SoHo: Known for its mid-19th Century cast-iron architecture and its loft-style apartments, SoHo is also known for its designer boutiques, trendy restaurants and bars and sidewalk vendors.
Chinatown: The streets of Chinatown are great for wandering. Explore the local stores selling Asian goods and groceries and stop in to try some of the best restaurants specializing in Dim Sum and Cantonese cuisine.
Little Italy: Expanding about 4 city blocks, check out the many Italian restaurants, imported Italian grocery stores and the old St. Patrick's Cathedral.
Greenwich Village: When you're ready for a change from Manhattan's skyscrapers and bustling crowds, head to The Village and enjoy a quieter, calmer atmosphere. Explore the many independently owned shops, restaurants and secret gardens nestled between townhouses.