Manhattan, a borough of New York, is the most densely populated county in the United States. Therefore, it should come as no surprise that the area is divided into several different neighborhoods. Each neighborhood in Manhattan has its own distinctive reputation, helping to create the borough’s unique charm.
Uptown Manhattan neighborhoods are those which are above 59th Street. Harlem, stretching from the East River to the Hudson River between 155th Street, is a major African American business and cultural center. The Upper West Side, a neighborhood between Central Park and the Hudson River above West 59th Street, has many distinctive architectural features and is frequently used when filming television shows or movies that are set in New York City. Some of the other neighborhoods in uptown Manhattan include Marble Hill, Inwood, Hudson Heights, Washington Heights, Hamilton Heights, ViVa, Manhattan Valley, Carnegie Hill, Yorkville, Ansonia, and Lincoln Square.
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Downtown Manhattan neighborhoods are those below 14th Street. TriBeCa, a downtown neighborhood which runs roughly from Canal Street to Park Place and from the Hudson River to Broadway, is fashionable and trendy with a highly affluent population. SoHo, a neighborhood bordered by Houston Street, Lafayette Street, Canal Street, and Varick Street, is an artsy neighborhood with many historical areas. Some of the other neighborhoods in downtown Manhattan include NoHo, Little Italy, The Bowery, Two Bridges, Radio Row, Little Germany, Alphabet City, Chinatown, Five Points, and Greenwich Village (also known as "The Village").
Midtown Manhattan neighborhoods are those between 34th Street and 59th Street. Hell’s Kitchen, the area between 34th Street and 57th Street from 8th Avenue to the Hudson River, is neighborhood favored by actors and actresses due to its close proximity to Broadway theaters and The Actors Studio training school. The Garment District, a neighborhood situated between Fifth and Ninth Avenues from 34th to 42nd Street, is widely recognized as New York's fashion center. Other midtown Manhattan neighborhoods include Midtown East, Midtown Proper, Rockefeller Center, Diamond District, Great White Way, Tudor City, Little Brazil, Korea Town, and Madison Square.
Between the midtown and downtown areas, you’ll find some of Manhattan’s hippest nightspots. Chelsea, located south of Hell’s Kitchen and north of Greenwich Village, features clubs frequented by celebrities such as Britney Spears, Lindsay Lohan, and Paris Hilton. The Meatpacking District, running from West 15th Street South to Gansevoort Street and from the Hudson River East to Hudson Street, features hot clubs like Tenjune, One, PM, and Aer.