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 …

Stuyvesant Heights , Brooklyn

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Stuyvesant Heights is one of the four neighborhoods which comprise the Bedford-Stuyvesant area of Brooklyn. A designated historic district, Stuyvesant Heights is an attractive neighborhood home to impressive older apartment buildings and large brownstones. This nabe is also served by both the A, C, J, M, and Z trains, …

Country Club, The Bronx

Country Club, The Bronx

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Prized for its proximity to the waterfront, Country Club is as quiet as neighborhoods get in The Bronx. Country Club, for better or for worse, lacks a large commercial area to call its own. As a result, residents often take the short drive to Bay Plaza in Baychester, which …

Inwood

Inwood

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Inwood is the northernmost community on the island of Manhattan, just north of Washington Heights. Home to a large park, a natural forest, and a salt marsh, Inwood is a place where one can find access to urban living without losing the joy of a pastoral, post-dinner walk. Inwood …

Co-op City, The Bronx

Co-op City, The Bronx

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The largest cooperative housing development in the United States, Co-Op City is a world unto its own. Thirty-five high-rises spread across 320 acres, dotted by parking garages, shopping centers, and schools, makes Co-op a unique and impressive location. Add to that the area's proximity to Pelham Bay Park, Orchard …

Greenwood Heights, Brooklyn

Greenwood Heights, Brooklyn

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Greenwood Heights is a quiet Brooklyn nabe named after the historical Greenwood Cemetery. Bordered by South Slope to the south and Bush Terminal to the west, the area is known for its eclectic wood-frame houses and a recent influx of condominiums.
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Port Morris, The Bronx

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Industrial in the most heavy sense of the word, Port Morris is an area in the southern end of the Bronx. Though its waterfront activity might make seem like an area ill-suited for residential life, recently renovated structures like the Clocktower suggest that Port Morris is well on its …

North Corona, Queens

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 …

Dyker Heights, Brooklyn

Dyker Heights, Brooklyn

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Dyker Heights is a neighborhood famous for its lovely detached homes and its beautiful winter Christmas light displays. Many of the homes in the area have four or more bedrooms and sit on larger plots of land compared to neighboring parts of Brooklyn. The nabe is attractive to car

Morris Park, The Bronx

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Quiet and unassuming, Morris Park is home primarily to one and two family homes. Dotted here and there by larger apartment buildings, the skies of the area are dominated in the east by Jacobi Medical Center, Albert Einstein School of Medicine, and others. For shopping, locals frequent the rows

Castle Hill, The Bronx

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Split in two by the Bruckner Expressway, Castle Hill is populated by multi-unit homes, housing projects, and tenements. Under new and constant rehabilitation and construction, the area has seen improvements to its roads and buildings. Residents enjoy their proximity to the Castle Hill YMCA–the only YMCA in the Bronx–and

Prospect Park South, Brooklyn

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Prospect Park South, sometimes referred to as “the heart of Victorian Brooklyn,” sits between Prospect Park and Ditmas Park. Comprised of mainly freestanding houses, the wide, tree-lined streets of this historic neighborhood are reminiscent of a stately country town while remaining close to several of Brooklyn's most dynamic neighborhoods,

Astoria, Queens

Astoria, Queens

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Astoria has become one of the most well-known neighborhoods in Queens. The cafe scene is notable here: coffee and pastries highlight the neighborhood's myriad edible offerings. With Astoria Park, a host of shopping and dining options, and speedy commutes to Manhattan, Astoria shines as one of New York's hidden

Red Hook, Brooklyn

Red Hook, Brooklyn

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Red Hook is a storied waterfront Brooklyn neighborhood without subway service. Demarcated by the BQE and Gowanus Expressways, which separate the neighborhood from Carroll Gardens, Red Hook gradually garnered the reputation of being isolated when the docks fell out of use. Then the artists moved in, and with them

Marble Hill, The Bronx

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Simultaneously a member of two boroughs (seriously, residents are listed in both Bronx and Manhattan phone books) Marble Hill is a curious enclave filled mostly with single-family homes. Residents find Marble Hill's proximity to Manhattan super-convenient. Marble Hill is served by the 1 train and Metro-North.

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Lenox Hill

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A finely manicured pocket nabe in the Upper East Side, Lenox Hill lives up to the UES rep: primarily residential and incredibly pristine streets that boast Upper Manhattan’s sophisticated vibe. Residents here enjoy local shops and eateries, but the best draw of this nabe by far is Central Park:

Eastchester, The Bronx

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Eastchester refers to the the area in the northeast Bronx just south of Mount Vernon. Consisting largely of one and two family homes, Eastchester is also known for its Boston Secor Houses and wide, slightly unattractive section of Boston Road, which is more of a home for dilapidated cars

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

Clinton Hill, Brooklyn

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Clinton Hill is home to Pratt Institute, brownstones, and beautiful late 19th century mansions. The area is a mecca for students, creatives, and families seeking a more affordable alternative to Manhattan, or even from neighboring Fort Greene. Home to brownstone-restoration enthusiasts, Clinton Hill is also celebrated for an ever-increasing

Middle Village, Queens

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Middle Village is located in west central Queens. Metropolitan Ave is the main drag. Here, you'll find residents browsing shops and indulging in local eats. Public transportation is limited–Middle Village residents often use cars for their main source of transportation.

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Brownsville, Brooklyn

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Brownsville, located in east Brooklyn, is a pretty homogenized neighborhood in choice of housing options. Mainly comprised of housing development projects, a recent initiative has taken place to diversify the architectural landscape. Habitat for Humanity recently volunteered its services, building condominiums for forty-one families to revitalize the area. In

Borough Park, Brooklyn

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Borough Park, shortened to Boro Park by its residents, is a large and rapidly growing community in southern Brooklyn. Borough Park life can be rather insular, with a citizens' security force which works in cooperation with the NYPD.

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Bronx River, The Bronx

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Bronx River, sometimes considered part of Soundview, West Farms, or Parkchester, is a modest neighborhood near the geographical center of the Bronx. It is home to many apartment buildings and fair-sized, modest homes. The eponymous river flows through the neighborhood, as does the Cross Bronx Expressway. The neighborhood is

Columbia Street, Brooklyn

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Columbia Street/Waterfront District is a very small community just north of Red Hook, or many would argue part of Red Hook. It's on the water, but unlike Red Hook, does not have water access. There are a number of community and privately owned gardens and several eateries along the

St. Nicholas Terrace

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St. Nicholas Terrace is named for the nearby Saint Nicholas Park, which was built in the early years of the 20th Century. Also known as Sugar Hill, this nabe is home to the City College campus of the City University of New York. The college campus and park dominate

Morrisania, The Bronx

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Located firmly within the South Bronx, south of the Cross Bronx Expressway and north of East 161st Street, Morrisania in the present day is much-improved from its condition during the 1970s. The area is served by the 2 line.

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Corona, Queens

Corona, Queens

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Bordered by Flushing Meadows to the east, Corona is a contemporary NYC nabe, with brick and wood frame single-family homes rising in price and giving way to two and three family units. The location of the 1939 and 1964 World's Fair, Corona is presently home to Citi Field, the

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