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- the 79th Street Boat Basin, featured in the 1998 film You've Got Mail, is the only marina that allows year-round residency by Manhattan boat owners?
- owners of the East 80th Street Houses on Manhattan's Upper East Side have ranged from Clarence Dillon and Vincent Astor to Iraq?
- one of sculptor Paul Manship's earliest public works, "The Four Elements", is at the former AT&T corporate headquarters at 195 Broadway in Manhattan?
- most of the buildings on East 73rd Street (168–174 E. 73rd, pictured) between Lexington and Third avenues on Manhattan's Upper East Side were originally carriage houses for the area's wealthy residents?
- the BMT Sea Beach Line has at times hosted the fastest express train service between Manhattan and Coney Island, but now carries only local trains of the New York City Subway, and doesn't even reach Coney Island due to reconstruction?
- the Fort Washington Avenue Armory in Manhattan was used as a homeless shelter before becoming the permanent home of the National Track and Field Hall of Fame?
- the four large housing cooperatives that make up Cooperative Village on the Lower East Side of Manhattan were sponsored and financed by trade unions with ties to the Socialist Party of America?
- the elliptical arched windows on the six houses at 208–218 East 78th Street (pictured) in Manhattan are unusual for the Italianate architectural style of the era?
- the National Debt Clock in Manhattan ran out of digits on 30 September 2008, when the United States public debt passed the $10 trillion mark?
- the Gotham Book Mart in Manhattan's diamond district, with its iconic Wise Men Fish Here sign, was frequented by distinguished authors such as Henry Miller and Allen Ginsberg?
- in order to accommodate the rock musical Dude, The Broadway Theatre in Manhattan was turned into an arena filled with ramps, runways, catwalks, columns, trapezes, and trapdoors at a cost of US$800,000?
- during the 30 Rock episode "Cleveland", scenes set in Cleveland, Ohio were actually filmed in Battery Park City in Manhattan?
- 66th Street in the New York City borough of Manhattan was once proposed by Donald Trump as the site of a 150-story building that would have been the world's tallest?
- Tom Wolfe's book Radical Chic & Mau-Mauing the Flak Catchers was set at a party hosted by composer Leonard Bernstein in which Manhattan socialites mingled with the Black Panther Party?
- Nicola Kraus is said to have modeled Mrs. X in The Nanny Diaries on several women who lived at 1000 Park Avenue on Manhattan's Upper East Side?
- Mayor of New York City Ed Koch was sworn into office on New Year's Eve 1977 in the Manhattan home of David Margolis, president of Colt Industries, a firm founded in 1836 by Samuel Colt?
- five rowhouses on East 78th Street (pictured) between Third and Lexington Avenues are among the oldest townhouses on Manhattan's Upper East Side?
- Laurie D. Cox performed the first comprehensive tree census in New York City in 1915, finding that most street trees in Manhattan were in bad condition?
- an 1847 New York state law led to bodies buried in Manhattan graveyards being dug up for reburial in Brooklyn and Queens?
- all of the buildings on Pomander Walk in Manhattan are replicas of a Broadway stage set?
- St. Jean Baptiste Catholic Church was started in a rented hall above a stable on Manhattan's Upper East Side?
- Manhattan's Rose Hill neighborhood was the original site of Madison Square Garden, where millionaire Harry K. Thaw killed architect Stanford White over Evelyn Nesbit?
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