Formerly interesting and vibrant borough of New York City, currently a place about as colorful as the metal and concrete with which it was built. A place to be avoided by anyone harboring the illusion that going there will bring them in contact with something edgy, real, or intellectually adventurous. Such individuals are being led on by the myth and the legend of New York which the city earned for itself in the twentieth century, and with which the city continues to prop itself up. Admittedly, Manhattan remains an admirable example of condensed urban planning and 24-hour culture, but go and see for yourself if that's worth it. Never the ideal city for B type personalities, it was once a crucial focal point of world culture and art. Ironically, the exhorbitant cost of living is cited nowadays as a reason for Manhattan's greatness; yet as late as the early 1980s it was still possible for an artist or musician to live downtown in Manhattan, work at a job just a couple days a week, and afford to live. That's ancient history. All you need to know about the place today is in the inane "Sex in the City"; if you've seen that show, you aren't missing anything.
"How do you like living in Manhattan?"
"I like it alot! Oh, don't worry about that hole in my chest, it just used to be my soul."
by happy yuppie April 26, 2006
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One of the most expensive places to live on the planet, but presently the center of the Universe, much like Rome was during the Roman Empire.
The average price for a 2 bedroom apartment in Manhattan is $1.4 million. (2004)
by EJL March 08, 2004
Home of the worst traffic on earth.
Beep Beep Motherfucker!
by discharge June 05, 2004
1. The greatest city in the world. If you can survive here, you can survive anywhere, although once you've made it to New York you never want to leave.
2. A brilliant film by Woody Allen.
3. The center of the universe, and the best pizza on Earth
4. A tasty alcoholic beverage.
1. I am from Manhattan. Worship me from afar.
2. I just saw 'Manhattan'. The soundtrack is beautiful.
3. Manhattan pizza kicks the rest in the nuts.
4. She drank 8 Manhattans, and that's why she's currently vomiting in her purse.
by CigaretteGirl May 03, 2005
1.) A cocktail consisting of whiskey (traditionally rye), sweet vermouth and a dash of Angostura bitters. Garnish with a cherry if desired.

2.) Borough of NYC considered the center of the universe with its diverse collection of ethnicities, areas, foods, etc.
Manhattan-greatest town on Earth and a damn fine cocktail too.
by CaptainMarvel March 22, 2004
The most well known of the boroughs of The City of New York, if asking an outsider. Often reffered to as 'The City' by residents of other boroughs of New York. Home of Broadway, Times Square, The Empire State Building, etc... also an area with a needlessly complex subway system in some areas, and a lack of subway in others. Culturally diverse, a place where the mexican food resturants are actually run by mexican people and have real mexican food. Where there is a risk of crime in any areas, the contrast between the various neighborhoods is very sharp. Also notable for it's exceedingly over-inflated property prices.
A. 1: Hey, let's go to New York!
2: Yeah! We can go to Manhattan! And... what else is there?

B. Hey, when school is done, wanna hop the Q to The City? We can go chill in the village!

C. I can take ten different trains to get to times square, but if I want to get to the east side below sixtyth, I have to take the six train and walk like crazy...

D. This food is real Chinise Food! Not psuedo american-chinise food! Sweet!

E. I ain't paying over a million dollars for a STUDIO APARTMENT!!
by Liz November 16, 2005
one of the five burroughs of new york city. an island bound by the east and hudson rivers, manhattan contains most of the landmarks and sights that make new york city famous. it is comprised of many neighborhoods such as harlem, soho, the east village, wall street, that have unique personalities and attributes.
often, it is unfairly classified as being dirty and crime-ridden when it is actually one of the cleanest, safest (not including terrorism) cities in the world.
"manhattan has always been and will always be the center of the world"
by ohseven December 30, 2003
One of the five boroughs of the City of New York, which is known as one of the top finiancal, entertainment, and social centers of the world. But this borough mostly consists of people who were not born in the city, but rather moved here under the delusion that life here is like Sex and The City or Rent. In reality it is a place where people come to work and/or drink, unless one is wealthy enough to live comfortably or enjoys slumming it knowing their parent's money will back them up.
Hey, we just graduated from some big liberal arts univeristy, so let's move to Manhattan and rent an apartment on 14th and C and pay 2,500 a month for one bedroom! Yes, mice included too! Wow, don't I have such hipster cred!
by Jarrayy July 02, 2007

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