Boroughs, districts, and neighborhoods define the city.The borough of Manhattan, a 10-mile-long, 2-mile-wide island, is the financial, commercial, and entertainment core.Much of Lower Manhattan consists of narrow, haphazard streets, dating back to the city’s earliest days as a Dutch colony.With the exception of older areas, such as Greenwich Village, the rest of the city follows an orderly grid pattern of avenues and streets laid out in 1811.The Woodbridge Library has an extensive collection of Internet subscription databases available for public use at the library.
The Woodbridge Library meets both your information and leisure needs with over 460,000 volumes, circulating and reference.
(Broadway, another exception, moves at a gentle diagonal across the city.) Filling out the island are distinct districts. Midtown is the commercial center, with corporate headquarters, various media businesses, and world-class shopping along Fifth Avenue.
Large skyscrapers dominate Lower Manhattan, then retreat as does hard bedrock to build on in those areas, then reemerges in Midtown.
You'll find all these and more in our book collection.
All agencies have extensive DVD/Video collections of both current and classic feature films, while the Main Library also circulates educational videos, compact discs, language tapes and recorded books on tape and CD.