NYC neighborhood guides: What to do and eat

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Attention, city explorers: Guided by our recommendations for the best things to devour, spend a perfect day from sunrise to sunset in a new-to-you neighborhood. And check back weekly as we continue to add communities.

Bronx

Belmont

Belmont

Crown jewels include the Botanical Garden.

City Island

City Island

Soak up the sun with the seagulls.

Mott Haven

Mott Haven

Home to authentic eats & vibrant street art.

Riverdale

Riverdale

Parks, playgrounds and history await.

Throggs Neck

Throggs Neck

Eat your way across the southeast Bronx.

Brooklyn

Bed-Stuy

Bed-Stuy

A large slice of Brooklyn with authentic Haitian food.

Brooklyn Heights

Brooklyn Heights

An iconic neighborhood with rich history.

Bushwick

Bushwick

A haven for artists and 20-somethings.

Carroll Gardens

Carroll Gardens

40 blocks of brownstones and brunch spots.

Crown Heights

Crown Heights

In-demand options in an in-demand neighborhood.

Ditmas Park

Ditmas Park

A little bit suburban, a whole lot on the rise.

DUMBO-Vinegar Hill

DUMBO-Vinegar Hill

Offering stellar views of lower Manhattan.

Fort Greene

Fort Greene

Home to Brooklyn's first park.

Gowanus

Gowanus

Crossing its bridges is just the start.

Greenpoint

Greenpoint

So much more than where Hannah Horvath lives.

Prospect Heights

Prospect Heights

Escape the gridlock.

Red Hook

Red Hook

The best destinations take a little work to reach.

South Slope

South Slope

Park Slope's cooler cousin.

Windsor Terrace

Windsor Terrace

A little community packed with good eats.

Queens

Astoria-Ditmars

Astoria-Ditmars

Local spots still reign.

Bayside

Bayside

One guess where it gets its name.

Forest Hills

Forest Hills

30 minutes from midtown but a world away.

Kew Gardens

Kew Gardens

A relaxed neighborhood in central Queens.

Jackson Heights

Jackson Heights

Dance over to the northern part of the borough.

Long Island City

Long Island City

An industrial past meets a booming future.

Rego Park

Rego Park

Home to the pastrami sandwich of your dreams.

Ridgewood

Ridgewood

So many places to play.

Rockaway

Rockaway

Hit the beach, where a new boardwalk awaits.

Sunnyside

Sunnyside

Hop on the 7 train to 46th Street and Queens Blvd.

Manhattan

East Harlem

East Harlem

Explore the area along the Harlem River.

Morningside Heights

Morningside Heights

Visit a 'Seinfeld' supporting character.

Roosevelt Island

Roosevelt Island

A relaxing day trip surrounded by the East River.

Staten Island

St. George

St. George

The gateway to Staten Island.

Stapleton

Stapleton

A small community packed with history.

Editor: Polly Higgins | Designer: Matt Cassella