Category Archives: Neighborhoods

Exploring Manhattan’s Regions: Downtown Manhattan

Downtown, or Lower Manhattan, is located at the southernmost point of the borough of Manhattan. The boundaries of Lower Manhattan are typically defined as being the area that is to the south of 14th Street, to the north of the … Continue reading

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Exploring Manhattan’s Regions: Upper Manhattan

Given the vast size of the borough of Manhattan, it is typically described as having four different regions. These regions include Upper Manhattan, Downtown Manhattan, Midtown Manhattan and the area between Downtown and Midtown. Within each of these regions, you … Continue reading

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Midtown Manhattan Neighborhoods: Hell’s Kitchen

The first thing that should be said about this vibrant community is to not let the name put you off! Hell’s Kitchen is a nickname that was given back in the 1880s and referred to the riots that used to … Continue reading

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Midtown Manhattan Neighborhoods: Garment District

Although barely one square mile, this quaint district, anchored by the Jacob Javits center at the far west, Penn Station, the General Post Office, and Madison Square Garden in the Center, and the Empire State Building in the east, has … Continue reading

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The Staten Island Ferry Facts and History

The Staten Island Ferry provides service for commuters traveling between Staten Island and Lower Manhattan, but visitors who want to see New York City’s working waterfront (& the Statue of Liberty) will enjoy the free ride across the New York … Continue reading

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NoLita in Manhattan Retails Italian Character

Nolita is a beautiful neighborhood in Manhattan that is full of Italian charm.  Short for “North of Little Italy”, the area is bordered by Houston Street on the north, Broome Street on the south, Bowery on the east, and Lafayette … Continue reading

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Hudson River Park

Hudson River park is a stretch of waterfront park along the Hudson River that extends from Battery Park to 59th Street.  The park is known and loved for its plentiful flowers, benches, piers and views of the river as well … Continue reading

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East End Neighborhood in Manhattan

East End Avenue is not the kind of community that casual visitors to New York are likely to stumble across while searching for clubs, restaurants or theaters. You would have to be searching for it. Hugging the edge of the … Continue reading

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Westside Mansion Finally Sells

It seems that the long wait is over — the Schinasi Mansion at 351 Riverside St. has finally found a buyer. Of course, it took a long time (particularly seven long years) for it to be bought. And then there … Continue reading

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Murray Hill Health and Racket Club in New Providence

Murray Hill Health and Racquet Club has expertise on health, wellness, fitness, and of course, tennis. The Healthy Club boasts the widest variety of fitness equipment ad machines, heart-pumping fitness classes, and results-driven workouts. All of these fitness activities are … Continue reading

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