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New York City Neighbourhoods

The five boroughs of New York City

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Home to the most recognisable skyline in the world, Manhattan is where you'll find New York's most iconic landmarks and famous streets that feel like movie scenes.

And within Manhattan itself, you've got a whole whost of smaller neighbourhoods to explore. Depending on your interests, knowing about each area can help you to pick the perfect location to stay whilst your here...

Brooklyn Bridge New York


Head across the bridge to Brooklyn and you'll find some of New York's best hidden gems. Think stylish boutiques, trendy late night bars, live music and charming little independent eateries. 

Top things to do in Brooklyn: 

  • Walk across the iconic Brooklyn Bridge
  • Jump on a rollercoaster at Coney Island
  • Go treasure hunting at Brooklyn Flea Market
  • Chow down on pancakes, fried chicken and ice-cream at Time Out Market New York
  • Meander round Brooklyn Botanic Garden
New York - Queens


Queens is the largest neighbourhood in NYC, and the most culturally diverse. A day in Queens can take you to China, Korea, India, Greece and Colombia in one day! You'll also find world-class sports venues and excellent museums.


Top things to do in Queens: 


  • Hit the beach! There's two: Rockaway Beach and Jacob Riis Park Beach
  • See a baseball game at Citifield
  • Check out the original Yoda puppet at the Museum of the Moving Image
  • Get cultural at MoMA PS1, Queens Museum and New York Hall of Science
New York - The Bronx- Train

The Bronx

As the birthplace of hip-hop (and J.Lo), the home of the oldest golf club in the US, not to mention THE place to go for authentic Italian food, The Bronx's is a vibrant neighbourhood with rich culture and history that's begging to be explored.


Top things to do in The Bronx: 


  • Visit the iconic Yankee Stadium
  • Grab some pizza in Arthur Avenue - The Bronx's very own Little Italy
  • Do a tour of The Bronx street art
  • Stop and smell the flowers at New York Botanical Garden
  • Step inside the home of poet Edgar Allan
New York - Staten Island

Staten Island

With more natural greenery than any other borough, in Staten Island you'll find lush parks, chilled beaches and architectural landmarks - plus the famous Staten Island Ferry is a thrilling attraction in its own right, and a fabulous way to see the NYC skyline.


Top things to do in Staten Island: 


  • Set sail on the Staten Island Ferry
  • Find your zen at the Chinese Scholar's Garden
  • Go back in time at living history museum Historic Richmond Town
  • Get your skates on at RollerJam USA roller disco

Around the world in one city

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New York City is made up of a kaleidescope of different cultures, religions, traditions and languages.

Thanks to the millions of Europeans, Asians and Latin Americans that made New York their home early in the 20th century, the city today is a real celebration of global cultures, many of which are reflected in the dozens of ethnic enclaves scattered throughout the city.

Take a walk around these micro-neighbourhoods and you'll not only find the very best and authentic grub, but you'll also get a real flavour for New York's immigrant history and what it means to be a true New Yorker today.

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