There is a wire called an eruv that hangs above Manhattan encircling much of the borough, acting as a symbolic boundary that turns the public streets into a private space, much like one’s own home that allows Jewish people to move about freely without having to worry about breaking Jewish law.
In 2014, four tenants refused to move out of their homes when developers wanted to create one of the most exclusive residences in Manhattan. Eventually, they all received huge payouts. The last tenant was so savvy and stubborn he received $17 million, plus use of a $2 million residence for life.
Thanks to skyrocketing real estate prices, Manhattan gas stations are worth much more than the money the owner can make selling gas.
“Hell’s Kitchen” is a neighborhood in Manhattan, NYC most likely named after 2 cops watching an Irish riot. The rookie said “this is hell,” and the veteran said, “It’s hotter. It’s Hell’s Kitchen.”
It cost $20 million to evict the last four tenants of a Manhattan apartment building to renovate it. The last tenant was so stubborn and savvy that he received $17 million of the money, plus use of a $2 million condo for life.
In the event of a quarantine situation in New York City, The U.S. Government has a contingency plan of placing snipers in strategic locations to prevent people from escaping the Island of Manhattan on inflatable mattresses.
Due to religious reasons, Manhattan is encircled by a constantly maintained, continuous string of clear wire.
If Manhattan had the same population density as Alaska, there would only be about 28 people in Manhattan.
Twice a year the sun perfectly lines up with the streets of New York, creating a phenomenon known as Manhattanhenge.