photographer

Harlem.

I pass by it every time I go into Manhattan but this time, I got off the train.

The history. The people. The culture. The faith. The color. Seriously, the color.

You truly never know a part of the city until you walk it.

You smell the smells, see those living there and hear some of the stories. Most notably the Lenox Lounge, a bar that opened in 1939 and was home to Billie Holiday, Miles Davis and other jazz legends. People stop, stare and talk.

A rarity in the fast paced city.

Take the tour with me.  Welcome to Harlem.

 

Harlem, thank you.