Our Slice of NYC Paradise

Submitted by ub on Thu, 05/19/2022 - 09:25

We welcome you to New York, New York, a city so nice we had to write it twice. We are offering you our slice of NYC Paradise.

Now that Spring has sprung and Summer will surely come, we have some interesting suggestions and recommendations for anyone who visits The Big Apple can experience these amazing spots.

If you live in New York City, make sure you're familiar with these chosen unique locations, that are truly spectacular destinations. If you know of others, please let us know. A special thank you gift is waiting for you. admin@cimages.me

Tudor City Midtown, Manhattan  1st Avenue 40th Street 

Tudor City is an apartment complex located on the southern edge of Turtle Bay on the East Side of Manhattan in New York City, near Murray Hill. 

Hudson View Gardens, Washington Heights Pinehurst 183 St.

Hudson View Gardens is a cooperative apartment complex located on Pinehurst Avenue and Cabrini Boulevard in the near vicinity of West 183rd and 185th Streets, located in the Hudson Heights subsection of the Washington Heights neighborhood. 

Riverdale, The Bronx

A residential neighborhood in the northwestern portion of the New York City borough of the BronxRiverdale, which had a population of 47,850 as of the 2000 United States Census, contains the city's northernmost point, at the College of Mount Saint Vincent. Riverdale's boundaries are disputed, but it is commonly agreed to be bordered by Yonkers to the north, Van Cortlandt Park and Broadway to the east, the Kingsbridge neighborhood to the southeast, either the Harlem River or the Spuyten Duyvil neighborhood to the south, and the Hudson River to the west. 

Sylvan Terraces Washington Heights St Nicolas 160 Street

Street visitors will find this architectural gem originally built in the late 19th Century. These row houses were made as an entrance street to the elegant Morris-Jumel Mansion. The wooden houses and cobblestone streets were restored after falling into disrepair. In the 1970s, community benefactors started improvements to the area. Today, with all the houses restored to their original glory, the street has once again become one of the most quaint spaces in New York

Sunnyside Gardens Park Queens Historic District 

Featuring a ball field, bicycle track, skate ramp, sprinklers, tennis, basketball, playgrounds, and picnicking. It is open to the public for several community events including a Memorial Day Fair, Oktoberfest, and Shakespeare in the Park. 

Hampton Courts Q Gardens Queens 

The highly acclaimed residential complex resides right inside Queens’ beautiful Forest Park. The Court consists of four, 6-story Georgian-style buildings, and 316 apartments. The structure marries both old and new features, boasting a beautiful pre-war brick façade and ornate, white wood doorways, with a more modern, captivating interior.

Villa Charlotte Bronte The Bronx 

Designed in 1926 by Robert W. Gardner, the architect who also designed the Staten Island Museum, Villa Charlotte Bronte takes on the look of a set of Italian villas. You’ll forget that you’re still in NYC. Perched on a hill above the Hudson River, many of the 17 units overlook the picturesque Palisades.

Grove Court West Village 10 Grove street

Located off the corner of Bedford and Grove, across from the Friends apartment building, Grove Court is a private courtyard that’s but it certainly draws attention. The gates are decorated seasonally, giving it a charming twist. The holiday decor was definitely the perfect magical touch. If you're lucky and run into folks coming out, they may hold open the gates to take a peek.

Sniffen Court Murray Hill 

This is one of NYC's smallest historic districts, created on June 21, 1966, by the New York City Landmarks Preservation Commission. Sniffen Court, named after John Sniffen, a local builder, is a small close-ended mews that runs perpendicularly southwest of East 36th Street between Third and Lexington Avenues in the Murray Hill neighborhood of Manhattan. The district encompasses the entire alley, which consists of 10 two-story brick stables built-in 1863-1864 in the early Romanesque Revival style.

McDougal Greenwich Village

The charm and allure of MacDougal Street is the maintenance of the storefronts of the latter half of the 20th century. Perhaps due in major part to the 1969 Greenwich Village Historic District Designation of the area, the street, as with much of Greenwich Village, has remained an intact homage to the artistic life and literary history of the neighborhood.

Pomander Walk

This is an interesting cooperative apartment complex in Manhattan, located on the Upper West Side between Broadway and West End Avenue. The complex consists of 27 buildings.  3-22 Pomander Walk, 261-267 West 94th Street, 260-274 West 95th Street west of Broadway.

Ditmars Park

This park is named in honor of Abram D. Ditmars, an Astoria native who served as the first mayor of Long Island City. Ditmars pursued a lucrative business as a real-estate dealer and was an active member of the Holland Society. This Flatbush neighborhood in Brooklyn is a picturesque area renowned for its magnificent Victorian mansion houses. Take time to admire its striking 19th-century architecture, and see landmarks such as the King's Theatre and the Flatbush Reformed Church.

Forest Hills Gardens

A few minutes by train from the sensory overload of Times Square lies this historic commuter suburb. Conceived in 1909, this 142-acre enclave was the collaborative creation of the landscape architect and planner Frederick Law Olmsted Jr. and the architect and housing reform activist Grosvenor Atterbury. Forest Hills Gardens was an experiment in applying the new science of city planning to an undeveloped suburban site. The project sponsors and designers hoped to demonstrate both the practicality and profitability of good design and comprehensive planning, thus establishing a precedent for a new kind of real estate operation.

Henderson Place Yorkville

This Historic District is located in Yorkville near the East River. The enclave of 24 houses was designed and built in a single program. The architects, Lamb & Rich, were hired by the landowner, John C. Henderson, in 1880, and construction was completed by 1882. The brick houses, originally intended for those with moderate incomes, combine Queen Anne style with Flemish, Elizabethan, and classical details. The district is named for the dead-end street that comprises a portion of it, with the remaining houses being located on East End Avenue and East 86th and 87th streets. The houses are constructed of brick, with steep slate roofs and dormers. Tall chimneys and divided-light, double-hung windows are also prominent features.

Warren Place Mews Cobble Hill

Explore a hidden NYC street lined with million-dollar homes that were built as affordable housing in the 1800s, and appear worlds away from the concrete jungle. Just walk down Warren Place Mews — a hidden block of brick row houses that make you feel like you're nowhere near New York City.

Boulevard Gardens. Woodside

Founded in 1935 as part of the United States' New Deal initiative, T.H. Engelhardt designed Boulevard Gardens in 1933 alongside landscape architect C.N. Lowrie for the Cord Meyer Development Corporation. With its lush grounds and canopy trees, it has brought the original designs to life over the years.

City Island, The Bronx

And last but not least, we saved this place because this is where #CityImages is headquartered. City Island is a nautical neighborhood in the northeasternmost point of The Bronx. This island is approximately 1.5 miles or 2.4 km long by 0.5 miles 0.80 km wide. It is located at the western end of Long Island Sound, south of Pelham Bay Park, NYC larges, and east of Eastchester Bay. Orchard Beach and Pelham Park are buffeting City Island from the #USA mainland.