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Manhattan Living and Culture
The oldest and most densely-populated of the five boroughs is New York City, Manhattanis bounded by the Hudson River to the west and the East River on the east. Commonly divided into three different sections – Downtown (or Lower), Midtown, and Upper – Manhattan’s streets are, for the most part, laid out in a strict grid plan, making it easy for even newcomers to navigate their way through the city’s crowded streets.
Given Manhattan’s diversity, neighborhoods within the borough are unique and fun to explore. Many neighborhoods are associated with New York’s so-called “Bohemian” subculture, created by the number of artists looking for their big
break in the Big Apple.
Neighborhoods rich with artistic influence include Greenich Village, Alphabet City (made famous in the Broadway show “Rent”), the Lower Eastside ,and the East Village .These neighborhoods are complemented nicely by upscale areas such as: SoHo and Noho the Upper East and Westside ,by far some of the wealthiest neighborhoods in the United States.
Harlem-having experienced a renaissance of sorts in the late 20th century, is benefitting from renewed interest and is home to numerous theaters and other arts centers.
Those who live in Manhattan thrive on its fast pace and rich culture. Walking the streets of Manhattan is a common and necessary means of transportation, while
public transportation also covers the entire borough and whisks riders to surrounding boroughs as well.
New Yorkers have at their disposal plenty of places to unwind and relax.
Expansive Central Park, one of the largest city parks in the country, is spread over 843 acres and attracts some 35 million visitors annually and has nineteen waterfalls throughout the park, according to the NYC tourist bureau. Locals love it too and head there not only to walk, bicycle, skate, or jog, but also to enjoy the park’s pretty lakes, visit the Central Park Zoo .
Other areas of the city, like Lower Manhattan, have strived to provide as much green space as possible for local residents and, as such, have begun to attract young families with a desire to combine the convenience of city living with a healthy lifestyle for themselves and their children.The Arts
No city in the U.S. boasts the wealth of arts-related activities than one can find in Manhattan. More than 40 large professional theaters line Broadway, providing locals and visitors with a choice of plays and musicals unrivaled anywhere else in the world. Manhattan also boasts a huge concentration of art museums that boast prominent displays of artworks ranging from historic to contemporary. Museums of interest include the famous Metropolitan Museum of Art, The Museum of Modern Art , American Museum of Natural History, The Whitney useum of American Art, The Frick Collection, and The Guggenheim Museum. Atleast 75 other museums, large and small, are scattered throughout Manhattan and regularly provide locals with special programs for both adults and children, including workshops and even summer camps.
There are literally hundreds and hundreds of restaurants located in Manhattan, representing a wide variety of cuisine. Indeed, many of the world’s top chefs have made the city their home and their eclectic restaurants attract foodies from around the globe.