Manhattan General Info
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Manhattan General Info

Manhattan General Info

Although in official terms only a part of the ever expanding New York City, Manhattan is no less than any other city in United States and has its own share of fabulous theaters, carnivals, restaurants and hotels to hold its own. The city is also a financial and cultural hub for America and the whole world and ranks third among the thickly populated boroughs in New York City. It is more famously recognized as the headquarters of United Nations.

The densely populated island offers world class restaurants, excellent clubs and bars as well as economical and cheap restaurants and bars to cater to the wide range of travelers to Manhattan. With many theaters and historical buildings dotting this city, Manhattan has its own place under the sun when it comes to art, culture and tradition. Cheap transportation is also available with super deals from the popular Manhattan car rentals from CRX. This little strip of land gets you moving during your vacation with non stop fun and entertainment.

The Manhattan skyline is instantly recognized by its gleaming towers . The Chrysler building reigned as the tallest building in the city from 1930 to 1931 only to be replaced by the Empire State building from 1931 to 1972 which was overshadowed by the twin towers of World Trade Center from 1972 to 2001.

The city is also a paradise for art lovers and culture enthusiasts with its collection of historical and modern day art collections housed in the various museums. Must see places include the Metropolitan Museum of Art, Museum of Modern Art, Whitney Museum of American Art and the uniquely shaped Guggenheim Museum. You can take advantage of cheap Manhattan car rentals from CRX for your transport needs as you tour this city.

Central Park Zoo

The Central Park Zoo is a refreshing 5.5 acres oasis in the middle of the ever growing concrete jungle and streets of New York. The family friendly zoo attracts thousands of tourists with its soothing natural habitats, polar bears, penguins, monkeys and sea lions. Located at Fifth Avenue plenty of parking lots and street parking are available for your Manhattan car rentals. The zoo is very affordable providing cheap entertainment for the budget conscious traveler. Polar Circle is the habitat for polar bears and penguins.

Annual Dance Festival at Lounge FFD

Lounge FFD at New York City Center has a ten day annual dance festival titled Fall For Dance festival, where many leading troupes and dance companies showcase their best performers. The dance categories include Hip Hop, Ballet, Indian and contemporary. The New York DJs offer an unending musical night while the Lounge offers cocktails and other drinks during the intervals and pre shows.