New York puts on its prettiest face come fall, so now’s the perfect time to check out a new part of town. We hit the pavement to bring you things to do in New York in four neighborhoods that might not be on your radar, as well as tips from local bloggers. Plus, we reopen the book on two classic nabes in Manhattan and Brooklyn that deserve a second look. And in case you seek further guidance, check out our list of the best new tours for locals.
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Horizon-expanding New York neighborhoods
Head north for top-notch jazz, tasty comfort food and roller-skating.
Brooklyn: Bay Ridge
Escape the Kings County gentrification wave in this South Brooklyn Hood.
The site of the US Open, two world’s fairs and the city's easternmost Chinatown has lots to offer.
Bronx: The Hub
Check out cool documentary art, Mexican grub and more in the heart of the South Bronx.
Classic New York neighborhoods and guided tours
Midtown for New Yorkers
It ain’t all tourists and glowing billboards; this nabe is also home to hidden parks, laid-back dives and great art.
Brooklyn Heights for history buffs
Here’s where to find the coolest architecture and coziest haunts in this historic ’hood.
Locals can learn about graffiti, the ecosystem and more on these expert-led outings.