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  • 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,

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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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  • 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,

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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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  • 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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  • 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

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  • NoLita

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    Nolita, short for “North of Little Italy,” is a small, downtown nabe that blends relatively seamlessly into neighboring SoHo and the Lower East Side. The nabe is most well known for its designer boutique shopping. While not as touristy and hectic as SoHo, Nolita is still a

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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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

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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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  • 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

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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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  • Greenwich Village

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    Once renowned as a center for counterculture, Greenwich Village is now dominated by the urbane life of its residents and the ever-developing New York University. Expanding around Washington Square Park and its iconic arch, Greenwich Village provides the pleasant mix of a bustling college campus, historic preservation district, and

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  • 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

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  • Battery Park City

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    Battery Park City is a planned neighborhood on the southern tip of Manhattan and to the west of the Financial District. Built over filled-in land, the area is known as a suburban oasis because of its expansive greenery, kid-friendly parks, and quieter vibe. The Esplanade, running 1.2 miles

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