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Borough & Neighborhood Area Descriptions

Our Borough and Neighborhood Area descriptions below will familiarize you with the city's five boroughs and where things are in each. Armed with this information we hope you will plan to add a visit to a new area this holiday season.

Neighborhood Areas group some communities together that can be covered in a day. Especially in the outer boroughs where distances are longer, this is a great way to get to know a new area or borough while maintaining some sensible time parameters. We don't want you to bite off more than you can chew and then avoid coming back just as you've discovered a wonderful new area of the city.





East Bronx (includes Little Italy)West Bronx (includes Riverdale)Downtown Bronx (Yankee Stadium/Courthouse area)Other
Downtown Brooklyn (Brooklyn Heights, Cobble Hill, Carroll Gardens, Boerum Hill)Prospect Park Area (Park Slope, Prospect Heights, Crown Heights)Williamsburg area (includes Greenpoint)Fort Greene/Clinton HillBay Ridge, Dyker HeightsDUMBOOther
Midtown (30th to 59th, east and west sides including Murray Hill)Upper West Side (60th to 114th, Central Park West to Hudson River)Upper East Side (60th-96th, Fifth to East River)Harlem & Uptown (north of 96th on east side, and 115th on west side)Greenwich Village/Chelsea , between 30th and Houston St. (Greenwich Village, East Village, West Village, NoHo, Chelsea, Gramercy, Union Square, Flatiron)Downtown, below Houston Street (SoHo, Tribeca, Chinatown, Little Italy, Lower East Side, Wall St/Financial DistrictOther
Astoria/RavenswoodLong Island City area (includes Sunnyside)FlushingFlushing Meadows Corona Park areaJamaica, Queens area (Rego Park, Forest Hills, Kew Gardens)Other
St. George (ferry landing)RichmondtownTottenvilleOther
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