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Upper East Side

Museum lovers in New York should head for the Upper East Side which is home to the ‘Museum Mile’. This is where museums such as the Guggenheim and the Met, also known as the Metropolitan, can be found. The Upper East Side is also the more upmarket pa...

The Bronx

The Bronx is situated in the northern part of the city and is separated from Manhattan by the Harlem River. The Bronx was annexed by New York in 1874 and is predominantly a working-class neighbourhood that is home to many people of Afro-American, of...

SoHo

SoHo is different in every way from its London namesake. The name of SoHo in New York was derived from ‘South of Houston’(Street). During the 19th century, SoHo was a neighbourhood with a strong focus on trade and industry. In the 1960’s and 1970’s,...

Meatpacking District

What was once known as a district full of meat processing companies is these days better known as Manhattan’s historic centre: The Meatpacking District. This district is located north of Greenwich Village and rose to fame when Sex and the City’s Sama...

Lower Manhattan

Lower Manhattan makes up the southernmost part of the island Manhattan and is probably the most important district in all of New York City. It will also be the part of New York that you will probably visit most during your stay. Lower Manhattan is ho...

Harlem

‘Notorious’ and ‘dangerous’ are words often associated with Harlem, even though the neighbourhood cleaned up its act at the beginning of the 1990’s. In 1626, the Dutch named this part of Manhattan ‘New Harlem’ after the city of Haarlem in what was th...

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