Finding an amenity filled apartment in the city is easy. Sifting through the abundance of New York neighborhoods and boroughs, while finding a home that's a perfect distance from work, culture, and nightlife is a far more difficult task. Since our customers span every borough, we've gathered some feedback from residents and landlords and compiled a list of some of the most discussed, sought after, and revered neighborhoods New York has to offer.
Greenpoint, Brooklyn - A an increasingly popular Brooklyn neighborhood that is funky and youthful, but still spacious. Greenpoint is also known for its multitude of food options and its great views of the city. For nightlife, check out neighborhood mainstays like Torst, Achilles Heel, Oak and Iron, or The Lot Radio if the weather is nice.
Featured Building - One Blue Slip’s luxurious exterior is complemented with stainless steel appliances and open concept kitchens accented with quartz countertops, tiled backsplashes, and washer and dryer capability in every unit. The building also includes a lounge, gaming and media room, children’s playroom, full fitness gym, on-site parking and a pet grooming center.
“Renters love Greenpoint because it provides the best of both worlds - the comfort of a residential neighborhood with waterfront access and stunning views of Manhattan. Renters can take a quick ferry or subway ride to Manhattan or choose to walk to local bars, restaurants and grocery stores.” -Dane Hope, Senior Leasing Agent, One Blue Slip, Brookfield Properties
Astoria, Queens - If you’re looking for reasonable rent and a short commute to Manhattan, Astoria is a good choice. You can enjoy the view of the city at Astoria Park, meet friends for happy hour at some of the largest beer gardens in any of the boroughs, or take a day trip and visit the Museum of Moving Image.
Featured Building - The DVI Astoria is located on a discreet street in the heart of Astoria. This luxury complex features on site parking, a fitness center, media lounges and a rooftop deck that offers an excellent view. In the event you do not have a car, DVI also includes a bicycle storage unit to all of their tenants.
“With Kaufman Studios across the street and The Museum of Moving Image only a few blocks away, our residents can immerse themselves in the rich history of the silver screen. They can also pick up a Citi Bike at one of the many local hubs and ride down to Socrates Sculpture Park to enjoy the breathtaking water views and Instagram-worthy artwork. Astoria quickly became one of the most sought-after neighborhoods to live in with its residential charm and easy access to the M, R, N, and W trains.” -Katie Sobel, VP New Development at MNS
Hudson Yards -If you’re interested in some of the best real estate NYC has to offer, then Hudson Yards should be one of your first options. Architectural feats including The Shed, The Vessel, and The High Line offer a sleek and modern feel to a revitalized neighborhood. For those looking for new luxury with a touch of history, Hudson Yards is as good as its reputation precedes it to be.
Featured Building - The Eugene offers a litany of exquisite amenities which include floor to ceiling windows, extraordinary skyline views of the city, 55,000 square feet of lifestyle and recreational activities, a 24 hour concierge service, a piano lounge, a library lounge, and a rooftop terrace with an outdoor grilling station.
“Our residents love that we are just steps away from Hudson Yards because it offers a unique, residential experience in one of the most sought-after neighborhoods in Manhattan. For those that would rather stay local, The Eugene is minutes away from up and coming restaurants and bars. One of our current favorites is Bluestone Lane: it has a great vibe and the Avocado smash is to die for!” -The Eugene Team at Manhattan West
Dumbo, Brooklyn -Although it is commonly known for its “instagram worthy photo ops,” DUMBO (down under the manhattan bridge overpass) is a vibrant locale that features Manhattan skyline views, a nightlife frequented by celebrities, and a community passionate about art and culture that makes this neighborhood unusually unique from others in the city.
Featured Building - 60 Water Street includes a variety of high level amenities, ranging from front desk concierge, full fitness room, rooftop deck, and a parking garage for bicycles and cars.
"There is no other neighborhood like DUMBO. No other place offers cobblestone streets and breathtaking waterfront views of the Brooklyn and Manhattan Bridges right outside the window. Renters fall in love with 60 Water because it is in the middle of many restaurants and coffee shops, while offering front door access to Brooklyn Bridge Park and Manhattan is just a short subway ride away. The charm and sophistication of DUMBO is unmatched." -Rebecca Epstein, Director of Leasing at Two Trees
Williamsburg, Brooklyn - There has been a noticeable influx of millennials to this Brooklyn neighborhood and rightfully so. Williamsburg is arguably one of the most sought after neighborhoods for those looking to find a perfect harmony of urban feels, trendy vibes and an eccentric nightlife. While this neighborhood is no stranger to rooftop bars, we also recommend checking out the more traditional Skinny Dennis or the pet-friendly Lucky Dog.
Featured building - 420 Kent offers some of the best views in Brooklyn and extends to its residents a 24/7 front desk concierge, wellness spa, outdoor rooftop pool, art and sculpture gallery, a quiet lounge, a sunken garden and river front courtyard as well as a magnificent east river waterfront esplanade.
What others think - “Williamsburg has become a world renowned hub of what’s new and cool. You combine that with new parkland and waterfront access, inventive 5 star dining and destination nightlife it’s easy to see how Williamsburg is one of the top 5 neighborhoods to move to in NYC. Hands down.” -David J. Maundrell III, EVP New Development Marketing at Citi Habitats
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