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  • (Queens)

    Whitestone is a residential neighborhood in the northernmost part of the New York City borough of Queens. Located between the East River to the north and 25th Avenue to the south. Whitestone is surrounded by College Point, Flushing, Bayside, Auburndale, Linden Hill, and Murray Hill.

  • (Queens)

    Woodhaven is a neighborhood located in the New York City borough of Queens. Woodhaven is bordered on the north by a public park, Forest Park, and Park Lane South. Woodhaven also borders Richmond Hill to the east, and Ozone Park to the south at Atlantic Avenue. Its western border is the borough of Brooklyn.Woodhaven, once known as Woodville, has one of the greatest tree populations in the borough, and has retained a suburban feel. Woodhaven is part of Queens Community Board 9. Woodhaven's Zip Code is 11421. Commerce is centered on Jamaica Avenue which bisects Woodhaven.

  • (Bronx)

    "Looking for a quaint suburban neighborhood within a private community in NYC? Then Fieldston is an area to consider. A small, leafy enclave within the Riverdale neighborhood of the Bronx, Fieldston captures the bucolic charm of a Westchester neighborhood without having to leave the city proper. Bound by the Henry Hudson Parkway to the north and west, Broadway to the east, and Waldo Avenue/Manhattan College Parkway to the south, the neighborhood provides a great backdrop for large, upscale homes with well-sized lots and beautiful tree-lined streets. The area is managed by the Fieldston Propert...

  • (Bronx)

    Neighborhoods in the Bronx don't come much older than Kingsbridge - European habitation dates to the English in the 1660s; King's Bridge was erected as a toll bridge to Manhattan in 1693 by Frederick Philpse. It was the first time Manhattanites could reach the mainland without a boat. Some roots may stretch back even further. The Sister Tree at Corlear Avenue and West 231st Street is one of the city's oldest trees and so massive the sidewalk splits to navigate past the stately sycamore. By contrast the landmark Episcopal Church of the Mediator under its shade is a mere child, having been raise...

  • (Bronx)

    Kingsbridge Heights is a diverse neighborhood with a variety of shopping outlets and numerous restaurants. Morton Williams is the best super market in the area; however, the neighborhood has a fair share of smaller markets run by locals, which cater to a wide variety of palates and budgets. In Kingsbridge Heights, one can find anything from fresh fish and Middle Eastern spices to dried salt fish and Vietnamese Pho. The neighborhood has easy access to public transportation. It is served by the 4, B, and D subway lines as well as several bus lines, which pass through frequently. Several large...

  • (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)

    Pelham Bay is a middle- to upper-middle class neighborhood located in the northeast Bronx, home to roughly 15,000 residents. It is bordered by wide vehicular thoroughfares including Pelham Parkway, the Bruckner Expressway and the Hutchinson River Parkway, yet exhibits the pervasive tranquility and country-clean air that characterize a small town in the country. Pelham Bay is largely high-rise free. Many locals are house or condo owners and have lived in the neighborhood for generations. Pelham Bay locals give the area high marks for safety and quality of life; it’s a nurturing, family-fr...

  • (Bronx)

    In a borough with some gritty pockets, Pelham Parkway has shown the gentrification of the Bronx in action. With over 50,000 people, the central Bronx area has a hugely diverse population, including everyone from Albanians to Dominicans to Germans to Pakistanis to Russians and more. The income diversity of the area matches the demographics, shifting block to block from affluent professionals to minimum wage immigrants. Apartment rentals are slowly becoming more expensive, drawing middle and upper income families. Tall elevator rental apartment buildings are sidling more into co-ops, and the res...

  • (Bronx)

    ‘Gentrification’ is not a term often associated with the South Bronx but with a number of new initiatives, neighborhoods like Port Morris are slowly evolving their industrial past into a neighborhood with a human edge. Located near the Major Deegan and Bruckner Expressways, bordering East 149th street, the Bronx Kill, and Harlem River, Port Morris has grown from a mechanically desolate area into a more established commercial and residential space, today working to attract a wealthier clientele. With industrial companies moving to make room for food and mail delivery companies like Fresh...

  • (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)

    The heritage of Williamsbridge is a bit of mystery, though it is believed that the neighborhood title comes from the farmer John Williams, the creator of the William’s Bridge in the North Bronx. Historically a working class bastion of Italian and Jewish immigrants, Williamsbridge has had a constant influx of immigrants since the 1970s. Today a diverse, though united middle-class neighborhood, Williamsbridge consists of primarily multi-unit 2-3 story private houses. The local bustle of community rolls in and out of the shops, bakeries, clothing stores, and Island restaurants lining nearly e...

  • (Bronx)

    The Bronx Borough Historian was once quoted as saying that "nothing of momentous importance has ever happened in Wakefield.'' New York City's northernmost neighborhood was named for George Washington's plantation birthplace in Virginia but he never did anything here either. If that sort of non-exciting, quiet existence sounds likes suburban living, Wakefield is guilty as charged. The low-density neighborhood is chock full of two- and three-family houses with driveways and small, well-maintained yards. The tree-lined streets and greenery preserve the history of Wakefield that was mostly forest...

  • (Bronx)

    Head north in the Bronx on the 4 train to the last stop and you will arrive in Woodlawn. Nicknamed Little Ireland by locals, this quaint residential neighborhood of 8,000 in the northern section of the Bronx affords a little taste of suburbia within the city. Rows of single-family homes and low-rise apartment complexes fill the neighborhood and lend to a family-friendly area. Katonah Avenue, the major north-south artery though Woodlawn, is lined with shops, bars and restaurants. Most noteworthy is the selection of Irish bars and restaurants such as Celtic House and Mary’s Celtic Kitchen. Woo...

  • (Bronx)

    Co-op City, located in the northeast area of the Bronx called Baychester, is the largest residential development in the U.S, with a resident population approaching 50,000 – a small city. Co-op City has its own zip code, power plant, firehouse and police force, an abundance of nursery schools and daycare facilities, and a large educational complex which includes a high school, two middle schools, and three elementary schools. Co-op City offers frequent, reliable accessibility to public transportation, including an express bus to Manhattan. The 35 high-rises in the neighborhood offer serene op...

  • (Bronx)

    Bronxdale is a neighborhood located in Bronx County near the Bronx Park, West of Westchester Village and East of Belmont.