NYC Neighborhoods in a Day


Financial District
History, high-end and budget shopping, cobblestone streets, NYC's oldest neighborhood

Sites: Wall Street, Bull, WTC, Seaport, Harbor

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

Restaurants, cafes, budget shopping

Lower East Side
Trendy, old world, kosher

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

Upper West Side
High-end, restaurants, park, neighborhoody

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

Morningside Heights
Neighborhoody, brownstones, up-and-coming

Sites: St. John of the Divine, Hamilton Grange, Columbia, Cloisters, Inwood

Music, black history, mansions, shopping, artsy

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

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