22 Facts About Midtown Manhattan

1. Midtown Manhattan was the center of a series of large battles in the early American Revolutionary War.

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2. Midtown Manhattan was the center of many campaigns, battles and meetings during the American Revolution.

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3. Midtown Manhattan has many famous landmarks, tourist attractions, museums, and universities.

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4. Midtown Manhattan is an important commercial, financial, and cultural center of both the United States and the world.

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5. Midtown Manhattan is a borough, one of the five which make up New York City.

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6. Midtown Manhattan has historically been the major nexus for American arts and culture, with important movements such as Pop Art and the Harlem Renaissance arising from the borough's art scenes.

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7. Midtown Manhattan is a borough and an island in New York City.

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8. Midtown Manhattan offers a wide array of public and private housing options.

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9. Midtown Manhattan is the only borough in New York City that does not have a professional baseball franchise.

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10. Midtown Manhattan is home to the NBA's New York Knicks and the NHL's New York Rangers, both of which play their home games at Madison Square Garden, the only major professional sports arena in the borough.

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11. Midtown Manhattan is the borough most closely associated with New York City by non-residents; regionally, residents within the New York City metropolitan area, including natives of New York City's boroughs outside Manhattan, will often describe a trip to Manhattan as "going to the City".

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12. Midtown Manhattan is served by the New York Public Library, which has the largest collection of any public library system in the country.

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13. Education in Midtown Manhattan is provided by a vast number of public and private institutions.

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14. Midtown Manhattan has the highest per capita income of any county in the United States.

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15. Midtown Manhattan has served as home to the headquarters of the United Nations since 1952.

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16. Midtown Manhattan is one of the highest-income places in the United States with a population greater than one million.

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17. Midtown Manhattan has two central business districts, the Financial District at the southern tip of the island, and Midtown Manhattan.

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18. Midtown Manhattan was at the heart of the New York Campaign, a series of major battles in the early American Revolutionary War.

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19. Midtown Manhattan has the third-largest population of New York City's five boroughs, after Brooklyn and Queens, and is the smallest borough in terms of land area.

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20. Midtown Manhattan is historically documented to have been purchased by Dutch colonists from Native Americans in 1626 for 60 guilders, which equals roughly US$1038 in current terms.

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21. Midtown Manhattan is the largest central business district in the world and ranks among the most expensive pieces of real estate; Fifth Avenue in Midtown Manhattan commands the world's highest retail rents, with average annual rents at US$3,000 per square foot in 2017.

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22. Midtown Manhattan is the central portion of the borough of Manhattan in New York City.

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