"Old Irish Neighborhood just outside Manhattan"
Sunnyside, Queens (NY) is a neighborhood which used to be populated almost solely by Irish immigrants. It has since turned into more of a "melting pot", but still has a great community feeling. Located on the 7-train line, Sunnyside is only 3 stops outside of Manhattan, making it a great location for people who work in the city but would like a better value for their money in rentals. For the same price that you might rent a studio apartment in Manhattan, you can find a 2-bedroom with full kitchen and living room ammenities. Sunnyside itself could use a bit of cleaning up as the streets are often a bit dirty. The local pub scene is pretty good with plenty of authentic Irish bars lining Queens blvd. Overall, this is a cute neighborhood that, if you don't mind a bit of trash on the streets, can be a good alternative to the pricey options in Manhattan.