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

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Manhattan, my friends, is not New York City.
However, Manhattan is one of the five boroughs of New York City, (the others being Brooklyn, The Bronx, Queens and Staten Island.)
Many tourists and foreigners refer to only Manhattan as New York City, and at the the same time have never even heard of Staten Island.
Although Manhattan is well known to outsiders, the island that looks like a penis is not all New York City has to offer.
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In Manhattan, the only ones left are the super rich and the fucking nobodies.
Don't sweat it, Jake. It's Manhattan.
by Hudson Duster May 09, 2011

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the best place in the world, the center of the world, the coolest place to grow up in the world. the coolest place to be, despite the price. home of soho, union square and tribeca, some of the coolest places ever!
i wish i was in manhattan right now, my friend lives there and she is way cooler than anyone else i know.
by nyc at heart February 28, 2009

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A mysterious area in New York where one will not know if they have entered it or not.
Are we in Manhattan yet?
by FrancTorres February 08, 2015

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the best city in the world! once you've been there, you will always go back!
the city where sex and the city is filmed
"i love everything about manhattan"
by emily June 02, 2005

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Manhattan is most sweetest, prettiest person on earth. She sometimes lures men in to her heart and has a big ass. She's sexy and has the prettiest hair, and the best sense of humor
"I wish I had some Manhattan."
"Damn, Someday I'd wanna be manhattan."
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Easily the most overpriced, and overpopulated place on the planet. Wanna see what its like to squeeze 1.6 million people into a 22 square mile radius? Then come to Manhattan, only $794612374510451230 to rent a small studio a month.

Most of Central and lower Manhattan consist of expensive, bland, soulless yuppie infested hellholes like the Upper East Side, Upper West Side, Yorkville, Batterty Park City, Chelsea, Alphabet City, and more.

Upper Manhattan consist of ghetto hellholes like Harlem, Washington Heights, and Inwood. You would think considering how expensive it is to live here that the place wouldn't be filled with criminals, but unfortunately NYC has the most ghetto trash out of any city in America.
I just won the lottery, now I just need to win 87 more times to have enough to pay the rent for my closet sized studio in Manhattan.
by Excadrill August 19, 2011

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