Boroughs & Neighborhoods

Manhattan

When people think of New York City, Manhattan is often the first place they picture. It’s no wonder: the borough is home to big-name attractions, such as Central Park, the Empire State Building, St. Patrick’s Cathedral, the High Line and One World Observatory; world-class museums, restaurants and concert halls; and the bright lights of Times Square and Broadway. But there's more to the borough than the obvious sights. Manhattan contains charming neighborhoods and hidden green spaces, trendy boutiques and classic bars. Read on and explore.

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Neighborhood Guides in Manhattan

Battery Park City

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Battery Park City

Soaring towers and a stunning waterfront define this Lower Manhattan neighborhood.

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Central Park

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Central Park

Visit one of the world’s most famous parks.

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Chelsea

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Chelsea

See some of NYC’s best contemporary art.

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Chinatown

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Chinatown

Explore Buddhist temples, curio shops and dim sum palaces.

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East Harlem

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East Harlem

The traditionally Hispanic area, known as "El Barrio," is packed with culture, food and art.

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East Village

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East Village

Experience the historic home of American counterculture.

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Flatiron District

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Flatiron District

This neighborhood is known for the Flatiron Building, an iconic example of NYC architecture.

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Governors Island

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Governors Island

The former military outpost has become a summertime destination.

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Gramercy

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Gramercy

Manhattan’s only private park is one highlight of this tony neighborhood.

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Greenwich Village

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Greenwich Village

This homey, historic neighborhood is great for people-watching.

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Harlem

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Harlem

Head uptown for jazz, art and all kinds of comfort food.

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Hell's Kitchen

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Hell's Kitchen

Head west for food and fun.

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Koreatown

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Koreatown

Immerse yourself in Korean cuisine, culture and nightlife.

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Little Italy

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Little Italy

Experience Manhattan’s vibrant Italian-American culture.

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Lower East Side

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Lower East Side

Experience thrilling nightlife and echoes of a gritty past.

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Lower Manhattan

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Lower Manhattan

Explore towering symbols of American history and finance.

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Meatpacking District

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Meatpacking District

The once-gritty neighborhood is now defined by the high life.

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Midtown

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Midtown

The center of Manhattan pulses with glamour and electricity.

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Murray Hill

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Murray Hill

Vibrant cultural institutions line these stately Manhattan blocks.

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NoHo

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NoHo

One of Manhattan’s smallest neighborhoods looms large.

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NoLIta

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NoLIta

Stroll the charming side streets of this downtown Manhattan neighborhood.

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Roosevelt Island

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Roosevelt Island

This little island off Manhattan’s east side offers beautiful views and fascinating glimpses of NYC’s past.

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SoHo

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SoHo

This trendy neighborhood is one of Manhattan’s fashion capitals.

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Times Square

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Times Square

Times Square’s spectacle makes for a big, bold New York experience.

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