The 4 Most Important Neighborhoods For The Best Walk Score In NYC

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Advantages Of Having Your Business In NYC

NYC is a metropolitan city that encompasses different people from all walks of life. Apart from having an enabling environment to prosper for your business, the neighborhoods within NYC are very walkable. Manhattan politicians have always made it a point of emphasis for people to be able to walk from one area to another on foot or bike if you prefer not using vehicles.

NYC neighborhoods are prime locations for starting and running any business regardless of the size and industry. The benefits of being accessible on foot include increased sales due to high foot traffic, opportunity to offer a variety of items due to mixed customer demographics and a lower cost of marketing through such techniques as signage and displays as you communicate with prospective clients that pass by.

Here are some of the highly walkable areas within NYC that are ideal locations to set up your business.

Walk Score NYCUnion Square

Union Square is a historic intersection of Fourth Avenue and Broadway. This prime location gives you access to neighborhoods such as the Flatiron District, Chelsea, Greenwich Village and East Village. Residents of the villages around this area as well as other businesses in the area can access your business with ease.


NoMad is a village to the north of the Madison Square and centered in the Madison Square North Historic District of Manhattan. This hip village has prime entertainment spots as well as a huge number of residents and entertainment lovers most of whom can become clients. The residents of NoMad are fast-paced, urban, fun and have high purchasing power. Most of the buildings within the village are walkable and can be accessed by foot with ease.


This neighborhood is located in lower Manhattan with famed art galleries and is a shopping haven. The area draws residents that are more affluent that most of the other neighborhoods due to proper planning as well as the strict zoning laws. Businesses from the area enjoy easy accessibility by foot and a subway station from the central business district.


This village is found on the west side of Manhattan. It extends all the way to Hudson area and 14th Street. The village is walking distance from the Nomad District, Flatiron District, and West Village. In the past Chelsea has been an industrial center and recently a famed art district. The district also has affluent residents and is accessible from the neighboring villages on foot.


This urban village borders Union Square and Greenwich Village to the south, and Broadway cuts through the middle of the neighborhood. This neighborhood is home to wealthy and powerful residents as well as notable figures. The upscale commercial center is a tech hub and widely accessible by foot.

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Jack Cohen

Jack Cohen has over 22 years of industry experience developing and implementing real estate strategies for clients in Manhattan and throughout the United States. Prior to founding Spaces Commercial Real Estate, Jack was a Managing Director at Colliers International for 3 years and a Director at Cushman & Wakefield for 9 years. Jack’s forward thinking has engineered some of Manhattan’s most unique and difficult deals including the repositioning and leasing of 636 11th Avenue, a 564,000 RSF warehouse to office conversion, which was awarded real estates highest honor- REBNY’s Henry Hart Rice Most Ingenious Deal of the Year Award. Jack is a graduate of Rutgers University School of Business where he majored in Economics and Business Management. He is a member of the Real Estate Board of New York, the executive committee of American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC), and the Board of Education of Keter Torah, his childrens’ school. Jack lives on the Jersey Shore with his wife and three children.