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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)

Overview[change source]

Much of this page is written as if

  1. Manhattan and Manhattan Island were synonymous, and
  2. 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)