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
Journey features on Manhattan religions
- From Super Bowl to Parade, NYC churches combine traditions of faith and celebration
- "And Sign of our Times"
- Spiritual dreams of becoming a New Yorker
- Xu Bing's Phoenixes shows up at St. John the Divine -- UPDATED with Philippe Petit's walk at opening!
- What happens after Christmas? The story of J.C. Penney, Jr.
- Harlem's Heaven
- Handel’s Messiah, The Hallelujah Chorus. Music for the downsized.
- Martin Luther King, Jr. & Billy Graham. The Road to NYC, 1957
- Spirituality in an East Harlem spa
- After 9/11, New Yorkers are alive by joining together. Cover story, Southern People Weekly, China
Manhattan is the most densely populated of the five boroughs of New York City. The borough is coterminous with New York County, founded on November 1, 1683 as 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 U.S. mainland.
Manhattan is often said to be the economic and cultural center of the United States and serves as home to the United Nations Headquarters. Anchored by Wall Street in the Financial District of Lower Manhattan, New York City has been called both the most economically powerful city and the leading financial center of the world, and Manhattan is home to the world's two largest stock exchanges by total market capitalization, the New York Stock Exchange and NASDAQ. Many multinational media conglomerates are based in the borough. Historically documented to have been purchased by Dutch colonists from Native Americans in 1626 for the equivalent of US$24, Manhattan real estate has since become among the most expensive in the world, with the value of Manhattan Island, including real estate, estimated to exceed US$3 trillion in 2013.
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 2014 population of 1,636,268 or 71,672 residents per square mile (27,673/km²). On business days, the influx of commuters increases that number to over 3.9 million, or more than 170,000 people per square mile. 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.
Many districts and landmarks in Manhattan have become well known, as New York City received a record 56 million tourists in 2014. 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 is considered the birthplace of the modern gay rights movement. Numerous colleges and universities are located in Manhattan, including Columbia University, New York University, and Rockefeller University, which have been ranked among the top 35 in the world. The city of New York was founded at the southern tip of Manhattan, and a National Historic Landmark that is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. [...]