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Manhattan (), known regionally as the City, and the urban core of the New York metropolitan area, is the most densely populated and geographically smallest of the five boroughs of New York City, and coextensive with New York County, one of the original counties of the U.S. state of New York. Manhattan serves as the city's economic and administrative center, cultural identifier, and historical birthplace. The borough consists mostly of Manhattan Island, bounded by the Hudson, East, and Harlem rivers; as well as several small adjacent islands. Manhattan additionally contains Marble Hill, a small neighborhood now on the U.S. mainland, separated from the rest of Manhattan by the Harlem Ship Canal and later connected using landfill to The Bronx. Manhattan Island is divided into three informally bounded components, each aligned with the borough's long axis: Lower, Midtown, and Upper Manhattan.
Manhattan has been described as the cultural, financial, media
, and entertainment
capital of the world, and the borough hosts the United Nations Headquarters
. Anchored by Wall Street
in the Financial District
of Lower Manhattan
York City has been called both the most economically powerful city and the leading financial center of the world, and Manhattan is home to the world's two largest stock exchanges
by total market capitalization
: the New York Stock Exchange
. Many multinational media conglomerates
are based in Manhattan, and the borough has been the for numerous books, films
, and television shows. Manhattan real estate
has since become among the most expensive in the world, with the value of Manhattan Island, including real estate, estimated to exceed US$3 trillion in 2013; median residential property sale prices in Manhattan approximated US$1,600 per square foot ($17,000/m2
) as of 2018, with Fifth Avenue
in Midtown Manhattan
commanding the highest retail
rents in the world, at US$3,000 per square foot ($32,000/m2
) per year in 2017. (Full article...
Eliot Laurence Spitzer (born June 10, 1959) is an American politician, attorney, educator, and real estate developer. A member of the Democratic Party, he served as the 54th Governor of New York from 2007 until his resignation in 2008.
Born in New
York City, Spitzer attended Princeton University
and earned his law degree from Harvard
. He began his career as a attorney in private practice with New
York law firms and as a prosecutor with the office of the New
York County (Manhattan) District
Attorney. From 1999 to 2006, he served two four-year terms as the Attorney General of New York
, earning a reputation as the "Sheriff of Wall Street" for his efforts to curb corruption in the financial services industry. Spitzer was elected Governor of New
York in 2006 New York gubernatorial election
by the largest margin of any candidate, but his tenure would last less than two years after it was uncovered that he patronized a prostitution ring
. He resigned immediately following the scandal, with the remainder of his term served by David Paterson
, his lieutenant governor. (Full article...