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Manhattan Districts & Neighbourhoods

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An abbreviation for North of Houston Street, NoHo is a district in Manhattan that is situated between East Village and Greenwich Village. One of New York's most desirable neighborhoods, it is characterized by loft apartments in transformed commercial buildings that were built from the 1850s to the 1910s. Attractions here include the Angelicka Film Center, the Joseph Papp Public Theatre, Astor Place Theatre, Hebrew Union College, and the NYU Tisch School of the Arts.
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SoHo, or South of Houston, is situated in Lower Manthattan. It is famous for its edgy galleries, hip restaurants and stylish boutiques. A number of upscale hotels are also found here. This is a must-see neighborhood for any visitor to New York.
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The western side of Greenwich Village is called the West Village, a lively area with a variety of restaurants, nightclubs, stores and galleries.
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The Lower East Side, where old-world shops sit side by side with a new generation of boutiques and galleries that showcase the best of New York’s avant-garde fashion scene. Lower East Side cuisine has developed a faithful following, with some of New York City’s best Kosher Style, Chinese, and Latin food establishments. Once the sun goes down, the curtain goes up on the Lower East Side’s nightlife where one can enjoy cozy lounges, local bands, and poetry readings.
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Famous as the home of Bob Dylan and the haven of many notable other artists both musical and literary, the historic area of Greenwich Village is filled with galleries, jazz clubs, crafts, dining areas, parks, night clubs and coffee shops.
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TriBeCa includes many historic streets, which are home to various culinary, architectural and cultural spots. There are many shopping, dinning and artistic places and events in this area.
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This thriving district of Manhattan is brimming with unique boutiques, restaurants, and cafes. Each September, the community hosts the Feast of San Gennaro, which is marked with several colorful parades and religious processions.
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New York City receives over 90 percent of the diamonds coming into the United States. Most diamonds go through the Diamond District, where there is more than 2,600 independent businesses, most related to diamonds or jewelry.
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Located in Battery Park City, the World Financial Center is home to several international corporations, arts, fine shops, restaurants and relaxing public areas.
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A 92-acre community designed to combine commerical, residental and open spaces. Museums, restaurants, schools and shopping are located along the Hudson River.
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Lower Manhattan, as the southern portion of Manhattan is called, is an area divided into various cultural districts and filled with museums, restaurants, cultural venues and old architecture.
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The Fashion Center was established in 1993 to promote New York City's apparel industry and to improve the quality of life and economic vitality of Manhattan. Warehouses, retail stores and many fashion stores are featured in this area. This center celebrates fashion designers in the Walk of Fame and other events.
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The East Village is part of Greenwich Village in New York. This area is home to many attractions, such as New York University, Astor Library and McSorley's Old Ale House, an old pub since 1854. Ethnic restaurants dominate this district as Indian eateries line the southern side of East Sixth Street, earning the nickname Little Bombay.
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Chinatown boasts traditional Chinese events and unique gift shops with cultural artifacts and symbols.
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Located at the northwest corner of Greenwich Village from West 14th Street on the north to Gansevoort Street at the south, the Meatpacking District was originally a farmers' market and then a meat market. Now, this district has a number of trendy restaurants, bars, boutiques, galleries, dance joints, and furniture and antique stores.
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New York's Financial District includes a number of major sights, such as South Street Seaport, Wall Street and the New York Stock Exchange, Battery Park, Trinity Church and the Woolworth Building.
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This upscale area lies between Central Park and the Hudson river and features some of the most expensive real estate on the planet. A plethora of elegant restaurants, boutiques, and cafes can also be found on the Upper West Side.
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Located within the borough of Manhattan, Harlem has traditionally been an African-American neighborhood since the 1920s, but it was originally settled as a Dutch village in 1658. Harlem has had its challenges economically affecting the standard of living of area residents but since 1995, the area has been in the process of gentrification. Its rich heritage and culture can today be observed at a number of landmarks that include the Apollo Theater, Cotton Club, Duke Ellington Circle, El Museo Del Barrio (in Spanish Harlem), Strivers' Row (Georgian and neo-Italian homes) and Studio Museum in Harlem - to mention only a few. Harlem is located just north of Central Park.
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Located on Madison Avenue between 58th and 63rd streets, five luxury boutiques partnered in marketing and launched the Crystal District. Stores include Swarovski, Stuben's, Baccarat, Daum and Lalique, fearturing crystal decorative objects and jewellery from around the world.
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Situated in Lower Manhattan, Wall Street is considered the financial heart of the city and indeed the country. The financial district is home to many medium and large-sized corporations and organizations, including landmarks such as the Gilded Age, the Federal Hall and the New York Stock Exchange.
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Chelsea is a neighborhood on the West Side of the New York City borough of Manhattan. It's known as a melting pot of cultures and features a thriving art scene and gay community.
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Located in the Flatiron District, the Toy District holds a number of toy manufacturers with toy showrooms. This area hosts the American International Toy Fair, an event organized by the Toy Industry Association every year.
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Famous for its 20-story, Flatiron building, Flatiron District includes a number of boutiques, retail shops and stores. The area is considered one of the popular shopping districts.
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Known as NoLita, the North of Little Italy is an Italian-influenced district with an array of galleries, restuarants and shops. Area attractions include St. Patrick's Old Cathedral and the Puck Building.
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New York's Theatre District is world renowned. Located in Midtown Manhattan, this it encapsulates most of Broadway's theaters. Stretching from 40th Street to 54th Street, it also includes Times Square as well as many movie theatres, gourmet restaurants and upscale hotels.
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Broadway Avenue, running the length of Manhattan from almost the southern tip of the island, is considered the most famous street of the American theater industry. The avenue hosts many New York attractions and landmarks. It is one of the oldest streets in NYC and is also home to such landmarks as the Lincoln Center, the Juliard School of Music, Central Park and Macy's.
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The nucleus of New York, Midtown is a bustling and thriving district, brimming with hotels, restaurants, and attractions. It is also home to Times Square, Rockefeller Center, and some of the finest shopping in the world.
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Once home to gangsters and a rougher element, this Manhattan neighborhood underwent gentrification in the 1990's and is now home to Broadway actors and affluent Wall Street workers. An eclectic mix of restaurants and bars are located here, along with specialty boutiques and art galleries.

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