8 Iconic Harlem Locations Spotted in the New Starz Comedy 'Run the World'

Updated: Apr 29


Run the World locations in Harlem
Screen grab of "Run the World" on Starz.

The new Starz series "Run the World" is finally here.


A "Sex and the City"-esque show about four Black best friends living in Harlem, the comedy features up-and-coming actresses Amber Stevens West, Andrea Bordeaux, Bresha Webb, and Corbin Reid.


But judging from the previews, present-day Harlem is the real star.



That's no accident. "'Run the World' is a love letter to Black women and a love letter to Harlem," the show's creator and writer, Leigh Davenport, said in a statement.


Here's a look at eight iconic Harlem locations featured in the series—the comedy was filming all across the neighborhood last fall.


Listed from south to north, they make a great walking tour of the neighborhood:


1. Harlem Meer

Central Park, Fifth Avenue and 110th Street


Harlem Meer
Harlem Meer in the northeast corner of Central Park


2. Malcolm Shabazz Harlem Market

52 W 116th Street between Fifth and Lenox Avenues


The Malcolm Shabazz Harlem Market on 116th Street


3. "Young Gifted & Harlem" mural by Ronald Draper

Morningside Avenue and W 120th Street


"Young Gifted & Harlem" mural by Ronald Draper
"Young Gifted & Harlem" mural by Ronald Draper


4. Brownstones in the Mount Morris Park Historic District

W 121st Street between Mt. Morris Park West and Lenox Avenue


Brownstones in the Mount Morris Park Historic District
Brownstones in the Mount Morris Park Historic District.


5. Adam Clayton Powell Jr. Memorial by Branly Cadet

125th Street and Adam Clayton Powell Jr Boulevard


Adam Clayton Powell Jr. Memorial by Branly Cadet
Adam Clayton Powell Jr. Memorial by Branly Cadet.


6. Harriet Tubman Memorial by Alison Saar

St. Nicholas Avenue and W 122nd Street


The Harriet Tubman Memorial, a Harlem location featured in Run the World
The Harriet Tubman Memorial on St. Nicholas Avenue in Harlem


7. Ginny's Supper Club

Red Rooster, 310 Malcolm X Boulevard between W 125th and W 126th Streets




8. Under the Riverside Viaduct

12th Avenue between W 125th St and W 135th Streets


Under the Riverside Viaduct in West Harlem

ICYMI: Film crews return to Harlem for new Starz series 'Run the World'


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