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Consider the ridiculous family tree that makes up New York. New York City reviews Five incredibly unique boroughs (Manhattan, Brooklyn, Queens, the Bronx, and what’s the last one? Ah, Staten Island) each with their own ever-changing personality and vibe. Now, divide all those boroughs into neighborhoods! Nabes here range from fishing villages to quaint suburbia, from gritty industry to towering glass castles in the sky. There’s a good reason this city never sleeps—there are over 200 nabes to check out. Where to go in New York and Must see in NYC
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  • Tribeca

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    Tribeca, also known as the “Triangle Below Canal” is located southwest of SoHo and is one of the most highly-desired nabes in the city. Once an industrial nabe, Tribeca experienced a flux of artsy folk back in the 70s and has since transformed into a hip Manhattan hotspot with

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  • Washington Heights

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    Washington Heights occupies the narrow, northern tip of Manhattan Island and has recently been attracting artists in addition to the established community that forms the basis of the nabe. An up-and-coming nabe, Washington Heights is perfect for those looking for an escape from downtown and a little extra elbow

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  • Neponsit, Queens

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    Rockaway Peninsula is a small, prestigious community that enjoys waterfront access in southern Queens. With very strict zoning laws, you'll only find single-family homes. The entire 4×8 block community is centered around beach living. Each street name begins with the word “Beach” and much of the real estate marketing

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  • Woodhaven, Queens

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    Woodhaven sits just outside of Brooklyn in southwest Queens. This is a a semi-suburban nabe lined with Victorian and Colonial homes that are considered to be some of the oldest and most well-preserved in the borough. Woodhaven is a primarily residential neighborhood bisected by Jamaica Avenue whose shops and

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  • Kew Gardens, Queens

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    Named after the British Kew Botanic Gardens, the triangular community of Kew Gardens was designed around its namesake park. At one time, Kew Gardens locals called Charlie Chaplin their neighbor. Though the community of Kew Gardens is welcoming in new rental buildings and new stores, the nabe retains its

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  • Beverly Square West, Brooklyn

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    Beverly Square West is part of Victorian Flatbush. This area is well known for its Victorian homes, which were uniquely designed and crafted in the early 20th century. The legacy of these homes leaves an artsy and distinctive feel to the nabe. Young families have recently flocked to the

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  • Jackson Heights, Queens

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    A lively nabe in Queens, Jackson Heights is known for jubilant parades and festivals it throws. Part packed commercial corridor, part residential stretches of apartments, Jackson Heights also boast nearby Travers Park–a great spot for outdoor recreation options and weekly green markets. Jackson Heights offers easy access into Manhattan …

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  • Alphabet City

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    This pocket nabe in the East Village gets its name from the single letter monikers of its avenues. Renowned for being a grittier bohemian enclave in the already super-bohemian East Village, Alphabet City was once home to thousands of struggling artists and musicians. Currently overflowing with trendy bars and

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  • East Harlem

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    East Harlem, the eastern part of Harlem, is a tight-knit neighborhood, with deep traditions and a strong community. East Harlem is alternately known as Spanish Harlem, or El Barrio. In recent years property values and rents have begun to rise, and new luxury condominiums and co-ops have appeared around

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  • Hunts Point, The Bronx

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    Dominated by industrial buildings, Hunts Point's comparatively scant residential offerings are found primarily in its north side. On its southern end are the large structures used to house the New York City Terminal Market, the Hunts Point Cooperative Market, the massive Hunts Point Food Distribution Center, and, at its

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  • Van Nest, The Bronx

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    This quaint Bronx nabe is filled with small homes and tenement buildings—an eclectic mix of brick and Queen Anne designs. Residents here enjoy access to Van Nest Park: home to green space, a playground, and even a war monument.

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  • Wakefield, The Bronx

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    Bordering Westchester, Wakefield is the Bronx's most northern neighborhood. Quiet and calm, the nabe is served by the White Plains Road strip of shops. Adventurous shoppers are also just short ride away from the Yonkers-area Cross County Shopping mall. Wakefield is served by the 2 line (it's last stop!)

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  • Brookville, Queens

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    Brookville is the local name for the neighborhood immediately north of John F. Kennedy International Airport, named for the stream that runs through the area. Brookville surrounds a beautiful park with a great lake in the middle, which provides family fun and a town center. Brookville's historical side and

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  • Kensington, Brooklyn

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    Kensington is a culturally eclectic nabe in central Brooklyn. Kensington is mostly residential, but has commercial strips on Church Avenue and Ditmas Avenue that spill over into neighboring Flatbush. Locals live in brick row houses, apartment buildings, and Victorian mansions. The area is served by one train option: the

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  • Why Choose Hotels.com Rather Than Other Booking Services?

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    Why Choose Hotels.com Rather Than Other Booking Services?

    Admittedly, there are now countless other websites that you can visit. However, Hotels.com definitely stands out on its own right. This is because of its wide range of connections with local hotels, housings, condos and so much more all over the world! In addition to that, Hotels.com is also very …

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  • Wall Street/Financial District

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    While Wall Street/Financial District used to be a nabe exclusively reserved for 9 to 5 businessmen, in recent years, this nabe has transformed into a desirable residential area for all sorts of New Yorkers as well. Bustling during the day and relatively quiet at night, this nabe is filled

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  • Jamaica, Queens

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    Contrary to common belief, this nabe's name has nothing to do with the Caribbean Island. In this case, Jamaica is actually derived from “Jameco,” a Native American word for “beaver.” Though there are few beavers here today, Jamaica still has reason to boast: it's the largest neighborhood in Queens.

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  • Norwood, The Bronx

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    Flanked by the trees and lawns of Van Cortland Park,Woodlawn Cemetery, Bronx Park, and the Mosholu Parkway greenway, Norwood is a particularly verdant section of the Bronx. Home to both the East Gun Hill Road and Jerome Avenue business districts, Norwood is likewise home to a range of shopping

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  • Elmhurst, Queens

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    If one neighborhood feels like the center of Queens, it’s Elmhurst. Not that it’s exactly the borough’s geographic center, but Elmhurst residents have easy access to the Long Island Expressway and many subways, and its shopping opportunities draw people from throughout the borough. Elmhurst has big-box stores (including Target)

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  • South Midwood, Brooklyn

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    South Midwood is a moderately-sized neighborhood in the southern central area of Brooklyn, bordering the larger neighborhood of Midwood. Home to very little nightlife, South Midwood is a quiet area with most of the businesses in the area closed on weekend nights. The homes in South Midwood range from

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  • Sheepshead Bay, Brooklyn

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    Sheepshead Bay is a waterfront neighborhood inSouth Brooklyn bordering Brighton Beach to the south. The area has a large boating culture and community, including many seafood restaurants, markets, and piers with boat tours. Sheepshead Bay is a community with diverse shopping and access to the B and Q trains.

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  • North Corona, Queens

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    North Corona is a neighborhood preserved in time—colorful buildings stand low and skyscrapers don’t ruin the clear views of the neighborhood. This residential community boasts 1920’s architecture containing stores that have been there as long as the neighborhood itself. North Corona is bordered by the Grand Central Parkway, which …

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  • Lindenwood

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    Lindenwood is a small section of Howard Beach, made up mostly of six-story red-brick apartment buildings and two-family homes built in the 1950s and 1960s. Right on the Brooklyn-Queens borderline, this nabe is full of community-oriented centers that organize regular activities for residents.

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  • Civic Center

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    Manhattan's Civic Center, a nabe located between TriBeca and the Financial District, is just that: the center of city government. The watchful visitor might recognize a familiar backdrop from an NYC television crime drama. Primarily non residential, the Civic Center is home to City Hall and its park,

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  • Highbridge, The Bronx

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    Owing to the recent construction of the new Yankee Stadium, Highbridge's profile is rapidly increasing. The Gateway Center, a large shopping complex located nearby, is a pivotal destination for the area–as are the recently-constructed parklands. Housing here is almost entirely apartment buildings, and transit is a breeze: Highbridge is

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  • Belle Harbor, Queens

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    Belle Harbor consists of mostly single family homes where a strong sense of community fosters a thriving neighborhood. Located on the southwest side of Queens, the neighborhood has beautiful views of the Atlantic Ocean to the south and the Manhattan skyline to the north. Belle Harbor's commercial center runs

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  • Bushwick, Brooklyn

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    Things are changing in this Brooklyn nabe bordering Queens: Artists are renting studio spaces, and vacant storefronts are being turned into organic food shops. Bushwick's six-story walk-ups, converted warehouses and genuine artists lofts meet the increasing need for space of the NYC creative set without succumbing to any kind

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  • Kew Gardens Hill, Queens

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    A nabe composed of single-family homes and postwar garden apartment buildings, Kew Gardens Hill (not to be confused Kew Gardens to the south) is a one-square mile nabe in Queens. Apartments here generally possess nicely groomed lawns and internal pathways that give the complexes a small-neighborhood feel.

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  • Fort Hamilton, Brooklyn

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    Fort Hamilton, located in the southwest corner of Brooklyn, is named for the operational U.S. Army base within its borders. The neighborhood is often considered part of surrounding Bayridge with which it shares a native, long-term New Yorker vibe. The nabe is small, but still has a multitude of

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  • South Slope

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    Little bro to Park Slope next door, South Slope (aka South Park Slope) is quickly evolving into a hot nabe of its own. With more readily available real estate and commercial space than Park Slope, South Slope is welcoming an ever-increasing influx of residences and businesses, swiftly garnering a …

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