Romance and reality collide in this movie-set worthy New York City neighborhood.

As the trendiest little neighborhood you're still hearing about, Nolita combines the sophisticated allure of designer boutiques with the simple pleasure of people-watching from front stoops. This fashionable and friendly neighborhood is composed of narrow streets, picture-perfect window displays, and sidewalk cafes that invite you to indulge in a cup of fine espresso. Easily walkable and cozily quaint, Nolita faces no competition when it comes to cool hotspots.

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On the Map

Nolita is within Manhattan and bordered by Chinatown, East Village, Little Italy, Lower East Side, Noho, Greenwich Village, and Soho

Laguardia Airport: 20 minutes by cab without traffic
JFK Airport: 30 minutes by cab without traffic
Wall Street / Financial District: 13 minutes by subway
Times Square: 17 minutes by subway

  • Public transit is Easy
  • Having a car is Difficult

Where Every Sidewalk Is a Catwalk

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Nolita's Charming Interiors, Exteriors, and Spaces In-Between

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Nolita: Known for Good Eats and Perfect Cafes

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Airbnb works with local photographers to capture the spirit of neighborhoods all around the world. The photography on this page includes work by:

Cameron Blaylock

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Cameron Blaylock is a photographer and artist living in Brooklyn, NY. In 2010 Cameron received a European Diploma in Fine Arts from Bauhaus-University in Weimar, Germany. Having been a full-time Brooklyn resident for just over one year, the Airbnb Neighborhoods Project helped Cameron further understand and appreciate the massive, multi-layered, singular organism that is New York City.

Youngna Park

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Youngna Park is a photographer and multimedia producer based in Greenpoint, Brooklyn. In 2011, she co-produced the feature-length dance music video, "Girl Walk // All Day", with her husband (and fellow Airbnb photographer), Jacob Krupnick. Her photography is intertwined with the narratives of daily life, and highly influenced by the relationship between nature and urban spaces. Shooting for Airbnb was a great reminder of how wonderful and serendipitous meandering walks around NYC can be.