New York Neighborhoods

Visit The 5 Neighborhoods Of New York: All Visits & Activities

New York is a city full of surprises, and if we often tend to limit it to the Manhattan district, the Big Apple is nevertheless much larger than it seems! The five districts of New York are simply gigantic! So if you want to discover New York long, wide and across, you will surely need a map and a guide to help you find the best addresses and better understand the different boroughs of New York. You are in the right place, here is the complete detail of the districts of New York.

What Are The 5 Main Neighborhoods In New York?

In fact, it is above all necessary to clarify an important point: New York is made up of 5 boroughs (we could compare them to the arrondissements in large French cities), themselves divided into dozens of districts: Manhattan , Brooklyn , Queens , The Bronx and Staten Island .

Knowing where the different neighborhoods of New York are located will also allow you to better organize your stay and your visits. It’s really important not to waste time on a first trip to New York.

Here is a small map to help you better locate yourself geographically in New York.

Manhattan: The Upscale Neighborhood

You should certainly already know it, but Manhattan is the must-see district if you decide to visit New York! This is where you’ll find most of New York’s iconic attractions and where you’ll actually see the filming locations of some movies and series. So it would be best if you focus on this very dynamic neighborhood if you’re only staying a few days, especially if it’s your first time in NY!

To help you find your way around, do not hesitate to bring a map of Manhattan , like the one opposite. This will allow you to better move around the alleys and more easily identify attractions and activities to do in the neighborhood

The island of Manhattan has about thirty sub-districts divided into 5 main sections: Upper Manhattan, Midtown Manhattan, Lower Manhattan, Harlem and Washington Heights.

Among the most popular sub-districts you will find: the Financial District, Hell’s Kitchen , Chelsea, Meatpacking District, SoHo , Greenwich Village , Tribeca , Chinatown or Little Italy .

The Cultural Sites Of Manhattan

Manhattan Neighborhood
Manhattan Neighborhood

If the Manhattan district is so popular with tourists, it’s because it’s impossible to get bored!. If you visit New York, you will certainly spend most of your time in Manhattan, discovering the greatest museums in New York . In the following lines, I will find you the list of cultural places not to be missed.

Obviously, you will quickly realize that it is impossible to see everything in one day! Therefore, focus on an era that particularly interests you, or the highlights of a particular museum such as the Metropolitan Museum of Art with the “Temple of Dendur” in the Egyptian Art Department, Japanese battle masks in the arms and armor department, or even famous paintings such as “Tahitian women bathing” by Gauguin.

Metropolitan Museum Of Art (Met)

Metropolitan Museum Of Art
Metropolitan Museum Of Art, New York

The MET is New York’s most visited museum . It is on the Upper East Side , on 5th Avenue (at #1000), at 82nd Street. Bringing together incredible art collections from all over the world , you will have the opportunity to admire works from ancient Greece, Egypt, as well as Islamic, African, Native American, medieval and modern art. Carefully choose the themes you want to discover, because you won’t have time to discover everything at once.

Also take a look at the terrace of the building, at the Roof Garden Cafe , from which you will have a superb view of Central Park

Ticket prices available on the official website of the Metropolitan Museum of Art :

Category Price
Adult $30
Senior (+ 65 years old) $22
Student $17
Child (-12 years old) free

Hours of operation :

  • Sunday, Monday, Tuesday and Thursday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  • Friday and Saturday, 10 a.m. to 9 p.m.
  • Wednesday: closed

If you wish, you can buy an entrance ticket to the MET with a guided tour in the company of an expert guide. The opportunity to learn more about the treasures contained in this famous museum. You will also have access to the VIP terraces on the roof.

Museum Of Modern Art (Moma)

discover moma new york
Discover MOMA new york

The MoMA is a museum dedicated to contemporary art . Located in Midtown, at 11 West 53rd Street, the museum exhibits on six levels the paintings of the most famous painters in the world, such as “Les Demoiselles d’Avignon” by Picasso , “Le Baigneur” by Paul Cézanne or “Les Montres molles by Dalí . Besides, the building itself is magnificent and the helicopter suspended from the ceiling of the entrance hall is a photo not to be missed!.

A word of advice: to visit the MoMA, choose in advance the works or periods that you really want to discover, because it would take you more than a day to see everything in detail!

Category Price
Adult 24 €
Senior (+ 65 years old) 17 €
Student 14 €
Child (- 16 years old) free

*Note that every Friday evening , admission to MoMA becomes free from 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m..

Hours of operation :

  • Sunday to Friday, 10:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
  • Saturday, 10:30 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Think about the tourist pass

If during your stay in New York, you plan to discover the city’s flagship activities, I advise you to opt for the New York City Pass . It will allow you to enjoy various advantages including access to 5 main tourist sites , including the Empire State Building and the New York Museum of Natural History. You will then have to make a choice for the other 3 activities. This pass, which costs €120, will save you time and money on your trip.

Guggenheim Museum

The Guggenheim Museum is worth visiting for two reasons. On the one hand, there is a sublime permanent collection of modern and contemporary art . On the other hand, it is an opportunity to admire the avant-garde architecture of the interior of this spiral-shaped building. Among the most popular works, don’t miss those of Degas, Gauguin, Picasso, Chagall or Kandinsky. The museum is also located on the Upper East Side, on 5th Avenue (at n°1071) between 88th and 89th streets.

Category Price
Adult 24 €
Senior (+ 65 years old) 17 €
Student 17 €
Child (- 12 years old) free

Hours of operation :

  • Sunday to Friday, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.
  • Saturday, 11 a.m. to 8 p.m.

American Museum Of Natural History

The Natural History Museum New York
The Natural History Museum, New York

With its collection of more than 32,000 animals, stones and fossils, the American Museum of Natural History is the largest natural history museum in the world! It is located at the corner of Central Park West and 79th Street and is open daily from 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Like many great New York museums, it is impossible to visit in a day. You will have to make a choice among the 45 showrooms , spread over 3 floors

Among the exhibits that will leave a lasting impression on you are dinosaur skeletons , a life-size reconstruction of a blue whale , and the largest blue sapphire in the world (the “Star of India”).

  Adult Reduced price* Child
standard input 27 € 21 € 16 €
standard input + 1 33 € 26 € 19 €
Standard input + ALL 37 € 30 € 23 €

* Reduced price: senior (60+) and student

  • Standard admission includes admission to the American Museum of Natural History
  • Standard admission + 1 includes admission to the American Museum of Natural History + permanent exhibition + Rose Center for Earth and Space + 1 temporary exhibition OR giant screen film OR Space Show
  • Standard admission + EVERYTHING includes admission to the American Museum of Natural History + permanent exhibit + Rose Center for Earth and Space + 1 temporary exhibit + giant screen movie + Space Show

You will also find small museums in Chelsea . Check it out, especially to visit the Chelsea Gallery District , where old warehouses have been transformed into contemporary art galleries (there are around 200 smaller galleries).

Also go discover Greenwich Village , the neighborhood where many artists have settled, such as John Lennon, Jimi Hendrix, Simon & Garfunkel or Jack Kerouac and take the opportunity to listen to jazz in a legendary club, the Blue Note.

The Must-see Places To Visit In Manhattan

Central Park

Central Park New York
Central Park New York

One thing is certain: you cannot discover New York without going through Central Park ! A veritable green lung of the city, this park is a place frequented by both tourists and locals. Take the time to stroll along its large pedestrian avenue (the Mall), to sit on the lawn of Sheep Meadow , to discover its many monuments such as the Bethesda fountain or the Alice in Wonderland sculpture , but also to gather in the square created in memory of John Lennon, the Strawberry Fields .

You can also spend a romantic moment on the famous Bow Bridge , navigate in a boat on the different lakes (The Lake, the Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis Reservoir…), rent a bike in Central Park to go around it, and if you have time , discover the animals of his zoo..

If you want to explore the park in its entirety and learn more about its history and how it has changed over the years, I recommend taking a Central Park bike tour . Accompanied by a licensed NYC tour guide, you won’t miss any historic landmarks and famous viewpoints in this iconic park!

And if you’re not too sporty, you can also opt for the guided tour of Central Park by rickshaw , an alternative where you won’t have to do anything but enjoy the ride.

Times Square

Visit times square New York
Visit times square, New York

Times Square is the symbol of New York, by its gigantism and its excess! Magical place, day and night, this emblematic place will not leave you unmoved. You can admire the spectacle of the lights of the giant screens (and maybe even find yourself on one of them!), spend your money in department stores (Levi’s Store, Disney Store, M&Ms, American Eagle Outfitters, Forever 21…), going to see a musical on Broadway like The Lion King or Mamma Mia! or take your picture with the famous Naked cowboy !

If there’s one thing I recommend you do in Times Square, it’s head to the red steps on the roof of the TKTS ticket office . You can observe a fantastic view of the illuminated crossroads. And if you want to admire Times Square for a drink, why not go to one of the best rooftop bars in New York : the panoramic bar “The View », located on the 48th floor of the Marriott hotel! You won’t be disappointed, I guarantee it.

The Financial District/wall Street

wall street bull statue
Wall Street Bull Statue

The business district, which is located in Midtown, does not really have a great tourist attraction. Nevertheless, this place is worth the detour, if only to come face to face with the famous Charging Bull ! Wall Street’s massive bronze bull weighs over 3 tons and is located in Bowling Green Park . It is said that caressing the private parts of this sculpture will bring luck and prosperity, so give it a try!.


If there’s one place you absolutely must visit during your stay, it’s Ground Zero in Lower Manhattan. At the site of the old twin towers, you will not only find the World Trade Center Memorial dedicated to the victims of the attacks, but also a museum and the new observatory of the city, the One World Observatory. The latter is located at the top of the tallest tower in the city, the One World Trade Center , at no less than 541 meters!

The Flatiron Building

Located in the neighborhood of the same name, the Flatiron Building is a Chicago School Beaux-Arts style building, known for somewhat resembling an iron. Even if you won’t be able to enter the building, take the time to walk past it, take some pictures and wander around the neighborhood, where you will find lots of shops and restaurants.

Grand Central Terminal Station

The monumental Grand Central Terminal station is one of the essential visits during a trip to New York. Take the time to discover its huge hall with its constellations painted on the ceiling and its four-sided clock , but above all go down to the basement to discover the Grand Central Market , a covered market in which you can stock up on specialties.

My favorite activity in New York

If you are visiting NY, I can only recommend that you attend a musical on Broadway ! The choices are many and whether it’s Wicked , Harry Potter , The Lion King , Chicago or even West Side Story , I’m sure you’ll find a show you’ll like. It’s a great opportunity to have an unforgettable time and enjoy yourself. soak up the New York atmosphere!

New York Neighborhoods: What To Do In Manhattan?

Discover The City From Above

New York Helicopter
New York Helicopter

If you think New York City is impressive from below, you haven’t seen it from above yet!. Among the unmissable activities to do during your stay, climbing to the top of one of New York’s skyscrapers is an opportunity to discover the city from another angle. With breathtaking 360° views, not only will you be able to catch a glimpse of Manhattan, but also the other districts and their iconic locations

Several choices are available to you, it’s up to you to make the choice that seems most appropriate to you depending on where you are in the city:

  • One World Observatory : the highest observatory in the city ,
  • Top of the Rock : at the top of Rockefeller Center , a shopping center built by the Rockefeller family. If you visit the city in winter, even better! The place hosts one of the most beautiful ice rinks in New York , installed in front of the large illuminated tree,
  • The Empire State Building , a must-see in the heart of Manhattan.

If you want to combine a panoramic view and a bar, why not head to one of the city’s many rooftops ? For example, you can go to 230 Fifth on 5th Avenue, and enjoy its superb view of the Empire State Building; or on the terrace of the Press Lounge from which you will have an unobstructed view of Midtown, Times Square and the Hudson River. Note that you can access most of Manhattan’s panoramic bars for free!

Discover The City From Even Higher!

If you want to live an unforgettable experience and discover Manhattan and Central Park from even higher, I can only recommend that you take a Helicopter flight in New York ! It is an unforgettable experience that will allow you to have an incredible view of the city. From around €200 , you’ll depart from the Downtown Manhattan Heliport and fly over key points of the city such as Battery Park, Wall Street or Ellis Island and the Statue of Liberty. The experience is expensive and the flight only lasts a few minutes, but it’s a memory that will remain etched in your memory, I guarantee it! Remember to book the activity in advance to be sure you can fly once there.

Walking On The High Line

The High Line is an aerial park built on former railway lines. The walk, which begins at Gansevoort Street at 34th Street, will allow you to discover many neighborhoods in an original way, such as the Meatpacking District or Chelsea .

From the footbridges, you will have superb views of the surroundings (the Empire State Building, 10th Avenue, the docks, the Hudson River …) and can enjoy a superb spectacle during the sunset.

Shopping In Manhattan

Manhattan is definitely the neighborhood you have to go to if you want to do some shopping. If 5th Avenue is a luxury paradise with its Dior, Tiffany or Louboutin boutiques, there are also good deals to be found in the neighborhood.

First, go to Macy’s , one of the symbols of the city. You will find clothing, decoration, furniture, cosmetics, jewelry and many other things. You will even be entitled to a 10% discount as a tourist (ask for your discount voucher at the Visitor Center.)!

Manhattan is also full of outlets where you can buy brand name products at reduced prices. Direction for example Century 21, Bloomingdale’s Outlet, American Outlet or American Outlet Inc. To unearth the top of the top, go rather towards SoHo and Tribeca: these districts are full of designer boutiques.

Moreover, if you are passing through the SoHo district, consider stopping at Dominique Ansel Bakery . You can taste the famous ” Cronut “, a mix between croissant and donut, created by the French pastry chef Dominique Ansel.

Don’t hesitate to take a gourmet break at the Chelsea Market . This covered market is held in the former production factory of the famous Oreo cookie (NABISCO). The industrial-style building, dating from the end of the 19th century, is worth a visit in itself! But it is above all a very pleasant place to have a meal, a snack or just to come and buy fresh produce, bread, Maine lobster, pastries, pastries (brownies, cookies, etc.) or souvenirs. The market is open Monday to Saturday from 7 a.m. to 2 a.m. and Sunday from 8 a.m. to 10 p.m.

Experience A Total Expansion In Chinatown, Little Italy And Harlem

Chinatown New York
Chinatown, New York

Give yourself some time to discover another culture. Destination Chinatown! You can stroll through the Grand Street market and taste its many Chinese specialties, go shopping on Canal Street (Warning: buying counterfeits can get you in trouble at the airport!), touch the belly of the Buddha statue at the Mahayana Buddhist temple , or take a picture of the statue of Confucius. Take the opportunity to take a trip to the Chinese Museum of America or take a tai-chi lesson in Colombus Park.

End your visit by going to Mulberry Street : you will then arrive in Little Italy . Take a tour of Italian delicatessens and stock up on authentic products. Consider visiting Saint Patrick’s Old Cathedral and contemplating the golden figurines placed on the facade of the Puck Building , a building built in 1885.

Obviously, if you visit these districts, you cannot miss the Food Tour of Chinatown and Little Italy ! From €67 per person, wander the streets of these emblematic neighborhoods in search of the best food spots! Accompanied by a guide, you will also learn a lot about the history and heritage of the place. Just remember to book the visit in advance to be sure you can participate.

Among the neighborhoods that will change your scenery, you will also find the Harlem district . Long avoided by tourists, this district is one of the things to do and see absolutely. Visit the Apollo Theater , where the big names in American black music have performed, and head back to the famous Cotton Club .

You can also go listen to gospel in one of Harlem’s churches, the Abyssinian Baptist Church for example, or do some shopping at Malcolm Shabazz Market , the largest African market in the city! You will find in particular a lot of sublime fabrics.

Where To Sleep In Manhattan?

If you have planned your stay, but you do not yet know where to sleep in New York , it is in the Manhattan district that you will find the majority of accommodation. Whether it’s luxury hotels or more affordable hotels, palaces, homestays or hostels, you’re bound to find something to suit you.

Courtyard New York Manhattan/upper East Side

Courtyard New York Manhattan/Upper East Side is a 15-minute walk from the Guggenheim Museum and Central Park, in the heart of the Upper East Side. The rooms are spacious and tastefully decorated and include everything you need to feel at home. Gym and work room will also be at your disposal and you will be staying less than 1.6 km from the metro, very convenient for reaching the city’s points of interest. Depending on the time of year and the time of your reservation, you will have to pay a minimum of €160 per night for a double room.

The Gallery House

The Gallery House is a 2-star establishment offering air-conditioned rooms and suites with vintage and original decoration. The Metropolitan Museum of Art is 5.4 km from the property, while Central Park is 7.1 km away. Some rooms also have a kitchen equipped with an oven. Count at least €170 for one night in a room or a suite.

Brooklyn: The Cosmopolitan District Of New York

Williamsburg Brooklyn
Williamsburg Brooklyn

Brooklyn is the most populous borough in the city (2.5 million inhabitants). It is a cosmopolitan neighborhood in which all ethnic groups live: Whites, African Americans, Asians, Iberians… You will quickly realize this as you walk through the streets, along the red sandstone houses typical of the Brooklyn neighborhood

The Cultural Aspect Of The Neighborhood

Brooklyn is a trendy and artsy neighborhood. One of the biggest museums in New York City, the Brooklyn Museum should be at the top of your to-do list! It houses 1.5 million works and objects from around the world (Asia, Europe, Africa, etc.), and one of the most important collections of Egyptian art.

Category Price

15 €

Senior (+ 65 years old)

10 €


10 €

Youth (0-18 years old)


Located at 200 Eastern Pkwy, Brooklyn, the museum is open Wednesday through Sunday from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. , and the first Saturday of the month from 5 p.m. to 11 p.m. In Brooklyn, you will also find many artist warehouses , designer studios and contemporary art galleries , especially in the sub-district of DUMBO (short for Down Under the Manhattan Bridge Overpass). You will be able to visit them. On the other hand, if it’s for street art that you made the trip, head instead to the sub-district of Bushwick! By the way, if you want, you can even experience the street art of this neighborhood and learn more about local New York street art artists on a guided walking tour of Bushwick Collective’s Street Art.

The Must-see Places In Brooklyn

The Brooklyn Bridge
The Brooklyn Bridge, New York

The first site you will need to visit is the Brooklyn Bridge This bridge that separates Brooklyn from Manhattan is another of the many iconic symbols of New York! It is possible to cross it day or night , which will allow you to obtain two different points of view (ideal for photos!). The 1.5 km walk located 40 meters above the East River will take you between 20 and 40 minutes depending on your stride and your photo breaks.

Right next to it, you will find Brooklyn Bridge Park . Take advantage of this pleasant park for a picnic and admire the view of the Manhattan Skyline and the Brooklyn Bridge.

And if you’re looking for a relaxing spot in the heart of the city, Brooklyn is also home to a superb botanical garden . It is the most visited Botanical Garden in the country, so don’t hesitate to go there to see and smell the thousands of species of plants, flowers and trees (roses and cherry trees especially!). In this botanical garden, the Shakespeare Garden section and the Japanese garden are not to be missed!

Unusual activity in Brooklyn

Are you looking for an original activity to do in the Brooklyn neighborhood? Why not let your creative spirit develop during a graffiti workshop ?. Create your own work of art and learn more about this often overlooked artistic technique. From €28 per person, you will be in a Brooklyn art studio in Bushwick and be accompanied by a real New York graffiti artist! Of course, you will leave with your creation. Remember to book the activity in advance to be sure you can participate.

Things To Do In Brooklyn

If you love vintage shopping and designer markets, head to Brooklyn’s Williamsburg neighborhood ! It is at the Williamsburg Flea Market , the flea market , that you can find unique objects. You can also find your happiness in the many second-hand shops in the area.

Don’t forget to visit the Brooklyn Brewery, a brewery where you can taste excellent local beers, including the “Brooklyn Lager”.

And if you want to go to the beach , because yes, there are beaches in NY, then head to Coney Island , where you can also have fun in the huge Luna Park amusement park. The opportunity to spend a magical moment if you visit New York with children !

Finally, the cosmopolitan aspect of the Brooklyn district will also allow you to discover Brighton Beach , in the sub-district of Little Odessa . This is New York’s Russian Quarter, a place where you’ll find that Eastern European traditions are still very much alive! In particular, you will be able to observe many residential buildings, but also discover markets, traditional restaurants or very lively night clubs in the evening.

Where To Sleep In Brooklyn?

The Brooklyn district is often less popular with tourists traveling to New York than the Manhattan district, yet you will also find some superb accommodations there with sometimes very attractive prices.

The Lodge Red Hook

The Lodge Red Hook is a modern 3-star establishment located in the heart of Brooklyn, in the district of Red Hook, a very dynamic district known for its very rich street art. The hotel offers spacious and bright rooms with all the necessary comforts for an excellent stay. You will be 1.1 km from the Brooklyn Cruise Terminal and less than 1 km from the Smith – 9 Sts subway station (subway lines F and G). Count at least 100 € per night

Liberty View Brooklyn Hotel

The Liberty View Brooklyn Hotel is an establishment offering air-conditioned and bright rooms, including a private bathroom with shower. You can also enjoy access to a gym and the company of an entertainment team. The 3-star hotel is located 4.1 km from the Barclays Center and 6.7 km from the National September 11 Memorial and Museum. The double room is available from €110 per night, buffet or continental breakfast included.

Queens: New York’s Largest Neighborhood

Queens, New York's Largest Neighborhood
Queens, New York’s Largest Neighborhood

Even if the Queens district is often neglected by tourists passing through New York, this district has an incredible history and culture! If you have time to spend there after visiting Manhattan or Brooklyn, do not hesitate.

Queens is New York’s largest borough and half of its residents are foreign-born. According to statistics, the district would bring together no less than 130 different nationalities !

Culture In Queens

Museum Of Moving Images

During your visit to Queens, you will see that there are certain cultural sites that you absolutely must visit. This is the case, for example, of the Museum of Moving Image , a museum on the history of cinema and the techniques and tools they use.
Ticket prices available on the official website of the Museum of Moving Image :

Category Price


Senior (+ 65 years old)




Child (3-17 years old)


Child (0-3 years old)


Hours of operation :

  • Thursday, 2 p.m. to 6 p.m.
  • Friday, 2 p.m. to 8 p.m.
  • Weekend, from 12 p.m. to 6 p.m.

Moma Ps1

Among the cultural visits that you can find in this district, I also recommend that you go see the avant-garde and experimental works of MoMA PS1 , an annex of MoMA in Manhattan. Much less known than the famous Manhattan Museum, the visit to this museum is really worth the detour. Moreover, you can take advantage of a ticket with skip-the-line entry for the 2 museums thanks to the combined ticket MoMo PS1 and MoMA.
Opening hours: Thursday to Monday, 12 p.m. to 6 p.m.

The Louis Armstrong House Museum

Finally, if you are passionate about music , jazz and history , why not discover the house of Louis Armstrong ? This unique place where the legend of jazz lived is now open to visitors and has been transformed into a real museum since 2003. You will find several exhibitions there on the life of the artist, but also films and books, and exhibitions and virtual collections. You can visit this museum alone or accompanied by a guide who will teach you more about this jazz star. Moreover, the house itself is a building to visit since it has been classified as a National Historic Site of the United States and landmark of New York!
Ticket prices available on the official Louis Armstrong House Museum website :

Category Price






Children (0-5 years old)


Opening hours : Thursday to Saturday, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Things To Do In Queens

The Astoria And Flushing Neighborhoods

The neighborhood of Astoria sits along the East River in northern Queens. This place has evolved a lot in recent years and is now a relatively busy place in New York. It is also one of the most cultural areas of Queens because you can find many museums and galleries there, but also beautiful Orthodox churches such as Saint Catherine & George Church and Saint Markella Cathedral. And if you are looking for a corner of greenery in New York, you can also discover Astoria Park where you can have a picnic, do some jogging and even swim in the oldest and largest swimming pool in the city. Another neighborhood to visit in Queens is the Flushing neighborhood . You can take a tour of Corona Park , also called Flushing Meadow Park, renowned for its Unisphere , a large metal structure in the shape of a terrestrial globe measuring nearly 12 meters in diameter in the very center of the park! The park is also home to several museums, and it is also here that the US Open in New York takes place every year .

Flushing is also home to New York’s largest Chinatown , much larger than Manhattan’s Chinatown and above all much less touristy. Don’t forget to taste the culinary specialties of the Chinese supermarket, the Golden Shopping Mall !

Cityfield Queens
Cityfield Queens

Of course, don’t hesitate to visit City Field in the Flushing district. The opportunity why not to attend a game of the Mets , famous New York baseball team. It’s an original activity that may only happen to you once in your life, so don’t hesitate if you have the chance!

Long Island City

Long Island City is the second part of Queens that runs along the East River. The district is best known for its greenery (relatively rare in New York!) and is also very popular for its proximity to Manhattan. In particular, you can stroll through Hunters Point South Park or Gantry Plaza State Park , a completely refurbished old port and the perfect spot to admire the sunset.

The Rockaway Neighborhood

Rockaway is a borough of Queens located on the peninsula, extending from Long Beach . This place is best known for Rockaway Beach where locals come to enjoy the sun and surfers to enjoy the waves in the middle of summer. If you are passing through, do not hesitate to taste the beers of the bar “Astoria Beer and Cheese” and the Latin cuisine of Roosevelt Avenue. Outside the summer period, Rockaway is an equally interesting district since you can go shopping or To visit museums.

The Bronx: Popular District

Discover Borough Bronx New York
Discover Borough Bronx New York

With its reputation as a seedy and therefore dangerous neighborhood, tourists are rare in the Bronx. Despite its poverty, it is nevertheless a popular and multi-ethnic district that is well worth a visit! The Bronx is the birthplace of hip-hop culture , but what you really need to see is Yankee Stadium, home of North America’s most successful baseball team! How about the opportunity to attend a New York Yankees game ?

If you’re not really interested in sports, the Bronx district is also home to the New York City Botanical Garden , and the largest zoo in the country With more than 600 species and 4,000 animals from around the world that evolve in semi-freedom in various themed areas, this zoo is a great idea for a family outing during your next stay in New York!

Finish your tour of the neighborhood with a stroll through New York’s true Italian neighborhood , Little Italy in the Bronx , which sits on Arthur Avenue. In its market, the Arthur Avenue Retail Market, you can find all kinds of specialties, including the best Italian pizzas and incredible delicatessen items.

Staten Island: Historic Heart Of New York

Staten Island
Staten Island

One of Staten Island’s greatest interests lies in its ferry (orange in color) which allows free access to the Statue of Liberty on Liberty Island, but also to Ellis Island , an island on which 12 million immigrants landed to conquer the American dream. The Staten Island Ferry departs every 15 minutes from Whitehall Terminal in Battery Park and takes 20 minutes to reach Staten Island. From the boat, you can admire the Skyline of New York and the port of NY, and if you have the opportunity to leave at the end of the day, you can watch a sunset, it’s just unforgettable!

Apart from the statue, the borough of Staten Island is especially appreciated for its many green spaces. The inhabitants of the district love to walk in the park of Clove Lakes , in the botanical garden composed of 20 gardens (including superb Chinese and Tuscan gardens) and in the zoo. The latter is certainly small, but it is very pleasant to visit. You can see red pandas there as well as the largest collection of reptiles in the whole country!

You can also enjoy the calm that is particular to this island by going to the side of the Greenbelt , a 5.5 km walk along the edge of the forest and lined with ponds. This is one of the most popular walks by locals

Regarding the cultural side, you will be able to visit a village reconstituting the life of the inhabitants in the 19th century: the Historic Richmond Town . An exciting experience that will allow you to learn more about the history of the United States

Of course, you can also visit the Staten Island Museum , an establishment that is full of exhibits related to the arts and science, but which also contains many collections on the history of Staten Island.

Opening hours: Friday to Sunday, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Ticket prices available on the official website of the Staten Island Museum :

Category Price






Child (2-12 years old)


* free for children under 2 years old

Before leaving Staten Island, don’t forget to pay your respects at the 9/11 Memorial on the St George Esplanade. This is a pretty sculpture in the shape of wings paying tribute to the residents of the island who did not survive the attacks of 2001. We are coming to the end of this article on New York City neighborhoods . I hope you enjoyed it and that you now have all the necessary information to prepare your trip to New York. If you want to take all the necessary measures to plan your trip, you can also consult my articles on the travel budget for New York. York to plan to avoid bad surprises and when to go to New York to be sure to fall at the right time.

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