Neighborhoods Tagged as: Exclusive

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  • (Manhattan)

    Carnegie Hill is an area in Manhattan’s Upper East Side extending from 86th to 96th Streets, south to north and flanked by Fifth and Third Avenues, west to east. Named for the industrial magnate and philanthropist Andrew Carnegie, who built himself an uptown mansion there, Carnegie Hill is indeed hilly, unique and somewhat remote from the noise and frantic pace of the rest of the island. Carnegie Hill divides in character and texture at Lexington Avenue. Moving west along the cool, placid streets lush with shady foliage, you enter a world of timeless privilege and incalculable wealth. F...

  • (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)

    How exclusive is Manhattan Beach, the seaside community that has topped recent reports of Brooklyn's priciest neighborhoods? The street names are laid out in alphabetical order and there aren't even enough streets to use up the entire alphabet before Seawall Avenue is reached at the Atlantic Ocean. Manhattan Beach, nestled between Sheepshead Bay to the north, Brighton Beach to the west and the Atlantic Ocean to the south, is only three blocks wide. The median price of homes in Manhattan Beach has nosed northward of one million dollars in a neighborhood that is about as suburban as New York Ci...

  • (Brooklyn)

    It is estimated that more than 11 million people live behind walls in gated communities in the United States. The first place that privilege could be exercised in New York City was Sea Gate. The neighborhood on the eastern tip of Coney Island traces its roots back to a developer named Norton's Point Land Company that bought all the land west of 37th Street on Coney Island in the 1890s. Norton built a casino where the Coney Island Light now stands and sold parcels to people named Vanderbilt and Dodge and Morgan. The social aristocracy enjoyed their summer resort community so much they banded t...

  • (Queens)

    Hollis Hills is a neighborhood in the north-eastern section of the New York City borough of Queens. Its boundaries are Springfield Boulevard taken at the eastern boundary, Grand Central Parkway the southern, Hollis Hills Terrace to the west, and Kingsbury Avenue and Richland Avenue the northern. Most homes in Hollis Hills are of the Colonial, Tudor, and Ranch styles.

  • (Queens)

    Jamaica Estates is a neighborhood located in the New York City borough of Queens. Within Queens Community District 8, Jamaica Estates is served by Queens Community Board 8. It is bounded by Union Turnpike to the north, Hillside Avenue to the south, Utopia Parkway and Homelawn Street to the west and 188th Street to the east.

  • (Staten Island)

    Todt Hill stands 412 feet tall, the highest natural point of all the boroughs and the highest elevation on the eastern seaboard south of Maine. With its vast woodlands and wide-open spaces, Todt Hill it is one of the most secluded an expensive enclaves in Staten Island. The name comes from the Dutch word for dead and was thought to refer to the cemetery at the southwestern border near New Dorp. The area is roughly bounded by Todt Hill Road at the west, Richmond Road at the east, and Ocean Hill Terrace at the north. There are no curbs or sidewalks in Todt Hill. Lush lawns, tall trees and...

  • (Staten Island)

    Emerson Hill is the name of a hilly area, and the neighborhood upon which the hill is situated, in Staten Island. A highly affluent community, the roads on Emerson Hill are technically private, and several gates are found at approaches to the enclave; since the gates are seldom closed and are not manned by security personnel, however, it does not officially qualify as a gated community.