Kips Bay, NYC

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

Seaport Fulton, NYC

Seaport / Fulton

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South Street Seaport is centered around the historic area between Fulton Street and the East River. Here converted 19th century mercantile buildings and the floating Pier 17 are home to chain stores found in most American malls, along with Seaport restaurants and exhibition spaces. Visitors (read, “tourists) flock to

Civic Center, NYC

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,

Tribeca, NYC

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

Bowery, NYC

Bowery

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The Bowery is sandwiched between the Lower East Side and Soho, and is known for its old-school industrial feel. The nabe is home to several downtown landmarks such as CBGBs and the Bowery Ballroom. Recent changes have brought in a few new, luxury buildings, the New Museum of Contemporary

Lower East Side

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

Union Square

Union Square

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This nabe centers around its namesake pedestrian plaza and park, Union Square. Every day, Union Square Park brings people together from all over the city. Artists set up their crafts and musicians perform next to the huge subway station. Down a few steps is the wonderful Union Square farmers

Chinatown, NYC

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

Alphabet City

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

Soho, NYC

Soho

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SoHo, short for “South of Houston Street,” has long been transformed from an historic warehouse district into the city's destination for high-end shopping and residential lofts. SoHo is home to celebrities and because of this reputation and the shopping, the streets are packed with tourists on the weekend. However,

East Village

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The East Village has long been a destination for American Bohemia. Recently, it has acquired a hefty downtown price tag but still retains its eclectic and creative roots. Every New York subculture–from yuppie to punk and hipster to hip hop–is celebrated in this inexhaustible grid of drinking, dining,

NoHo

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Lodged between Soho, NoLita, the East Village, andGreenwich Village is NoHo, which stands for “North of Houston.” NoHo is full of little lofts, great shops, and some of the best cafes in New York. NoHo is a tiny, expensive neighborhood with some great early 20th century architecture. Many

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