New York City’s cultural mecca is Harlem. There isn’t another place in the city where you can hit up more than one Jimmy Jazz, purchase bootleg soul and R&B mixtape CDs, and get lessons on supreme mathematics from Five Percenters at the Allah School in Mecca all on the same avenue. Walk along 116th Street and listen to how the language switches from the French Creole of West Africa to a cacophany of Spanish dialects as you head east into Spanish Harlem. Pass by all of the double parked cars every Sunday morning, and you’ll hear the joyful singing of church choirs. Originally, Harlem was one of the main hub’s for music in New York City and recently Harlem has become a checkpoint for sneaker-heads with the opening of stores and cofees which further validates this stylish neighborhood’s cred as a standout in the concrete jungle.