Manhattan , Brooklyn , Queens , Staten Island , and The Bronx .
So what’s a “borough” anyway? It’s like a smaller city within our massive metropolis. NYC has five of them— the Bronx , Brooklyn , Manhattan , Queens and Staten Island —each with dozens of neighborhoods lending their own local flavor.
Hudson Waterfront Jersey City and Hoboken in Hudson County are sometimes referred to as the sixth borough, given their proximity and connections by PATH trains. Fort Lee, in Bergen County, opposite Upper Manhattan and connected by the George Washington Bridge, has also been called the sixth borough.
In reference to New York City, a borough refers to a semi-autonomous government unit within the city. Prior to 1898, ” New York City” basically referred only to what is now called Manhattan. Brooklyn was a separate city, Queens was a county composed of smaller villages, etc.
Here are the 10 most risky NYC neighborhoods Bedford-Stuyvesant. Downtown. Fort Green and Clinton Hill. Flatiron and Gramercy. Brownsville. Hunts Point. Greenwich Village and Meatpacking District. Midtown.
It is bounded roughly by Frederick Douglass Boulevard, St. Nicholas Avenue, and Morningside Park on the west; the Harlem River and 155th Street on the north; Fifth Avenue on the east; and Central Park North on the south.
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Re: Why is it called Hell’s Kitchen ? “Originally the expression ” Hell’s Kitchen ” referred to a rough neighbourhood on the South Side of London. The term in reference to New York first appeared in print on September 22, 1881 when a New York Times reporter went to a police guide to get details of a multiple murder there.
Statistically the safest borough to live in crime -wise, Staten Island still has a lot of kills, the Dutch word for creek. There’s Fresh Kills, Arthur Kill, the Kill Van Cull, and my favorite, Great Kills.
The name ” Bronx ” originated with Swedish-born Jonas Bronck, who established the first settlement in the area as part of the New Netherland colony in 1639. The native Lenape were displaced after 1643 by European settlers.
Billionaires ‘ Row, a set of eight ultra-luxury skyscrapers along the southern end of Manhattan’s Central Park, has seen some of New York City’s richest home sales ever. It includes Central Park South, New York City’s most expensive street in 2019, where the median sale price is currently US$9.8 million.
New York City’s most suburban borough, Staten Island , is also its richest, with a median household income of $70,295, while the suburban counties surrounding New York are all richer than any of the boroughs.
Hip and quirky Brooklyn has done a lot of growing up in recent years, becoming the most populated borough and earning the title the “New Manhattan”. It is admittedly more expensive , but Queens is just that much further away from Manhattan, so what you save on rent you may end up paying in transportation costs.
The bronx is part of thee american experience people move in and people move out. Atleast in other boroughs the ghetto does not make up the majority. The non- ghetto neighborhoods also don’t look the same as the ghetto ones (unlike the Bronx where even Riverdale looks like Fordham). The Bronx is tough.
Bronx crime is unfortunately high at the moment (although its City Island is a pretty safe outlier), and the borough is even facing a minor epidemic of hypodermic needles scattered on the grounds of its parks.