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Lower Manhattan, New York City

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Lower Manhattan, also known as Downtown Manhattan, is the southernmost part of Manhattan, the central borough for business, culture, and government in the City of New York, which itself originated at the southern tip of Manhattan Island in 1624.
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  • This is a great day of walking and eating and sight seeing! Wall street, the ferries, the financial district. Eat at the south street seaport outside on a nice day!!! Lovely!  more »
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  • In the United States I don't think there is a most beautiful district of Manhattan, has an incredible charm, would return 10 100 1000 times
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The first step to finding accommodations in New York City is finding the right neighborhood. Manhattan, where most visitors end up, offers some of the most expensive rooms in the world, though there are lower-budget options, such as hostels with shared restrooms. Reduce your costs by basing yourself in one of the outer boroughs, but beware of low-end motels where you may end up sharing the premises with hourly customers. Alternatively, stay along the New Jersey shore, offering all the major chain hotels at considerably lower prices than their Manhattan equivalents.
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