Neighborhoods of New York City
The center of life in Manhattan is midtown. It is home to Broadway theaters, Times Square, Grand Central Terminal, Park Avenue, the Waldorf Astoria, Trump Tower, Rockefeller Center, and Central Park South. All the greatest NYC stores are located here. Shopping abounds in this neighborhood.
Greenwich Village is the most beautiful, historic, and oldest neighborhood in the city. It is home to jazz musicians, beat poets, radicals, writers, and folk music, along with some of the oldest buildings and smallest streets in New York City. Learn the history and enjoy the charm of the only neighborhood where the streets run diagonal to the street grid.
Nothing says Chelsea like the elevated Highline Park, the blue chip art galleries, the clubs and cafes in the Meatpacking District, the modern architecture, the Chelsea Sports Piers, all in an old world setting down by the docks of the Hudson River. Exciting, both day and night, experience Manhattan's newest, hippest, and most evolving neighborhood.
SoHo boasts the greatest collection of cast-iron architecture in the world. It began as a 19th century shopping area, and has come full circle today as one of the worlds most famous luxury shopping districts. Combine it with art galleries, the center of the New York furniture world, and many cafes and bars, all make it a must see on your visit to New York. The architecture alone makes it worth a visit!
Where American history comes alive. Walk on Dutch lanes from the Battery to Wall Street, from the Brooklyn Bridge to the Hudson River. Learn about George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, and hear about King George’s statue, with his fence still standing. You will see the last British Crown in New York, and tour the only remaining building from George Washington's time. Of course Wall Street also means banking, the stock markets, J.P. Morgan and the history of high finance. This is where America began.
Lower Eastside LES
The Lower East Side is Manhattan’s newest grit-meets-glam district. Best known for trendy bars and art galleries along with the New Museum, which opened in the 2005. Prior to this, it was home to over 2 million poor immigrants who made it their first home in America. It has gone from Irish and German, Italian and Jewish to hipster and fashionable in just over 150 years.
Black Harlem started in 1905 and was in full swing by the 1920's. The center of Harlem has always been 135th Street and Lenox Avenue, home of the Carnegie Library and Lincoln Theater. Strivers Row is located in the Lenox Hill Historic District. The Abyssinian Baptist Church founded in 1808 in lower Manhattan was formed to minister to Ethiopian seaman. Today it is Harlem's most important church. The famed Apollo Theatre is located on 125th Street.
Riverside Drive and Riverside Park
Explore two parks from different time periods; merged by master planner Robert Moses to complete one of New York’s finest residential neighborhoods. Examples of the city’s finest architecture and parkland can be found in this exclusive neighborhood.
Coney Island, Brooklyn
Visit the Boardwalk and see the birthplace of the amusement park. Have a Nathan’s hotdog, plus experience ‘Little Russia’ at Brighton Beach and see fine views of Lower New York Bay. A very unique New York experience!