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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.
by Cripple in da 651 May 31, 2008
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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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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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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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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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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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