NYC Neighborhoods Overview
York City encompasses 300 square miles and is the home to over 7
million people! It is divided into five very distinct boroughs that
have completely different personalities. These are: Manhattan, which
is right in the center; The Bronx, which lies north/northeast; Queens
in the east; Brooklyn in the south/southeast; and Staten Island
in the south/southwest. New York City has a Mayor, and each borough
is headed by an elected borough president. New Yorkers do not describe
themselves as just New Yorkers. They are fiercely loyal to the borough
and neighborhood in which they live and describe themselves as "from
the Bronx" or "South Brooklyn" or "I'm a Manhattanite or "an
Upper Eastsider," etc. They say, "If you know my neighborhood
and the values lived there, you'll know me."
And within Manhattan alone, there are many unique residential neighborhoods
to live in, to suit literally any lifestyle and budget.
challange is to first determine which borough is best suited to
your particular needs and budget, then which neighborhood within
that borough suits your personal lifestyle. Or you can let The
Intrepid New Yorker zero in on a perfect match.