Neighborhoods In Manhattan

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neighborhoods_manhattan_300x300Manhattan is the most densely populated of the five boroughs of New York City. The borough is coterminous with New York County, founded on November 1, 1683 as an original county of the U.S. state of New York. The borough consists mostly of Manhattan Island, bounded by the East, Hudson, and Harlem Rivers, but also includes several small adjacent islands, as well as Marble Hill, a small neighborhood on the U.S. mainland.

Manhattan has been described as the economic and cultural center of the United States and serves as home to the United Nations Headquarters. Wall Street, in Lower Manhattan, has been called the financial capital of the world, and is home to the New York Stock Exchange and NASDAQ. Many multinational media conglomerates are based in the borough. Historically documented to have been purchased by Dutch colonists from Native Americans in 1626 for the equivalent of $24, Manhattan real estate has since become among the most expensive in the world, with the value of Manhattan Island itself estimated to exceed US$3 trillion in 2014.

New York County is the most densely populated county in the United States, and is more dense than any individual American city. It is one of the most densely populated areas in the world, with a Census-estimated 2013 population of 1,626,159 living in a land area of 22.96 square miles, or about 70,826 residents per square mile. On business days, the influx of commuters increases that number to over 3.9 million, or around 170,000 people per square mile. Manhattan has the third-largest population of New York’s five boroughs, after Brooklyn and Queens, and is the smallest borough in terms of land area.


Alphabet City
Astor Row
Battery Park City
Carnegie Hill
Civic Center
Columbus Circle
Cooperative Village
Diamond District
Downtown Manhattan
East Harlem
East Village
Financial District
Five Points
Flatiron District
Fort George
Garment District
Gramercy Park
Greenwich Village
Hamilton Heights
Hell’s Kitchen
Herald Square
Hudson Yards
Kips Bay
Lenox Hill
Lincoln Square
Little Germany
Little Italy
Lower East Side
Madison Square
Manhattan Valley
Marble Hill
Marcus Garvey Park
Meatpacking District
Morningside Heights
Murray Hill
Battery Park City
Radio Row
Rockefeller Center
Rose Hilll
South Street Seaport
Strivers’ Row
Stuyvesant Square
Stuyvesant Town
Sugar Hill
Sutton Place
Theater District
Times Square
Tudor City
Turtle Bay
Two Bridges
Union Square
Upper East Side
Upper West Side
Washington Heights
Waterside Plaza
West Village

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