Neighborhood Guide

  • Upper Manhattan

    Upper Manhattan denotes the more northerly region of the New York City Borough of Manhattan. Its southern boundary may be defined anywhere between 59th Street and 155th Street. Between these two extremes lie the most common definitions of Upper Manhattan as Manhattan above 96th Street (the southern boundary of Manhattan Valley in the west and Spanish Harlem in the east). This definition of Upper Manhattan takes in the neighborhoods of Marble Hill, Inwood, Washington Heights (including Fort George, Sherman Creek and Hudson Heights), Harlem (including Sugar Hill and Hamilton Heights), and parts of the Upper West Side (Morningside Heights and Manhattan Valley).

  • Harlem

    Uptown, from 110th Street to 155th Street, from the East River to Manhattan and St. Nicholas Avenues, Harlem is enjoying a new renaissance — an explosion in development. Apartment buyers can explore new buildings that range in size and style from studios to three-bedroom condos, co-ops to luxury lofts, along with renovated historic brownstones and townhouses. Often a terrace or a garden provides a respite from the noise of the city, and many renters are drawn to complexes such as Lenox Terrace, a 1,700-unit collection that offers doormen, private courtyards and parking.

    Harlem residents are also finding a new range of shopping options, as 125th Street, once known for its independent bazaars that offered anything and everything for sale, is now also home to uptown sites for chains such as Disney, H&M, and Old Navy. There’s easy access to retail from such beautiful architectural enclaves as Harlem’s “Striver’s Row,” which features beautiful townhouses.


    Central Harlem: 110th St. to Harlem River, 5th Ave. to St. Nicholas Ave. East Harlem: 96th St. to Harlem River, East River to 5th Ave.

    Subway Stations

    6 to 96th St. | 2,3 to 110th St. | 6 to 110th St. | 2,3 to 116th St. | 6 to 116th St. | A,B,C,D to 125th St. | 2,3 to 125th St. | 4,5,6 to 125th St. | 2,3 to 135th St. | B,C to 135th St. | A,B,C,D to 145th St. | 3 to 145th St. | 3 to 148th St.-Lenox Term | C to 155th St. | B,D to 155th St.

  • Upper West Side

    Upper West Side is a neighborhood in the borough of Manhattan, New York City, which lies between Central Park and the Hudson River and between West 59th Street and West 110th Street.

    Every ten blocks of the Upper West Side seem to have their own character: the 70s and 80s have their share of “Classic Six” prewar apartments (that’s three bedrooms, a living room, dining room, and kitchen, as opposed to a “Classic Seven,” which has all that plus a room for the maid or domestic staff, sometimes used as a home office.) Along Riverside Drive on the Upper West Side, there are contain some grand-scale apartment buildings with magnificent river views to match the street’s name. Meanwhile, the southern bit of the Upper West Side embraces the

    Time Warner Center, which has some of the most spectacular luxury condos in the city, along with high-end shops like Coach and Hugo Boss, once-in-a-lifetime eateries like Per Se, and a giant subterranean Whole Foods that seems to hold every resident of the Upper West Side at once.

    Lining Central Park West are classic New York buildings like the Dakota, the San Remo, and the Beresford. For the most part, they’re co-ops which offer more sales than rentals; condo lovers who covet Central Park West should check out the Century, one of the Upper West Side’s Art Deco triumphs.


    59th St. (excluding Columbus Circle) to 110th St., Central Park West to Hudson River

    Subway Stations

    1 to 66th St.-Lincoln Center | 1,2,3 to 72nd St. | B, C to 72nd St. | 1 to 79th St. | B, C to 81st St. | 1 to 86th St. | B, C to 86th St. | 1,2,3 to 96th St. | B,C to 96th St. | B,C to 103rd St. | 1 to 103rd St. | B,C to 103rd St. | 1 to 110th St. | B,C to 110th St.

  • Upper East Side

    The Upper East Side is a neighborhood in the borough of Manhattan in New York City, between Central Park and the East River. The Upper East Side lies within an area bounded by 59th Street to 96th Street, and the East River to Fifth Avenue-Central Park.

    Upper East Side is home to world-famous museums, exclusive schools and luxury boutiques, not to mention its proximity to the most well known park in the world – Central Park. This family-oriented district is home to some of Manhattan’s rich and famous but it also has a neighborhood where living is surprisingly affordable.

    In the Upper East Side, there’s something for everyone. Mansions and huge prewar apartments lined up Fifth to Park Avenues with spectacular views of Central Park, immediacy to expensive dining, shopping and the best private schools in the city – basic necessities for the seriously wealthy. There are also studios, one- or two-bedrooms condominiums and rentals as well. The area east of Lexington Avenue offers surprisingly affordable residential conversions (prewar and postwar co-ops, condos and mid-block townhouses) than west of Lexington. The farther east you go the more affordable residential enclaves are.


    59th St. to 96th St., East River to Fifth Ave.

    Subway Stations

    4,5,6 to 59th St.-Lexington Ave. | R,W to 59th St.-Lexington Ave. | N,R,W to Fifth Ave.-59th St. | F to 63rd St.-Lexington Ave. | 6 to 68th St. | 6 to 77th St. | 4,5,6 to 86th St | 6 to 96th St.

  • Clinton

    Hell’s Kitchen, also known as Clinton, is a neighborhood of Manhattan in New York City between 34th Street and 59th Street, from 8th Avenue to the Hudson River.

    This former stronghold of poor and working-class Irish-Americans has undergone a major facelift since the former days of the West Side Story and is now home to a diverse number of people of different cultural backgrounds. As a testament, Restaurant Row on West 46th Street between Eight and Ninth Avenues became well known for its many ethnic restaurants serving all sorts of imaginable cuisine, from Afghan dishes to Vietnamese oriental cooking.

    Midtown West is a transportation hub as every mode of transportation that you can think of has some form of infrastructure in the area including automobiles, ocean going ships, trains, buses, airplanes, and even horses. Among them includes the Lincoln Tunnel, which connects New York City to New Jersey, the huge Port Authority Bus Terminal between 40th and 42nd Streets at Eight and Ninth Avenues. Cruise ships continually dock at the New York Passenger Ship Terminal in Piers 88, 90 and 92. Nearby is a collection of planes on display at the Intrepid Sea-Air-Space Museum featuring the USS Intrepid Aircraft Carrier. Even the horse drawn carriages of Central Park stay in stables just off the West Side Highway.


    34th St. to 59th St., 8th Avenue to Hudson River

    Subway Stations

    7,Q,R,S,N,W to Times Square | 1,2,3 to Times Square | A,C,E to Times Square-Port Authority | A,C,E to 34th St.-Penn Station | 1 to 50th St. | C,E to 50th St. |

  • Midtown West

    In general, the Midtown West neighborhood is walk-to-work for any number of people, from the aspiring Broadway hopefuls who share brownstone apartments and co-ops to the corporate executives who head to Rockefeller Center. The neighborhood is home to a number of Manhattan arts institutions, such as Carnegie Hall and Alvin Ailey, and the northern end is close enough to Central Park that the park’s quiet and greenery are star attractions. For dining, whether fine or casual, Midtown West co-op and condo dwellers hit Ninth Avenue, the area’s restaurant strip.

    In the winter, the Times Square area’s big draw is the Rockefeller Center Christmas tree, unmatched anywhere else in the world. During the summer, many Midtown West residents head to Bryant Park for the luxury of free movie screenings and jazz concerts. Midtown West stretches down to the new home of Hudson Yards below 34th Street, which will host several new high, rise towers. The area will become a city within NYC with everything from Neiman Marcus to Michelle stared restaurants, corporate headquarters, residential towers, and cultural attractions.

    Midtown West is a transportation hub as every mode of transportation that you can think of has some form of infrastructure in the area including automobiles, ocean going ships, trains, buses, airplanes, and even horses. Among them includes the Lincoln Tunnel, which connects New York City to New Jersey, the huge Port Authority Bus Terminal between 40th and 42nd Streets at Eight and Ninth Avenues. Cruise ships continually dock at the New York Passenger Ship Terminal in Piers 88, 90 and 92. Nearby is a collection of planes on display at the Intrepid Sea-Air-Space Museum featuring the USS Intrepid Aircraft Carrier. Even the horse drawn carriages of Central Park stay in stables just off the West Side Highway.


    29th St. to 59th St., Fifth Ave. to Hudson River

    Subway Stations

    7 to Fifth Ave. 7,Q,R,S,N,W to Times Square | 1,2,3 to Times Square | A,C,E to Times Square-Port Authority | B,D,F,V to 42nd St.-Bryant Park | B,D,F,N,Q,R,W,V to Hearld Sq. | 1,2,3 to 34th St.-Penn Station | A,C,E to 34th St.-Penn Station | E,V to Fifth Ave.-53rd St. | B,D,F,V to Rockefeller Center | N,R,W to 49th St. | 1 to 50th St. | C,E to 50th St. | B,D,E to Seventh Ave. | F to 57th St. | N,Q,R,W to 57th St. | 1,A,B,C,D to Columbus Circle

  • Midtown East

    Midtown East is actually a combination of several neighborhoods. Most New Yorkers would recognize that Turtle Bay/United Nations, Tudor City, Beekman Place and Sutton Place are part of Midtown East. What most people commonly refer to as Midtown East is the area between 40th Street and 60th Street. The aforementioned Turtle Bay, Tudor City, Beekman Place and Sutton Place are "sub-neighborhoods" in that area.

    When people talk about Midtown East, the first thing that comes into their mind is most probably the Chrysler Building on Lexington Avenue, which has become an iconic landmark. The area contains a lot of energy for commerce and hosts a myriad of other buildings with magnificent architecture. Don’t let your jaw drop when you visit Grand Central Terminal. Many of Midtown East residents go about with their shopping at Bloomingdale’s on Lexington Avenue while Central Park provides the needed space for relaxation and unwinding.


    40th St. to 59th St., East River to Fifth Ave.

    Subway Stations

    7 to Grand Central | 4,5,6 to Grand Central | 7 to Fifth Ave. | E,V to Fifth Ave.-53rd. St. | 6 to 51st St. | E,V to 53rd St.-Lexington Ave. | 4,5,6 to 59th St.-Lexington Ave

  • Sutton Place

    Sutton Place is the name given to one of the most affluent streets (and surrounding enclave) of Manhattan in New York City, situated on the border between the Midtown and Upper East Side neighborhoods. In the strictest sense, Sutton Place is the wide (north/south) avenue that runs only two blocks, from 57th Street to 59th Street, along the East River and south of the Queensboro Bridge.

    Sutton Place in the East Fifties is quite the retreat from bustling Midtown Manhattan — a stretch of elegant prewar co-ops and townhouses; this is where Marilyn Monroe and Lauren Bacall rented their penthouse in How to Marry a Millionaire. Running parallel to First Avenue, Sutton Place (which is called Sutton Place South below 57th Street) has some wonderful prewar apartment buildings with grand river views. This tiny area has some green too, with two parks located just five blocks from each other.


    52nd St. to 59th St., East River to 2nd Avenue

    Subway Stations

    E,M to Lexington Avenue | N,Q,R to Lexington Ave/59th Street | 4,5,6 to 59th Street

  • Chelsea

    Chelsea is located just underneath Midtown West and just above the West Village and is home to artists and over 200 art galleries from the cutting edge to world recognized. It also has some of the best luxury shopping the city has to offer and Barney’s downtown flagship. One of the biggest attractions in Chelsea is the Highline Park and Chelsea Piers which is a gigantic sports complex with golf, bowling, skating, rock climbing, and a health club. The eastern part of Chelsea is home to some of the most desired real estate from spectacular high rises, super spacious lofts, and elegant townhouses. If you are into the nightlife scene and want to be near some of the city's best restaurants this is the place for you. Also, home to the Renzo Piano designed Whitney Museum the area has attractions for everyone.


    14th St. to 29th St., Broadway to Hudson River.

    Subway Stations

    N,Q,R,W to Union Sq. | F,L,V to Sixth Ave. | 1,2,3 to 14th St. | A,C,E,L to Eighth Ave.-14th St. | 1 to 18th St. | 1 to 23rd St. | F,V to 23rd St. | R,W to 23rd St. | C,E to 23rd St. | 1 to 28th St. | R,W to 28th St.

  • Flatiron

    The Flatiron District is a neighborhood in the New York City borough of Manhattan, named after the Flatiron Building at 23rd Street, Broadway and Fifth Avenue. Generally the Flatiron District is bounded by 20th Street, Union Square and Greenwich Village to the south; the Avenue of the Americas (Sixth Avenue) or Seventh Avenue and Chelsea to the west; 25th Street and NoMad to the north; Rose Hill to the northeast, and Lexington Avenue/Irving Place, Gramercy Park to the east.

    Broadway cuts through the middle of the district, and Madison Avenue begins at 23rd Street and runs north. At the north (uptown) end of the district is Madison Square Park, which was completely renovated in 2001. The Flatiron District encompasses within its boundaries the Ladies' Mile Historic District and the birthplace of Theodore Roosevelt, a National Historic Site. The Flatiron District was also the birthplace of Silicon Alley, a metonym for New York's high technology sector, which has since spread beyond the area. Notable buildings in the district include the Flatiron Building, one of the oldest of the original New York skyscrapers, and just to east at 1 Madison Avenue is the Met Life Tower, built in 1909 and the tallest building in the world until 1913, when the Woolworth Building was completed. It is now occupied by Credit Suisse since MetLife moved their headquarters to the Pan Am Building. The 700-foot (210 m) marble clock tower of this building dominates Madison Square and the park there.

    Nearby, on Madison Avenue between 26th and 27th Streets, on the site of the old Madison Square Garden, is the New York Life Building, built in 1928 and designed by Cass Gilbert, with a square tower topped by a striking gilded pyramid. Also of note is the statuary adorning the Appellate Division of the New York State Supreme Court on Madison Avenue at 25th Street.

  • Noho

    NoHo, for North of Houston Street (as contrasted with SoHo, South of Houston Street) is a landmarked, primarily residential upper-class neighborhood in the New York City borough of Manhattan. It is bounded by Broadway to the west and the Bowery to the east, and from East 9th Street in the north to East Houston Street in the south.

    The Landmarks Preservation Commission has declared most of the 125-building area a historic district, divided into the NoHo Historic District and the NoHo East Historic District, created in 2003.

    The NoHo Historic District, which comprises approximately 125 buildings, represents the period of New York City's commercial history from the early 1850s to the 1910s, when this section prospered as one of its major retail and wholesale dry goods centers. Acclaimed architects popular architectural styles, providing a rich fabric against which shoppers promenaded, looked at display windows, and bought goods, and merchants sold products. The district also contains early-nineteenth century houses, nineteenth- and twentieth-century institutional buildings, turn-of-the-century office buildings, as well as modest twentieth-century commercial structures, all of which testify to each successive phase in the development of the historic district. Today, the effect is of powerful and unifying streetscapes of marble, cast iron, limestone, brick, and terracotta facades.

  • Murray Hill

    Murray Hill is a Midtown Manhattan neighborhood in New York City. Around 1987 many real estate promoters of the neighborhood and newer residents described the boundaries as within East 34th Street, East 42nd Street, Madison Avenue, and the East River.

    Murray Hill was named after the Murray family, 18th-century Quaker merchants who moved to New York in 1753. Living in this part of the city may not be as charming as in other parts of Manhattan but housing here is slightly cheaper compared to its neighbors, which many find extremely practical. Majority of the residents are young people in their twenties and thirties, mostly students and the young professionals of New York.

    Living here is less expensive than in nearby Greenwich Village or SoHo. Most of the cheap but good restaurants are mostly located on the edges of Murray Hill although casual eateries are plentiful. Go straight to Third Avenue for a delightful selection of delis, bars and boutiques. Marvel at the architectural genius of the Morgan Library and Sniffen Court carriage houses on 36th Street.


    34th St. to 40th St., East River to Madison Ave.

    Subway Stations

    6 to 33rd | 6 to 28th | 4,5,6,7 to Grand Central

  • Gramercy Park

    Gramercy Park is a fenced in private park in the borough of Manhattan in New York City. The park is at the core of both the neighborhood referred to as either Gramercy or Gramercy Park. The approximately 2 acre park is one of only two private parks in New York City; only people residing around the park who pay an annual fee have a key, and the public is not generally allowed in – although the sidewalks of the streets around the park are a popular jogging, strolling and dog-walking route.

    Whether the neighborhood is called "Gramercy Park" or "Gramercy", it is generally considered to be a quiet and safe area. While real estate in Manhattan is rarely stable, the apartments in the neighborhood around Gramercy Park have experienced little turmoil. East 19th Street between Third Avenue and Irving is labeled "Block Beautiful" for its wide array of architecture and pristine aesthetic Townhouses with generous backyards and smaller apartments alike coincide in a collage of architecture in Gramercy Park.

    The quiet streets perpendicular to Irving Place have maintained their status as fashionable residential blocks reminiscent of London's West End.


    14th St. to 34th St., East River to Broadway.

    Subway Stations

    L to First Ave. | L to Third Ave. | 4,5,6,N,Q,R,W,L to Union Square | 6 to 23rd St.| R,W, to 23rd St. | R,W to 28th St. | 6 to 28th St. | B,D,F,N,Q,R,W,V to 34th St.-Herald Sq.| 6 to 33rd St.

  • Greenwich / West Village

    Greenwich Village in New York often simply called “the Village” is a largely residential neighborhood, which sits towards the western end of Manhattan and is home to the famous Washington Square Park and its world-renowned arch. It is also home to NYU, one of the cities biggest universities, which creates a mix of student and urban life like no other area of NYC. Along with students, the area has many professionals, which like the area because of its convenience and over 15 subway lines located in the same vicinity. Once known for its counterculture, Greenwich Village has matured into a more sophisticated place, and home to the upper middle class.


    Houston St. to 14th St., Fourth Ave. to Sixth Ave.

    Subway Stations

    B,D,F,V to Broadway-Lafayette | 6 to Bleecker St. | 6 to Astor Pl. | R,W to NYU | L,N,Q,R,W to Union Square | A,B,C,D,E,V to W. 4th St. | F,L,V to Sixth Ave.-14th St.

  • East Village

    The East Village is a neighborhood in the borough of Manhattan in New York City, lying east of Greenwich Village, south of Gramercy and Stuyvesant Town, and north of the Lower East Side.

    The area was once generally considered to be part of the Lower East Side, but began to develop its own identity and culture in the 1960s, when many artists, musicians, students and hippies began to move into the area, attracted by cheap rents and the base of Beatniks who had lived there since the 1950s.

    The East Village is still known for its diverse community, vibrant nightlife and artistic sensibility. Much of the East Village housing stock is tenement-style walkups with co-ops for sale or rentals that make great shares, but some offer hidden delights like roof decks and garden access to their residents.


    Houston St. to 14th St., East River to Fourth Ave.

    Subway Stations

    F, V to Second Ave. | L, N, Q, R, W, 4, 5, 6 to Union Sq. | L to First Ave. | L to Third Ave. to 50th St. | B,D,E to Seventh Ave. | F to 57th St. | N,Q,R,W to 57th St. | 1,A,B,C,D to Columbus Circle

  • SoHo

    One of the more upscale neighborhoods in the city, it's home to a good amount of new money, business moguls, and celebrities alike. "SoHo", short for "south of Houston Street", has a reputation for having the best shopping in NYC, which makes for large tourist crowds on the weekends. SoHo used to be filled with warehouses but after revitalization, residents have transformed the area and turned the old warehouses into high-end residential lofts. A major restoration effort has been underway, and this effort can be scene with some of Manhattan's finest buildings. Almost all of SoHo is included in the SoHo-Cast Iron Historic District, which was declared a National Historic Landmark in 1978. It consists of 26 blocks and approximately 500 buildings, many of them incorporating cast iron architectural elements.


    Canal St. to Houston St., Lafayette St. to Hudson River

    Subway Stations

    6 to Canal St. | N,Q,R,W to Canal St. | A,C,E to Canal St. | 1 to Canal St. | 6 to Spring St. | R,W to Prince St. | B,D,F,V to Broadway-Lafayette | C,E to Spring St. | 1 to Houston St.

  • Lower East Side

    The Lower East Side, LES, is a neighborhood in the southeastern part of the New York City borough of Manhattan. It is roughly bounded by Allen Street, East Houston Street, Essex Street, Canal Street, Eldridge Street, East Broadway, and Grand Street.

    The Lower East side, LES, is bordered in the south and west by Chinatown (which extends north to roughly Grand Street), in the west by NoLIta and in the north by East Village.

    It was traditionally an immigrant, working class neighborhood. But it has undergone rapid gentrification in 2005 and is now home to upscale boutiques, and to trendy dining establishments along its Clinton Street restaurant row.


    Canal St. to Houston St., East River to Bowery

    Subway Stations

    F to East Broadway | F,J,M,Z to Essex-Delancey | B,D to Grand St. | J,M to Bowery| F,V to Second Ave.

  • TriBeCa

    Tribeca is a neighborhood in Lower Manhattan, of New York City. Its name is an acronym based on the words "Triangle below Canal Street": Canal Street, West Street, Broadway, and Vesey Street properly bound the triangle. The neighborhood is home to the Tribeca Film Festival.

    Tribeca is dominated by former industrial buildings that have been converted into residential buildings and Lofts, similar to those of the neighboring SoHo-Cast Iron Historic District. Many of these apartments have high ceilings, open floor plans and private key-locked elevators.


    Vesey St. to Canal St., Broadway to Hudson River

    Subway Stations

    1 to Canal St. A,C,E to Canal St. | 1 to Franklin St. | N,Q,R,W to Canal St. | 1,2 to Chambers St. | A,C to Chambers St. | R,W to City Hall | 2,3 to Park Pl. | E to World Trade Center

  • Financial District

    The Financial District of New York City (sometimes called FIDI) is a neighborhood on the southernmost section of the borough of Manhattan, which comprises the offices, and headquarters of many of the city's major financial institutions, including the New York Stock Exchange and the Federal Reserve Bank of New York.

    As a district, it encompasses roughly the area south of City Hall Park but excluding Battery Park and Battery Park City. The heart of the Financial District is often considered to be the corner of Wall Street and Broad Street, both of which are contained entirely within the district.

    It also has a growing number of tourist attractions such as the adjacent South Street Seaport Historic District, New York City Police Museum, and Museum of American Finance. Bowling Green is the starting point of traditional ticker-tape parades on Broadway, where here it is also known as the Canyon of Heroes. The Museum of Jewish Heritage and the Skyscraper Museum are both in adjacent Battery Park City, which is also home to the World Financial Center.

    Also home to the Freedom Tower and the World Trade Center Memorial and the Calatrava transportation hub the area is a cultural epicenter of downtown.


    Chambers St. to southern tip of Manhattan, East River to Broadway.

    Subway Stations

    4,5 to Bowling Green | 4,5 to Wall St. | R,W to Rector | 1 to Rector | R,W to City Hall | 2,3 to Park Pl. | 4,5,6 to Brooklyn Bridge | 4,5 to Fulton | A,C to Broadway | 2,3 to Fulton | J,M,Z to Fulton | J,M,Z to Broad St. | 2,3 to Wall St. | R,W to Whitehall St.

  • Queens

    Queens is the easternmost of the five boroughs of New York City. The largest borough in area, and second largest in population, it is coextensive with Queens County, an administrative division of New York state, in the United States.

    Queens was established in 1683 as one of the original 12 counties of New York and was supposedly named for the Queen consort, Catherine of Braganza (1638–1705), the Portuguese princess who married King Charles II of England in 1662.The borough is considered one of the more suburban boroughs of New York City. The neighborhoods in eastern Queens have a look and feel similar to the bordering suburbs of western Nassau County. In its northwestern section, however, Queens is home to many urban neighborhoods and several central business districts. Long Island City, on the Queens' waterfront across from Manhattan, is the site of the Citicorp Building, the tallest skyscraper in New York City outside of Manhattan, and the tallest building on geographic Long Island.

  • Brooklyn

    Brooklyn is the most populous of New York City's five boroughs, with nearly 2.6 million residents, and the second largest in area. Since 1896, Brooklyn has had the same boundaries as Kings County, which is now the most populous county in New York State and the second-most densely populated county in the United States, after New York County (Manhattan). It is also the westernmost county on Long Island.

    Brooklyn was an independent city until its consolidation with New York City in 1898, and continues to maintain a distinct culture, independent art scene, and unique architectural heritage. Many Brooklyn neighborhoods are ethnic enclaves where particular ethnic groups and cultures predominate.