The data experts at Yelp have put together a map that shows the frattiest neighborhoods in NYC. Yelp documented how often its users mentioned the word “frat” in reviews, and then plotted those locations on a heat map.
Nearly all of Manhattan’s east side, with some areas in the surrounding boroughs, is covered with fratty heat spots likely due to New York’s colleges and job opportunities that draw crowds of students and recent grads. The Lower East Side, Murray Hill, Midtown East, and the Upper East Side are popular fratty spots in particular; the bar and nightlife options, paired with slightly cheaper living costs than on the west side, appeal to recent graduates. Hoboken and Brooklyn also have several fratty neighborhoods thanks to lower rent costs and an easy commute to Manhattan.