New York City, located in New York State, is the largest city in the US by population. It is the most densely populated area in the US with 8.5 million people distributed in an area of 784km2. It is located on the southern tip of New York State where the Atlantic Ocean and the Hudson River meet. This city has had and continues to have significant influence on fashion, business, research, technology and entertainment. The United Nations has its headquarters in the city making it one the world’s major diplomatic centers. New York also has a large natural harbor that has made the city a major international trading port.
Battery Park is a neighborhood in southern Manhattan that faces New York Harbor. The neighborhood is home to the famous park of the same name. Battery Park has important monuments such as Castle Clinton, Hope Garden and the Sphere. Housing in Battery Park is expensive as the neighborhood is very desirable. The median price of a house is around $900,000 and rents average $2,000. Only a minority of households are occupied by owners as 79 percent of homes are occupied by renters. Battery Park is one of the safest places in New York with a crime rate that is far below the city average. Battery Park’s racial makeup is mostly composed of Caucasians and Asians. Only 1 percent of the neighborhood’s population is African American. Fine food is plentiful in Battery Park and visitors should check out Terroir Tribeca and Sazon.
Tribeca is a neighborhood located in lower Manhattan. The neighborhood is in a trapezoid shape and is bounded by West Street, Broadway, Chambers Street, Canal Street and Vesey Street. According to the statistics from NYPD, Tribeca is the safest neighborhood in New York. Tribeca is the most expensive neighborhood in America and the median house price is more than $3,000,000! Public transport in Tribeca is provided by tram and subway. Most of the buildings in Tribeca are old industrial buildings that were converted into homes. The neighborhood also has Hudson River Park, a park that provides a tennis court, soccer fields and recreational waterfront.
Greenwich is a village located to the west of Lower Manhattan. The neighborhood has a reputation as the Bohemian capital and as an artists’ haven. The area also birthed the LGBT movement and the counterculture movement. Two private colleges New School and New York University are located in the Village. The neighborhood is extremely gentrified and is one of the most expensive in the US. Most home prices average around $1.3M, if a home can be found. Most of the residents in The Village are renters. The center of the neighborhood is the iconic Washington Square Park. Greenwich Village is also an important arts scene with many Off Broadway theaters. Many famous groups have taken residence in Astor Place Theater. The Blue Note club also hosts some of the most famous acts in Jazz.