19th century[change source]
The term Gilded Age refers only to after 1865; perhaps 19th century should be split into pre-Civil War and post-Civil War/Gilded Age sections. Especially since there's some fascinating information about New York/Manhattan's role in enabling slavery. Same with the American Revolution section; most of the 18th century was not encompassed by the American Revolution. Just a thought Purplebackpack89 20:49, 16 January 2011 (UTC)
- Alright, you can fix it. I don't OWN the article so feel free to change it, especially since history is not my strong point. Any help is welcome! --j e r s e y♥ 21:34, 16 January 2011 (UTC)
Much of this page is written as if
- Manhattan and Manhattan Island were synonymous, and
- What is true of Manhattan is true of the city as a whole.
I can hardly say how wrong this is. Of the five boroughs, Manhattan stands out as being the most different. For a start, like the centre of London, it has a huge day-time commuter population which live elsewhere in the boroughs. Then its industries (financial, high-end consumerism and tourism) are also very different. Facts, sources, accuracy! Macdonald-ross (talk) 08:52, 19 December 2014 (UTC)