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In 1624 Dutch Republican colonists formed a trading post called New Amsterdam. And from those humble beginnings, the borough grew into the entertainment, media, the cultural, and financial capital of the world. Of the five New York City boroughs, Manhattan has the most people. When it comes to NYC, this city is vital for:
- Economic center
- Administrative center
- Cultural identifier
- Historical birthplace
Connected to the World
Known simply as “The City" by New Yorkers, the global connection is phenomenal. It is where the United Nations Headquarters resides and where Wall Street action happens. It is thought to be the world’s leading financial center. It is considered to be the main economically powerful city anywhere on the globe. Adding to all this power within the finance and economic world, the New York Stock Exchange and the NASDAQ call Manhattan home. All of this makes Manhattan one of the most sought-after pieces of real estate. Retail renters can expect to pay $3,000 per square foot as of 2017. Residential property goes for approximately $1,600 per square foot. Commercial rent like this is seen nowhere else in the world.
Humble Beginnings and Hard Work Develop into Something Amazing
The Dutch colonists that started New Amsterdam bought the land from local Indians. The amount they paid, 60 guilders, would equal roughly $1059 today. In 1664 the English gained control, and the area was renamed New York after the Duke of York, brother to King Charles II. The location of present-day Manhattan, then known as New York was the United States capital from 1785 until 1790. When New York consolidated in 1898, Manhattan became one of its boroughs.
Packed with People
There is only one county in the US that is almost as small as New York County, and that is in Hawaii. Out of all the U.S. counties, it is the most densely populated. It is one of the topmost densely populated areas in the world. As of 2019, the population equaled 1,628,706. All these people live in a space that is just over 22 square miles. And this is just the people who live there. Each day thousands of people commute to Manhattan for work, adding to the congestion.
Home to Famous Tourist Attractions
There are many landmarks and districts that are well known in Manhattan. In 2017 over 62.8 million tourists visited the town. Tourists love visiting:
- Times Square
- Central Park
- Grand Central Station
- Brooklyn Bridge and other famous bridges
- Empire State Building
- Chrysler Building
- American Museum of Natural History
- Fulton Center
- Lincoln Center for Performing Arts
- Madison Square Garden
- Rockefeller Center
- Trump Tower
Diverse Cultures Come Together
Chinatown has more people of Chinese descent than any other place except Asia. There is also Koreatown, Little Australia, and Little Italy. Other famous neighborhoods include:
- Greenwich Village
- Washington Heights
- Rose Hill
The diversity of culture and languages are amazing. Languages that are spoken there besides English include:
- Spanish – 23.07%
- Chinese – 5.33%
- French – 2.03%%
- Japanese – 0.78%
- Russian – 0.77%
- Korean – 0.72%
- German – 0.70%
- Italian - 0.66%
- Hebrew – 0.64%
- African languages – 0.48%
Contemporary Life & Culture
Walt Whitman thought Manhattan was one of the busiest, bustling locations around. The American cultural movement saw many important events take place in the borough. Women’s rights were fought or in 1912, with a march of 20,000 people commemorating 156 workers who perished in the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory fire. In the 1920s, the Harlem Renaissance kicked off. The American pop art movement got its beginnings with Roy Lichtenstein and Jasper Johns. Andy Warhol was one of the artists in the ‘70s that helped the downtown pop art movement explode.
Theater & Dance Flourish
There is nothing like taking in a Broadway theatre show. Highly respected, 39 professional theatres host musical and plays. Almost every one of them is in the Times Square region. There are also off-Broadway theatres such as the Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts. Located on Lincoln Square in the Upper West Side of Manhattan, it shares the area with:
- Metropolitan Opera
- New York City Opera
- New York Philharmonic
- New York City Ballet
- Vivian Beaumont Theater
- Juilliard School
- Jazz at Lincoln Center and Allice Tully Hall
Visit Some Stunning Art Collections
If you love art, classical or contemporary, Manhattan is where you need to be. The Metropolitan Museum of Art is on every art lovers list. From there, you can move on to the Museum of Modern Art, the Whitney Museum of American Art, the Frick Collection, and the Guggenheim Museum. Art buyers flock to the borough to participate in expensive art auctions. The Chelsea neighborhood alone houses more than 200 art galleries.
Marching Fun and Festivities
One of the major ways Manhattan folks love to celebrate is by having a parade. Everything from holidays to major league sports victories get celebrated with a street parade. Of course, the most famous one is the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade. Another well-known one is the St. Patrick’s Day Parade.
SERVPRO Proudly Serving the Manhattan Area
SERVPRO is the premier fire damage restoration company in Manhattan. When your home experiences a fire, big or small, you want to know there is a restoration business you can depend on to help restore it. Our technicians are experienced in fire restoration and emergency mitigation. Depending on the extent of the fire, when our crew arrives at the scene, we do the following:
- Deal with safety issues and emergency mitigation measures.
- Scope the premises and put together a plan of action.
- Begin water extraction and chemical residue cleanup if firefighter hoses were involved.
- Remove charred and badly burnt structural elements and debris.
- Dry the premises before cleanup begins.
- Remove smoke residue and soot from the home.
- Clean the home and the content.
- Deodorize the home using a variety of methods.
- Dispose of materials that cannot be saved.
- Restore structural components as needed.
SERVPRO of Upper West Side strives to return your home to preloss condition whenever possible. As your neighbors, we understand how upsetting even a small fire can be and the disruption it can cause. Contact us at (917) 498-1362 for professional fire damage restoration.