Aerial view of the buildings in new york

Neighborhoods to Explore

If you want to see the best that New York has to offer, then you need to stay near Midtown. This is where you will find the majority of tourist attractions, such as the Rockefeller Center, Empire State Building, Times Square, Grand Central Station, Museum of Modern Art, Radio City Music Hall, and the Theater District. While exploring New York's Midtown and its many neighborhoods, you'll find a diverse melting pot of people and cultures.

Greenwich Village


There is an artistic and vibrant feeling to Greenwich Village. This area is one of the nicest neighborhoods in New York. However, it is also one of the most expensive. You will find plenty of charm, shopping, restaurants, bars, and nightclubs. It is also close to the major Midtown neighborhoods, making it easy to get to. 

Upper West Side

Upper West Side

Bordering Central Park is the Upper West Side. It's a lively area that appeals to a younger crowd and new families. This is partly because Columbia University and Juilliard School of Music are close. There's nightlife, but it isn't too crazy. When visiting the Upper West Side, you can visit the Museum of Natural History. The Upper West Side is like a blend of posh and hip with the most elite private schools in the city.

Upper East Side

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The Upper East Side is one of the most famous neighborhoods in New York. It is known for having high-end homes with luxury features. In addition, there are designer brand shops and museums. Compared to the Upper West Side, the East Side is more conservative. It is home to the smaller communities of Yorkville, Carnegie Hill, and Lenox Hill. The demographic of the people living here tends to be older. Because the majority of this area is residential, you won't find lively nightlife here.

East Village

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The East Village is a neighborhood known for its artists and musicians. There is a rich history here that runs deep. It has also become a hub for up-and-coming artists. Walking around the East Village is a feast for the eyes, with stunning street art everywhere. You'll also find a delightful mix of cozy cafes and high-end restaurants. However, don't assume that because the arts heavily influence it, it is affordable. Its rise in popularity has also caused prices to increase.


gramercy park

Take a walk through Gramercy and admire the pre-war era architecture. This upscale area is famous for its private park. You won't feel like you are in the city anymore. However, you are still close to Murray Hill, Flatiron District, and Union Square. If you're looking for a quieter place to escape the city's hustle, a Gramercy brownstone is an ideal place to visit.


new york soho

The SoHo neighborhood is closer to downtown. However, it is worth the trip because it is one of the coolest areas in New York. In addition, a vibrant artist community has attracted creative types since the 70s. You'll find Canal Street here, with its many world-renowned art galleries. There are also many shops and boutiques to explore.

Hell's Kitchen

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If you love trying out new restaurants and experiencing unique culinary creations, then you need to visit Hell's Kitchen. Don't let the name fool or dismay you. It is one of the best neighborhoods in New York for restaurants. This area is also close to many of the tourist attractions in the city.  

There is so much to explore in New York that it could take you weeks or even months. Starting in the Midtown neighborhoods is a great place to start. You will find world-class dining in Hell's Kitchen, art in SoHo, and luxury living in Gramercy.