New York neighborhoods

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Here is a series of itineraries designed to explore the most characteristic and evocative neighborhoods of Manhattan. The main attractions, typical restaurants, how to get around and which metro stations to choose to visit them.

Greenwich Village New York: an itinerary between rock music and counterculture

New York is a city in constant transformation and the changes, even for those who return after a short time, can be seen visibly. The direction that Manhattan has been taking for some time now is to become, in the words of the New Yorkers themselves, "an island for the rich", where to live you have to pay very high rents, an aspect that often forces ...



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What to do in Chelsea: itinerary among art galleries and other places of interest

Giorgio Nardini

Chelsea is a neighborhood on the West Side of Manhattan surrounded by other interesting districts such as Greenwich Village and West Village. The many art galleries (more than 200), the excellent restaurants and the classic red brick buildings, make it an authentic and decidedly not artifact borough. Take a look at the works of contemporary art, stroll on the High Line and let yourself be carried away by the scents ...

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Chinatown in New York: discovering the Chinese quarter of Manhattan

Giorgio Nardini

Surrounded by Tribeca, Little Italy and the East Side, with more than 90,000 inhabitants, New York's Chinatown is one of the largest Asian communities outside Asia. Due to the increase in rents that plagues all of Manhattan, including Chinatown, many have moved to other neighborhoods in New York (and even outside the city) with a strong predominance of the Chinese community. Despite this, it is ...



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Little Italy: what to see and where to eat in the Spanish quarter of New York

Giorgio Nardini

The Little Italy of the past, that of the first migratory flows at the beginning of the 900s, hosted about 10000 Italians. The neighborhood was quite large and competed with Italian Harlem, where the largest community of Italians in New York resided. Today it comprises only three blocks and is slowly disappearing due to high rents and fierce competition ...

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Upper West Side in New York: itinerary among the museums and restaurants of the neighborhood

Giorgio Nardini

The Upper West Side is a New York neighborhood that stretches west from 59 to 110, perfectly parallel to Central Park. Like the Upper East Side, even the UWS (as it is often abbreviated by New Yorkers), is a very rich and prestigious residential area, where it is pleasant to stroll among the many brownstone-style terraced houses. Although…

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Upper East Side: discovering the VIP district of New York

Welcome to one of the NYC neighborhoods with the highest concentration of VIPs! The Upper East Side, the "rectangle" of Uptown Manhattan to the east of Central Park (which separates it from the western side, Upper West Side), is one of the most pleasant neighborhoods to explore, strolling among elegant buildings, chic shop windows and coffee shops. era, and above all enjoying the Museum Mile, ...


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Lower Manhattan and Financial District: what to see in Downtown New York

Giorgio Nardini

Lower Manhattan (or Downtown), the area where the tallest and most impressive skyscrapers in New York are located, is an area full of attractions that extends from XNUMXth Street to the end of the island. Lower Manhattan includes various neighborhoods such as Greenwich Village, East Village, Tribeca, Chinatown and Little Italy. In this article, however, as a matter of convenience and ...


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SoHo in New York: the Cast Iron District

The many neighborhoods of New York are a bit like small towns within the big metropolis, each with a distinct identity, and SoHo is no exception. To distinguish this area are the characteristic cast iron and red brick buildings with fire escape stairs on the outside, typical structures of the Big Apple immortalized in many films and now become the object of desire ...

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Midtown Manhattan: what to see, where to eat and attractions not to be missed

Giorgio Nardini

Midtown is home to some of New York's major attractions, luxury hotels, landmark buildings and one of the most famous "squares" in the world, Times Square. The neighborhood (or group of neighborhoods) is very large and contains within it other smaller neighborhoods; for this we will delimit its borders from 34th to Central Park. The beating heart of ...


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What to see in Harlem? Itinerary among the attractions of the African American district of New York

Flora Lufrano

In the north of Manhattan is the Harlem neighborhood, where history, street art, musical flair and an animated religiosity have met and coexisted for decades. There are many reasons of interest: from the museums that celebrate the Hispano-American community to the murals along the streets where the African American community has struggled to assert their identity and culture, from the theaters where they played ...

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Brooklyn: how to visit the famous neighborhood of New York

Filippo Nardelli

Despite being "simply" a borough of New York, Brooklyn has more than two and a half million inhabitants, which would make it a full-fledged city. In recent years, from a place used only as a "dormitory" by the local population, it has increasingly developed from a tourist point of view. The accommodation facilities have also increased and many ...


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Long Island City: art and design a stone's throw from Manhattan

This "suburb" of New York has come a long way. From a purely industrial center, Long Island City has turned like the best of swans into a vibrant and lively center, full of art galleries, museums and even fashion, cinema and painting ateliers. However, without losing its typical face: the buildings that characterize it, dating back to the end ...

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Williamsburg, Brooklyn's multi-ethnic hipster neighborhood

Multiethnic, rock and cradle of New York hipster culture, Williamsburg is a neighborhood that is perhaps still little known overseas, but which deserves a place of honor among the NYC hot-spots. Forge of great talents of contemporary art, with a sparkling nightlife and a cultural panorama worthy of mention, for its very strong multi-experiential vocation, Williamsburg has been defined as Little Berlin, "small ...

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Hell's Kitchen: New York's boho-chic neighborhood

Although it was once inhabited by workers, immigrants and disreputable individuals, today Hell's Kitchen (also known as Midtown West or Clinton) is one of the most chic neighborhoods in New York, with a vibrant nightlife and many trendy clubs. Given its proximity to the Big Apple theater area, this is where actors live and find ...

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Tribeca: the neighborhood loved by VIPs in New York

TriBeCa is one of the most beautiful and characterful neighborhoods in New York. Not only chic and glamorous, but also devoted to fashion, to the highest level gastronomy and home to numerous VIPs of the stars and stripes cinema (from Robert De Niro to Julia Roberts, from Beyonce to Mariah Carey). Unusual and almost "out of context", this district the ...

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Staten Island: itinerary to discover the island at the gates of Manhattan

Filippo Nardelli

If you are planning a multi-day New York itinerary, and want to find a space to visit an area a little quieter than busy Manhattan, you can consider organizing a visit to Staten Island. It can be reached easily thanks to the convenient free Staten Island Ferry, and it can be a stop to consider for…

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South Street Seaport: New York's old port district

Founded around 1625, when the first pier was built there by a Dutch shipping company, the expansion of South Street Seaport has continued ever since, while maintaining the features of the era. No skyscraper or very modern building, but rather a skilful recovery of pre-existing structures, artfully renovated, which today house homes, shops, night clubs, restaurants. A visit…

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Astoria: guide to the multicultural neighborhood of Queens

An integral part of the Queens district, the district of Astoria was once purely inhabited by Greek immigrants (proof of this are still today the numerous restaurants and taverns with a clear Hellenic imprint). Today, however, it presents itself as the home and the preferential choice of different ethnic groups, well blended together (from Italians to French to South Americans, to name a few), each one ...

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East Village: music, gangsters and ancient history

The "genuine" neighborhood of New York, the East Village is one of the most artistic areas of the Big Apple, full of graffiti, trendy clubs, vintage shops, temples of music. This is where American punk rock was born and it is always here that a legend of music, Madonna, took her first steps. Music, but not only. The East Village was also the forge of ...

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DUMBO: The "Once Upon a Time in America" ​​neighborhood in Brooklyn

An acronym for Down Under the Manhattan Bridge Overpass, the DUMBO neighborhood has become, over the years, one of the most visited and popular in Brooklyn, for many reasons. Originally a purely industrial area, sparsely inhabited and frequented almost exclusively by those who worked there, today DUMBO is one of the most chic spots in New York, with coffee ...

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NoHo: trendy and elegant, between chic architecture and clubs

Very close to SoHo, this neighborhood is the epitome of elegance, the perfect mix of creativity and chic architecture. Late 800th century buildings coexist with modern facilities, exclusive bars and restaurants go hand in hand with art galleries and clubs where you can listen to excellent live music. Frequented and inhabited since the dawn of time by high-ranking families and with a very high power of ...

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Meatpacking District: the New York district for stylists and fashion addicts

Always busy, 24/24, the Meatpacking District has grown tremendously over the past 7 years, both architecturally and artistically. Chosen as a preferred base by stylists, designers, architects, the neighborhood has gradually taken on an almost snobbish air, which can be seen in the fascinating contrasts between historic buildings and the dynamism of new buildings….

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NoLiTa and Lower East Side: eclecticism, trendy clubs and designer boutiques

Not far from each other, both in the Lower Manhattan area, these two New York neighborhoods are among the most loved and frequented by young people looking for trendy locations and trendy restaurants, but which also wink at vintage goodies. Although the Lower East Side is also referred to as LES, but less frequently, Nolita is short for North of ...

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Christmas Lights Tour in Dyker Heights: how to get there, house map and guided tours

Born and raised as a purely residential neighborhood since its origins, at the end of the 800th century, Dyker Heights has always been synonymous with elegance and exclusivity. Features that, over time, have grown even more. Suffice it to say that the villas, mono or bi-family, all have their own private driveway, their garden and the typical columned veranda, with the inevitable sofa ...

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The Bronx: the cradle of hip-hop and the New York Yankees

It is the northernmost neighborhood in New York City, as well as being the only one located primarily on the mainland. The area, which originally belonged to the Indian Lenape population, became over the centuries the home of Dutch, Swedish and English immigrants, soon supplanted, in the 900s, by Puerto Ricans and Dominicans. Today the Bronx boasts a significant number of attractions even though its…

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