For as long as anyone can remember, Harlem has always been best known for being the “Black Neighborhood”. Over the last twenty years, the neighborhood has actually become more diverse, much to some people’s chagrin, but the label has stuck. Rent here is relatively low, with government-funded housing projects and locally owned shops lining the streets. The historic Apollo Theatre is located here, where several musicians and comedians have made their break on the theatre’s famous and notoriously vicious open mic nights. Gambling and drug rings have traditionally found haven in this area, though a raised police presence has helped deter some of the more bold offenders.