NYC Neighborhoods in a Day

NYC Neighborhoods

Lower Manhattan

Financial District

History, cobblestone streets, NYC's oldest neighborhood

Sites: Wall Street, Bull, WTC, Seaport, Harbor, Statue of Liberty


Culture, dim sum, parks, budget shopping

Sites: Columbus Park, Canal Street, Manhattan Bridge, MOCA


Trendy, high-end shopping, artsy, industrial

Sites: Ghostbusters Firehouse, TriBeCa Film

Civic Center

Government, history, business

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


Architecture, shopping, art, trendy

Sites: Art galleries, boutiques, Cronut, cast iron

Little Italy

Trendy, old-world

Sites: Restaurants, cafes, budget shopping

Lower East Side

Trendy, old-world, kosher

Sites: Katz's, Tenement Museum, Williamsburg Bridge

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



Artsy, industrial, foodie

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


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


Upper East Side

High-end shopping, museums, mansions, neighborhoody

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

Upper West Side

High-end, restaurants, park, neighborhoody

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


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

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