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Hello, this is David Hill with New York Habitat. In this video we will continue our  tour of the historic and diverse neighborhood called the Lower East Side.

This is the second half of our series on the Lower East Side.  If you haven’t yet watched the first half, you can find it watch it in with the Video Tour of the Lower East Part 1 blog article.

Video Tour of the Lower East Side, New York – Part 2(5:09)

The Lower East Side is located on the south-eastern side of Manhattan. The boundaries of this neighborhood are ever-changing like many New York City neighborhoods, but a rough outline is Houston Street to the north, the East River on the east, Canal Street to the south, and Bowery to the west. Read the entire story here…»

 

Hello, this is David Hill with New York Habitat.  Today I will take you around one of New York City’s  hip and historical neighborhoods, called the Lower East Side.

The name, Lower East Side, pretty much tells you that this neighborhood is located in the south-eastern part of Manhattan.  It’s roughly located between Houston Street to the north, the East River on the east, Canal Street to the south, and Bowery to the west.


Video Tour of the Lower East Side, New York – Part 1(5:59)

Keep in mind that the boundaries of this neighborhood are not exactly defined because this area is in constant change and renewal and often it’s hard to tell exactly where the Lower East side ends and where the adjacent neighborhoods start. Read the entire story here…»

 

In this video we will tour another one of New York ’s neighborhoods known as East Harlem.

Continuing with our series of Harlem video tours, we will take a look at East Harlem, the easternmost Harlem neighborhood. The borders of East Harlem are the East and Harlem Rivers to the east and north, East 96th Street to the south and 5th Avenue to the west.


East Harlem, New York: Video Tour(5:47)

History:

East Harlem has a long history as being home to immigrant groups. In the late 19th century, as Harlem grew up, East Harlem became the local home to many Italian immigrants and became known as Italian Harlem. In the early 20th century a growing population of Puerto Rican immigrants began to make their homes in the neighborhood and by the end of World War II they had become the dominate population in East Harlem. As a result Italian Harlem became known as Spanish Harlem or El Barrio. Today East Harlem still has its memories of Italian Harlem on Pleasant Avenue and still has the feel of Spanish Harlem throughout, but the neighborhood has become more diverse over the past 20 years while retaining its heritage. Read the entire story here…»

 

Welcome to the next installation of New York Habitat’s video tours. In this video, you will get a look into yet another great neighborhood of New York City, Hamilton Heights.

Picking up on our tour of Harlem that began a few months ago, today we are going to feature Hamilton Heights. The borders of Hamilton Heights are 135th Street to the south, 155th Street to the north, the Hudson River to the west and Edgecombe Avenue to the east.


Video Tour of Hamilton Heights, New York(4:21)

History:

Hamilton Heights is a neighborhood within the area of Harlem and it takes its name after Alexander Hamilton, the first U.S. Secretary of the Treasury, who lived here in the last few years of his life. Read the entire story here…»

 

Hello, I’m David Hill from New York Habitat.  After taking us to Times Square, our Video Tour “All Along Broadway” will lead us to Columbus Circle, one of the most famous spot in New York City!

Running the length of Manhattan from its southern tip known as Bowling Green to the northern part of the city, Broadway crosses many neighborhoods and creates “squares” when it crosses the streets that run east to west along the way.

This famous stretch of road has many attractions, different parks and areas along the way, but we have been dividing the road into smaller sections, beginning in the south and moving north, making it easier to gain the full perspective. Be sure to check out the other videos of the “All Along Broadway” Series that we have already posted.


Video Tour of Columbus Circus (5:12)

History

Broadway is the oldest street in the city.  Originally it was a trail used by the Native Americans who lived here and later it was used by the Dutch settlers to travel to the northern forests to hunt. Read the entire story here…»

 

Hello, this is David Hill from New York Habitat.  Today we are going to continue our tour along Broadway, one of the most famous avenues in New York City.  In the last episode of our “All Along Broadway” Video Tour, we showed you Madison & Herald Square in Midtown Manhattan. We will now be showing you Times Square!

Running the length of Manhattan and continuing into the Bronx, Broadway crosses through many of New York City’s neighborhoods. Broadway runs diagonally north and intersects with most avenues. Along its path, it creates many “squares”, some of which are triangular in shape.


Video Tour of Times Square (5:50)

As should be expected, there is much to see along such a famous stretch of road. But have no fear! We have been visiting different areas along the way, breaking each down and making it easier to take in all of the information.  Our next stop will be Times Square!

History

Broadway is the oldest street in the city.  It was used first by the Native Americans and then by early Dutch settlers as a path to the northern forests to hunt, gather and fish. Read the entire story here…»

 

Hello, I’m David Hill from New York Habitat.  In today’s video tour, we will continue our stroll along Broadway. After the 2010 New York Dance Parade, topic of the last episode of our “All Along Broadway” Video Tour, our next stop will be in Midtown Manhattan at Madison & Herald Squares!

Broadway is one of the most famous roads in the world. It runs the length of Manhattan, from its southern tip to the northern tip of the island and continues in the Bronx, crossing many of Manhattan’s neighborhoods.

Broadway runs diagonally northwest and intersects with most of New York City’s Avenues, creating several “squares”, many in a triangular shape.  Its diagonal layout has also created some triangular shaped buildings, like the Flatiron building.

There are many interesting things to see along this famous stretch of road, so we’re going to split Broadway into a few sections in order to take a closer look.

Video Tour of Madison & Herald Squares in Midtown Manhattan (6:51)

History

The oldest “street” in New York City, Broadway was originally used as a trail by the Native Americans who lived here; later Broadway was used by the Dutch settlers to travel to the northern forests to hunt. Read the entire story here…»

 

Hello, I’m David Hill from New York Habitat. Welcome for a new episode of our video series dedicated to make you discover Broadway, one of New York City’s most famous avenues. In the last episode of our “All Along Broadway” Video Tour, we stopped at Union Square; today, we will be heading to the intersection of Broadway and 21st Street, starting point for the 2010 New York Dance Parade!

The New York City Dance Parade is an annual parade that has taken place in the month of May every year since 2007. The parade is used to promote the art of all forms of dance and to further educate and create an understanding of dances and their origins.  This video will show you a few of the sights and sounds from this year’s event.

Video Tour of the New York Dance Parade 2010 – All Along Broadway (4:28)

Starting on Broadway at 21st Street, the parade will move south along Broadway into Union Square West and University Place. The parade route turns east onto 8th Street and continues onward on Astor Place and Saint Mark’s Place before culminating in Tompkins Square Park in the East Village, where many of the dance styles and techniques are put on display in performances on the stage in the park. Read the entire story here…»

 

Today we continue our New York video series dedicated to guiding you all along Broadway, one of New York City’s most famous avenues.

Broadway run north to south, running nearly the entire length of Manhattan. Along its route it crosses many streets and avenues, forming areas called “squares”, each of which has its own identity and each of these neighborhoods are great places to find a New York Vacation Rental.

Each segment of this video series will focus on a different section of Broadway, starting in the south and moving northward, just like the street! In the last episode of our “All Along Broadway” Video Tour, you discovered the Financial District. Today, our stop will be Union Square!

Video Tour of Union Square, New York City (6:08)

Union Square, New York:

As you walk north along Broadway, you will reach a large intersection where Broadway and 4th Avenue come together.  New Yorkers were pleased with this “union” of two major thoroughfares.  So pleased, in fact, that they called it Union Square. It is located in a larger area called Gramercy – Union Square. Read the entire story here…»

 

New York Habitat was featured in an episode of the Great Outdoors travel show from Australia.  The Great Outdoors, features travel tips and suggestions like the New York Habitat Blog. The video expands on the advantages of renting a vacation rental apartment on your next trip to New York. New York Habitat is one of the top suppliers of vacation rentals in New York and has been offering properties for over 20 years.

You can view the episode of the Great Outdoors here.

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The Great Outdoors featuring New York Habitat (4:32)

The video shows one of the many vacation rentals that New York Habitat offers in New York and gives some reasons to rent a vacation rental rather than a hotel room including:

• “It’s a great way of blending in with the locals and getting to know the area.”
• “…you don’t have to worry about buying three meals a day, because all the necessary amenities are provided in the flat.” Read the entire story here…»