Crown Heights, Brooklyn

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Crown Heights is a vibrant neighborhood bisected by Eastern Parkway in central Brooklyn. Skirted by bothProspect Heights and Bedford Stuyvesant, and currently on the upswing, this nabe's posh terrace houses embellish the streets and balance out small pockets of abandoned buildings. The West Indian Carnival takes place in Crown

Prospect Heights, Brooklyn

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Prospect Heights is a neighborhood noted for its cultural diversity. It is home to Brooklyn's equivalent to Museum Mile, featuring the Brooklyn Museum, the Botanic Gardens, and the enormous central branch of the Brooklyn Public Library. With easy access to public transportation, cheaper rents, and a burgeoning commercial center,

Bedford Stuyvesant, Brooklyn

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Bedford-Stuyvesant, popularly known as Bed-Stuy, is located in central Brooklyn, nudging up against ultra cool Williamsburg to the north and complex Crown Heights to the south. Its charming and renovated brownstones have been attracting newcomers priced out of Brooklyn hotspots. Bed-Stuy's past unsavory reputation has improved greatly and a

Bushwick, Brooklyn

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

DUMBO, Brooklyn

DUMBO, Brooklyn

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An acronym for “Down Under the Manhattan Bridge Overpass” (what a mouthfull!), DUMBO is a waterfront community filled with character and charm. Warehouses transitioned into lofts, historic architecture, cobblestone streets, and of course the bridges themselves mingle together to create a vibe that's classic and edgily hip at the

East Williamsburg, Brooklyn

East Williamsburg , Brooklyn

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While its borderlines may still be up for debate, East Williamsburg certainly is distinct from its big brother to the west, Williamsburg proper. In short, East Williamsburg provides a glimpse into the Williamsburg that once was. Before billyburg became flooded with hipsters, bars, and towering luxe condos, it was

East Harlem, NYC

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

Harlem, NYC

Harlem

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Harlem, a vibrant Manhattan nabe just north of Central Park, is most famous for its artistic renaissance in the 1920s and 1930s. Currently, the nabe's beautiful pre-war brownstones draw a great mix of residents. Harlem hosts iconic jazz clubs, theaters, and restaurants, as well as a born-and-raised group of

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

Polk Gulch

Polk Gulch

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Half seedy and half chic, Polk Gulch is a distinct nabe that buzzes day and night. Mainly commercial in nature, the nabe is centered around Polk Street with its northern end being far more upscale than its southern reaches. Wine bars and boutiques share the blocks with dives