Boroughs and Neighbourhoods in New York

New York Boroughs

New York has five different boroughs: The Bronx, Queens, Brooklyn, Staten Island and Manhattan. These five New York boroughs all have a different vibe and interesting culture. Each borough is different from another. Queens is the biggest borough, whereas Manhattan is the smallest by area. Below you can find more information about each borough and what to do there! If you are ever lost and wonder where you are at exactly, just use my free New York app. Thanks to GPS you’ll know immediately where you are in New York, even when you don’t have wifi.

Brooklyn in New York

Brooklyn in New York includes Williamsburg, DUMBO and Dyker Heights. Together these neighbourhoods make up New York’s most populated neighbourhood. Brooklyn is a real “melting pot”, with residents of all…

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The Bronx in New York

The Bronx has been part of New York City since 1874. With slightly fewer residents than Manhattan, it is almost twice the size: 109 square kilometres. Situated in the north of…

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Queens in New York

Queens in New York is one of the five boroughs of New York City. It includes Long Island City, Astoria and Flushing, among others. Queens is located to the east…

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Staten Island in New York

Staten Island in New York is best known for the Staten Island Ferry. It’s one of New York’s five boroughs, and while it’s still not a tourist hotspot, it has…

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New York Neighbourhoods

The neighbourhoods in New York are iconic and belong to the reputation of the big city of dreams. Think about Chinatown, SoHo and the Meatpacking District. One moment you could be in one of the neighbourhoods, and suddenly you’re in the next. There’s a reason they call New York City the melting pot! Want to know what to do, where to wine and dine in each of these neighbourhoods and where famous New York sights and attractions are located? Look no further!

Times Square in New York

Times Square in New York is the most visited place in Manhattan. This square, also known as ‘The Crossroads of the World’, has dozens of bright LED screens and is…

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Hudson Yards in New York

Hudson Yards in New York is Manhattan’s latest neighbourhood. Hudson Yards is located at High Line Park, on the West Side of Midtown Manhattan. On the North and South Side,…

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Hell’s Kitchen in New York

Hell’s Kitchen in New York is the Manhattan neighbourhood you will pass through when walking from Times Square to the Hudson. It spans the blocks between Eighth Avenue and the…

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Governors Island in New York

Governors Island is a small island 5 minutes away from Downtown Manhattan. The island is the place to escape the urban jungle, to have a stunning view of that urban…

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Roosevelt Island in New York

Roosevelt Island in New York is located on the East River. The island was named after former president of the United States, Franklin D. Roosevelt and belongs to the district…

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Harlem in New York

Harlem in New York is one of Manhattan’s most northern neighbourhoods, located in Upper Manhattan. There aren’t many tourist attractions located in Harlem, but if you want to get to…

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Meatpacking District in New York

The Meatpacking District in New York is a district in Manhattan, which runs roughly from West 14th Street to Gansevoort Street and the Hudson River to Hudson Street. Although the…

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Little Italy in New York

In recent years, little by little, Little Italy in New York is being taken over by the expansion of Chinatown. Italian influences are also diminishing because of the original residents…

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Midtown Manhattan in New York

Manhattan is considered the main district of New York City. Midtown Manhattan is one of the 3 parts of the island of Manhattan in New York (along with Uptown and…

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Chinatown in New York

A wonderful neighbourhood to walk through is Chinatown in New York. Nowadays it’s roughly located between Broadway on the west side and East Broadway on the east, and Delancey Street…

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Upper West Side in New York

The Upper West Side in New York is roughly the part of Manhattan west of Central Park. It’s a nice neighbourhood to live in. There are those that say that…

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Civic Center in New York

Civic Center in New York is the neighbourhood in Lower Manhattan where New York City Hall and other government buildings are located. Civic Center is bordered to the west by…

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Upper East Side in New York

The Upper East Side in New York is a neighbourhood located in Manhattan, to the east of Central Park. It’s a posh area, which makes it a great place for…

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SoHo in New York

SoHo in New York: did you know that this cool name is nothing but an abbreviation for ‘South of Houston’? And that ‘Houston’ is pronounced as ‘house-ton’ as opposed to…

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Lower East Side in New York

Lower East Side in New York is a neighbourhood in Manhattan, between Lower Manhattan and Brooklyn and between Manhattan and Williamsburg Bridges. This area used to be inhabited by the poor, but there’s…

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Williamsburg in Brooklyn

Williamsburg in Brooklyn is a hip, artistic neighbourhood in New York. Due to an historical influx of a wide variety of nationalities, Williamsburg is a diverse neighbourhood, with influences from…

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Theater District in New York

The Theater District in New York is the centre of entertainment in the city. Stretching from West 40th to West 54th Street and from 6th to 8th Avenue, crossed by…

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West Village in New York

West Village is a neighbourhood in Manhattan, New York. It’s a residential area, but one full of nice shops and restaurants – and lots of celebrities as well! To give…

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Greenwich Village in New York

Greenwich Village in New York is located in Manhattan. The neighbourhood is fondly called ‘The Village’.  The area’s intimate, European vibe, with its relatively low buildings, makes it a perfect…

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Lower Manhattan and the Financial District in New York

Lower Manhattan and the Financial District in New York are the heart of the city when it comes to finance and law. The World Trade Center’s iconic Twin Towers used…

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East Village in New York

The East Village in New York is probably my favourite neighbourhood. Not without reason: This was the first neighbourhood in New York where I lived and I’m not the only…

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Long Island City in New York

Long Island City New York is situated near the East River, east of Manhattan. It’s known for its waterside parks, lively art scene and continuous change and renewal. I see…

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TriBeCa in New York

TriBeCa in New York is a neighbourhood in Lower Manhattan. The name TriBeCa is an abbreviation of “Triangle Below Canal Street”. The area, therefore, covers the triangle between Hudson, Canal…

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Coney Island in New York

Coney Island in New York is a neighbourhood in Southwest Brooklyn, that’s known for the amusement park Luna Park, Wonder Wheel and New York Aquarium. It’s actually a peninsula, which…

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South Street Seaport in New York

South Street Seaport in New York is a historic neighbourhood in Lower Manhattan. South Street Seaport and the adjacent Pier 17 are located on the East River. On the landward…

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