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Welcome to part 2 of our video tour series dedicated to the Flatiron District, here in New York City.

The Flatiron District is approximately bordered by 20th Street to the south, Sixth Avenue to the west, 26th Street to the north, and Lexington Avenue to the east.

New York City Video Tour: Flatiron District – Part 2 (5:21)

In our first episode dedicated to the Flatiron District, we shared some history of the area, took you to Madison Square Park and the Flatiron building itself. You can find Part 1 of this series here on the Blog or on our YouTube Channel.

If you have interest in history and museums, you are in luck. The Flatiron District is home to many museums and historical sites such as:

•The American Jewish History Museum at 15 West 16th Street

•The Robert R. Livingston’s Masonic Museum and Library at 71 West 23rd Street

Museum of Sex at 233 Fifth Avenue Read the entire story here…»

 

Welcome to the first video tour of our two part series dedicated to the Flatiron District, located in Manhattan, New York.

Here in the Flatiron District, you’ll find that this historic neighborhood is a thriving retail district; but  why is it called the Flatiron District?

New York City Video Tour: Flatiron District – Part 1 (4:45)

Flatiron Building – 175 Fifth Avenue

Head to 175 Fifth Ave where you’ll find a beautiful and curious structure known as the Flatiron building, which give the neighborhood its name. This ground breaking skyscraper was one of the tallest buildings in the city when it was completed in 1902.  Once it was finished, New Yorkers began referring to it as the “Flatiron” due to the triangular block it sits on, looking very much like an old fashioned flat iron.

The Flatiron District is roughly bounded by 20th Street to the south, Sixth Avenue to the west, 26th Street to the north, and Lexington Avenue to the east. Read the entire story here…»

 

Welcome back to the second half of our series dedicated to the Chelsea, New York. If you missed the 1st  episode, you can find it on New York Habitat’sYouTube channel.

In the first episode of our Video Tour, we looked at the history of Chelsea, including the origin of its name, we took you to the Limelight Marketplace, some art galleries along 20th Street and the Hudson River Park.

Video tour of Chelsea, New York: Part 1 (7:00)

High Line

When the sun starts to set, one of the best places to be in Chelsea is the High Line Park.

The High Line was an elevated railway that delivered goods up and down the west side of Manhattan until it was abandoned in the 1980s.  Just recently the High Line was renovated to serve as a park, running from Gansevoort Street in the Meatpacking District to West 34th Street, between 10th & 11th Avenues.   It’s a great place to meet friends, take a leisurely walk, or have a picnic.  Enter at Gansevoort Street so that you can walk the whole length of the park.  Along the High Line you can get a glimpse of a new wave of luxury housing designed by famous architects. Read the entire story here…»

 

Welcome to the first video tour of our two part series dedicated to the neighborhood called Chelsea, located on the west side of the borough of Manhattan, New York.

Here in Chelsea you’ll find yourself in a historical yet impressively progressive neighborhood.

This neighborhood is roughly bordered by 14th street to the south, 30th street to the north, 6th Avenue to the east and the Hudson River and West Street to the west.

Video tour of Chelsea, New York: Part 1 (5:42)

History

Chelsea began as an estate owned by a retired British officer, which he named after the manor in Chelsea, London owned by Major Thomas Clarke.

General Theological Seminary of the Episcopal Church – 440 West 21st Street

The General Theological Seminary of the Episcopal Church was founded in 1817. The magnificent green, lush quadrangle is a peaceful place in the bustling city.  Visitors can go to the office and get a free visiting pass to enjoy the campus grounds. Read the entire story here…»

 

In this video tour of New York we’re going to continue to explore the neighborhood of Brooklyn Heights.

This is the second of our two-part series on this fantastic New York neighborhood located in the Borough of Brooklyn.  Make sure to watch the first part of our Video Tour of Brooklyn Heights.

Video tour of Brooklyn Heights, New York: Part 2 (7:39)

Brooklyn Heights is located just across the Brooklyn Bridge from Lower Manhattan.

Montague Street

Montague Street  is the neighborhood’s “main” retail street and is lined with cafes and shops.

Many of the buildings along Montague Street have beautiful architectural details, like wrought iron railings. The church of St. Ann and the Holy Trinity, at the corner of Clinton Street, is a national historic landmark dating back to 1844 and is known for its elaborate stained glass windows.

Brooklyn used to be called the “city of churches,” so there are many spires to be seen here. Read the entire story here…»

 

In this New York video tour we’re going to take you for a stroll through the neighborhood of Brooklyn Heights. This will be the first of a two-part series on Brooklyn Heights.

Video tour of Brooklyn Heights, New York: Part 1 (5:49)

Brooklyn Heights is located across the Brooklyn Bridge from Lower Manhattan. It is bordered by the East River, the Brooklyn-Queens Expressway to the North, Cadman Plaza and Court Street to the East, and Atlantic Avenue to the South.

Transportation

One of the best things about Brooklyn Heights is its many subway connections. The area is served by 9 different lines that run 24/7, so whether you’re going to the East or West Sides of Manhattan or many parts of Brooklyn, you rarely have to change trains. Read the entire story here…»

 

Welcome back to the second half of our video series dedicated to the Meatpacking District. If you missed the first part of the Meatpacking District tour, be sure to check it out for some great tips.

The Meatpacking District is roughly bordered by west 14th street to the north, Gansevoort Street to the south, the Hudson River to the west and Hudson Street to the east.   It is located between two other famous neighborhoods, Chelsea to the North and the West Village to the south.

In our first episode, we shared the history of the Meatpacking District, including its transformation in the 90s with the arrival of high end retailers. We also took you to Chelsea Markets and Pier 54. In this edition we will look at some other famous places as well as the shopping and dining options in the area.

The Meatpacking District Video Tour – Part 2 (4:57)

Shopping Scene

On 14th Street you will find some of the most well-known international  designers’ storesincluding Diane von Furstenberg, Charles Nolan, Carlos Miele, Alexander McQueen, Stella McCartney, Theory, Hugo Boss and Moschino.  But there are also some retailers a bit outside the mainstream that you won’t want to miss. Read the entire story here…»

 

Welcome to the first video tour of our two part series dedicated to the Meatpacking District, a small neighborhood in Manhattan, New York, arguably one of New York’s most fashionable neighborhoods!

You will find a mix of the beautiful and functional in the old Gansevoort Market, or the Meatpacking District as it is better known, located on the west side of Manhattan.

The Meatpacking District is roughly bordered by west 14th street to the north, Gansevoort Street to the south, the Hudson River to the west and Hudson Street to the east.   It is located between two other great neighborhoods, Chelsea to the North and the West Village to the south.

Video Tour of the Meatpacking District – Part 1 (5:12)

Gansevoort History

Originally an Indian trail, this street was named after General Peter Gansevoort who, during the American Revolution, had a fort built on this very street.  In the 1880s, a marketplace was established along with the construction of factory buildings, which helped to establish an industrial landscape  in the area.

One of the largest businesses was packing meat, hence the name ‘Meatpacking District’.  More recently as the plants began to move out, buildings in the neighborhood became derelict and forgotten. Read the entire story here…»

 

Welcome to the second part of our 2-part series dedicated to discovering DUMBO, a great neighborhood in Brooklyn, New York!

Make sure to watch Part 1 of our series on DUMBO. Also make sure to subscribe to our YouTube channel to stay updated on our future videos.

Video Tour of DUMBO part 2 , Brooklyn, New York (6:04)

“DUMBO” actually stands for Down Under the Manhattan Bridge Overpass, and it is located in Brooklyn, just on the other side of the river from Manhattan, between the Brooklyn and Manhattan Bridges.  The bridges can be traveled by automobile, bicycle and even walked across.

St. Ann’s Warehouse

If you live in DUMBO, you don’t need to go to Manhattan for world-class theater. St. Ann’s Warehouse stages some of the best shows in the city in an intimate space. Many productions come straight from Europe, like the acclaimed musical, “Brief Encounter,” which went on to Broadway last year. Read the entire story here…»

 

In today’s New York video tour we’re heading to the subway stop Broadway-Lafayette in downtown Manhattan to connect to the F train, which will take us under the East River and into the neighborhood of DUMBO in Brooklyn.

Video Tour of DUMBO, Brooklyn, New York (6:27)

This will be the first part of a two-part series on DUMBO. You can watch Part 2 of our Video Tour of DUMBO, Brooklyn or subscribe to YouTube channel to make sure you don’t miss our newest videos.

Finding DUMBO

The name “DUMBO” is an acronym standing for Down Under the Manhattan Bridge Overpass, and it’s tucked between the Brooklyn and Manhattan Bridges. DUMBO offers plenty of accomodations right at the very center of Brooklyn. You can walk or cycle across either bridge to get to Manhattan in as little as ten minutes. The F train at Jay Street or the A and C trains at High Street are the main subway stops here. Read the entire story here…»