Manhattan

  • manhattan

    new york county, new york
    borough and county
    midtown manhattan facing south toward lower manhattan
    midtown manhattan facing south toward lower manhattan
    flag of manhattan
    flag
    etymology: lenape: manaháhtaan (the place where we get bows)
    nickname(s): 
    the city[1]
    interactive map outlining manhattan
    location within the state of new york
    location within the state of new york
    coordinates: 40°47′n 73°58′w / 40°47′n 73°58′w / 40.783; -73.967utc−04:00 (edt)
    zip code format
    100xx, 101xx, 102xx
    area code212/646/332, 917[a]
    gdp (2018)us$600.2 billion[4] · manhattan borough president

    manhattan (n-/), often referred to by residents of the new york city area as the city,[1] is the most densely populated of the five boroughs of new york city, and coextensive with the county of new york, one of the original counties of the u.s. state of new york. manhattan serves as the city's economic and administrative center, cultural identifier,[5] and historical birthplace.[6] the borough consists mostly of manhattan island, bounded by the hudson, east, and harlem rivers; as well as several small adjacent islands. manhattan additionally contains marble hill, a small neighborhood now on the u.s. mainland, that was connected using landfill to the bronx and separated from the rest of manhattan by the harlem river. manhattan island is divided into three informally bounded components, each aligned with the borough's long axis: lower, midtown, and upper manhattan.

    manhattan has been described as the cultural, financial, media, and entertainment capital of the world,[7][8][9][10] and the borough hosts the united nations headquarters.[11] anchored by wall street in the financial district of lower manhattan, new york city has been called both the most economically powerful city and the leading financial center of the world,[12][13][14][15] and manhattan is home to the world's two largest stock exchanges by total market capitalization: the new york stock exchange and nasdaq.[16][17] many multinational media conglomerates are based in manhattan, and the borough has been the setting for numerous books, films, and television shows. manhattan real estate has since become among the most expensive in the world, with the value of manhattan island, including real estate, estimated to exceed us$3 trillion in 2013;[6][18] median residential property sale prices in manhattan approximated us$1,600 per square foot ($17,000/m2) as of 2018,[19] with fifth avenue in midtown manhattan commanding the highest retail rents in the world, at us$3,000 per square foot ($32,000/m2) per year in 2017.[20]

    manhattan traces its origins to a trading post founded by colonists from the dutch republic in 1624 on lower manhattan; the post was named new amsterdam in 1626. manhattan is historically documented to have been purchased by dutch colonists from native americans in 1626 for 60 guilders, which equals roughly $1059 in current terms.[21][22][23] the territory and its surroundings came under english control in 1664[23] and were renamed new york after king charles ii of england granted the lands to his brother, the duke of york.[24] new york, based in present-day manhattan, served as the capital of the united states from 1785 until 1790.[25] the statue of liberty greeted millions of immigrants as they came to the americas by ship in the late 19th century[26] and is a world symbol of the united states and its ideals of liberty and peace.[27] manhattan became a borough during the consolidation of new york city in 1898.

    new york county is the united states' second-smallest county by land area (larger only than kalawao county, hawaii), and is also the most densely populated u.s. county.[28] it is also one of the most densely populated areas in the world, with a census-estimated 2018 population of 1,628,701[29][30] living in a land area of 22.83 square miles (59.13 km2),[31] or 72,918 residents per square mile (28,154/km2), higher than the density of any individual u.s. city.[32] on business days, the influx of commuters increases this number to over 3.9 million,[33] or more than 170,000 people per square mile (65,600/km2). manhattan has the third-largest population of new york city's five boroughs, after brooklyn and queens, and is the smallest borough in terms of land area.[34] if each borough were ranked as a city, manhattan would rank as the sixth-most populous in the u.s.

    many districts and landmarks in manhattan are well known, as new york city received a record 62.8 million tourists in 2017,[35] and manhattan hosts three of the world's 10 most-visited tourist attractions in 2013: times square, central park, and grand central terminal.[36] the borough hosts many prominent bridges, such as the brooklyn, manhattan, williamsburg, queensboro, triborough, and george washington bridges; tunnels such as the holland and lincoln tunnels; skyscrapers such as the empire state building, chrysler building, and one world trade center;[37] and parks, such as central park. chinatown incorporates the highest concentration of chinese people in the western hemisphere,[38] and the stonewall inn in greenwich village, part of the stonewall national monument, is considered the birthplace of the modern gay rights movement.[39][40] the city of new york was founded at the southern tip of manhattan,[6] and the borough houses new york city hall, the seat of the city's government.[41] numerous colleges and universities are located in manhattan,[42] including columbia university, new york university, cornell tech, weill cornell medical college, and rockefeller university, which have been ranked among the top 40 in the world.[43][44]

    new york city's five boroughs
    jurisdiction population gross domestic product land area density
    borough county estimate
    (2018)[45]
    billions
    (us$)[46]
    per capita
    (us$)
    square
    miles
    square
    km
    persons /
    sq. mi
    persons /
    km2
    the bronx
    bronx
    1,432,132 42.695 29,200 42.10 109.04 34,653 13,231
    brooklyn
    kings
    2,582,830 91.559 34,600 70.82 183.42 37,137 14,649
    manhattan
    new york
    1,628,701 600.244 360,600 22.83 59.13 72,033 27,826
    queens
    queens
    2,278,906 93.310 39,600 108.53 281.09 21,460 8,354
    staten island
    richmond
    476,179 14.514 30,300 58.37 151.18 8,112 3,132
    city of new york
    8,398,748 842.343 97,700 302.64 783.83 28,188 10,947
    state of new york
    19,745,289 1,701.399 85,700 47,214 122,284 416.4 159
    sources:[47] and see individual borough articles
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Manhattan

New York County, New York
Midtown Manhattan facing south toward Lower Manhattan
Flag of Manhattan
Flag
Etymology: Lenape: Manaháhtaan (the place where we get bows)
Nickname(s): 
The City[1]
Interactive map outlining Manhattan
Location within the state of New York
Location within the state of New York
Coordinates: 40°47′N 73°58′W / 40°47′N 73°58′W / 40.783; -73.967UTC−04:00 (EDT)
ZIP Code format
100xx, 101xx, 102xx
Area code212/646/332, 917[a]
GDP (2018)US$600.2 billion[4] · Manhattan Borough President

Manhattan (n-/), often referred to by residents of the New York City area as the City,[1] is the most densely populated of the five boroughs of New York City, and coextensive with the County of New York, one of the original counties of the U.S. state of New York. Manhattan serves as the city's economic and administrative center, cultural identifier,[5] and historical birthplace.[6] The borough consists mostly of Manhattan Island, bounded by the Hudson, East, and Harlem rivers; as well as several small adjacent islands. Manhattan additionally contains Marble Hill, a small neighborhood now on the U.S. mainland, that was connected using landfill to the Bronx and separated from the rest of Manhattan by the Harlem River. Manhattan Island is divided into three informally bounded components, each aligned with the borough's long axis: Lower, Midtown, and Upper Manhattan.

Manhattan has been described as the cultural, financial, media, and entertainment capital of the world,[7][8][9][10] and the borough hosts the United Nations Headquarters.[11] Anchored by Wall Street in the Financial District of Lower Manhattan, New York City has been called both the most economically powerful city and the leading financial center of the world,[12][13][14][15] and Manhattan is home to the world's two largest stock exchanges by total market capitalization: the New York Stock Exchange and NASDAQ.[16][17] Many multinational media conglomerates are based in Manhattan, and the borough has been the setting for numerous books, films, and television shows. Manhattan real estate has since become among the most expensive in the world, with the value of Manhattan Island, including real estate, estimated to exceed US$3 trillion in 2013;[6][18] median residential property sale prices in Manhattan approximated US$1,600 per square foot ($17,000/m2) as of 2018,[19] with Fifth Avenue in Midtown Manhattan commanding the highest retail rents in the world, at US$3,000 per square foot ($32,000/m2) per year in 2017.[20]

Manhattan traces its origins to a trading post founded by colonists from the Dutch Republic in 1624 on Lower Manhattan; the post was named New Amsterdam in 1626. Manhattan is historically documented to have been purchased by Dutch colonists from Native Americans in 1626 for 60 guilders, which equals roughly $1059 in current terms.[21][22][23] The territory and its surroundings came under English control in 1664[23] and were renamed New York after King Charles II of England granted the lands to his brother, the Duke of York.[24] New York, based in present-day Manhattan, served as the capital of the United States from 1785 until 1790.[25] The Statue of Liberty greeted millions of immigrants as they came to the Americas by ship in the late 19th century[26] and is a world symbol of the United States and its ideals of liberty and peace.[27] Manhattan became a borough during the consolidation of New York City in 1898.

New York County is the United States' second-smallest county by land area (larger only than Kalawao County, Hawaii), and is also the most densely populated U.S. county.[28] It is also one of the most densely populated areas in the world, with a census-estimated 2018 population of 1,628,701[29][30] living in a land area of 22.83 square miles (59.13 km2),[31] or 72,918 residents per square mile (28,154/km2), higher than the density of any individual U.S. city.[32] On business days, the influx of commuters increases this number to over 3.9 million,[33] or more than 170,000 people per square mile (65,600/km2). Manhattan has the third-largest population of New York City's five boroughs, after Brooklyn and Queens, and is the smallest borough in terms of land area.[34] If each borough were ranked as a city, Manhattan would rank as the sixth-most populous in the U.S.

Many districts and landmarks in Manhattan are well known, as New York City received a record 62.8 million tourists in 2017,[35] and Manhattan hosts three of the world's 10 most-visited tourist attractions in 2013: Times Square, Central Park, and Grand Central Terminal.[36] The borough hosts many prominent bridges, such as the Brooklyn, Manhattan, Williamsburg, Queensboro, Triborough, and George Washington Bridges; tunnels such as the Holland and Lincoln Tunnels; skyscrapers such as the Empire State Building, Chrysler Building, and One World Trade Center;[37] and parks, such as Central Park. Chinatown incorporates the highest concentration of Chinese people in the Western Hemisphere,[38] and the Stonewall Inn in Greenwich Village, part of the Stonewall National Monument, is considered the birthplace of the modern gay rights movement.[39][40] The City of New York was founded at the southern tip of Manhattan,[6] and the borough houses New York City Hall, the seat of the city's government.[41] Numerous colleges and universities are located in Manhattan,[42] including Columbia University, New York University, Cornell Tech, Weill Cornell Medical College, and Rockefeller University, which have been ranked among the top 40 in the world.[43][44]

New York City's five boroughs
Jurisdiction Population Gross Domestic Product Land area Density
Borough County Estimate
(2018)[45]
billions
(US$)[46]
per capita
(US$)
square
miles
square
km
persons /
sq. mi
persons /
km2
Bronx
1,432,132 42.695 29,200 42.10 109.04 34,653 13,231
Kings
2,582,830 91.559 34,600 70.82 183.42 37,137 14,649
New York
1,628,701 600.244 360,600 22.83 59.13 72,033 27,826
Queens
2,278,906 93.310 39,600 108.53 281.09 21,460 8,354
Richmond
476,179 14.514 30,300 58.37 151.18 8,112 3,132
8,398,748 842.343 97,700 302.64 783.83 28,188 10,947
19,745,289 1,701.399 85,700 47,214 122,284 416.4 159
Sources:[47] and see individual borough articles

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