What Are the Things You Can Do in NYC Neighborhoods?

New York (NY) is a city of famous neighborhoods with endless options for shopping, sightseeing and eating. Some of the world’s most famous events take place in NYC. Big art exhibitions and festivals, musical performances and holiday parades take place in this vibrant city.

The five famous boroughs of NYC are The Bronx, Brooklyn, Manhattan, Queens and Staten Island. New York City derives its unique personality from the hundreds of small communities that have made the city its home.

The Bronx

The Bronx is famous all over the world as home to the New York Yankees, New York Botanical Garden and the Bronx Zoo.

  • Arthur Avenue and Belmont – Arthur Avenue is lined with markets and restaurants that are responsible for its reputation as New York’s “real Little Italy”. The bakeries, welcoming shops and restaurants are a great place to buy and enjoy Italian food.

 

  • City Island – The City Island is a quaint little seaside escape within the city limits. The village is full of waterfront restaurants and yacht clubs. Fresh sea food and scuba diving are popular with visitors.

 

  • Fordham – This neighbourhood gets its name from the famous Fordham university. It is located in the vicinity of the Bronx Zoo that attracts millions of visitors each year.

 

Brooklyn

Brooklyn offers varied attractions for every type of traveller. If you love music head to Williamsburg, so that you can hear live music each night. Love sports then root for the home team, as there is basketball and pro-hockey at Barclays Center in Downtown Brooklyn. If you think the best things in life are free, you can choose to walk across the scenic Brooklyn Heights promenade or across the Brooklyn Bridge.

  • Coney Island – This is the legendary amusement district of NYC. It is not just a theme park and has many attractions like the Wonder Wheel, Cyclone Roller Coaster and Nathan’s famous hot dogs that has made it a favorite for all.

 

  • WilliamsBurg – Indie music performances, shops run by local artisans and gallery shows have given this place a hipster vibe. It has one of the most exciting nightlife neighbourhoods in New York and is also home to the trendiest clubs and restaurants.

 

  • Brooklyn Bridge – The bridge has been celebrated and immortalized in movies and songs. The 1,595-foot bridge completed in 1883 has gothic towers that sets it apart from other famous bridges. A walk or ride on the bridge can help you enjoy the sights and sounds along the river.

Manhattan

Manhattan is usually the first thing that comes to mind when people think of New York City. The borough is home to some big-time attractions such as St. Patricks Cathedral, Empire State Building, Central Park and One World Observatory. It also has world class museums and concert halls.

  • Times Square – Times Square is as New York as it can get. Everything here is high voltage and massive with themed restaurants and the Broadway being real big favourites.

 

  • Central Park – The 843-acre green space is an urban oasis. It has peaceful bodies of water, rolling meadows and stunning vistas. This place brings a sense a calm to the fast-paced New York City. Biking, fishing, hiking and skating are the range of activities you can do at the park.

 

  • Chelsea – This place is known as the art district of Manhattan. The art galleries exhibit work of established and emerging artists. The neighbourhood has some famous night clubs and excellent eateries.

 

Queens

The borough features attractions to satisfy people of nearly every taste. If you are a sports lover watch the New York Mets play baseball at Citi Field or see the U.S. Open feature the best players in tennis competing for the title.

  • Long Island City – The Long Island City has the most exciting art scene in New York. The 19th and 20th century industrial buildings that had dotted the neighbourhood have now been converted into studios, museums and art galleries.

 

  • Corona – It is one of the best places to get authentic cuisine from Mexico and Cuba. If you love homemade tortillas then this is the place to come in NY.

 

  • Flushing – If you are a sports enthusiast then Flushing is a place to visit. Citi Field and USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center are popular sporting attractions of this place.

 

Staten Island

The borough is renowned for its beaches, museums and historic landmarks. It has NYC largest forest preserve in the Staten Island Greenbelt.

  • George – The waterfront neighbourhood has the city’s oldest concert halls. The 630 feet tall Staten Island Wheel is set to transform the skyline of the city.

 

  • Richmond Town – It has one of the oldest neighbourhoods of the city and has been preserved as it was during the colonial times. The 17th and 19th century buildings are popular attractions.

 

  • Randall Manor – Botanical gardens, historical buildings and wetlands provide a peaceful retreat from the fast-paced city life.