Manhattan Review

Manhattan Review

Manhattan is one of the five boroughs of New York City. The first settlers of Manhattan are the Lenape Native Americans in 1545. Manhattan is the smallest among the five boroughs and it is economically stable and culturally dynamic.

Manhattan roughly translates to “island of many hills” in Lenapes. There are other translations, which include “Hilly Island” and “Place of Intoxication.”

The settled date of Manhattan was in 1624, 100 years after the arrival of the first settlers

Weather Conditions

A person’s mood is sometimes dependent on the weather condition. Weather condition is tricky, sometimes it favors you, sometimes it can ruin your day. Another annoying thing about weather condition is the time of day it occurs. It’s rainy this morning, then the temperature is hot and humid in the evening.

One may say that the weather is a trickster who likes to mess with human beings just to have fun.

Weather patterns:

New York city has a standard humid subtropical climate. The highest temperature ever recorded is 106 °F (41 °C) on July 9, 1936 and the coldest temperature reaches −15 °F (−26 °C) February 9, 1934.

Winter covers the month of December, January (coldest month) and February. Spring enters in March and lasts up to May, Summer occurs in June up to August and lastly, Fall season stretch from September to November. Weather in New York can change suddenly in matter of hours, so tourists and visitors should consider this and plan their trip properly.

Activities & Outdoor Adventures:

The activities offered by Manhattan are very random. First you visit the American Museum of Natural History, then find your way to the top of the Empire State Building and gaze at the Manhattan Skyline, finally catch a broadway show to close the day.

LocationActivities/DestinationsHours of Operation
350 5th Ave, New York, NY 10118, United States
Empire State Building8AM - 2AM
Central Park West & 79th St, New York, NY 10024, United StatesMuseum of Natural History10AM - 5:45PM
18 Little W 12th St, New York, NY 10014, United StatesCielo Club11AM - 7PM, 10PM - 4AM (Mon, Wed,Thurs, Fri)
11AM - 7PM (Tues), 10PM - 4AM (Sat)
35 E 18th St, New York, NY 10003, United StatesABC Kitchen12PM - 3PM, 5:30PM - 11:30PM (Mon - Fri)
11AM - 3PM, 5:30PM - 11:30PM (Sat)
11AM - 3PM, 5:30PM - 10PM (Sun)
New York, NY 10011, United StatesThe High Line7AM - 11PM
Manhattan, New York, United StatesBroadwayClick here to see show schedules.

For more information about hotels in Manhattan click here.Hotels in Manhattan? One immediately thinks of world-renowned Plaza Hotel. The same hotel where Kevin McCallister from the movie Home Alone 2 stayed when he was stranded in New York. In 46th street, the Hotel At Times Square awaits visitors who are looking for a place to stay.

Tourist Attractions:
Empire State Building – Manhattan

Standing at 1,454 ft from bottom to tip, this 102-story SkyScraper is a living testament of architecture. Hundreds of people visit the building just to catch a view of the beautiful Skyline view that can only be seen at the observatory deck above. The Empire State Building was the Tallest building in the world from 1931 to 1970, until the World Trade Center was fortified and took the record for only two years.

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Times Square – Manhattan

Nicknamed as the “Crossroads of the World” , “Heart of the World,” and “Center of the Universe,” Time Square is a major commercial venue famous all over the world. Longacre Square was the former name of the venue, but the New York Times renamed it in 1904.

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Statue of Liberty – Manhattan

This Colossal statue is the pride of New York with her Torch and Tabula ansata (Tablet evoking the law).  The statue representing Libertas, the Roman Goddess, was a gift to the United States from the people of France. The statues was given the nickname “Liberty Enlightening the World.”

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Festival:

Time Square Ball – Manhattan

The most awaited event every year is the Time Square Ball, no it’s not an event wherein boy and girls partner up and dance. The anticipated “Ball Drop” is the reason why people go to Times Square during New Year’ Eve. The ball located at the roof of One Times Square descends at exactly 11:59pm to start the countdown and signal the coming of New Year.

The first ever New Year’s Eve celebration took place on December 31, 1904. New York Time’s owner, Adolph Ochs settled with firework during those times, but throughout the years, he wanted something more majestic that led to the establishment of the Ball Drop with the help of New York Time’s chief electrician, Walter F. Painer.

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Restaurants:

There are over 11,000 restaurants in Manhattan that offer a variety of cuisines that originated from all over the world. They have Mexican, Italian, Japanese and many more types of cuisine.

Daniel – Manhattan

Voted as the winner of the “Traveler’s Choice Award in 2014,” Daniel has been in business since 1993. Founder and owner Daniel Boulud perfected his craft in the culinary world after leaving France and moving to the big apple. Some of the reviews say that Daniel’s food service is near to perfection and never fails its customers. Foodies around the world have traveled miles to have a taste of the restaurant’s exquisite french cuisine.

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Tourist/ Traveler information

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  • City Website URL: http://www.newyork.com/
  • Contact number: 800-220-6282 or 212-962-6577
  • Contact Email: customerservice@newyork.com
  • Map:

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A Bite of the Big Apple

There are many people who believes New York is the “Greatest City in the World,” and inside the city is Manhattan, considered as the economic and cultural center of United States. Manhattan has a lot of  things to offer leisure, business and even arts, which makes it a target destination for millions of people. Did you find this Manhattan Review helpful and informative? Feel free to leave your comments below.

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  1. I’ve been to the Empire State Building three time and every experience is awesome. My first visit, there were huge crowd, for my second one it was pouring rain and my last visit was my favorite, I visited during winter.

     

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