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#SeeYourCity Neighborhood Highlights: Crown Heights

With a cross section of cultures on exhibit, the Brooklyn Museum is a fitting gateway to the Crown Heights neighborhood. The area’s population is reflected by its food scene, which includes a beer hall hosting several Smorgasburg vendors, not to mention Mexican, Italian and New American restaurants sure to keep taste buds hopping.

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#SeeYourCity Neighborhood Highlights: Lower East Side

For a neighborhood so steeped in history, the Lower East Side is surprisingly modern. The New Museum is a landmark as contemporary as the art it exhibits; chase a visit there with craft cocktails at a posh rooftop lounge. For every new gallery or bar, there’s a vestige of the past—like a century-old family deli or a tenement building from 1863.

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#SeeYourCity Neighborhood Highlights: Corona

A tour of Louis Armstrong’s perfectly preserved Corona home offers a glimpse into the jazz legend’s daily life. Walk from there to Flushing Meadows Corona Park for landscapes, landmarks and museums. Or simply stroll through the neighborhood streets for authentic Latin American treats—and some legendary Italian ice.

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#SeeYourCity Neighborhood Highlights: Randall Manor

Come for the history, stay for the scenery. At the heart of this old-world maritime neighborhood is Snug Harbor Cultural Center & Botanical Garden, a vast property where museums are set amidst nine stunning gardens and 10 acres of wetlands. A wander around Randall Manor reveals even more parks, plus plenty of cozy options for food and brews.

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#SeeYourCity Neighborhood Highlights: Sunset Park

Among Sunset Park’s eclectic offerings is Industry City, an impressive hub of dining, shopping and arts venues, with waterfront space showcasing the area’s famous harbor views. Beyond it, you’ll find a bit of everything: a classic bowling alley, Mexican seafood, a fabled cemetery and the neighborhood’s very own Chinatown.

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#SeeYourCity Neighborhood Highlights: Belmont/Arthur Ave.

Warning: Belmont may turn you into a bit of a food snob. Lining Arthur Avenue are the restaurants and markets responsible for its reputation as NYC’s “real Little Italy.” You’ll want to stock up on all the fresh mozz, meat, pastries and pork you can carry—so start with a leisurely lunch followed by local brews at the Bronx Beer Hall.

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#SeeYourCity Neighborhood Highlights: Cobble Hill

No filter is needed in Cobble Hill, where tree-lined streets are flanked by stately brownstones. Your stroll through the picturesque Historic District could conclude with an Old Fashioned cocktail at an old-fashioned tavern, or a stop at one of many local, family-owned establishments.

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#SeeYourCity Neighborhood Highlights: Fordham

Where can you go from gorillas to undergrads? Between the Bronx Zoo and its namesake university, Fordham brings bustle to the Bronx. Take a stroll through Van Cortlandt Park or tour historic houses before exploring the main thoroughfare, Fordham Road. If shopping turns to schlepping, break for pizza or Puerto Rican food.

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#SeeYourCity Neighborhood Highlights: St. George

Set sail for new shores—without leaving NYC. Two blocks from the ferry terminal in St. George, you’ll find the Staten Island Museum’s historical art and artifacts, plus a natural science exhibit. Other local treasures include 19th-century architecture, Staten Island’s own brewery and a glittering theater dating back to 1929.

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#SeeYourCity Neighborhood Highlights: Harlem

To feast on Harlem’s cultural offerings is to keep the neighborhood’s legacy alive. An evening of entertainment at the world-famous Apollo Theater is best begun with a hearty helping of soul food from a down-home eatery and capped off with a nightcap at an old jazz haunt. Join us in exploring this electric neighborhood just the way history intended.

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#SeeYourCity Neighborhood Highlights: Flushing

Flushing is quintessential Queens: culture, history and scenery abound. It borders Flushing Meadows Corona Park, where landmarks like the Queens Museum remain from not one but two World’s Fairs. The adjoining botanical garden is also worth a lengthy stroll; fuel the excursion with world-famous dumplings and other Asian eats.

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#SeeYourCity Neighborhood Highlights: Long Island City

If the neighborhood’s sculpture-studded shoreline doesn’t do the trick, consider Long Island City’s art institutions—they’ll leave you breathless. The longest standing is MoMA PS1, home to experimental exhibits. After a visual feast, let your remaining senses be dazzled by the many hip eateries and beer halls nearby.

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#SeeYourCity Neighborhood Highlights: Lower Manhattan

Experience the latest chapter in Lower Manhattan’s history. The streets once walked by our Founding Fathers hum with activity; start early to beat the crowds at Century 21—a legendary shopping destination—and then move on to the museums, landmarks and bars that keep this neighborhood hopping.

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Where trendy nightlife mingles with history
Jazz history, Latin food and legendary Italian ices
Greek structures amid green spaces
Waterfront melting pot and innovation hub
A journey on foot through old-world Italia
Clusters of brownstones, fit for a postcard
From botanical treasures to bustling thoroughfares
Food, art and concerts just off the ferry
History, jazz and a side of soul food
Sports landmarks and lush landscapes
Industrial hub turned modern-art oasis
Towering marvels where the City began
Museums, families and local flavor abound

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