Category Archives: Neighborhoods

Searching for the Perfect Neighborhood? Keep These Three Factors in Mind

When selecting the perfect home, one of the most important factors you need to consider is the neighborhood where you want to live. After all, your neighborhood will have a significant impact on your life in many ways. To that … Continue reading

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Harlem Continues to Gain Ground as One of Manhattan’s Hottest Neighborhoods

With apartment prices going up over the past year and with demand for homes in the area going up, Harlem has slowly but surely become one of Manhattan’s hottest neighborhoods. Not only does it offer housing at a more reasonable … Continue reading

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Exploring Manhattan’s Regions: The Area Between Downtown and Midtown

While many people define Manhattan as having three regions: Uptown, Downtown (Lower) and Midtown, the boundaries between Downtown and Midtown Manhattan are a bit blurry. For this reason, a fourth region referred to as the area between Downtown and Midtown … Continue reading

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Exploring Manhattan’s Regions: Midtown Manhattan

As you might guess, Midtown Manhattan is the region that is located between Uptown Manhattan and Downtown Manhattan. The region is generally defined as the area that is south of 59th Street, west of the East River and east of … Continue reading

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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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