Manhattan is the most densely populated and smallest in area of the five boroughs of New York City, it’s located primarily on the island of Manhattan at the mouth of the Hudson River.The borough and county consist of Manhattan Island and several small adjacent islands. The word "Manhattan" has been translated as "island of many hills" from the Lenape language, a Native Americanlanguage.
Manhattan was at the heart of major battles in the early American Revolutionary War. The Continental Army was forced to abandon Manhattan after the disastrous Battle of FortWashington on 1776. The city became the British center of operations in North America for the remainder of the war. British occupation lasted until 1783, when George Washington returned to Manhattan, as thelast British forces left the city. The last shot of the war was reported to be fired in this day, as a British gunner fired a cannon ball at crowd, as they were retreating, he missed contributingeven more to the joy and laughs.
On September 11, 2001, two of four hijacked planes were flown into the Twin Towers of the World Trade Center; the collapse caused extensive damage to surroundingbuildings and skyscrapers in Lower Manhattan, as result, 2606 people died, plus those who were on the planes. Since then, most of Lower Manhattan has been restored.
Manhattan’sneighborhoods are named according geographically like Upper East Side; others are ethnically descriptive like Little Italy or Chinatown, some are acronyms, such as NoMad (NOrth of MADison Square Park) and SoHo(SOuth of HOuston). Alphabet City comprises Avenues A, B, C and D, to which its name refers.
The Statue of Liberty, a gift to the United States from the people of France, is of a robedfemale figure representing Libertas, the Roman goddess of freedom, who bears a torch and a tabula ansata (a tablet evoking the law) upon which is inscribed the date of the American Declaration of...
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