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New York (Manhattan), NY Overview

anhattan is loosely divided into Downtown, Midtown and Uptown , with Fifth Avenue dividing Manhattan’s east and west sides. Manhattan Island is bounded by the Hudson River to the west and the East River to the east. To the north, the Harlem River divides Manhattan Island from The Bronx and the mainland United States. Several small islands are also part of the borough of Manhattan, including Randall’s Island, Wards Island, and Roosevelt Island in the East River, and Governors Island and Liberty Island to the south in New York Harbor.Manhattan Island is 22.7 square miles (59 km) in area, 13.4 miles (21.6 km) long and 2.3 miles (3.7 km) wide, at its widest (near 14th Street).New York County as a whole covers a total area of 33.77 square miles (87.5 km), of which 22.96 square miles (59.5 km) are land and 10.81 square miles (28.0 km) are water.The northern segment of Upper Manhattan represents a geographic panhandle.

Manhattan is the most densely populated of the five boroughs of New York City. The borough is coterminous with New York County, an original county of the U.S. state of New York. The borough consists mostly of Manhattan Island, bounded by the East, Hudson, and Harlem Rivers, but also includes several small adjacent islands, as well as Marble Hill, a small neighborhood on the mainland. Manhattan has been described as the economic and cultural center of the United States and serves as home to the United Nations Headquarters. Wall Street, in Lower Manhattan, has been called the financial capital of the world, and is home to the New York Stock Exchange and NASDAQ. As of 2012, Manhattan’s cost of living was the highest in the United States, but the borough also suffered the country’s most profound level of income inequality. Many multinational media conglomerates are based in the borough.

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Weather

Under the Köppen climate classification, using the 0 °C (32 °F) coldest month (January) isotherm, New York City including Manhattan itself experiences a humid subtropical climate and located at around 40°N latitude, is the northernmost major city on the North American continent with this categorization.

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