Manhattan at a Glance
Borough Quick Facts
Borough Size: 22.83 sq mi
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It’s New York’s most famous borough, a place that draws new residents, professionals, visitors, politicians, and tourists from around the globe, a place where nightlife, entertainment, business, economics, and finance convene. It’s Manhattan, the heart of New York City.
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Living in Manhattan
The Culture and Amenities
Not only is Manhattan home to the Financial District of New York (and much of the US, like Wall Street, the World Trade Center, and the Stock Exchange, as well numerous corporate headquarters across every industry), it’s also home to some of the world’s most visited attractions, like Times Square, the extensive Central Park, the Empire State Building, and the Brooklyn Bridge.
It’s been the site of important cultural movements throughout history, like the Harlem Renaissance, the Stonewall Riots, and the American Pop Art movement. Here, you’ll experience the finest professional theatre in the world on Broadway, discover the world’s artistic masterpieces at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, witness some of the most famous parades and festivals in the US, like the Macy’s Day Thanksgiving Parade, and really find out what it means to live in the “city that never sleeps”.
In Manhattan, life’s usually without a car. Public transportation is so extensive, and the borough is so walkable, it can actually be much more inconvenient to drive than to simply hop on the subway. NYC Subway has over 150 stations in Manhattan. The Port Authority Trans-Hudson (PATH) links Manhattan to New Jersey. Commuter rail connects to Long Island and new Jersey via Long Island Rail Road, Metro-North Railroad, and NJ Transit. There’s also the NYC Bus run by MTA New York City Transit, the NYC Ferry to NJ, and the Staten Island Ferry.
Manhattan’s neighborhoods are as astoundingly diverse as the city of New York itself. Experience everything from Bohemian flair in Greenwich Village or the Upper East Side to the rich foreign experiences of Chinatown, Koreatown, or Little Italy. Discover the upscale shopping of SoHo, the art industry and robust nightlife of Chelsea, or the poignant history of Harlem.