The Best of Manhattan

The territory of Manhattan traces its origins to a trading post founded in 1624 by Dutch colonists. Originally known as New Amsterdam, the island and its surroundings came under English control in 1664, after which it was renamed New York, after King Charles II granted the lands to his brother, the Duke of York. Today, Manhattan is the most densely populated, and geographically smallest, of the five boroughs of New York City. It serves as the city’s economic, administrative, and cultural center and has also been described as the cultural, financial, media, and entertainment capital of the world, hosting the UN Headquarters and anchored by Wall Street, home to the world’s two largest stock exchanges (the New York Stock Exchange and NASDAQ). Manhattan real estate is also among the most expensive in the world, with the entire island valued in excess of $3 trillion. Fifth Avenue, in Midtown Manhattan, commands the highest retail rents in the world, at over $3,000/sq. ft. per year.

Below is a list of recommended sights when visiting:

2 Comments

  1. love,Love,LOVE NYC!! So happy to know the theatres are once again opened. Can’t wait to get back to experience this amazing city. The people, restaurants, iconic buildings,museums, theatres,and so much more.

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