The Manhattan Street Grid

In 1807 the 100-thousand residents of New York lived primarily in lower Manhattan. The rest of New York City was farmland. That year the mayor of New York City proposed to turn the farmland into a super city with a grid system. The Grid is one of the most loved and hated of all city plans. It is a very difficult way to deal with traffic. The grid does make it easy to navigate.

When city planners adopted the Manhattan Grid they planned for 1million people living within the grid and an additional 1.5 million people who live outside the grid commuting in on a daily basis.

Rather than following the natural contours of the land like most European cities did with their street system, New York was laid out in what became known as the Manhattan Grid. The only street allowed to deviate from the plan was Broadway, which goes west of Central Park. Greenwich Village has the original street plan making it more difficult to navigate than the rest of New York.

New York | Boston | Tickets| NYC Hotel | Events in NY | Sports Tickets Copyright ©2011 MetroNY, LLC

www.MetroNY.com NY Travel Tourism NYC Destination, New York Tourism, Events, Tickets, Information And Attractions

Visting NYC? Plan your New York trip Find things to do in New York like NYC tours. NYC Guide to the Big Apple identifies the top new york attractions. Plan your new york vacation with popular NY attractions, NY hotel information, parades, Kids Activities in New York, NY Maps and events. NY Tourism Guide uncovers the wonders of New York City.

We have tickets for New York Sports Teams! See The New York Mets, New York Yankees, New York Giants, NY Islanders, New York Rangers, New Jersey Nets, New York Jets, New York Knicks, New Jersey Devils, Brooklyn Cyclones!

We have tickets for New York concerts and shows. See New York concerts at popular venues such as Madison Square Garden, Radio City Music Hall, Central Park Summer Stage, Roseland Ballroom, Bowery Ballroom, Webster Hall, Terminal 5, Jones Beach, Carnegie Hall, Beacon Theatre and The Lincoln Center. There are many places to see a show in New York City! We sell concert tickets to all New York events!

Buy NY Broadway Show Tickets to ALL Broadway Shows and Off-Broadway Productions. Popular shows include Wicked, Jersey Boys, Phantom of The Opera, 42nd Street just to name a few. Need to get away from the world? Go see a Broadway play! We sell Broadway show tickets to hard to find and sold out shows!

Big Apple = Big Dollars! Looking for a New York Job? Need more work? We have career listings for the New York area. Submit your resume with our online application system. Begin your search for a job in New York today! Look for New York Job postings on our Job Board. Visit metrony.4jobs.com

Read metrony.com’s listing of airports in serving the New York City area including LaGuardia, John F Kennedy (JFK Airport) or Newark International. Find addresses and directions to metropolitan New York airports. Fly into New York City via one of our major airports

Interested in pursuing higher education in New York City? New York offers studies in every discipline! With public schools such as The State University of New York (SUNY) to exclusive, private schools such as Fordham, there’s a school for everyone in New York. Read our guide to NY City Colleges. We list colleges in all 5 boroughs: Manhattan, Queens, Staten Island, Brooklyn and The Bronx.

Looking for a suggestion on where to dine tonight in New York City? Find a restaurant for every occasion. Read our guide to restaurants in NY and find a great place to eat in The Big Apple. We have restaurants listed for every section of the city. Every listing includes map of the neighborhood. Something smells good! Dine at a NYC restaurant tonight!

Everyone in New York knows the Tribeca Film Festival but there are several great movie houses, screening rooms, cinemas and other film industry related events and venues in New York City. You can have a private screening of a first run film. New York is one of the film industry’s major markets. Don’t miss the Tribeca Drive-In as well movies on Chelsea Pier. Go to a movie and have fun in New York!

Our New York City Government Offices page lists important contact information for public buildings and offices in New York City. We list the New York Mayors Office, NYPD as well as New York City Department of Cultural Affairs.

Attention gym rats! Don’t let your New York office job cause you to get out of shape! Need to find a gym, spa or health club in your neighborhood? Like to run, bike or skate in Central Park? From the Upper East Side to Battery Park, we have a guide to help you find your next workout in New York!

Looking for a New York Club tonight? Use our Guide to Music and Nightclubs NY to have a fun night out in The Big Apple! We also sell tickets and have information on all live music venues in New York. We list nightclubs in all 5 New York boroughs: Manhattan, Queens, Staten Island, Brooklyn and The Bronx.

Here is a list of our favorite shopping in New York. There’s no end to stores - explore fashionable 5th to trendy SoHo! Find fashionable shopping in New York City. We have lists of clothing stores, toy stores and boutiques in every part of Manhattan. Find information on famous FAO Schwartz and Macy’s Herald Square stores.

Get local TV Station listings for the New York City Service Area. In Manhattan you can see all the television you want with our New York Station Guide.

metrony.com has New York Tourism Information. We sell tickets to events in New York, Tours, Broadway Shows, and Concerts. We have Event tickets for all NY shows and venues. Find a New York City Tour and see the most famous skyline in the world.

Need to get across New York fast? Read our guide to traveling the NYC Subway System. We have information on the MTA, the Long Island Railroad (LIRR), NJ transit and more! New York has the most extensive subway system in the world.

Celebrate New Years Eve in Times Square. Every year, up to one million people gather in Times Square to watch the Times Square New Years Ball-Drop. Don’t miss the New Year’s Eve countdown!