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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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  • 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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  • Stuyvesant Town

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    Stuyvesant Town is a massive housing development on the east side of Manhattan. Stuy Town, as locals call it, is visually a mix of imposing brick tower blocks and verdant open spaces, replete with amenities usually associated with swankier digs altogether symbolic of its changing place in a changing

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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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  • 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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  • Chelsea

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    Just above the West Village and right below Hell's Kitchen, Chelsea is where downtown style and uptown affluence meet. Chelsea's warehouses near the Hudson River host hundreds of cutting-edge, world-renowned art galleries. To the east, Chelsea is more residential, with some of the most sought-after high rises, lofts, and

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  • Sutton Place

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    Sutton Place spans a few blocks on the border between Midtown and the Upper East Side. Perched on the East River, Sutton Place is known as a home to some of New York's most elite residents. The elegant, historic buildings, well-manicured public parks and private grounds of Sutton

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  • Theatre District/Times Square

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    The Theatre District, also known as Midtown West, is either the heart of New York or a tourist trap, depending on who you ask. Home to Times Square, the Theatre District is a year-round hot spot for visitors flocking to the area's flagship stores, big Broadway productions, and live

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  • Wall Street/Financial District

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    While Wall Street/Financial District used to be a nabe exclusively reserved for 9 to 5 businessmen, in recent years, this nabe has transformed into a desirable residential area for all sorts of New Yorkers as well. Bustling during the day and relatively quiet at night, this nabe is filled

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  • Hell’s Kitchen

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    Hell's Kitchen has long recovered from its reputation as a Manhattan slum to become a great residential nabe. Some folks in the area have tried to re-brand this nabe “Clinton,” but locals are holding on to the “Hell's Kitchen” name (it's so much cooler, eh?). The area's apartment blocks

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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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  • Flatiron

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    The Flatiron District was renamed in 1985 after the famously triangular Flatiron Building. The area includes Union Square–where skateboarders, political protesters, and big box stores present a bustling diorama of city life–and Madison Square, the hub of Manhattan's tech start-up scene. Both of these open public spaces provide

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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Gramercy

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    Gramercy is a beautiful and quiet nabe centered around Gramercy Park, a well-kept gated square not open to the public. Gramercy's architecture consists of a mix of pre and post-war co-ops and brownstones. Gramercy is a quietly luxurious contrast to the hustle of nearby Flatiron and Midtownnabes. Its

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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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