New York is divided into 5 large neighborhoods, referred as "boroughs". These large neighborhoods are comparable to arrondissements but are still the size of cities. Here is the full list.
What are The Five Boroughs of New York City ?
In New York, you will get to know the name “borough”, pronounced “boro”. A borough can be compared to a arrondissement such as it may exist in France for example. So this is a big neighborhood and New York has exactly 5.
Manhattan is New York's largest and best-known neighborhood. It is the very first destination for stays in New York. In Manhattan you will find all of the city's most famous activities and monuments. This is where the One World Trade Center, the Empire State Building, the Chrysler Tower, Time Square, The Liberty Statue, Central Park or even Wall Street are located. Manhattan also includes a very well-known neighborhood: Harlem further north, so Manhattan is naturally the area where you will spend the most time. And to make the most of it, we advise you to choose your hotel in Manhattan for its location.
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Brooklyn is the second most famous neighborhood in New York since it is located just after the Brooklyn Bridge that any visitor to New York must cross. This district appears less touristy than Manhattan. With less buildings than Manhattan but on a larger area, Brooklyn is the most populous district of New York with more than 2.5 million residents, the population of a city like Paris! There is so much to do and see in Brooklyn that we have dedicated an article to it to detail the must sees. Discover it here : What to do in Brooklyn with 48 hours?
3/ The Bronx
North of Manhattan, the Bronx district is often neglected by tourists because of its bad notoriety. It's a shame because this district of 1.4 million residents offers a real slice of authenticity. It is for example in the Bronx that you can discover the Italian district of Little Italy. You will also have the opportunity to visit the Bronx if you want to see a New York Yankees baseball game since Yankee Stadium is located in this area.
The district of Queens New York is much less known than Manhattan or Brooklyn, but it will show you a whole different side of New York. Queens rivals Brooklyn in terms of population. The latest census totals nearly 2.3 million residents.
5/ Staten Island
Staten Island is New York's 5th and final neighborhood. A borough like no other since Staten Island is an island at the end of New York Bay. Staten Island has a population of less than 500,000 and offers a peaceful, residential vibe. Staten Island is definitely worth a visit for its views of New York City. From there you will be amazed by the nyc skyline.
You have understood that all the districts of New York are in themselves small towns, with their soul. You will discover totally different cultures and communities. We recommend you to visit all of them during your stay in New York to soak up the best of this unique city. Do not forget to look at our New York city guide for all the information and all the things to do in New York before leaving for your stay in the Big Apple!
VISION Destinations | April 21
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