Notable Neighborhoods in New York City
There are hundreds of neighborhoods in New York City across the five boroughs. Each one is worth exploring in its own right, but you can’t expect to get to them all on one trip.Read full story
New York City — A Tale of Five Boroughs
New York is split into five boroughs: Manhattan, Brooklyn, Queens, the Bronx, and Staten Island. New York is often referred to as "The Five Boroughs" to avoid focusing exclusively on Manhattan.Read full story
What is the Hall of Fame for Great Americans?
At Bronx Community College in the Bronx, New York City, there's an outdoor sculpture gallery called the Hall of Fame for Great Americans. It might sound like the start of a joke, but most Americans don't know what the Hall of Fame for Great Americans is or who's in it.Read full story
Take The High Line
The High Line holds a unique position in the broader urban landscape, not merely as an architectural curiosity but as an expression of hope for the future. The High Line is an internationally acclaimed public park built on a historic freight rail viaduct on Manhattan's West Side.Read full story
What’s So Great About Flushing?
Flushing has a diverse ethnic population. The Chinese population in Flushing rivals that of Chinatown in Manhattan. Explore one of the world's largest and fastest-growing Chinatowns.Read full story
What’s So Great About Yorkville?
New York City is often seen as one giant playground filled with all kinds of attractions and things to do. There are plenty of hidden gems in the boroughs if you are willing to explore.Read full story
What’s So Great About Concourse Village?
Concourse Village has grown into a destination site that attracts over 60 million visitors a year. A residential area designated as a National Register Historic District and located in the heart of the Bronx.Read full story
What’s So Great About Fort Greene?
Fort Greene is a borough in Brooklyn, New York City. The first Italian settler in Brooklyn, Peter Caesar Alberti, operated a tobacco plantation there from 1639. Fort Greene is named after General Nathanael Greene who built Fort Putnam on a hill that is now part of Fort Greene Park.Read full story
What’s So Great About The Grand Central District?
The Grand Central District is a small, loosely-defined neighborhood directly east of Midtown Manhattan in New York City. Grand Central District is an award-winning district with museums, shopping, dining, and leisure options.Read full story
What’s So Great About Hamilton Heights?
Hamilton Heights has played a significant role in the history of New York City. The apartment neighborhood features outstanding restaurants, shops, museums, and other cultural attractions.Read full story
What’s So Great About Inwood?
Manhattan's northernmost neighborhood is Inwood. Inwood is bounded by the Hudson River to the west, Broadway to the south, Dyckman Street to the east, and Marble Hill to the north.Read full story
What’s So Great About Snug Harbor?
You owe it to yourself to visit Snug Harbor in New York. Home to a vast array of fascinating plants and flowers, one of the nation's oldest botanical gardens, and a site designated as a National Historic Landmark.Read full story
What’s So Great About Soho?
Discover the cultural and culinary heart of Manhattan's Lower East Side in Soho. Soho, short for “South of Houston”, is a Manhattan neighborhood — you guessed it — south of Houston.Read full story
What’s So Great About South Williamsburg?
A wealthy industrial area with expensive housing for business magnates, Williamsburg was an important business center during the 19th century. Williamsburg is located in northern Brooklyn, bordered on the south by Bedford-Stuyvesant and Wallabout Channel, on the west by the East River, on the north by Greenpoint, and on the east by Bushwick.Read full story
The Truth About St. George
St. George is a neighborhood in Staten Island that has nothing to do with the slaying of dragons. It is on the waterfront, at the northeastern tip of Staten Island, where Kill Van Kull flows into Upper New York Bay.Read full story
The Truth About the Staten Island Ferry
If you are interested in seeing the Statue of Liberty up close, you can take an expensive boat tour. But if you're in the know, you can take the Staten Island Ferry for free. The commuter ferry travels close to the Statue of Liberty. So you can literally see Lady ‘Liberty as in freedom’ for ‘free as in beer.’Read full story
The Truth About University Heights
University Heights, also known as The Heights, is an ethnically diverse neighborhood in the western section of the Bronx, bordering Westchester, Randall's Island, Mott Haven, and Highbridge.Read full story
What’s So Great About the Tip Of Manhattan?
Manhattan is the place where the city that never sleeps meets the country that never stops talking. In many ways the Tip of Manhattan is its crown jewel. It’s the oldest part of Manhattan and home to many of the city's major landmarks.Read full story
What’s So Great About Brooklyn Heights?
If you are visiting New York City, you should consider a trip to Brooklyn Heights. It is bounded by Atlantic Avenue, the East River, Old Fulton Street, Court Street, and Cadman Plaza West.Read full story
What’s So Great About Red Hook?
There is more to Red Hook than just a view of the Manhattan skyline at sunset — although those views are stunning. Red Hook is a waterfront neighborhood, historic district, and public housing development.Read full story