25 Awesome Reasons That You Should Visit Manhattan

Who doesn’t want to see New York City? It’s the Big Apple! The melting pot of the world! In fact, with its diversity, size, and global influence, there is no place quite like it. New York City has long been considered the center of global finance, culture, and politics. But what is at the center of New York City? Manhattan, of course! This famous borough is cool for numerous reasons. First, it’s actually an island. That’s right, this plot of land with some of the world’s largest buildings is an island. Second, it has some incredible green space. In fact, Manhattan is home to Central Park, which is the world’s first and largest urban landscaping project. Surrounding Central Park is what Manhattan is famous for…buildings. Lots and lots of buildings! From the Rockefeller Center and the Freedom Tower all the way to the Empire State Building, there is no shortage of skyscrapers for you to wonder at, so get ready to wet your travel appetite. Whether you’re coming from near or far we are sure that we can tell you something interesting that will make you want to come to New York. These are 25 Awesome Reasons That You Should Visit Manhattan!

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In the United States as a whole, 88% of Americans drive to work, while only 5% say they use public transportation. In Manhattan, 72% of people use public transport and only 18% drive.

In Manhattan, 72% of people use public transport and only 18% driveSource: wikipedia, Image: wikipedia
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Twice a year the sunset aligns with the street grid of Manhattan. This event has been coined "Manhattanhenge."

ManhattanSource: movoto.com, Image: Alan Turkus via flickr

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During the construction of the World Trade Center in 1968, rather than getting rid of all the excavated material, it was used to expand Manhattan's shoreline creating what is today Battery Park City.

During the construction of the World Trade Center in 1968, rather than getting rid of all the excavated material, it was used to expand Manhattan's shoreline creating what is today Battery Park CitySource: newyorker.com, Image: wikipedia

Keep reading to find out what other amazing construction projects have happened in this great city!

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At night, Manhattan's population is roughly 1.6 million. During the day, however, as commuters pour into the borough to work, its population more than doubles to nearly 4 million.

At night, Manhattan's population is roughly 1.6 million. During the day, however, as commuters pour into the borough to work, its population more than doubles to nearly 4 millionSource: nytimes.com, Image: wikipedia

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When public transport shut down on 9/11, citizens used their personal boats to transport half a million people off the island. This has come to be known as the "9/11 Boatlift."

When public transport shut down on 9/11, citizens used their personal boats to transport half a million people off the island. This has come to be known as the "9/11 Boatlift"Source: wikipedia, Image: wikipedia

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