Neighborhoods Tagged as: Private

  • (Manhattan)

    "Most New York City neighborhoods contain historic landmarks, in Gramercy Park the neighborhood is the landmark. Early New York developer Samuel Ruggles reclaimed part of a swamp (""Gramercy"" is the mashing up of Dutch words meaning ""little crooked swamp"") to create Manhattan's only private park in 1831. The urban oasis between East 20th and East 21st Streets and Park Avenue and Third Avenue was fenced in a few years later and the four wrought iron gates have been locked since 1844. Once a year, often on the first Sunday in May, the gates of New York's most exclusive private park swing open...

  • (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 is a neighborhood within the southeastern section of the New York City borough of Queens. The boundaries are considered to be the Far Rockaway Branch of the Long Island Rail Road to the west, Hillside Avenue to the north, Francis Lewis Boulevard to the east (although parts of Queens Village are addressed as Hollis on Jamaica water bills) and Murdock Avenue to the south. Much of this area is considered to be within the St. Albans postal district. Hollis is close to Jamaica and Queens Village, Queens. The neighborhood is part of Queens Community Board 12. Hollis is patrolled by the NYPD's...

  • (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.

  • (Queens)

    Jamaica Hills is a small neighborhood in the New York City borough of Queens. The neighborhood is surrounded by the Grand Central Parkway (north), Jamaica Estates (east), Jamaica (south), and Briarwood (west). Jamaica Hills is patrolled by the NYPD's 107th Precinct.

  • (Queens)

    Little Neck is a neighborhood of Queens, New York City, bordered on the north by Little Neck Bay and on the east by Great Neck in Nassau County. Due to this proximity to Nassau, Little Neck remains one of the most suburban feeling areas in New York City. The southern border is the Grand Central Parkway, and to the west is Douglaston. The Little Neck station is the easternmost New York City station on the Port Washington Branch of the Long Island Rail Road (LIRR). The neighborhood is part of Queens Community Board 11.

  • (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)

    City Island is a small island approximately 1.5 mi (2.4 km) long by .5 mi (1 km) wide. At one time incorporated within the boundaries of Pelham, Westchester County, it is now part of the New York City borough of the Bronx. As of the 2010 census the island had a population of 4,362. Its land area is 1.023 km² (0.395 sq mi, or 252.835 acres). The island is part of Bronx Community Board 10. City Island is located at the extreme western end of Long Island Sound, south of Pelham Bay and east of Eastchester Bay. The body of water between City Island and the even smaller (and uninhabited) Hart Isl...

  • (Bronx)

    Throggs Neck (also known as Throgs Neck) is a narrow spit of land in the southeastern portion of the borough of the Bronx in New York City. It demarcates the passage between the East Riverand Long Island Sound. \"Throggs Neck\" is also the name of the neighborhood of the peninsula, bounded on the north by East Tremont Avenue and Baisley Avenue, on the west by Westchester Creek, and on the other sides by the River and the Sound. Throggs Neck is at the northern approach to the Throgs Neck Bridge, which connects the Bronx with the neighborhood of Bay Terrace in the borough of Queens on Long Islan...

  • (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.

  • (Bronx)

    No trace remains but the Country Club of Westchester, founded in 1883 as one of America's first country clubs, once operated here with yachting regattas, polo chukkers and golf tournaments. After a disastrous clubhouse fire on New Year's Day 1922 the club never rebounded and the grounds were divided up for building lots. The houses that emerged on those lots are a picturesque mix of Tudor cottages, Neoclassical brick, wooden saltboxes and stuccoed ranches. Country Club, bounded to the east by Eastchester Bay and the west by Interstate 95 and stretching from Layton Avenue in the south to Spenc...