Name: Fort Greene, Brooklyn
Main Street: Fulton Street, Dekalb Ave
Who’s Here/BE SEEN BY: Young families, artists
Fort Greene is one of New York’s perfect neighborhoods. Racially diverse and geographically close to Manhattan, Fort Greene is home to an outstanding park, a variety of restaurants, and America’s oldest performing arts center, the Brooklyn Academy of Music. Historical landmarks run the gamut from religious to cultural to economic to civic to military. On weekends, the neighborhood bustles with a farmer’s market, playgrounds, cricket, soccer, park rangers, and local community groups.
Name: Northern Liberties, Philadelphia
Main Street: North 3rd St, Fairmont Ave
Who’s Here/BE SEEN BY: Young professionals
Yesterday through today, what this neighborhood has lost in residents, it has gained in culture. Northern Liberties has emerged as a hub for artists of all kinds in Philadelphia. Venues provide a stage for aspiring local musicians. Budding painters can also gain inspiration from a dozen of Philadelphia’s more than 2,500 murals. Aside from rowhouses, cozy restaurants, and shops, the blocks of Northern Liberties are filled with buildings that capture the legacy of the neighborhood’s early 20th century Eastern European immigrants, such as Orthodox churches and Greek revival architecture. Northern Liberties is also a fun place to spend the afternoon: two parks provide a nice place for a stroll on a sunny day.
Name: Lincoln Park, Chicago
Main Street: Lincoln Ave
Who’s Here/BE SEEN BY: Young urban professionals, young families
One of the city’s most historically significant neighborhoods is also one of its most popular among both tourists and residents. Attractions like the Lincoln Park Zoo, Chicago History Museum, Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum and Lincoln Park Conservatory draw crowds year-round, while other hidden treasures, like the spectacular Alfred Caldwell Lily Pool, are around the corner. Magnificent mansions, swank boutiques and renowned restaurants complete the rich tapestry that is Lincoln Park.