Neighbourhoods in New York City

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  • Rayane Zemmouli
    Rouiba, Algeria3 contributions
    Great place they are cose play every where so many restaurants
    And great light very were
    Sky building
    And it’s too much expensive there
    Written 15 August 2022
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  • anthony
    Scotland, UK1,641 contributions
    A quaint area and well worth a visit. A part of New York so different than the main tourist area/attractions. Credit cards accepted in most places.
    Written 29 July 2022
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  • Abdullah Q
    3 contributions
    The hotel is great, pricing is great, staff was good the food is also insane I went there with my friends and it was a great experience.
    Written 15 July 2022
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  • Tom J
    London, UK1,437 contributions
    There is just something about the West Village that brings me back in every trip to the city. A perfect escape from the madness of midtown, the West Village and its cool tree lined streets are the perfect place for a bit of respite from the crowds.

    The West Village has some great movie and TV sights such as the Friends building on Bedford St. couple that with some of the best eateries in the city, I’d definitely recommend a good walk through the area!
    Written 23 July 2022
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  • bfltd0
    London, UK659 contributions
    We stayed for a week in an AirBnb in Harlem on West 122nd St. We used the A train from 125th St quite a lot and also used a couple of buses.

    We walked down Fred Douglass Boulevard and shopped at the Lidl down there, as well as at local delis. We ate and drank in the evening at a couple of the restaurants there around 116th St.

    On the Sunday we walked down to Redeemer East Harlem on East 116th St and were welcomed warmly, followed by a lunch at a great Senegalese restaurant not too far from there.

    Although there were a slightly higher number of obviously homeless persons on the street, we felt perfectly safe, never threatened.

    Like any big city, just keep a good amount of situation awareness.

    This was our first visit but I am sure it won't be the last.
    Written 10 May 2022
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  • Tom J
    London, UK1,437 contributions
    The hidden heart of Nee York City! With plenty to keep you busy for atleast a couple of days it is very easy to lose yourself among the tall buildings in lower Manhattan. Thankfully not as touristy as midtown meaning you can feel a lot more at ease when taking photos that iron man isn’t going to jump in the back of them!

    Between the parks, statues, memorials or even just some truly amazing eateries there is definitely something for everyone!
    Written 21 July 2022
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  • StephenCross
    Dublin, Ireland17,255 contributions
    With some may high rise buildings is nice to get a break in the skyline which you find with union square. Lively area and recommended for a visit.
    Written 5 February 2022
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  • psudino
    Weehawken, NJ3,731 contributions
    When I think of this section of the city I think of the Arts. Lincoln Center, Beacon Theater, Strawberry Fields, the art of classic NYC architecture that will juxtapose the all-glass eventuality of midtown. You can also tour a beautiful cathedral, stroll the park and eat with the locals in some of the most non-touristy restaurants the city. Once you are done with the chaos of midtown head up here for a completely different, quieter and less crowded NYC experience.
    Written 10 March 2022
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  • The Sushi Guy 🍣
    Long Island, NY13,473 contributions
    This is our first visit to the Meatpacking District. We came for a visit to the Lucid Studio. Plenty of old architecture in this neighborhood. Many of the old meatpacking plants were converted to restaurants, trendy stores, art galleries with apartments above.

    My favorite part of this neighborhood was the cobblestone streets. Seeing the cobblestone makes you think of the times of horse and buggy.

    The neighborhood was very busy and bustling on a warm spring Sunday. No shortage of bars, restaurants, and coffee shops.

    Note: This neighborhood is accessible by bus. Subways are a decent walk east.
    Written 25 April 2022
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  • Ronald
    Denpasar, Indonesia23 contributions
    this city is awesome ...big city with humble society..all the people is nice , big building , .clean area and all the peoole here is .very kindly ..the things about this city is superb..we will come to this city again for another opportunies , we wnat to wacth the blues stadium
    Written 7 January 2022
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  • Grayson5
    Opelika, AL261 contributions
    Wanted to show my grandson this area for NYC. Food was good, people were very nice. We also managed to buy a great purse while there.
    Written 22 July 2022
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  • Deb W
    Reno, NV2,198 contributions
    This once thriving area is now limited to 1 short street. There are a couple of good murals in this little area. The restaurants seem to be mostly tourist quality. There are a couple of decent bakeries.
    Written 22 April 2022
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  • Tom J
    London, UK1,437 contributions
    Each time I visit New York City I make sure to get the time to lose myself amongst the streets of the financial district and Wall Street. There is just something about Wall Street that captivated the mind, the tall dark buildings, it is no surprise where it gets the nickname “Gotham” from!

    Definitely a one time visit, or more if you enjoy it as there are plenty of different cafes and shops around
    Written 23 July 2022
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  • PROS
    • World famous iconic street
    • World famous iconic stores
    • World famous iconic buildings
    • World famous iconic stuff
    * Very exclusive residences

    CONS
    * Long long street
    • Can be crowded with people (including tourists)
    • Wide street to cross- could be treacherous

    “I VISITED THIS PLACE”…
    …. as part of my 28+K step and 18.2 kilometer walk through midtown and central Manhattan. I was here around Grand Central terminal and again in the low 90s of cross streets. My main journey was on Fifth Avenue- from 42nd Street to 93rd Street. I passed and visited all the famous stuff- and enjoyed it.
    Written 1 July 2022
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  • Nostalgiyeah
    Bothell, WA1,771 contributions
    This huge circular park is located just outside the Central Park, almost on a corner of Central Park. There are a number of tour guides selling horse drawn tours of Central Park near Columbus Circle. It is definitely less crowded than a lot of other parks in New York City. There are a number of vendors around the Columbus Circle/Central Park area selling food, ice creams and other things. There is a tall statue of Cristopher Columbus, in the middle of the circle. The statue was created as a part of the 400th anniversary of Columbus' landing in the Americas. The park is open from 6 AM until late in the night, according to the signs posted there. A number of options to shop and dine around this place (as would be the case with most other places in New York!). Easy access to the subway makes this a good point to stop by and enjoy the city vibe, especially if visiting the iconic Central Park.
    Written 18 July 2022
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