New York Manhattan City Streets Push Pin Map Wall Art

$39.00

Map of Manhattan, Manhattan Street Map

Celebrate your love of NYC with our beautiful and accurate push pin map!

Known for being the cultural, financial, media, and entertainment capital of the world, Manhattan is celebrated for both its history and opportunity. Bring the “Big Apple” to life with our highly-detailed Map of Manhattan. Choose between various frames, styles, and custom titles. The impressive details of roads, trails, railways, rivers, and more will give you a new perspective of your favorite city.

How are City Maps created?

At GeoJango, we are experts in GIS mapping and developing products of the highest quality display. Each of our five unique styles is designed by programming thousands of layers within each map. Each map art print is created using open street maps, a comprehensive world-wide database of roads, streets, and other features. In turn, our maps are the most accurate, high-quality, and stylish on the market.

Choose Your Style:  

Our City Maps come in 5 styles: Toner, Pencil, Night, Retro, and Ganymede.

Toner - This map is our classic black and white style. It is crisp, clean, and the perfect addition to any space.

Pencil - Our etched, pencil design is one of our top-sellers. The beautiful ocean pattern and neutral color palette complement any of your favorite cities.  

Night - This style showcases the nightlife of your favorite city. The variation of grey tones will complement any home.

Retro - This option will add the perfect pop of color to any space. The retro map view makes water features, parks, and roadways pop.  

Ganymede - Named after Jupiter’s largest moon, this style is bound to make a statement in any spot. The muted blue and teal tones give this map a unique look that showcases the different streets, topography, and more.

Customize Your Map:

Make the map genuinely unique to you by creating a custom title and subtitle. Be creative and write why Manhattan is unique to you.

A Perfect Gift for: New Yorkers. big-city dreamers, history lovers, avid travelers, and geography enthusiasts. This is ideal for a graduation, wedding, house-warming or move-in gift for everyone!

Applications: This is the perfect addition as hospitality wall art for hotels, vacation rentals, local businesses, and more! Decorate your office, home, apartment, or vacation home with the city you live in, one you’ve traveled to, or as inspiration for your next adventure.

Construction: Our Framed City Maps are printed on high-quality Photo Satin Paper and can be used with push pins. We mount the map on a high-quality pin board using heavy machinery for a bound that will last.

Quality Product Guarantee:

We stand behind our work and guarantee the highest level of quality and construction. Contact us if you have any problems with your map, and we’ll coordinate to ensure you are happy with the order.

History of the City

The history of Manhattan, the most densely populated borough of New York City, is a compelling narrative of growth, transformation, and urban development. From its indigenous roots to its pivotal role in shaping modern America, Manhattan's history is a tapestry of cultural diversity, economic innovation, and architectural brilliance.

Indigenous Inhabitants: Before European contact, Manhattan was inhabited by indigenous peoples, primarily the Lenape tribe, who called the island "Mannahatta." They lived in small communities, fished in the surrounding waters, and utilized the island's natural resources.

Dutch Settlement: In 1626, Manhattan became part of the Dutch colony of New Netherland when the Dutch West India Company purchased the island from the Lenape for goods valued at 60 guilders. They established the settlement of New Amsterdam, which served as a trading post and quickly grew in importance as a commercial hub.

English Conquest: In 1664, during the Second Anglo-Dutch War, the English captured New Amsterdam and renamed it New York in honor of the Duke of York, who later became King James II of England. The English colonial period brought significant changes to Manhattan, including the construction of a fortification known as Fort Amsterdam.

18th Century Growth: Throughout the 18th century, Manhattan continued to grow and develop. It was a center of trade, with bustling markets, wharves, and warehouses along the waterfront. The city's population was diverse, with a significant number of enslaved Africans and a growing European immigrant population.

American Revolution: During the American Revolution, Manhattan was a focal point of conflict between British and American forces. In 1783, the British evacuated the city, marking the end of their occupation. George Washington famously triumphantly marched into the city, and a statue of him stands at the southern tip of Manhattan in what is now known as Union Square.

19th Century Expansion: The 19th century witnessed a period of tremendous growth for Manhattan. The construction of the Erie Canal in 1825 connected New York City to the Great Lakes and the Midwest, making it a critical trade gateway. The grid street plan, known as the Commissioners' Plan of 1811, laid out the foundation for Manhattan's iconic street grid.

Immigration and Cultural Flourishing: Throughout the 19th and early 20th centuries, waves of immigrants from Europe and other parts of the world settled in Manhattan, bringing diverse cultures and traditions. Neighborhoods like Chinatown, Little Italy, and the Lower East Side became thriving ethnic enclaves. The Harlem Renaissance in the early 20th century saw a flourishing of African American culture, music, and literature.

Skyscrapers and the Modern City: The late 19th and early 20th centuries also saw the construction of iconic skyscrapers like the Flatiron Building and the Woolworth Building. Manhattan's skyline continued to evolve with landmarks such as the Empire State Building and the Chrysler Building. The city's role as a global financial center solidified with the establishment of Wall Street as the heart of the financial district.

Contemporary Manhattan: Today, Manhattan is a dynamic, densely populated urban center known for its cultural vibrancy, economic importance, and architectural landmarks like One World Trade Center. It is home to world-renowned institutions such as the Metropolitan Museum of Art, Carnegie Hall, and the United Nations headquarters.

Manhattan's history reflects the spirit of innovation, diversity, and ambition that has characterized the United States. It remains a symbol of the American Dream, attracting people from all over the world with the promise of opportunity and progress. From its indigenous origins to its current status as an international metropolis, Manhattan continues to shape the future of not only New York City but also the entire nation.