156. NEW YORK ON FOOT. Bensonhurst, Brooklyn. The moniker “outer borough” is commonly used in New York, referring to the four boroughs that are not Manhattan. Having cut my teeth in Brooklyn, I will never see New York as Manhattan Only. This photo shows two common features of the outer boroughs: the elevated subway tracks and the low rise dwellings (both of which you will find in Queens, the Bronx and Brooklyn–but not Staten Island, which is another world again).