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justina bandol
Posted: Saturday, November 3, 2018 7:48:18 AM
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Dear friends,

what would be, geographically speaking, the „crown of Manhattan”?

Thank you.
thar
Posted: Saturday, November 3, 2018 10:08:38 AM

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I think this needs more context - whether it is architecture or culture, or something else - a pool hall, a restaurant - whatever it is that is the best.

In terms of features, you normally talk about the 'jewel in the crown' whereas in landscape the crown is the highest part of a hill - but since the highest ground in Manhattan is a long ridge, it can't be physical, so it has to be cultural.

What someone might consider the bling would be a personal choice and depend on context, unless it is a particular idiom. That in itself would depend on the speaker and date!
justina bandol
Posted: Saturday, November 3, 2018 10:20:01 AM
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Well, the only context I have is:

He „owned the West Side, from the crown of the Island down to the docks”.
thar
Posted: Saturday, November 3, 2018 10:21:51 AM

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Ah, in that case, I suppose it could be physical topography - from the top of the ridge down to the river.
ie only that narrow part of the island along the docks.

Really need a local to check if that is reasonable, though.
There is a Crown Heights area, but I think that is Brooklyn. Think

The crown of the Island does sound more physical, whereas the crown of Manhattan made me think along the lines of places within the borough, the district.

justina bandol
Posted: Saturday, November 3, 2018 10:26:07 AM
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Thanks a lot!
Jyrkkä Jätkä
Posted: Friday, November 9, 2018 5:00:03 AM

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Crown Building in Manhattan:




Crown of Manhattan cocktail:




In the beginning there was nothing, which exploded.
justina bandol
Posted: Saturday, November 10, 2018 3:32:18 AM
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Great!
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