MaNo (Manhattan North) is a sparsely used neighborhood nickname that appeared in 2008. A slightly more popular neighborhood nickname arising at about the same time for the same area is
NoMa (Northern Manhattan).
Neighborhood Nicknames That Should Not Exist
Friday, January 11, 2008, by Joey
(Real estate ad for “MANO—Manhattan North”—ed.)
Just when we were getting the hang of wah-high.
El Diario La Prensa NY (September 6, 2008)
Disappearing NY icons
In our city, silly neighborhood abbreviations regularly crop up. NoHa for North Harlem and MaNo for “Manhattan North,” are examples; for Spanish Harlem it’s SpaHa. This real estate tactic creates the impression of something fresh —as if what was there to begin with had little appeal.