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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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  • Meatpacking District

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    The Meatpacking District–once infamous as an industrial wasteland rife with seedy goings on–is now a trendy nightlife and shopping area on the Hudson between the West Village and Chelsea. Cobblestone streets and converted brick buildings lend the Meatpacking District a certain otherworldly ambiance at night, drawing weekend crowds from the

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  • Little Italy

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    An iconic NYC nabe, Little Italy is composed a few bustling streets packed to the brim with colorful decorations, vendors toting their wares, and tons of authentic restaurants with a slightly kitschy vibe. Little Italy certainly is a little nabe–its borders have been shrinking lately, giving way to Chinatown

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  • Tudor City

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    Tudor City, as its name suggests, is a city within a city. Composed of eleven large apartment complexes in charming brick, Tudor City features opulent amenities, including two private parks, several health clubs, restaurants, a dry cleaner, tailor, and its own post office. Most apartments face inwards towards the

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  • Far Rockaway, Queens

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    Part of the Rockaway Peninsula, Far Rockaway is an oceanfront nabe in Queens. Peppered with vast amounts of land, Far Rockaway offers a lot to potential developers. Historically significant, Far Rockaway's buildings and landscape have persevered through numerous different economic and social climates.

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  • Howard Beach, Queens

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    A waterfront neighborhood in southwestern Queens, Howard Beach is made up of spacious single-family homes and thus has a very suburban feel to it. Most New Yorkers know the name Howard Beach because it serves as an important transit hub: the spot where the A train connects to the

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  • Bay Terrace (Queens), Queens

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    Stellar waterfront views are the attraction in Bay Terrace, which overlooks the East River and Long Island Sound at the point where they meet. Long considered part of Bayside, Bay Terrace began developing its own identity when the housing development and shopping center of the same name opened in

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  • Farragut, Brooklyn

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    Farragut is bounded by East Flatbush and Flatlands. The neighborhood does not contain the Farragut Houses but it is home to single family houses, small apartments, and duplexes. There are some commercial areas, namely Flatbush Avenue, where one can find anything from a discount store to major chain stores.

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  • 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

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  • What’s up with East Williamsburg? A local tells us perks and downfalls

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    A recent transplant (she used to be in Williamsburg proper) and owner of a handbag company, Shira gives us the skinny on East Williamsburg.

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    I’ve lived in East Williamsburg since last October, so a little bit less than a year, but I’ve lived …

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  • Lower East Side

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    In recent years, the Lower East Side has absorbed the creative, retail, and nightlife scenes of bordering downtown nabes like the East Village, Chinatown, and Little Italy. Lower East Side locals thrive in this unique nabe and foster a vibrant community filled with trendy restaurants and bars that compete

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  • South Williamsburg, Brooklyn

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    Situated by the Williamsburg Bridge, SouthWilliamsburg is filled with old warehouses and factories. These buildings along with the nabe's rowhouses have become new homes for young artists, musicians and scenesters seeking low rents. As opposed to Williamsburg proper, South Williamsburgis in an earlier stage of gentrification, and is thus

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  • Vinegar Hill, Brooklyn

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    Vinegar Hill is a very small, historic waterfront district between the navy yard and DUMBO in Brooklyn lined with beautiful cobblestone streets. Home to some 19th Century Federal style homes as well as some neo-classical homes, Vinegar Hill is one of the most charming nabes in Brooklyn. Residents enjoy

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  • Gravesend, Brooklyn

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    Gravesend is one of the oldest settlements in Brooklyn. Containing several historical homes and the Gravesend Cemetery, it's also famous for its Marlboro houses that are run by the New York City Housing Authority. The neighborhood borders two waterfront neighborhoods, Sheepshead Bay and Gerritsen Beach. Three subway lines provide

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  • Broad Channel, Queens

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    Perched in Jamaica Bay upon Rulers Bar Hassock is Broad Channel, an island community that exudes the charm of a maritime fishing village. Although built on the only inhabited island in Jamaica Bay, Broad Channel has its own subway stop and is connected to the mainland by two bridges.

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  • Murray Hill (Queens), Queens

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    Not to be mistaken with Murray Hill, Manhattan, this little neighborhood is located in Flushing, Queens. Once a largely home-owner nabe, you'll now find mostly renters of small homes and large apartments here. With great public transportation in the area, this neighborhood is great for those commuting to Midtown

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  • 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 …

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  • Columbus Circle

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    A landmark NYC destination, this nabe takes its name from the circular drive and towering Christopher Columbus monument at its center. The circle is filled with mainstream amenities: numerous subway trains, luxury hotels, luxe shopping and dining in the massive glass Time Warner Center, and one of the largest

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  • Coney Island, Brooklyn

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    Coney Island has long evoked a seaside boardwalk and carnival midway in the popular imagination, but it is also home to a minor league baseball stadium, an aquarium, and about 100,000 residents. Within Coney Island proper, there is a very diverse spread of homeowners and renters, including seaside private

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  • Bergen Beach, Brooklyn

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    Nestled between Flatlands and Canarsie, Bergen Beach is a lovely, residential community in southeast Brooklyn. This seaside slice of Americana was in fact an island off Canarsie until it was filled in during the early 1900s to connect it to the rest of Brooklyn. Even with it's quick access

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  • Briarwood, Queens

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    Often mistaken for Jamaica, Queens, Briarwood is one of the borough's most well-kept secrets. Tree-lined streets typify its residential streets while Queens and Parsons Boulevards are replete with shopping and dining options. Centrally located, Briarwood is a very commuter friendly neighborhood with access to the subway, LIRR and the

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  • Williamsbridge, The Bronx

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    Populated mostly by one and two family homes, Williamsbridge is located north of Bronxdale and south of Wakefield. The massive Gun Hill Road runs along its southern end, and the 2 train through its center. Recent renovations to areas inside the nabe have made Williamsbridge more attractive for locals

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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

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  • Kingsbridge Heights

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    Located just south of Van Cortlandt Park, KingsbridgeHeights sits at the Bronx's northern edge. Green all around, the area is dotted with three parks, and is in close proximity to the Jerome Park Reservoir. Nature may abound in this nabe, but Manhattan's still only 40 minutes away on the …

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  • West Village

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    The West Village preserves the charm of city planning gone by with well-kept nineteenth century brownstones and a fair amount of winding cobblestone streets. A bit preppier than its rockin’ cousin the East Village, the West Village still hosts a boisterous nightlife scene and sought after dining spots. Movie stars

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  • Chinatown

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    Chinatown is one of a handful of Manhattan nabes that retains the historic character for which it is famous. A great place to explore, Chinatown offers hole-in-the-wall restaurants, open air fish markets, and tiny shops. Most of the apartment buildings in Chinatown are tenement-style, and many are over 100

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  • Kips Bay

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    Kips Bay, a nabe on the East River between 23rd and 34th street, lies between Gramercy, Murray Hill, andTudor City. Kips Bay is home to several college campuses, two large hospitals, office buildings, the huge and modern Kips Bay Towers, and St. Vartan's Park. Kips Bay is a big

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  • Fort Greene, Brooklyn

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    Fort Greene is a tree-lined neighborhood in northwest Brooklyn in between Clinton Hill, Downtown Brooklyn, and the Brooklyn Navy Yard. Home to many cultural landmarks–such as the Brooklyn Academy of Music–Fort Greene is a place rich with culture. The nabe borders the Atlantic Avenue Terminal mall, which provides plenty

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  • West Farms, The Bronx

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    Located in the central west Bronx, West Farms is bordered on its northern end by Bronx Park and on its southern end by the Cross-Bronx Expressway. The area is perhaps best known for being in very close proximity to the Bronx Zoo, with West Farm's Square–East Tremont Avenue–being the

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  • East Elmhurst, Queens

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    East Elmhurst lies in the northwest corner of the borough of Queens. Not currently know as celebrity haven, East Elmhurst does have a star-studded history. During the 1950s and 1960's East Elmhurst was home to many cultural legends including Dizzy Gillespie, Langston Hughes, Louis Armstrong, Ella Fitzgerald, and Willie

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  • Westchester Square, The Bronx

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    Westchester Square is the commercial and transportation hub of the East Bronx, with 6 train connections available to Throgs Neck, Morris Park, and elsewhere. A sprawling shopping district anchors the area. Though small in size, Westchester Square is a popular destination for Bronxites to shop, dine, and work.

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