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MANHATTAN: UPPER WEST SIDE. February 13, 2014. Ensconced between Central Park and Riverside Park, the Upper West Side area between West 90th and West 99th streets is known for its stunning architecture, plethora of food options and acclaimed schools.

MANHATTAN: FLATIRON DISTRICT shows residential growth amid plethora of shopping, nightlife. By Wendy Lu. November 17, 2016. The Flatiron District is known as a prime destination for shopping, nightlife and offices for tech startups, but what many don’t know is that the nabe also has a growing residential community. The district is known for its booming commercial hub and iconic architecture, from the MetLife Tower to the Grand Madison on Fifth, to the Flatiron Building itself.

BRONX: KINGSBRIDGE. Ask those bustling in or out of Kingsbridge’s 231st Street subway station what they think of their tiny pocket of the northwest Bronx, and there is a good shot you will hear a lot of the same answers.

MANHATTAN: THEATER DISTRICT: With Times Square at its center, residents adapt to living among tourists. By Rosa O'Hara. November 3, 2016. Living in the Theater District is all about compromise. It has a vibrant energy and is a convenient place to live for those who work in midtown, but it is also home to one of the world’s biggest tourist destinations. There’s a huge amount of retail stores, but neighborly cafes are hard to come by.

From Bob Dylan's local to the best coffee spots, hand-drawn map of New York shows the city in incredible intricate detail

Hand drawn map of NY Insider's guide: Ms Sparks has not neglected Astoria, Queens and Jackson Heights, picking out locals' most loved eateries

QUEENS. SUNNYSIDE. January 28, 2014. Frank Sinatra must have been referring to a well-known Queens neighborhood when he urged listeners to direct their feet to the sunny side of the street. And he was probably in on a really good real estate tip. Sunnyside, the quaint and affordable neighborhood in western Queens, is situated in a prime location just minutes from Manhattan, but seems like a world away.

BROOKLYN: BAY RIDGE. Bay Ridge in southwest Brooklyn has long been a haven for blue-collar workers and their families.

BROOKLYN: BROOKLYN HEIGHTS, is lively and yet maintains its 19th century charm. By MARJORIE COHEN, March 4, 2015. The tree-lined streets of Brooklyn Heights, juxtaposed across the river from skyscraper-dense lower Manhattan, hold onto the neighborhood’s character from the start of the Civil War.