Dumbo

Location

Dumbo is a neighborhood in the borough of Brooklyn. It is located at the start of the Brooklyn Bridge (connecting Brooklyn to Manhattan), and is bordered by York st, Bridge st, and the East River

Vibe

Dumbo has a very historic feel, as it was one of New York City’s early manufacturing districts. Today, the neighborhood of Dumbo is home to many well-renowned restaurants, artists, and technology firms.

Our Favorite Spots

St. Ann’s Warehouse

The River Cafe

West Elm Market

Red Hook

Location

One of the many neighborhoods in Brooklyn, Red Hook is situated between Carroll Gardens and the Red Hook channel in West Brooklyn.

Vibe

Red Hook has a much more inclusive, small town atmosphere relative to other Brooklyn neighborhoods. While not as lively as its neighbors, Red Hook is home to many bars and restaurants that are ran by, and catered to locals. This waterfront neighborhood is filled with apartment complexes and parks, and provides a full view of the Statue of Liberty.

Our Favorite Spots

Louis Valentino Jr Park and Pier

Sunny’s Bar

Brooklyn Ice House

Williamsburg

Location

Located around the Williamsburg bridge, which connects Brooklyn to Manhattan, Williamsburg in one of Brooklyn’s most iconic neighborhoods. It is bordered by Bushwick ave, Flushing ave, and the East River.

Vibe

This waterfront neighborhood is one of Brooklyn’s most popular destinations for Brooklyn locals, and for visitors from the surrounding boroughs. Younger crowds flock to Williamsburg for the countless amount of  iconic bars, stylistic shops, and restaurants.

Our Favorite Spots

Smorgasburg

Brooklyn Winery

Murray Hill

Location

Murray Hill is a neighborhood in Eastern Manhattan. Extending from Madison ave all the way to 1st ave, it is bordered by 42nd st and 34th st.

Vibe

Murray Hill is another of of Manhattan’s village-like neighborhoods. It harbors an atmosphere that caters to those who prefer a quiet, relaxing space to enjoy a coffee, or to those who enjoy a rowdy night out. Over the years, Murray Hill has reinvented itself to bring in more youthful residents, which in turn has brought forth many locations for residents to eat, drink, and dance.

Our Favorite Spots

Bryant Park

RARE View

Salvation Taco

Greenpoint

Location

The northernmost neighborhood in the borough of Brooklyn, Greenpoint is bordered by the Brooklyn Queens Expy to the South, and Newton Creek to the North.

Vibe

Greenpoint is a hub for restaurants and nightlife, along with its surrounding neighborhoods in northern Brooklyn. However, it is most distinguished as being the home for many Polish Americans, who have brought about authentic Polish restaurants and quality shops. This cozy neighborhood has something to offer those who enjoy a lively night atmosphere, and to those who prefer a peaceful walk on one of Greenpoint’s quiet, residential streets.

Our Favorite Spots

Monsignor McGolrick Park

Karczma

Spritzenhaus

Chelsea

Location

Chelsea is a neighborhood in west Manhattan. Situated between w 14th st and W 34th st, it extends from Ave of the Americas all the way to the Hudson River.

Vibe

An area notorious for many historic transformations, the neighborhood of Chelsea is recognized by many as a cultural crossroads. Attracting the finest chefs, artists, and designers, it has maintained a residential atmosphere. With an excess of restaurants and sights, Chelsea has something exciting to offer the most ambitious traveler, as well as a quaint location to relax for a more conservative NYC resident.

Our Favorite Spots

The High Line

Chelsea Market

Clement Clarke Moore Park

Brooklyn

Location

Brooklyn is one of NYC’s boroughs, and one of the largest. It is the area on the Western tip of Long Island.

Vibe

Brooklyn is a dynamic, and entertaining city that carries as much vitality as its neighbor across the East River, Manhattan. It has a standing in American history for being a pivotal location in the development of American culture, music, literature, and film. Brooklyn hosts many family-friendly residential neighborhoods, and is filled with a large amount of bars and night clubs. Brooklyn has all the excitement of city-living, without the geographical congestion of Manhattan.

Our Favorite Spots

Brooklyn Botanic Garden

Cipura

The Brooklyn Museum

Flatiron

Location

Flatiron is a neighborhood in Manhattan to the East of Chelsea, and North of Union Square. It is bordered by 6th ave and Lexington ave.

Vibe

Notorious for both its daylife and nightlife, the Flatiron district of NYC is a lively neighborhood, attracting both tourists and locals. It is home to Madison Square Park, as well as many designer outlets and quirky boutiques to visit during the day. At night, the neighborhood opens its countless amount of bars and nightclubs, catering to even the most diverse crowds.

Our Favorite Spots

Mario Batali’s Eataly

Flatiron Lounge

Eleven Madison Park

NoLita

Location

Nolita, or “North of Little Italy” is a small neighborhood to the East of Soho, situated in between E Houston st, and Broome st.

Vibe

Nolita is home to streets made famous by John Gotti, and a film called The Godfather. What this neighborhood lack in nightlife, it makes up for in day activities and amenities. It has a notoriety for having a diverse selection of shops and galleries, attracting people from a wide array of interests. This small neighborhood hosts both extravagant hotels, and quaint restaurants (which are popular among Manhattan residents).

Our Favorite Spots

Storefront for Art and Architecture

In God We Trust

Chinatown

Location

Chinatown is a neighborhood in lower Manhattan. This neighborhood lies in between Little Italy to the North, and Manhattan’s Civic Center to the South.

Vibe

With an enormous population of Chinese Americans, Manhattan’s Chinatown is one of the largest Chinatowns outside of China, as well as being one of the oldest. Most inhabitants from this neighborhood speak Mandarin, but over the recent decades there has been an influx of other various Chinese dialects. There is a countless number of authentic Chinese restaurants, shops, and even pharmacies.

Our Favorite Spots

Nom Wah Tea Parlor

Apotheke

Sun’s Organic Garden

Financial District (FiDi)

Location

The Southernmost neighborhood in all of Manhattan, the Financial District extends from Chambers st, all the way to Battery park at the Southern tip of the island.

Vibe

The Financial district is notorious for being NYC’s hub for financial activity, and for hosting an array of office buildings and the largest financial institutions in the world. However, despite the hustle and bustle of this productive neighborhood, the Financial District has been one the go-to neighborhood for families. With the construction of new public transportation, and an array of local eateries, this neighborhood has reinvented itself to be one of Manhattan’s more family-friendly neighborhoods.

Our Favorite Spots

Brookfield Place

Battery Park

The Dead Rabbit

Little Italy

Location

Adjacent to Chinatown in lower Manhattan, Little Italy is a small neighborhood with a high population of Italian Americans. It is situated in between Broome st to the North, Canal st to the South, Lafayette St to the West and the Bowery to the East.

Vibe

Needless to say, Little Italy goes out of its way to promote an Italian atmosphere within a few small, cobblestone streets. This industrial neighborhood hosts a large amount of Italian restaurants and shops, giving it a historic, European atmosphere. It is a favorite spot among tourists for the sights, and a favorite spot among locals for the food.

Our Favorite Spots

Parm

Da Nico

Mulberry Street Bar

West Village

Location

The West Village is the Western portion of Greenwich village. It extends from 6th ave to the Hudson River, and is situated between 14th st and Houston st.

Vibe

The West Village is one of the most fast-paced residential neighborhoods in all of Manhattan. At first glance, this section of “The Village” looks almost European in style, with an intimate atmosphere relative to the rest of Manhattan. Hosting an array of stylish restaurants and shops, the West Village has something to offer every foodie and shopping connoisseur.

Our Favorite Spots

Cherry Lane Theatre

Smalls Jazz Club

Hudson River Park

TriBeCa

Location

Tribeca, or the “Triangle Below Canal” is located in Southern Manhattan, situated from Broadway to the Hudson River Park

Vibe

Tribeca is widely considered as the best place to live in Manhattan. The neighborhood itself is very well kept, providing good schools, easy transit, and a low crime rate. Its status as the most expensive neighborhood  in Manhattan, has brought forth a fairly high standard of living, with a considerably low amount of socioeconomic diversity.

Our Favorite Spots

Brushstroke

American Cut

SoHo

Location

The acronym “Soho” means “South of Houston st”. Soho is located in between Crosby st and Sixth ave.

Vibe

Soho has a notoriety of being packed with shoppers, where it is a common sight to lines of shoppers lining the narrow streets. The surplus of commercial buildings has caused a limited amount of parks and outdoor seating, in contrast to the surrounding neighborhoods. Many residents take refuge from the ruckus by stopping in a local cafe or coffeeshop on Mercer st.

Our Favorite Spots

Pegu Club (bar)

Housing Works Bookstore Cafe

The Dutch

Greenwich Village

Location

Situated around Washington Square Park and New York University, Greenwich village extends from W 14th st to Houston st.

Vibe

Greenwich village, nicknamed “the Village” is a quaint, friendly neighborhood, providing a welcoming atmosphere for tourists and for local New Yorkers passing through. The Village exhibits a somewhat family atmosphere, where it is not uncommon to see locals walking their dogs at the local park, or groups of students walking to one of the many bars and restaurants on Bleeker st.

Our favorite spots

Washington Square Park

Martin Lawrence Galleries

Bleecker Street Records

East Village

Location

Located in between 14th st and Houston, the East Village stretches all the way from the Bowery to the East river.

History

In contrast to the seemingly unchanged nature of the Manhattan streets, the East Village has been reinvented time and time again, with each generation of immigrants that has passed through over the past 200 years.

Vibe

Many consider the East Village to be a cultural melting pot. Its status as a hub for artists, musicians, and writers, promote an energetic and diverse atmosphere. With an array of bars, restaurants, and boutiques, the East Village has something unique to offer visitors and locals alike.

Our Favorite Spots

Tompkins Square Park

Parque de Tranquilidad

Little Tokyo