8 iconic Harlem locations spotted in the new Starz comedy 'Run the World'


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 trailers, present-day Harlem is the real star.



And 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, has said.


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 Ave and 110th Street


Harlem Meer
Harlem Meer in the northeast corner of Central Park


2. Malcolm Shabazz Harlem Market

52 W 116th St between Fifth and Lenox Aves


The Malcolm Shabazz Harlem Market on 116th Street


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

Morningside Ave and W 120th St


"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 St between Mt. Morris Park West and Lenox Ave


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 Ave and W 122nd St


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 Blvd between W 125th and W 126th Sts




8. Under the Riverside Viaduct

12th Ave between W 125th St and W 135th Sts


Under the Riverside Viaduct in West Harlem

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


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