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« Neighbourhoods: quartiers subway: métro Borough: arrondissement Green building: bâtiment écologique Grid plan: plan en dammier Acronym: acronyme Upscale shopping: shopping haut de gamme Skyscraper: Gratte-ciel Manhattan is located in New York City in the State of New York in The United State. Is one of the five boroughs of the city with The Bronx, Brooklyn, Queens and Staten Island.

This borough is the most densely populated of New York City. Manhattan is a major commercial, financial, and cultural center of the world.

Many major radio, television, and telecommunications companies in the United States are based here, as well as much news, magazine, book, and other media publishers. Géographie: Manhattan is loosely divided into Downtown , Midtown , and Uptown , with Fifth Avenue dividing Manhattan's east and west sides.

Manhattan Island is bounded by the Hudson River to the west and the East River to the east.

To the north, the Harlem River divides Manhattan Island from The Bronx and the mainland United States.

Several small islands are also part of the borough of Manhattan, including Randall's Island , Wards Island , and Roosevelt Island in the East River, and Governors Island and Liberty Island to the south in New York Harbor .

Manhattan has fixed vehicular connections with New Jersey to the west by way of the George Washington Bridge , Holland Tunnel and Lincoln Tunnel , and to three of the four other New York City boroughs— the Bronx to the northeast and Brooklyn and Queens on Long Island to the east and south.

Its only direct connection with the fifth New York City borough is the Staten Island Ferry across New York Harbor, which is free of charge.

The ferry terminal is located near Battery Park at its southern tip.

It is possible to travel to Staten Island by way of Brooklyn, using the Verrazano-Narrows Bridge . Manhattan is organized in a grid plan from the Commissioners' Plan of eighteen eleven which is organized with numbered avenues running north and south roughly parallel and numbered streets running east to west.

Only Broadway, Manhattan crossing from south to north is inserted in the plan.

Manhattan's many neighbourhoods are not named according to any particular convention.

Some are geographical like the Upper East Side or ethnically descriptive like Little Italy .

Others are acronyms , such as SoHo means "SOuth of HOuston".

Some neighbourhoods, such as SoHo or NoLiTa , are commercial and known for upscale shopping.

Others, such as Greenwich Village and the East Village , have long been associated with the " Bohemian " subculture.

Chelsea is a neighbourhood with a large gay population, and recently a center of New York's art industry and nightlife.

Harlem is known for his Afro-American population and Chinatown for his Chinese population.

In the middle, there is Central Park which is the largest park in Manhattan. Skyscraper: The skyscraper, which has shaped Manhattan's distinctive skyline, has been closely associated with New York City's identity since the end of the 19th century.

The New York World Building on Park Row , was the first to take the title in 1890, standing 309 feet (91 m) until 1955, when it was demolished to construct a new ramp to the Brooklyn Bridge .

The nearby Park Row Building standing 391 feet (119 m) high took the title in 1899.

The Singer Building , constructed in 1908 as the headquarters of the eponymous sewing machine. »


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