Walkscore ranked over 2,500 neighborhoods in the top 40 U.S. cities and found that New York City is the second Most Walkable overall. San Francisco is #1, prompting Streetsblog to wonder, "Is Eastern Queens really dragging us down that badly? Doesn't pretty much everyone have a car in the Bay Area?"
In this map, the most walkable neighborhoods are in green, while the least walkable ones are in red. See if your neighborhood is considered a Walker's Paradise (38 NYC neighborhoods are). And here's what makes a city walkable or not (density, yes; suburban sprawl not so much).