Manhattan is roughly only 13 miles long and 2 miles wide at its widest, but has 53 neighborhoods. These neighborhoods are generally broken up between Uptown Manhattan, Upper Manhattan, Midtown, Between Midtown and Downtown, and Downtown neighborhoods.
- Uptown Manhattan is the area located above 59th Street; with Upper Manhattan being the area located above 96th Street.
- Downtown Manhattan is defined as the area located below 14th Street; Lower Manhattan is the area below Chambers Street.
- Midtown Manhattan is the area located between 34th Street and 59th Street.
- West Side is the area west of Fifth Avenue
- East Side is the area east of Fifth Avenue
The Big Apple, The City that Never Sleeps, and The Empire City are a few nicknames this borough has been given. Manhattan is known regionally as “The City” and the urban core of the New York Metropolitan area. The city’s economic and administrative center, historical birthplace for New York and also known as a cultural melting pot. Home to the United Nations, Wall Street, Madison Square Garden, Empire State Building, the World Trade Center, and more.
This borough has plenty to do, you won’t get bored. There’s Central Park’s sprawling 843 acres located between the Upper East and Upper West sides; museums like the Guggenheim, MoMa, MET, Museum of Natural History, and Studio Museum Harlem; bars and restaurants, dog parks, Union Square Farmers Market, Chelsea Piers, Battery Park, The Cloisters at Ft. Tryson Park and so much more!
If you can make it here you can make it anywhere.
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