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About Experience Harlem

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There is so much history and culture in Harlem and it truly doesn’t get enough recognition. Harlem is a part of Manhattan, but rarely is it referenced in this way. Since my first-ever visit to Harlem, NY, in the summer of 1997, I fell in love with the Black Mecca.


When I came to NY in 2003, there was hardly any mention of Harlem in mainstream media outlets such as Time Out or Zagats. I saw a space and opportunity to use my background and experiences to launch an Experience Harlem.


Launched in 2006, Experience Harlem is an award-winning media and consulting company highlighting upper Manhattan's best shopping, dining, arts & culture in our guides, blog, events and more.  

Since 2006 we have:

- Worked with over 200 small businesses, corporations, non-profits and arts & culture institutions

- Created and distributed over 500K guides

- Created and produced bar and restaurant crawl events between 2010 – 2015 delivering over 10,000 participants to restaurants in central Harlem and garnering thousands of media impressions including ABC, CBS, NBC, NY1, NY Amsterdam News and The Daily News and more.

- Delivered millions of impressions via our social media channels and emails.


Experience Harlem President & Founder, Angie Hancock was a marketing leader with Fortune 500 corporations such as Sara Lee, Ann Taylor Inc, Mars Inc. (M&M’s), ESSENCE and EBONY Magazines. She obtained her MBA in marketing and entrepreneurship from the Kellogg Graduate School of Management, is a CPA and was awarded The Network Journal’s 40 Under Forty Achiever, Greater Harlem Chamber of Commerce Women of Distinction, Bradhurst Merchant Association’s Business of the Year and Harlem Fashion Week Black Girl Magic Honoree.

Angie Hancock, Founder & President

Special thanks to our community partners:

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