What are interesting places to visit in the NYC neighborhood guide?

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Answered by: Christine, An Expert in the Publishing Contracts Category
The average NYer knows the fact as a guest you will not see all of NYC in a few days because there are 17 neighborhoods on the island alone. Not to mention the other boroughs that offer more melting pot neighborhoods. It's impossible to visit all 17 neighborhoods in Manhattan even if you can get to places by helicopters. Yes we have 20+ helipads in NYC and no the UN isn’t available.

Frequent guests can tell you every time you come it's not just a visit, it's an experience.

You start with an early brunch you had reserved at Sarabeth's (3 locations: Upper East side, Central Park South, Upper West Side, usually there’s a wait). Then a stroll through the Central Park Conservatory or a visit to the Boat House and the lake, next is the latest exhibit at MOMA considered Midtown East and then you finally arrive at dinner to savor the authentic Italian meal from a family owned restaurant Angelo's of Mulberry in Little Italy.

After dinner you’re via cab to an operatic experience of La Traviata at the NYC Opera (Lincoln Center) or an off broadway show Fuerza Bruta at the Daryl Roth Theatre (Union Square). For a late night apertif, it's your choice either to jet to a late night jazz club where ‘Larry the Bird’ played so it was aptly named Birdland Jazz Club (Midtown West) or the historic intimate hole in the wall West Village cafe like Caffe Vivaldi, the owner enjoys hosting daily live performances of local musicians so by the time you are back to your Chelsea hotel looking northeast of the NYC skyline, it was an exhausting but worthwhile memorable day. After all you have tomorrow to explore Chinatown for amazing dim sum you can’t pronounce but will enjoy, Alphabet City and other NYC neighborhoods you didn’t know about.

One thing is certain, bring your sneakers for the day and change into the heels and dress shoes for the evening. The following are common NYC neighborhood guide tips.

First, get a Subway map learn it inside out, if you get lost ask any NYer we love to help you as long as you tell us your destination!

Second, 5th Avenue is the skeletal backbone of NYC. From 5th Avenue building numbers will ascend small to large east and west accordingly. Again if you get lost, ask any NYer if they don't know they'll honestly tell you and direct you to a cabdriver. Inside the cab is a map of all the neighborhoods in Manhattan.

Third, Central Park is huge. No really it's huge. It starts at 59th St. and ends at 110th St. and separates the west and east sides once 5th Avenue ends. It was the first urban landscaped park with a lake AND a reservoir in the middle the layout originally designed by Frederick Olmsted, then the park superintendent, and Calvert Vaux, the architect. (There was an extension in 1863.) You cannot get through the “whole park” unless you have the “whole day.”

Lastly, Washington Square Park South is the southern equivalent to Central Park South. From WSP there is no more 5th Ave. The avenues become street names from here on out, this is why the first step was to get a Subway map.

How do you get to the cool places? Knowing someone who's gone to NYU and knows all the NYC neighborhoods and boroughs OR your own personal NYC neighborhood guide, a taxicab driver who has spent more than two years in NYC. It’s the qualification of being called a NYer. If you can make it here, you can make it anywhere.

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