Manhattan Manhattan is New York’s most famous borough and also its most visited. In fact, most people believe Manhattan to be a synonym of New York City. Manhattan is a long island bounded by the Hudson River (to the west), by the East River (to the east) and Harlem (to the north).
For most people traveling in and out of New York, JFK is the best airport to fly into. LaGuardia (LGA) is a good second choice if you’re staying in Queens, Midtown, or Williamsburg and willing to take a taxi to/from the airport. Newark (EWR), however, should be your last choice.
If you’re a first-timer to NYC or your stay is quite short, I would recommend you staying in Manhattan rather than Brooklyn. The reason for that – the majority of landmarks is located in Manhattan. Also, the nightlife, shopping and entertainment are amazing in Manhattan.Jun 23, 2017