About Manhattan

New York City is a vibrant metropolis because it’s made up of so many individual, vibrant neighborhoods. These communities are the source of the city’s life, culture, and spirit. Through this interactive map, we hope to give you a glimpse into Manhattan's diverse neighborhoods and provide information to help you experience New York City on a community level.

Manhattan To use the map, click on the dots or community names below.
Manhattan
Please note that this is not a complete list of the neighborhoods in Manhattan.
Maps used with permission of the New York City Department of City Planning. All rights reserved.
Manhattan (MN) Communities:

Fun Facts:
  • Although Manhattan is the smallest of the five boroughs, it is the most densely-populated.
  • New York City was the first capital of the nation under the U.S. Constitution and The Bill of Rights was drafted in City Hall.
  • The island of Manhattan was originally purchased by a Dutch explorer for what would today amount to around $24.

What's Happening:
January -Big Apple Circus; Three Kings Day Celebration; City Bakery Hot Chocolate Festival
February -Lunar New Year Parade; New York Fall Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week; Valentines Art Display
March -St. Patrick's Day Parade; 37th Annual Macy's Flower Show
April -Tribeca Film Festival; Persian Day Parade
May -New Museum Festival; March of Dimes Parade; Dance Parade; GMHC-AIDS Walk NY; Cinco de Mayo Parade; NYPD Family Day
June -Sing for Hope Street Pianos; Uptown Arts Stroll; Annual Antique Car Show; National Puerto Rican Day Parade
July -Macy's Fourth of July Fireworks Celebration
August -Summer Streets NYC; NYC International Film Festival in Times Square
September -New York Spring Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week; September 11th Memorial Ceremony; Feast of San Gennaro festival; Broadway on Broadway; 42nd Annual African American Day Parade; Mexican Day Parade; Tunnel to Towers Run
October -NYC Food and Wine Festival; openhousenewyork Weekend; Columbus Day Parade; Village Halloween Parade; African Day Parade
November -Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade; Rockefeller Christmas Tree lighting ceremony; Veterans Day Parade
December -New Year's Eve 2012 Celebration in Times Square; Winter's Eve at Lincoln Square

NOTE: This list does not cover all of the events taking place in Manhattan. For more information on the events listed above or additional Manhattan events, find nycgo online.

Visit the Citywide Events Calendar for the most comprehensive list of citywide events.

For more up-to-date information on what's happening in the boroughs, find CAU on Facebook and Twitter.

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