New York City

Jump to neighborhoods in New York City

It's been said that New York is the city that never sleeps, and it is truly one of the greatest and most exciting cities in the world. Manhattan is the most famous and visited borough of New York City and offers a diverse set of neighborhoods, each with their own kind of people, culture and vibe.

Below you will find a short description of each noteworthy neighborhood in Manhattan to get a general idea what kind of places these are. At the bottom of this page you will find a full overview of the neighborhoods, click on any them to read more about them and find hotels in the area.

The Theater District (the area around the famous Times Square) shines with fifty super neon lights and dozens of great theaters, several of which have become true landmarks over time. Midtown East is home to many iconic buildings like the Chrysler Building and Grand Central Station. Chelsea is a neighborhood that appeals to a wide variety of people and is the center of New York's gay life.

Greenwich Village, once the home of the Beat Movement, is an attractive tree-lined neighborhood. The East Village is known for its hip art scene and vibrant night life. SoHo was once brimming with artists and their lofts, and now is famous for its historic cast iron buildings and fabulous shopping. The Lower East Side is an old traditional district with a large Hispanic population and many reminders of its Jewish immigrant past. The Financial District is the home of Wall Street and the Statue of Liberty is a quick ferry boat ride away.

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  • Different kinds of people
  • Center of New York's gay life
  • Madison Square Garden

East Village

  • Diverse community
  • Nightlife and hip art scene
  • Tons of ethnic eateries

Financial District

  • Wall Street
  • Brooklyn Bridge
  • Ferry to Statue of Liberty

Greenwich Village

  • Attractive residential area
  • Tree-lined streets
  • Washington Square Park

Lower East Side

  • Old traditional neighborhood
  • Large Hispanic population
  • Tenement buildings

Midtown East

  • Rockefeller Center
  • Grand Central Station
  • UN Headquarters


  • Artist lofts & galleries
  • Cobblestone streets
  • Shopping paradise

Theater District

  • Times Square
  • Over 40 Broadway theaters
  • 50 super neon signs