Where to eat, shop, stay and play in NYC’s coolest neighbourhoods.


It’s the city that never sleeps, the Big Apple, the city so nice they named it twice. But for lovers of design, it’s simply the greatest collection of riches in the world. Trying to take on Manhattan and its environs in one fell swoop is a fool’s errand, so we’ve parsed up the island into bite-sized pieces. The swank Upper East Side, emerging Harlem, cool Downtown, secret Midtown: every region has a design sensibility that’s all its own.

New York Neighbourhood Guides

DowntownMidtownUpper East SideHarlemPLUS: Why the Noguchi Museum and FDR Four Freedom’s Park are worth leaving Manhattan for