Neighborhoods of New York
The districts of New York are practically separate cities with their own history and characteristics. It is useful for travelers to know that the components of the city are not only municipal ones marked on the map, but also conditional areas (places of settlement of ethnic or social groups of residents).
Names and Descriptions of New York City Boroughs
- Manhattan: this area is subdivided into several quarters, which include Downtown (the quarter is characterized by the absence of a geometrically correct layout of streets - they have not numbers, but their own names), Midtown (the tallest skyscrapers brought him fame), Chinatown (this quarter is famous for Chinese restaurants and theaters ; it should not be deprived of your attention during the celebration of the Chinese New Year, when funny carnival performances are held here), Little Italy (in local shops and restaurants you can buy olive oil, parmesan, ham, Italian sausages; and every year, St. Anthony and St. Januarius, in which you should take part and take colorful photos), Greenwich Village (theaters and open-air exhibition areas are concentrated in this respectable area).
- Bronx: Due to the high crime rate, tourists are not advised to stay in the area, and even more so, to walk in it at night.
- Brooklyn: The area is famous for its old houses and churches, and due to the fairly affordable housing prices, the area is home to a lot of expats.
- Queens (location of LaGuardia and John F. Kennedy airports): includes planned residential areas (townships) with residential areas, parks and squares. If we talk about conditional districts of Queens, then, for example, Astoria is inhabited by Greek emigrants, and Jamaica - by African Americans..
- Staten Island (located on the island of the same name, this area can be reached via the Verrazano Bridge or by ferry): invites guests to visit sports complexes, see cultural and historical monuments, as well as attend cultural events.
Attractions of the main areas
In Manhattan, it is worth walking along Broadway (along this street there are theaters, shopping malls, cafes and restaurants) and Walt Street (the place where stock exchanges and banks are concentrated), explore St. Paul's Church and the Gray-Sea mansion.
A daytime recreation program in the Bronx should include visits to Bronx Park, the zoo, the Botanical Gardens, Yankee Stadium, as well as walking along Fordham Road and along the Harlem River embankment..
On excursions in Brooklyn, you will be offered to visit Greenwood Cemetery (looks almost like a park) and Prospect Park. And walking to the south of Brooklyn, you will find yourself in the Coney Island quarter - here you will find a beach and an amusement park.
And in Queens, the West Side Tennis Club, Flushing Meadows Crown Park (capsules are buried here for 5000 years; the Queens Art Museum, theater, New York Science Hall, zoo), St. George's Church, Bone House, Unisphere Globe deserve attention. (height - 12 floors).
Where to stay for tourists?
Tourists will find the best hotels in downtown Manhattan (square 3 and 7 avenues). Fans of theaters can be advised to stay in hotels located on Broadway between 42 and 57 streets. Travelers who value comfort and want to book a hotel room at a reasonable price should take a closer look at the Murray Hill area..