Manhattan. Let's not go mental here... Let's be real about this. One tiny island has had a century-long reign as center of the universe. Human minds weren't built to accurately rate such a place. No, that would be London. Or even Mecca for some.... Only trailer trash straight out from Bumblefuck, KS, gaze up at Manhattan and think it's the center of the universe. The overwhelming, vast, 99% of Manhattan is a stinking, filthy, piece of shit. The nice parts are kept well out of sight and access to the overwhelming majority that live there.