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There’s so much more to Manhattan than the iconic skyscrapers, Wall Street, Central Park and the Big Apple sights most people associate with the city; in fact, there’s always something new to discover about this beloved borough! The 23.8-square-mile island may be the smallest of New York City’s five boroughs, but it’s home to world-famous landmarks and Manhattanites, more than 850,000 Manhattan apartments, 1.6 million residents and plenty of convenience right outside locals’ front doors. Whether New Yorkers want to go grocery shopping on foot, hop in a cab and catch a Broadway show, or meet friends for dinner a short subway ride away, there are plenty of transit options that make getting around a breeze.
Don’t let Manhattan’s excitement and crowded neighborhoods fool you - it really is easy to navigate the island and explore the Big Apple’s 80-plus neighborhoods, thanks in part to the structured, grid-like streets. The further south you travel - say, from Harlem in Upper Manhattan down to Sutton Place in East Midtown - the numerical street numbers decrease; the opposite can be said if you’re traveling north from Tribeca up to Restaurant Row in Hell’s Kitchen. The island is divided by two things: Central Park, which separates the Upper West Side and the Upper East Side, and Manhattan’s iconic Fifth Avenue. Thankfully, the Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) takes most of the guesswork out of Manhattan travel, providing hundreds of subway and bus stops at intersections all over town, most of which are just steps from Manhattan apartments, restaurants and sights.
Most NYC residents and visitors find plenty of inspiration in the sights and sounds of Manhattan, from the world-famous theaters and galleries, to top chef-run restaurants, stunning public art displays and historic architecture … it’s no wonder the borough is the shining star of so many hit songs, movies, TV shows and books. Fictional characters’ Manhattan apartments have become some of the most popular attractions in town, from Jerry Seinfeld’s Upper West Side apartment to Carrie Bradshaw’s rent-controlled Greenwich Village brownstone that is actually on the Upper East Side, to Monica Geller’s Midtown apartment near the Central Perk (once a real coffee shop thanks to a pop-up collaboration, but is now just a fictional cafe). Broadway’s bright lights attract visitors from every corner of Manhattan and the world, thanks to hit modern productions like “Hamilton,” “Wicked,” and “Avenue Q,” and the off-Broadway shows that allow attendees to say they saw a sold-out Broadway show months or even years before everybody else.
But perhaps one of the most loved parts of living in Manhattan apartments is that no two New York days are the same. With thousands of eateries, bars, shops, cafes, clubs, historic architecture and landmarks and parks to explore, it’s an adventure just traveling to the office every day for work. With hidden gems tucked away on Manhattan’s side streets and quintessential NYC buildings looming over the iconic skyline, it’s no wonder more than 4,000 people moved to the borough in 2014 alone, looking to get a little closer to the bright lights and bustle that make Manhattan such a special place to call home.