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Manhattan Manhattan [mæn`hætən] is the most populated and smallest in area of the five boroughs of New York City. Located primarily on the island of Manhattan at the mouth of the Hudson River. The borough and county consist of Manhattan Island and several small islands: Roosevelt Island, Randall's Island, Wards Island, Governors Island, Liberty Island, part of Ellis Island, Mill Rock, and U Thant Island; as well as Marble Hill, a small area on the mainland bordering the Bronx.
Manhattan New York County is the most populated county in the United States, and one of the most densely populated areas in the world, with a 2010 population of 1,585,873 living in a land area of 59.5 km2, more dense than any individual American city. It is also one of the wealthiest counties in the United States, with a 2005 per capita income above $100,000. Manhattan is the third-largest of New York's five boroughs in population, and its smallest borough in land area.
Manhattan Manhattan is a major commercial, economic, and cultural center of the United States. Anchored by Wall Street in Lower Manhattan, New York City functions as the financial capital of the world. Many multinational media conglomerates are based in the borough.
Manhattan Manhattan has many famous landmarks, tourist attractions, museums, and universities. It is also the location of the United Nations Headquarters. It is the cultural and economic center of New York City and the New York metropolitan area, hosting the seat of city government and a large portion of the area's employment, business, and entertainment activities.
Manhattan is famous for its skyscrapers Empire State Building 448 m World Trade Center 528 m Chrysler Building 317 m 40 Wall Street 283 m Woolworth Building 241 m
J.Q.A. Ward's statue of George Washington in front of Federal Hall on Wall Street, on the site where Washington was inaugurated as the first U.S. President in 1789.
The Stonewall Inn in Greenwich Village, a designated National Historic Landmark as the site of the 1969 Stonewall Rebellion.
The Empire State Building was the world's tallest building from 1931 to 1972, and was once again the tallest building in the city, from September 11, 2001 until April 29, 2012, when One World Trade Center, under construction, passed its roof height of 1250 feet. Its overall height, counting the antenna, of 1454 feet, will not be passed until One World Trade Center erects its antenna.
The twin towers of the former World Trade Center, New York's tallest buildings from 1972 to 2001.
United Airlines Flight 175 hits the South Tower of the former World Trade Center on September 11, 2001.
The Financial District in Lower Manhattan as seen looking south-west down Madison Street from the Manhattan Bridge.
Television plays a major role in New York City. One of the stations in the city is WABC, home of Eyewitness News.
The Staten Island Ferry, seen from Battery Park crosses Upper New York Bay providing free public transportation between Staten Island and Manhattan.
The Brooklyn Bridge in the foreground and the Manhattan Bridge beyond it, are two of the bridges that span the East River connecting Lower Manhattan with Brooklyn
New York Public Library Main Branch at 42nd Street and Fifth Avenue; built on the site of the former Croton Reservoir (1897–1911) - Carrère and Hastings, architects.