What is manhattan?

  • (noun): One of the five boroughs of New York City.
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Manhattan (/mænˈhætən/) is the most densely populated and smallest in area of the five boroughs of New York City. Located primarily on the island of Manhattan at the mouth of the Hudson River, the borough is conterminous with New York County, an original county of the state of New York. The borough and county consist of Manhattan Island and several small adjacent islands: Roosevelt Island, Randall's Island, Wards Island, Governors Island, Liberty Island, part of Ellis Island, Mill Rock, and U Thant Island; as well as Marble Hill, a small area on the mainland bordering the Bronx. The original city of New York began at the southern end of Manhattan, expanded northward, and then between 1874 and 1898, annexed land from surrounding counties.

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Friday The 13th Part VIII: Jason Takes Manhattan - Reception - Critical Response
... acknowledges the faults and even agrees that more of the film should have been set in Manhattan, citing budgetary and schedule problems ... This notion was the idea of Jason both fitting right in in Manhattan and also a bit of Paul Kersey/Death Wish desire for a killer to cleanse New York of its ... However, as reviews made clear, 90% of the film does not take place anywhere in Manhattan, and Jason's few interactions in Manhattan are limited to cast members from Crystal Lake ...
Hammerstein Ballroom - History
... The Manhattan Center was constructed in 1906 by Oscar Hammerstein as the Manhattan Opera House, an alternative to the popular yet comparatively expensive ... paid Hammerstein $1.2 million USD to stop operating the Manhattan Opera House as an opera venue for ten years ... The building was renamed Manhattan Center Studios in 1986, and in 1997 the former theater was renamed the Hammerstein Ballroom and underwent extensive renovation, with the hand ...
Manhattan, Kansas - In Popular Culture
... character in Raymond Chandler's 1949 novel The Little Sister is from Manhattan ... Davis's 1951 novel Morning in Kansas is set in Manhattan (called New Boston in the book). 6 hit on the Country Music Charts with his song "Manhattan, Kansas." The 1975 documentary film Banjoman captures a concert held in Manhattan on January 23, 1973, to honor Earl Scruggs ...
Vilma Lwoff-Parlaghy - Manhattan
... In Manhattan she lived stylishly in a fourteen-room suite on the third floor of the new Plaza Hotel, which included a private chapel her retinue there included. 1923 with an exhibition of what she called her Manhattan Hall of Fame in the Carlton on Madison Avenue ...

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  • (noun): A cocktail made with whiskey and sweet vermouth with a dash of bitters.