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Malcolm Shabazz Harlem Market

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Address: 52 W 116th St, New York City, NY 10026-2509
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Little Africa

This is a nice little African marketplace up in Harlem. I have taken visiting tour groups here for years. Most of the them find it very exotic and interesting. The products they... read more

3 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 August 2016
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 January 2017 via mobile

We were disappointed by this market, it is quite small and has a very limited range of things for sale. There were some authentic-looking west African masks for sale, some fake 'designer' handbags and the rest was basically African jewellery and dresses. There was no food available, most of the store owners were not out (they were behind a plastic... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 October 2016 via mobile

I'm so glad I went. I love Malcolm X and what he represented, so I am ecstatic to see they preserved this place beautifully. To look at the spot where this beautiful buffalo soldier fell, it's heartbreaking. But we should remember. We can never forget, because they won't teach it. It's free, but please donate!

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 August 2016 via mobile

This is a nice little African marketplace up in Harlem. I have taken visiting tour groups here for years. Most of the them find it very exotic and interesting. The products they sell look hand crafted and seems to be of West African origin. If you like African jewlery, clothes and art products this is the place for you.

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Hackensack, New Jersey
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 May 2016

My wife and I went shopping at the Malcolm Shabazz Harlem Market in NYC. There a several rows of African art, clothes and miscellaneous items. The prices are very affordable and you can bargain with the various merchants.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 December 2015

The Harlem Market was such a delight and welcoming venture especially because my husband is from West Africa. It was like a little bit of Africa in New York. I'm an earring fanatic and I purchased 6 pairs from the market. The vendors carry a variety of items such as jewelry, attire, bags, etc with most items made by hand.... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 December 2015

I have visited this market a number of times and it is always an interesting experience. The items are authentic African pieces and while you have to often negotiate your price, you will walk away with some pretty nice pieces. During a recent visit to Harlem, I purchased a skirt, jewelry, and of course some black soap. One cannot hit... More 

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Carrollton, Texas
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 November 2015

Was taking the tour through Harlem and ran into this Flea Market type place. Some of the vendors had really nicely made treasures. Excellent location for unique jewelry and fashionable pieces. And if your looking for knock off designer purses here's a find.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 August 2015

All the sellers at the market are from Africa and sell a bit of everything. Some of it is junk, but if you shop around you'll find cute and cheap earrings, necklaces and other items that you can take home as a souvenir and also actually use! I wear what I bought all the time and people always admire it!

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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 June 2015

Don't think the African American products were authentic. Each stand seemed to have the same type of products. Lots and lots of counterfeit purses which they were pushing. Nothing there for us. I was upset that our tour guide took us there instead of some other worthy New York sights. For example, she never took us to view or point... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 January 2015 via mobile

I was in NY for a play and had extra time thought I stop in Harlem so I heard about this and read the reviews It seemed like all the vendors had the same thing it was a small place as it was I mean some vendors had a little something different but the the most part they were very... More 

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