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A quiet, unassuming neighborhood overlooking the East River.
Studio / 1 BR
65% Complete
2 Bedrooms
69% Complete
3 Bedrooms
100% Complete
4 Bedrooms
0% Complete

Good For
  • Empty nesters / Retirees
  • Families


What's around
  • 52 Restaurants
  • 15 Grocery stores/markets
  • 1 Banks
  • 3 Nightlife options
  • 10 Fitness options
  • 32 Shops




Two Bridges has an average violent crime rate and a low property crime rate for New York City.


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Two Bridges is a tiny neighborhood in lower Manhattan sandwiched between the Manhattan Bridge and Brooklyn Bridge. Most New Yorkers have never heard of (including this author, who lived in the city for years). But being under-the-radar is just the way its residents like it. Unlike some of its neighbors it hasn't been gentrified yet, leaving an old school, affordable neighborhood of long-time residents and brick walk-ups (though new development is creeping in). There is also a large public housing development in the southern corner of the neighborhood.

Because Chinatown is next door and due to a recent influx of immigrants from the Fujian province in China, most of the popular restaurants here are Chinese. However, you also have some coffee shops and other types of food available.

Two Bridges is bordered on the north by the Lower East Side, on the east by the East River, on the south by Civic Center, and on the west by Chinatown.


Wall Street: 1 miles / 5-10 minutes by car / 10 minutes by transit / 15 minutes walking
Rockefeller Center: 5 miles / 15-30 minutes by car / 30 minutes by transit
Jersey City: 8 miles / 25-50 minutes by car / 35 minutes by transit

Two Bridges New York City Neighborhood Photo


Local Flavor   Two Bridges LOCAL schools

Ps 2 Meyer London
Parent Rating:
Distance:0.06 mi
Mesivta Tifereth Jerusalem
Parent Rating:
Distance:0.12 mi
St Joseph School
Parent Rating:
Distance:0.24 mi
Great Oaks Charter School
Parent Rating:
Distance:0.24 mi
Ps 124 Yung Wing
Parent Rating:
Distance:0.25 mi


Local Flavor   Two Bridges Local Flavor

CC's Cafe
CC's Cafe 41 MONROE ST, NEW YORK, NY 10002 MAP

This American bistro brings high quality fare to the wonderful, vibrant working class neighborhood under the Manhattan bridge.

Mr Fong's Bar
Mr Fong's Bar 40 MARKET ST, NEW YORK, NY 10002 MAP

Unassuming watering hole featuring Chinese-inspired cocktails & bar bites, plus a jukebox.

Bread Talk
Bread Talk 47 CATHERINE ST, NEW YORK, NY 10002 MAP

Best known for their award winning tart, this little spot serves up other delicious pastries as well.

Photo Credits: Thanks to @leahbossio, @alfonso_pgz, @wendybowman_, @seesimi, @nickroxandsux, @jumanggy, @robboe, @basattak, and @willbottinick for your great photos of this neighborhood! 


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