Lower Washington Heights is South of 168th Street on the West side of Harlem is the  southern section of Washington Heights, where George Washington resided for part of the American Revolution.  The neighborhood has a long history with classic brownstone architecture and many revolutionary war sites.

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The Queensboro Bridge connect Queens to Manhattan over the East River at 59th Street, thus, it is also known as the 59th Street Bridge.  Culturally famous as the subject of Simon and Garfunkel’s “Feelin’ Groovy,” it has also provided a setting for multiple film scenes.  On the Queens side of the bridge is Queensboro Plaza and […]

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Just 15 minutes away from uptown Manhattan,  Astoria is mainly a residential area, although it’s commercial avenues buzz with a multi-cultural diversity which is seen in its restaurants, taverns, cafes and bars. Resort to the affluent residents of Manhattan in the early 19th century, Astoria was at the time called Hallet’s Cove after one of […]

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Home of the original World Trade Centers and the current Freedom Tower, this neighborhood on the southwest side of Manhattan s still a major world commerce hub.

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Located on the Manhattan side of the Brooklyn Bridge,this neighborhood has City Hall and all of Manhattan’s major courts.

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Chinatown is just South of Little Italy on the southeastern part of Manhattan Island.  Home to the largest Chinese population outside of China.

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The southernmost tip of Manhattan Island is where the Europeans began creating what is today known as New York City.  This neighborhood has some of the oldest buildings and richest history  in Manhattan.

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South of Houston, this area includes the neighborhoods of SOHO, NOLITA and Little Italy.

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Midtown Manhattan is arguably the largest and most powerful business district in the world.  It also contains some of the most famous buildings in the world including the Empire State Building, the Chrysler Building and Grand Central Station.

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The northernmost neighborhood in Manhattan, Inwood is home of beautiful Fort Tryon Park and the Cloisters.

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East of Fifth Avenue from 59th Street to 96th Street is the affluent Upper East Side.  The UES has high end shopping, some of the greatest museums in the world, tons of hotels and many New York City residents.

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A neighborhood in the borough of Brooklyn bordered by the Greenpoint (North), Bedford-Stuyvesant (South), Bushwick (East) and the East River (West).  Williamsburg has been known as an artists and hipsters residential neighborhood since the 80’s.

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Home of the Williamsburg Savings Bank Tower and the Brooklyn Academy of Music, downtown Brooklyn centers around the Northernmost section of Flatbush Avenue at the base of the Manhattan Bridge.  This neighborhood has seen a burst of development including the Barclay’s Center and many high rise residential apartment buildings.

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The East Village of New York begins at Houston Street and goes North to 14th Street.  It is East of Fifth Avenue, thus its name.  The East Village has a rich past and vibrant present, including a history of theater, immigration, punk rock, and trendy stores and restaurants.

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Hudson Heights, named for the stunning views of the river north of the George Washington Bridge, houses the shrine of the first American Saint, Mother Cabrini.  Just North of Washington Heights, this neighborhood has the highest point in Manhattan, many architectural wonders and gorgeous natural vistas.

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Named for its red soil that juts out to a point in the Bay (the Dutch word Hoek means point) Red Hook has been a neighborhood in Brooklyn since the early 1600’s.  Red Hook is known for its marvelous views of the Statue of Liberty and lower Manhattan.  Red Hook today is full of art […]

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Flushing is a neighborhood in the north-eastern part of the city of Queens.  Flushing is residential, has a diverse population and is filled with some of the best city parks in the area including a pretty famous baseball park.

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This is a one and a half mile linear park that is elevated on the West side of Manhattan.  The park parallels the Hudson River with stunning views of New York City in all directions.

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Bordered between 8th Avenue and the Hudson River to the East and West, and 34th to 59th Streets to the South and North, this neighborhood is known for its once gritty and dangerous past as a site for many street gangs.  Now it is filled with theaters spilling over from Broadway along with multiple restaurants […]

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With stunning views of the lower Manhattan skyline, Brooklyn Heights has been an active residential neighborhood since early New York.  Classic Brownstone architecture makes this neighborhood one of the prettiest and best maintained neighborhoods in all of Brooklyn.

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Flatbush is a neighborhood in the New York City borough of Brooklyn founded in 1651 by Dutch colonists.  The modern neighborhood includes or borders several institutions of note, including Prospect Park and Brooklyn College.

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This upscale Queens neighborhood has a rich history including landscaping by the firm of Frederick Law Olmsted.

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Lower Washington Heights is South of 168th Street on the West side of Harlem is the  southern section of Washington Heights, where George Washington resided for part of the American Revolution.  The neighborhood has a long history with classic brownstone architecture and many revolutionary war sites.

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This up and coming working class Brooklyn neighborhood shares a border with Queens on one side and Williamsburg on the other.  Flea markets, coffee roasters, breweries and artisanal ice cream shops makes this the latest in a swath of Brooklyn neighborhoods influenced by gentrification.

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Holderness, NH is a small and beautiful town located on the shore of Squam Lake–just a few miles from Route 93 on Routes 3/25.  The lake is known for the 1981 classic film, On Golden Pond.  The town has a post office, The Science Center, Squam Lakes Marketplace and Squam Lake Inn among other wonderful […]

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Long Island City (L.I.C.) is the westernmost residential and commercial neighborhood of the New York City borough of Queens. L.I.C. is noted for its rapid and ongoing residential growth and gentrification, its waterfront parks, and its thriving arts community.[1] L.I.C. has among the highest concentration of art galleries, art institutions, and studio space of any neighborhood in New York City.[2] It is bordered […]

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Nomad (North of Madison Square Park) lies just east of Chelsea and West of Fifth Avenue in the Twenties.  Home to Manhattan’s Flower District, Nomad is also known for shopping and Mario Battali’s fantastic indoor Italian market, Eataly.

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The Manhattan Flower District is found in the neighborhood of Chelsea on Manhattan’s lower west side.  North of the Village and South of Hell’s Kitchen, Chelsea has some charming brownstone lined streets, some beautiful historic architecture and is just blocks from Manhattan’s High Line–the elevated park that is one of the hottest new sites in […]

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Boston Harbor was discovered by the English in 1614. Boston Harbor is still an active commercial port.  Boston Harbor is the center of many revolutionary sites but is known particularly for the Boston Tea Party.  The Harbor is a natural formation at the mouth of Massachusetts Bay.

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Hudson Heights is North of Washington Heights on the far upper West Side of Manhattan.  Te neighborhood houses the Cabrini Shrine, has the highest elevation in Manhattan, and has stunning Vistas of the Hudson River and the George Washington Bridge.

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The West Village is bordered by 14th Street to the North and Houston (sounds like HOW STUN) to the South.  The neighborhood is West of Fifth Avenue.  This charming neighborhood has a radical past (Commies, Gays, Blacks, Artists and Poets) and a luxurious present (rich folk).  Some of the row houses and townhouses are the […]

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Designed by Olmsted and Vaux and established in 1857, Central Park is probably the most famous public space in the entire world.  It covers 843 acres in some of the most prime real estate that the island of Manhattan has to offer.  Locals recognize the miraculousness of its staying power in a city where real […]

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Columbia University, St. John the Divine and the northernmost section of the great Central Park are all a part of Morningside Heights.  Is it the Upper West Side or Greater Harlem?  Well…a little of both.  Morningside Heights borders the Upper West Side and Manhattanville and houses some great architectural icons like Riverside Church and “Grant’s […]

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Prospect Park was designed by Central Park designers Olmstead and Vaux.  The building of Central Park had been a political battlefield and they had to compromise many of their visions to succumb to the financiers of the project.  When Brooklyn’s mayor approached them he gave them full license to create whatever they wanted–with no interference. […]

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SOHO is the shortened name for SOuth of HOuston and is known for art galleries and high end shopping.

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Murray Hill is a neighborhood in midtown Manhattan, East of Fifth Avenue.  Home of the J. Pierpont Morgan Library Museum and just on the edge of the Empire State Building, Murray Hill hosts many businesses and New York City residents.

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The Lower East Side, sometimes abbreviated as LES, is a neighborhood in the southeastern part of the New York City Borough of Manhattan, roughly located between the Bowery and the East River, and Canal Street and Houston Street. Traditionally an immigrant, working-class neighborhood, it began rapid gentrification in the mid-2000s, prompting The National Trust for Historic Preservation to place the neighborhood on their list of America’s Most Endangered Places.[2][3] It has become a home to upscale boutiques […]

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Coney Island is a peninsular residential neighborhood, beach, and leisure/entertainment destination on the Atlantic Ocean in the southwestern part of the borough of Brooklyn, New York City. The site was formerly an outer barrier island, but became partially connected to the mainland by landfill. The residential portion of the peninsula is a community of 60,000 people in its western part, with Sea Gate to its west, Brighton Beach and Manhattan Beach to its […]

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Park Slope is a neighborhood in northwest Brooklyn. Park Slope, named for the slope away from Prospect Park and toward the Harbor, is roughly bounded by Prospect Park West to the east, Fourth Avenue to the west, Flatbush Avenue to the north, and Prospect Expressway to the south.  Park Slope features historic brownstones, top-rated restaurants, […]

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Gowanus (/ɡəˈwɑːnəs/ gə-wah-nəs) is a neighborhood in the New York City borough of Brooklyn. Named after the canal that runs through it, the Gowanus area has been an active center of industrial and shipping activity since the 1860s. Currently artists’ studios pepper the area which has developed rapidly since Whole Foods opened in the neighborhood.

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Greenpoint is the northernmost neighborhood in the New York City borough of Brooklyn, in the U.S. state of New York. It is bordered on the southwest by Williamsburg at the Bushwick inlet, on the southeast by the Brooklyn-Queens Expressway and East Williamsburg, on the north by Newtown Creek and Long Island City, Queens at the Pulaski Bridge, and on the west by the East River.

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Dumbo or DUMBO, an acronym for Down Under the Manhattan Bridge Overpass, is a neighborhood in the New York City borough of Brooklyn. It encompasses two sections: one located between the Manhattan and Brooklyn Bridges, which connect Brooklyn to Manhattan across the East River, and another that continues east from the Manhattan Bridge to the Vinegar Hill area.

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Queensboro Bridge

The Queensboro Bridge connect Queens to Manhattan over the East River at 59th Street, thus, it is also known as the 59th Street Bridge.  Culturally famous as the subject of Simon and Garfunkel’s “Feelin’ Groovy,” it has also provided a setting for multiple film scenes.  On the Queens side of the bridge is Queensboro Plaza and […]

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Astoria, Queens

Just 15 minutes away from uptown Manhattan,  Astoria is mainly a residential area, although it’s commercial avenues buzz with a multi-cultural diversity which is seen in its restaurants, taverns, cafes and bars. Resort to the affluent residents of Manhattan in the early 19th century, Astoria was at the time called Hallet’s Cove after one of […]

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World Trade Center Manhattan

Home of the original World Trade Centers and the current Freedom Tower, this neighborhood on the southwest side of Manhattan s still a major world commerce hub.

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Did You Know?

The East River is actually NOT a river.  Its a tidal estuary.