Frank Sinatra insisted that if you could “.. make it there, you’ll make it anywhere”, and he was absolutely right. New York City, the town that old blue eyes, crooned about, is known and adored the world over, but the lucky few who get to call it home know the true wonder of the city of New York.
New York City consists of five boroughs, and countless neighborhoods. Each borough and neighborhood offers its own individual charm, and is best suited for specific types of residents. So, what is the right neighborhood for you? Well, that entirely depends on your persona, your needs and your desires in your personal life. We know one thing for sure, there are a few neighborhoods that are a cut above the rest, and U. Santini Moving and storage is more than happy to help you move your things to your ideal New York City location.
This infographic from Curbed shows the median rent in different neighborhoods in the city. As you can see there is a big difference between Jamaica and Tribeca…. But, most people can find a place somewhere in the vast neighborhoods map of NYC.
Here are some great neighborhoods in NYC. Maybe one of them is the perfect neighborhood for you?
The East Village
For young hipsters who love to be in the mix of it all, there is no place like the East Village to call home. The Village, as it is affectionately called by tourists and residents alike, is home to the more unique and edgy residents who call New York City home. Because of its young, hip, urban population, the stores and establishment that line the streets are a bit edgy as well. There are plenty of dive bars to pop into at all hours of the night, bohemian-style coffee shops, and eclectic shops peddling unique wares. There are several distinct sub-neighborhoods within the East Village. Tompkins Square, a 10.5 acre green-space is a central point of the neighborhood. In recent years an upswing of upscale housing units have changed the neighborhood.
The Upper West Side
For those who like the idea of calling Manhattan home without the hustle and bustle of the city would be best suited for the Upper West Side. The Upper West Side, which stretches from West 58th Street to West 102nd Street is bordered by Columbia University to its north and the hustle of Midtown to its south. For as long as the neighborhood has existed an enclave of artists and intellectuals have called the area home. The neighborhood remains mostly residential with stores and eateries dotting the avenues around the neighborhood. Because of its urban-suburban feel, its a popular location for families looking to raise kids within the confines of Manhattan. Plenty of parks, green spaces, and nationally ranked schools make the neighborhood increasingly attractive to families with a bit of bank to put out.
Those in the market for a bit more bang for their buck, are probably best off heading for the 59th street bridge, alternatively known as the Queensboro Bridge. The apartment sizes are a bit bigger in Queens and the prices remain competitive. While Queens isn’t Manhattan, there are plenty of quirky cultural gems that reside in the borough and its convenient and close to the action of Manhattan, too. Astoria has become a favorite of those who have fled the prices of Manhattan Island, and its become a cultural zone of its own, with kitschy shops, ethnic eateries and a host of great nightlife options. Astoria is home to some of the best ethnic eateries in the city, with authentic Greek, Middle Eastern and Chinese offerings all located on Steinway Street, one of the main drags in the neighborhood.
While Astoria has grown in popularity in recent years, it has nothing on Park Slope, a neighborhood in Brooklyn, situated mere minutes from the Brooklyn Bridge. In 2007 the neighborhood was named one of the best neighborhoods in America and consistently ranks as one of the most desirable neighborhoods in New York City. The reason why the area has gained such popularity is simple. Park Slope offers an eclectic mix of something for everyone. It is a short trip from Wall Street for the business types, is located within walking distance of some of the cities specialty public schools, and there has been an upsurge of upscale shops and dining establishments. Nightlife has followed suit as well, with plenty of clubs opening their doors in the Park Slope neighborhood.
Riverdale is one of the most family friendly areas in the Bronx. The neighborhood has an upper-middle class population and offers a great selection of living options. Starting from architecturally superb mansions to Condos and apartment coops.
Riverdale has great public and private schools that serve a culturally rich population. You can easily find a church, synagogue, or a great Falafel shop in this neighborhood. Riverdale boasts of a celebrity rich history, John F. Kennedy, Mark Twain, Edgar Allen Poe and Sugar Ray Robinson lived there at one point.
Riverdale has the lowest crime rate in the Bronx and a great view of Manhattan, restaurants, night life spots, movie theaters and of course great parks in the Van Cortland and Riverdale parks.
There are many reasons to move to NYC. Regardless of where in New York City you choose to call home, there is nothing like living in one of the most exciting cities in the world. There are so many neighborhoods to choose from that picking can seem daunting, but there is something exciting about that, too. If you find that a neighborhood simply doesn’t suit you, than you can up and move, and there is always U. Santini moving and storage around to make that trek easier and stress free, so get out there and try out a few neighborhoods and make your way in the city that never sleeps.
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