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As part of the organization’s Get Local NYC effort, NYC & Company, New York City’s official destination marketing organization and convention and visitors bureau for the five boroughs of New York City, welcomes locals and visitors alike to Manhattan Like a New Yorker. The Empire State Building, Times Square, the Statue of Liberty, Central Park, Rockefeller Center, and the 9/11 Memorial & Museum are all must-see sites in New York City. Seeing a Broadway musical, shopping on 34th Street, Madison Avenue, or in Soho, and taking a walk along the High Line are all must-do activities in Manhattan.
But Manhattan is so much more than a top ten list could possibly describe. Dim sum in Chinatown, espresso and cannoli in Little Italy, and Ukrainian cuisine in the Lower East Side are just a few of the options. Take the tram to Roosevelt Island or the ferry to Governors Island. The Museum of Modern Art has Vincent van Gogh’s Starry Night, the Metropolitan Museum of Art has Madame X, and the American Museum of Natural History has T. Rex.
Discover the secrets of Grand Central Terminal and the Diamond District while shopping for jewelry. Ride the SeaGlass Carousel in the heart of downtown and pay your homage to Alexander Hamilton. Uptown, visit Harlem to learn about African-American culture and history, then head to Washington Heights for Dominican food and the legendary unicorn tapestries at The Met Cloisters.
There are hundreds of hotels in Manhattan, ranging from boutiques nestled away on residential streets to brand-name resorts in Times Square. There’s something for everyone in every price range and nearly every neighborhood, including unrivaled luxury at five-star properties like The Ritz-Carlton, Mandarin Oriental, and St. Regis; great deals from popular brands like Hilton and Marriott; a focus on sustainability at properties like the Crosby Street Hotel in Soho and 1 Hotel Central Park; historic landmarks like The Beekman Hotel; and captivating themes at places like the Arthouse Hotel on the Upper East Side.
In 1624, Dutch mariners constructed a trading post on the southern tip of Manahatta, as it was known to the native Lenape people. The colony of New Amsterdam was created two years later. The British took control in 1664 and dubbed the city New York. The city’s oldest neighborhood is now a global financial center, packed with historic landmarks and modern attractions.
The Battery, a seaside park on Manhattan’s southern point, offers spectacular views of New York Harbor. Take a spin on the SeaGlass Carousel before choosing from a variety of boat rides. The Staten Island Ferry is free and spans the harbor, giving passengers a view of the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island.