Neighborhoods Tagged as: Convenient To Midtown

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  • (Manhattan)

    Kips Bay is an interesting area in Manhattan, extending from 23rd Street north to 34th Street and bordering on the Gramercy and Murray Hill sections, respectively. It’s equal parts diverse residential neighborhood and seemingly endless medical complex. Kips Bay’s eastern boundary, extending west to Third Avenue is the mighty East River, where you’ll find Waterside Plaza with it’s vaguely Soviet futuristic architecture and stunning open river views, and the United Nations International School (UNIS), one of the city’s finer and more progressive private schools. First Avenue in Kips...

  • (Manhattan)

    New Yorkers glance at Murray Hill, the swath of Manhattan from 27th to 40th Streets between Fifth Avenue and the East River, as they leave the City via the Midtown Tunnel. Once the home turf of stewardesses, traveling salesman and single career gals working in the Garment Center, sleepy Murray Hill has molted its past, revealing itself to be a liveable and surprisingly lively neighborhood worth a second glance. Old-timers in the neighborhood have been joined by doctors and diplomats, families, and new crop of early career singles. The mix of townhouses, co-ops and high-rise apartments tends...

  • (Manhattan)

    Once known for its prisons and asylums, Roosevelt Island – an oasis of public parks and river views – provides the feel of suburban living via a five-minute tram ride from Manhattan. Located between Manhattan’s Upper East Side and the borough of Queens, the island attracts a diverse group of people from an ethnic, economic and social standpoint. Young professionals, families, United Nations workers, senior citizens and college students all call Roosevelt Island home. The two-mile long island offers an affordable mix of older low-rise apartment buildings and recently developed high ris...

  • (Brooklyn)

    "Brooklyn Heights is a residential area in Brooklyn, a genteel pocket of affluence, optimism, tranquility and atmosphere – there’s a definite vibe here, and a pleasant one at that. Brooklyn Heights extends from Old Fulton Street and the entrance to the Brooklyn Bridge at the north and flows south to the bustle of Atlantic Avenue. It’s bounded by the East River and Cadman Plaza going west to east. It’s an old and historical place, and was the first neighborhood protected by the local Landmarks Preservation Law. A good deal of the charm of the area comes from the presence of literally hu...

  • (Brooklyn)

    Carroll Gardens is a neighborhood that encompasses a large part of Northern Brooklyn. The boundaries are the Brooklyn Queens Expressway to the east, the Gowanus Expressway to the south, DeGraw street to the north, and the Gowanus Canal to the west. A formerly Italian enclave, the neighborhood has recently gained popularity as a hip place for young people who many have been priced out of nearby Park Slope. One of the draws of Carroll Gardens are the large front gardens many of the beautiful townhouses feature. The neighborhood has many breathtakingly beautiful streets; President Street typifies...

  • (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)

    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...

  • (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...

  • (Bronx)

    Richard Morris, a Captain in the British Parliamentary Army, sailed from Barbados in 1670 to buy this land on the east bank of the Harlem River for himself and his brother, Lewis. Before the Manor of Morrisania was sold off nearly two centuries later the family would produce a signer of the Declaration of Independence, a United States Senator and a mayor of New York City. While the Morris name has faded from public consciousness, a more recent arrival from the Caribbean made history in the neighborhood that continues to resonate with Morris Heights’ residents today. Jamaican immigrant Clive...

  • (Bronx)

    Riverdale is an affluent residential neighborhood in the northwest portion of the Bronx in New York City. Early in its residential development, Riverdale was a 19th-century estate district where many of Manhattan's moguls built their country estates. At the turn of the century, the new popularity of railroad commute enabled wealthy businessmen to make Riverdale their year-round residence. The Fieldston neighborhood, owned by a private association, is a particularly intact example of a turn-of-the century upper class suburb. The Hudson Hill neighborhood retains many of its historic mansions. R...

  • (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...