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    Question Top 5 Favorite Neighborhoods

    What are your personal Top 5 Favorite Neighborhoods?

    1. Sunnyside, Queens
    2. Riverdale, Bronx
    3. Central Park
    4. Midtown Manhattan
    5. Allerton, Bronx
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    1. Chelsea Area. By-day: great for walks; great modern architecture, Riverside Park, and the high-line. There also great shopping, on the outskirts there’s bargain specialty goods and of course there’s Chelsea Market and the galleries. By night, the city’s best nightlife, there’s the top clubs that I’ll go to every once in a while, but my favorite dive’s are also in the area, there’s a number of cheap but decent comedy clubs, as well as every loft-party I’ve ever been to, also the fact that the Fashion Institute of Technology is in the area and young girls are at times at a two to one ratio, doesn’t hurt either.

    2. Greenwich Village (East and West). By-day: great walking adventures, great old-New York architecture, best place in the city to browse and buy music and shop for what you can’t find elsewhere in the city, also the shop-owners are probably the nicest in the city. In addition to finding my new music here I find my new books here (Strand, best in the city, I check the small ones too) and new movies (Art Cinema). The village has some of the best and the cheapest food in the city and the nightlife is fun, it’s good, not great.

    3. Lower East Side. This used to be my favorite hood in the city; it’s at number three for that reason, in all actuality it should no longer even be on my list. It used to have interesting shops and gallery’s, it used to have the best ethnic food, it used to have the bargain district, and it used to have more interesting streetscapes. The nightlife is still existent if not still excellent but it doesn’t feel the same, at all.

    4. The Upper East Side. The only reason this is on my list is because I used to live here and will be living on either the Upper East or Upper West Side’s shortly. The reason I love the Upper East Side is because it’s the perfect place to live, its quiet, plenty of services that are open late, plethora of supermarkets and restaurants, parks scattered throughout. Most of my friends live there as are all the friendly faces that I know at local bars and restaurants. Also the nightlife is decent in the UES, I have probably seen more celebrities at Elaine’s or Mustang’s than in any other place in the city, and it has just as many bars along second avenue as the village has.

    5. The Fordham section of the Bronx, it has a great big-city neighborhood feel, if that makes sense, great shopping, and day trips to the Bronx Zoo and Botanical Gardens.

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    My top five, in no particular order:

    Greenwich Village
    Chelsea
    Upper West Side
    Soho
    Forest Hills

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    Park Slope
    Cobble Hill
    East Village
    Chelsea
    Fort Greene

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    Upper West Side
    Park Slope
    Forest Hills
    Upper East Side
    Brooklyn Heights

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    Bed-stuy
    Harlem
    Clinton Hills
    Brooklyn Heights
    Crown heights i guess.

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    People love BK
    I guess Brooknam has really come along. By the way what are some nicknames and slogans for Brooklyn?
    BK- Do or Die
    "How Sweet It Is"

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    1.) Soho
    2.) Tri-Beca
    3.) Upper West Side
    4.) Greenwich Village
    5.) Annandale

    If we were to include Hudson County Hoboken would be at or near the top of my list.

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    1. Park Slope
    2. Carroll Gardens
    3. Gramercy
    4. West Village
    5. UWS

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    Quote Originally Posted by clubBR View Post
    People love BK
    I guess Brooknam has really come along. By the way what are some nicknames and slogans for Brooklyn?
    BK- Do or Die
    "How Sweet It Is"
    "Crooklyn"

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    Quote Originally Posted by STT757 View Post
    1.) Soho
    2.) Tri-Beca
    3.) Upper West Side
    4.) Greenwich Village
    5.) Annandale

    If we were to include Hudson County Hoboken would be at or near the top of my list.
    Annandale, Virginia?

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    Anndale is on SI

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    Annandale is one of my favorite places in the City because it reminds people of how nice Staten Island could be if it were not in the City of New York, if Richmond County were in New Jersey or separate from the City of NY most of it would look like Annandale.

    The City's lack of oversight on what they allowed builders to build on Staten Island, and where they built it over the past 30 years is a disgrace. Annandale is one of the few enclaves on Staten Island to survive the cheap two family mania.

    There's a great Private School and Church in Annandale, the name escapes me.

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    My top 5:

    1) NoLita
    2) East Village
    3) Greenwich/West Village
    4) Brooklyn Heights
    5) Park Slope

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    Greenwich Village (the leafy part, around Morton)
    Tribeca, especially when Bubby's is baking
    Chinatown, particularly away from Canal
    Financial District (near Stone or any other street that lets you imagine you're in the 17th century)
    Battery Park City, when it's sunny.

    I guess I'm lucky that I can generally work in neighborhoods that I like, except of course currently I have a client who is dragging me all over the Upper East Side.

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