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There's no place like NYC and our students take full advantage of all that this city has to offer. We also offer programs to help you have fun in the city! See a new site each week with Saturdays in the City, a weekly series of trips around NYC organized by the residence halls. Freshman students in the Arches program get to know the city by visiting iconic landmarks like the Brooklyn Bridge. Many classes take place off campus, offering interactive lessons for students, such as this biology field trip to the American Museum of Natural History.
Our business students are encouraged to grab the bull by the horns through site visits to financial landmarks like Wall Street. No tour of New York City is complete without a view of the skyline from the Top of the Rock, just a short subway ride from Manhattan College. Local experts work with our professors to offer insight into New York City neighborhoods that are off the beaten path, such as the South Bronx's Grand Concourse. Business students experience the thrill of the New York Stock Exchange with a special behind-the-scenes tour of the trading floor.
Our connections to engineering alumni often result in opportunities to see new city infrastructure in progress, such as this field trip to the Second Avenue Subway. Skip to the header Skip to the main content Skip to the footer. About New York City Location. A permanent European presence in New Netherland began in , with the founding of a Dutch fur trading settlement on Governors Island. Burrows and Mike Wallace remarked in their history of New York.
New Netherland was ultimately ceded to the English in November through the Treaty of Westminster. Manhattan was at the heart of the New York Campaign , a series of major battles in the early American Revolutionary War.
The city, greatly damaged by the Great Fire of New York during the campaign, became the British military and political center of operations in North America for the remainder of the war. New York grew as an economic center, first as a result of Alexander Hamilton 's policies and practices as the first Secretary of the Treasury and, later, with the opening of the Erie Canal in , which connected the Atlantic port to the vast agricultural markets of the Midwestern United States and Canada.
Tammany Hall , a Democratic Party political machine , began to grow in influence with the support of many of the immigrant Irish , culminating in the election of the first Tammany mayor, Fernando Wood , in Tammany Hall dominated local politics for decades. Central Park , which opened to the public in , became the first landscaped public park in an American city.
The city's strong commercial ties to the southern United States existed for many reasons, including the industrial power of the Hudson River harbor, which allowed trade with stops such as the West Point Foundry , one of the great manufacturing operations in the early United States; and the city's Atlantic Ocean ports, rendering New York City the American powerhouse in terms of industrial trade between the northern and southern United States.
New York's growing immigrant population, which had originated largely from Germany and Ireland , began in the late s to include waves of Italians and Central and Eastern European Jews flowing in en masse.
These intense war-time riots are counted among the worst incidents of civil disorder in American history, with an estimated participants and passersby massacred. The rate of immigration from Europe grew steeply after the Civil War, and Manhattan became the first stop for millions seeking a new life in the United States, a role acknowledged by the dedication of the Statue of Liberty on October 28, , a gift from the people of France.
In a city of tenements packed with poorly paid laborers from dozens of nations, the city became a hotbed of revolution including anarchists and communists among others , syndicalism , racketeering , and unionization. In , the opening of the Brooklyn Bridge established a road connection to Brooklyn , across the East River. In the western portion of the present Bronx County was transferred to New York County from Westchester County , and in the remainder of the present Bronx County was annexed.
The construction of the New York City Subway , which opened in , helped bind the new city together, as did additional bridges to Brooklyn. In the s Manhattan experienced large arrivals of African-Americans as part of the Great Migration from the southern United States, and the Harlem Renaissance , part of a larger boom time in the Prohibition era that included new skyscrapers competing for the skyline. New York City became the most populous city in the world in , overtaking London, which had reigned for a century.
The disaster eventually led to overhauls of the city's fire department, building codes , and workplace regulations. The period between the World Wars saw the election of reformist mayor Fiorello La Guardia and the fall of Tammany Hall after 80 years of political dominance. Despite the Great Depression , some of the world's tallest skyscrapers were completed in Manhattan during the s, including numerous Art Deco masterpieces that are still part of the city's skyline, most notably the Empire State Building , the Chrysler Building , and the 30 Rockefeller Plaza.
Returning World War II veterans created a postwar economic boom, which led to the development of huge housing developments targeted at returning veterans, the largest being Peter Cooper Village-Stuyvesant Town , which opened in The Stonewall riots were a series of spontaneous, violent demonstrations by members of the gay community against a police raid that took place in the early morning hours of June 28, , at the Stonewall Inn in the Greenwich Village neighborhood of Lower Manhattan.
They are widely considered to constitute the single most important event leading to the gay liberation movement  and the modern fight for LGBT rights in the United States. In the s job losses due to industrial restructuring caused New York City, including Manhattan, to suffer from economic problems and rising crime rates.
The s saw a rebirth of Wall Street , and Manhattan reclaimed its role at the center of the worldwide financial industry. By the s crime rates started to drop dramatically due to revised police strategies, improving economic opportunities, gentrification , and new residents, both American transplants and new immigrants from Asia and Latin America.
Murder rates that had reached 2, in plummeted to by , and the crack epidemic and its associated drug-related violence came under greater control. On September 11, , two of four hijacked planes were flown into the Twin Towers of the original World Trade Center , and the towers subsequently collapsed. The other buildings within the World Trade Center complex were damaged beyond repair and soon after demolished.
The collapse of the Twin Towers caused extensive damage to other surrounding buildings and skyscrapers in Lower Manhattan, and resulted in the deaths of 2, people, in addition to those on the planes. Since , most of Lower Manhattan has been restored, although there has been controversy surrounding the rebuilding. Many rescue workers and residents of the area developed several life-threatening illnesses that have led to some of their subsequent deaths. The Occupy Wall Street protests in Zuccotti Park in the Financial District of Lower Manhattan began on September 17, , receiving global attention and spawning the Occupy movement against social and economic inequality worldwide.
On October 29 and 30, , Hurricane Sandy caused extensive destruction in the borough, ravaging portions of Lower Manhattan with record-high storm surge from New York Harbor,  severe flooding, and high winds, causing power outages for hundreds of thousands of city residents  and leading to gasoline shortages  and disruption of mass transit systems. On October 31, , a terrorist took a rental pickup truck and deliberately drove down a bike path alongside the West Side Highway in Lower Manhattan, killing eight people and injuring a dozen others before crashing into a school bus.
Manhattan Island is Early in the 19th century, landfill was used to expand Lower Manhattan from the natural Hudson shoreline at Greenwich Street to West Street. One neighborhood of New York County is contiguous with the U. Marble Hill is one example of how Manhattan's land has been considerably altered by human intervention.
The borough has seen substantial land reclamation along its waterfronts since Dutch colonial times, and much of the natural variation in its topography has been evened out. In New York Harbor , there are three smaller islands:. Other smaller islands, in the East River , include from north to south:.
The bedrock underlying much of Manhattan is a mica schist known as Manhattan schist  of the Manhattan Prong physiographic region. It is a strong, competent metamorphic rock created when Pangaea formed. It is well suited for the foundations of tall buildings. Geologically, a predominant feature of the substrata of Manhattan is that the underlying bedrock base of the island rises considerably closer to the surface near Midtown Manhattan, dips down lower between 29th Street and Canal Street , then rises toward the surface again in Lower Manhattan.
It has been widely believed that the depth to bedrock was the primary underlying reason for the clustering of skyscrapers in the Midtown and Financial District areas, and their absence over the intervening territory between these two areas.
According to the United States Geological Survey , an updated analysis of seismic hazard in July revealed a "slightly lower hazard for tall buildings" in Manhattan than previously assessed. Scientists estimated this lessened risk based upon a lower likelihood than previously thought of slow shaking near New York City, which would be more likely to cause damage to taller structures from an earthquake in the vicinity of the city.
Manhattan's many neighborhoods are not named according to any particular convention. Some have simple folkloric names, such as Hell's Kitchen , alongside their more official but lesser used title in this case, Clinton. Some neighborhoods, such as SoHo , which is mixed use, are known for upscale shopping as well as residential use. Chinatown has the highest concentration of people of Chinese descent outside of Asia. Rose Hill features a growing number of Indian restaurants and spice shops along a stretch of Lexington Avenue between 25th and 30th Streets which has become known as Curry Hill.
In Manhattan, uptown means north more precisely north-northeast, which is the direction the island and its street grid system are oriented and downtown means south south-southwest.
Manhattan has two central business districts, the Financial District at the southern tip of the island, and Midtown Manhattan. The term uptown also refers to the northern part of Manhattan above 72nd Street and downtown to the southern portion below 14th Street ,  with Midtown covering the area in between, though definitions can be rather fluid depending on the situation.
Although the grid does start with 1st Street, just north of Houston Street the southernmost street divided in west and east portions; pronounced HOW-stin , the grid does not fully take hold until north of 14th Street , where nearly all east-west streets are numerically identified, which increase from south to north to th Street, the highest numbered street on the island.
Streets in Midtown are usually one-way, with the few exceptions generally being the busiest cross-town thoroughfares 14th, 23rd, 34th, and 42nd Streets, for example , which are bidirectional across the width of Manhattan Island.
The rule of thumb is that odd-numbered streets run west, while even-numbered streets run east. Winters are cold and damp, and prevailing wind patterns that blow offshore temper the moderating effects of the Atlantic Ocean ; yet the Atlantic and the partial shielding from colder air by the Appalachians keep the city warmer in the winter than inland North American cities at similar or lesser latitudes such as Pittsburgh , Cincinnati , and Indianapolis.
The daily mean temperature in January, the area's coldest month, is Summers are typically warm to hot and humid, with a daily mean temperature of Average winter snowfall between and has been See Geography of New York City for additional climate information from the outer boroughs.
At the Census , there were 1,, people living in Manhattan, an increase of 3. Since , Manhattan's population was estimated by the Census Bureau to have increased 5. According to Census estimates , In , the New York City Department of City Planning projected that Manhattan's population would increase by , people between and , an increase of According to the American Community Survey ,  the average household size was 2.
People of Irish ancestry make up 7. German Americans and Russian Americans make up 7. Manhattan is one of the highest-income places in the United States with a population greater than one million. As of [update] , Manhattan's cost of living was the highest in the United States,  but the borough also contained the country's most profound level of income inequality. Manhattan is religiously diverse. Jews comprised the second largest religious group, with , persons They were followed by Protestants , with , adherents 9.
As of [update] , The skyscraper , which has shaped Manhattan's distinctive skyline , has been closely associated with New York City's identity since the end of the 19th century. From to , the title of world's tallest building resided continually in Manhattan with a gap between and , when the title was held by Philadelphia City Hall , with nine different buildings holding the title.
The Roaring Twenties saw a race to the sky, with three separate buildings pursuing the world's tallest title in the span of a year. As the stock market soared in the days before the Wall Street Crash of , two developers publicly competed for the crown.
In , the Pennsylvania Railroad unveiled plans to tear down the old Penn Station and replace it with a new Madison Square Garden and office building complex. The loss of Penn Station—called "an act of irresponsible public vandalism" by historian Lewis Mumford —led directly to the enactment in of a local law establishing the New York City Landmarks Preservation Commission , which is responsible for preserving the "city's historic, aesthetic, and cultural heritage".
Along the park's borders, these streets are usually referred to as Central Park North , Central Park West , and Central Park South , respectively Fifth Avenue retains its name along the eastern border.
The park is a popular oasis for migrating birds, and thus is popular with bird watchers. The construction of Central Park in the s was one of the era's most massive public works projects. Some 20, workers crafted the topography to create the English-style pastoral landscape Olmsted and Vaux sought to create. Manhattan is the economic engine of New York City, with its 2. Manhattan also has the highest per capita income of any county in the United States. In , Manhattan's daytime population was swelling to 3.
The commuter influx of 1. Manhattan's most important economic sector lies in its role as the headquarters for the U. The borough's securities industry, enumerating , jobs in August , continues to form the largest segment of the city's financial sector and an important economic engine for Manhattan, accounting in for 5 percent of private sector jobs in New York City, 8.
New York City is home to the most corporate headquarters of any city in the United States, the overwhelming majority based in Manhattan. Silicon Alley, centered in Manhattan, has evolved into a metonym for the sphere encompassing the New York City metropolitan region's high tech industries,  including the Internet , new media , telecommunications , digital media , software development , biotechnology , game design , financial technology fintech , and other fields within information technology that are supported by the area's entrepreneurship ecosystem and venture capital investments.
As of [update] , New York City hosted , employees in the tech sector. High technology startup companies and employment are growing in Manhattan and across New York City, bolstered by the city's emergence as a global node of creativity and entrepreneurship ,  social tolerance ,  and environmental sustainability ,   as well as New York's position as the leading Internet hub and telecommunications center in North America, including its vicinity to several transatlantic fiber optic trunk lines , the city's intellectual capital , and its extensive outdoor wireless connectivity.
The biotechnology sector is also growing in Manhattan based upon the city's strength in academic scientific research and public and commercial financial support. Tourism is vital to Manhattan's economy, and the landmarks of Manhattan are the focus of New York City's tourists, enumerating an eighth consecutive annual record of approximately Manhattan had approximately million square feet The nation's largest newspaper by circulation, The Wall Street Journal , is also based there.
The Village Voice , historically the largest alternative newspaper in the United States, announced in that it would cease publication of its print edition and convert to a fully digital venture.
The television industry developed in Manhattan and is a significant employer in the borough's economy. WNYC , comprising an AM and FM signal, has the largest public radio audience in the nation and is the most-listened to commercial or non-commercial radio station in Manhattan.
The oldest public-access television cable TV channel in the United States is the Manhattan Neighborhood Network , founded in , offers eclectic local programming that ranges from a jazz hour to discussion of labor issues to foreign language and religious programming. Education in Manhattan is provided by a vast number of public and private institutions. Public schools in the borough are operated by the New York City Department of Education , the largest public school system in the United States.
Based on data from the — American Community Survey , Several other private institutions maintain a Manhattan presence, among them Mercy College , St. Cornell Tech is developing on Roosevelt Island.
The City University of New York CUNY , the municipal college system of New York City, is the largest urban university system in the United States, serving more than , degree students and a roughly equal number of adult, continuing and professional education students.
CUNY senior colleges located in Manhattan include: Manhattan is a world center for training and education in medicine and the life sciences.
Manhattan is served by the New York Public Library , which has the largest collection of any public library system in the country. Manhattan is the borough most closely associated with New York City by non-residents; regionally, residents within the New York City metropolitan area , including natives of New York City's boroughs outside Manhattan, will often describe a trip to Manhattan as "going to the City".
Manhattan has been the scene of many important American cultural movements. In , about 20, workers, a quarter of them women, marched upon Washington Square Park to commemorate the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory fire , which killed workers on March 25, Many of the women wore fitted tucked-front blouses like those manufactured by the Triangle Shirtwaist Company, a clothing style that became the working woman's uniform and a symbol of women's liberation , reflecting the alliance of labor and suffrage movements.
Manhattan's vibrant visual art scene in the s and s was a center of the American pop art movement, which gave birth to such giants as Jasper Johns and Roy Lichtenstein. The downtown pop art movement of the late s included artist Andy Warhol and clubs like Serendipity 3 and Studio 54 , where he socialized. Broadway theatre is often considered the highest professional form of theatre in the United States.
Plays and musicals are staged in one of the 39 larger professional theatres with at least seats, almost all in and around Times Square. Performance artists displaying diverse skills are ubiquitous on the streets of Manhattan. The Upper East Side has many art galleries,   and the downtown neighborhood of Chelsea is known for its more than art galleries that are home to modern art from both upcoming and established artists.
The borough is widely acclaimed as the cradle of the modern LGBTQ rights movement, with its inception at the June Stonewall Riots in Greenwich Village , Lower Manhattan — widely considered to constitute the single most important event leading to the gay liberation movement    and the modern fight for LGBT rights in the United States.
The annual New York City Pride March or gay pride parade traverses southward down Fifth Avenue and ends at Greenwich Village; the Manhattan parade rivals the Sao Paulo Gay Pride Parade as the largest pride parade in the world, attracting tens of thousands of participants and millions of sidewalk spectators each June. The borough has a place in several American idioms. The phrase New York minute is meant to convey an extremely short time such as an instant,  sometimes in hyperbolic form, as in "perhaps faster than you would believe is possible," referring to the rapid pace of life in Manhattan.
Manhattan is well known for its street parades , which celebrate a broad array of themes, including holidays, nationalities, human rights, and major league sports team championship victories. The majority of higher profile parades in New York City are held in Manhattan. The primary orientation of the annual street parades is typically from north to south, marching along major avenues.
The annual Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade is the world's largest parade,  beginning alongside Central Park and processing southward to the flagship Macy's Herald Square store;  the parade is viewed on telecasts worldwide and draws millions of spectators in person. Ticker-tape parades celebrating championships won by sports teams as well as other heroic accomplishments march northward along the Canyon of Heroes on Broadway from Bowling Green to City Hall Park in Lower Manhattan.
New York Fashion Week , held at various locations in Manhattan, is a high-profile semiannual event featuring models displaying the latest wardrobes created by prominent fashion designers worldwide in advance of these fashions proceeding to the retail marketplace. Manhattan is the only borough in New York City that does not have a professional baseball franchise. However, three of the four major league baseball teams to play in New York City played in Manhattan.
The original New York Giants baseball team played in the various incarnations of the Polo Grounds at th Street and Eighth Avenue from their inception in —except for , when they split their time between Jersey City and Staten Island, and when they played in Hilltop Park in —until they headed to California with the Brooklyn Dodgers after the season.
The team moved to the Polo Grounds with the season, where they were officially christened the New York Yankees , remaining there until they moved across the Harlem River in to Yankee Stadium. The first national college-level basketball championship, the National Invitation Tournament , was held in New York in and remains in the city. The New York Giants played side-by-side with their baseball namesakes from the time they entered the National Football League in , until crossing over to Yankee Stadium in The Rangers were predated by the New York Americans , who started play in the Garden the previous season, lasting until the team folded after the — NHL season, a season it played in the Garden as the Brooklyn Americans.
The playing pitch and facilities at Downing Stadium were in unsatisfactory condition, however, and as the team's popularity grew they too left for Yankee Stadium, and then Giants Stadium.
Since New York City's consolidation in , Manhattan has been governed by the New York City Charter , which has provided for a strong mayor—council system since its revision in The office of Borough President was created in the consolidation of to balance centralization with local authority. Each borough president had a powerful administrative role derived from having a vote on the New York City Board of Estimate , which was responsible for creating and approving the city's budget and proposals for land use.
In , the Supreme Court of the United States declared the Board of Estimate unconstitutional because Brooklyn, the most populous borough, had no greater effective representation on the Board than Staten Island, the least populous borough, a violation of the Fourteenth Amendment's Equal Protection Clause pursuant to the high court's "one man, one vote" decision.
Since , the largely powerless Borough President has acted as an advocate for the borough at the mayoral agencies, the City Council, the New York state government, and corporations. It also has twelve administrative districts, each served by a local Community Board.
Community Boards are representative bodies that field complaints and serve as advocates for local residents. As the host of the United Nations , the borough is home to the world's largest international consular corps , comprising consulates, consulates general and honorary consulates.
The mayor's staff and thirteen municipal agencies are located in the nearby Manhattan Municipal Building , completed in , one of the largest governmental buildings in the world.
The Democratic Party holds most public offices. Registered Republicans are a minority in the borough, constituting 9. Democrats accounted for Manhattan is divided between four U. Harding was the most recent Republican presidential candidate to win a majority of the Manhattan vote, with Attorney and other federal offices and agencies maintain locations in that area.
Starting in the midth century, the United States became a magnet for immigrants seeking to escape poverty in their home countries. After arriving in New York, many new arrivals ended up living in squalor in the slums of the Five Points neighborhood, an area between Broadway and the Bowery , northeast of New York City Hall. By the s, the area was home to many gambling dens and brothels , and was known as a dangerous place to go. In , Charles Dickens visited the area and was appalled at the horrendous living conditions he had seen.
As Italian immigration grew in the early 20th century many joined ethnic gangs, including Al Capone , who got his start in crime with the Five Points Gang. Lucky Luciano established Cosa Nostra in Manhattan, forming alliances with other criminal enterprises, including the Jewish mob , led by Meyer Lansky , the leading Jewish gangster of that period. As in the whole of New York City, Manhattan experienced a sharp increase in crime during the s and s.
During Manhattan's early history, wood construction and poor access to water supplies left the city vulnerable to fires. In , shortly after the Continental Army evacuated Manhattan and left it to the British, a massive fire broke out destroying one-third of the city and some houses. The rise of immigration near the turn of the 20th century left major portions of Manhattan, especially the Lower East Side , densely packed with recent arrivals, crammed into unhealthy and unsanitary housing.
Tenements were usually five stories high, constructed on the then-typical 25 by feet 7. Manhattan offers a wide array of public and private housing options. As of [update] , only Because of this, rent is a lower percentage of annual income than in several other American cities.
Manhattan's real estate market for luxury housing continues to be among the most expensive in the world,  and Manhattan residential property continues to have the highest sale price per square foot in the United States. Manhattan is unique in the U. In , Mayor Bloomberg proposed a congestion pricing system to regulate entering Manhattan south of 60th Street.
The state legislature rejected the proposal in June The New York City Subway , the largest subway system in the world by number of stations, is the primary means of travel within the city, linking every borough except Staten Island. There are subway stations in Manhattan , out of the stations. Passengers pay fares with pay-per-ride MetroCards , which are valid on all city buses and subways, as well as on PATH trains.
An extensive network of express bus routes serves commuters and other travelers heading into Manhattan. The Roosevelt Island Tramway , one of two commuter cable car systems in North America, whisks commuters between Roosevelt Island and Manhattan in less than five minutes, and has been serving the island since The Staten Island Ferry , which runs 24 hours a day, days a year, annually carries over 21 million passengers on the 5.
Each weekday, five vessels transport about 65, passengers on boat trips. The metro region's commuter rail lines converge at Penn Station and Grand Central Terminal , on the west and east sides of Midtown Manhattan, respectively. They are the two busiest rail stations in the United States. About one-third of users of mass transit and two-thirds of railway passengers in the country live in New York and its suburbs. New York's iconic yellow taxicabs , which number 13, city-wide and must have the requisite medallion authorizing the pick up of street hails, are ubiquitous in the borough.
Manhattan also has tens of thousands of bicycle commuters. There are several intermittent avenues east of First Avenue, including four additional lettered avenues running from Avenue A eastward to Avenue D in an area now known as Alphabet City in Manhattan's East Village.
According to the original Commissioner's Plan, there were numbered crosstown streets,  but later the grid was extended up to the northernmost corner of Manhattan, where the last numbered street is th Street. Moreover, the numbering system continues even in The Bronx , north of Manhattan, despite the fact that the grid plan is not as regular in that borough, whose last numbered street is rd Street.
Broadway is the most notable of many exceptions to the grid, starting at Bowling Green in Lower Manhattan and continuing north into the Bronx at Manhattan's northern tip. The trip is notoriously frustrating for drivers because of heavy congestion on narrow local streets laid out by the Commissioners' Plan of , absence of express roads other than the Trans-Manhattan Expressway at the far north end of Manhattan Island; and restricted to very limited crosstown automobile travel within Central Park , further prohibited beginning in south of 72nd Street within the park, to augment pedestrian safety.
Unlike the rest of the United States, New York State prohibits right or left turns on red in cities with a population greater than one million, to reduce traffic collisions and increase pedestrian safety. In New York City, therefore, all turns at red lights are illegal unless a sign permitting such maneuvers is present, significantly shaping traffic patterns in Manhattan. Another consequence of the strict grid plan of most of Manhattan, and the grid's skew of approximately Being primarily an island, Manhattan is linked to New York City's outer boroughs by numerous bridges, of various sizes.
Manhattan has fixed highway connections with New Jersey to its west by way of the George Washington Bridge , the Holland Tunnel , and the Lincoln Tunnel , and to three of the four other New York City boroughs— the Bronx to the northeast, and Brooklyn and Queens both on Long Island to the east and south. The ferry terminal is located near Battery Park at Manhattan's southern tip. There are numerous bridges to the Bronx across the Harlem River , and five listed north to south —the Triborough known officially as the Robert F.
The Lincoln Tunnel , which carries , vehicles a day under the Hudson River between New Jersey and Midtown Manhattan , is the busiest vehicular tunnel in the world. Roosevelt was the first person to drive through it. Manhattan has three public heliports: Gas and electric service is provided by Consolidated Edison to all of Manhattan. Con Edison's electric business traces its roots back to Thomas Edison 's Edison Electric Illuminating Company , the first investor-owned electric utility.
Manhattan witnessed the doubling of the natural gas supply delivered to the borough when a new gas pipeline opened on November 1, New York City has the largest clean-air diesel- hybrid and compressed natural gas bus fleet, which also operates in Manhattan, in the country.
It also has some of the first hybrid taxis, most of which operate in Manhattan. There are many hospitals in Manhattan, including two of the 25 largest in the United States as of New York City is supplied with drinking water by the protected Catskill Mountains watershed.
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