Coolest Neighborhoods in New York City to Explore

New York is by far one of the coolest cities in the World, an incredible mash-up of cultures and people from many countries that live here give the Big Apple its charm, charisma and its reputation. If you haven’t visited New York yet then I implore you to add it into your travel plans for this year, so much to do, so much to see and every day will be completely different from the next as you explore the heart of this famous city. To keep your trip stress free then consider an airport transfer from JFK, the last thing you need is added stress when there is so much to do. The only problem that you will find in New York is deciding which of its cool boroughs or neighborhoods you ought to explore during your time there. To help you out a little, here are are our favorite neighborhoods that we think you should be heading to during your stay.

East Village

The unofficial home of U.S. punk rock is in New York’s East Village, a neighborhood that has become synonymous with beatnik poets and ‘out-there’ artists still exudes the scent of creativity and is a fantastic place to visit. Today the village offers plenty of arty cafes, well-priced eateries, record stores and grunge-themed bars, by far one of New York’s coolest neighborhoods.


Before the scene decamped to Chelsea, New York’s original centre of art was Soho, a neighborhood that during the 70’s and 80’s became the home of all things arty and was one of the hippest places to be during this time. These days, Soho offers some of the most ‘New York’ style restaurants and bars, its cobbled streets and urban shopping malls give this neighborhood true New York charm and you should absolutely make time to visit during your stay.


Harlem’s mark on the history of New York is impossible to forget, a predominantly black neighborhood for many years, the diversity of this neighborhood provides visitors with an eye-opening experience. From the 116th street soul-food outlets to the historic Apollo Theater, Harlem has got you covered for all things black and proud. Anyone who wants to experience every aspect of New York should visit Harlem and discover more from the people who helped to create the city’s rich tapestry of cultures.


The home of the New York Yankees and Little Italy, the beating heart of the Italian influence on this city, is the Bronx, the birthplace of hip-hop and one of New York’s most infamous neighborhoods. The Bronx is actually more maritime village and art-deco neighborhood than gangster rap central and a visit here is filled with things to do and see. Take in the Bronx Zoo or the Botanical Garden during your visit or try and catch a game with the famous New York Yankees baseball team, even if you’re not a sports lover you’re sure to enjoy yourself as the razzamatazz that surrounds American Sports is enough to suck anyone into having fun. A trip to New York simply wouldn’t be complete without a visit to the Bronx.