Harlem is one of New York City’s most famous neighborhoods, sitting at the northern end of Manhattan. The word “Harlem” invokes scenes of legendary performance spaces such as the Apollo Theater and the Cotton Club, where talented musicians filled the air with music late into the night.
Table of Contents
- 1 Need a Personal Injury Attorney in Harlem?
- 2 Our Trial Attorneys Focus on Mesothelioma Claims
- 3 Top-Rated, Award-Winning Lawyers Serving Harlem
- 4 Our Law Firm Gets Results
- 5 Top-Quality Legal Services for Harlem Residents
- 6 Key Features of the Area
- 7 A Brief History of Harlem
- 8 Directions to Belluck & Fox from Harlem
Need a Personal Injury Attorney in Harlem?
The top-rated personal injury attorneys at Belluck & Fox are committed to protecting the rights of Harlem residents who are harmed due to someone else’s negligence. For more than two decades, we have been the law firm that people turn to for help when large corporations or deep-pocketed insurance companies are trying to take advantage of them.
We have a long track record of success in recovering maximum compensation for:
- Past and future medical expenses
- Lost wages and diminished earning capacity
- Pain and suffering damages
Contact our nationally recognized personal injury lawyers today to schedule a free consultation to discuss your case.
Our Trial Attorneys Focus on Mesothelioma Claims
Our litigation team has extensive experience handling complex mesothelioma claims. Asbestos is the only known cause of mesothelioma, and materials containing this deadly mineral were used in buildings throughout Harlem and surrounding areas that we serve.
Our dedicated New York mesothelioma attorneys hold asbestos manufacturers accountable for the harm they have caused innocent people and families. We pursue every possible source of compensation for our clients, including asbestos trust funds, mesothelioma lawsuits, veterans’ benefits, Social Security Disability benefits and workers’ compensation.
Top-Rated, Award-Winning Lawyers Serving Harlem
The aggressive trial attorneys at Belluck & Fox have been routinely recognized by our colleagues and peers in the legal community. We are proud to have earned top ratings and reviews from:
- Super Lawyers
- Best Lawyers
- The National Law Journal
Our Law Firm Gets Results
There is only one reason why we do what we do: We want justice for our clients. Our top-ranked NYC law firm has recovered more than $1 billion for our clients, and we’re ready to put our skills, experience and resources to work for you and your family.
Our respected legal team has secured record-setting verdicts and settlements for our clients. Some of our top results include:
- $32 million for a Navy veteran who suffered from mesothelioma
- $22 million for a part-time construction worker diagnosed with mesothelioma after being exposed to asbestos on the job
- $19.5 million for a high-rise construction worker who developed mesothelioma after inhaling asbestos fibers at work
Top-Quality Legal Services for Harlem Residents
Our team of dedicated NYC personal injury attorneys has extensive experience successfully handling a wide variety of complex claims, including:
- Defective products
- Dangerous pharmaceuticals
- Asbestos claims
- Slip and fall accidents
- Workplace accidents
- Construction accidents
- Car accidents
- Motorcycle wrecks
- Truck accidents
- Nursing home abuse
- Wrongful death
When you or someone you love has been harmed by the negligent actions of others, Belluck & Fox is here to help.
Key Features of the Area
A walking tour through Harlem will grant you access to some of the most important landmarks in African-American history. The Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture is the country’s largest research facility devoted to cultures with African roots. The facility regularly hosts exhibits, presentations and forums that showcase new areas of research in African culture.
Walking down to 135th street, you can visit the historic Harlem YMCA, where Jackie Robinson himself coached children’s baseball. Two blocks later at West 133rd Street, you’ll reach what was known as “Swing Street.” The area was once lined with clubs, speakeasies and after-hours hangouts. Visit the Shine Bar/Restaurant, a renowned jazz and world music club, to hear music from every part of the world.
Continue south onto the avenue’s island at 131st Street and spot the marker where the Tree of Hope was once located. Musicians who performed at the historic Lafayette Theater believed touching the tree was good luck. Its stump is now sitting in the corridor of the Apollo Theater, where performers continue this tradition of touching the tree before heading onstage.
Take a look at the Apollo Theater’s booking history, and you’ll see why its slogan is “where legends are made.” Music legends such as Ella Fitzgerald, Sarah Vaughn, James Brown, Jimi Hendrix, Stevie Wonder and the Jackson Five performed here while launching their careers.
The building was constructed in 1914 as a burlesque house. Because of this, the theater still hides murals of the past behind the velvet wall coverings. In 1934, it became a variety music hall open to everyone and renamed itself the “125th Street Apollo.” Today, the historic Amateur Night at the Apollo takes place every Wednesday night.
A Brief History of Harlem
1868: Harlem begins to experience an economic boom. The New York and Harlem Railroad, Interborough Transit, and elevated railways connect Harlem to other parts of the city.
1918-1934: Many of the city’s African-American residents move north into the area, and Harlem becomes known as the “Black Capital of America.” The community flourishes in an age called the “Harlem Renaissance.” Residents create vibrant literature, poetry and jazz, and the country takes notice. People from all over begin flocking to experience the area’s nightlife.
1934: The Apollo Theater opens in what was once a burlesque house.
1936: Orson Welles produces his black Macbeth at Harlem’s Lafayette Theater.
1965: The Harlem Boys’ Choir is founded. The choir was a fixture of the community and toured the United States until 2007.
1990s: Restoration and redevelopment efforts begin on the neighborhood’s homes. The city takes on efforts to renovate abandoned buildings and create more housing opportunities. Today these efforts are creating a new wave of prosperity in Harlem.
Directions to Belluck & Fox from Harlem
Belluck & Fox’s Manhattan law office is located in Midtown at 546 Fifth Ave., 4th Floor, New York NY 10036. From Harlem, head south on Adam Clayton Powell Jr. Blvd. Take a left onto W. 118th St. and continue for two blocks. Then, turn right onto Fifth Avenue. Continue south along Fifth Avenue for approximately 4 miles, enjoying views of Central Park on your right,until you reach our building, located at the corner of Fifth Avenue and West 45th Street.
Our law firm also can be reached via public transportation. Take the M2 bus south from Adam Clayton Powell Jr. Boulevard at West 125 Street to Fifth Avenue at West 47th Street. Or you can take the B or D subway trains south from the 125th Street subway station to the 47th-50th Streets/Rockefeller Center Station.