What does Harlem mean?

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. Harlemnoun

    a district of Manhattan; now largely a Black ghetto


  1. Harlemnoun

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


  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. harlemnoun

    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. harlemnoun

    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. harlemnoun

    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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  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. Alvin Bragg:

    This has been a long journey that started in Harlem. And today, that 15-year old boy who was stopped numerous times at gunpoint by the police is the Democratic nominee to be Manhattan District Attorney, we are one step closer to making history and transforming the District Attorney's office to deliver safety and justice for all.

  2. Detectives James Essig:

    The door swings open and numerous shots are fired, striking both officers -- one fatally and one is here at Harlem Hospital in critical condition.

  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. 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.

  5. Vianel Garcia:

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

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