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Battery Park City

Battery Park City encompasses the southern tip of Manhattan, offering 1.2 mile long Esplanade, tree-lined streets and spectacular water views. This relatively new neighborhood feels more suburban-like than Manhattan. One of the city's newest neighborhoods, it hosts many luxury hi-rise apartment buildings as well as some low rise and townhouse living. Covering over 90 acres, Battery Park City is bounded by Chambers Street in the North to Pier A, and West Street to the East to the Hudson River. Residents can enjoy waterfront walks, biking along the esplanade and the myriad galleries of nearby Tribeca. You can find all the essentials like: supermarkets, dry cleaners, pharmacy, liquor store, hair salon and deli's within a few blocks.

On Thursdays, a farmer's market sets up shop on Liberty Street nearby for produce straight from the local farms. Many families and professionals also enjoy the proximity to the financial district, making it easy to get to and from work. Free outdoor concerts at the South Street Seaport and Winter Garden, and boats sailing off to the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island are some of the area's attractions.

Neighborhood Data:

• Total Population - 3161
• Median Age - 34.28
• Households - 1770
• Avg. Household Income - $148,540


Chelsea is positioned between 34th street - (midtown west and Clinton) and Greenwich Village and Meet packing District on the West Side. It is full of art galleries and seasonal art openings bring the buzz to the area. Several popular weekend flea markets take place in Chelsea and off course - New York City's most modern, state-of-the-art sports complex, Chelsea Piers. Here you can ice skate, drive golf balls, hit inside batting cages or bowl; it also features a health club and many sports leagues. Chelsea's residential living is a mix of luxury hi-rises and old-guard grandeur like the historic Cushman Row, located between Ninth and Tenth Avenues on 20th Street.

Neighborhood Data:

• Total Population - 47420
• Median Age - 39
• Households - 29104
• Avg. Household Income - $112,210

East Village

East Village is located in lower Manhattan from 14th Street to Houston Street and from Bowery Street to the East River. Tompkins Square Park is the main park in the East Village. It consists mostly of walkups and smaller tenement buildings. East Village still has that hip, happening feel, but in recent days it has seen more families and young professionals move into the neighborhood creating an amazing fusion of bohemia, celebrity, artistry and family. Some claim that it has "more restaurants per square foot" than any other area in the city. From European and Ethnic over American and Indian cousin there is nothing you won't find here.

East Village draws artists and free-thinkers, political radicals and those who consider themselves on the cutting edge of culture. Washington Square is consider its heart. Night clubs, bars, record shops and restaurants seam to be spread all around the neighborhood.

Neighborhood Data:

• Total Population - 59892
• Median Age - 36.9
• Households - 29670
• Avg. Household Income - $56,245

Financial District

North of Battery Park, at the southern tip of Manhattan, is the Financial District. Wall Street is the focal point of this neighborhood. Narrow cobblestone streets, American and the New York Stock Exchange, the Federal Reserve Bank, Trinity Church and St. Paul’s Cathedral are some of the focal points here. Defined by skyscraper towers, world famous investment banks and other financial institutions call this their headquarters. World Trade Center was most recognizable landmark in this area prior to the events of September 11th. but its spirit is still the neighborhood’s most important icon.

Local housing consists of many of the older, large office buildings that have been converted to residential space with spectacular views of the water and the Statue of Liberty. During the day, the Financial District is busier than most other neighborhoods in the city, however, at night and on the weekends, there is a lot of peace and quiet. South Street Seaport is also a very popular destination. It boasts many shops, restaurants, bars and antique ships that have been converted into floating museums.

Neighborhood Data:

• Total Population - 2303
• Median Age - 32.1
• Households - 1302
• Avg. Household Income - $118,120

Gramercy Park

Gramercy Park is the oldest residential neighborhood in the city. Most famous, as its name applies for the last Manhattan's private park that is locked year round except for the privileged few, living in the dwellings just around the park. The area extends from 14th to 24th Street between Fifth and First Avenues. From beautiful 19th century townhouses, Victorian brownstones, and prewar buildings surrounding the park you can find a versatile housing. Restaurants along Third Avenue, trendy bars and and lots of great shopping attract young professionals and older residents alike to this neighborhood.

Neighborhood Data:

• Total Population - 25668
• Median Age - 38.2
• Households - 15426
• Avg. Household Income - $113,105

Greenwich Village

Greenwich Village is bounded by 14th Street in the North to Houston Street to the south and Fourth Avenue in the East to Seventh Avenue. Washington Square Park is the center of the Village with its large arch, marking the first presidential inauguration that took place in New York City. Greenwich Village is a home to New York University with its many events and neighborhood programs. Its narrow streets lined with 19th century brick buildings have a very European, suburban feel. You can also find newer construction which makes Greenwich Village for anyone and everyone. .

Neighborhood Data:

• Total Population - 14,761
• Median Age - 37.4
• Households - 2485
• Avg. Household Income - $113,942

Lower East Side

The Lower East Side, bounded by Houston Street, the East River, and FDR Drive was once the first stop for immigrants. Today, this neighborhood is filled with designers, writers, professionals, musicians and artists from all kinds of ethnic groups and backgrounds. Turn of the century walk-up buildings are most common however a newly refurbished loft buildings and some new constructions attract new residents into this area. With the growth of the neighborhood new trendy and hip stores, restaurants and night venues are opening up.

In the last decade or so this area has become much safer and cleaner with home prices on the rise. Once the world's largest Jewish community it has now become one of the most eclectic in all of Manhattan.

Neighborhood Data:

• Total Population - 87920
• Median Age - 37.6
• Households - 32642
• Avg. Household Income - $25,623

Midtown East

Midtown East refers to the section of the city between 42nd and 59th Streets on the East Side and 5th Avenue and East River. It is a busy financial section and houses Citicorp Center as well as the United Nations. Grand Central Station is a major transit hub as well as an architectural marvel in this part of town. Another recognizable landmark is the Chrysler Building with its art deco facade. Two of the area's residential enclaves are Sutton Place and Beekman Place that offer their residents the comfort of walking to work as well as many fine restaurants, bars and shops. Tudor City is historical part of this neighborhood just opposite the United Nations.

This whole area is rich with luxury hi rises as well as townhouses and prewar buildings that makes Midtown East well sought after neighborhood. Some of the area's shopping includes Bloomingdale's, Saks Fifth Avenue, Bergdorf Goodman, Tiffany's and more. Roosevelt Island Tram is another recognizable sign of Midtown East.

Neighborhood Data:

• Total Population - 31640
• Median Age - 45.7
• Households - 20275
• Avg. Household Income - $169,123

Midtown West

Midtown West is the area between 40th and 59th Street and 5th Avenue and Hudson River. Few things define Midtown West most of all - Times Square, the Theater District on Broadway, Radio City Music Hall, Carnegie Hall and Rockefeller Center. It is probably the most bussiest area in the city and mekka for tourists visiting attractions like: Madison Square Garden, Diamond District, Garment District, Radio City Music Hall, St. Patrick's Cathedral, Theater District and shops along Fifth Avenue.

In recent years many luxury hi rises have been developed here adding to the versitility of the housing. Clinton, formarly "Hell's Kitchen" is the residential part of this neighborhood that is a mix of walk-up brownstones and luxury hi rise buildings. AOL Time Warner Building, World Wide Plaza, CitySpire, Trump Tower and Metropolitan Tower are some of the luxury living hot spots. Jacob Javits Center attracts exibitors, conventions and tourists alike. Pennsylvania Station is a major tranportation hub for the whole city.


Neighborhood Data:

• Total Population - 39812
• Median Age - 37.8
• Households - 24231
• Avg. Household Income - $19,248

Murray Hill

Murray Hill is the area below 42nd street on the East side of Manhattan streching down to 28th Street and from Fifth Avenue to the East River. It was named after Robert Murray, a merchant who moved here in 1753 and built a farmhouse with the estate extending roughly from what is now Madison to Lexington Avenues, and from 33rd to 39th Streets. Currently Murray Hill is known as quiet residential neighborhood comrised of luxury residential high-rises, beautiful turn-of-the-century townhouses, exquisite pre-war buildings, brownstones and luxury co-ops and condominiums.

Conveniently located between midtown and downtown this area attracts many young people for its proximity to the downtown scene as well as families and others looking to walk to work in midtown. New York Public Library and Morgan Library can be found here. Midtown tunnel is a quick connection to Queens and Long Island for many spending weekends in the Hamptons. Rich night life and many restaurants fill Murray Hill streets on the weekends. The Murray Hill Neighborhood Association strives to preserve residential look of the neighborhood by preventing the conversion of entire buildings for commercial use and to block developement of large office spaces.


Neighborhood Data:

• Total Population - 50512
• Median Age - 35.9
• Households - 7570
• Avg. Household Income - $106,704


NoHo (North Of Houston) is roughly bounded by Houston Street on the south, the Bowery and Third Avenue on the east, 8th Street on the north and Broadway on the west. Originally, most loft apartments here were occupied by artists but now many professionals as well as celebrities, artists and writers call this their home or as they prefer to call it their "live and work" space.

East of Broadway many cobble stone streets can still be found like on Bond Street with it's many Cast Iron Buildings. Artist supply stores and many fine boutiques are scattered everywhere. Number of gorgeous 19th Century townhouses are part of Noho's historic district. Some of the city's best restaurants and trendy nightlife make Noho highly popular neighborhood.


Neighborhood Data:

• Total Population - 18460
• Median Age - 38.7
• Households - 3420
• Avg. Household Income - $86,651


SoHo (South of Houston) is roughly stretching from Houston to Canal Streets, between Hudson River and Lafayette Street. Soho is one of the best areas for shopping where just about every boutique on Madison Avenue has opened a downtown satellite. Most recently Bloomingdale's opened up here. SoHo has the largest collection of cast-iron buildings. Many small manufacturer buildings make a perfect conversion into luxury and sought after downtown lofts.

This area is also well known for over 200 art galleries, four museums, trendy bars, nightclubs and street bistros. Streets here get crowded with tourists especially on the weekends. Cobble stone streets and architecture reflect influence of many different styles such as Victorian Gothic, Neo-Greco, and Italianate. SoHo is a very desirable area to live in which keeps home prices high.


Neighborhood Data:

• Total Population - 26594
• Median Age - 35.7
• Households - 4394
• Avg. Household Income - $93,854


TriBeCa (Triangle Below Cannal) is roughly stretching from Broome to Barclay Streets, between Broadway and the Hudson River. What is left of old factories and warehouses, once considered industrial heart of the city, are spacious lofts that are sought after and fecth sky high prices. Many celebrities have homes in the area. TriBeCa got its own world-class film festival.

Some of the city's most upscale restaurants and art galleries are here. Its proximity to the financial district make it attractive not only to artists looking for open live/work space but also many investment bankers, doctors, lawyers and people from all walks of life. Normally very quiet streets can get busy with tourists closer to Ground Zero.


Neighborhood Data:

• Total Population - 27524
• Median Age - 39.86
• Households - 1321
• Avg. Household Income - $113,452

Upper East Side

Upper East Side extends from 59th Street in the south to 96th Street to the north and Fifth Avenue to East River. Here you can find something for everyone. From good deals on the far east side to luxury and exclusive co-ops on Fifth and Park Avenues. Upper East Side is home to "World's Richest Apartment Building" - 740 Park Avenue filled with purest luxury. Famous Museum Mile along Fifth Avenue is lined with some of the world's most prominent museums. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Guggenheim Museum, Whitney Museum of American Art, and the Frick Art Collection located in the Frick Mansion are most notable.

Madison Avenue is filled with exclusive boutiques and designer stores as well as some of the best and most expensive restaurants in the city. Tree lined streets are lined with beutiful brownstones and townhouses. Some of the city's best private and public schools are here like P.S. 6, The Dalton School, Chapin. Upper East Side includes neighborhoods like Carnegie Hill, Lenox Hill and Yorkville. Many restaurants, deli's and convenience stores are lining up the Avenues like Grace’s Market, Eli’s Manhattan Warehouse, Canard & Co and others.


Neighborhood Data:

• Total Population - 102842
• Median Age - 40.5
• Households - 62405
• Avg. Household Income - $151,024

Upper West Side

Upper west side encompases the area between 59th to 125th Street and Central Park to the east and Hudson River on the west. It is home to Lincoln Center and other performing art centers and Museum of Natural History with it's Rose Planetarium. Housing consists of many pre-war brownstones on tree lined streets, architecturally distinguished buildings along Central Park West and modern luxury hirises. This is a culturaly and income diverse neighborhood that attracts many doctors, artists, celebrities and professionals as well as ordinary citizens.


Neighborhood Data:

• Total Population - 63146
• Median Age - 38.8
• Households - 38210
• Avg. Household Income - $81,218

West Village

West Village is probably most bihemian and hippster neighborhood in the city. Streching from from 7th Avenue to Hudson River and 14th Street to Houston Street. European, old world charm is what is attracting most residents in to this area. Narrow streets, prewar brownstones and low rise buildings along tree lined streets is what one will find here. However more and more luxury condominiums and hirises are being built here especially along Hudson River front.

Lively night life and live music from many music clubs as well as hip bars, restaurants, bodegas and boutiques attract young and old. West Village is one of the most desirable city's neighborhoods to live in. That keeps the demand and prices high and inventory of available apartments low. When it comes to getting an apartment here, its all about location, location, location.


Neighborhood Data:

• Total Population - 178466
• Median Age - 38.8
• Households - 23879
• Avg. Household Income - $98,218