Definitions for Manhattan
mænˈhæt n, mən-Man·hat·tan
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one of the five boroughs of New York City
a cocktail made with whiskey and sweet vermouth with a dash of bitters
A cocktail made from whiskey, sweet vermouth and bitters:
a bar chart representing the number of runs scored each over (supposed to resemble a skyline of skyscrapers).
A cocktail made from whiskey, sweet vermouth and bitters.
An indigenous people of North America who lived in present day New York State.
A borough of New York City, mainly on Manhattan Island.
Manhattan, often referred to as the City, is the most densely populated of the five boroughs of New York City, and coextensive with the County of New York, one of the original counties of the U.S. state of New York. Manhattan serves as the city's economic and administrative center, cultural identifier, and historical birthplace. The borough consists mostly of Manhattan Island, bounded by the Hudson, East, and Harlem rivers; several small adjacent islands; and Marble Hill, a small neighborhood now on the U.S. mainland, that was connected using landfill to the Bronx and separated from the rest of Manhattan by the Harlem River. Manhattan Island is divided into three informally bounded components, each aligned with the borough's long axis: Lower, Midtown, and Upper Manhattan. Manhattan has been described as the cultural, financial, media, and entertainment capital of the world, and the borough hosts the United Nations Headquarters. Anchored by Wall Street in the Financial District of Lower Manhattan, New York City has been called both the most economically powerful city and the leading financial center of the world, and Manhattan is home to the world's two largest stock exchanges by total market capitalization: the New York Stock Exchange and NASDAQ. Many multinational media conglomerates are based in Manhattan, and the borough has been the setting for numerous books, films, and television shows. Manhattan real estate has since become among the most expensive in the world, with the value of Manhattan Island, including real estate, estimated to exceed US$3 trillion in 2013; median residential property sale prices in Manhattan approximated US$1,600 per square foot ($17,000/m2) as of 2018, with Fifth Avenue in Midtown Manhattan commanding the highest retail rents in the world, at US$3,000 per square foot ($32,000/m2) per year in 2017.Manhattan traces its origins to a trading post founded by colonists from the Dutch Republic in 1624 on Lower Manhattan; the post was named New Amsterdam in 1626. Manhattan is historically documented to have been purchased by Dutch colonists from Native Americans in 1626 for 60 guilders, which equals roughly $1038 in current terms. The territory and its surroundings came under English control in 1664 and were renamed New York after King Charles II of England granted the lands to his brother, the Duke of York. New York, based in present-day Manhattan, served as the capital of the United States from 1785 until 1790. The Statue of Liberty greeted millions of immigrants as they came to the Americas by ship in the late 19th century and is a world symbol of the United States and its ideals of liberty and peace. Manhattan became a borough during the consolidation of New York City in 1898. New York County is the United States' second-smallest county by land area (larger only than Kalawao County, Hawaii), and is also the most densely populated U.S. county. It is also one of the most densely populated areas in the world, with a census-estimated 2017 population of 1,664,727 living in a land area of 22.83 square miles (59.13 km2), or 72,918 residents per square mile (28,154/km2), higher than the density of any individual U.S. city. On business days, the influx of commuters increases this number to over 3.9 million, or more than 170,000 people per square mile (65,600/km2). Manhattan has the third-largest population of New York City's five boroughs, after Brooklyn and Queens, and is the smallest borough in terms of land area. Today, if each borough were ranked as a city, Manhattan would rank as the tenth-most populous in the U.S. Many districts and landmarks in Manhattan are well known, as New York City received a record 62.8 million tourists in 2017, and Manhattan hosts three of the world's 10 most-visited tourist attractions in 2013: Times Square, Central Park, and Grand Central Terminal. The borough hosts many prominent bridges, such as the Brooklyn, Manhattan, Williamsburg, Queensboro, Triborough, and George Washington Bridges; tunnels such as the Holland and Lincoln Tunnels; skyscrapers such as the Empire State Building, Chrysler Building, and One World Trade Center; and parks, such as Central Park. Chinatown incorporates the highest concentration of Chinese people in the Western Hemisphere, and the Stonewall Inn in Greenwich Village, part of the Stonewall National Monument, is considered the birthplace of the modern gay rights movement. The City of New York was founded at the southern tip of Manhattan, and the borough houses New York City Hall, the seat of the city's government. Numerous colleges and universities are located in Manhattan, including Columbia University, New York University, Cornell Tech, Weill Cornell Medical College, and Rockefeller University, which have been ranked among the top 40 in the world.
A Manhattan is a cocktail made with whiskey, sweet vermouth, and bitters. Commonly used whiskeys include rye, Canadian whisky, bourbon, blended whiskey and Tennessee whiskey. The cocktail is often stirred with ice and strained into a cocktail glass, where it is garnished with a Maraschino cherry with a stem. A Manhattan is also frequently served on the rocks in an Old Fashioned glass. The whiskey-based Manhattan is one of five cocktails named for one of New York City's five boroughs, but is perhaps most closely related to the Brooklyn cocktail, a mix utilizing dry vermouth and Maraschino liqueur in place of the Manhattan's sweet vermouth, as well as Amer Picon in place of the Manhattan's traditional bitters. It is one of six basic drinks listed in David A. Embury's classic The Fine Art of Mixing Drinks.
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a long island at the mouth of the Hudson, on which a great part of New York stands.
Manhattan, New York. Manhattan is a borough in New York City. Harlem, is a part of Manhattan, but it's not an official borough of New York City. (The Five Boroughs of New York City are Brooklyn, Bronx, Queens, Manhattan, Staten Island). Rappers from the Harlem area of Manhattan are Big L (R.I.P.), Mase, Cam'ron and Bloodshed (R.I..P.)
Where i live, here in quebec, you sometimes see people walking around with "ZOO YORK" printed across their shirts in large letters. "New York" is the equivalent of "Manhattan"...I'm from The Bronx, which makes Manhattan seem like Shangri-la. (Aren't I cruel?!)
I went to Zoo York and was mugged in broad daylight; they took everything I had of value. (Actually, two cousins of mine visited Paris many years ago...you get the picture?)
Etymology: zoo=ancient Greek for animal? York=anglo-saxon; place in England...
Submitted by sambergkenneth on January 7, 2022
Etymology and Origins
From the Indian munnohatan, “the town on the island.”
The numerical value of Manhattan in Chaldean Numerology is: 3
The numerical value of Manhattan in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2
He explained in his views that he was pro-choice, he supported partial birth abortion, open to gay marriage, and his explanation for all that, he said, 'I'm a New Yorker, I'm from Manhattan,' those are the views of New York. Those are what New York values are, they're not Iowa values, but that's 'New York values.' So, that was Donald's explanation of what New York values are. It's how he articulated it.
The biggest bottleneck is mass transit because there's simply no good way to get people into an office in Manhattan avoiding public transit.
As a young man, I made a mistake that I deeply regret and for which apologies may still not be enough, after I moved with my wife to Los Angeles from New York City in 2001 shortly after 9/11, I told people that I was in one of the World Trade Center towers on 9/11. It wasn't true. I was in Manhattan but working in a building in midtown and I was not at the Trade Center on that day.
So I always used to say the toughest people are Manhattan real estate guys and blah, blah. Now I say they're babies.
The bridge will be all glass. You’ll be able to see the skyline of Midtown Manhattan and the Empire State Building to the west and the East River on the other side.
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- மன்ஹாட்டன், மதுக்கலவைTamil
- مین ہیٹنUrdu
- thành phố ManhattanVietnamese
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