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Manhattan, in addition to being famous for its rich cultural history and notable landmarks, is llalso celebrated for its distinguishable pulse of life and bustle. As the most central of New York …

Manhattan, in addition to being famous for its rich cultural history and notable landmarks, is llalso celebrated for its distinguishable pulse of life and bustle. As the most central of New York City’s five boroughs, Manhattan is the City’s most desirable place to invest in real estate. The island is best defined by three regions: uptown, downtown, and midtown. These regions are further divided into areas that are each characteristically unique. Dispersed throughout the city are a multitude of attractions including museums, galleries, theaters, dining experiences, night clubs and bars, and boutiques. The business world housed by Manhattan, including Wall Street, has produced the highest per capita income in the United States. The rapidly expanding population of people living and working in Manhattan has molded the New York City housing market into some of the nation’s most sought-after and valuable real estate. Manhattan’s unique real estate market includes stunning brownstones, luxury condos, magnificent apartments, trendy lofts and studios, and fabulous townhouses. The best time to invest in Manhattan real estate is now. Every week architects and developers invest millions of dollars in exciting new developments.

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  • 1. New York City Neighborhoods www.alfredre.com
  • 2. East Side, West Side, All Around the Town
    • Manhattan, in addition to being famous for its rich cultural history and notable landmarks, is also celebrated for its distinguishable pulse of life and bustle. As the most central of New York City’s five boroughs, Manhattan is the City’s most desirable place to invest in real estate. The island is best defined by three regions: uptown, downtown, and midtown. These regions are further divided into areas that are each characteristically unique. Dispersed throughout the city are a multitude of attractions including museums, galleries, theaters, dining experiences, night clubs and bars, and boutiques. The business world housed by Manhattan, including Wall Street, has produced the highest per capita income in the United States. The rapidly expanding population of people living and working in Manhattan has molded the New York City housing market into some of the nation’s most sought-after and valuable real estate. Manhattan’s unique real estate market includes stunning brownstones, luxury condos, magnificent apartments, trendy lofts and studios, and fabulous townhouses. The best time to invest in Manhattan real estate is now. Every week architects and developers invest millions of dollars in exciting new developments.
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  • 3. Upper West Side
    • Manhattan’s Upper West Side is an attractive neighborhood that spans Central Park West from 57th Street to 110th Street and continues west to the Hudson River. Apartment buildings in the region’s residential areas are distinguishable by their distinct architectural styles. Residents of the Upper West Side are characterized by a liberal and actively creative culture. Many of the most desirable apartments in the city lie along Central Park West and offer unobstructed views of the park as well as magnificent architectural designs. The Upper West Side also boasts luxury brownstones, condos, and cooperative apartments. Riverside Drive is famous for its stunning prewar buildings and views of the Hudson River while many homes north of Columbus Avenue are gorgeous post-modern landmark buildings. Cultural attractions and landmarks located on the Upper West Side include Lincoln Center, the American Museum of Natural History, and the Beacon Theater. The Upper West Side offers dwellers many local, exquisite restaurants and the opportunity to experience exciting nightlife and lively music bars. The district is also home to some of the top public and private schools in the city such as the Professional Children’s School, Calhoun School, Trinity School, and Fordham University Law School.
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  • 4. Upper East Side
    • Located on the Upper East, bordered by 57th Street and 110th Street and bounded by the East River and Fifth Avenue, lies Manhattan’s culturally diverse Upper East Side. While known for housing some of Manhattan’s rich and famous, the district is extremely family-oriented and contains some amazingly affordable neighborhoods. The more expensive areas of the Upper East Side are distinguishable by mansions, expansive prewar townhouses, and sprawling condos and co-ops which line Fifth to Park Avenues and offer unbelievable views of Central Park. Local high-class dining, shopping, and highly ranked private schools are also nearby. As you move further east towards Lexington Avenue the Upper East Side offers surprisingly affordable residences which include prewar and postwar co-ops, condos, brownstones, and townhouses, although real estate along the far eastern perimeter, East End Avenue, is extremely valuable due to spectacular East River views. The Upper East Side is famous for its world-class museums, boutiques, and proximity to Central Park. One of the Upper East Side’s most attractive features is its myriad of exclusive and exceptional public and private schools which include Brearley, Cornell Medical School, Chapin School, Dalton School, Hunter College High School, and Lycee Francias. 
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  • 5. SoHo
    • Located Downtown, bounded to the east and west by Houston Street and Canal Street and to the north and south by Lafayette Street and the Hudson River, lies the historic district of SoHo. The term SoHo, which is the syllabic abbreviation for “south of Houston,” came into popular use during the construction of the former World Trade Center. This distinctive neighborhood is renowned for its architectural style of cast-iron buildings, most of which were constructed in the late 19th century and were originally used as warehouses and factories. In recent times these remarkable structures have been converted into lofts and many house members of SoHo’s rich and famous artistic community. SoHo’s lofts are large, stylish, trendy, and practical. SoHo’s newer real estate, condos and luxury apartments, are located further west towards the Hudson River. The area bustles with shoppers attracted to SoHo’s many designer boutiques and exquisite restaurants.
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  • 6. TriBeCa
    • Tribeca, a neighborhood named as a syllabic abbreviation for “Triangle Below Canal,” is located downtown and runs west from Lafayette Street to the Hudson River. The district is bordered on an angle by Canal Street running from northwest to southeast, Park Place and City Hall on the south, and by the Hudson River on the West. Tribeca is celebrated for its cobblestone streets, exquisite restaurants, and distinctive architecture. Residents live in prewar warehouse buildings which in recent years have been converted into stunning lofts, luxury apartments, and condos. Tribeca’s charming neighborhood, which lies just north of the Financial District, provides living that is well worth the price of the real estate. Tribeca lofts are fashionable, chic, and exceptionally desirable due to their location in relation to the Financial District. Local restaurants are nothing short of first class and the bars and nightlife are world famous. Across the West Side Highway is the Hudson River Park in which residents can enjoy a stroll along the promenade and watch a beautiful city sunset. Robert DeNiro’s Tribeca Film Festival brings in a local and international art community every spring. There are also an abundance of events and galleries that offer year round cultural experiences.
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  • 7. Clinton- Midtown West
    • Midtown West is bounded by Fifth Avenue and the Hudson River from 34th Street to 57th Street. The neighborhood, also known as Clinton, which was formerly characterized by a prominent poor and working-class Irish American population, is now home to a wide range of people from different cultural backgrounds. Midtown West’s real estate market has boomed and includes many desirable luxury apartments, brownstones, and condominiums. Its transformation can be seen on Restaurant Row, an area on West 46th Street between Eighth and Ninth Avenues, which became famous for its myriad ethnic restaurants of all sorts of conceivable cuisine. Midtown West is the City’s central transportation port as it contains every form of transportation infrastructure imaginable including the Lincoln Tunnel, The Port Authority Bus Terminal, The New York Passenger Ship Terminal, as well as hubs for automobiles, trains, and airport transportation. Every summer New Yorkers flock to Bryant Park, located in back of the New York Public Library, to hear the live concert series featuring world famous performers. Bryant Park also hosts The Bryant Park Summer Film Festival. One of New York’s most famous attractions is the giant Christmas tree located in Clinton’s own Rockefeller Center. Clinton also hosts the world-renowned Broadway theatre district and the Circle in the Square Theatre School, one of the best acting schools in the country.
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  • 8. Central Park South
    • Central Park South is the neighborhood which spans the area of 59th Street from Fifth Avenue on the east to Eighth Avenue (Columbus Circle) on the west. As its name implies, the district is located at the southern portion of Central Park and contains several world famous upscale hotels such as the Ritz-Carlton and the Plaza, which has been partially converted into ultra high-end condos. The Time Warner Center, located in Columbus Circle, is an architecturally stunning complex which is composed of offices, residential condominiums, and the Mandarin Oriental hotel. The Shops at Columbus Circle is an upscale shopping mall located in an arcade at the base of the building, with a large Whole Foods Market grocery store in the basement. The complex is also home to a theater for Jazz at Lincoln Center. Residents of Central Park South enjoy spectacular views from above, proximity to Central Park, and a central location which provides for a fantastically convenient lifestyle. Luxury real estate includes co-ops and stunning condominiums and townhouses. The area provides fine dining, abundant shopping centers and entertainment venues; all a mere stones throw away.
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  • 9. Midtown East
    • Located on the East Side, bordered by Fifth Avenue and the East River and bounded by 42nd Street and 57th Street, Midtown East is undeniably the busiest commercial district in the United States. Neighborhood real estate boasts conveniently located luxury apartments and co-ops. Midtown East contains iconic landmarks such as the Chrysler Building on Lexington Avenue, Grand Central Terminal, and St. Patrick’s Cathedral. Residents often shop at the world-famous Bloomingdale’s department store on Third Avenue and stroll and unwind in nearby Central Park. Prestigious institutions located in the neighborhood include the Institute for International Bankers and the Weil Medical College.
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  • 10. Carnegie Hill
    • Carnegie Hill is a quiet, old-world neighborhood named for the mansion that Andrew Carnegie built on Fifth Avenue and 91st Street in 1901. Carnegie Hill, considered the most prestigious area of the Upper East Side, is located within the Upper East Side between 86th Street and 96th Street and Lexington and Fifth Avenues (Central Park). The area is a testament to New York’s architectural influences over the past two centuries. The neighborhood real estate contains an eclectic mix of taller residential buildings, lush mansions, luxury condominiums and townhouses, and even wood-built homes. Carnegie Hill is one of Manhattan’s most expensive and esteemed neighborhoods. The family-friendly environment attracts opulent families as well as a large number of celebrities. Fine dining, gourmet groceries and take-outs, bars, lounges, and upscale boutiques are all conveniently located. Several prestigious schools are located within the area such as Hunter College High School, a public secondary school for intellectually gifted students, Dalton School, National Academy School of Fine Arts, Spence School, Nightingale Bramford School, and Mount Sinai School of Medicine of New York. Carnegie Hill is also home to important cultural attractions such as the Guggenheim Museum and the Jewish Museum. 
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  • 11. Murray Hill
    • Murray Hill is a neighborhood located in Midtown on the East Side. The area runs from the East River to Fifth Avenue between 34th and 42nd. While Murray Hill has some beautiful and charming areas, housing and living expenses are slightly cheaper and many of its residents find the neighborhood to be extremely practical. Expenses here are significantly less than that of nearby Greenwich Village or SoHo. Inhabitants of Murray Hill are mostly young people in their twenties and thirties who are either students or young professionals. The real estate market in Murray Hill includes fabulous townhouses, apartments, and condominiums. While most of the good inexpensive restaurants are located on the edges of Murray Hill, there are plenty of delightful casual eateries throughout the neighborhood. Local architectural wonders include the Morgan Library and Sniffen Court carriage houses on 36th Street. Murray Hill houses Baruch College, a prominent business school, and NYU School of medicine.
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  • 12. Gramercy Park
    • Gramercy is a quiet Downtown neighborhood located on the East Side, bounded by Park Avenue South going to the East River and by 14th Street and 23rd Street. The area is centered on Gramercy Park, a private park between East 20th and East 21st Streets just before Park Avenue South. One delightful feature of living in the Gramercy Park area is that only residents facing the park possess keys to enter it. The public is only allowed in the park once a year. Inhabitants reside in gorgeous 19th century brownstones and carriage houses, as well as more recently constructed high-rise apartments and skyscrapers. Also available are luxurious condominiums and townhouses. The exclusive residential blocks which run from 16th street to Gramercy Park South between Park Avenue South and 3rd Avenue are reminiscent of Old English settlements. East 19th Street between 3rd Avenue and Irving Place is known as “Block Beautiful” due to its unique architecture and untouched beauty. Irving Place is the perfect location to satisfy cravings for superb dining, a cold beer, or a hot coffee. Irving Plaza hosts concerts of both famous and independent bands almost every night. Gramercy also houses the well-known School of Visual Arts. 
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  • 13. Chelsea
    • Chelsea is situated on the West Side and bounded by 14th Street and 34th Street and by Sixth Avenue and the Hudson River. The neighborhood boasts an eclectic mix of residential and commercial enterprises. Chelsea inhabitants reside in magnificent, historic brownstones and townhouses which line up 20th to 22nd Streets in between 9th and 10th Avenues. Further north above 23rd by the Hudson River the neighborhood is still industrialized. The northern portion of Chelsea piers is part of a modern entertainment and sports complex. Chelsea also houses exciting nightlife, delicious and expansive dining options, shopping, and lavish hotels. The area, now hailed as the art capital of New York, boasts over 200 art galleries lining 20th to 28th Streets. The Chelsea Hotel, located at West 23rd Street between 7th and 8th Avenues, is an iconic landmark which was once the residence of famous artists and writers, including William S. Burroughs, and was made famous by the deaths of Dylan Thomas in 1953 and Nancy Spungen in 1978. 
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  • 14. East Village
    • The East Village lies east of Greenwich Village, south of Gramercy and Stuyvesant Town, and north of the Lower East Side. The neighborhood is bounded by 14th Street on the north, Avenue D on the east, Houston Street on the south, and the Bowery and 3rd Avenue on the west. The East Village is a vast neighborhood with a broad range of wonderful architectural features, dazzling social and cultural backgrounds, and rich history. A number of the buildings are stunning tenement-style walkups built in the 1900s during the height of immigration in New York. Co-ops, condos and luxury apartments are available. One of the East Village’s most beloved features is Tompkins Square Park which attracts young families, students, and tourists with its playgrounds, sports courts, outdoor chessboards, and dog parks. East Village attractions include Tony Rosenthal’s sculpture “Alamo” on Astor Place and the alternative retailers, cafes, and Japanese restaurants located on St. Mark’s Place from Third Avenue to Avenue A. Cooper Square houses the Village Voice headquarters as well as Cooper Union campus and New York University. 
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  • 15. West Village
    • The West Village is the western portion of the Greenwich Village neighborhood bounded by the Hudson River and Seventh Avenue and extending from 14th Street down to Houston Street. The area has the charming appeal of a European neighborhood and a welcoming feel enhanced by 19th century houses and tree-lined blocks. The eclectic nature of the West Village is reflected in its unique layout described as “off the grid,” (off the consecutively numbered grid that characterizes Manhattan to the north of the area) which although, perhaps, confusing is beloved by tourists and residents alike. The West Village is home to artist’s lofts such as the Westbeth Artists Community as well as new residential luxury high rises by world-class architects such as Richard Meier. West Village real estate also includes stunning condos and townhouses as well as historic brownstones. Fashionable boutiques, quaint shops, and some of the city’s most exclusive nightclubs are located in the Meatpacking District on the western edge of the community. 
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  • 16. Financial District
    • The Downtown Financial District is situated on the southernmost section of Manhattan, spanning from the West Side Highway to the East River and bounded on the north by Park Place to Vesey Street. As a district, it encompasses the south area of City Hall Park excluding Battery Park and Battery Park City. The heart of the neighborhood is the corner of Wall Street and Broad Street.Although the Financial District is still Manhattan’s primary hub for commercial and financial business, with a daytime populace of workers from the city and surrounding suburbs, in less than a decade the area has seen a population shift from financial employees in rental apartments to young couples buying first time homes and starting families. Residents and real estate professionals say that the area is now truly on the verge of becoming a 24 hour, 7 day neighborhood that is genuinely family friendly and this is reflected in the proliferation of new luxury condominium apartment buildings. In keeping with this trend, there are many new children’s clothing stores, supermarkets, child-care centers, pre-schools, public schools and playgrounds.
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  • 17. Financial District
    • The district’s famous attractions include the New York Stock Exchange, the Federal Hall National Monument, where George Washington was inaugurated, and the historic South Street Seaport which features some of the oldest architecture in downtown Manhattan, not to mention hundreds of cafes, restaurants, and stunning views of the East River. The Financial District is also home to six museums including the Fraunces Tavern Museum (on the site where Washington gave his farewell address to officers of the Continental Army in 1783). Life in the Financial District does not by any means stop with the closing bell of the New York Stock Exchange. The area is alive with nightlife such as hotel bars, sports bars, gentlemen’s clubs, restaurants, and lounges. 
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  • 18. Battery Park City
    • Battery Park City is a 92 acre planned community at the southwestern tip of lower Manhattan bounded by the West Side Highway on the east and bordering the Financial District. The community was constructed in the 1980s and is both residential and commercial. Battery Park City is composed of five major properties with high tech amenities dotted by child and pet friendly parks in between and interlinked by a 1.2 mile long esplanade alongside the tidal estuary. The whole stretch is lined with park benches which are ideal for relaxing and enjoying a sunrise or sunset. The North Residential Neighborhood, located on the northern tip of BPC, includes high-rise condominiums and other residential buildings, the World Financial Center, and Stuyvesant National High School.  The majority of Battery Park City’s residential areas are located further south and include Gateway Plaza, Rector Place Residential Neighborhood, and the Battery Place Residential Neighborhood. The neighborhood includes conveniently located supermarkets, restaurants, bars, and movie theaters. Wagner Park, located on the southern tip of Battery Park City, offers refuge from busy city life with gardens of brightly colored flowers and relaxing footpaths. 
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  • 19. Lower East Side
    • The Lower East Side, which stretches from Houston to Delancey Streets, between the Bowery and the East River, is strongly infused with decades-old culture stemming from Eastern European Jewish immigration to the area in the early 20 th and late 19 th century. Recent years have brought young apartment seekers looking for proximity to the popular East Village and Soho, which has contributed to the continual desirability of the area. Housing in the neighborhood consists of five-to-six story pre-war renovated walkups. Look skywards, however, and discover new high-rise apartments and condos alongside these century-old buildings. The Lower East Side is well known for its trendy shopping and fabulous dining possibilities. Schools in the area include Florence Nightingale School, Meyer London School, and the New Design High School. 
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