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  • (Manhattan)

    "Known as a physical extension of the NYU campus, the East Village has transformed from its once-gritty reputation into a cleaner, more hip (and gentrified), lively neighborhood where the action never stops. Twenty-somethings are the dominant group of residents, but the neighborhood has its breadth of diversity, like any area of New York City. Bordered below 14th Street, above Houston Street, and anything east of Broadway, even within the boundaries of the East Village you’ll find various subcultures and pockets of culture. Avenues A, B, C, and D are known as Alphabet City, a once popu...

  • (Manhattan)

    "Charming tree-lined, curvy streets and hundred-plus year old townhouses define the west side of West Village. Home to celebrities, mega-millionaires and NYU students West Village is a hub of culture and excitement. West Village is home to plenty of boutiques and cute cafes, giving the quaint area an almost European vibe. Strolls down Bleecker Street or Hudson Street offer great window-shopping! Walk all the way west to the Hudson River, where plenty of public green space is available for exercise or relaxation. Stonewall Inn on Christopher Street is home to the birth of the gay rights mov...

  • (Manhattan)

    "The Lower East Side’s rich immigrant history has made it a truly dynamic place to be for centuries! Currently popular with creatives and young professionals, the Lower East Side (LES) was previously inhabited by Italian immigrants who eventually moved north to Little Italy, Chinese immigrants who moved west to Chinatown and Eastern European Jewish immigrants who moved across the river to Williamsburg. But remnants of these ethnic enclaves are all over the neighborhood. Stretching below Delancey Street and down towards Grand Street, from the East River to Broadway, the Lower East Si...

  • (Brooklyn)

    A prime example of transformation in Brooklyn over the past 20 years, Fort Greene is a racially and ethnically diverse neighborhood that has become popular with members of the middle class, priced out of neighboring Boerum Hill or Park Slope The area encompasses the northwest section of Brooklyn across the East River from Lower Manhattan and north of Prospect Park. It’s comprised of.a residential area that includes a mix of recently developed high-rises, townhouses, walk-ups, and some public housing along with two world-class entertainment centers. Neighboring Clinton Hill, home of the ren...

  • (Brooklyn)

    "Just at the tip of North Brooklyn rests a small neighborhood called Greenpoint. Accessible only by G-train stops at Nassau Avenue and Bedford or Manhattan Avenue and Greenpoint Avenue, the East River Ferry, or the B62 or B43 bus, the relative inaccessibility of this neighborhood is what makes it so charming. Home to generations of Polish immigrants, Manhattan Ave is full of pierogi restaurants and small businesses owned by generations of Polish Brooklynites. The area has not yet been as commercialized as its neighbor, Williamsburg – separated via MacCarren Park – and has become a...

  • (Brooklyn)

    Notable home to Hasids (South Williamsburg) and Hipsters (North Williamsburg), i.e. Orthodox Jews and “alternative” twenty-somethings, Williamsburg has also seen a ton of changes in recent years. 2014 brought an Urban Outfitters, J.Crew and Starbucks to the neighborhood, and an Apple store and Whole Foods are both rumored to be moving in soon. While many local businesses have been forced to close due to this infiltration, plenty of Williamsburg classics are still standing strong. Walk down Bedford Avenue, from North 12th St all the way to South 7th and you’ll see independent ba...

  • (Manhattan)

    Need a guide for living in Greenwich Village, NYC?Charming tree-lined streets and hundred-plus year old townhouses define NYC's Greenwich Village. Home to celebrities, mega-millionaires and NYU students, Greenwich Village is a hub of culture and excitement. Greenwich Village is home to plenty of boutiques and cafes, giving the quaint area an almost European vibe. Strolls down Bleecker Street or Hudson Street offer great window-shopping! Walk all the way west to the Hudson River, where plenty of public green space is available for exercise or relaxation. Stonewall Inn on Christopher Street...

  • (Manhattan)

    SoHo is an area in Lower Manhattan that is as much a state-of-mind as it is a locale. SoHo is bounded by Houston and Canal streets to the north and south, and by Crosby Street and Avenue of the Americas to the east and west. Most of the streets in central SoHo are rather narrow and paved with Belgian blocks, a sort of half-brick, half cobblestone, and you can go many blocks south, in the shadow of the Freedom Tower, without seeing a tree. It’s an evocative experience, and it’s easy to imagine horses and wagons crowding these streets in another era. SoHo is probably the world’s capital...

  • (Brooklyn)

    Over recent years, artists, techies, and families with children have become attracted to the Dumbo and Vinegar Hill sections of Brooklyn. Dumbo, an acronym for “Down Under the Manhattan Bridge Overpass”, covers the area between the Brooklyn and Manhattan Bridges and east of the Manhattan Bridge to Vinegar Hill. Vinegar Hill stretches from Front Street to the East River waterfront and from Bridge Street to the Brooklyn Navy Yard. The neighborhood offers a nice array of townhouses, walk-up apartment buildings and high rises, comingled with notable culinary establishments such as Grimaldiâ...