Alle Stadtteile von New York: Manhattan, Bronx, Queens, Brooklyn und Staten Island

All boroughs of New York: Manhattan, Bronx, Queens, Brooklyn and Staten Island

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There is a very famous saying about New York City “New York is the biggest collection of villages in the world.” ("New York is the largest collection of villages in the world.") The Big Apple is made up of five boroughs and each of the boroughs of New York, or suburbs of New York, is unique and within each of these boroughs there are unique neighborhoods, of a type Collection of villages, each with its own atmosphere and its own special culture, a true melting pot of cultures. The atmosphere is different in every part of New York. (The New York district map or city map is included in the article.)

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New York City

New York City is a city in the US state of New York. New York City is also the most densely populated major city in the country. Nearly 43% of New York State's population lives in the 790 square kilometers that make up New York City. The metropolitan area consists of 20 million people, the largest metropolis in the United States. The New York boroughs map is below. When was New York founded? Dutch merchants founded New Amsterdam – now known as New York City – in 1624.

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The five boroughs of New York have an estimated 8.5 million residents and New York is one of the largest cities in the world. Since 1825, New York has served the world as the Hudson's gateway to the West. With the opening of the Erie Canal in 1825, connecting the Great Lakes and the Atlantic via the Hudson River, the great port of New York and the island of Manhattan became one of the world's most important ports, the World Trade Center. and secured the city's economic supremacy. New York became one of America's most important industrial cities.

The community's population has different groups and classes. The upper class mostly lives outside in places like New Jersey, parts of: Queens, The Bronx, Staten Island and then of course there is Manhattan, the most expensive island in the world and its expensive neighborhoods.

The 5 boroughs of New York City

Queens is the largest borough of NYC in terms of area, Manhattan is the smallest, The Bronx alone is the size of Paris in terms of area, and Brooklyn is the most populous borough with 2.6 million residents. It's difficult to visit all of this on your own, so we're organizing a city tour for you where we'll show you Manhattan, the Bronx, Queens and Brooklyn. The real New York!

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The most famous district of New York is Manhattan. The Dutch began the settlement of New York on this island and so it is not surprising that the most famous of all New York's districts, Manhattan, is now also considered the center of New York.

More than 1.6 million people live in 60 square kilometers. 22 bridges and 21 tunnels connect Manhattan with the surrounding boroughs of the Bronx, Queens and Brooklyn as well as with the neighboring state of New Jersey.

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Manhattan - The boroughs of New York City

New Yorkers roughly divide the Manhattan district into Uptown from Central Park beginning upwards, Midtown (where the Empire State Building is, for example) and Downtown, also lower Manhattan, from north to south, then there are different neighborhoods such as West Village, Harlem , Little Italy, Upper East Side, Upper West Side, SoHo (South of Houston), Battery Park City along the Hudson River, etc. (map above). Unlike any other part of the city, the streets of Manhattan run like a chessboard, a grid system that Americans call the “grid system”. The streets that run from north to south are “Avenues”, the east-west streets are “Streets”.

Grid System - Manhattan District

The grid works from 14th Street upwards, below (districts in Lower Manhattan) there is a bit of "chaos" because these streets were built by Europeans. Broadway (Broad=far, way=way) with its countless theaters, shopping centers and historic buildings is an exception and still represents the main "path" of the indigenous people to this day, before the arrival of the white man. Therefore, Broadway can be found in almost every city in the United States and not just in Manhattan or New York.

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Broadway in Manhattan runs from the northwest side and stretches like a snake from Washington Heights, through Harlem, the Upper West Side, Midtown Manhattan, along Times Square, South of Houston - SoHo, Lower Manhattan, not far from One World Trade Center, past the Financial District aka Wall Street to the southern tip of Manhattan where the Staten Island Ferry leaves.

The most famous place in New York City is Times Square, the so-called cross streets of the universe. Here in Midtown, Broadwy intersects 7th and 8th Avenue and when that happens, a square is created. This is how Times Square came into being, named after the New York Times.

Other famous "Squares" in Midtown Manhattan are: Union Square, Herald Square, Madison Square, Duffy Square etc.

In Lower Manhattan: Washington Square, Straus Square (native from Otterber), etc.

Central Park

Central Park is located in the heart of Manhattan and is of course free to visit. With its 349.15 hectares, the park is known as the green lung of New York; Central Park, for size comparison, is larger than the Principality of Monaco. It divides Manhattan down the middle into the Upper East Side and Upper West Side districts.

Designed by Frederick Law Olmsted and Calvert Vaux, Central Park influenced the development of urban parks nationwide and is widely considered a masterpiece of landscape architecture.

The park occupies approximately 843 acres of land, equivalent to approximately 16 billion New York City apartments. The park is larger than the Principality of Monaco. Since 1908, Central Park has appeared in over 240 feature films, making it the most filmed public park in the world!

Street canyons of Manhattan

The high-rise canyons are the symbol of Manhattan, with the famous buildings such as the Chrysler Building, the Empire State Building , the newly built One World Trade Center and many others. Every year the city's landmarks such as: B. Wall Street, Fifth Avenue, the Rockefeller Center, the Museum of Modern Art and many other attractions attract thousands of visitors.

Life in the Manhattan district is extremely expensive. Midtown Manhattan is predominantly a huge office complex, the largest in the USA, for example the Empire State Building is purely an office building with its own post office. The old American money lives on the chic Upper East Side along Central Park. Anyone who owns an apartment here can claim to have made it. Actors, models, designers, artists, authors and musicians live in trendy districts such as SoHo or the Meatpacking District, a dream of every inhabitant of the world.

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Park and Fifth

Park Avenue is the most famous avenue for wealthy New Yorkers. Originally called Fourth Avenue, Park Avenue had an inglorious beginning: Park Avenue was originally the route of the New York and Harlem Railroad. The tracks between 34th and 40th Streets were eventually covered with bars and grass in the 1850s. The section along this route was called Park Avenue.

Museum Mile

Fifth Avenue is Midtown Manhattan, known as a shopping mile below 59th Street. Everything in the Upper East Side neighborhood north of 59th Street, Fifth Avenue is known as Museum Mile.

Officially there are six different museums, which are referred to as museum “Milers”. They are El Museo del Barrio; Museum of the City of New York; The Jewish Museum; Cooper Hewitt, National Design Museum; Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum; and the Metropolitan Museum of Art, as well as the Neue Galerie New York Museum, Frick Collection and other great smaller museums.

MoMA - Museum of Modern Art is located on 53rd Street between Fifth and Sixth Avenue.


The northern part of the island of Manhattan. The Harlem Historic District stretches across 96th Street and the Hudson River between East River and 154th Street. A variety of restaurants, retail and schools can be found here, making these neighborhoods very popular. Hamilton Heights or Sugar Hill are particularly suitable for visiting this area.

Martin Luther King, 125th Street, Harlem

The Bronx

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The Bronx, not only famous because of the New York Yankees, is the northernmost district of New York and is very multicultural. All boroughs of New York are islands except for the Bronx, which is almost entirely on the mainland with the exception of a few small islands.

The district received its name from the Swedish settler Jonas Bronck, who settled in what is now the city in 1639. Afterwards, European settlers called the area “Broncks Land” and used the term “going to the Broncks” to indicate that they were visiting someone in the area. Therefore, the Bronx is the only district to have the article “the” – the Bronx in its name.

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At the beginning of the 20th century, the urban area experienced an economic boom, with many immigrants of European descent moving to the district, especially along the main street, Grand Concourse. It was only after the first global economic crisis "The Big Depression" in the early 1920s and the Second World War that a large proportion of the residents of European descent moved to other parts of the city due to the reconstruction and increased creation of social housing, which brought with it crime.

In the following decades, the Bronx increasingly became a social hotspot. Crimes such as robberies, car thefts and organized gang crime were commonplace, especially in the South Bronx. The district remains one of the most dangerous to this day, but nowhere near as much as in the past. In all parts of New York there are certain areas that should be considered.

In addition to apartment buildings and public housing, there are also middle-class residential areas in the Bronx. Immigrants from Central and South America, especially the Caribbean, Africa, Italy, Albania and Kosovo, shaped and continue to shape the cityscape like no other district in New York. Breakdancing and hip-hop began in the Bronx and later developed into a globally famous hip culture.

Many restaurants with the specialties of the respective culture are characteristic of the Bronx. Several parks, including the largest zoo, The Bronx Zoo, countless shopping streets and Yankee Stadium are popular points of contact for residents and visitors.

New York Botanical Garden

The New York Botanical Garden (NYBG) is a botanical garden in Bronx Park in the Bronx, New York City. Founded in 1891, it occupies 100 hectares of land, encompassing a landscape with over a million living plants. Tickets are between $28 and $30 USD.

Bronx Zoo

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The Bronx Zoo is a zoo in Bronx Park in the Bronx, New York. It is one of the largest zoos in the United States by area and the largest metropolitan zoo in the United States by area.


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Queens is the largest borough in New York in terms of area. 2.23 million inhabitants live here on 283 square kilometers. Founded in 1683 by British immigrants and named in honor of the Queen.

Melting pot of cultures

More than any other borough , Queens ' population is the most ethnically diverse. The residents of Queens speak over 150 different languages, and over two-thirds were born outside the United States, an astonishing fact even for New York.

Many celebrities, well-known musicians, actors, athletes and designers come from Queens; one of the most famous series "The King of Queens" made the district even more famous.
Queens has many attractions and sports arenas to offer, such as the US Open, the tennis mecca.

The two major airports , JFK International Airport and La Guardia Airport, are both in Queens.

Neighborhoods in Queens - The most interesting neighborhoods in Queens

There are 39 fantastic neighborhoods in ethnicity and culture waiting for you in the borough of Queens. The subway lines 7 owe their nickname to the circumstances, namely International Express. The most interesting places would probably be Astoria, Flushing or Flushing Meadows, Corona or Long Island City. Jackson Heights, Sunnyside and Forest Hill have many other interesting neighborhoods. Insider tip: You should avoid Queensbridge and Jamaica if you go to Queens.

The most famous sights in Queens

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North Queens Flushing and Flushing Meadows in particular are rich in historical attractions and are a popular destination for a NY vacationer. The Unisphere at Flushing Meadows Corona Park is one of Queens' most visited landmarks. Other highlights include the New York Mets' Citifield Stadium and the Hall of Science on Randall Island, as well as emerging graffiti artists and the Museum of Film in Long Island City. Long Island City has the best view of the Manhattan skyline of all boroughs in Queens, especially Midtown Manhattan, the Empire State Building and the Chrysler Building. By the way, this should not be confused with the island of Long Island.

King of Queens fans watch out

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Fans of the King of Queens series will likely be disappointed by the absence of the Heffernan house on the corner of Aberdeen and Queens Road. The show's residency isn't in Queens and it's actually in New Jersey! Her apartment can be found at 95 24-44 Queens Blvd in the Reggio Park neighborhood.

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Bronx, Queens and Brooklyn Tour


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The Brooklyn district is currently the hottest district in the USA, especially the Williamsburg district. Beautiful new buildings and skyscrapers are growing almost every day, especially near the East River across from Manhattan. Brooklyn is connected to Manhattan via the Brooklyn Bridge, Williamsburg Bridge and Manhattan Bridge.

In the southeast of NYC, where the Brooklyn district is located, which is still partially independent today, is also the closest to the open sea, the Atlantic, which is why Brooklyn is often particularly affected by hurricanes. Brooklyn was an independent city until 1898, which changed with the construction of the Brooklyn Bridge, making Brooklyn part of New York City. Brooklyn was founded in 1634 by Dutch immigrants.

From the large villages and smaller towns of the settlement phase in the 17th century, a large district grew, whose image continues to shape this era. The district has 2.56 million inhabitants on 183 square kilometers, very populated.

Art district in Brooklyn

In addition to wealthy districts such as Williamsburg and Brooklyn Heights, which do not differ in price from Manhattan, there are also simple working-class districts in the Brooklyn district, which are a little "deeper" on the island. Many artists from the music, fashion, art and theater scenes are based there.

Brooklyn Museum in Prospect Park is the second largest museum in New York City and one of the largest museums in the United States. The holdings include a large collection of ancient Egyptian masterpieces and works from many cultures from around the world, particularly Chinese, Korean and Middle Eastern art.

Bushwick graffiti

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Bushwick is about half an hour from Manhattan by subway. This neighborhood is famous for graffiti art, nightclubs and eccentrics. The main area is around the Bushwick Collective (specifically along Starr Street, Troutman Street, and Jefferson Street between Irving Avenue and Cypress Avenue). There is a collection of street art around the block of Moore Street, Siegel Street, White Street and Bogart Street.

The Bushwick Collective is a living, breathing art collective located in Bushwick, Brooklyn in New York City. This creative series of Bushwick artwork was conceived and created by Bushwick native Joe Ficalora, with the first mural appearing in 2011.

European and Latin American populations, but also migrants from Asia and Eastern Europe, particularly famous among them the Hasidic Jews, give the city an incomparable facial appearance.

Coney Island

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This is where some New Yorkers come when the weather is nice to relax outdoors and enjoy the beach, especially in the summer. During your visit to Coney Island, you can walk along the Coney Island boardwalk and get up close to the ocean to feel the breeze. A fantastic plan that can be complemented with an extra thrill when you enter Luna Park, a mix of old fair and amusement park.

Staten Island neighborhood

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The most unknown part of New York, famous only for the free Staten Island Ferry , from which you can catch a view of the skyline and the Statue of Liberty .

With only 443,800 residents in 151.5 square kilometers, Staten Island is a rather "sparsely" populated district, "famous" among New Yorkers for having the city's largest landfill. The largest bridge in New York connects the island with Brooklyn, the Verrazano-Narrows Bridge, but the island is also connected to New Jersey and Long Island by bridges.

The island is full of parks, especially in the center and south of the island, and there is also a natural coastline with a beach.

The suburb with its rich green sandy beaches and breathtaking views of New York Harbor, Staten Island is somewhat isolated like New York's other boroughs. Instead of the hustle and bustle of other New York neighborhoods, New Yorkers can relax in this neighborhood and there is no boredom that can be attributed to the region's reputation. All in all, ferry rides are a highlight for New Yorkers. There is a lack of sights in this area, apart from large parks.


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