New York City/Manhattan
Manhattan is one of the five boroughs (districts) of New York, and is probably the most representative of most people in New York. Manhattan is a long island bordered by Hudson and East River.
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The uptown Manhattan is the tourist-scarce northern part of Manhattan (north of 59th Street):
- Inwood at the northernmost tip of Manhattan, with Inwood Park, the last remaining natural forest on the island.
- Fort George. Fort Tryon Park, the highest natural elevation in Manhattan, and The Cloisters (the cloisters), a medieval branch of the Metropolitan Museum, are located here.
- The Washington Heights, a lively, mainly Dominican district north of West Harlem.
- Hamilton Heights
- Harlem, the most famous African-American district in the US, has become increasingly multicultural.
- Morningside Heights - headquarters of Columbia University and site of several churches.
- Spanish Harlem - Puertorian neighborhood in south-east Harlem.
- Randalls-Wards Island
- The Central Park, with its lawns, trees and ponds, is famous as a recreational area and a venue for concerts. The Central Park Zoo is also worth remembering.
- Carnegie Hill - site of some important museums.
- Close to the Theater District and Columbia University campus, the Upper West Side attracts artists and liberal intellectuals for many decades. The district was used in many films and TV series (e.g. B. His field). The characteristic image includes beautiful residential streets, the façades of the old apartment hotels at Central Park West and Riverside Drive, the American Museum of Natural History and the Lincoln Center with the famous Metropolitan Opera House (Met).
- Yorkville - residential area in the northeast of the Upper East Side.
- The Upper East Side, primarily a conservative residential area, remains New York's most popular area. Here are some of the most important art museums in the country, such as the Guggenheim, the Whitney and the Metropolitan Museum of Art.
- Roosevelt Island - a long strip of land in the East River between Manhattan and Queens. Although the island is politically considered a Manhattan, it is not really a Manhattan because of its calm nature.
"Midtown Manhattan" is the central part of Manhattan. (h) section between 14th Street and 59th Street/Central Park. Midtown is also divided into several districts, the exact delimitation of which is often not quite clear:
- In Manhattan, there are two areas where the city is dramatically vertical. The younger of them is the Financial District (see below). The older - Midtown in the strict sense - is located in the southwest of Central Park. Midtown is home to some of New York's most famous symbols, including the Grand Central Terminal, Rockefeller Center, and St. Patrick's Cathedral.
- Turtle Bay - Quarter on the edge of Midtown, the most prominent attraction of which is the UN headquarters.
- Hell's Kitchen - a traditional working-class district whose gentrification (= gentrification: the displacement process of socially vulnerable groups from inner-city districts), despite the proximity to Midtown, has been slow. Due to the proximity of Broadway and the comparatively low rents, many aspiring actors have stayed here.
- Times Square/Theater District - the part of Manhattan that is meant when you talk about Broadway. There are dozens of musical theaters around Times Square, the city's most famous intersection.
- Garment District - the historic center of the American fashion industry with many shopping opportunities.
- Murray Hill - residential neighborhood on the outskirts of Midtown with no major attractions.
- The former jewelry district of Tenderloin was upgraded in the 1940s and is now the southern extension of the skyscraper district of Midtown. It is home to such top-class attractions as the Empire State Building, the New York Public Library, and the world's largest department store, Macy's.
- Kips Bay - residential area on the edge of the East River.
- Chelsea - this part of the city attracts visitors through its mix of fashion, design, art and culture, bars and restaurants. On the outskirts of Chelsea is one of the most famous squares in Manhattan: Union Square.
- Flatiron District - lively small business district around the 5th Ave & Broadway intersection.
- Gramercy - a chic, stylish district with stunning residential streets, gardens and squares, trendy restaurants and bars.
The area south of 14th Street is called "downtown" (downtown means south direction).
- West Village - today the very noble western part of Greenwich Village. However, it is also home to Christopher Street, the street with many gay bars that was the scene of the Stonewall Riots in 1969.
- Greenwich Village - Coffee houses, wine bars and small artistically designed houses. The former center of the Beat movement has experienced a strong gentrification, but it preserves its different styles and its student population.
- East Village - rough and varied, more gentrified in recent years, this district is located east of Broadway. Subcultures that follow the arts and punk scene of the 1970's and 1980's and Ukrainian, Jewish, and Hispanic immigrant communities make it one of the most dynamic areas of Manhattan. The former shabby area east of the East Village itself, known as the "Alphabet City" because the avenues A to D were called, is now added to the East Village.
- Lower East Side. Known as the ghetto of Jewish immigrants from the early 20th century, this district is now experiencing a renaissance with dozens of bars, clubs, and restaurants.
- Bowery - A residential area with no special attractions, located on the edge of a busy commercial street.
- NoLIta ("North of Little Italy") - chic little Yuppie residential district with no tourist attractions.
- SoHo - "South of Houston Street" - was still an artistic district in the 1980s. Since then, however, prices have risen and the galleries have disappeared. They may have stayed. a. a small museum of modern art and one for comic and cartoon. SoHo is today a fashionable shopping and entertainment area where many Yuppies live.
- Chinatown preserves its atmosphere, especially at Mott Street and Canal Street. The ever-smaller Little Italy is still on Mulberry Street (and presents itself with all its energy on Italian holidays, such as the San Gennaro festival in September), but the neighborhood blocks are slowly turning into the fashionable NoLIta or have been annexed by Chinatown.
- TriBeCa - "Triangle Below Canal Street" There are trendy restaurants and Robert DeNiros annual film festivals (Tribeca Film Festival), which is why it is very popular with the rich and the beautiful.
- In the Civic Center district you can see the town hall, board the museum ships at the South Street Seaport or start a walk across the most famous bridge of New York - Brooklyn Bridge.
- Battery Park City - Battery Park, the starting point for ferries to Liberty Island and Ellis Island. Location of Castle Clinton National Monument, Museum of Jewish Heritage, National Museum of the American Indian and Skyscraper Museum.
- Financial District - New York's banking district, Wall Street, Ground Zero.
The island of Manhattan is named after the Indian tribe who lived there before the Europeans settled there.
- For an overview of all airports in the greater New York area, see the New York City article.
If you are coming from Europe, you should arrive at one of the following two airports:
- John F. Kennedy International Airport (JFK), on the southern edge of Queens
- Newark Liberty International Airport (EEA), Newark, New Jersey
From JFK you can take the Air Train, which in the outer loop connects the flight terminals and then goes to the Jamaica stop. From there, trains travel to the Penn Station or to the Grand Central Terminal. This is recommended if you don't have too much luggage and/or need to pay attention. Taxis to the city are quite expensive (fixed price: 45 US dollars ($45), but mostly cheaper than the minibuses or vans that many hotels provide. There is also a bus that leaves the various terminals to the Grand Central (10 USD per person). (as at 01/2007)
For all airports close to the city center, it is advisable to expect a minimum of 1.5 to 2 hours of travel alone (there are two more hours for check-in). This is especially true on the permanently clogged Van Wyck Expressway towards JFK. If you arrive by subway, it is worth remembering that heavy luggage can only be raised by difficult stairs, because there are no elevators. If you want to take a taxi at the airport, you should take care to use only official taxis and not to accept private offers. Often you have to pay an excessive price or take detours. There are also commuter taxes that go to the suburbs.
Buses run from downtown to the major airports, but buses stop at Grand Central Terminal not just in front of them, but at 41st or 40th Street and Park Avenue. The prices are comparable to the AirTrain (a train to JFK airport) and a bus leaves at least once an hour. However, especially when you fly in the morning, you should check the bus schedule before you can take a taxi. You can find information about your arrival here.
Downtown Manhattan Heliport
The heliport on Pier 6, opposite the Vietnam Veteran Plaza, is the ideal place for business and sightseeing trips to New York City. It is located at the southern tip of Manhattan, north of Staten Ferry Island and south of South Street Seaport. The FDR. Drive south of Brookly Bridge starts at Heliport.
As the heliport is often used by VIPs or major businessmen, it is very well equipped and has a VIP lounge and a terminal that looks like a normal airport and even has a small souvenir shop. From here you can book flights from/to any of New York airports and often have helicopter charter agreements with the major airlines to transport their passengers directly from/to the airport. This heliport is ideally located for sightseeing trips and even if these trips are not cheap, it is an experience to look at New York from a bird's eye view.
The following charter and New York-based airlines are available:
- Liberty Helicopters
- New York Helicopters
- US Helicopter
- Helicopter Ride New York
It is located on West 30th Street, directly on Hudson.
The following transport companies operate trains at terminals in Manhattan:
- At Pennsylvania Station (8th Ave, between 31st and 33rd St, in Chelsea) there are 14 lines of the nationwide operating railway company Amtrak. You can get there by using these trains without changing. a. Atlanta, Boston, Charleston, Charlotte, Chicago, Cincinnati, Cleveland, Miami, New Orleans, Niagara Falls, Philadelphia, Tampa, Washington, D.C. and the Canadian cities of Montreal and Toronto.
- Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA): A transport company with a network of regional train lines (Long Island Rail Road, Metro-North Railroad, Staten Island Railway) in addition to buses and trams. Manhattan stations:
- Penn Station: connections and a. to Queens and some cities in New Jersey.
- Grand Central Station (corner E 42nd St and Park Ave, in Midtown, Manhattan): Connections to northern and northeast suburbs and neighboring cities such as Mount Vernon, Poughkeepsie and New Haven.
- Harlem-125th St (corner E 125th St and Park Ave, in Harlem, Manhattan): Connections in northern and northeast suburbs and neighboring towns.
- New Jersey Transit: Regional transport company in the state of New Jersey, with trains also running to Penn Station. In this way direct connections exist. a. to Clifton, Elizabeth, Passaic, Paterson, Trenton and Newark Liberty International Airport in Newark.
- Port Authority Trans-Hudson (PATH): Regional transport company operating some railway lines connecting New Jersey to Manhattan. Breakpoints in Manhattan:
- World Trade Center
- Christopher St (between Greenwich St and Hudson St)
- 9th St (corner 6th Ave)
- 14th St (corner 6th Ave)
- 23rd St (corner 6th Ave)
- 33rd St (corner 6th Ave)
The following motorways lead to Manhattan:
- Interstate Highway 95 (from Miami, FL, Savannah, GA, Richmond, VA, Washington, D.C., Baltimore, ML and Newark, NJ via George Washington Bridge, Manhattan and Bronx to New Rochelle, NY, New Haven, CT, Boston, MA, Portland, ME to New Brunswick, Canada)
- Interstate Highway 495 (from Union City, NJ via Lincoln Tunnel, Manhattan, Queens-Midtown Tunnel and Queens to Riverhead, Long Island)
- State Route 9A (from Yonkers, NY via Bronx to Manhattan)
For tips on the sensitive topic "Parking in Manhattan", see the section on mobility.
- Cruise ships: The Manhattan Cruise Terminal is located at Pier 90, about 50/52. St. Metro Stations 50. St and 59. St (Columbus Circle) on the 8th Ave is about 1.5 km away.
- Ferry to and from New Jersey: Whitehall Terminal 4 South St at the southern tip of Manhattan
It is said that the New Yorkers are the only North Americans to walk in their city. Because of the many road crossings, running is time-consuming. That's why many New Yorkers only like to see pedestrian lights as a recommendation and like to cross the traffic lights at red.
New Yorkers are on foot, by subway or by taxi. The more than 12,000 Yellow Cabs that serve the city characterize the city of NYC and are therefore world-renowned.
Taxis are as popular as hated. Taxi is relatively cheap and it is always an empty cab (except in bad weather). You just stand up in the street with your arms (like the Statue of Liberty) and notice one of the many yellow cars passing by. By the way, it may be that the taxi driver is less knowledgeable than the passenger himself. "Yellow Medallion cabs" are the official taxis of the city. Avoid so - called "Egypsy cabs", which are often more expensive and perhaps less secure.
You only pay the amount shown on the meter and put another 10% to 20% tip (tip) on top. The price composition can also be found on the website of New York City.
The prices are as follows:
- Basic $3.25 plus $0.40 per additional unit:
- 1/5 mile (4 blocks)
- 60 seconds if the taxi is standing or traveling more slowly than 20 km/h
- night surcharge of $0.50 between 8 p.m. and 6 a.m.
- Main time surcharge of $1.00 Mon-Fri from 4:00 PM to 8:00 PM
- $0.50 tax surcharge
- tolls, to the extent that they were mentioned before the journey
For transfers between Manhattan and JFK airport, there is a fixed price of $55 (without a toll)!
If you are a tourist in NYC and you are not familiar with the subway, you should use local trains as far as possible. They stop at every station! There are also express trains, which mostly (but not always) thunder on the inner of the four tracks through the tunnels. If you accidentally get into an express, one of them - without a stop - goes far, far uptown or downtown or even into another part of the city.
The subway is considered very safe today. Nevertheless, the rule applies: Do not enter empty wagons.
The Metropolitan Transport Authority provides an overview of the route network.
The transport company, which operates metro lines in New York City (MTA), also operates a dense network of bus lines. Because most lines are stubbornly running a single street, bus travel in Manhattan is very easy, even if you don't have a special network. payment is made on arrival at the driver, either by MetroCard or by coins counted; the trip, which also allows you to change buses or the subway, costs $2.50. Children less than 112 cm (so small are mostly children of pre-school age) travel free. As in almost all American buses, the coins are not given to the driver, but they are placed in the Farebox, which is installed by the driver. The box can neither accept dollar bills nor issue change. The driver does not have a wallet so that he cannot be robbed. The MetroCard is also placed in the box, with the word MetroCard forwards and the magnetic strip on the right. MetroCards are only sold at the machine and in local shops.
Once you have paid the fare, you can use all local buses (except express buses) and metro lines for two hours. If you pay with the MetroCard, it is also a transfer ticket. If you pay with coins and plan to change trains later, you ask the driver for a transfer, which is a one-way metrocard that can be used to prove that you have paid in the connecting bus.
For more details see here.
On the street
Not recommended. While driving traffic may still be mastered, finding a parking space at the latest becomes a frustrating and expensive experience. This is especially true for working days.
The Alternate Side Parking Regulations are available in NYC for the cleaning of the road and the traffic flow. On clearly prescribed days/hours of the week, parking is prohibited on one side of the road, then on the other side of the road. If you ignore this rule and park your car at the wrong time on the wrong side of the road, it will be taken off the road.
Experienced New York tourists will find out whether there is a car park or an underground car park before visiting an attraction. If not, the nearest public car park is located. We recommend the parking garages in the Central Parking System, which do not come as a surprise in terms of cost. The website also contains the addresses of the branches. The characteristic yellow logo of this provider should be well memorized, because at first glance, car parks in Manhattan often do not look like car parks at all, but rather like workshops or private garages. Another alternative is the Icon Parking Systems, which is another network of car parks (also with a distinctive logo), whose branches sometimes offer very low rates. Compare is worth it. Some independent car parks behave like walkers and demand naïve foreign fantasy tariffs, which are not shameful even for Manhattan. Asking an independent biker for the fare costs nothing, but if the price is too high, don't hesitate to do without it.
Among the most famous and worth seeing monuments in Manhattan are:
- American Stock Exchange (the Wall Street Stock Exchange), Financial District
- Carnegie Hall, Midtown
- Chrysler Building, Midtown
- Empire State Building, Tenderloin
- Flatiron Building, Flatiron District
- Grand Central Terminal (former Central Station), Midtown
- Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts/Metropolitan Opera, Upper West Side
- Madison Square Garden, Chelsea
- St. Patrick's Cathedral, Midtown
- Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum ("The Guggenheim"), Carnegie Hill
- the new World Trade Center, Financial District
- George Washington Bridge, Washington Heights
- Brooklyn Bridge, the most beautiful and pedestrian-friendly bridge in the city, Civic Center
- Manhattan Bridge, Chinatown
- Williamsburg Bridge, Lower East Side
- Queensboro Bridge, Upper East Side
- Triborough Bridge, Harlem
- Willis Avenue Bridge, Harlem
- 3rd Avenue Bridge, Harlem
- Madison Avenue Bridge, Harlem
- 145th Street Bridge, Harlem
- Macombs Dam Bridge, Harlem
- Cross Bronx Expressway, Washington Heights
- Washington Bridge, Washington Heights
- W 207th Street Bridge, Inwood
- Broadway Bridge, Inwood
- Henry Hudson Bridge, Inwood
- Charging Bull, Financial District
- Cleopatra's Needle, Central Park
- Statue of Liberty Island (ferries leave at the Battery Park). Actually, Liberty Island belongs to New Jersey.
- World Trade Center Site (the German popular name "Ground Zero" is not widely used in the US), Financial District
Manhattan offers a wealth of world-famous museums, less well-known museums and hidden small museums that are rarely visited by European tourists. Museum enthusiasts are quickly getting rid of a small fortune for tickets in Manhattan, so it is highly recommended to plan your visit carefully. Many museums offer free admission on certain evenings. In some museums you don't pay any entrance. The visit is also free in commercial art galleries.
For many Manhattan visitors, buying the New York City Pass is worth considering. It costs $132 (children 12-17 years 108 $) and includes admission to the following museums and attractions: American Museum of Natural History, Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, The Museum of Modern Art, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Empire State Building Observatory, Circle Line Sightseeing Cruises.
Museums in Manhattan (overview)
- Children's Galleries for Jewish Culture. Chelsea.
- Upper West Side. Children's Museum of Manhattan.
- Discovery Center. Central Park.
- 26th Street. E-mail: . Flatiron District. National Museum of Mathematics,
General art museums, older art
- The Cloisters, Fort George
- Dahesh Museum, Midtown
- The Frick Collection, Upper East Side
- The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Upper East Side
20th century and present
- Chelsea Art Museum, Chelsea
- Guggenheim Museum Soho, SoHo
- Museum of Modern Art (MoMA), Midtown
- New Museum, Bowery
- The Neue Galerie, Upper East Side
- The Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum ("The Guggenheim"), Carnegie Hill
- The Whitney Museum of American Art, Upper East Side
- American Folk Art Museum, Midtown
- Cooper-Hewitt National Design Museum, Carnegie Hill
- The Jewish Museum of New York, Carnegie Hill
- Museum of Biblical Art, Upper West Side
- Museum of Comic and Cartoon Art (MoCCA), SoHo
- The National Academy of Design, Carnegie Hill
- National Museum of Catholic Art and History, Spanish Harlem
- Rubin Museum of Art (RMA, Himalayan Art), Chelsea
- Society of Illustrators Upper East Side
History, immigration, minorities
- African American Wax Museum of Harlem, Harlem
- The American Numismatic Society, Financial District
- Genesis II Museum of International Black Culture, Harlem
- Lower East Side Tenement Museum, Lower East Side
- Merchant's House Museum, East Village
- Mount Vernon Hotel Museum & Garden, Upper East Side
- El Museo del Barrio, Spanish Harlem
- Museum of American Financial History, Financial District
- Museum of Chinese in the Americas, Chinatown
- Museum of Jewish Heritage, Battery Park City
- The Museum of the City of New York, Spanish Harlem
- National Museum of the American Indian, Battery Park City
- New York Historical Society, Upper West Side
- Ukrainian Museum, East Village
science, technology, transport
- American Museum of Natural History, Upper West Side
- Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum, Hell's Kitchen
- Museum of TV & Radio, Midtown
- Sony Wonder Technology Lab, Midtown
- South Street Seaport Museum, Civic Center
- Madame Tussaud's. Times Square.
- The Morgan Library & Museum. tenderloin.
- Museum of Sex. tenderloin.
- The National Jazz Museum in Harlem. Harlem.
- The New York City Police Museum. Financial District.
- NYC Fire Museum. So.
- Skyscraper Museum. Battery Park City.
parks and gardens
Visitors to Manhattan have hardly chosen this destination to see something green. The New York Metropolitan Area is mostly densely populated, with an area of 17,405 square kilometers, and the nearest real forest (Harrison State Park) is an hour's drive from Manhattan. For Manhattan's inhabitants, the urban green spaces are vital, and so the island has not only famous gardens of great architectural significance such as Central Park, but also countless smaller parks, some of which are marked in the city map, many of which are well hidden and visited only by locals.
In downtown Manhattan lie the Battery Park (Battery Park City), from which ferries leave to the Statue of Liberty, the City Hall Park (Civic Center), Chinese-populated Columbus Park (Chinatown), Tompkins Square Park (East Village), and Washington Square Park (Greenhouse Park), which is dominated by a student audience wich Village).
In Midtown Manhattan you will find Union Square (on the outskirts of Chelsea), Gramercy Park (Gramercy), Madison Square Park and Bryant Park (both in the Tenderloin).
One of the most important greenery in Uptown Manhattan is the very quiet Carl Schurz Park (Yorkville).
- The Hudson River Park stretches across the West bank from Downtown to Midtown Manhattan and parts of this park are still in the making. The park is part of the "emerald necklace" that the city council wants to lay around the entire Manhattan riverbank. More a promenade than a park and therefore perfectly suited to stroll along the water. During the summer nights, open-air film shows at the pier.
- In Fort Tryon Park in Upper Manhattan is the highest point of the with one of the best views of the city. Here you will also find the Cloisters, a branch of the Metropolitan Museum where medieval art is exhibited, among others the famous Unicorn Tapestries.
- The Upper West Side district is home to Riverside Park, one of Manhattan's most beautiful and longest lakeside parks, overlooking the Hudson River on New Jersey.
Manhattan has two major opera companies: the Metropolitan Opera (Met) and the New York City Opera. The former is based in the Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts (Upper West Side), the latter has no house since 2011, due to its lack of money, but is appearing on changing stages.
There is the Bronx Opera next to the Bronx and the Opera Company of Brooklyn in Brooklyn. Only the former has its own playground.
In addition, Manhattan and New York City have many medium, small, and smallest professional ensembles, most of which have no theaters of their own, but perform on changing stages, including:
- American Lyric Theater
- American Opera Projects (aop)
- Center for Contemporary Opera
- Chelsea Opera
- dell'Arte Opera Ensemble
- Encompass New Opera Theater
- Family Opera Initiative
- Gotham Chamber Opera
- New York Gilbert and Sullivan Players
- Opera Ebony. The most traditional African-American opera ensemble in the USA.
- Opera Noire of New York
- Teatro Grattacielo. Specialized in rare Verismo operas.
The tiny Amato Opera unfortunately had to close in 2009. The Bleecker Street Opera and the Amore Opera have replaced them.
Opera fans who come to New York in the summer, when the big houses are closed, can be compensated for the rest of the time, either by a guided tour of the Met, or by a trip to the four hour Cooperstown, where the Glimmerglass Festival is held every July and August, a small summer program with opera productions of the highest quality.
- See also: Times Square.
There is a theater for every musical, 39 in total. Tickets are sold at a stand in Times Square (not to be overlooked in the afternoon because of the long lines).
The main musicals and their theaters:
- Beauty and the Beast, Lunt-Fontanne Theater, 205 West 46th Street. Tel: . Opened: At 7 p.m., at 8 p.m., at 8 p.m., at 7 p.m. and at 8 p.m., at 1 p.m. and at 7 p.m. Price: USD 40-110.
- Hairspray, Neil Simon Theater, 250 West 52nd Street (between 7th and 8th Avenue). Tel: . Opened: At 7 p.m., at 7 p.m., at 7 p.m., at 7 p.m., at 7 p.m., at 7 p.m. and at 8 p.m., at 3 p.m. Price: USD 5-110.
- Mama Mia
- Phantom of the opera, Majestic Theater.
In several churches in Harlem, guests can take part in a service. The access is strictly limited and tourists usually have to line up a street further into a line. After the municipality has taken its place, the remaining places will be distributed. Those who stand too far behind in the line have been unlucky.
Manhattan is a paradise for cineasts. The city, which is itself the theme of countless films, has a large number of cinemas presenting a film program beyond the mainstream. New York City's cinema landscape is a welcome exception, with foreign and "independent" films scarcely accessible to American audiences.
If you are looking for a cinema featuring "independent", avant-garde or experimental films, foreign films, documentaries or old Hollywood movies, the best places to start are in the districts of East Village, Greenwich Village, Turtle Bay, Upper West Side and Chelsea. Some of these cinemas are also in TriBeCa, SoHo, Midtown and the Upper East Side. The mainstream cinemas don't need to be long-term, they can be found in almost every part of the city. Friends of IMAX theaters will find their way to the Upper West Side.
Manhattan has many well-preserved historical film stores, most of which unfortunately no longer serve as cinemas. In the largest preserved theater of the city, Beacon Theater (Upper West Side), you can find e.g. B. concerts. Others host theaters, churches or conference centers. However, some traditional cinemas have maintained their operations to this day. It is worth visiting especially where the exciting decoration of the main hall has not been replaced by multiplex rooms (see Midtown, Times Square and Upper West Side).
You can find out which films are currently being played on websites such as:
- New York Movies
Other interesting cinemas:
- Cinema Treasures
- NYC's Best Movie Theater
- Offbeat Movie Theater in NYC
jogging, cycling, swimming
Distances: There are about 80 m between two streams. between 2 avenues about 300 m.
- It's known that's going on in Central Park. A "round" is about 10 km.
- Less well known, but at least as beautiful, is the shore on the Hudson River/Riverside Park. This is from 59th Street to the north a park with many people, no danger seeker ground. Wonderful for jogging between the water and the city. On 96th Street you change to the east side of the Hudson Parkhway and then further north, then climb a little uphill to Grants Tomb at 120th, and if you want to go long at 125th again to the water ... 59th to 120th is just about 5 km.
- In Central Park, possible but highly regulated: Only the ring road is authorized, only counter-clockwise, such as alms drive :-(
- Again, the Hudson bank from 59th. You get up well to the Washington Bridge (180th) and on, if you like.
- Beautiful cycling tour: somewhere hire Midtown Radl, then over to Hudson and then north to Grants Tomb (about 120th) or further, if you like, then east to Broadway, southward, at 116th east through Columbia University, then further to 110th St/8th Ave = Central Park, back from there to 59th in Central Park.
In summer, take the subway to the Atlantic beach: By the Q-Line, for example, in 45 minutes from 34th St/6th Ave to Ocean Parkway in south Brooklyns, from then 5 minutes walk to the beach: large, clean, safe:-)
- a walk across the Brooklyn Bridge: The best way to get to Brooklyn by subway and walk across the bridge to Manhattan is to always have a look at the great skyline. Is safe at least on the Manhattan site during the night: almost migration
- The Steuben Parade takes place every year on the third Saturday of September on Fifth Avenue. The parade was founded in 1957 by Americans of German origin.
New York is the fashion capital of the United States, and people from all over the world come here to shop. There are a lot of department stores, boutiques and special shops. In some neighborhoods, there are more shopping than in most American cities, and they became famous only because they are the consumers' destination. Anything anyone ever wants to buy is what you get in Manhattan. clothing, computers and accessories, music, musical instruments, electronic equipment, works of art, sports equipment, all kinds of food and kitchen equipment.
Shopping districts and shopping centers
- The Midtown district is home to the shopping mile Fifth Avenue with famous department stores such as Abercrombie & Fitch, Bergdorf-Goodman, FOA Schwartz and Saks Fifth Avenue.
- The Madison and Lexington avenues in the heart of the hyper-rich Upper East Side. Madison and Lexington avenues are the center of the New York's haute couture, full of small shops offering incredibly expensive clothing, accessories, and household goods for people who don't need a look at the price tag. Even if you can't afford to buy there, it's nice to stroll through the shops.
- Canal Street, the popular contrast with the Madison and Lexington avenues. The part of Canal Street, located east of Broadway on the outskirts of Chinatown, is a paradise for bargain hunters and people who want to buy posters of expensive clothes and accessories. If you want to impress your friends at home with a bag of Louis Vuitton he bought for 20 USD, you have to go here! You should also take a look at the shops on Mott Street between Canal and Chatham Square.
- So. Formerly an artistic colony in a rather shallow part of the city, SoHo is now a first-class shopping destination, especially on weekends, when sidewalks on West Broadway, Prince Street, and Broadway become almost impassable.
- NoLIta. NoLIta (North of Little Italy), first mocked as a top town name, has been repeated so often that it is an official name. The area has become a synonym for avant-couture boutiques in charmingly decrepit buildings. Some stores are so peculiar that they do not seem to sell anything, but they are always full and passionately chic.
- Manhattan Mall, Herald Square, Garment District
- Shops at Columbus Circle, Upper West Side
department stores, discounters
- Barneys$$, Upper East Side
- Bergdorf Goodman$$, Midtown
- Bloomingdale's$$, Midtown
- Burlington Coat Factory$$, Chelsea
- Century 21$, Financial District
- Daffy's$, Financial District, SoHo, Chelsea, Garment District, Midtown
- Filene's Basement$, Chelsea, Upper West Side
- Lord & Taylor$$, Tenderloin
- Macy's$$, Garment District
- Saks Fifth Avenue$$, Midtown
American department stores are mostly more or less highly specialized in clothing, accessories and cosmetics. There are only a few sections, e.g. B. for consumer electronics or household appliances. Americans usually do not buy such articles in the department store, but in the relevant department stores.
- Abercrombie & Fitch$$, Financial District, SoHo, Midtown
- Aéropostale$$ (fashion for teenagers), Garment District
- American Eagle Outfitters$$, Financial District, SoHo, Chelsea, Garment District
- Banana Republic$$, Battery Park City, SoHo, Greenwich Village, Chelsea, Garment District, Midtown, Upper West Side, Upper East Side
- Eddie Bauer$$, SoHo, Midtown, Turtle Bay, Upper West Side, Upper East Side
- Benetton$$, Financial District, Greenwich Village, Chelsea, Midtown, Upper West Side
- Diesel$, SoHo, Chelsea, Upper West Side, Upper East Side
- Christian Dior$$, Midtown
- Gap$$, Midtown
- Gucci$$, Midtown
- H&M$, SoHo, Chelsea, Garment District, Midtown, Harlem
- Calvin Klein$$, SoHo, Gramercy, Garment District, Tenderloin, Midtown, Upper East Side
- Old Navy$, SoHo, Chelsea, Garment District, Harlem
- J&R, right across from the town hall, is most likely the place in the city where you can find the electronics or computer technology you are looking for, often at good prices. There is also a separate department where CDs are sold. Their cameras are good, but they are second behind B&H in this area. You should not miss the low-price range, where items are offered at very reduced prices.
- Adorama, 42 W. 18th Street (between 5th and 6th avenues). One of the largest suppliers of cameras, film and photographic equipment of all kinds in the US. Because the shop is mostly based on Orthodox Jews, it is closed on Saturdays but open on all other days of the week.
- B&H, on 34th St. and 9th Avenue, is the shop where you will find all the cameras and accessories you are looking for. The choice is good, the staff is knowledgeable and very keen to provide advice. The shop is run by Jews of Hasidic origin and is closed on Friday evening, Saturday and all Jewish holidays, but is open on Sundays.
- Pearl Paint on Canal Street is acclaimed by many artists as the best and least expensive art trade. The best way to eat is in the Chinatown before going west to the shop.
For friends of English-language books, Manhattan is a unique shopping paradise. Here you will find large modern bookstores with offers for the whole family, university bookshops, impressive second-hand bookshops, small city district bookstores with expert advice and special bookshops in all kinds of fields.
- Books Beach, 828 Broadway (corner 12th Street, East Village). Tel: . The largest second-hand bookseller in the world, allegedly with bookshelves, where a total of 18 miles of books are in place, but all at the edge of capacity. A recent renovation has brought a terrible shake to the room, which will surprise the first visitor even more in view of the wall-to-wall corridors.
- Three Lives & Company, 154 W 10th St (Waverly Pl, West Village). This microscopic bookstore is the essence of Greenwich Village, but it is still very charming. With its highly skilled and friendly staff, the store has captured the heart of any New York bookstore. When people discuss the nature of local booksellers, it's Three Lives what they mean.
- Barnes & Noble is a bookstore in the district of TriBeCa (97 Warren St), Greenwich Village, East Village (4 Astor Place) and Union Square (33 E 17th St).
Addresses for bookshops can be found on websites such as:
Some of the best gourmet supermarkets are located in the Upper West Side neighborhood, including the Upper West Side. B. Zabar's.
- Kalustyan's, 27 St. and Lexington, has the largest range of Central Asian, South Asian and Mediterranean food in Manhattan. Don't miss the second floor where you can eat the fabulous Mujadara sandwiches.
- Hong Kong Supermarket, Pike St. and East Broadway, is the largest Chinese supermarket. Travelers who are not familiar with Chinese cuisine will be fascinated, and those who know it will be able to enjoy the choice and the prices.
Those who eat fast food in Manhattan are to blame. Nowhere else in the American East are there as many interesting restaurants as Manhattan. All price classes are represented. If you need to save money, you should try ethnic kitchens (e.g. B. Vietnamese) as being based on international fast food chains. However, you should also try local specialties - such as Pastrami sandwiches, New York Style Bagels, New York Style Clam Chowder or New York Style Cheese Cake - which you should never buy in the supermarket, but only at the best addresses.
The most famous restaurants in the city include:
- 21 club. (Midtown)
- Le Bernardin. (Midtown)
- Chanterelle. (TriBeCa)
- P. J. Clarke's. (Turtle Bay)
- The Four Seasons Restaurant. (Midtown)
- Gallagher's Steak House. (Midtown)
- Gotham Bar & Grill. (Greenwich Village)
- La Grenouille. (Midtown)
- Jean-Georges. (Upper West Side)
- Katz' Delicatessen. (Lower East Side)
- Life Café. (East Village)
- Masa. (Upper West Side)
- Il Mulino. (Greenwich Village)
- Oyster Bar & Restaurant. (Midtown)
- Per Se. (Upper West Side)
- The Rainbow Room. (Midtown)
- Russian Tea Room. (Midtown)
- Sardi's. (Times Square)
- Second Avenue Deli. (East Village)
- Serendipity 3. (Upper East Side)
- Sylvia's Restaurant of Harlem. (Harlem)
- Tavern on the Green. (Central Park)
- Tom's restaurant. (Morningside Heights)
- Union Square Café. (Chelsea)
New York is a paradise for non-smokers. Even in clubs and bars, you can only smoke on the street. There are no smoking areas in restaurants.
- See also: Food and drink in the United States.
Most discos (clubs, night clubs) are in Midtown and Greenwich Village (lists: , , , , , , , ).
- See also: Accommodation in the USA.
In hardly any other city in the US, hotel room prices are as high as in Manhattan. A careful comparison of the offers is recommended as well as early booking. You can also save a lot of money by using Hotwire or Priceline (name your own price) to make a "blind booking" where you can only find out the name of the hotel after the booking has been completed. The large hotel chains offer their otherwise unmediable excess capacity at discounted prices. For the customer, the only disadvantage of this method of booking is that he cannot cancel any more.
The cheapest option is to stay in the hostel (hostel), where you can often choose between a place in the dormatory, 6-8 people occupancy, or a private room with a single bed, bunk bed or double bed. For families with children, larger private rooms are available in some hostels. Showers, washbasins and toilets are usually shared in the hall (shared bath). However, you will often find private bathrooms (private bath). Some commercial cheap hotels offer only a small difference from hostels, but there are usually no dormitories, only private rooms.
For an overnight stay in the dormitory, the cost is $20-50, for a private room $80-120. However, it is advisable to choose a low-cost district only if you really have little money at your disposal. Most New York hostels and cheap hotels are the opposite of home. It is also essential to carry out research, e.g. B. at www.tripadvisor.com, where you can see photos of rooms taken by more or less satisfied guests rather than by the hotel's owner.
The best way to start the search for an affordable accommodation is to go to the Upper West Side, where the choice is greatest. Many other cheap hotels are located in the districts of Bowery, Turtle Bay, Gramercy and Harlem. Some of the accommodations can be found in Times Square, East Village, Chelsea, Murray Hill and Carnegie Hill.
The best way to book a low-cost apartment is to go to the provider. An agency can hardly push its prices any further, but often requires the customer to provide a service package that does not include a right to cancel (which might be particularly difficult for customers who already have little money). If you book directly, you will be canceled 48 hours before you arrive at the hotel.
If you are disgusted with downstairs bathroom installations and expect carpeting, furniture and bedding to be reasonably good, you should spend at least $200 in a hotel room in Manhattan. For middle class hotels, a search is also recommended at www.tripadvisor.com.
In other parts of the New York Metropolitan Area, e.g. B. at Newark airport, when you rent a room at a similar level, you are much more beautiful and spacious than in Manhattan, but you have to consider whether you want to pay for the increased comfort with even longer access routes.
If you book via an (online) agency, it is recommended to compare the price of your offer with the price that the hotel offers on its own website. Often, the same price as the hotel is charged by the agencies, but they still charge a fee and make it difficult to cancel your booking.
Many good mid-class hotels are located in the districts of Chelsea, Garment District, Tenderloin and Turtle Bay. Some middle-class hotels are also found in Bowery, Gramercy, Murray Hill, Hell's Kitchen, Times Square, Upper East Side, Yorkville and Carnegie Hill.
The most prestigious and expensive hotels in Manhattan, such as the Plaza Hotel and the Waldorf Astoria, are located in the midtown area. In smaller numbers, luxury hotels can also be found in the Battery Park City, Financial District, SoHo, Murray Hill, Gramercy and Upper East Side districts.
If you can't afford a room in such a fine location, but still want to enjoy some luxury, head for the best dressing room you have brought, go to a hotel of your choice and enjoy the lush spaces with your eyes while drinking coffee at the bar.
- Carlton Arms Hotel. With individual murals in the rooms. Gramercy
- Chelsea Star Motel. The rooms are original. Chelsea
- Hotel Kitano. Japanese style design and management. Tenderloin
In Manhattan you can study at the following colleges and universities:
General colleges and universities
- City University of New York (CUNY). including the following subsidiaries:
- Baruch College
- Borough of Manhattan Community College
- City College of New York
- CUNY Graduate Center
- CUNY Graduate School of Journalism
- Hunter College
- John Jay College of Criminal Justice
- Columbia University. including the following subsidiaries:
- Barnard College
- Teachers College
- Cooper Union
- The King's College
- Marymont Manhattan College
- Metropolitan College of New York
- New York University. including the following subsidiaries:
- New York University School
- Mount Sinai School of Medicine
- Pace University
- Rockefeller University
- State University of New York (SUNY). including the following subsidiaries:
- Fashion Institute of Technology
- SYNY State College
Universities of design, art, music and stage
- The Ailey School. dance school at the Alvin Ailey Dance Theater.
- American Musical and Dramatic Academy
- Juilliard School
- Manhattan School of Music
- The New School. including the following subsidiaries:
- Eugene Lang College
- Mannes College of Music
- Parsons School of Design
- New York School of Interior Design
- Pratt Institute
- School of American Ballet
- School of Visual Arts
- Studio Maestro
Other specialized universities
- Bank Street College of Education
- Midtown Manhattan Campus
- Boricua College
- Globe Institute of Technology
- Interboro Institute
- Laboratory Institute of Merchandising
- Manhattan Institute of Management
- New York Career Institute
- New York Law School
- New York School of Urban Ministry (NYSUM)
- Phillips Beth Israel School of Nursing
- Swedish Institute of Health Sciences
- Tri-State College of Acupuncture
Individual institutions of foreign universities
- Bard College. Institute for Globalization and International Affairs.
- Katherine Gibbs School
- New York Institute of Technology
- Sanford-Brown Institute
- Because Medical College. Cornell University.
- General Theological Seminary. Episcopal Church.
- Jewish Theological Seminary of America
- Touro College
- Union Theological Seminary
- Yeshiva University. Including the following subsidiary organization: Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law (http://www.cardozo.yu.edu/ ).
Interesting study opportunities also exist in the other bouroughs of New York City (see here).
The crime rate of Manhattan and New York has declined sharply in the last decade. Indeed, New York has been the safest city in the US in recent years. So even in the middle of the night, you don't have to be afraid to walk through the streets, take the subway or take a bus. Of course, the usual precautions should not be forgotten, especially during the holiday season, pickpockets are on the move near tourist attractions, such as Times Square, 42nd Street, Macy's, and wherever there are crowds. To make their lives difficult, you should never put your wallet in your buttocks, but forward. If you wear a handbag, you should make sure that it is properly closed and is worn close to the body. For example, if you sit in a restaurant, you don't lay valuables in a way that you can take a thief in the passage.
- Don't stay in the middle of the pavement. Otherwise, you're running around.
- A New Yorker stays standing at a red light only until a large gap in traffic allows the road to cross - even if the policeman is watching at the corner.
- New York is built up, the distances in the horizontal are manageable.
- Taxis are comparatively cheap and if you are four, you will pay no more than for a subway ride. Important: A taxi is only available if its medium light is switched on. Two lights on the right and the left mean it's out of service.
- Trying to drive a pram through Manhattan is about as difficult as driving a truck through a German pedestrian zone on Saturday afternoon. Manhattan is definitely not a destination for a trip with young children.
- Finding a "quiet place" can be difficult. Not all restaurants or cafes have a toilet and if so, it is strictly guarded that only guests use it. The fast food chains are worth a try, but often you're waiting for some time. A good alternative are large specialist stores, which almost always own customer toilets (customer's bathroom) in the USA. The bathrooms are particularly attractive in luxury department stores, as not only are the bathrooms, especially the facilities for women, so elegant that you would prefer to move in, but you can also enjoy a complimentary perfume shower if you leave the house through the perfumery department.
- If you don't want to be a tourist, you should get used to not looking up all the time, which is not easy given the imposing structures. But a Manhattan resident, who is used to all of this, looks no more than to the third floor!
Much of Manhattan is easy to navigate, as the streets are perpendicular to a grid. The avenues - long, wide streets - run from north to south, with the 1st avenue on the east bank of Manhattan, 12th avenue on the west. The Streets, on the other hand, run from East to West, starting on 1st Street at the southern end of Midtown Manhattan, just above Houston Street and ending on 220th Street at the northern end of the island. (Note that there is one exception: Greenwich Village doesn't have this style!)
In case of address information, the streets are still given the addition West or East or W or E. West means west of 5th Avenue, East accordingly east of it. Example: ‘234 W 42nd Street’. In avenues in particular, it is also indicated which streets the location is located between, e.g. "787 9th Avenue (between 52nd and 53rd St.)". Even Streets sometimes do this, but Avenue is often left out: "325 West 51st St (between Eighth and Ninth)" means between 8th and 9th Avenue.
To estimate distances in the north-south direction, it is convenient to know that 20 blocks (between two Streets one block) are exactly one mile, i.e. about 1.6 km.
New York Slang
- Houston Street — you don't talk like the singer Whitney Houston, but rather "How-ston Street." No one knows why, but that's how.
- Bridge and Tunnel - that's how the Manhattan calls a club or disco he finds in the background. "This club is so bridge-and-tunnel" (statement: There are a lot of people there who came to Manhattan from the other boroughs across the bridges and tunnels.)
- Grid - The net, the streets of Manhattan.
Strange as it sounds, but finding an Internet café in New York is not that easy. There are "Office Centers", here you have access for a horrendous price, but you also have printers, scanners and a fast PC equipped with professional software.
Times Square offers a affordable option, with hundreds of PCs in the easyInternetcafé. address: 234 W. 42nd St, Times Square, open every day from 7:00 to 1:00. $5 for four hours.
The Apple Store offers a great opportunity to connect to the Internet free of charge and with a good connection at 5th Ave./Corner 59 Street. Located right at the southern beginning of Central Park, the glass cube with the distinctive logo can not be overlooked. Wi-Fi is already 20 meters outside the store. The shop itself has countless laptops, iPads, iPhones, etc. for testing, all with high-speed connection, where you can surf the Internet without any obligation or edit your emails.