Category: Neighborhoods

Neighborhoods
2011 November White Plains

 Thirty minutes outside of Manhattan, the city of White Plains has grown from a  historic colonial village to a thriving retail and cultural hub, offering a  more placid but not at all mundane environment for both its citizens, visitors,  …

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Neighborhoods
2011 October Murray Hill

 If we gave Manhattan neighborhoods human personalities, the meatpacking district may be the hip,  in-the-know popular cousin and Central Park South would be the conservative  Wall Street banker uncle, it would stand to reason that Murray …

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Neighborhoods
2011 July Long Beach

 Imagine a quiet oceanfront community with powdery, white sand beaches, wonderful  restaurants, a thriving cultural scene, and all of this less than an hour away  from Midtown New York City. Look no further than Long Beach.    Long …

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Neighborhoods
2011 April Change in Chelsea

For years, Chelsea was a highly industrial fringe neighborhood, a commercial center on the west side of Manhattan filled with stables, railyards and rowhouses, but today it’s a popular place for restaurants, nightclubs, retail shopping …

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Neighborhoods
2011 January Kew Gardens, Queens

Kew Gardens in Queens seems to be just another urban neighborhood when you emerge from the Union Turnpike subway station. For instance, there is the long stretch of Queens Boulevard that is always busy with traffic. Lining the boulevard…

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2010 September The Heart of Queens

Linda Cunegin is extremely proud of the fact that she has lived and worked in South Jamaica, Queens since 1957—and she's planning to stick around. She is owner of Tri-County Home Nursing Services Inc., a company started by her mother in…

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2010 July A Look at Babylon, Long Island

Nestled by the water on the south end of Babylon, a town in Suffolk County, is the Village of Babylon, a two-square mile incorporated entity that is home to a little over 12,000 residents. Babylon Village isn’t very large, but it is hom…

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Neighborhoods
2010 June Affluence Personified

 For people interested in historic architecture and a family-friendly atmosphere,  the neighborhood commonly called Carnegie Hill is one of the most desired  locales in Manhattan.    Carnegie Hill effectively forms a village within …

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2010 May A River Runs Through It

 When people think of the Bronx, most probably picture an urban landscape of  tenements and commercial buildings surrounded by acres of concrete and asphalt—the image of a leafy suburban enclave is perhaps not the first thing that comes  t…

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Neighborhoods
2010 April Members Only

New York City takes understandable pride in the many beautiful parks studding the concrete rigidity of its urban grid. This makes it somewhat ironic that one of the lovliest of these green spaces is locked up—accessible only to those lu…

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