Boroughs and Neighbourhoods in New York

New York Boroughs

New York has five different boroughs: The Bronx, Queens, Brooklyn, Staten Island and Manhattan. These five New York boroughs all have a different vibe and interesting culture. Each borough is different from another. Queens is the biggest borough, whereas Manhattan is the smallest by area. Below you can find more information about each borough and what to do there! If you are ever lost and wonder where you are at exactly, just use my free New York app. Thanks to GPS you’ll know immediately where you are in New York, even when you don’t have wifi.

Brooklyn in New York

Brooklyn is New York’s most populated borough, with over 2.6 million inhabitants. The name Brooklyn derives from the city of Breukelen in the Netherlands. In addition to the Dutch, Brooklyn’s…

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The Bronx in New York

The Bronx has been part of New York City since 1874 and has slightly fewer residents than Manhattan, but it is almost twice the size with 109 square kilometres. The…

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Queens in New York

Queens is one of New Yorks’ five boroughs. Situated East of Manhattan and above Brooklyn, it shares water borders with The Bronx and Manhattan. With over 2.3 million residents, it…

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Staten Island in New York

Staten Island is one of the five boroughs in New York. Most NewYork.com.au visitors will not have this borough listed in their Top 10 to explore in depth. Even so,…

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New York Neighbourhoods

The neighbourhoods in New York are iconic and belong to the reputation of the big city of dreams. Think about Chinatown, SoHo and the Meatpacking District. One moment you could be in one of the neighbourhoods, and suddenly you’re in the next. There’s a reason they call New York City the melting pot! Want to know what to do, where to wine and dine in each of these neighbourhoods and where famous New York sights and attractions are located? Look no further!

Times Square in New York

Times Square in New York is the most visited place of Manhattan. This square, also known as ‘The Crossroads of the World’, has dozens of bright LED screens and is…

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Hudson Yards in New York

Hudson Yards in New York is Manhattan’s latest neighbourhood. Hudson Yards is located at High Line Park, on the West Side of Midtown Manhattan. On the North and South Side…

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Hell’s Kitchen (Clinton) in New York

Hell’s Kitchen in New York used to be a bad area, but stands out nowadays because of its abundance of nice little bars and restaurants. No New Yorker knows the…

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Governors Island New York

Governors Island in New York is a small island 5 minutes away from Downtown Manhattan. The island is the place to escape the urban jungle, to have a stunning view…

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Roosevelt Island in New York

Roosevelt Island in New York is located on the East River. The island was named after the former president of the United States, Franklin D. Roosevelt, and belongs to the…

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Neighbourhood: Harlem in New York

Tourists often question the safety of Harlem New York: they think New York is a dangerous city. However, this opinion comes from the 80’s and early 90’s, when there was…

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The Meatpacking District in New York

The Meatpacking District in New York is a district in Manhattan which runs roughly from West 14th Street to Gansevoort Street and the Hudson River to Hudson Street. In recent…

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Little Italy in New York

In recent years, Little Italy in New York is gradually being taken over by the expansion of Chinatown. The Italian influence is diminishing as well, due to the original residents moving…

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Neighbourhood: Midtown Manhattan

Manhattan is considered the main district of New York City. Midtown Manhattan is one of the 3 parts of the island of Manhattan in New York (along with Uptown and…

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Chinatown in New York

A wonderful neighborhood to walk through is Chinatown in New York. Nowadays it’s roughly located between Broadway on the west side and East Broadway on the east, and Delancey Street…

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Neighborhood: Upper West Side in New York

A nice neighbourhood to live in is the Upper West Side. Roughly it is that part of Manhattan West of Central Park. There are those that say that it ends…

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Civic Center in New York

Civic Center in New York is a district bound in the west by Tribeca at Broadway and in the north by China Town at Worth Street. In the east by…

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Upper East Side in New York

Are you a museum lover? Then you certainly have to pay a visit to the Upper East Side in New York. This is where the “Museum Mile” is located, an…

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SoHo in New York

SoHo in New York: did you know that this cool name is nothing but an abbreviation for ‘South of Houston’? And that ‘Houston’ is pronounced as ‘house-ton’ as opposed to…

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Lower East Side in New York

Lower East Side in New York is a neighbourhood in Manhattan, between Lower Manhattan and Brooklyn – between Manhattan Bridge and Williamsburg Bridge. This area used to be inhabited by…

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Williamsburg in Brooklyn

Williamsburg in Brooklyn is a hip, artistic neighbourhood in New York. Due to a historical influx of a wide variety of nationalities, Williamsburg is a diverse neighbourhood, with influences from…

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Theater District in New York

The Theater District in New York is the main hub for entertainment in the city. The district stretches from West 40th Street to West 54th Street and from West 6th…

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West Village in New York

West Village in New York is a neighbourhood in Manhattan. It’s a residential area, but one full of nice shops and restaurants – and lots of celebrities as well! To…

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Greenwich Village in New York

Greenwich Village in New York, also known as ‘West Village’ or fondly called ‘The Village’, is located in Manhattan. The area’s intimate, European vibe, with its relatively low buildings, makes…

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Lower Manhattan and the Financial District in New York

Lower Manhattan and the Financial District in New York are the heart of the city when it comes to finance and law. The World Trade Center’s iconic Twin Towers used…

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East Village in New York

The East Village in New York is probably my favourite neighbourhood. Not without reason: I lived here for a while. And I’m not the only one who is fond of…

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Long Island City New York

Long Island City New York is situated near the East River, east of Manhattan. It’s known for its waterside parks, lively art scene and continuous change and renewal. I see…

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TriBeCa in New York

TriBeCa in New York can be found in Lower Manhattan. Where exactly? Well, it’s all in the name. TriBeCa is an acronym for ‘Triangle Below Canal Street’. That means the…

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Coney Island in New York

Coney Island is a colourful peninsula with 60,000 inhabitants, situated in south-west Brooklyn. The peninsula is known for its large beach. When visiting Coney Island, you’ll experience the fun fair-like…

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