Explore New York City

New York City is comprised of five boroughs that make up the city. Throughout the boroughs there are hundreds of distinct neighborhoods, many with a history and character all their own. If the boroughs were each independent cities, four of the boroughs (Brooklyn, Queens, Manhattan, and the Bronx) would be among the ten most populous cities in the United States. Additional information regarding New York City and its neighborhoods can be found in the links below.

Neighborhood Guide

NYC Travel Information (provided by New York University):
www.nyu.edu/life/travel-and-transportation.html

Neighborhood maps (NYC Department of City Planning):
www.nyc.gov/html/dcp/html/neighbor/neigh.shtml

Manhattan neighborhoods:
http://www.nycgo.com/manhattan

The Bronx neighborhoods:
http://www.nycgo.com/articles/neighborhoods-bronx

Brooklyn neighborhoods:
http://www.nycgo.com/articles/neighborhoods-brooklyn

Queens neighborhoods:
http://www.nycgo.com/articles/neighborhoods-queens

Staten Island neighborhoods:
http://www.nycgo.com/articles/neighborhoods-staten-island

Getting Around

New York City is a large metropolis, but with a little planning—and the use of maps—it can be easy to navigate. Most of Manhattan’s streets form a grid with streets running east and west and avenues running north and south. Street numbers increase as you travel north (10th Street is north of 4th Street), and avenue numbers increase as you travel west (5th Avenue is west of 2nd Avenue). Broadway is the only street in Manhattan that travels the full length of the island and is not a part of the grid.

Explore the Travel and Transportation page of our website for maps, public transit information, and details about our Bike Share program.

Get to Know New York

The unique and unparalleled energy of Manhattan has attracted visitors and settlers to this city for centuries. We now invite you to fill one term in the Big Apple with a lifetime of experiences. Here is a condensed guide to some of the city's most popular attractions.