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Neighborhood Maps Archive

December 18, 2006
The Heights Report

The best of Prospect Heights, neighborhood-slash-metaphor.

May 8, 2006
How Low Can You Go?

Not so long ago, you’d have done anything to get away from the Lower–Lower East Side. Now you’ll do anything to come back.

September 19, 2005
Southern Comfort

The Southside of Williamsburg has become a place to put down roots.

February 28, 2005
Map No 8: 125th Street

In the past twelve months alone, Harlem has absorbed huge supermarkets, name-brand pharmacies, and suburban-style chain stores. But even at the heart of the action, local flavor remains firmly entrenched.

January 17, 2005
Map No 7: Jackson Heights, Queens

Even if Queens does follow Brooklyn’s boom, there’s nowhere quite like Jackson Heights: It has clusters of great South Asian and Latino restaurants, a shopping strip, and a historic district with unique garden housing.

November 22, 2004
Map No 3: Atlantic Avenue

With Bruce Ratner’s new Atlantic Terminal at one end, C&W bar Floyd at the other, and a mix of antiques, boutiques, and Arabic stores in between, Atlantic Avenue is as good a symbol of Brooklyn’s gentrification—and multiplicity—as any.

November 29, 2004
Map No 5: Crosby Street

Nestled between the main Soho and Nolita drags, Crosby Street offers a quietly chic shopping experience. No crowds, no street vendors: just an impressive array of well-edited stores.

November 29, 2004
Map No 6: Austin Street

Run-D.M.C. had Christmas in Hollis, but Forest Hills is packed with chains, boutiques, and hard-to-find items that make the F-train trip worthwhile. Just off Queens Boulevard, you'll find a cluster of stores on Austin Street.

November 29, 2004
Map No 4: Lexington Avenue

The stretch of Lexington Avenue from 69th Street to 82nd Street feels like a slice of New York past, with few chains and a clutch of boutiques that have lasted for generations. The atmosphere is classic, a bit conservative, and deÞnitely quality.

October 25, 2004
Map No 2: The Bowery

Once upon a time, the Bowery was all flophouses, whiskey joints, and legendary bums. The flophouses survive, but now they’re surrounded by celebrity lounges and multi-million-dollar lofts.