This late-19th-century urban housing experiment in Harlem comprises up to 130 town houses that vary in style from Georgian-inspired to neo-Italian Renaissance. Among the prominent African-American residents, whose professional status gave the enclave its name, are musicians Eubie Blake and W.C. Handy.
Turn-of-the-20th-century immigrant life on Manhattan's Lower East Side is illustrated through guided tours of authentically preserved tenement apartments.
Hours: Daily 10 am-6 pm (last tour 5 pm) Closed Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day and New Year’s Day
Admission: $25 adults, $20 seniors (65+)/students, children under 6 not admitted.
Literature, music, visual arts and public policy programs aim to foster an understanding of the contemporary political, social and economic issues confronting Latin America, the Caribbean and Canada. Most events are free and open to the public.
Hours: W-Sa noon-6 pm
Through education programs and exhibitions, the center, a partner of the Anne Frank House in Amsterdam, seeks to advance the legacy of Anne Frank as a role model for today. Photographs, audio and video clips, as well as a facsimile of Frank’s diary, which was published to international acclaim in 1947, tell the story of the young victim of the Holocaust.
Hours: Tu-Sa 10 am-5 pm
Admission: $8 adults, $5 seniors (65+)/students, children 8 and under free
A six-floor town house, the Manhattan outpost of the Annandale-on-Hudson, New York, liberal arts college, contains exhibition spaces, a lecture hall and research library dedicated to the study and history of decorative arts.
Hours: Tu, F-Su 11 am-5 pm, W-Th 11 am-8 pm
Suggested admission: $7 adults, $5 seniors (65+)/students
The world’s largest cathedral, and one of the most elegant, has a 601-foot interior, superb stained-glass windows and a museum featuring a pantheon of religious art. Though functional as a house of worship, the Episcopal cathedral has remained partially unfinished since construction began in 1892.
One-hour Highlights Tour: M 11 am & 2 pm, Tu-Sa 11 am & 1 pm, select Su 1 pm
One-hour tour tickets: $14 adults, $12 seniors/students.