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  • (Manhattan)

    Manhattan’s Chinatown is a thriving ethnic district, home to many generations of Chinese and Chinese American families as well as plenty of residents without Chinese heritage, but an appreciation for the neighborhood. While Chinatown is bustling in the daytime, most neighborhood establishments close by 9 p.m., fairly early by New York standards, making it a quiet residential area. Chinatown, a warren of little, winding streets, is bounded by Broadway on the West, Rutgers and Essex Streets on the East, Madison and Worth Streets on the South and Broome, Grand and Canal Streets on the North....

  • (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)

    "Charming tree-lined, curvy streets and hundred-plus year old townhouses define the west side of West Village. Home to celebrities, mega-millionaires and NYU students West Village is a hub of culture and excitement. West Village is home to plenty of boutiques and cute 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 is home to the birth of the gay rights mov...

  • (Manhattan)

    "The Lower East Side’s rich immigrant history has made it a truly dynamic place to be for centuries! Currently popular with creatives and young professionals, the Lower East Side (LES) was previously inhabited by Italian immigrants who eventually moved north to Little Italy, Chinese immigrants who moved west to Chinatown and Eastern European Jewish immigrants who moved across the river to Williamsburg. But remnants of these ethnic enclaves are all over the neighborhood. Stretching below Delancey Street and down towards Grand Street, from the East River to Broadway, the Lower East Side...

  • (Manhattan)

    A bustling neighborhood by day, this mixed-use area of Manhattan quiets down considerably at night after close of business. Bound by Fifth Avenue and the East River, Midtown East spans from 40th to 59th Streets. Filled with many noteworthy New York architectural marvels such as Grand Central Station, The Chrysler Building and Saint Patrick’s Cathedral, this area is flooded by office workers, shopkeepers, “Mad Men” and corporate types, during the day and a considerably smaller settlement of full-time residents. This section of the city “that never sleeps” is heavily traveled by professional...

  • (Manhattan)

    If you ever wondered why New York City is nicknamed “The City That Never Sleeps”, Midtown West boldly explains everything. Stretching from 5th avenue to the West Side Highway and from 34th street to Central Park South, Midtown West is the largest central business district in the United States. At its heart is Times Square, whose glowing neon signs and Broadway marquees draw tourists and businesspeople like moths to flame. With real estate prices above the Manhattan average, residents consist primarily of a cocktail of young professionals, actors, and multi-generational owners. The gridded st...

  • (Manhattan)

    Little Italy is a neighborhood in lower Manhattan, New York City, once known for its large population of Italians. Today the neighborhood of Little Italy consists of Italian stores and restaurants. Little Italy on Mulberry Street, extends as far south as Canal Street, as far north as Bleecker, as far west as Lafayette and as far east as the Bowery. It borders Chinatown at Bowery. NoLita is a neighborhood in downtown Manhattan lying just north of Little Italy and Chinatown and bordering on SoHo. It’s a compact place whose boundaries include Houston Street to the north, Broome Street to the sou...

  • (Brooklyn)

    Notable home to Hasids (South Williamsburg) and Hipsters (North Williamsburg), i.e. Orthodox Jews and “alternative” twenty-somethings, Williamsburg has also seen a ton of changes in recent years. 2014 brought an Urban Outfitters, J.Crew and Starbucks to the neighborhood, and an Apple store and Whole Foods are both rumored to be moving in soon. While many local businesses have been forced to close due to this infiltration, plenty of Williamsburg classics are still standing strong. Walk down Bedford Avenue, from North 12th St all the way to South 7th and you’ll see independent bakeries...