Get to know our neighborhoods.

In this behind-the-scenes video series, NYCGO introduces you to the character and characters that define some of New York City’s best neighborhoods. Learn from locals how to get the most out of your visit—what streets to explore, where to make restaurant reservations or which beloved haunts absolutely cannot be missed.

 

Insider Guide: West Village

The West Village is known as one of the City’s foremost neighborhoods for LGBTQ culture. In this video, we explore the venues that give the neighborhood its character. To find out more, check out our complete guide to the area.


 

Insider Guide: Prospect Heights

Adjacent to Prospect Park, this diverse neighborhood is known for striking architecture, cool cocktail bars and the borough’s most dynamic art museum. To find out more, check out our complete guide to the area.


 

Insider Guide: Belmont/Arthur Avenue

Head to Arthur Avenue to shop and eat authentic Italian fare in the charming Belmont neighborhood. To find out more, check out our complete guide to the area.


 

Insider Guide: Corona

Explore this diverse Queens neighborhood to find homemade Italian ices, first-class tennis, Louis Armstrong’s home and remnants from a pair of world’s fairs. To find out more, check out our complete guide to the area.


 

Insider Guide: St. George

Rugged, historic and charming, St. George is Staten Island's gateway neighborhood, greeting passengers who disembark from the Staten Island Ferry with cultural attractions, casual restaurants, nautical history and Victorian architecture. To find out more, check out our complete guide to the area.


 

Insider Guide: Governors Island

This New York Harbor destination features sprawling green spaces, striking views of the City skyline and plenty of shaded alcoves—making it just right for relaxing on a hot and hazy day. To find out more, check out our complete guide to Governors Island.


 

Insider Guide: Coney Island

For more than a century, this Brooklyn neighborhood is where New Yorkers have come to play. To find out why, check out our complete guide to Coney Island.


 

Insider Guide: The Flatiron District

This Manhattan neighborhood's historic charm dovetails flawlessly with the new shops, restaurants and nightspots that keep sprouting up. For more about what to do and where to stay nearby, check out our complete guide to the Flatiron District.


 

Insider Guide: The South Bronx's Grand Concourse

This close-knit area is perfect for a day trip. It's packed with cultural attractions, homey restaurants and hip-hop history, all a quick subway ride from Midtown. For more about what to do and where to stay nearby, check out our complete guide to the South Bronx's Grand Concourse.


 

Insider Guide: The East Village

Find the pulse of the neighborhood that spawned NYC’s punk movement at the independent bookstores, vintage shops, cabaret stages and rock ’n’ roll bars that keep the spirit alive. For more about what to do and where to stay nearby, check out our complete guide to the East Village.


 

Insider Guide: Sunset Park

Venture off the beaten path for ethnic food, a historic cemetery and a chocolate factory. For more about what to do and where to stay nearby, check out our complete guide to Sunset Park.


 

Insider Guide: Harlem

This capital of African-American culture is a hotbed for music, dining and the arts. For more about what to do and where to stay nearby, check out our complete guide to Harlem.


 

Insider Guide: The Upper West Side

Historic architecture, venerable shops and cultural institutions—plus proximity to two of the City's major parks—make this neighborhood a must-visit destination. For more about what to do and where to stay nearby, check out our complete guide to the Upper West Side.


 

Insider Guide: Astoria

Find a thriving Greek culture and the roots of NYC’s entertainment industry in this neighborhood, home to the oldest operating movie studio in the United States. For more about what to do and where to stay nearby, check out our complete guide to Astoria.


 

Insider Guide: Williamsburg

Hear from longtime residents who make some of the beer, food, jewelry and music that give this enclave—whose name has become synonymous with "cool"—its cachet. For more about what to do and where to stay nearby, check out our complete guide to Williamsburg.


 

Insider Guide: The Meatpacking District

Known for its nightlife, this Manhattan neighborhood is also home to welcoming green spaces, high-end shopping, art galleries and, yes, meat markets. For more about what to do and where to stay nearby, check out our complete guide to the Meatpacking District.


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