The area from the Chelsea Piers to the East River just South of Stuyvesant Town is quite possibly Manhattan at its widest, but there is one spot, 88th Street, that I believe, no, I am quite certain, is a few hundred feet wider.
Feb 14 2008, 12:02 AM
If one includes the length of the piers, 14th Street may be wider.
But, one can not traverse Manhattan in a straight line above 59th Street until one reaches 97 Street. Central Park does a great job of dividing the City.