Boroughs and Neighborhoods 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 neighborhoods make up New York’s most populated neighborhood. 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 is one of New Yorks’ five boroughs. Situated East of Manhattan and above Brooklyn, it shares water borders with The Bronx and Manhattan. With over 2.3 million residents it…

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Staten Island in New York

Staten Island is one of the five boroughs in New York. Most NewYorkCity.ca visitors will not have this borough listed in their Top 10 to explore in depth. Even so,…

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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 of 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 (Clinton) in New York

Hell’s Kitchen in New York used to be a bad area but stands out nowadays because of its abundance of nice little bars and restaurants. No New Yorker knows 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

Tourists often question the safety of Harlem New York: they think New York is a dangerous city. However, this opinion comes from the ’80s and early ’90s, when there was…

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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

A nice neighbourhood to live in is the Upper West Side. Roughly it is that part of Manhattan West of Central Park. There are those that say that it ends…

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Civic Center in New York

Civiv Center in New York is a district bound in the west by Tribeca at Broadway and in the north by China Town at Worth Street. In the east 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 favorite 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 can be found in Lower Manhattan. Where exactly? Well, it’s all in the name. TriBeCa is an acronym for ‘Triangle Below Canal Street’. That means the…

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Coney Island in New York

Coney Island is a colourful peninsula with 60.000 inhabitants, situated in south-west Brooklyn. The peninsula is known for its large beach. When visiting Coney Island, you’ll experience the fun fair-like…

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