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A Home for Every Archetype

To find out where different kinds of New Yorkers might want to live, we tinkered with the category weights and came up with some alternative top tens. To make your own list, go to our Livability Calculator.


The Cost-Is- No-Issue List
1. West Village
2. Tribeca
3. Soho
4. Nolita
5. Central Greenwich Village
6.East Village
7. Midtown East
8. Murray Hill
9. Chelsea
10. Midtown West

The Cost-Is- Paramount List
1. Sunnyside
2. Bay Ridge
3. Woodside
4. New Dorp
5. Jackson Heights
6. Brooklyn Heights
7. Astoria
8. Riverdale
9. Bedford Park
10. Sheepshead Bay

Illustrations by Mark Nerys


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