Historic architecture, small local shops and a wealth of cultural institutions—not to mention proximity to two of the City's major parks—make the cozy Upper West Side a must-visit destination. Learn about the area's charms from the residents who know it best in our short documentary.
Think you know Williamsburg, the Brooklyn neighborhood that has become a byword for cool? You might think again when you hear these firsthand accounts from longtime residents who make some of the beer, food, jewelry and, of course, music that give the neighborhood its cachet. Though the area has changed of late, with new apartment buildings and more families moving in, the spirit of creativity that made it a popular destination in the first place remains one of its most powerful draws.
For more than a century, this Brooklyn neighborhood is where New Yorkers have come to play. In this video, a sideshow performer, the proprietor of a
famous local pizzeria and the neighborhood’s unofficial mayor let you know
why the seaside getaway (and attractions like the terrifying Cyclone roller coaster) are still irresistible today.