Calamus Ave./Maurice Ave./Maspeth Ave. to Northern Blvd., BQE to 44th St. and Locust
While its neighbor Sunnyside scores slightly higher in most categories, Woodside has many of the same good things going for it: low crime, good schools, affordability, and diversity (with a population divided nearly equally among whites, Hispanics, and Asians). Thanks to the plethora of Irish bars around Roosevelt Avenue, Woodside offers a bit more in the way of nightlife.
Vesey St. to Canal St., Broadway to Hudson River
By many criteria, Tribeca could be considered the best place to live in the city. It lands in the top ten in eight of the twelve categories we measured, enjoying minuscule crime levels, great schools, tons of transit, well-planned waterfront access, and light-filled loft-type apartments in painstakingly rehabbed industrial buildings. But having already overtaken the Upper East Side as the city’s richest precinct, it is prohibitively expensive, and any traces of racial and income diversity are long gone.