Welcome to Downtown
A trendy, diverse part of New York City that includes beloved neighborhoods like SoHo, Tribeca and the Chelsea art district
Downtown New York City encompasses several fast-growing neighborhoods, such as SoHo, Greenwich Village, Chelsea, Tribeca, LES, Nolita and NoHo. Greenwich Village, colloquially known as "The Village," provides the best of New York living in a peaceful, centrally located neighborhood with the beloved Washington Square Park.
Trendy SoHo is ideal for fashion-forward individuals who like to stay up to date on the latest trends and visit cute local stores and thrift shops. NoHo is one of Manhattan's smallest neighborhoods but features an amazing theater scene and unique NYC landmarks. Chelsea is considered Manhattan's art district, while Tribeca is a quieter neighborhood that attracts many celebrities.
What to Love
- Diverse neighborhoods
- Indie boutiques and restaurants
- Up-and-coming, always growing
- Unique museums and shops
- Exciting and energetic vibe
- Historically significant
People and Lifestyle
Depending on which part of downtown you choose, you'll find an eclectic mix of residents ranging from young to old. This region of New York City is popular for singles, professionals and creatives attracted to all of the exciting art events, film festivals, galleries and trendy thrift stores.
Dining, Shopping and Entertainment
The Clam is one of West Village's favorite restaurants featuring a clam-focused menu by chef and co-owner Mike Price. This seasonal hotspot is housed inside a warm brick interior with large windows looking out at the cityscape.
Do you want to experience the bustle of a busy Parisian streetscape without leaving the comfort of NYC? You can at Raoul's, a classic bistro dating back to the 1970s with a serious French menu. Balthazar is another iconic French staple in downtown NYC. This legendary brasserie serves a decadent brunch spread, steak frites and sumptuous pastries inside a classy interior characterized by red banquettes.
Chef Daisuke Nakazawa makes the best omakase in the city at Sushi Nakazawa. This destination sushi spot is renowned for its high-end, multicourse omakase. Dining at Sushi Nakazawa is more than a meal — it's an experience.
To continue the international theme, L'Artusi is a sophisticated bi-level Italian restaurant. The menu is mainly composed of small plates and an extensive wine list. Guests who like refined yet rustic cuisine, decadent cheeses, and private dining will enjoy L'Artusi's ambiance.
Things to Do
There’s so much to do in downtown New York, it's hard to know where to begin! From shopping for vintage finds in SoHo to attending the Tribeca Film Festival, there is something for everyone to enjoy. The Tribeca Film Festival is a fantastic opportunity for film lovers to see some of the most anticipated new films each year. There are always celebrities in attendance to promote their latest films.
Speaking of movies, the Angelika Film Center in SoHo is one of the most notable indie cinemas in New York. It’s perfect for movie buffs who want to check out the latest foreign films or independent fare.
In SoHo, there are dozens of cute thrift stores and flea markets to explore. You're guaranteed to find unique treasures you can't find anywhere else. Located at the top of the One World Trade Center is the One World Observatory, where you can get a perfect birds-eye view of the city.