New York City Neighborhood Guide for Families

More than a giant metropolis, New York City is really a large group of small villages. Each neighborhood has it's own flavor, style, community, consciousness and functions as a distinct little universe. And who knows the neighborhoods of New York better than the bloggers who document the every detail and nuance of their domains. This New York City Neighborhood Guide for Families brings together the many talented neighborhood and parent bloggers of NYC to share their insider view of living and playing in New York with kids. Whether you are looking to move to a new hood, or just looking to explore the different areas of the city, this Neighborhood Guide will give you a taste of the best of the neighborhoods of New York for families.



The Neighborhoods


Upper East Side

Upper West Side
     -Insider's Guide
     -Riverside Park Playgrounds

West Village



Lower East Side

Washington Heights/Inwood



Is Queens the New Brooklyn?


Jackson Heights

Forest Hills


     Ft Greene


     Brooklyn Heights

     Park Slope




     South Bronx


     Staten Island

     Staten Island


     The 'Burbs

     Long Island

     Jersey City





City-Wide Neighborhood Resources

Finding Schools

Inside Schools

DOE School Search

Private School Review


Real Estate






NY Times restaurant guide by neighborhood

Locate the closest greenmarket


Neighborhood Outings

Forgotten NY





More Outings and Neighborhood Posts

Armchair Exploring: Cool sites to discover off-the-beaten-path New York

A Kid’s Guide to New York Underground: Subways and Beyond

How to read your way to a classic NYC kid

Snug Harbor is worth the trip

Best Biking for Kids on Bucolic Governor's Island

Visit Kid-Friendly Dumbo

The Brooklyn Flea Market and Other Fun Stuff for Kids in Fort Greene