...A Guide to Unique and Local NYC

This Manhattan neighborhood map shows you the heart and soul of New York City…the places New Yorkers live, eat, work, explore and the reason we all love living in New York City.

Every Manhattan neighborhood has a different vibe to it, with different shops, restaurants, cafés and attractions. These neighborhoods are almost all a 20-30 walk within (no stopping), but it might surprise you how easy it is to identify the character of each Manhattan neighborhood as you visit them – and how different things are from one block to the next.

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Five NYC Boroughs

New York City has 5 boroughs, corresponding with 5 counties. When many people think of NYC, they are really thinking of Manhattan, but we have 4 other boroughs, each with it’s own unique characteristics. Our Mayor (de Blasio) covers all 5 boroughs, which are:

  • Manhattan (New York County)
  • Brooklyn (Kings County)
  • Queens (Queens County)
  • The Bronx (Bronx County)
  • Staten Island (Richmond County)

Interactive Manhattan Neighborhood Map

Roll your mouse over the Manhattan neighborhood map and click each neighborhood to learn about the best things to do and see, real estate to buy, places to eat and shops to visit during your NYC vacation.

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NYC Neighborhood Guides

Harlem

Our Harlem neighborhood guide will show you the wonderful cultural, food, music and historic value of this landmark area, which has long, strong and proud NYC roots. The Harlem Renaissance of the 1920s began the golden age of African-American culture, literature, music, artists, theater and art, which continues to strengthen today. If you want to eat authentic soul food, hear mind-blowing jazz and gospel and clothing shop with Alicia Keys and Jay-Z, then Harlem is on your bucket list!

Harlem Neighborhood Guide

Upper West Side

The Upper West Side is a residential neighborhood filled with young professionals and families. It is a great place to stay if you are looking to avoid the heavy crowds of Midtown, explore Central Park, The Museum of Natural History, the Beacon Theatre, Lincoln Center, the West Side Highway and still be about 20 minutes from most of Manhattan.

Upper West Side NYC

Central Park

Central Park offers 843 gorgeous acres to explore and 100s of things to do, which is why we consider it an unofficial neighborhood. Central Park draws 38 million visits a year and is home to the Central Park Film Festival, SummerStage, Shakespeare in the Park, Ice Skating, Central Park Zoo, Bow Bridge, biking, playgrounds, the Carousel and much more.

  • Explore: Central Park Guide
  • To Do: Central Park Zoo, Carousel, TV and Movie Sites, Ice Skating, Loeb Boathouse

Central Park Guide

Times Square & Broadway

Times Square New York and the Theater District are some of New York City's most popular tourist attractions. Of course, Broadway, also known as the Great White Way, is most definitely for locals as well. Spend a bit of time here and make sure to see the lights at night, the Hershey's and M&M Stores, as well as catch a great Broadway Show.

Times Square & Broadway NYC Guide

Midtown West, Koreatown, Hell's Kitchen

Midtown West is a huge tourist area with great neighborhoods like NYC's famous Diamond District, Hell's Kitchen and Koreatown. Hell's Kitchen, is the most western section and an "up-and-coming" residential area of New York City with new shops and restaurants opening often. Koreatown, just a block from the Empire State Building, is known for their restaurants and karaoke bars and clubs.

Midtown West NYC Guide

Garment District / Fashion Center

The Garment District, also called the Fashion District or Fashion Center, is home to many of the world's most famous fashion designers and showrooms. The area is an amazing resource for fabrics, beads and trims, however, unless you are trade, don't expect to walk in off the street to designer showrooms. The best way to possibly get access to private showrooms is through a private tour or a NYC Sample Sale.

Garment District Fashion Center NYC Free Map Guide

Chelsea & Hudson Yards

Chelsea NY is known for art galleries, nightlife and gay-friendly culture. It is a lively, vibrant neighborhood with some of New York City's top restaurants, clubs, art and things to do outdoors and along the Hudson River. While Chelsea boundaries are West 14th-34th Streets, from 7th Ave to the Hudson River, the new Hudson Yards occupies it's most North and West streets, West 30th to 34th Streets between 10th and 12th Avenues.

  • Explore: Chelsea & Hudson Yards Guide
  • To Do: The Highline, Art Galleries, Chelsea Market, Chelsea Piers, Little Island, Edge, The Vessel, The Shops at Hudson Yards

Chelsea & Hudson Yards Free Map Guide

Meatpacking District

The Meatpacking District, also known as the Gansevoort Market, is only a few blocks, so you cannot get lost, but it is packed with upscale restaurants, night clubs and designer shopping. Like many NY neighborhoods, the MP District retains it's historical architecture, as it is lined with cobblestone streets and old warehouses, but, today, these same buildings house very modern shopping and dining. The heart of the Meatpacking District is Little West 12th Street.

Meatpacking District NYC Guide Free Map Guide

Greenwich Village & NoHo

Our Greenwich Village NYC Guide provides insight into one of NYC's most cherished neighborhoods. The Village is full of history, celebrity, politics, landmarks and so much more. The NYU campus, Washington Square Park, gorgeous brownstones and cobble stone streets, amazing restaurants, tons of trees and much more make this area a local favorite.

Greenwich Village NYC Guide

West Village

The West Village is filled with tree-lined streets, beautiful old brownstones and hundreds of shops, restaurants and cafés. It is truly a quintessential NYC neighborhood, inhabited by locals and celebrities who can afford to live anywhere they choose. If you're a Friends or Sex and the City fan, then you are already quite familiar with the West Village...now it's time to come experience it!

West Village NYC Guide

SoHo

SoHo (SOuth of HOuston - pronounced How-ston) is another NYC neighborhood filled with the best shopping and restaurants. Traditionally known as a haven for artists and their lofts, it has become more upscale over the years and a much sought-after place for New Yorkers to live.

  • Explore: SoHo Guide
  • To Do: New York Fire Museum, Shopping, Art Galleries, Brunch & Restaurants, Broken Kilometer & Earth Room

SoHo NYC Guide

Tribeca & The Battery

Tribeca Tribeca (TRI-angle BE-low CA-nal) NYC, is home of the namesake Film Festival, Robert De Niro’s pet project, created to promote commerce downtown after 9/11. He also owns several hotels and restaurants in the area and is spotted quite frequently. Tribeca was also the home of JFK Jr and Caroline Bessette Kennedy before their tragic death in 1999 and is filled with old warehouses, now converted into lofts, beautiful views of the Hudson River and Statue of Liberty along the West Side Highway, excellent restaurants, families, parks and NYC history.

  • Explore: Tribeca & The Battery
  • To Do: Hudson River Park and River Promenade, Statue of Liberty Views, Upscale & Casual Dining

Tribeca Neighborhood Guide

Financial District and Wall Street

The Financial District (FiDi), at the southern tip of NYC, is one of NYC's most bustling business and tourist areas, from Monday to Friday and is near dead on the weekends. Sights include the 9-11 Memorial & Museum, Wall Street, One World Observatory, The American Stock Exchange, the Charging Bull, the Fearless Girl and views of the Statue of Liberty.

Financial District and Wall Street Guide

Upper East Side NYC

The Upper East Side is an upscale, residential neighborhood and home to Museum Mile, some uber-upscale shopping and Gracie Mansion. The homes on Fifth Avenue, along Central Park, are some of the most exclusive in all of Manhattan. You've likely seen the Upper East Side on Gossip Girl, Sex and the City, The Real Housewives of New York, I Love Lucy, Breakfast at Tiffany's and dozens of other times on your screens.

Upper East Side NYC Free Map Guide

Midtown East

Midtown East is a huge tourist, commercial and residential area. Around 5th Ave, the neighborhood is home to many tourist attractions, such as St. Patrick's Cathedral, Rockefeller Center, Top of the Rock and Radio City Music Hall. Bryant Park, the New York Public Library and Grand Central Station are close together just south. Moving towards 3rd Ave and further east, the area is more residential, and generally, the restaurants are better and more affordable, with the UN being the only attraction in that part of the neighborhood.

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Union Square, Flatiron, NoMad, Gramercy

Union Square (my hood!), the Flatiron District and NoMad all have a mix of residence and business tenants. Additionally, colleges such as NYU, The New School and FIT dominate the area, making it very fun and lively. It is one of the best dining and nightlife areas in Manhattan, with something for every palate and budget and offers fabulous hotels of all kinds.

Union Square, Flatiron, NoMad, Gramercy Free Map Guide

East Village

While originally part of the Lower East Side, an immigrant neighborhood, the East Village, has separated itself and become home to some of the City’s best restaurants, shops and nightlife. It is full of character, diversity, fine dining, shops and live music, and includes a subsection named “Alphabet City.” East Village culture ranges from tattoo parlors and “dive bars” to some of New York City’s nicest hip and trendy hotels.

  • Explore: East Village
  • To Do: Blue Man Group & Stomp, St. Mark's Place, Nightlife, Speakeasies, Curry Lane

East Village NYC Free Map Guide

Lower East Side NYC

Traditionally, the Lower East Side was a working class immigrant neighborhood (think “Gangs of New York”). Today it is a wonderfully ethnic and diverse neighborhood and serves as a shopping, dining and nightlife destination for many NYC locals. Even with all its modern upgrades, the LES retains a large amount of its history, especially it’s Jewish, Polish, Irish and Italian cultures. The LES also has one of the best selections of hotels in NYC - tons of boutique hotels with amenities, rooftops, skyline views and seconds from 1000s of cool restaurants and hot spots.

Lower East Side NY Guide

Chinatown NYC

Chinatown NYC is a small, but very densely packed area of shops and restaurants. It is really fun to walk around, enjoy the culture, pick up some souvenirs, and most definitely, eat some delicious and affordable Dim Sum, dumplings, pork buns and other amazing Chinese cuisines.

  • Explore: Chinatown NYC Guide Guide
  • To Do: Museum of Chinese in America (MOCA), Mahayana Buddhist Temple, Dim Sum & Dumplings

Chinatown NYC Free Map Guide

Little Italy NYC

Little Italy NYC Guide is a just a few blocks, with tons of outdoor restaurants and owners promising free wine and sangria to lure you in. Puglia is a favorite restaurant for families with their live singing and kids standing on their chairs waving napkins. Visit the new Italian American Museum, which tells the story "from Columbus to Cuomo," the original Old St. Patrick's Church and NYC Police Headquarters.

Little Italy NYC Free Map Guide

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New York City – What is Where?

Upper West Side

American Museum of Natural History, Beacon Theatre

Central Park

 

Midtown West/ Hell’s Kitchen

Intrepid Sea, Air and Space Museum, Empire State Building, Madison Square Garden

Times Square/Broadway

Madame Tussaud Wax Museum, New York Broadway Shows, Discovery Center Times Square

Fashion/Garment District

 

Chelsea

 

Meatpacking District

The Highline, Whitney Museum

West Village

 

SoHo

 

Tribeca/Battery Park City

 

Financial District/Wall Street

Statue of Liberty, 9-11 Memorial, 9-11 Museum, One World Observatory

Chinatown

 

Little Italy

 

Lower East Side

Tenement Museum, Museum at Eldridge Street

Greenwich Village/ NoHo

 

East Village

 

Union Square/Flatiron District

 

Midtown East

Top of the Rock, FAO Schwarz, Museum of Modern Art, Rockefeller Center, The Plaza Hotel, St. Patrick’s Cathedral, Grand Central Station

Upper East Side

Metropolitan Museum of Art, Guggenheim Museum, Frick

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Manhattan Neighborhood Map Boundaries

Neighborhood

Boundaries (estimated)

 

Known For

Upper West Side

W 59-110,
Central Park W to the River

 

Museum of Natural History, Lincoln Square

Midtown West/ Hell’s Kitchen

34th to 59th St,
W of 5th Ave

 

Business and tourist area, Diamond District

Times Square/Broadway

W 39th-52nd, 7th-9th Aves
W42-53 and 6th- 8th Aves

 

Tourist and theater area

Fashion/Garment District

W 34th to 42nd Sts
5th to 9th Aves

Chelsea

W14-34
7th to the River

 

Art galleries, nightlife, Hudson River views and activities

Meatpacking District

Gansevoort to W15th and Hudson to the river

 

Ground Zero Museum

West Village

Houston to W14th
6th Ave to the River

 

Many shops and eateries, resident celebrities,

SoHo

Canal to Houston,
Lafayette to Varick

 

Art galleries, shops, restaurants

Tribeca/Battery Park City

Park Pl- Canal, B-way- River west of West Street

 

Residential, old lofts and warehouses, Lady Liberty

Financial District/ Wall Street

below Chambers St

 

Wall Street, Ground Zero, World Trade Centers

Chinatown

Chambers to Delancey,
E B’way to B’way

 

Little Italy

Canal to Broome
along Mulberry

 

Lower East Side

Canal to Houston
and the river to Bowery

 

Old and ethnic. Original NYC immigrant area.

Greenwich Village/

Houston to W14th,
B-way to the Hudson River/

 

NYU, traditionally a Bohemian community with Artists and writers

NoHo

Houston to Astor
and Bowery to B’way

Upscale and unique shops, restaurants, nightlife

East Village

Houston to E14th,
East River to Bowery

 

Hip, trendy, music, nightlife

Union Square/ Flatiron District

E14-17, 4th to University Pl/
E&W16-27, Park Ave S to 6th

 

Greenmarket, shops and dining

Midtown East

42-59 and the river to 5th

 

U.N., Grand Central

Upper East Side

E59-96; the river to 5th
(and E96-110 along 5th)

 

Museum Mile

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