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Manhattan is one of the main areas of New York City, which is located near the Hudson River and is stretched along its coast for twenty-one kilometers. Manhattan was discovered in 1524 as a small granite island. Because of the long length Manhattan was divided into three parts - Downtown, Uptown, and Middletown, which means Lower, Middle and Upper.
1. Experienced travelers advise to set off to the Manhattan island early spring or autumn as these periods feature the most amiable weather conditions. Summer will spoil the leisure with … Open
Broadway is the longest street of this city. It stretches along the entire island and this is the location of a myriad of various shops, shopping malls, restaurants, cafes, theaters and much more. Wall Street is the main business street of the city, where are gathered the buildings of the stock exchange, banks and other famous financial organizations the U.S. Manhattan is famous for its tremendously high skyscrapers. The first prototype of the modern skyscrapers was built in the beginning of the XX century. This was a triangular iron house located on Madison Square.
St. Paul Church is the oldest sight of the city. The building starts its history in 1766 is decorated in the Gregorian style. Such famous buildings as the Gray-Sea Mansion, Church of the Holy Trinity and several Greek revival style buildings created in the beginning of the XIX century have survived till our days and are very popular among tourists. The main tourist sites include the gallery of the American Bible Society, Carnegie Hall; the Museum of American Crafts, which demonstrates expositions and exhibitions devoted to contemporary crafts, sewing, architecture and construction ceramics, jewelry, rugs, handmade paper, copyright dress, and knitted goods. Don’t forget to visit the greatest engineering sight - the Brooklyn Bridge and such interesting places as the Cathedral of St. John the Divine and other historic sites like the museum of September 11 that was organized 9 years ago. Copyright www.orangesmile.com
To choose a proper place to eat among numerous restaurants of Manhattan is rather challenging, however there are acknowledged leaders which won the attention and affection of tourists from … Open
In Manhattan, there is a huge number of art galleries and museums. It will be interesting for all art lovers to visit the Metropolitan Museum. Within its walls, there are collections of works of art of various stylistic trends. Visitors can admire the beautiful statues in antique style and see the works of classic artists, as well as amazing works of art in the Art Nouveau style. The exposition of this museum is so big that a whole day is hardly enough to get acquainted with it.
You can continue to explore unique works of art at the Solomon Guggenheim Museum. The subject of this museum is slightly different. It is devoted to ancient culture and art. Its extensive exposition is divided into separate thematic zones, among which are ones dedicated to the culture of the Aztecs, Ancient China, Africa and Ancient Greece. Within the walls of the museum, there are many unique exhibits including archeological finds brought from various parts of the world.
Skyscrapers are among main sights of Manhattan. Each of the high buildings is an impressive and unique architectural landmark. The most renowned skyscraper is the Empire State Building. Its … Open
Outdoor enthusiasts will have the opportunity to visit Central Park - the largest, beautiful and well-maintained park in New York. In the territory of this park there are several artificial ponds with fish. Many come here especially to feed ducks and other birds. The park has many recreational areas with benches. There are also picnic areas, as well as sports grounds and play areas for children. It will be interesting to visit this park even in winter. On its territory, every winter a classy ice rink is put in place.
Manhattan... One of the most interesting places for walking in Manhattan will be the colorful Chinatown. This is a real mini-China. In this quarter, you can find interesting stores with Chinese goods, Chinese restaurants and original gastronomic shops selling the most popular delicacies from China. This quarter is very popular among economical tourists. There are many reasonably priced souvenir shops and cafes with cheap street food.
Manhattan is famous not only for plenty of landmarks, city sights and museums but for its rich choice of entertaining establishments. Attracting sport clubs and entertaining centers, upscale … Open
While walking through other parts of Manhattan, you can see many interesting architectural sights. An interesting building is the Octagon building. In its name is the main architectural feature of the building - it is octagonal. This unusual rotunda of five floors was built in the first half of the 19th century and was originally used as a hospital. Recently, the building has been reconstructed and is now a symbolic entrance to the territory of a large residential complex.
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Map of all shopping areas
Shopping streets in Manhattan
♥   Shopping area ' South Street Seaport' New York, 0.7 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Shopping area ' SoHo' New York, 2.5 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Shopping area ' 7th Av' Bogotá, 3.6 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Shopping area ' West Village' New York, 3.9 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Shopping area ' Journal Square' Hudson County, 5.9 km from the center. On the map   Photo
Map of all parks
National and city parks around Manhattan
♥   County Park 'Greenwood' , 5 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   State Park 'Farm River' , 5.2 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Local Park 'Prospec' , 5.7 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Local Park 'John D Je' , 6 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Local Park 'Betsy' , 9.2 km from the center. On the map   Photo
Map of all art museums
Art galleries in Manhattan and around
♥   Art museum 'Dahesh Museum of Art' New York City, 2.7 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Art museum 'New Museum of Contemporary Art' New York City, 2.7 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Art museum 'Museum of Russian Art' Jersey City, 2.8 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Art museum 'Whitney Museum of American Art' New York City, 4.3 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Art museum 'Rubin Museum of Art' New York City, 4.4 km from the center. On the map   Photo

Sights around Manhattan from our guide 'Extreme places on Earth'

Unisphere

From the series “The most spectacular fountains in the world”
The grandiose fountains decorated with the unusual sculpture composition can be seen in several modern films and even in the computer games. Thus, he has inspired the makers of Grand Theft Auto Game to create one of the most interesting missions under the name 'Monoglobe'. The followers of the film 'Men in Black' know the huge globe as well. The fountain has inspired the world-famous Jazzman Dave Brubeck. The musician has dedicated him the song 'Unisphere'. The last major reconstruction of Unisphere was completed in 1995. Since the opening, it is considered the main attraction of the popular park. … Read further

North Brother Island

From the series “Abandoned places of the Earth with distinct marks of civilization”
One of the first of contemporaries who wasn’t afraid of the tragic history of the island was the photographer Christopher Payne. In 2008, he has visited the island and made incredibly spectacular pictures of landscapes and dilapidated buildings. Since then, a number of those wishing to visit the island increased significantly. It’s not difficult to reach the uninhabited land. It is situated in the East River, only 350 meters off coast. … Read further

MetLife Stadium

From the series “Top 14 sport stadiums with impressive design”
Remarkable that the stadium design first contained a very nice roof. However, it was not established because of the financing. MetLife is the only stadium without a roof in the world where the NFL games take place. As far as the benefits of the most stunning and largest stadium in the United States are concerned, one must definitely mention its first-class equipment. To make the game more comfortable, 400 monitors were attached to the stadium. The big screens are on all sides of the field. … Read further
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