words patricia lidis | images cebe loomis
For foreigners, Harlem has a reputation - dangerous. The area’s unemployment rate has been higher than the rest of New York for years, but the whole country is in the tanker so why single out Harlem? The restaurants might be foreign, but the dining is cheap, and the apartments ...this is Manhattan, you take what you get. So the students and visa-holders travel there for a stiff drink or to go home.