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New York City Borough
    (1626- )
    Population 1.5 million (2000)
    19% of all New Yorkers live in Manhattan
    33.8 square miles
    Henry Hudson sets foot on Manhattan (1609)
    Peter Minuit purchases Manhattan Island for $24 (1626)
    Named for the Manhattan Indians
    Named New York for the Duke of York (James II of England)
    One of the twelve original counties of New York State (1683)
    Annexed portions of the Bronx to become New York City (1873, 74, 95)
    Ceded present day Bronx to it's own county (1914)
    Along with The Bronx, Brooklyn, Queens and Staten Island, forms New York City
    Although Manhattan should be easy to spell (Man, hat, tan), many mistakenly spell it Manhatten.
    Redundantly, it is New York (County) of New York (City) of New York (State).
    The Marble Hill section is attached to The Bronx, and not part of Manhattan Island.
    It is often targeted for terrorism.
    Thousands were killed here during the September 11th terrorist attack that destroyed the World Trade Center.
    Some of its restaurants are so expensive that a single small dinner party can cost as much as the average annual U.S. salary.
    It has a reputation of being fast paced and unfriendly.
    Manhattan was New York State's capital (1785-89).
    Manhattan was the first United States capital (1785-90).
    Manhattan housed the United Nations (1945- ).
    It is the home of Crystal Palace World's Fair (1853).
    One of America's most famous parks, Central Park, is found here (1856).
    One of the world's first elevated railroads operated in lower Manhattan (1867).
    Some of the better known sections are Harlem, Midtown, South Street Sea Port, Chinatown, Greenwich Village, Gramercy Park, Greenwich Village, Hell's Kitchen, Lower East Side, Morningside Heights, SoHo and TriBeCa.
    It is the hub of New York City and is connected by bridges to New Jersey and the other boroughs except Staten Island.
    Home to City College, NYU, Columbia, Barnard, Hunter and John Jay College.
    The Empire State Building and Wall Street Stock Exchange are located here.
    It has the most diverse population in the world. People of almost every nationality live on this island.
    It is the most densely populated county in the United States. Almost 67,000 people per square mile.
    Broadway is home to one of the world's finest theater districts.
    Movies set in Manhattan are 'Maid in Manhattan,' 'Miracle on 34th Street,' 'Little Nicky,' 'Manhattan,' 'Manhattan Baby,' 'Cowboy in Manhattan,' 'Fear City,' 'Girl from Manhattan,' 'Moon Over Manhattan,' 'Saint of Fort Washington,' 'Crossing Delancey,' 'We'll Take Manhattan,' 'Out-of-Towners,' 'Muppets Take Manhattan,' 'C.H.U.D.,' 'King Kong,' 'Splash,' 'Cotton Comes to Harlem,' 'Friday the 13th Part VIII: Jason Takes Manhattan' and 'Manhattan Stories'
    TV series 'Fame,' 'Seinfeld,' 'Jeffersons,' 'Days & Nights of Molly Dodd,' 'Rhoda,' 'Taxi,' 'Sex and the City,' 'Kojak' and 'Barney Miller' are set in Manhattan.
    For 2018, as of last week, Out of 76 Votes: 52.63% Annoying
    In 2017, Out of 78 Votes: 67.95% Annoying
    In 2016, Out of 47 Votes: 87.23% Annoying
    In 2015, Out of 28 Votes: 50.0% Annoying
    In 2014, Out of 62 Votes: 59.68% Annoying
    In 2013, Out of 91 Votes: 49.45% Annoying
    In 2012, Out of 47 Votes: 80.85% Annoying
    In 2011, Out of 17 Votes: 41.18% Annoying
    In 2010, Out of 27 Votes: 59.26% Annoying
    In 2009, Out of 36 Votes: 47.22% Annoying
    In 2008, Out of 33 Votes: 54.55% Annoying
    In 2007, Out of 89 Votes: 60.67% Annoying
    In 2006, Out of 1215 Votes: 40.0% Annoying
    In 2005, Out of 357 Votes: 53.50% Annoying
    In 2004, Out of 418 Votes: 46.65% Annoying
    In 2003, Out of 70 Votes: 42.86% Annoying
 
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