A Great Day in Harlem: Crossing the 5th Avenue Divide

Janes Walk

Led By Kathleen Haskins AND Connie Lee, Landmark East Harlem

Take your mother for a stroll around East and Central Harlem above 125th Street, straddling Fifth Avenue, the traditional dividing line between East and Central Harlem. Members of Landmark East Harlem (LEH) will introduce you to the treasures of the second historic district that LEH has proposed for listing on the National and State Registers of Historic Places. Featured sites include 19th-century wood frame houses, Victorian-era rowhouses, landmarks associated with James Baldwin and Langston Hughes, former church buildings that have been given new purpose, and the brownstone stoop that served as the site of the iconic 1958 photograph of jazz musicians by Art Kane for Esquire magazine. A virtual live stream will be available on Landmark East Harlem’s Instagram channel: @LEH_NYC.

The walk will cover approximately 10 short blocks and 3 long blocks, with some meandering in between. Public transit options are numerous.There is a CitiBike station at Park Avenue and 124th Street.
Location Information

RSVP is required and capacity is limited. Meeting location, ending location, and directions will be provided via email before walk date.


Sunday, May 8, 2022
11:00 AM
Greater than 1 hour

Borough: Manhattan
Theme: Art & Architecture
Language: English
Astor Row, West 130th Street, in Harlem. Photo: Landmark East Harlem member Joanna Delson.