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Manhattan Island

Listed under Islands in New York City, United States.

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Even people who live in New York think of Manhattan as ‘the city’, as it's the focal point for much of New York’s financial, political, commerce and arts scenes. It also has the great symbols of New York, the Statue of Liberty, the Empire State Building and Central Park.

Manhattan is easy to get around on foot due to the iconic numbered street grid of twelve avenues intersected by more than 150 cross streets running east to west. Divided from the rest of New York by the Hudson River to the west and the East River to the east, Manhattan is one of the world's most cosmopolitan places incorporating everything a big city has to offer, a variety of theatre, museums and art galleries, shopping, restaurants and famous landmarks. Priced accordingly.

Written by  Emilie Stokes.

Other expert and press reviews

“New York's uptown: Palm courts, brownstone and jazz”

By Graham Boynton for Then Telegraph. First published November 7, 2008. My dinner companion sweeps into The Plaza, looks left approvingly at the Champagne Bar, and says she remembers when it was called the Persian Room and when she used to come to list… Read more...

Written by press. See the full article in The Telegraph, 7th November 2008

“A bespoke tour of Manhattan”

By Andy Markowitz for The Guardian. First published 14th December 2008. ...We take off south, cycling away from the leafy, cloistered Upper West Side, heading downtown. The Greenway takes you all the way along the 'left bank' (so to speak) of the great… Read more...

Written by press. See the full article in The Guardian, 14th December 2008.

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