|Manhattan (mænˈhætən, mən-)|
|1.||an island at the N end of New York Bay, between the Hudson, East, and Harlem Rivers: administratively (with adjacent islets) a borough of New York City; a major financial, commercial, and cultural centre. Pop: 1 537 195 (2000). Area: 47 sq km (22 sq miles)|
|2.||a mixed drink consisting of four parts whisky, one part vermouth, and a dash of bitters|
Note: Center of the country's financial industry (see Wall Street), communications industry, including advertising and television (see Madison Avenue), and fashion industry (see Fifth Avenue).
Note: A center of the art world (see Greenwich Village).
Note: Because of its noise and congestion, some have viewed it as unlivable, giving rise to the phrase "It's a nice place to visit, but I wouldn't want to live there." In the 1990s, it experienced prosperity and a decline in crime rates.
Note: The September 11 attacks left a physical and emotional scar on Manhattan.