New York City Neighborhoods

Lower Manhattan

Financial District

Finance, History, Old World

Sites: Statue of Liberty, Wall Street, Stock Exchange

Civic Center

Government, history, business

Sites: City Hall, Municipal Building, Brooklyn Bridge, Courthouses, WTC

Chinatown

Cultural, neighborhoody

Sites: MoCA, Columbus Park, Manhattan Bridge 

SoHo

Architecture, shopping, art, posh

Sites: Art galleries, boutiques, Cronut, cast iron

Tribeca

Film, artsy, warehouses

Sites: Ghost Busters firehouse, Tribeca Film Festival

Lower East Side

Trendy, old-world, kosher

Sites: Katz’s, Tenement Museum, Williamsburg Bridge

Little Italy

Trendy, old-world

Sites: Restaurants, cafes, budget shopping

Greenwich Village

Literary, music, cafes, comedy, restaurants, parks

Sites: Washington Square Park, NYU, Comedy Cellar, Bleecker Street, Cafe Reggio

East Village

Punk, literary, artsy, cheap eats, music, alternative

Sites: St. Marks Pl, Little Tokyo, CBGB, Astor Place

Midtown

Chelsea

Artsy, industrial, foodie

Sites: Chelsea Market, High Line, art galleries, Chelsea Piers, Meatpacking District

Gramercy

High-end, turn-key, Michelin

Sites: Gramercy Park, Flat Iron, Madison Square Park, Shake Shack

Murray Hill

Skyscrapers, young professionals

Sites: Tudor City, United Nations

Times Square

Busy, artsy, billboards, touristy, chain stores

Sites: Broadway, Madam Tussaud’s, shopping, diners

Midtown West

Skyscrapers, shopping, architecture

Sites: Rockefeller Center, Hell’s Kitchen, restaurants

Midtown East

Skyscrapers, business, hustle bustle

Sites: Grand Central, Trump Tower, St. Patrick’s

Uptown

Upper West Side

High-end, restaurants, park, neighborhoody

Sites: Columbus Circle, Central Park, Museum of Natural History, Dakota, Riverside Drive

Upper East Side

High-end shopping, museums, mansions, neighborhoody

Sites: Central Park, Museum Mile, Park Row, Roosevelt Island Tram

Harlem

Music, black history, mansions, shopping, artsy

Sites: Schomburg Center, Apollo Theater, Striver’s Row, 125th Street, Hotel Theresa, Sylvia’s, Studio Museum

Morningside Heights

Neighborhoody, brownstones, up-and-coming