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Description: ""The Harlem YMCA offers 235 rooms at reasonable rates. The rooms have comfortable single or double occupancy, color television and air conditioning. Single regular rooms are also available. This hotel is fit for the budget-minded traveler.Located in the heart of Harlem, the Harlem YMCA is within walking distance to the famous Schomburg Museum and Library, famed 125th Street shopping district, the legendary Apollo Theater, the State Office Building, Abyssinian Baptist Church, Sylvia's famous Soul Food Restaurant, City College and many other historic places. The Harlem YMCA is conveniently located near the numbers 2 and 3 or C and B subways and the cross-town and midtown bus lines. Other comforts guests are entitled to are the use of our Health and Wellness Center, including heated swimming pool, weight room, Cardiovascular and Strength Training Center, along with 24-hour security and housekeeping services. The Harlem Branch (officially named in 1936) of the Young Men's Christian Association (YMCA), was constructed on 135th Street in 1932, as a successor to the """"colored Men's Branch"""" of the YMCA which was located on West 53rd Street 1901 and 1919, and the West 135th Street Branch YMCA, built in 1919 at no. 181, across the street from the later building. African American YMCA's were the result of the YMCA's official policy of racial segregation, from the organization's beginnings in the United States in 1851 until 1946. Though excluded from the white YMCA's, African Americans were encouraged to form separate branches, which became autonomous community centers. The Harlem """"Y"""" came to be one of Harlem's most important recreational and cultural centers. Tradition of Distinction and Service.The rich and renowned tradition of the Harlem YMCA comprise a long list of African Americans who have made their mark in almost every fief of human endeavor. Among them are Dr. Roscoe C. Brown, Dr. George Washington Carver, Jackie Robinson, Roy Campanella, James Weldon Johnson, Langston Hughes, Richard Wright, Ralph Ellison, Dr. Calvin O. Butts, Paul Robeson, Malcolm X, Arthur Schomburg, Percy Sutton, Judge James L. Watson Jr. and Fire Chief Wesley Williams. Among the popular stars of stage, television and film who have been active in the YMCA's Little Theater are Earth Kitt, Sidney Poitier, Roscoe Lee Brown, Isabelle Sanford, Cicely Tyson, and Roslyn Cash. Once held """"Salute to the Stars"""" concerts featured such artists as Nat King Cole, Harry Belafonte, Johnny Mathis, Nina Simone and Sammy Davis Jr. Other important events include the Black Achievers in Industry Awards Dinner, developed and nurtured by the late Carrie Terrell, which became a major source of revenue for funding youth programs at the Harlem YMCA. Since 1971, more than 3600 Black Achievers in Industry have received awards for outstanding contributions to industry and their communities. 2003's event featured Oprah Winfrey, as its keynote speaker.""**Please be advised this is a hotel for the budget minded traveler.**

Overview: The Harlem YMCA has been designated a historical landmark since 1933. Located in the heart of Harlem, many public figures, entertainers, and such have left their mark here in almost every fief of huma...

Facilities: Shared Bath

Room Facilities: Air Condition, T.V.

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