Interesting Facts about Manhattan

As we all know that New York City is composed of five boroughs. These boroughs are Manhattan, Brooklyn, Queens, the Bronx and Staten Island. Among these boroughs Manhattan is said to be the economic center of United States of America as the two world’s largest stock exchanges, “The New York Stock Exchange” and “NASDAQ” are in Manhattan.

Times Square, Central Park and Grand Central Terminal are three of the world’s ten most visited attractions. These attractions are located in Manhattan, and are a big source of revenue. According to an estimate about fifty million people visit Times Square annually. It is the world’s second most visited tourist attraction.

Nearly 35 million people visit Central Park every year. It is not only the most visited urban park in United States of America but one of the most filmed locations in world. The size and cultural position of Central Park is very similar to London’s Hyde Park. And the third most visited location of Manhattan “Grand Central Terminal” receives 22 million visitors every year.

Some more interesting facts about Manhattan are as under:

Manhattan is made up of 8 islands.

No one lives at Liberty Island, it is home of Statue of Liberty only.

There are more than 200 art galleries in Manhattan.

The rivers and streams of Central Park are completely man made.

The Empire State Building has its own zip code.

Times Square uses 161 megawatts of electricity every year.

Like men, women can also go shirtless in Manhattan, it is completely legal.