What does Harlem mean?

Definitions for Harlem
ˈhɑr ləmHar·lem

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. Harlem(noun)

    a district of Manhattan; now largely a Black ghetto

Wiktionary

  1. Harlem(ProperNoun)

    A neighborhood in northern Manhattan, currently known for its black population.

Freebase

  1. Harlem

    Harlem is a large neighborhood within the northern section of the New York City borough of Manhattan. Since the 1920s, Harlem has been known as a major African-American residential, cultural and business center. Originally a Dutch village, formally organized in 1658, it is named after the city of Haarlem in the Netherlands. Harlem's history has been defined by a series of economic boom-and-bust cycles, with significant population shifts accompanying each cycle. Black residents began to arrive en masse in 1905, with numbers fed by the Great Migration. In the 1920s and 1930s, Central and West Harlem were the focus of the "Harlem Renaissance", an outpouring of artistic work without precedent in the American black community. However, with job losses in the time of the Great Depression and the deindustrialization of New York City after World War II, rates of crime and poverty increased significantly. Since New York City's revival in the late 20th century, Harlem has been experiencing social and economic gentrification. However, Harlem still suffers from many social problems. Large portions of the population receive a form of income support from the government—with West, Central, and East Harlem respectively at 34.9%, 43.3%, and 46.5% of the population.

Rap Dictionary

  1. harlem(noun)

    Harlem, Manhattan, New York. Harlem is a part of Manhattan, not an official borough of New York City. Harlem is also known as Purple City. Rappers from Harlem inculde Big L, Mase, Charles Hamilton, Vado, Cam'ron, Juelz Santana and Jim Jones.

  2. harlem(noun)

    Harlem (named for Haarlem, a city in Holland, by the early Dutch settlers there) is a major part of black history. Many influential black artists and intellectuals-- many of whom were women-- came out of the Harlem Renaissance, in the 1920s.

  3. harlem(noun)

    Harlem is the ghetto in red deer alberta. it is made up of 2 parts, lower harlem(Riverside Meadows) and harlem (Highland Green)

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Harlem in Chaldean Numerology is: 2

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Harlem in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3

Examples of Harlem in a Sentence

  1. Sarah Dowd:

    This isn't a sob story. This is not a story about desperation, this is a story about the fight for our lives. And what you see here today is that fight, we're not here to cry. ... This is a tragedy without a doubt, but we're here to fight, because we deserve better, everyone that works in Harlem Hospital deserves better.

  2. Clement Alexander Price:

    “We are drawn to the Harlem Renaissance because of the hope for black uplift and interracial interaction and empathy that it embodied and because there is a certain element of romanticism associated with the era’s creativity, its seemingly larger-than-life heroes and heroines, and its most brilliantly lit terrain, Harlem, USA.”

  3. Ronald Reagan:

    It doesn't do good to open doors for someone who doesn't have the price to get in. If he has the price, he may not need the laws. There is no law saying the Negro has to live in Harlem or Watts.

  4. Vianel Garcia:

    Of all the places for the Pope to visit, he's coming to East Harlem, we need his blessing.

  5. Aili Bresnahan:

    In terms of making memories with the family, the songs chosen could be ones that have meaning to the family's cultural tradition, i grew up in East Harlem so Latin music does that for me — it was the neighborhood feel.

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