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  • (Manhattan)

    Harlem is a large neighborhood within the northern section of the New York City borough of Manhattan. Since the 1920s, Harlem has been known as a major African-American residential, cultural and business center. Harlem can be separated into three separate yet cohesive main sections: Central Harlem, West Harlem, and East Harlem.

  • (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...

  • (Manhattan)

    "Once known as the Bloomingdale Tract for the verdant farm that occupied the area after the Civil War, Manhattan Valley has undergone a series of transformations, none as remarkable as the one in progress right now. The neighborhood, which runs from Broadway to Central Park West and from 96th to 110th , has been recently renamed and reclaimed. Known as “Shanty Town” at the turn of the century for the Irish who came to escape the crowded conditions on the Lower East Side, Manhattan Valley has seen its share of crime and grime. Drug-riddled and rat-infested through most of the 1950s and...

  • (Manhattan)

    Just above the Upper West Side’s Manhattan Valley and just below Harlem sits Manhattan’s college town: Morningside Heights (though don’t expect any football fields, the sports complex of Morningside’s major university is up in Inwood). Running above 103rd Street through 125th street, from Riverside Drive at the west and Morningside Drive on the east, the neighborhood is also bordered by Riverside Park and Morningside Park, making it a nice oasis of green spaces. The neighborhood is probably best known for housing Columbia University. The campus at 116th St and Broadway takes up s...

  • (Brooklyn)

    Downtown Brooklyn is a neighborhood in transition. Currently home to just over 7,000 residents, recent construction has brought thousands more living units into the area, which is predicted to grow rapidly in the coming years. Bordering Brooklyn Heights and DUMBO, this central district is close enough to the waterfront to appreciate the Brooklyn Bridge yet also packed with attractions to lure neighbors into the area. Adams St. and Jay St. are the main thoroughfares, with plenty of restaurants and shopping. The Brooklyn Courthouse and the adjacent Cadman Plaza is a main destination, with s...

  • (Brooklyn)

    Flatbush is like an appetizer plate: stepping onto its strip mall central avenues one finds the smells and tastes of Caribbean, Chinese, and Mexican food stores mirrored by Asian and Jewish restaurant styles galore ripe for dipping. The neighborhood is a prime example of Brooklyn dynamism in action with a tumultuous mix of working and middle class residents. Food and living spaces are equally versatile, with apartment buildings mixing it up between older rowed houses, Victorian-style, and brownstones. It isn’t uncommon to find individual family housing inside or outside of apartment building...

  • (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...

  • (Queens)

    Bayside is a prosperous residential area in the eastern part of the borough of Queens. It borders on both the Long Island Sound and Little Neck Bay, which offer postcard-perfect open water views and splendid autumnal foliage from some of the neighborhood’s many parks. The Throgs Neck Bridge, which connects the Bronx and Queens, looms with particular majesty in the distance. Bayside, the town, is a stop on the Port Washington Line of the LIRR, which provides the best public transportation access; be advised however, if you’re planning on living here, you’re gonna need a car. Departing...

  • (Queens)

    Flushing is a large area in northeastern Queens, the last stop on the #7 train. It’s a 25- to 45-minute ride to midtown Manhattan when the train is running either local or express, but when you leave the train in teeming downtown Flushing, the heart of the business district, you feel like you’re in another country – say, China. It’s kinda cool. The corner of Main Street and Roosevelt Avenue in downtown Flushing has to be one of the busiest intersections on the planet, teeming with businesses, restaurants, bakeries, vehicular and pedestrian traffic, construction, and signs, mostly in C...

  • (Queens)

    "Long Island City is an area in the westernmost part of Queens, minutes away from midtown Manhattan via subway or ferry. It covers a pretty large area which includes both commercial and municipal sections and a large arts community; for our purposes we’ll concentrate on the residential neighborhood. LIC’s boundaries are Astoria to the north, Newton Creek with Greenpoint, Brooklyn right across to the south, the East River to the west, and the enormous New Calvary Cemetery and 31st Street heading east. Residential LIC is divided by Vernon Boulevard, a rather charming two-lane, two-way thoro...

  • (Queens)

    "Sunnyside, lovingly referred to as “the good ‘hood” by some of its residents, is the quintessential middle class residential neighborhood. Located in the western part of Queens, Sunnyside borders on Long Island City to the west, melds with Woodside to the east, and is bounded by Astoria to the north and Maspeth to the south. The heart and soul of Sunnyside is Skillman Avenue, which is a couple of blocks north of the noise and bustle of Queens Boulevard. The Great American Melting Pot is alive and well here, as evidenced by a selection of Asian, Turkish, South American and New America...

  • (Queens)

    Kew Gardens is a triangular-shaped neighborhood in the central area of the New York City borough of Queens, bounded to the north by the Jackie Robinson Parkway (formerly Interborough Parkway), to the east by Van Wyck Expressway and 131st Street, to the south by Hillside Avenue, and to the west by Park Lane, Abingdon Road and 118th Street. Forest Park and the neighborhood of Forest Hills and Forest Hills Gardens lie west of the neighborhood. Kew Gardens was one of seven planned garden communities built in Queens from the late 19th Century to 1950.

  • (Bronx)

    Bedford Park is a residential neighborhood in the northwest Bronx between the New York Botanical Garden and Lehman College. Its boundaries, starting from the north and moving clockwise are: Mosholu Parkway to the north, Webster Avenue to the east, East 198th Street to the south, and Jerome Avenue to the west. The Grand Concourse is the primary thoroughfare through Bedford Park. The IND Concourse and IRT Jerome Avenue Lines of the New York City Subway serve the area. Zip codes include 10458 and 10468. The area is patrolled by the 52nd Precinct located at 3016 Webster Ave in the Norwood section...

  • (Bronx)

    Belmont is a residential neighborhood geographically located in the west Bronx. The neighborhood is part of Bronx Community Board 6. Its boundaries, starting from the north and moving clockwise are: Fordham Road to the north, Bronx Park to the east, East 183rd Street to the south, and the Third Avenue (which formerly was served by the IRT Third Avenue Line) to the west. These boundaries give the neighborhood a crescent like shape. Arthur Avenue is the primary thoroughfare through Belmont. Zip codes include 10458. The area is patrolled by the NYPD 48th Precinct located at 450 Cross-Bronx Expres...

  • (Bronx)

    University Heights title reflects a dual nature: the home of City University of New York (CUNY) via Bronx Community College located near the top of Manhattan and the lower Bronx. Currently, the area is cut off from the Bronx and the larger city by Metro North lines and the Major Deegan Expressway, made up of largely industrial properties and low-income housing. However, there is a rising hope for University Heights. This past fall, the Urban Land Institute outlined development possibilities for the area. With a Metro North stop, easy access to the 4 and 1 trains subway lines, and close proxi...