"Downtown New York City""New Amsterdam" was the first area of what is now called downtown Manhattan.
From 1883 to 1924, waves of Irish, Italian, Eastern European, Hispanic and Asian immigrants landed at Castle Garden and Ellis Island.
For those wishing to experience the ambiance of a small town within a teeming metropolis, head to Greenwich Village.
More than 25 million people visit Central Park every year. This sanctuary of 843 acres comprises 6% of Manhattan.