Neighborhoods Tagged as: Historic

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  • (Manhattan)

    Although the Financial District of NYC is immediately associated with Wall Street, the stock market and investment bankers, the neighborhood at the southern tip of Manhattan is better recognized historically as the original settlement of New York City. This is where the arriving Dutch settlers under Peter Stuyvesant built their homes; Wall Street was the location of an actual defensive wall, constructed across the northern edge of the village. This neighborhood is so old the streets still have names and not numbers on the NYC street grid. The concrete canyons of the Financial District contain...

  • (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.

  • (Brooklyn)

    Prospect Park South/Kensington is an affordable choice for those who want to live steps from Brooklyn’s finest public park. Located just south of the Prospect Park parade grounds, the neighborhood extends south to Beverley Road, and is bounded by Ocean Avenue and Coney Island Avenue. The area is safe and mainly populated by families, making it ideal for those looking to settle down or enjoy a quieter side of New York life. Searching for a garage and yard? As designated by New York City Landmarks Preservation Commission, the neighborhood is a historic district, and Victorian beauties line man...

  • (Bronx)

    "Jordan Lawrence Mott bought this southern chunk of the Bronx for his iron works in 1849 and the neighborhood of European immigrants that grew up around the furnaces was as gritty as the industry itself. But there were pockets of stylish affluence as well; one block of eye-catching brownstones on Alexander Avenue was called Doctor's Row, another on East 134th Street was Judge's Row. Mott Haven, defined by East 149th Street to the north, gave rise to the geographic distinction of the ""South Bronx."" By the middle of the 20th century that term had become weighted with negative connotations. It...

  • (Bronx)

    The Grand Concourse is a prominent thoroughfare bisecting the heart of the Bronx, extending north from East 138th street to Mosholu Parkway and nearby Van Cortlandt Park. It has great accessibility to Manhattan, served by a plethora of subway lines, with Grand Central 25 minutes away. The neighborhood includes the Grand Concourse Historical District, a living museum of stunning and remarkably preserved apartment buildings and houses in the Art Deco, Art Moderne and Tudor styles, landmarked for posterity and extending from 153rd to 167th streets. The magic continues well past the historic dis...

  • (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...