Manhattan, New York is one of the most popular places to visit in the world. It’s known as the city that never sleeps. Nowhere else in the world you can go or get just about anything at anytime. Downtown Manhattan to Midtown Manhattan there is something for everyone. Here you will find the some of the most famous sights and attractions like Central Park, The Empire State Building, The United Nations, The New York Stock Exchange, The South Street Seaport, SoHo, Little Italy, Chinatown, Metropolitan Museum of Modern Art, American Museum of Natural History, Times Square, Trump Tower, Madison Square Garden, the list of Historic and Popular Manhattan sights and attractions go on and on.
About the Park The High Line is a public park built on a historic freight rail…
In Manhattan the show scene is either on Broadway or off Broadway. Both offer just about everything for a theater lover; comedies, musicals and dramas, there is show for everyone to see. While you are in Manhattan go watch a taping of your favorite show at NBC or go ice-skating at Rockefeller Center. You can also check out one of the over 100 Museums and don’t forget the Statue of Liberty is just a ferry ride away. While trying some of the many world class and just great Manhattan restaurants don’t forget to grab a slice of pizza. Manhattan pizzerias serve up some of the best pizza in the country! After you treat yourself to some of the fine restaurants that Manhattan has to offer, you might want to work of some of that food by going shopping. Manhattan has some of the most varied stores in the country.
Downtown Manhattan contains many old and historic building and sites, including Castle Garden, originally the fort Castle Clinton, Bowling Green, the old United States Customs House, now the National Museum of the American Indian, Federal Hall, where George Washington was inaugurated as the first U.S. President, Fraunces Tavern, New York City Hall, the New York Stock Exchange, renovated original mercantile buildings of the South Street Seaport (and a modern tourist building), the Fulton Fish Market, the Brooklyn Bridge, South Ferry, embarkation point for the Staten Island Ferry and ferries to Liberty Island and Ellis Island, and Trinity Church. Lower Manhattan is home to some of New York City’s most spectacular skyscrapers, including the Woolworth Building, 40 Wall Street(also known as the Trump Building), the Standard Oil Building, and the American International Building.
Midtown Manhattan along with “Uptown” and “Downtown”, is one of the three major subdivisions of Manhattan (though “Uptown” and “Downtown” can also be used as adjectives and can take on completely different meanings in the other boroughs, whereas the term “Midtown” does not) and can be understood as those parts of Manhattan in neither of these two other regions – that is, all areas between 14th Street and 59th Street, from the Hudson River to the East River. The core of Midtown Manhattan is from about 31st Street to 59th Street between Third and Ninth avenues (this is the area most commonly referred to as “Midtown.”) The “Plaza District”, a term used by Manhattan real estate professionals to denote the most expensive area of midtown from a commercial real estate perspective, lies between 42nd Street to 59th Street and between Third Avenue to Seventh Avenue.
Central Park was designed by Frederick Law Olmsted and Calvert Vaux, Built between 1858 and 1873, Central Park is the most visited urban park in the nation, attracting more than 20 million visitors a year. In 1858 when construction on Central Park began at 59th Street, Manhattan had only been developed to 38th Street. The Park is 843 acres, 2.5 miles long a half mile wide, 58 miles of pathways, 26 ball fields, 21 playgrounds, 9,000 Park benches, 57 monuments and sculptures and 7 bodies of water. Central Park seems so natural, people may not realize it is entirely man-made. Since 1908, more than 240 feature films containing scenes in Central Park have been released, making it the most filmed public park in the world. In addition, countless episodes of television series are filmed in Central Park.