Author(s): Naomi Fertitta
With its incredible history, cultural richness, musical heritage, and renowned cuisine, Harlem is undoubtedly one of the most intoxicating New York City communities. In this beautifully illustrated volume, author Naomi Fertitta takes readers on both a written and visual journey to pious churches, landmark architecture, sparkling clubs, vibrant theaters, and bustling restaurants. For native New Yorkers and visitors alike, In the Spirit of Harlem paints a colorful picture of one of America's most fascinating neighborhoods. The book includes a foreword by chef Marcus Samuelsson and a directory comprising Fertitta's recommendations.
Naomi Fertitta is an author, creative director, and lifelong New Yorker. In New York: The Big City and Its Little Neighborhoods (Universe, 2009), she explored the city's numerous ethnic enclaves.