Neighborhoods in New York

All New York City boroughs (Manhattan, Brooklyn, Queens, Bronx, Staten Island) are divided into neighborhoods. Below is a list of Manhattan’s most popular neighborhoods.


Tribeca neighborhood is still relatively unknown to New York tourists and is not on the bucket list. Not many people know about this charming district. When people usually hear about TriBeCa, what often comes to mind is the “TriBeCa Film Festival.” This is one of the most expensive neighborhoods in all of Manhattan. As such, you will often find celebrities residing here or owning property in this area. Hollywood actor Robert De Niro even founded one of the most popular restaurants in Manhattan, the Tribeca Grill. The area also has a lot of history. Just visit the old industrial buildings and cobbled streets. It’s a very rustic neighborhood, and sometimes it’s hard to believe that this is one of New York’s most popular neighborhoods for families.


SoHo stands for South of Houston and is a world-renowned shopping haven and artist district in Manhattan, New York. It is bordered by Houston Street, Lafayette Street and the western part of Broadway. Here you will find a wonderful, bright part of the city that has become world-famous as the backdrop for countless films and commercials. SoHo is famous for many reasons. There are many attractions, shops and restaurants that may shock you, especially if it is your first time visiting. It is a popular neighborhood and very crowded all year round.


This is definitely one of the places you don’t want to miss when you’re in New York. It’s not just the many things you can do in Chinatown, but the history and unique character of this Manhattan neighborhood that speak for themselves. You’ll find amazing food, interesting street vendors, a huge market with everything you can imagine, and some great photo opportunities. With its small streets and dense immigrant population, Chinatown is the place to go if you’re looking for some unusual shops, culinary delights or culture. There are many things to do in Chinatown, many of which are free. Be sure to spend an afternoon strolling the busy streets and letting the impressions take you in.

Upper East Side

Upper East Side is home to some of the wealthiest individuals and families. There are luxury apartments where the most stylish and wealthy New Yorkers reside. But, don’t let the charm scare you. There are many things to do on the Upper East Side, including fine dining, exclusive designer boutiques and some of the best museums. Wander in comfort and enjoy the rich architecture as well as the green streets and parks. Be sure to check out the Museum Mile, The Metropolitan Museum, the Mayor’s house Gracie Mansion and of course the east side of Central Park.

Upper West Side

The nearly 4.3-mile stretch between Central Park West and the Hudson River is one of Manhattan’s most cosmopolitan and culturally rich neighborhoods, and there’s plenty to do on the Upper West Side. At the end of the 19th century, with the completion of Central Park, beautiful houses were built with stunning views of the green space right next to the park. In the 20th century, immigrants who arrived en masse in New York provided New York with cultural diversity through restaurants and shops. Don’t miss seeing the American Museum of Natural History, Lincoln Center, Columbus Circle, Columbia University and of course the west side of Central Park.

Meatpacking District

Meatpacking District is considered one of New York’s hippest neighborhoods. While it started as a very industrial area with many factories, designers, artists and offices have now taken over the area. Many of the old buildings have been converted into fancy bars, popular nightclubs, stylish shops and trendy restaurants. Don’t miss a visit to the Chelsea Market food market, a walk in the High Line Park, a meal at one of the great restaurants or visit the amazing rooftop bars to enjoy the view with a drink.

Financial District

Financial District is probably the most well-known part of Lower Manhattan, and it’s no wonder, since it has many of New York’s famous sights and highlights. Besides the 9/11 Memorial & Museum, the Wall Street Bull and One World Trade Center, Wall Street is where the financial heart of America and perhaps the entire world beats. In the Financial District, important historical sites like Trinity Church meet modern attractions like the famous Oculus. This is exactly what makes the Financial District so attractive. It was once a business district, but today it offers a great mix of bars, restaurants and hotels. Other attractions such as the South Street Seaport and the Brooklyn Bridge are also within easy reach.

Midtown Manhattan

Midtown Manhattan features towering skyscrapers, packed sidewalks, and streets lined with honkers and bicyclists. This part of the city attracts countless tourists every day to New York’s most famous landmarks and unique attractions, such as the Empire State Building, SUMMIT One Vanderbilt and the Chrysler Building. Visitors are drawn to the bright lights of Times Square and are easily inspired by the city’s energizing aura. Fifth Avenue is arguably the most popular shopping street that is filled with tourists and locals every day. Don’t be surprised if you meet a celebrity too. Among others, don’t forget to visit Grand Central Terminal, Bryant Park, Public Library, Flatiron Building, Rockefeller Center and some of the museums such as the Museum of Modern Art and Madame Tussauds.


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