Unsurprisingly, New York City recently came in first place in a list compiled by WalkScore, rating the U.S.’s most transit-friendly cities. However, there is a large degree of variability from one borough to the next in terms of transit access and overall infrastructure. In fact, this variation can extend even from one neighborhood to the next. In Manhattan, the most transit-friendly neighborhood is the area known as the Bowery, which extends between Grand Street and St. Mark’s Place. Brooklyn’s Boreum Hill received a near perfect score from WalkScore. Fordham Heights was crowned the best neighborhood in the entirety of the Bronx borough, while in Queens, the Ridgewood neighborhood takes the top prize. Finally, in Staten Island, the best rated neighborhood is St. George.
- Boerum Hill is known for having accessible avenues in terms of public transportation such as subways and buses for those who find themselves stuck.
- Fordham Heights offers tourists and locals a variety of over 21 restaurants and bars in a walk that is less than five minutes long!
- St. George in Staten Island is also known as one of the best places to walk in New York due to it having the Staten Island Ferry Terminal closeby.
“It’s no surprise that New York City tops Walk Score’s list of the most transit-friendly cities in the United States, thanks to our extensive (albeit battered) subway system, bus network, and the abundance of pedestrian-friendly areas.”