The variety of neighborhoods in Manhattan contribute to the unique experience of living in New York City, with each geographic area having distinct personalities. Outer areas such as Brooklyn and Long Island City have followed this trend, and are becoming as much of a destination as Chelsea and TriBeCa.
The beauty of New York City lies in its unique composition of cultures and architectural styles. Its distinct skyline is a perfect mélange of iconic architectural landmarks and avant-garde contemporary buildings signifying the very essence of diversity and constant innovation.
The island of Manhattan can be divided into five sections: Downtown, Midtown West, Midtown East, Upper West Side and Upper East Side. Within these sections, there is a mixture of neighborhoods sure to complement each residence.
Any destination south of 25th Street is considered Downtown Manhattan. Including Chelsea, Greenwich Village, SoHo, NoHo, LoLita, TriBeCa, Little Italy, Chinatown, East Village, Lower East Side, Battery Park City & the Financial District.
The area east of 5th Avenue all the way to the East River stretching from 26th Street to 59th is considered Midtown East. Its neighborhoods include Gramercy Park, Murray Hill, Turtle Bay, Sutton Place and Tudor City.
The area west of 5th Avenue across to the Hudson River stretching from 14th Street to 59th is considered Midtown West. Its neighborhoods include Chelsea, Clinton, Hell's Kitchen, Fashion District, and the Theater District.
The area between Central Park and The East River stretching from 59th Street to 96th Street is considered the Upper East Side. The neighborhood features stunning architecture, bountiful cafés, museums and designer boutiques.
The area between Central Park and the Hudson River stretching from 59th Street to 96th is considered the Upper West Side. Tree-lined streets are a signature of this primarily residential neighborhood.
Upper Manhattan includes the neighborhoods of Marble Hill, Inwood, Washington Heights, Harlem (including Sugar Hill, Hamilton Heights and Manhattanville), East Harlem and parts of the Upper West Side.
Brooklyn is the largest borough of New York City, known for its diverse, ethnic and multi-cultural neighborhoods with rich architecture from brownstones and victorian houses to modern high-rises.
Evolving Downtown Brooklyn features a growing number of upscale high-rise apartment buildings amid landmark buildings like Brooklyn Borough Hall and chain stores and discount shops on bustling Fulton Street.
Queens is the easternmost of the five boroughs of New York City and hosts various museums and cultural institutions that serve its diverse communities.
Queens and Long Island City (L.I.C.) is the westernmost residential neighborhood of the New York City borough of Queens. L.I.C. is notable for its beautiful waterfront parks, thriving arts community and proximity to Manhattan.
Rego Park is bordered to the north by Elmhurst and Corona, the east and south by Forest Hills and the west by Middle Village. The neighborhood is very diverse and features high-rise apartment buildings, detached houses, as well as a large commercial zone.