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Upper Manhattan
The northern tip of Manhattan (Washington Heights and Inwood) has been home to waves of immigrants since the 18th century. After WWII it they were Jews from Germany. Today, they come from the Dominican Republic. The area was once New York's last frontier, a place where the wealthy had their estates. Now it is a place to find cheap housing.

The Cloisters, Fort Tryon Park, George Washington Bridge, Highbridge Park,Inwood Hill Park, Hispanic Society of America, Morris-Jumel Mansion, Trinity Cemetary

The capital of black America is enjoying a revitalization if not a full fledged renaissance. Famous for its clubs where jazz greats played into the early hours of the roaring twenties, Harlam fell on hard times and drugs and crime took over. That is changing. President Clinton chose Harlem as the location of his office after leaving the White House. Signal enough that the times are different now.

The Apollo Theater, The Schomburg Center for Research on Black Culture, The Studio Museum of Harlam, National Black Theater, Abyssinian Babtist Church, Hamilton Grange National Memorial.

Upper West Side
Runs from Columbus Circle uptown (north) to Columbia University... four square miles of real estate west of Central Park whose rising value is pushing out the middle class. Known as the home of liberals, writers, actors, and activists, the flavor of the West Side is changing with an influx of bankers and lawyers and brand name retail stores.

Time Warner Center, John Jay College, Fordham University, Lincoln Center, Julliard School of Music, The Dakota, The Ansonia, New York Historical Society, American Museum of Natural History, Rose Center for Earth and Space, Children's Museum of Manhattan, Cathedral Church of St. John the Divine, Columbia University, Barnard College, Union Theological Seminary, Riverside Church, Grant's Tomb, Manhattan School of Music, Jewish Theological Seminary, Morningside Park, Riverside Park.

New York's greespace. Four square mils acres of egalitarian recreation and man-made beauty. America's first planned urban park. The park has baseball and softball fields, bike trails and bike rentals, boating (rentals), ponds for sailing model yachts and fishing (loaner poles), horseback riding (rentals and lessons), ice skating, swimming (Lasker Rink in the summer), tennis, and plenty of open space to walk your dogs, picnic, play Frisbee or just relax and enjoy.

The Arsenal
Arthur Ross Pinetum
Belvedere Castle
Bethseda Terrace and Fountain
Henry Luce Nature Observatory
The Carousel
Central Park Drive
Central Park Zoo
Charles Dana Discover Center
Chess and Checkers House
The Concert Ground
Conservatory Garden
The Boat Pond
Kerbs Memorial Boat House
Visitor Information Center (The Dairy)
Delacorte Theatre
THe Great Lawn (Mid-park)
Harlem Meer
Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis Reservoir
The Lake (Mid-park)
Laker Rink and Pool
Lawn Sports Center
Loeb Boathouse
The Mall (Literary Walk)
Merchants' Gate & Maine Monument
Naturalists' Walk
The North Meadow Recreation Center
Cleopatra's Needle (Obelisk)
The Pond
The Pool
The Ramble
The Ravine
Shakespeare Garden
Sheep Meadow
Strawberry Fields
Summit Rock
Swedish Cottage Marionette Theater
Turtle Pond
Wollman Memorial Skating Rink.

Upper East Side
Where the well-heeled live... multi-million dollar Park Avenue apartments, the shops of Madison Avenue, Museum Mile, dog walkers and private schools... but the Upper East Side is also has area with rent-controlled apartments, affordable housing for the less wealthy.

Guggenheim Museum, Metropolitan Museum of Art, The Whitney, Neye Gallery New York, The Jewish Museum, Museum of the City of New York, El Museo del Barrio, Frick Collection, Cooper-Hewitt National Design Museum , Asia Society, China Institute in America, German Cultural Center, Bloomingdales, Hunter College, 92nd Street Y, Carl Schurz Park, Roosevelt Island, Temple Emanu-El

Midtown East
Business, world politics and good shopping.

United Nations, Grand Central Station, the Chrysler Building, Waldorf-Astoria Hotel, Saks Fifth Avenue, Takashimaya, Japan Society, Dahesh Museum, Turtle Bay Gardens Historic District, the Amish Market, Seagram Building and Plaza, Citicorp Center, Lever House, French Institute and Florence Gould Hall, MetLife Building, St. Patrick's Cathedral

Midtown West
Tons to see and do here, home to Times Square, TV studios, Broadway theaters, the Garment District, Hell's Kitchen, Restaurant Row (great ethnic restaurants) and the performing arts.

MoMA, American Folk Art Museum, International Center of Photography, Carnegie Hall, Museum of Art and Design, Madison Square Gardens, Empire State Building, Bryant Park, Jacob Javits Conventions Center, Madame Tussaud's New York, Museum of Television and Radio, New York Public Library, Radio City Music Hall, Rockefeller Center, Times Square, MTV and Today Show studios.

Greenwich Village - West
A hot spot for the counterculture in the 60s, the West Village is more tame today, but it still an anything goes kind of neighborhood and a center for gay and lesbian culture. No longer considered bohemian, the West Village is high rent with celebrity residents, funky shops, great music clubs, pubs and nightlife, street life and surprises...

New York University, Washington Square Park, Jefferson Market, Forbes Galleries, Provincetown Playhouse, St. Luke in the Fields (Church)

Greenwich Village - East
East meets west. Same story. Radical, and edgy gives way to money, but there are still a few strains of its multi-ethnic past reflected by Russian and Turkish baths and ethnic restaurants.

The Bowery, CBGB, McSorley's, Merchant's House Museum, Ukrainian Museum,Tomkins Square Park, Hell's Angels headquarters, Cooper Union, Grace Church, Nuyorican Poets Cafe, Russian and Turkish baths, St. Marks Church in the Bowery.

Multi-cultural heritage collides with new edgy, fashion chic. The result is surprising at times and it works. Great ethnic restaurant - Katz's Delicatessen, Sammy's Roumanian, Russ and Daughters...

Orchard Street Bargain District, Lower East Side Tenement Museum, Abrons Art Center, Eldridge Street Synagogue.

Lower Manhattan
Ground Zero, site of the new Freedom Tower, the Financial District

Battery Park, Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island, Brooklyn Bridge, Bowling Green, Wall Street and the NYSE, City Hall, Federal Reserve Bank, Museum of Jewish Heritage, New York City Police Museum, Skyscraper Museum, South Street Seaport, Staten Island Ferry, Fulton Fish Market, Trinity Church and Museum, Woolworth Building, St. Paul's Chapel, Fraunces Tavern Museum, Irish Hunger Memorial, Museum of American Financial History, World Financial Center and Winter Garden, Governors Island.

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