New York — More than 8 million people live in New York, in a total area of 1,214.4 square kilometers. Countless galleries, museums, theaters, parks, restaurants and sights attract around 50 million visitors annually. A cultural melting pot, over 800 languages are spoken, and you can find food from almost every place on earth. In addition, New York is one of the most important trading cities in the world. In addition to the stock exchange, many international corporations have their headquarters here, forming an important economic area. Being one of the world’s financial centers, investing is a large market. Read more about investing in New York.
New York: Many Cities in One
New York City has 5 boroughs: Bronx, Brooklyn, Manhattan, Queens und Staten Island. Manhattan itself is an island divided into numerous neighborhoods, so-called Neighborhoods. The Bronx is located on the mainland, north of Manhattan, Queens and Brooklyn on the western tip of Long Island. While Staten island is an island separate from the others. The five boroughs are connected by numerous bridges, ferries and tunnels, so it’s possible to get almost everywhere by subway. Each has their own unique style, and is famous for different things.
One example is the Bronx, New York’s northernmost district. There you will find for example Yankee Stadium, Bronx Zoo, Woodlawn Cemetery, Little Italy and the New York Botanical Garden. Today, in addition to apartment buildings and social housing, there are also residential districts of the middle class in the Bronx. Like no other district in New York, immigrants from Central and South America, Africa and Kosovo have shaped the cityscape. This is in contrast to Manhattan’s wall street and businessman lifestyle, or Brooklyn’s art and student scene. New York City offers many things for diverse groups of people, among others being strong investment opportunities.
Investing in the Big Apple
Manhattan, Upper East Side, Midtown & Co. Buying luxury real estate in New York requires local market knowledge. Especially in times of low interest rates it is worthwhile to invest in a good property, whether in New York, Los Angeles, Miami or even cities like Chicago. From the small 50-80 sqm condominium to the spacious private property with up to 1,800 sqm of land. We track down the properties that offer the greatest return and the greatest possible luxury and comfort for you. Back to: Luxury realtor + properties.
New York from the Sky
Below a video showcasing the dramatic skyline of New York with a drone flight taking you between the skyscrapers.
SoHo to Williamsburg: Neighborhoods You Have to Know
There are too many neighborhoods to remember. Here we present the most important, hottest, and up-and-coming neighborhoods to keep in mind. These are home to some of the most interesting and luxurious real estate in North America, read more here.
Once a paradise for hippies and the punk movement. Without losing its artistic touch, the East Village is now home to many boutiques and restaurants. Among those who have lived here: Madonna, Lady Gaga, Lou Reed, Iggy Pop. The East Village covers the area east of 3rd Avenue and Bowery to the East River, between 14th Street and Houston Street.
SoHo represents what many people first think of when they hear New York. A chic neighborhood full of art galleries, boutiques, restaurants and bars. SoHo is a shopping and nightlife district, but also one of the safest neighborhoods. This is also a hotspot for movie productions and film stars!
Park Slope is the definition of a well-rounded neighborhood. It is blessed with excellent public schools, low crime rates, extensive green spaces, diverse shoping opportunities, and a population with more artists and creative people than even Williamsburg (see below), along with high-end restaurants and bars, and Prospect Park, one of New York’s most beloved and famous parks.
Williamsburg, the birthplace of hipsters, and current home to many artists and personalities.Besides small stores you will find many interesting art galleries and street markets, along with many cafes and cozy bars where you can try local beers, combined with ever-improving public transportation connections to nearby Manhattan. Williamsburg presents the alternative side of New York and it is quite refreshing.
Greenwich Village (or simply “The Village”) is the part of NYC where everything is a little different and quirky. The residents are mostly students and the young working class. The neighborhood also offers some of the best private schools in the city, high-end restaurants, shopping malls, and is an entertainment center. The streets in the Village are not geometrically organized like in most parts of New York, which makes it feel like a real village.
Chelsea is one of the hippest neighborhoods in New York, offering many cool art galleries, classy boutiques and even classier restaurants, which attract especially a young audience. Chelsea is especially popular with writers, painters and actors. The area has very good public schools, large health and fitness facilities and a vibrant nightlife and many outdoor activities and transportation. The optimal place to settle down with families as the neighbor’s safety is quite high and the crime rate is low.
According to Forbes magazine, TriBeCa is the most expensive neighborhood in New York and home to stars like Beyonce and Jay Z, Justin Timberlake and Leonardo DiCaprio. It is not surprising that you will find many luxurious stores and restaurants here such as at the exclusive Tribeca Grill. In general you should have enough money with you when you visit TriBeCa.
More Popular New York Neighborhoods
There are more neighborhoods, which may not be the first places to think of, but which still have a strong personality and much to offer. These include Bedford-Stuyvesant, one of the most up-and-coming neighborhoods in all of New York, Flatiron, home of Jeff Bezos’ $80 million apartment, or the Upper West Side, setting of a West Side Story.
- Sunset Park
- Battery Park & Financial District
- New Dorp
- West Village
- Sunny Side
- Jackson Heights
- Bedford Park
- Brighton Beach
- Upper East Side
- Morningside Heights
- Carroll Gardens
- Corona Park
- Co-op City
- Upper West Side
- Bay Ridge
- St. George
- Fort Greene
- Flatiron & Gramercy
- Red Hook
- Sheepshead Bay
- Washington Heights
- Cobble Hill & Boerum Hill
- Nolita & Little Italy