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Bubba & Bean Lodges
BB Lodges offer accommodations in New York City, Manhattan at a budget value. All rooms at located at our townhouse and have thir own baths and kitchens as well as an offering of many other ammenities.


Hotel 414
A superior tourist and business class boutique hotel, located in the heart of midtown Manhattan, only steps away from Times Square, Broadway Theaters, Restaurant Row, The Jacob Javits Convention Center, and many other attractions.
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Country Inn the City | New York B&B's - A New York Hotel Alternative
Offering self-contained apartments with a country inn bandb atmosphere in a convenient upper west side location.

 

The Inn on 23rd | New York B&B's - A New York Hotel Alternative
A marvelous bed and breakfast at modest prices in a neighborhood that has few choices for lodging. It's the right place at the right time.
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Tony’s Place Bed and Breakfast| New York B&B's - A New York Hotel Alternative
Located in historic Harlem on a tree lined street.
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Stay the Night Bed & Breakfast| New York B&B's - A New York Hotel Alternative
Fully renovated and very secure, the house is on a tree-lined block between Fifth and Madison Avenues just two minutes from the reservoir and running track in Central Park. Pinpoint on zoomable NYC map Pinpoint on zoomable NYC map.
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The Gracie Inn | New York B&B's - A New York Hotel Alternative
Located on the prestigious upper east side of Manhattan between York and East End Ave. The Gracie Inn is only steps away from the Mayors Mansion, Central Park, East River Park and the famous Carl Schultz Park.
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Wyman House| New York B&B's - A New York Hotel Alternative
Nestled in one of New York’s most historic landmark districts you will find some of the finest accommodations in the city.

 

1871 House| New York B&B's - A New York Hotels Alternative
A five-story Italianate style brownstone located in New York City's Upper East Side (east 60's off Park Avenue).
 

 

About Manhattan, New York City (courtesy of Wikipedia)

Manhattan refers both to the Island of Manhattan which borders the lower Hudson River, and also to the Borough of Manhattan, one of the five Boroughs of New York City, as well as several other smaller islands and a small portion of the mainland.

The borough is coterminous with New York County, and addresses within the borough of Manhattan are typically designated as New York, NY. As of the United States 2000 Census, the population comprised 1,537,195 people, but the county is geographically among the smallest in the United States with only 59.476 km² (22.964 square miles) of land, giving a population density of 25,846 people/km² (66,940 per square mile).

It is by far the most densely populated county in the United States. Manhattan is the third most populous of New York City's five boroughs (both Brooklyn and Queens have more residents), and geographically the smallest; nonetheless, it is considered the nerve center of New York City, enough so that even residents of the four other boroughs refer to Manhattan as "The City."

Broadway theatre is often considered the highest professional form of theatre in the United States. Plays and musicals are staged in one of the thirty-nine larger professional theatres located in Manhattan, with 500 seats or more, that appeal to the mass audience. The majority of Broadway theatres are in Midtown, in and around Times Square. Broadway theatres are usually run by a producing organization (e.g., Nederlander Organization, The Walt Disney Company, The Shubert Organization, etc.), or another theatre group (e.g., Manhattan Theatre Club, Lincoln Center Theater). A short stroll from Times Square will take you to the Lincoln Center, home to one of the the world's most prestigious opera houses, that of the Metropolitan Opera.

A popular haven for art, the neighborhood of Chelsea in downtown Manhattan is widely known for its galleries and cultural events. The late 1970s popularized an ongoing "pop art" movement in the city, in part due to Andy Warhol.

New York city is also home to some of the most extensive art collections, both contemporary and historical, in the world including the Metropolitan Museum of Art (MET), the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA), the Whitney Museum of American Art, and the Guggenheim Museum.

The Empire State Building, Chrysler Building, the theater district around Broadway, New York University, Columbia University, Baruch College, Yeshiva University, the financial center around Wall Street, Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts, Harlem, the American Museum of Natural History, Chinatown, and Central Park are all located on this densely populated island. The phrase "a New York minute" refers to the extremely rapid pace of living in Manhattan.

Fifth Avenue roughly bisects Manhattan Island and acts as the demarcation line for latitudinal east/west designations (e.g., East 27th Street, West 42nd Street). South of Waverly Place in Manhattan, Fifth Avenue terminates and Broadway becomes the east/west demarcation line. The Manhattan street-numbering system extends into the western Bronx, using Jerome Avenue as the east-west divider.

In Manhattan, uptown means north and downtown means south, either in direction of motion or in relative location. For example, an uptown train means a subway train heading north, while a restaurant located three blocks downtown would be three city blocks south of the person who is speaking. Beginning north of Houston Street, and fully in place north of 14th Street, nearly all east-west streets use numeric designations - which increase from south to north (reflecting the city's original growth in that direction), all the way up to 220th Street, the highest numbered street. The terms uptown and downtown are most often used in the relative sense of north and south; however, uptown can also refer to the northern part of Manhattan (generally speaking, above 59th Street) and downtown to the southern part (typically, below 23rd Street or 14th Street). Keep in mind that these terms are relative - a resident of Harlem would probably consider anything in Manhattan below 96th Street to be "downtown".

This usage differs from that of most American cities, where downtown refers to the central business district. Manhattan has two central business districts, namely the Financial District downtown and the newer business district in Midtown.

Within "downtown" is Lower Manhattan, a neighborhood defined as everything approximately south of Barclay Street and the Brooklyn Bridge; it is one of the best-known parts of the city, home to City Hall, Wall Street, the South Street Seaport, Manhattan's courthouses, the site of the former World Trade Center (often referred to commonly as "Ground Zero"), as well as a number of other significant landmarks.

The northernmost area of "uptown" is Upper Manhattan, encompassing the neighborhoods of Washington Heights and Inwood, and often Harlem. It is a less famous and hectic area. Upper Manhattan is often thought of as an outer borough, given the similarities the region has to the adjacent western section of the South Bronx and the distance from Midtown. In fact, Manhattan stretches so far northward from Midtown that some in the southern parts of Manhattan jokingly refer to the Inwood neighborhood as "Upstate Manhattan," "Arctic Manhattan," or "NoFair" (short for "North of Fairway," Fairway being a popular supermarket at 132nd St. and the Hudson River).

Traditionally, most New Yorkers refer to Manhattan as the city, while referring to the other four boroughs by their popular names: Brooklyn, Queens, Staten Island, The Bronx.