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A Journey through Manhattan religions

Manhattan 1 Wall Street

Manhattan 2 Greenwich Village

Manhattan 3 Lower East Side

Manhattan 4 Chelsea

Manhattan 5 Midtown

Manhattan 6 Murray Hill Stuyvesant

Manhattan 7 West Side

Manhattan 8 East Side

Manhattan 9 West Harlem

Manhattan 10 Harlem

Manhattan 11 East Harlem

Manhattan 12 Washington Heights

Manhattan 3 LES

Manhattan 9 W Harlem

Manhattan 10 Harlem

Manhattan 11 E Harlem

Manhattan 12 Washington Heights Inwood

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Manhattan

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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. , Manhattan's cost of living was the highest in the United States, but the borough also contained the country's most profound level of income inequality. Many multinational media conglomerates are based in the borough.

New York County is the most densely populated county in the United States, and is more dense than any individual American city. It is one of the most densely populated areas in the world, with a Census-estimated 2013 population of 1,626,159 or around 170,000 people per square mile. It is also the United States county with the highest per capita income, being the sole county whose per capita income exceeded $100,000 in 2010. Manhattan has the third-largest population of New York's five boroughs, after Brooklyn and Queens, and is the smallest borough in terms of land area.

Many districts and landmarks in Manhattan have become well known to New York City's approximately 50 million annual visitors. Times Square, iconified as "The Crossroads of the World" and "The Center of the Universe", is the brightly illuminated hub of the Broadway Theater District, one of the world's busiest pedestrian intersections, and a major center of the world's entertainment industry. The borough hosts many world-renowned bridges, skyscrapers, and parks. Manhattan's Chinatown incorporates the highest concentration of Chinese people in the Western Hemisphere. The Stonewall Inn in Greenwich Village served as the catalyst for the modern gay rights movement. Numerous colleges and universities are located in Manhattan, including Columbia University, New York University, Cooper Union and Rockefeller University, which have been ranked among the top 50 in the world. The city of New York was founded at the southern tip of Manhattan, and the borough houses New York City Hall, the seat of city government and a National Historic Landmark that is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

In the very early part of the 21st century, various areas suffered significant destruction, especially in Lower Manhattan, and were being renovated and rebuilt. During the September 11 attacks in 2001, two of four hijacked planes were flown into the Twin Towers of the World Trade Center and the towers collapsed, killing over 2,600 people. Surrounding buildings in the World Trade Center area were also severely damaged or destroyed. In October 2012, Hurricane Sandy caused extensive destruction in the borough, while ravaging portions of Lower Manhattan. [...]