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Hilton Garden Inn New York Central Park South-Midtown WestLocated 7 minutes’ walk from Central Park, this Manhattan hotel features an on-site fitness centre and rooms with city views. Times Square is just 1 km away.Book now
Riverside Tower HotelOffering complimentary WiFi, the Riverside Tower Hotel is 805 metres from the American Museum of Natural History. This non-smoking property is 2.1 km from the Metropolitan Museum of Art. Some rooms also offer views of the Hudson River.Book now
The Vue Inn BrooklynSituated in Brooklyn, 6.3 km from Barclays Center, The Vue Inn Brooklyn features accommodation with free WiFi and free private parking. The property is around 8.5 km from Aqueduct Racetrack, 10 km from Bloomingdales and 10 km from NYU - New York University. One World Trade Center is 11 km away and Brooklyn Bridge is 11 km from the hotel.Book now
HOTELS, APARTMENTS, VACATION RENTALS AND BED AND BREAKFAST IN NEW YORK
The most populous city in the US and one of the most populated urban areas on the planet. The City that never sleeps, the Capital of the World, the Big Apple. New York, from many names and thousands faces. The city with the urban fabric and unique skyline in the world. Everything is possible in New York and everything goes through this city: trends, fashions, music, food, business. It is located on the New York Bay and occupies both the mainland (Bronx) and the islands of Staten Island, Long Island (Queens and Brooklyn) and Manhattan.
It is divided into 5 boroughs (borough) Manhattan, The Bronx, Queens, Brooklyn and Staten Island which are metropolitan counties.
Finding your own New York
Life in the city that never sleeps is unbroken. From the myriad of iconic attractions to the wealth of bars and restaurants, New York never fails to do things. Food lovers are spoiled, with countless restaurants offering all kinds of glorious food from a set of different cultures. Traditional customers happily mix with chic restaurants, giving everyone the chance to savour their favorite cuisine. New York City is also a shopper’s paradise and includes world-class shops like Bloomingdales and Macy’s among its many designer stores.
Because of its large size, New York City may seem a bit overwhelming at first. However, by carefully choosing the location of your holiday apartment or your hotel, you will maximize your visit time and be sure to get exactly what you want from your trip to the Big Apple.
Upper West Side Vacation Rentals are ideal for theatre lovers, as a significant part of Broadway runs through this cosmopolitan and residential neighborhood. Those looking to be close to many of New York’s most famous attractions should consider renting a Midtown West guest house. Manhattan is home to a number of New York’s most famous landmarks, including the Empire State Building, the Chrysler Building and Times Square. With 9flats, it’s easy to find an accommodation in New York either you’re looking for a cheap hotel in New York or you’re looking for a vacation rental or cheap apartments in NYC.
Visiting New York
There are many areas, zones, neighbourhoods and districts to visit during your stay in New York. In 9flats you can find the best cheap accommodations, hotels and vacation rentals in the entire New York City. We recommend you:
Certainly the most famous district and the most visited by tourists. Very often in fact New York is identified with Manhattan only. It’s a district full of charm, with skyscrapers and breathtaking views, shopping paradises and everything you could think of finding. In this district you can find Wall Street, The United Nations, Times Square, Fifth Avenue. It’s divided into Lower Manhattan, Midtown Manhattan and Upper Manhattan, They’re also part of Manhattan: Randalls and Wards Islands, Roosevelt Island and Liberty Island. 9flats offer a wide choise of Manhattan cheap hotels.
also known as Downtown Manhattan , occupies the southern part of the island of Manhattan. It is enclosed to the north by 14th Street, south by New York Harbor, west by the Hudson River and east by the East River. In this area is definitely worth a visit:
- Greenwich Village In the “Island for the Rich” as Manhattan is now called, this district also simply called “Village”, still retains a bohemian charm. Worth a visit is Washington Square Park, where street performers are constantly changing; the Whitney Museum of American Art (99 Gansevoort Street, New York, NY 10014) designed by architect Renzo Piano and exhibiting about 23,000 works; Macdougal Street, kingdom of many bars and cafes, including the famous Cafe Wha? (115 Macdougal St) and the Fat Black Pussycat (130 W. 3rd Street).
- South Street Seaport In stark contrast to the NYC skyline, this neighborhood was founded in 1625 and is the old port district. It’s not much frequented by tourists and for that reason alone it’s worth a visit. Check out the South Street Seaport Museum (12 Fulton St, New York, NYC 10038) which showcases merchant ships, paintings, drawings, photographs, navigation equipment; take a walk on Cannon’s Walk (206 Front Street, New York City), a well-preserved historic corner of New York City hidden from the hordes of tourists. Also worth a visit is Pier 17 (89 South St., New York City), a complex that once housed the smoky underground gambling dens and now houses shops, clubs and concerts around the clock.
- East Village One of the most artistic areas of New York City, covered with graffiti, full of trendy clubs, vintage and second hands shops, music and record stores. Music is definitely the heart of this neighborhood. Spend an evening at the Theatre 80 (80 St. Mark’s Place, East Village, New York City), a historic theatre that has seen artists such as Frank Sinatra, Billy Crystal, John Coltrane and many others take to the stage. In the same building of the Theatre 80, there is the Museum of the American Gangster which exhibits a large collection of documents related to Prohibition and memorabilia of famous American gangsters. For those interested in counter-trend and offbeat shopping, this neighborhood is ideal: from Trash and Vaudeville (96 East 7th Street, East Village, NYC.), a mecca for punks, rockers and hippies, to Search and Destroy (25 St. Mark’s Place, East Village, New York City), a vintage paradise of extravagant and eccentric garments and accessories, and ending with Obscura Antiques & Oddities (207 avenue A, East Village, New York City).
Simply called “Midtown”, it is the real modern and hectic heart of the Big Apple, its economic center. Here you will find Fifth Avenue, Broadway, Madison Avenue, Park Avenue, the Empire State Building, the Rockefeller Center and Times Square. It’s between 59th Street and 23rd Street. If you want to book an apartment or a hotel in Midtown, here in 9fats you can find whatever you need.
- Hell’s Kitchen Near Broadway, once home to workers and immigrants, now a fashionable area, home to many actors and home to the famous Actors Studio. To visit the Intrepid Sea-Air-Space Museum (Pier 86, W 46th St, New York, NY 10036), the most important American museum for maritime and military history. Head to Hudson River Park, America’s longest river park, and maybe take a ride on the Circle Line Sightseeing Cruises which starts at Pier 83 (W 42nd Street) and offers several cruises to see NYC from the river.
- Chelsea Also known as the Art District, this neighborhood offers plenty of options for visits. Don’t miss the High Line, an elevated park that runs for 2.3 km along a disused railway. Of course, the Madison Square Garden (4 Pennsylvania Plaza), the world’s most famous indoor stadium, the Chelsea Market (75 9th Avenue), a large food market, or even the Chelsea Flea Market (29 W. 25th St.) is worth a visit. And then the art galleries: JanKossen Contemporary Art Gallery (529 W 20th Street), Ca’ d’Oro Gallery (179 10th Avenue), Agora Gallery (530 W 25th Street), Tanya Bonakdar Gallery (521 W 21st), Lehmann Maupin Gallery (536 W 22nd Street) and many others.
- Garment District also known as the Fashion District, here you will find not only many shops and malls, but also and above all boutiques and tailoring workshops. In short, a shopping paradise. It’s surrounded by 34th Street West, 9th Avenue, 40th Street and 6th Avenue.
Simply known as “Uptown”, it is certainly less hectic than Midtown and also more residential. And then there’s Central Park! It stretches between 59th Street to the south and 110th Street to the north.
- Upper East Side One of the most chic, elegant and luxurious neighborhoods in NYC and, of course, one of the most expensive areas in the Big Apple. But even here there are interesting ideas for visits and tours. Go to Museum Mile, a section of Park Avenue that oozes, one after the other, an impressive array of museums: The Metropolitan Museum of Art (1000 Fifth Avenue) also known as MET, is one of the most important museums in the world; the Solomon Guggenheim Museum (1071 Fifth Avenue) which exhibits works by masters such as Picasso, Kandinsky, Manet, Gauguin, Georges Braque, Chagall, Paul Cézanne, Degas, Joan Mirò, Mondrian, Renoir, Seurat, Toulouse-Lautrec and others; the Frick Collection (1 E 70th St, New York, NY 10021) and others.
Obviously a visit to Central Park is a must. Booking an apartment close to Central Park will give you the possibility to maximize your trip.
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- Upper West Side The richest area between 59th Street and 110th Street. Residential and inhabited by prominent people, it is still a very lively area, full of green spaces, restaurants. The spectacular and unmissable American Museum of Natural History (79th Street) is well worth a visit; the Lincoln Center of Performing Arts, which includes organizations such as the New York Philharmonic and the New York City Ballet, hosts major events throughout the year, especially between June and July; the American Folk Art Museum (2 Lincoln Square, New York, NY 10023) and finally take a walk in Riverside Park.
- Harlem Located in the north of Manhattan, this neighborhood is undoubtedly one of the most interesting to visit on the island. It represents the commercial and cultural center of Manhattan’s African American community. A must see is the Apollo Theatre (253 West 125th Street), where many world famous artists have performed. Also worth a visit is The Studio Museum in Harlem (429 W 127th St, New York, NY 10027) which exhibits works by African American artists between the 19th and 20th centuries; the National Jazz Museum (58 W 129th St Ground Floor, 2203, New York, NY 10027) with the mission to preserve, promote and present jazz by inspiring knowledge, appreciation and the celebration of jazz locally, nationally and internationally. One truly beautiful and unique thing to do is to attend a gospel mass. There are many churches in Harlem to do this but they are often stormed by tourists. We recommend Second Canaan Baptist Church (10 Lenox Avenue): Mass starts at 11:00 a.m. every Sunday.
It’s the largest district in New York City. It is home to John F. Kennedy and LaGuardia airports and famous universities such as Queens College, Queens University and Saint John’s University. It is a multi-ethnic district with a very diverse population. It does not have the skyline that Manhattan has but mainly small family wooden houses. 9flats offers you the best hotels and apartments in this district.
- Long Island City A landmark for contemporary art in the city, this neighborhood is located in the western part of Queens. It offers a sensational view of Manhattan. The best way to fully appreciate this neighborhood is to take long walks. Head to Gantry Plaza State Park, where, surrounded by greenery, you can take beautiful pictures of Midtown or have a picnic. Or go for a run to Hunter’s Point South Park, also famous for its big towers with Long Island inscription. As for museums, we recommend MoMa PS1 (22-25 Jackson Avenue), the contemporary home of Manhattan’s MoMa, where you can admire beautiful works in a special setting: an old school of the late 1800s. Another must-see is Queensboro Bridge, the younger brother of the Brooklyn Bridge.
- Forest Hills Beautiful neighborhood with red brick houses, well-finished gardens, vintage shops and restaurants. Here it seems like life, unlike Downtown, is slow and steady. Take a nice walk along Continental Ave, the real heart of this neighborhood: markets, cafes, ethnic restaurants. And again, unlikely vintage and antique shops. Visit Eddie’s Sweet Shop (105-29 Metropolitan Ave), a historic candy store that has remained virtually unchanged since it opened in 1920.
- Chinatown A visit to New York’s largest Chinatown is a must (there are at least two others, one in Manhattan and the other in Brooklyn). It is located in the Flushing neighborhood and is also known as Flushing Chinatown or Mandarin Town Flushing. It is undoubtedly the most authentic and resistant to external contamination. As soon as you get to Main Street, the heart of this Chinatown, you realize that you are in another city or continent and not in the Big Apple. Colors, sounds, smells and people of the most different types and yet mixed together.
With historical, residential and financial areas and numerous attractions, many claim that this district, more than any other, reveals the true soul of the city. Some 130 different languages are spoken here, thanks in part to the fact that many different ethnic groups live together. With over 2.5 million inhabitants it could be a city in its own right.
- Coney Island 45 minutes from Manhattan. That’s as far as Coney Island from the nerve center of the Big Apple. But it’s definitely another world: colors, games, beach, sea, fast food and fun. Because of its decadent and retro atmosphere, Coney Island has been the privileged set of many films (including The Night Warriors). Famous is the Luna Park (1000 Surf Avenue Brooklyn, NY 11224), with a centuries-old history and spectacular attractions, along with sweets sold everywhere. Don’t miss the Coney Island Friday Night Fireworks, free fireworks shows held every Friday in summer. Take a walk along Boardwalk, which skirts the sea and reaches Brighton Beach, the New Yorkers’ beach, and Little Odessa. A visit to the New York Aquarium (Surf Avenue and West 8th Street) is also worth it.
- Williamsburg Also called little Berlin, it’s a neighborhood not yet much explored by overseas tourists. It can be called the cradle of New York’s hipster culture. This neighborhood, as well as the entire district to which it belongs, is a melting pot of cultures and ethnicities. Check out the various markets and markets that take place here: the Brooklyn Flea Market held on Saturdays at the Williamsburg Hotel (96 Wythe Ave, Brooklyn, 11249, USA) and on Sundays in the DUMBO area, which stands for Down Under the Manhattan Bridge Overpass); at Smorgasburg, over 100 food-only stalls held on Saturdays at East River State Park and Sunday Prospect Park. Another interesting stop is Artists & Fleas, a market held every weekend where creatives, designers, collectors and museum curators sell design, fashionable and fundamentally unique objects.
- Downtown Brooklyn It’s the central area of Brooklyn. Once not exactly the best place to visit but nowadays it has changed a lot. Visit the New York Transport Museum (99 Schermerhorn St, Brooklyn, NY 11201), dedicated to the history of public transportation in NYC and also go to the Brooklyn Academy of Music (30 Lafayette Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11217) which offers music, theatre, dance performances and film screenings.
The only district of New York City that is not an island, is inhabited by about 2 million people and is located north of Manhattan. Once infamous for its rampant delinquency and its dangerousness in general, today this district has changed its face. Of course, there are still areas where you have to be careful, like the South Bronx (SoBro), but otherwise it is a neighborhood that needs to be visited and has some pleasant surprises in store. Find any kind of accommodation in 9flats.
- Little Italy The real Italian neighborhood of New York, the authentic one, still free from contamination. The centerpiece of the neighborhood is Arthur Avenue. Here you will find a series of typically Italian shops, which often look like a small shop, with the goods on display even outside the shop itself. Of course, there is no shortage of Italian restaurants, bakeries and pastry shops. But it is also worth visiting the Bronx Beer Hall ( 2344 Arthur Ave, The Bronx, NY 10458), a salon dedicated to beer lovers.
- City Island Small island northeast of the Bronx on the mainland, this island, along with Hart Island and Rat Island, is part of Pelham Island. It’s an island that will make you forget you’re in the metropolis of New York. You’ll think you’ve landed in New England instead! A beautiful landscape and very different from New York City. You’ll find fishermen, oyster farmers and generally people who inhabit the nautical and fishing world. In short, a magical environment. Walk on City Island Ave, and you will find antique and vintage shops, many typical restaurants where you can eat lobster and crab cake, and even art galleries. The Nautical Museum is also worth a visit.
- South Bronx The southernmost area of the Bronx. It’s not exactly the safest area to visit and if you decide to visit it, you have to be very careful. But there are a couple of things to see anyway. Like Yankee Stadium (1 E 161 St., The Bronx, NYC) where the famous New York City baseball team plays; the Bronx Museum of Arts (1040 Grand Concourse Bronx, New York 10456), the Bronx Documentary Center (614 Courtlandt Ave, The Bronx, NY 10451).
This is the least known district of New York and also the least populated. It’s also called “the forgotten borough”. But in spite of that, it’s still a good place to visit. To get there, unless you use the car, you have to take the Staten Island Ferry, which is still free. Visit the Garibaldi-Meucci Museum (420 Tompkins Ave, Staten Island, NY 10305) where you can admire objects and memorabilia of the two characters, as well as learn about their lives, or go to South Beach where you can take beautiful photographs of the Verrazzano Bridge and relax on the beach. Or visit the many colonial houses scattered around the neighborhood: Conference House (7455 Hylan Blvd), the only pre-revolutionary house in NYC built in 1680; Alice Austen House (2 Hylan Boulevard) and others. Special mention for Historic Richmond Town (441 Clarke Avenue), a village-museum that offers the chance to see what a 17th century rural village was like.
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