So it’s time to talk about Manhattan, New York. That big beautiful concrete jungle. New York is a big city with just so many things to do. It is quite unlikely that you’ll be able to do them all. So it’s important to prioritize what you want to see.First, let's get the most obvious destinations out of the way. You've all heard of Times Square, The Statue of Liberty, Central Park, the Empire State Building and Wall Street. Now since these are some of the most popular destinations, they are also the most crowded. So crowded infact, that it gets difficult to really enjoy these places your own way. For first timers, I would say definitely visit Times Square and Central Park.
DAY 18We went to Manhattan the next day. We took the NJ Transit instead of car to get a taste of the train journey. On our way back we went to the Rockefeller Center.
Touted to be one of the densely populated regions in the world, Manhattan, an island infamously known to have battled scourges of civilization over time, has come a long way since its inception. More often than not, this elongated borough is famed as the heart of New York city.This borough is a part of NYC along with 4 others namely Brooklyn, Queens, Bronx and Staten Island. Before it was discovered by the Dutch in 1609, Manhattan was inhabited by Canarsie Indians and Wappingers, an eastern Algonquian tribe. It was notoriously bought over by the Dutch for a meagre 60 guilders of $23.70 as (in today's value).For an island that is culturally rich, steeped in history and buried with secrets, visitors sure don't do much justice by merely sticking to tourist traps. So when I flew there, I decided I wasn't going to make that mistake instead throw some light on lesser known attractions. When I did, boy o boy did I learn there's more to it than meets the eye. All one has to do is look closely.Since you must already know the hits, I am gonna share a quick rundown of underrated and unchartered places in Manhattan.