New York City Neighborhoods

List of areas to explore

1  Central Park

The design for Central Park, created as the result of a public competition in 1857, was the brainchild of Frederick...

2  Chelsea

If you're into art, dining, nightlife or (surprise!) golf, Chelsea is one neighborhood in New York that you must...

3  East Village & Lower East Side

The East Village and Lower East Side may no longer be the city's top playground for beatnik poets, starving artists...

4  Union Square, Flatiron & Gramercy

For shopping, dining, walking or just some good New York-style people-watching, the Gramercy/Flatiron/Union Square...

5  Greenwich Village & the West Village

Don't leave New York without a visit to Greenwich Village & its western region—even better, plan for a long,...

6  Lower Manhattan: Tribeca, Battery Park City & the Financial District

Chinatown, with its wealth of cheap dining options and resistance to the big-chain-store homogenization that has...

7  Midtown

It's hard to come to New York without stepping foot in Midtown, especially if you're a business traveler. Many...

8  Queens

As the largest New York City borough (in terms of area), Queens is also home to the most diverse collection of...

9  Soho

Once home to many of New York City's artists, Soho (the name stands for South of Houston; the neighborhood is bounded...

10  Staten Island

A (free!) 25-minute ride on the Staten Island Ferry—featuring stunning views of the Manhattan skyline as well...

11  The Bronx

Sure, the Bronx is home to the world-famous New York Yankees (otherwise known as the Bronx Bombers), who play out...

12  Times Square & Theater District

Every non-native resident of New York probably remembers the first time he or she set foot in Times Square. The...

13  Upper East Side

Stretching from 59th to 96th Streets, between Central Park and the East River, the Upper East Side is home to some...

14  Upper West Side & Morningside Heights

The Upper West Side (stretching from Columbus Circle at 59th Street to 110th Street, between Central Park and Riverside...

15  Brooklyn

Just a quick trip over one of three bridges (the Brooklyn, Manhattan or Williamsburg) from Manhattan is Brooklyn,...

16  Harlem

In the 1920s, Harlem lent its name to an African-American cultural renaissance that became a widespread movement...

17  Outside the City



18  The Hamptons



19  Times Square/Theatre District/Hell's Kitchen



20  NoMad



21  Meatpacking District



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