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Midtown Manhattan, looking north from the Empire State Building, 2005

New York City (officially named the City of New York) is the most populous city in the state of New York and the entire United States. It is at the center of international finance, politics, communications, music, fashion, and culture. New York City is among the world's most important global cities, as it is home to a nearly unrivaled collection of world-class museums, galleries, performance venues, media outlets, corporations, and the hundreds of international consulates associated with the United Nations, which has its headquarters in the city. Midtown Manhattan, looking north from the Empire State Building, 2005 File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ... Midtown Manhattan, looking north from the Empire State Building, 2005 File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ... View of Midtown from Empire State Building. ... The Empire State Building lit up for Christmas (More images of the building) The Empire State Building The Empire State Building, a 102-story Art Deco building in New York City, was designed by Shreve, Lamb & Harmon Associates and built in 1930. ... State nickname: Empire State Other U.S. States Capital Albany Largest city New York Governor George Pataki Official languages None Area 141,205 km² (27th)  - Land 122,409 km²  - Water 18,795 km² (13. ... A world city, or a world-class city, is a city with a set of somewhat subjective traits which often include the following: International familiarity (or first-name familiarity – one would say Paris, not Paris, France). Active influence and participation in international events and world affairs (for example, New York... The term Consulate can refer to: the office or the period in office of a consul a diplomatic consulate the French Consulate which governed between 1799 and 1804 a brand of menthol cigarettes Consulate This is a disambiguation page — a navigational aid which lists other pages that might otherwise share... The United Nations, or UN, is an international organization made up of 191 states established in 1945. ...


New York City has a population of over 8 million people contained within 309 square miles (800 km²), including immigrants from over 180 countries who help make it one of the most cosmopolitan cities on earth. Many people from all over the United States are also attracted to New York City for its culture, energy, cosmopolitanism, and by their own hope of making it big in the "Big Apple". The Big Apple - Manhattan viewed from the World Trade Center The Big Apple is a nickname or alternate toponym for New York City. ...


New York City is comprised of five boroughs: Brooklyn, the Bronx, Manhattan, Queens, and Staten Island, each of which could be a major city in its own right. The city is at the heart of the New York Metropolitan Area, which, with over 22 million people, is one of the largest urban conglomerations in the world, and is the epicenter of both the Tri-State area and the BosWash megalopolis. For other meanings, see Brooklyn (disambiguation). ... The Bronx is one of the five boroughs of New York City in the United States. ... For other uses, see Manhattan (disambiguation). ... Queens is geographically the largest of the five boroughs of New York City in the United States, and the most ethnically diverse county in the U.S. It is coterminous with Queens County in the State of New York and is located on western Long Island. ... For other uses, see Staten Island (disambiguation) Staten Island, shown in an enhanced satellite image Staten Island is one of the five boroughs of New York City, located on an island of the same name on the west side of the Narrows at the entrance of New York Harbor. ... The metropolitan area of New York City, also called Greater New York or Greater New York City encompasses the New York--Northern New Jersey--Long Island, NY--NJ--CT--PA Consolidated Metropolitan Statistical Area (CMSA). ... The epicenter or epicentre (ancient Greek: επίκεντρον) is the point on the Earths surface that is directly above or below the center of a localized explosive event or point of seismic energy release. ... The Tri-State Region or Tri-State Area is a colloquialism used by residents in and around a region in the United States where three states meet. ... The BosWash or Bosnywash megalopolis is the name for a group of metropolitan areas in the northeastern United States, extending from Boston to Washington and linked by economics, transport, and communications. ...


New York City serves as an enormous engine for the global economy, and is home to more Fortune 500 companies than anywhere else in the country. Its estimated gross metropolitan product of US$488.8 billion in 2003 was the largest of any city in the United States and the sixth largest if compared to any U.S. State. If it were a nation, the city would have the 16th highest gross domestic product in the world, exceeding that of Russia ($433 billion). The Fortune 500 is a ranking of the top 500 United States corporations as measured by gross revenue. ... 2003 is a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar, and also: The International Year of Freshwater The European Disability Year Events January January 1 - Luíz Inácio Lula Da Silva becomes the 37th President of Brazil. ... In economics, the gross domestic product (GDP) is a measure of the amount of the economic production of a particular territory in financial capital terms during a specific time period. ... The Russian Federation (Russian: Росси́йская Федера́ция, transliteration: Rossiyskaya Federatsiya or Rossijskaja Federacija), or Russia (Russian: Росси́я, transliteration: Rossiya or Rossija), is a country that stretches over a vast expanse of eastern Europe and northern Asia. ...

City of New York, New York
City flag City seal
City nickname: "The Big Apple"

Location in the state of New York
Counties
(Boroughs)
Bronx (The Bronx)
New York (Manhattan)
Queens (Queens)
Kings (Brooklyn)
Richmond (Staten Island)
Mayor Michael Bloomberg
Area
 - Land
 - Water
1,214.4 km²
800.31 km²
414.09 km²
Population
 - Total (2005)
 - Density
21,766,731 (metropolitan area)
8,158,000 (city proper)
10,292/km²
Time zone
 - summer (DST)
EST (UTC−5)
EDT (UTC−4)
Latitude
Longitude
40°47' N
73°58' W
Official website: City of New York (http://www.nyc.gov)
Contents

8.1 Immigration and international flavor
8.2 Commuter culture
8.3 Current issues
New York city flag, image made by Joe McMillan and found at http://fotw. ... New York City Seal, image made by Dov Gutterman, and posted at http://fotw. ... French Tricolore flag A flag is a piece of cloth flown from a pole or mast, usually intended for signaling or identification. ... Seal as impression A seal is an impression, usually in wax or embossed on the paper itself, or other item attached to a legal instrument used to authenticate it in place of, or in addition to, a signature. ... A nickname is a short, clever, cute, derogatory, or otherwise substitute name for a person or things real name (for example, Nick is short for Nicholas). ... The Big Apple - Manhattan viewed from the World Trade Center The Big Apple is a nickname or alternate toponym for New York City. ... Above photo of New York State. ... State nickname: Empire State Other U.S. States Capital Albany Largest city New York Governor George Pataki Official languages None Area 141,205 km² (27th)  - Land 122,409 km²  - Water 18,795 km² (13. ... The definitions of the political subdivisions of New York State differ from those in certain other countries or even various other U.S. states, leading to misunderstandings regarding the governmental nature of an area. ... The definitions of the political subdivisions of New York State differ from those in certain other countries or even various other U.S. states, leading to misunderstandings regarding the governmental nature of an area. ... The Bronx is one of the five boroughs of New York City in the United States. ... For other uses, see Manhattan (disambiguation). ... Queens is geographically the largest of the five boroughs of New York City in the United States, and the most ethnically diverse county in the U.S. It is coterminous with Queens County in the State of New York and is located on western Long Island. ... For other meanings, see Brooklyn (disambiguation). ... For other uses, see Staten Island (disambiguation) Staten Island, shown in an enhanced satellite image Staten Island is one of the five boroughs of New York City, located on an island of the same name on the west side of the Narrows at the entrance of New York Harbor. ... A mayor (Latin maīor better) is the politician who serves as chief executive official of some types of municipalities. ... Michael Bloomberg Michael Rubens Mike Bloomberg (born February 14, 1942) is a businessman and mayor of New York City. ... This article explains the meaning of area as a physical quantity. ... To help compare orders of magnitude of different geographical regions, we list here areas between 1,000 km² and 10,000 km². See also areas of other orders of magnitude. ... Square kilometre ( U.S. spelling: Square kilometer), symbol km², is an SI unit of surface area. ... Square kilometre ( U.S. spelling: Square kilometer), symbol km², is an SI unit of surface area. ... In the most common sense of the word, a population is the collection of people—or organisms of a particular species—living in a given geographic area. ... 2005 is a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Population density can be used as a measurement of any tangible item. ... This page lists the 101 largest metropolitan areas of the world by population. ... Square kilometre (US spelling: Square kilometer), symbol km², is an SI unit of surface area. ... -1... Daylight saving time (also called DST, or Summer Time) is the portion of the year in which a regions local time is advanced by (usually) one hour from its standard official time. ... The Eastern Standard Time Zone is a geographic region that keeps time by subtracting five hours from Coordinated Universal Time (UTC). ... UTC also stands for the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga Coordinated Universal Time or UTC, also sometimes referred to as Zulu time, is an atomic realization of Universal Time or Greenwich mean time, the astronomical basis for civil time. ... Eastern Daylight Time or EDT is equal to Eastern Standard Time + 1, or UTC - 4. ... UTC also stands for the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga Coordinated Universal Time or UTC, also sometimes referred to as Zulu time, is an atomic realization of Universal Time or Greenwich mean time, the astronomical basis for civil time. ... Latitude, denoted φ, gives the location of a place on Earth north or south of the Equator. ... Map of Earth showing curved lines of longitude Longitude, sometimes denoted λ, describes the location of a place on Earth east or west of a north-south line called the Prime Meridian. ...

History of New York City

Main article: History of New York City

Long before the arrival of European settlers, the New York City area was inhabited by the Lenape people, including such tribes as the Manahattoes, Canarsies and Raritan; Lenape in canoes met Giovanni da Verrazzano, the first European explorer to enter New York Harbor, in 1524. Following the 1609 voyage of Henry Hudson, European settlement began with the founding of the fortified Dutch fur trading settlement of New Amsterdam (Nieuw Amsterdam) in the New Netherland colony on the southern tip of Manhattan in 1626. In that year, Peter Minuit established a long tradition of shrewd real estate investing when he purchased Manhattan Island and Staten Island from Algonquin tribesmen in exchange for trade goods (legend, now long disproved, has it that the island was purchased for $24 worth of glass beads). Minuit's settlement was also a haven for Huguenots seeking religious freedom. This article documents the history of New York City part of present day New York State. ... The Lenape or Lenni-Lenape (later named Delaware Indians by Europeans) were, in the 1600s, loosely organized bands of Native American people practicing small-scale agriculture to augment a largely mobile hunter-gatherer society in the region around the Delaware River, the lower Hudson River, and western Long Island Sound. ... The Raritan people were a tribe of Lenape Indians who inhabited the areas around the present Raritan Bay in northern New Jersey and Staten Island, New York. ... Canoe at El Nido, Philippines A canoe is a relatively small human-powered boat. ... Giovanni da Verrazano (his last name is also spelled Verrazzano) was born, on his familys castle, Castello Verrazzano, near Val di Greve, 30 miles south of Florence. ... New York Harbor is a geographic term that refers collectively to the bays and tidal estuaries near the mouth of the Hudson and adjacent rivers in the vicinity of New York City. ... Events March 1, 1524/5 - Giovanni da Verrazano lands near Cape Fear (approx. ... Events April 4 – King of Spain signs an edit of expulsion of all moriscos from Spain April 9 – Spain recognizes Dutch independence May 23 - Official ratification of the Second Charter of Virginia. ... . - Thomas A. Janvier, biographer of Henry Hudson. ... This article is about the Dutch United Provinces. ... The fur trade was a huge part in the early economic development of North America. ... This article is about the settlement in present-day New York City. ... New Netherland (Dutch Nieuw-Nederland, Latin: Nova Belgica) was the territory claimed by the Netherlands on the eastern coast of North America in the 17th century. ... Events September 30 - Nurhaci , chieftain of the Jurchens and founder of the Qing Dynasty dies and is succeeded by his son Hong Taiji. ... Peter Minuit (1580 - 1638), born in Wesel, Duchy of Cleves (present-day Germany), was the Director General of the Dutch colony of New Netherland from 1626 until 1633. ... This article is about the large number of peoples speaking Algonquian languages. ... In the 16th and 17th centuries, the name of Huguenots came to apply to members of the Protestant Reformed Church of France. ...


In 1664, English ships captured the city without struggle, and the Dutch formally ceded it to the English in the Treaty of Breda at the conclusion of the Second Anglo-Dutch War in 1667. The city was renamed New York, after James, Duke of York, and became a royal colony in 1685 when James succeeded his brother as King of England. Events March 12 - New Jersey becomes a colony of Britain. ... Royal motto: Dieu et mon droit (French: God and my right) Englands location within the UK Official language English de facto Capital London de facto Largest city London Area  - Total Ranked 1st UK 130,395 km² Population  - Total (2001)  - Density Ranked 1st UK 49,138,831 377/km² Religion... The Treaty should not be confused with Charles IIs Declaration of Breda, 1660. ... The Royal Prince and other vessels at the Four Days Fight, 11–14 June 1666 by Abraham Storck depicts a battle of the Second Anglo-Dutch War. ... Events January 20 - Poland cedes Kyiv, Smolensk, and eastern Ukraine to Russia in the Treaty of Andrusovo that put a final end to the Deluge, and Poland lost its status as a Central European power. ... James VII and II King of England, Scotland and Ireland James II of England and VII of Scotland (14 October 1633–16 September 1701) became King of England, Scotland and Ireland from 6 February 1685. ... Events February 6 - James Stuart, Duke of York becomes King James II of England and Ireland and King James VII of Scotland. ... Charles II King of England, Scotland and Ireland Charles II (29 May 1630–6 February 1685) was the King of England, Scotland and Ireland from 30 January 1649 (de jure) or 29 May 1660 (de facto) until his death. ...


New York was greatly damaged by fire during the Battle of Brooklyn at the start of the American Revolutionary War, and was occupied by the British until November 25, 1783. On this date, marked annually thereafter as "Evacuation Day," George Washington returned to the city and the last British forces left the United States. On April 30, 1789 Washington was inaugurated as the first President of the United States at Federal Hall on Wall Street. The Continental Congress under the Articles of Confederation met there, and New York City remained the capital of the US until 1790.
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New York City and the East River, 1848
A worker helps raise the Empire State Building 25 floors higher than the Chrysler Building (seen to the right), completed just one year before, 1930

During the 19th century, the city was transformed by immigration, a visionary development proposal called the Commissioners' Plan of 1811, which expanded the city street grid to encompass all of Manhattan, and the opening of the Erie Canal, which connected the Atlantic port to the vast agricultural markets of the Mid-western United States and Canada in 1819. By 1835, New York City overtook Philadelphia as the largest city in the United States. Local politics became dominated by Tammany Hall, a Democratic Party political machine. New York City as seen from Williamsburg, 1848. ... New York City as seen from Williamsburg, 1848. ... This entry is about the East River in New York City. ... 1848 is a leap year starting on Saturday (link will take you to calendar). ... Alternate Photograph: image:Empire_state_by_hine. ... Alternate Photograph: image:Empire_state_by_hine. ... The Empire State Building lit up for Christmas (More images of the building) The Empire State Building The Empire State Building, a 102-story Art Deco building in New York City, was designed by Shreve, Lamb & Harmon Associates and built in 1930. ... Chrysler Building Completed in 1930, the Chrysler Building is a distinctive symbol of New York City, standing 1046 feet (319 meters) high on the east side of Manhattan at the intersection of 42nd Street and Lexington Avenue. ... 1930 is a common year starting on Wednesday. ... This work is copyrighted. ... This work is copyrighted. ... The twin towers, photographed from the west The World Trade Center in New York City was a complex of seven buildings around a central plaza, near the south end of Manhattan in the downtown financial district. ... September 11 is the 254th day of the year (255th in leap years). ... 2001 is a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar. ... South Manhattan. ... South Manhattan. ... Lower Manhattan describes the southernmost part of the island of Manhattan, the main island and center of business and government of the City of New York. ... The Empire State Building lit up for Christmas (More images of the building) The Empire State Building The Empire State Building, a 102-story Art Deco building in New York City, was designed by Shreve, Lamb & Harmon Associates and built in 1930. ... 2005 is a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Alternative meaning: Nineteenth Century (periodical) (18th century — 19th century — 20th century — more centuries) As a means of recording the passage of time, the 19th century was that century which lasted from 1801-1900 in the sense of the Gregorian calendar. ... An 1807 version of the Commissioners Grid plan for Manhattan, a few years before it was adopted in 1811. ... The white section highlights the general area of the canal, with the actual canal shown in blue The Erie Canal (later replaced by the Barge Canal, and subsequently renamed to the Erie Canal) is a canal in New York State, United States, that runs from the Hudson River to Lake... Midwest States (United States of America, ND to OH) The Midwest is a common name for a region of the United States of America. ... Canada is a sovereign state in northern North America, the northern-most country in the world, and the second largest in total area. ... 1819 was a common year starting on Friday (see link for calendar). ... 1835 was a common year starting on Thursday (see link for calendar). ... This article refers to the largest city of Pennsylvania. ... The Tammany Hall on 14th Street, New York City Tammany Hall was the name given to the Democratic Party political machine that dominated New York City politics from the mayoral victory of Fernando Wood in 1854 through the election of Fiorello LaGuardia in 1934. ... This article is about the system of organization called a political machine. ...


During the American Civil War (18611865), the city's strong commercial ties to the South, its growing immigrant population, and anger about conscription led to divided sympathy for both the Union and Confederacy, culminating in the Draft Riots of 1863, the worst civil unrest in American history. After the Civil War, the rate of immigration from Europe grew steeply, and New York became the first stop for millions seeking a new and better life in the United States, a role acknowledged by the dedication of the Statue of Liberty in 1886. The American Civil War was fought in the United States from 1861 until 1865 between the United States – forces coming mostly from the 23 northern states of the Union – and the newly-formed Confederate States of America, which consisted of 11 southern states that had declared their secession. ... 1861 is a common year starting on Tuesday. ... 1865 is a common year starting on Sunday. ... The U.S. Southern states or The South, known during the American Civil War era as Dixie, is a distinctive region of the United States with its own unique historical perspective, customs, musical styles, and cuisine. ... Conscription is a general term for involuntary labor demanded by some established authority, e. ... National Motto Deo Vindice ( Latin: Under God our Vindicator) Official language English de facto nationwide Various European and Native American languages regionallyweeeeeeeeeeeeeeee Capital Montgomery, Alabama February 4, 1861– May 29, 1861 Richmond, Virginia May 29, 1861– April 9, 1865 Danville, Virginia April 3– April 10, 1865fo realllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllll Largest city New... The New York Draft Riots of 1863 initially represented protests in response to President Abraham Lincolns Enrollment Act of Conscription to draft men to fight in the ongoing Civil War. ... 1863 is a common year starting on Thursday. ... Immigration is the act of moving to or settling in another country or region, temporarily or permanently. ... World map showing location of Europe A satellite composite image of Europe Europe is geologically and geographically a peninsula, forming the westernmost part of Eurasia. ... Liberty Enlightening the World, commonly known as the Statue of Liberty, is a statue, given to the USA by France in the late 19th century, that stands at the mouth of the Hudson River in New York Harbor as a welcome to all: returning Americans, visitors, and immigrants alike. ... 1886 is a common year starting on Friday (click on link to calendar) Events January 18 _ Modern field hockey is born with the formation of The Hockey Association in England. ...


In two separate actions in 1874 and 1895, New York City (and New York County) annexed sections of southern Westchester County known as the Bronx. In 1898, New York City took the political form in which it exists to this day. Manhattan and the Bronx, though still one county, were established as two separate boroughs and joined together with three other boroughs created from parts of adjacent counties to form the new municipal government originally called "Greater New York". The Borough of Brooklyn incorporated the independent City of Brooklyn, recently joined to Manhattan by the Brooklyn Bridge, and several municipalities in eastern Kings County, New York; the Borough of Queens was created from western Queens County (with the remnant established as Nassau County in 1899); and The Borough of Staten Island contained all of Richmond County. All municipal (county, town and city) governments contained within the boroughs were abolished. In 1914, the New York State Legislature created Bronx county, making five counties coterminous with the five boroughs. Events January - April January 1 - New York City annexes The Bronx January 23 - Marriage of the Duke of Edinburgh, second son of Queen Victoria, to Grand Duchess Marie Alexandrovna of Russia, only daughter of Emperor Alexander III of Russia. ... 1895 was a common year starting on Tuesday (see link for calendar). ... Annexation is the legal merging of some territory into another body. ... Westchester County is a suburban county with about 940,000 residents located in the U.S. state of New York. ... The Bronx is one of the five boroughs of New York City in the United States. ... 1898 was a common year starting on Saturday (see link for calendar). ... A borough is a political division originally used in England. ... For other meanings, see Brooklyn (disambiguation). ... The Brooklyn Bridge (originally the New York and Brooklyn Bridge), one of the oldest suspension bridges in the United States, stretches 6016 feet (1834 m) over the East River from Manhattan to Brooklyn and was the first steel_wire suspension bridge in the world. ... For other meanings, see Brooklyn (disambiguation). ... Queens is geographically the largest of the five boroughs of New York City in the United States, and the most ethnically diverse county in the U.S. It is coterminous with Queens County in the State of New York and is located on western Long Island. ... There is also a Town of Nassau. ... 1899 was a common year starting on Sunday (see link for calendar). ... For other uses, see Staten Island (disambiguation) Staten Island, shown in an enhanced satellite image Staten Island is one of the five boroughs of New York City, located on an island of the same name on the west side of the Narrows at the entrance of New York Harbor. ... 1914 is a common year starting on Thursday. ...


On June 15, 1904 over 1,000 people, mostly German Immigrants, were killed when the steamship General Slocum caught fire and burned in the East River; and on March 25, 1911 the Triangle Factory Fire in Greenwich Village took the lives of 145 female garment workers, which would eventually lead to great advancements in the city's fire department, building codes, and workplace regulations. June 15 is the 166th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (167th in leap years), with 199 days remaining. ... 1904 is a leap year starting on a Friday (link will take you to calendar). ... Firefighters working to extinguish the General Slocum. ... This entry is about the East River in New York City. ... March 25 is the 84th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (85th in leap years). ... A database query syntax error has occurred. ... The Triangle Factory fire in New York City on March 25, 1911 was a major public-affairs crisis in the United States which led to improved working conditions for sweatshop workers as well as better fire inspections. ... Greenwich Village is a largely residential area on the west side of downtown (southern) Manhattan in New York City. ...


Throughout the first half of the 20th century, the city became a world center for industry, commerce, and communication. Interborough Rapid Transit (the first subway company) began operating in 1904, and the railroads operating out of Grand Central Station thrived. Despite the effects of the Great Depression, the 1930s saw the building of some of the world's tallest skyscrapers, including numerous Art-Deco masterpieces that are still part of the city's skyline today. Both before and after World War II, vast areas of the city were also reshaped by the rise of the bridges, parks and parkways of coordinator Robert Moses, the greatest proponent of automobile-centered modernist urbanism in America. (19th century - 20th century - 21st century - more centuries) Decades: 1900s 1910s 1920s 1930s 1940s 1950s 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s As a means of recording the passage of time, the 20th century was that century which lasted from 1901–2000 in the sense of the Gregorian calendar (1900–1999 in the... The Interborough Rapid Transit Company (IRT) was the operator of the original New York Subway line that opened in 1904 and additional rapid transit lines in the City of New York. ... 1904 is a leap year starting on a Friday (link will take you to calendar). ... The clock in the Main Concourse © 2004 Metropolitan Transportation Authority Grand Central Terminal (often still called Grand Central Station, although technically that is the name of the nearby post office) is a train station at 15 Vanderbilt Avenue in Midtown Manhattan, New York, a borough of New York City, located... The Great Depression was a global economic slump that began in 1929 and bottomed in 1933. ... Events and trends Technology Jet engine invented Science Nuclear fission discovered by Otto Hahn, Lise Meitner and Fritz Strassmann Pluto, the ninth planet from the Sun, is discovered by Clyde Tombaugh British biologist Arthur Tansley coins term ecosystem War, peace and politics Socialists proclaim The death of Capitalism Rise to... Asheville City Hall. ... Robert Moses (December 18, 1888–July 29, 1981) was the master builder of 20th century New York City and its suburbs. ...


A post-World War II economic and residential boom was associated with returning veterans and immigration from Europe, and huge tracts of new housing were constructed in eastern Queens. In 1951, the United Nations relocated from its first headquarters in Flushing Meadows Park, Queens, to the East Side of Manhattan. Like many US cities, New York suffered population decline, an erosion of its industrial base, and race riots in the 1960s, and by the 1970s, the city had gained a reputation for being a crime-ridden relic of history. In 1975, the city government was on the brink of financial collapse and had to restructure its debt through the Municipal Assistance Corporation, headed by Felix Rohatyn. The city was also forced to accept increased scrutiny of its finances by an agency of New York State called the Financial Control Board. Global Metrics Human security Major Armed Conflicts: Total Deaths in Battle: 700,000 people Violent Deaths caused by Government (Other than War): Violent Deaths caused by other humans: Juvenile Violent Crime: Political security Nations Holding Multi-party Elections: Percentage Living under a Fully Democratic System of Governance: Free Countries: Percentage... The United Nations, or UN, is an international organization made up of 191 states established in 1945. ... Flushing Meadows Park is located in northern Queens, New York at the intersection of the Long Island Expressway and the Grand Central Parkway. ... Centuries: 19th century - 20th century - 21st century Decades: 1900s 1910s 1920s 1930s 1940s 1950s - 1960s - 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s 2010s Years: 1960 1961 1962 1963 1964 1965 1966 1967 1968 1969 Events and trends The 1960s was a turbulent decade of change around the world. ... Events and trends Although in the United States and in many other Western societies the 1970s are often seen as a period of transition between the turbulent 1960s and the more conservative 1980s and 1990s, many of the trends that are associated widely with the Sixties, from the Sexual Revolution... 1975 was a common year starting on Wednesday (the link is to a full 1975 calendar). ... Felix G. Rohatyn (b. ... State nickname: Empire State Other U.S. States Capital Albany Largest city New York Governor George Pataki Official languages None Area 141,205 km² (27th)  - Land 122,409 km²  - Water 18,795 km² (13. ...


The 1980s saw a rebirth of Wall Street, and the city reclaimed its role at the center of the world-wide financial industry. In the 1990s, crime rates dropped drastically and the outflow of population turned around, as the city once again became the destination not only of immigrants from around the world, but of many U.S. citizens seeking to live a cosmopolitan lifestyle that only New York City can offer. In the late 1990s, the city benefitted disproportionately from the success of the financial services industry during the dot com boom, one of the factors in a decade of booming residential and commercial real estate value increases. Events and trends The 1980s marked an abrupt shift towards more conservative lifestyles after the momentous cultural revolutions which took place in the 1960s and 1970s and the definition of the AIDS virus in 1981. ... View up Wall Street from Pearl Street Wall Street is the name of a narrow thoroughfare in lower Manhattan running east from Broadway downhill to the East River. ... Events and trends Technology Explosive growth of the Internet; decrease in the cost of computers and other technology Reduction in size and cost of mobile phones leads to a massive surge in their popularity Year 2000 problem (commonly known as Y2K) Microsoft Windows operating system becomes virtually ubiquitous on IBM... Events and trends Technology Explosive growth of the Internet; decrease in the cost of computers and other technology Reduction in size and cost of mobile phones leads to a massive surge in their popularity Year 2000 problem (commonly known as Y2K) Microsoft Windows operating system becomes virtually ubiquitous on IBM... Dot-com (also dotcom or redundantly dot. ...


New York City was the site of the deadliest attack in national history on September 11, 2001 when nearly 3,000 people were killed by the terrorist strike on the World Trade Center, including New Yorkers employed in the buildings and hundreds of firemen, policemen, and rescue workers who came to their aid. Thick, acrid smoke continued to pour out of its ruins for months following the Twin Towers' fiery collapse. The city has since rebounded and the physical cleanup of Ground Zero was completed ahead of schedule. The Freedom Tower, intended to be the world's tallest skyscraper after its scheduled completion in 2009, is to be built on the site. The September 11, 2001 attacks were a series of coordinated terrorist attacks carried out in the United States on September 11, 2001. ... September 11 is the 254th day of the year (255th in leap years). ... 2001 is a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar. ... The twin towers, photographed from the west The World Trade Center in New York City was a complex of seven buildings around a central plaza, near the south end of Manhattan in the downtown financial district. ... The Fire Department, City of New York (FDNY) has the responsibility of protecting the New York Citys five boroughs from fires and fire hazards, as well as preventing disasters like The Station nightclub fire in nearby Rhode Island, and the trampling deaths at an overcrowded building in Chicago. ... Ground zero is the exact location on the ground marking the detonation point of any bomb; in the case of a bomb designed to explode in the air, it refers to the point on the ground directly below the bomb at the moment of detonation. ... For the tower in Miami, see Freedom Tower (Miami) Artists depiction of the proposed Freedom Tower amidst the New York skyline at night. ... Taipei 101, the worlds tallest skyscraper by roof height on high rise. ... 2009 is a common year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


Over the next ten years, the city expects a wave of public and private-sector building projects to reshape large sections of the city, and a residential construction boom has resulted in permits being issued for over 25,000 new residential units every year.


Boroughs and neighborhoods

Image of New York showing the five boroughs

Residents of the city often refer to the city itself as "the Five Boroughs," reserving the phrase "the City" for Manhattan, and referring to the other boroughs as "the Outer Boroughs." Those less familiar with the city often (incorrectly) think Manhattan is synonymous with New York City. Through the boroughs, there are hundreds of neighborhoods in the city, many with a definable history and character all their own. New York City, the Five Boroughs © 2004 Mathew Trump File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ... New York City, the Five Boroughs © 2004 Mathew Trump File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ... The Five Boroughs of New York City The Five Boroughs is a colloquialism often used by residents of New York City to unambiguously refer to the city itself, as opposed to any particular borough or to the greater metropolitan area. ... Neighbourhood is also a term in topology. ...


Manhattan (New York County, pop. 1,564,798) is the business center of the city, and the most superlatively urban. It is the most densely populated, and the home of most of the city's skyscrapers. List of Manhattan neighborhoods For other uses, see Manhattan (disambiguation). ... Taipei 101, the worlds tallest skyscraper by roof height on high rise. ... This is a complete list of neighborhoods in Manhattan, one of five boroughs of New York City, stated in geographic order, moving from south to north: Lower Manhattan Financial District Civic Center (formerly Five Points) Battery Park City (office, shopping, and housing development) Lower East Side Chinatown Little Italy NoLIta...


The Bronx (Bronx County, pop. 1,363,198) is known as the purported birthplace of hip hop culture, as well as being the home of the New York Yankees. It is the only part of the city on the mainland. List of Bronx neighborhoods The Bronx is one of the five boroughs of New York City in the United States. ... Hip hop is a cultural movement that began amongst urban African American youth in New York and has since spread around the world. ... The New York Yankees are a Major League baseball team based in The Bronx, New York City. ... This is a list of neighborhoods in the Bronx, one of five boroughs of New York City. ...


Brooklyn (Kings County, pop. 2,472,523) is the most populous borough, with a strong native identity. It ranges from a business district downtown to large residential tracts in the central and south-eastern areas. List of Brooklyn neighborhoods For other meanings, see Brooklyn (disambiguation). ... These are the neighborhoods of Brooklyn, one of five boroughs of New York City. ...


Queens (Queens County, pop. 2,225,486) is the most diverse county in the U.S., with more immigrants than anywhere else. Geographically it is the largest of the boroughs, and the legacy of its old constituent towns is still evident. List of Queens neighborhoods Queens is geographically the largest of the five boroughs of New York City in the United States, and the most ethnically diverse county in the U.S. It is coterminous with Queens County in the State of New York and is located on western Long Island. ... Immigration is the act of moving to or settling in another country or region, temporarily or permanently. ... This is a list of neighborhoods in Queens, one of five boroughs of New York City. ...


Staten Island (Richmond County, pop. 459,737) is somewhat isolated and the most suburban in character of the five boroughs, but has become gradually more integrated into city life in recent decades, particularly since the opening of the Verrazano Narrows Bridge in 1964, an event that bred controversy and even a recent attempt at secession. List of Staten Island neighborhoods For other uses, see Staten Island (disambiguation) Staten Island, shown in an enhanced satellite image Staten Island is one of the five boroughs of New York City, located on an island of the same name on the west side of the Narrows at the entrance of New York Harbor. ... Illustration of the backyards of a surburban neighbourhood Suburbs are inhabited districts located either on the outer rim of a city or outside the official limits of a city (the term varies from country to country), or the outer elements of a conurbation. ... The Verrazano Narrows Bridge and Staten Island, New York at dawn The Verrazano Narrows Bridge (often written as the Verrazano-Narrows Bridge) is a suspension bridge that connects the boroughs of Staten Island and Brooklyn in New York City at the Narrows, the reach connecting the relatively protected upper bay... 1964 was a leap year starting on Wednesday (link will take you to calendar). ... This is list of neighborhoods in Staten Island, one of five boroughs of New York City. ...


See also: Neighborhood rebranding in New York City Neighborhood rebranding in New York City has been a constant phenomenon for decades as real estate promoters, community groups and residents all sometimes rename communities to increase prestige and move away from an older negative reputation. ...


New York City government

Main Article: Government of New York City
New York's City Hall

New York City is governed pursuant to the New York City Charter, as amended. The charter is enacted and amended by the New York State legislature, and occasionally through referendum. Though subservient to the State of New York, the city enjoys a high degree of legislative and executive autonomy. Like most governmental entities in the United States, the city government is divided into executive, legislative and judicial branches. This article discusses the government of New York City. ... New Yorks City Hall File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ... New Yorks City Hall File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ... Alternate use, see charter airline or bare-boat charter. ... A referendum (plural: referendums or referenda) or plebiscite is a direct vote in which an entire electorate is asked to either accept or reject a particular proposal. ... Under the doctrine of the separation of powers, the executive is the branch of a government charged with implementing, or executing, the law. ... Chamber of the Estates-General, the Dutch legislature. ... The judiciary, also referred to as the judicature, consists of justices, judges and magistrates among other types of adjudicators. ...


The executive branch of New York City is headed by the Mayor, who is elected by direct popular vote. The mayor has executive authority over five divisions of city government as well as several independent government offices. The divisions, each comprising several city agencies and headed by an appointed Deputy Mayor, are: For a list of the Dutch Director-Generals who governed New Amsterdam (as New York City was called when it was a Dutch-run settlement) between 1624 and 1664, see: Director-General of New Netherland. ...


Legislative power in New York City is vested in a unicameral City Council, which contains 51 members, each representing a district of approximately 157,000 people. Council members are elected every four years, and the leader of the majority party is called the Speaker. Like most legislative bodies, the City Council is divided into committees which have oversight of various functions of the city government. Bills passed by a simple majority are sent to the mayor, who may sign it into law. If the mayor vetoes the bill, the Council has 30 days to override the veto by a two-thirds majority vote. Unicameralism is the practice of having only one legislative or parliamentary chamber. ...


Unlike the rest of New York State, New York City does not have typical county courts. Instead, there is a single Civil Court, with a presence in each borough and city-wide jurisdiction, and a Criminal Court for each New York City county which handles lesser criminal offenses and domestic violence cases, a responsibility shared with the Family Court. Unlike other counties in New York, judges for Family Courts in New York City are appointed for ten year terms by the mayor, instead of being elected. Domestic violence, by barest definition, is violence within a home. ...


Crime

Since 1991, New York City has seen a fifteen-year trend of decreasing crime and is now among the safest cities in America; many neighborhoods that were once considered dangerous are thriving with new businesses and housing, and many residents feel safe to walk the streets late at night. Violent crime in the city has dropped by 75% in the last twelve years and the murder rate in 2004 was at its lowest level in over forty years: there were 572 murders that year compared to 2,245 in 1990. Some feel that the implementation of COMPSTAT crime analysis by the New York Police Department in 1994 is responsible for the positive changes. New York City's crime rates vary by neighborhood and borough; Staten Island is the overall safest and Brooklyn and The Bronx have the highest crime rates. 1991 is a common year starting on Tuesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... 2004 is a leap year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... 1990 is a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar. ... COMPSTAT is a law enforcement strategy adopted by the New York Police Department in 1994, employing Geographic Information Systems to map crimes, identify hotspots and problems, and ultimately devise solutions. ... The New York City Police Department (NYPD) , the largest police department in the United States, has primary responsibility for law enforcement and investigation within the five boroughs of New York City. ...


New Yorkers are famous for doing things "bigger and better," and this sometimes applies to criminal activity: Organized crime has been associated with New York City since the early 20th Century, when legendary mobsters Arnold Rothstein, Meyer Lansky, and Lucky Luciano transformed it, although later decades are more famous for Mafia prosecutions (and prosecutors like Rudolph Giuliani) than for the influence of the Five Families. Organized crime is crime carried out systematically by formal criminal organizations. ... Organized crime is crime carried out systematically by formal criminal organizations. ... Arnold Rothstein (1882 - November 4, 1928) was a New York gambler widely reputed to have been behind the Black Sox scandal during the 1919 World Series. ... Meyer Lansky (born Majer Suchowliński, July 4, 1902 - January 15, 1983), was a gangster born in Grodno, then part of the Russian Empire but now in Belarus. ... Charles Luciano (11 November 1896- 26 January 1962), better known as Lucky Luciano, was a legendary mobster with a long criminal history. ... Rudolph William Louis Rudy Giuliani III, KBE (born May 28, 1944) served as the Mayor of New York City from January 1, 1994 through December 31, 2001. ... This article is about the organized crime groups. ...


Another notorious crime story is the serial killings by the "Son of Sam", who on July 29, 1976 began a series of attacks that terrorized the city for the next year. David Falco Berkowitz (born June 1, 1953), better known by his nickname Son of Sam, is an infamous 1970s New York City serial killer who killed six people and wounded several others. ... July 29 is the 210th day (211th in leap years) of the year in the Gregorian Calendar, with 155 days remaining. ... 1976 is a leap year starting on Thursday (link will take you to calendar). ...


For New York City crime Statistics see http://www.nyc.gov/html/nypd/html/pct/cspdf.html.


See also: Timeline of New York City crimes The following is a timeline of New York City crimes and disasters. ...


Geography and climate

Terra (satellite) view of New York City
Central Park in Manhattan looking south, February 2005, when the Christo installation The Gates was on display in the park (orange "gates" visible in photo)

New York City is sited among an archipelago of islands astride the Atlantic Ocean off the Eastern Seaboard of North America, surrounding the fine New York Harbor, which was the very reason for the city's founding. The city itself has been built on the three major islands of Manhattan, Staten Island, and on western Long Island (Brooklyn and Queens), as well as on the mainland in the Bronx. There are also some smaller islands in the surrounding waters. Download high resolution version (600x796, 163 KB)This false-color satellite image shows Greater New York City. ... Download high resolution version (600x796, 163 KB)This false-color satellite image shows Greater New York City. ... Terra (EOS AM-1) is a multi-national NASA scientific research satellite in orbit around the Earth. ... Download high resolution version (2035x1667, 1626 KB)Photo from a plane taken of Central Park, NYC by User:RoySmith, who has given permission to crop it and upload it. ... Download high resolution version (2035x1667, 1626 KB)Photo from a plane taken of Central Park, NYC by User:RoySmith, who has given permission to crop it and upload it. ... At Bethesda Terrace: formal stairs and a viewing platform for a naturalistic panorama beyond the Lake. ... Christo Yavasheff (born June 13, 1935) is an artist popularly known as Christo. ... A section of the Gates between the Great Lawn oval and the 86th Street Transverse (Feb. ... An archipelago is a landform which consists of a chain or cluster of islands. ... A small island in the Adriatic sea An island is any piece of land smaller than a continent and larger than a rock, that is completely surrounded by water. ... The Atlantic Ocean is Earths second-largest ocean, covering approximately one-fifth of its surface. ... Categories: US geography stubs ... World map showing location of North America A satellite composite image of North America North America is the third largest continent in area and in population after Eurasia and Africa. ... New York Harbor is a geographic term that refers collectively to the bays and tidal estuaries near the mouth of the Hudson and adjacent rivers in the vicinity of New York City. ... This article is about Long Island in New York State. ... This article is about the geomorphological/geopolitical term; Mainland is also a brand from Fonterra. ...


The Hudson River, sometimes known in the city as the North River, flows from the Hudson Valley into New York Bay, becoming a tidal estuary that separates the Bronx and Manhattan from New Jersey. The East River, really a tidal strait, stretches from the Long Island Sound to New York Bay, separating the Bronx and Manhattan from Long Island. Image of the Hudson River taken by NASA. View of the Hudson River in 1880s showing Jersey City View of the Hudson River from Battery Park, New York The Goldman Sachs Tower looms above the skyline of downtown Jersey City, New Jersey, overlooking the Hudson River. ... This article refers to the North River, the lower section of the Hudson. ... The Hudson Valley refers to the canyon of the Hudson River and its adjacent communities in New York State, generally from northern Westchester County northward to the city of Albany. ... New York Bay is the collective term for the marine areas surrounding the entrance of the Hudson River into the Atlantic Ocean. ... This article is about tides in the ocean. ... Estuaries and coastal waters are among the most productive ecosystems on Earth, providing numerous ecological, economic, cultural, and aesthetic benefits and services. ... State nickname: The Garden State Other U.S. States Capital Trenton Largest city Newark Governor Richard Codey Official languages None defined Area 22,608 km² (47th)  - Land 19,231 km²  - Water 3,378 km² (14. ... This entry is about the East River in New York City. ... Simplified diagram A strait is a narrow channel of water that connects two larger bodies of water, and thus lies between two land masses. ... Long Island Sound near Guilford, Connecticut Long Island Sound is an estuary of the Atlantic Ocean and various rivers in the United States. ...


Upper New York Bay is surrounded by Manhattan, Brooklyn, Staten Island, and the coast of New Jersey, and is connected by the Narrows between Brooklyn and Staten Island to Lower New York Bay, which is partially surrounded by Brooklyn, Staten Island, and the coast of New Jersey, and opens to the Atlantic Ocean. Upper New York Bay, sometimes called Upper New York Harbor or the Upper Bay, is the northern area of New York Harbor inside the Narrows. ... New York Harbor, as seen in a TERRA satellite image. ... Lower New York Bay is the section of New York Bay outside of the Narrows and open directly to the Atlantic Ocean. ...


The shape of the land has been altered substantially by human intervention, with considerable land reclamation along the waterfronts since Dutch times, most dramatically in Lower Manhattan, and continuing in modern developments like Battery Park City. Much of the natural variations in topography have been evened out, particularly in Manhattan. A number of smaller islands have been artificially enlarged, and the map of islands in Jamaica Bay has been completely transformed. Land reclamation is either of two distinct practices. ... Lower Manhattan describes the southernmost part of the island of Manhattan, the main island and center of business and government of the City of New York. ... Battery Park City is a 90 acre (0. ... Before Mexico City, Tenochtitlan was an artificial island of 250,000 (Dr Atl) Dejima, not allowed direct contact with nearby island that has been formed by human, rather than natural means. ... Jamaica Bay is a bay that lies in the shadow of New York Citys skyscrapers and is adjacent to one of the nations busiest airports. ...


New York has a humid continental climate, and being adjacent to water suffers less temperature fluctuation than inland areas. New York winters are typically cold, and sometimes feature snowstorms that can paralyze the city with over a foot (30 cm) of snow. Springs are mild, averaging in the 50s (degrees Fahrenheit, 10–15 degrees Celsius) in late March to the lower 80s °F (25–30 °C) in early June. Summers in New York are hot and humid, with temperatures commonly exceeding 90 °F (32 °C), although usually below 100 °F (38 °C). Autumns are comfortable in New York, however, the weather is notably unpredictable, with mild, almost snowless winters and chilly summers an occasional surprise, and huge snowstorms arriving as late as the second week in April. Travelers are advised to check forecasts and bring several layers of clothing in late fall and in the early spring months (e.g., November, March, April). The humid continental climate is found over large areas of land masses in the temperate regions of the mid latitudes where there is a zone of conflict between polar and tropical air masses. ...


According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 1,214.4 km² (468.9 mi²). 785.6 km² (303.3 mi²) of it is land and 428.8 km² (165.6 mi²) of it is water. The total area is 35.31% water. Although most of the city is adequately above sea level, parts of it could be threatened in the future if the current patterns of global warming continue. The United States Census Bureau (officially Bureau of the Census) is a part of the United States Department of Commerce. ... Square kilometre (US spelling: Square kilometer), symbol km², is an SI unit of surface area. ... This article is about the unit of measure. ...

See also: Geography of New York Harbor

This article provides an index of natural geographic features of the extended area of New York Harbor. ...

Demographics

A typically diverse group of New Yorkers on Fifth Avenue in Midtown Manhattan.
Main article: Demographics of New York City

As of the census2 of 2000, there are 8,008,278 people, 3,021,588 households, and 1,852,233 families residing in the city. The population density is 10,194.2/km² (26,402.9/mi²). There are 3,200,912 housing units at an average density of 4,074.6/km² (10,553.2/mi²). The racial makeup of the city is 44.66% White, 26.59% Black or African American, 0.52% Native American, 9.83% Asian, 0.07% Pacific Islander, 13.42% from other races, and 4.92% from two or more races. 26.98% of the population are Hispanic or Latino of any race. 35.9% of the population is foreign born (18.9% born in Latin America, 8.6% Asia, 7.0% Europe). Fifth Avenue in Midtown, New York City crowd, mid-December 2004. ... Fifth Avenue in Midtown, New York City crowd, mid-December 2004. ... Street sign at Fifth Avenue and East 57th street Fifth Avenue is a major thoroughfare in New York City. ... View of Midtown from Empire State Building. ... New York City is one of the most ethnically diverse cities in the world, and has a long history of absorbing immigrants from nations all over the globe. ... A census is the process of obtaining information about every member of a population (not necessarily a human population). ... Shortcut: {{GR|#}} {{Cite:GR|#}} The following is a list of sources used in the creation of Wikipedia articles on various geographic topics and locations, such as cities, counties, states, and countries. ... 2000 is a leap year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Population density can be used as a measurement of any tangible item. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The term Asian can refer to something or someone from Asia. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ...


New York City is also home to the nation's largest community of American Jews, with an estimate of 972,000 in 2002, and is the worldwide headquarters of the Hasidic Lubavitch sect and the Bobover and Satmar branches of Hasidism. History See main article: History of the Jews in the United States Though Jews arrived in the United States are early as the 17th century, Jewish immigration grew in the 19th century. ... Hasidic Judaism (Hebrew: Chasidut חסידות) is a Haredi Jewish religious movement. ... Chabad Lubavitch, also known as Lubavitch Chabad, is a large branch of Hasidic Judaism. ... Bobov is a Hasidic group within Judaism with its headquarters in the neighborhood of Borough Park in Brooklyn, New York. ... Satmar is the largest Hasidic group in existence today. ...


There are 3,021,588 households with a median income of $38,293; 29.7% contain children under the age of 18 and 37.2% are married couples living together. 19.1% have a single female householder, and 38.7% are non-families. 31.9% of all households are made up of individuals and 9.9% are single residents 65 years of age or older. The average household size is 2.59 and the average family size is 3.32. Marriage is a relationship that plays a key role in the definition of many families. ...


Per capita income is $22,402; men and women have a median income of $37,435 and $32,949 respectively. 21.2% of the population and 18.5% of families are below the poverty line, of whom 30.0% are under the age of 18 and 17.8% are 65 and older. The per capita income for an area may be defined as the total personal income in an area, divided by the number of people in that area. ... The poverty line is the level of income below which one cannot afford to purchase all the resources one requires to live. ...


In the city the population is spread out with 24.2% under the age of 18, 10.0% from 18 to 24, 32.9% from 25 to 44, 21.2% from 45 to 64, and 11.7% who are 65 years of age or older. The median age is 34 years. For every 100 females there are 90.0 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there are 85.9 males.


New York City's unemployment rate in March of 2005 was 5.2%, identical to the nationwide rate. Unemployment rates in the United States. ... 2005 is a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


Economy

Historically, the city developed because of New York Harbor, widely considered one of the finest natural ports in the world. The value of this port was greatly expanded upon in 1819 with the opening of the Erie Canal, which gave New York an enormous advantage over the competing ports of Boston and Philadelphia. The old port facility was at the South Street Seaport in Manhattan, but today there is only residual activity remaining at Red Hook in Brooklyn, and the Howland Hook Marine Terminal in Staten Island. Since the 1950s, most shipping activity in the area has shifted to Port Newark-Elizabeth Marine Terminal in New Jersey. But despite changes in international shipping, trade and the tertiary sector have always remained the real basis of New York's economy. Download high resolution version (586x798, 93 KB)Photograph taken by Colin Gregory Palmer of the New York Stock Exchange in New York City in 2003. ... Download high resolution version (586x798, 93 KB)Photograph taken by Colin Gregory Palmer of the New York Stock Exchange in New York City in 2003. ... New York Stock Exchange (June 2003) The New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) is one of the largest stock exchanges in the world. ... Categories: Stub | Commercial item transport and distribution | Transportation ... The white section highlights the general area of the canal, with the actual canal shown in blue The Erie Canal (later replaced by the Barge Canal, and subsequently renamed to the Erie Canal) is a canal in New York State, United States, that runs from the Hudson River to Lake... Alternative meanings: Boston (disambiguation) The 18th-century Old State House in Boston is surrounded by tall buildings of the 19th and 20th centuries. ... This article refers to the largest city of Pennsylvania. ... Categories: US geography stubs | New York City landmarks | Manhattan ... Red Hook is a neighborhood of the Borough of Brooklyn, New York. ... The Howland Hook Marine Terminal is a container port facility located in northwestern Staten Island in New York City. ... Events and trends Technology United States tests the first fusion bomb. ... Container port facilities at Port Newark-Elizabeth Marine Terminal, seen from Bayonne, New Jersey. ... State nickname: The Garden State Other U.S. States Capital Trenton Largest city Newark Governor Richard Codey Official languages None defined Area 22,608 km² (47th)  - Land 19,231 km²  - Water 3,378 km² (14. ... Wiktionary has a definition of: Trade Trade centers on the exchange of goods and/or services. ... The tertiary sector of industry, also called the service sector or the service industry, is one of the three main industrial categories of a developed economy, the others being the secondary industry (manufacturing and primary goods production such as agriculture), and primary industry (extraction such as mining and fishing). ...


Manufacturing first became a major economic base for New York City in the mid-nineteenth century with the advent of industrialization and the railroad. New York was formerly a national center for clothing manufacture, and some continues, sometimes in sweatshops. Like international shipping, though, manufacturing gradually declined in the late-twentieth century with rising land values. The city was also the first center of the American film industry, until it moved to Hollywood, California, and still has some television and movie production. (See also List of types of clothing) Humans often wear articles of clothing (also known as dress, garments or attire) on the body (for the alternative, see nudity). ... A sweatshop is a factory, where people work for a very small wage, producing products such as clothes, toys, shoes, and other consumer goods. ... The cinema of the United States, sometimes simply called—correctly or not—Hollywood, can perhaps be summed up by the title American film critic Pauline Kael gave a 1968 collection of her reviews: Kiss Kiss Bang Bang. ... For other uses, see Hollywood (disambiguation) Greetings from Hollywood Hollywood is a district of the City of Los Angeles, California, U.S.A., that runs from about Vermont Avenue on the east to just beyond Laurel Canyon Boulevard above Sunset and Crescent Heights Boulevards on the west; the north to...


Today, New York City is the chief center of finance in the world economy, with Wall Street in Lower Manhattan's Financial District. Financial markets based in the city include the New York Stock Exchange, NASDAQ, American Stock Exchange, New York Mercantile Exchange, and New York Board of Trade. Many corporations also have their headquarters in New York. Finance addresses the ways in which individuals, business entities and other organizations allocate and use monetary resources over time. ... The world economy can be represented various ways, and broken down in various ways. ... View up Wall Street from Pearl Street Wall Street is the name of a narrow thoroughfare in lower Manhattan running east from Broadway downhill to the East River. ... Lower Manhattan describes the southernmost part of the island of Manhattan, the main island and center of business and government of the City of New York. ... A view up Broad Street in the Financial District in Manhattan The Financial District is the neighborhood in New York City on the southernmost section of the island of Manhattan which comprises the offices and headquarters of many of the citys major financial institutions, including the New York Stock... The financial markets are markets which facilitate the raising of funds or the investment of assets, depending on viewpoint. ... New York Stock Exchange (June 2003) The New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) is one of the largest stock exchanges in the world. ... NASDAQ, originally an acronym for National Association of Securities Dealers Automated Quotations, is a stock exchange run by the National Association of Securities Dealers. ... The American Stock Exchange (AMEX) is a stock exchange operated by American Stock Exchange LLC, a subsidiary of the United States of America. ... The New York Mercantile Exchange (NYMEX) is the worlds largest physical commodity futures exchange located in New York City. ... The New York Board of Trade (NYBOT) is a physical commodity futures exchange located in New York, New York. ... This is a list of major corporations based in New York City. ...


New York is also the center of many of the service sector industries in the U.S., with more Fortune 500 companies headquartered in the city than anywhere else in the country (including companies as prominent and diverse as Altria Group, Time Warner, American International Group, Pfizer, and many others). The city is by far the most important center for American mass media, journalism and publishing. Manhattan's Madison Avenue is synonymous with the American advertising industry, while Seventh Avenue is nicknamed "fashion avenue" as it serves as an important center for the fashion industry. New York also has the most important scenes for art, music, and theater in the U.S., with an increasingly active artist's community. The city also has a large tourism industry. The tertiary sector of industry, also called the service sector or the service industry, is one of the three main industrial categories of a developed economy, the others being the secondary industry (manufacturing and primary goods production such as agriculture), and primary industry (extraction such as mining and fishing). ... The Fortune 500 is a ranking of the top 500 United States corporations as measured by gross revenue. ... Altria Group, Inc. ... Time Warner Inc. ... Aig may also refer to the abbreviation of the creationist organization Answers in Genesis American International Group, Inc. ... Pfizer, Incorporated (NYSE: PFE), is a global pharmaceutical company, with headquarters in New York City. ... For other uses of the word Media see media (disambiguation). ... Journalism is a discipline of collecting, verifying, reporting and analyzing information gathered regarding current events, including trends, issues and people. ... Publishing is the activity of putting information in the public arena. ... Madison Avenue is a north-south avenue in the borough of Manhattan in New York City which carries northbound one-way traffic. ... Generally speaking, advertising is the paid promotion of goods, services, companies and ideas by an identified sponsor. ... Seventh Avenue is an avenue on the West Side of the borough of Manhattan in New York City. ... A fashion consists of a current (constantly changing) trend, favoured for frivolous rather than practical, logical, or intellectual reasons. ... Although today the word art usually refers to the visual arts, the concept of what art is has continuously changed over centuries. ... This article needs cleanup. ... For other usages see Theatre (disambiguation) Theater (American English) or Theatre (British English and widespread usage among theatre professionals in the US) is that branch of the performing arts concerned with acting out stories in front of an audience using combinations of speech, gesture, music, dance, sound and spectacle — indeed... A tourist boat travels the River Seine in Paris, France Tourism can be defined as the act of travel for the purpose of recreation, and the provision of services for this act. ...

See also: List of major corporations based in New York City

This is a list of major corporations based in New York City. ...

Culture of New Yorkers

Main article: Culture of New York City
Manhattan's Lower East Side (2004)

New York City, sometimes called "The City That Never Sleeps," is famously fast-paced and active, and the American idiom "in a New York minute" means "immediately." The stereotypical "hard-boiled New Yorker" has a reputation as self-centered, rude, and impatient, and takes pride in the crowds, noise, and hardships of city life. New York City residents are called "New Yorkers," although this term may also refer to suburbanites, and there is some use of borough-specific identifications, such as Manhattanites, Bronxites, Brooklynites, Queensites and Staten Islanders. Residents of the metropolitan area generally refer to New York City (or sometimes just Manhattan) as "The City," or "New York," and the acronym "NYC", as opposed to just "NY", help to avoid confusing references to the State of New York and the City. Other nicknames attributed to New York City include "the Big Apple", "Gotham", "the Naked City", "the Capital of the World", and the slogan introduced in 2005 by Mayor Bloomberg in an effort to win a bid for the 2012 olympics, "the World's Second Home." Chinatown in Manhattan, 1995 The people of New York City, the New Yorkers, share a unique culture rooted in centuries of immigration and city life. ... I, Moncrief, took this picture of the corner of Orchard and Rivington Streets, Lower East Side, New York City, August 2004 This image has been released into the public domain by the copyright holder, its copyright has expired, or it is ineligible for copyright. ... I, Moncrief, took this picture of the corner of Orchard and Rivington Streets, Lower East Side, New York City, August 2004 This image has been released into the public domain by the copyright holder, its copyright has expired, or it is ineligible for copyright. ... Categories: Manhattan neighborhoods | Stub ... An idiom is an expression whose meaning is not compositional — that is, whose meaning does not follow from the meaning of the individual words of which it is composed. ... In modern usage, a stereotype is a simplified mental picture of an individual or group of people who share a certain characteristic (or stereotypical) qualities. ... Illustration of the backyards of a surburban neighbourhood Suburbs are inhabited districts located either on the outer rim of a city or outside the official limits of a city (the term varies from country to country), or the outer elements of a conurbation. ... The Bronx is one of the five boroughs of United States. ... For other meanings, see Brooklyn (disambiguation). ... State nickname: Empire State Other U.S. States Capital Albany Largest city New York Governor George Pataki Official languages None Area 141,205 km² (27th)  - Land 122,409 km²  - Water 18,795 km² (13. ... The Big Apple - Manhattan viewed from the World Trade Center The Big Apple is a nickname or alternate toponym for New York City. ... Gotham can refer to several things Gotham, Nottinghamshire is a village in Nottinghamshire, England, from which comes the tale of The Wise Men of Gotham Gotham is also a nickname for New York, New York, first used by Washington Irving in the Salmagundi Papers (1807) referencing The Wise Men of...


Immigration and international flavor

New York absorbs a greater diversity of immigrant groups than any other American city, and it absorbs a larger number of immigrants every day than all other U.S. cities except Los Angeles, giving New York an international flavor, and making it the archetype of the American ideal of a "nation of immigrants." The city government employs translators in 180 languages. This article is about the largest city in California. ...

The Statue of Liberty, icon of the city, rises from Liberty Island in Upper New York Bay in front of the Lower Manhattan skyline. The Statue of Liberty was from 1886 until the jet age often the first sight of the city for European immigrants to the United States.

The five boroughs are home to many distinct ethnic enclaves of Irish, Italians, Greeks, Chinese, Koreans, Puerto Ricans, Dominicans, Jamaicans, African-Americans, Iranians, Arabs, Jews, South Asians and many others, and there are also many multi-ethnic neighborhoods where people of different backgrounds coexist comfortably. Regardless of ethnic origin, all groups share a common identity as New Yorkers. Download high resolution version (1024x768, 567 KB)Originally uploaded by another user. ... Download high resolution version (1024x768, 567 KB)Originally uploaded by another user. ... Liberty Enlightening the World, commonly known as the Statue of Liberty, is a statue, given to the USA by France in the late 19th century, that stands at the mouth of the Hudson River in New York Harbor as a welcome to all: returning Americans, visitors, and immigrants alike. ... Liberty Island (DigitalGlobe photo) Liberty Island, formerly called Bedloes Island, is a small uninhabited island in Upper New York Bay in the United States, best known as the location of the Statue of Liberty. ... Upper New York Bay, sometimes called Upper New York Harbor or the Upper Bay, is the northern area of New York Harbor inside the Narrows. ... Lower Manhattan describes the southernmost part of the island of Manhattan, the main island and center of business and government of the City of New York. ... The Nissan Skyline is an intermediate-size automobile range sold in Japan and other countries. ... The United States of America has had a long history of immigration, from the first Spanish and English settlers to arrive on the shores of the what would become the United States to the waves of immigrants from Europe in the 19th century to immigration in the present day. ... The New Yorkistan cover of The New Yorker mocks urban Americas prosensity to huddle into cultural or ethnic enclaves—that said, many of New Yorks neighborhoods are amongst the most integrated in the world. ... A true colour image of Ireland, captured by a NASA satellite on January 4, 2003. ... The Italian Republic or Italy (Italian: Repubblica Italiana or Italia) is a country in southern Europe. ... The Greeks are the people who have populated Greece from the 17th century BCE until the present day. ... The Great Wall of China, stretching over 6,700 km, was erected beginning in the 3rd century BC to guard the north from raids by men on horses. ... Korea is a formerly unified country, situated on the Korean Peninsula in northern East Asia, bordering on China to the west and Russia to the north. ... Nuyorican is a blending of the phrases New York and Puerto Rican and refers to the members or culture of the Puerto Rican diaspora located in or around New York City, or of their descendants (especially those raised or still living in the New York area). ... The Dominican Republic is a Spanish-speaking representative democracy located on the eastern portion of the Caribbean island of Hispaniola, bordering Haiti. ... Jamaica is a country in the Caribbean Sea, located south of Cuba and to the west of Hispaniola, on which Haiti and the Dominican Republic are situated. ... This article is about the Harlem neighborhood in New York City. ... Iran (Persian: ایران) is a Middle Eastern country located in southwestern Asia. ... The Arab world The Arab world comprises twenty-two countries stretching from Morocco in the west to Oman in the east. ... For a discussion of Jews as an ethnicity or ethnic group see the article on Jew. ... Map of South Asia South Asia is a subregion of Asia comprising the modern states of Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Maldives, Nepal, Pakistan and Sri Lanka, . It covers about 4,480,000 km², or 10 percent of the continent, and is also known as the Indian subcontinent. ...


Some celebrated ethnic/racial neighborhoods include Harlem, Little Italy, Chinatown, Washington Heights, and the Lower East Side. This article is about the Harlem neighborhood in New York City. ... Mulberry Street looking north from Canal Street, Manhattan, New York City Little Italy is a neighborhood in southern Manhattan, New York City, once known for its population of Italian immigrants. ... The second-largest Chinatown in North America is in San Francisco, California, where signs, storefronts, proprietors, and even lamp posts bring the culture of China to the United States. ... Washington Heights, affectionately known as The Heights, is a New York City neighborhood. ... Categories: Manhattan neighborhoods | Stub ...


Commuter culture

Because of traffic congestion and the well-designed New York Subway, six in ten residents, including many middle class professionals, commute to work via public transportation, making the everyday lifestyle and "pedestrian culture" of New Yorkers substantially different from the "car culture" that dominates most American cities. This pattern is strongest in Manhattan, where subway service is better and traffic is worse than in the outer boroughs. Even the city's billionaire mayor, Michael Bloomberg, is a "straphanger," (subway commuter), and can be encountered on the train to City Hall each morning. South Ferry station 125th Street station The New York City Subway is a large rapid transit system in New York City, New York, United States. ... Michael Bloomberg Michael Rubens Mike Bloomberg (born February 14, 1942) is a businessman and mayor of New York City. ... Straphanger is a nickname for someone who is a standing subway or bus passenger who grips a hanging strap for support. ... Also City hall, the seat of municipal government. ...


The great majority of Manhattan residents live in apartments in what is usually seen as a very overpriced and difficult housing market, although there are immense neighborhoods of suburban-style homes in the outer boroughs. The median sale price of a Manhattan apartment in 2004 was $670,000 [1]  (http://citi-habitats.com/press/viewarticle.php?article_id=432), with prices in the outer boroughs lower but rising. Many residents rent apartments, and some areas are under rent control and rent stabilization laws. With space at a premium, lack of closet space is a common problem, and self-storage is a strong local industry. Rent Control refers to laws or ordinances that regulate how much a property can be rented for or how much rent can be increased at certain times, such as the renewal of a lease. ...


Current issues

Jackson Heights, Queens is among the world's most diverse communities.

No other American city has experienced the effects of gentrification to the same degree that New York City has. Beginning primarily in the 1990s, although in some cases earlier, neighborhoods that had been seen as less desirable or unsafe became entirely transformed by the arrival of young (generally white) professionals, often preceded by artists and “hipsters’. This process is exemplified by the cases of Williamsburg in Brooklyn and Manhattan's Lower East Side. Although gentrification generally has led to lower crime, more business activity, and higher land values, many of the native residents of these communities have been adversely affected by the skyrocketing housing costs associated with these rapid changes. Download high resolution version (1800x1200, 725 KB)74th Street in Jackson Heights, one of the neighborhoods many commercial areas. ... Download high resolution version (1800x1200, 725 KB)74th Street in Jackson Heights, one of the neighborhoods many commercial areas. ... Jackson Heights is a neighborhood in northern Queens, New York. ... Queens is geographically the largest of the five boroughs of New York City in the United States. ... This once impoverished part of Jersey Citys historic downtown is quickly becoming gentrified. ... Events and trends Technology Explosive growth of the Internet; decrease in the cost of computers and other technology Reduction in size and cost of mobile phones leads to a massive surge in their popularity Year 2000 problem (commonly known as Y2K) Microsoft Windows operating system becomes virtually ubiquitous on IBM... This article is about the district of Greater London. ... A hipster is a person who derives their identity largely through their association with a subculture which has been deemed hip, a word taken from African American Vernacular English (AAVE). ... The Williamsburg Bridge connects the neighborhood to Manhattan Williamsburg is a neighborhood in northern Brooklyn, New York City. ... Categories: Manhattan neighborhoods | Stub ...


After the September 11, 2001 attacks, pride in the city and the New York way of life increased for many, though others may have shown signs of paranoia. Nationally, Americans felt increased solidarity with New Yorkers. Today, there is a palpable sense of optimism in New York, fear of terrorism has lessened dramatically, and a massive confluence of transportation infrastructure projects promises to greatly expand the city's economic potential. Drastic reductions in crime have changed "the ungovernable city" of the past into a remarkably civilized place, and recent polls show that a vast majority of New Yorkers think the city "is moving in the right direction." The September 11, 2001 attacks were a series of coordinated terrorist attacks carried out in the United States on September 11, 2001. ...

See also: List of famous New Yorkers

This is a list of famous people from New York City. ...

Tourism and recreation

The Empire State Building, New York City's tallest building

Tourism is a major local industry, with hundreds of attractions. Many visitors make it a point to visit the Empire State Building, Times Square, Radio City Music Hall, the Statue of Liberty, Ellis Island, Wall Street, United Nations Headquarters, the American Museum of Natural History, St. Patrick's Cathedral and the Brooklyn Bridge, among other attractions. Download high resolution version (200x855, 31 KB)Empire State Building, New York City. ... Download high resolution version (200x855, 31 KB)Empire State Building, New York City. ... Times Square Times Square, named after the one-time headquarters of The New York Times, is a neighborhood in the borough of Manhattan, New York City, which centers on 42nd Street and Broadway. ... Radio City Music Hall is an entertainment venue located in New York Citys Rockefeller Center. ... Liberty Enlightening the World, commonly known as the Statue of Liberty, is a statue, given to the USA by France in the late 19th century, that stands at the mouth of the Hudson River in New York Harbor as a welcome to all: returning Americans, visitors, and immigrants alike. ... Ellis Island immigrants as depicted in a USPS stamp Ellis Island, in the joint jurisdiction of New Jersey and New York, is located in New York Harbor at the mouth of the Hudson River. ... View up Wall Street from Pearl Street Wall Street is the name of a narrow thoroughfare in lower Manhattan running east from Broadway downhill to the East River. ... United Nations headquarters, view from East River United Nations headquarters in New York City The United Nations headquarters is a distinctive complex in New York City that has served as the United Nationss headquarters since its completion in 1952. ... The American Museum of Natural History The American Museum of Natural History is a landmark of Manhattans Upper West Side in New York, at 79th Street and Central Park West. ... Several cathedrals are named after Saint Patrick. ... The Brooklyn Bridge (originally the New York and Brooklyn Bridge), one of the oldest suspension bridges in the United States, stretches 6016 feet (1834 m) over the East River from Manhattan to Brooklyn and was the first steel_wire suspension bridge in the world. ...


There are over 28,000 acres (113 km²) of parkland found throughout New York City, comprising over 1,700 separate parks and playgrounds. The best known of these is Central Park, which is one of the finest examples of landscape architecture in the world, as well as a major source of recreation for New Yorkers and tourists alike. Other major parks in the city include Riverside Park, Battery Park, Prospect Park, Flushing Meadow-Corona Park, and Forest Park. The city also has 578 miles of waterfront and over 14 miles of public beaches. At Bethesda Terrace: formal stairs and a viewing platform for a naturalistic panorama beyond the Lake. ... Landscape architecture is the art, planning, design, management, preservation and rehabilitation of the land and the design of large-scale man-made constructs. ... Riverside Park is a scenic waterfront park on the Upper West Side of Manhattan in New York City, consisting of a narrow four-mile strip of land between the Hudson River and the gently curving rise-and-fall of Riverside Drive. ... This is a disambiguation page — a navigational aid which lists other pages that might otherwise share the same title. ... Prospect Park is A park in Brooklyn, New York A neighborhood in Minneapolis, Minnesota A neighborhood in Prospect Park, New Jersey This is a disambiguation page — a navigational aid which lists other pages that might otherwise share the same title. ... Flushing Meadows Park is located in northern Queens, New York at the intersection of the Long Island Expressway and the Grand Central Parkway. ... Forest Park is the name of at least three towns, three parks, and a neighborhood in the United States: Forest Park, Georgia Forest Park, Illinois Forest Park, Ohio Forest Park in Saint Louis, Missouri Forest Park in Portland, Oregon Forest Park in Springfield, Massachusetts Forest Park is a neighborhod in...


Maritime attractions include the South Street Seaport, site of a historic port, and the Intrepid Sea-Air-Space Museum, housed in a World War II aircraft carrier docked on the Hudson River. Categories: US geography stubs | New York City landmarks | Manhattan ... The Intrepid Sea-Air-Space Museum is a museum in New York City consisting of the World War II aircraft carrier USS Intrepid, the submarine USS Growler, Pier 86 on the West Side of Manhattan, the destroyer USS Edson, and a barge containing a Concorde. ... An aircraft carrier is a warship whose main role is to deploy and recover aircraft. ... Image of the Hudson River taken by NASA. View of the Hudson River in 1880s showing Jersey City View of the Hudson River from Battery Park, New York The Goldman Sachs Tower looms above the skyline of downtown Jersey City, New Jersey, overlooking the Hudson River. ...


Shopping is popular with many visitors, with Fifth Avenue being a famous shopping corridor for luxury items. Macy's, the nation's largest department store, and the surrounding area of Herald Square are a major destination for more moderately-priced goods. In recent years 23rd Street has become a major location for "big-box" retailers. In southern Manhattan, Greenwich Village is home to hundreds of independent music and book stores. The "diamond district" (located on 47th Street between 5th and 6th Avenues) is the city's main location for jewelry shopping, and SoHo, formerly the center of the New York art scene, is now famous for high-priced clothing boutiques, and the art galleries are now concentrated in Chelsea. There are also large shopping districts found in Downtown Brooklyn and along Queens Boulevard in Queens. Street sign at Fifth Avenue and East 57th street Fifth Avenue is a major thoroughfare in New York City. ... Macys Department Store on Seventh Avenue in Manhattan Macys was founded in 1851 by Rowland Hussey Macy as a dry goods store in downtown Haverhill, Massachusetts. ... Categories: Stub | Manhattan ... Greenwich Village is a largely residential area on the west side of downtown (southern) Manhattan in New York City. ... The Diamond District is an area of New York City found along 47th Street (between 5th Avenue and Avenue of the Americas) in the neighborhood of Midtown in the borough of Manhattan. ... This article is about the district of Greater London. ... Chelsea can be: A neighbourhood in London, see: Chelsea, London A borough in London, see: Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea A neighborhood in New York City, see: Chelsea, Manhattan A town in Alabama, see: Chelsea, Alabama A town in Maine, see: Chelsea, Maine A city in Massachusetts, see: Chelsea... Skyline of Downtown Brooklyn seen from the East River Downtown Brooklyn is the third largest central business district in New York City (following Midtown Manhattan and Downtown Manhattan), and is located in the northwestern section of the borough of Brooklyn. ... Queens Boulevard is a major thoroughfare in the New York City borough of Queens. ...


The first Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade was held in New York on November 27, 1924. Since then this has been an annual event drawing tens of thousands of spectators and in later years millions of television viewers. Annually on New Year's Eve, hundreds of thousands of people congregate in Times Square to watch the ball drop as millions watch on television. The Macys Thanksgiving Day Parade, originally called the Macys Christmas Parade, is an annual parade sponsored by Macys Department Store. ... November 27 is the 331st day (332nd on leap years) of the year. ... 1924 was a leap year starting on Tuesday (link will take you to calendar). ... New Years Eve is a celebration held the day before New Years Day, on December 31, the final day of the year. ... New Years Eve is a celebration held the day before New Years Day, on December 31, the final day of the year. ...


The World Trade Center was an important tourist destination before the September 11, 2001 attacks, which devastated the city and its tourist industry. The city was nearly devoid of tourists for months, and it took two years for the numbers to fully rebound with fewer international, but more domestic visitors. Now the World Trade Center site has itself become an important place for visitors to see. The twin towers, photographed from the west The World Trade Center in New York City was a complex of seven buildings around a central plaza, near the south end of Manhattan in the downtown financial district. ... The September 11, 2001 attacks were a series of coordinated terrorist attacks carried out in the United States on September 11, 2001. ... The site before it was cleared. ...


Many tourists only think of "New York" in terms of Manhattan, but there are four boroughs more, which, if they can't compete in skyscrapers, still offer other kinds of attractions. Brooklyn's old Coney Island is still a center of seaside recreation, with its beach, boardwalk, and amusement parks. Many enjoy the spectacular views available from the deck of the Staten Island Ferry. The Bronx Zoo is world-famous, and the Bronx Bombers don't play in Manhattan. Flushing, Queens is home to the legacy of the 1964 New York World's Fair (including the Unisphere), the US Open in tennis and Shea Stadium. Image of Coney Island (middle left of picture) taken by NASA. The peninsula at right is Rockaway, Queens. ... Beach A beach or strand is a geological formation consisting of loose rock particles such as sand, shingle, or cobble along the shoreline of a body of water. ... Boardwalk: Ramsgate beach in winter A boardwalk is a place, most typically in beachfront communities, where a path for pedestrians and sometimes vehicles runs along a beach or overlooking and close to a beach. ... Six Flags New England, an amusement park in Springfield, Massachusetts. ... Lower Mahattan skyline from the deck of the Ferry, 2003 The Staten Island Ferry is a passenger ferry operated by the New York City Department of Transportation between Whitehall Street in Lower Manhattan near Battery Park and Saint George Ferry Terminal on Richmond Terrace in Staten Island near Richmond County... The Bronx Zoo is a world-famous zoo in the Bronx New York. ... The New York Yankees are a Major League baseball team based in The Bronx, New York City. ... Flushing is a section of the borough of Queens in New York City, New York. ... The Long Island Expressway and Grand Central Parkway meet at the fairgrounds. ... Unisphere is a 12-story high, spherical stainless steel representation of the Earth. ... The U.S. Open is the fourth and final event of the Grand Slam in tennis. ... Shea Stadium is a baseball stadium in Flushing, New York where the New York Mets play. ...


Cultural institutions

New York is a city of "great museums" with the Metropolitan Museum of Art's assemblage of historic art, the Museum of Modern Art and Guggenheim Museum's 's 20th century collection, and the American Museum of Natural History and its Hayden Planetarium focusing on the sciences. There are also many smaller specialty museums, from El Museo del Barrio with a focus on Latin American cultures to the Cooper-Hewitt National Museum of Design. A number of the city's museums are located along the Museum Mile section of Fifth Avenue. Download high resolution version (1024x768, 99 KB)Metropolitan Museum of Art, NYC (May, 2004) File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ... Download high resolution version (1024x768, 99 KB)Metropolitan Museum of Art, NYC (May, 2004) File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ... There is also the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA), located in Manhattan. ... There is also the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA), located in Manhattan. ... General Electric GE90-115B fanblade, on display at MOMA. The Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) is an art museum located in Midtown Manhattan in New York City. ... The Guggenheim Museum refers to any of several museums worldwide created and run by the Solomon R. Guggenheim Foundation. ... The American Museum of Natural History The American Museum of Natural History is a landmark of Manhattans Upper West Side in New York, at 79th Street and Central Park West. ... Hayden Planetarium is a public planetarium located on Central Park West, New York City, next to the famous American Museum of Natural History. ... Founded in 1969, El Museo del Barrio is located along Museum Mile in New York City ( USA), and is the only museum dedicated to the celebration of New Yorks Latin American and Caribbean cultures. ... The Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum is the only museum in the United States dedicated to contemporary design and design history. ... Museum Mile is the name for a section of Fifth Avenue, an avenue in Manhattan in the City of New York, running from 82nd to 105th streets on the Upper East Side in a neighborhood known as Carnegie Hill. ... Street sign at Fifth Avenue and East 57th street Fifth Avenue is a major thoroughfare in New York City. ...


In addition to these museums, the city is also home to a vast array of spaces for opera, symphony, and dance performances. The largest of these is Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts, which is actually a complex of buildings housing 12 separate companies, including the New York Philharmonic, the Metropolitan Opera, the New York City Opera, the New York City Ballet, and Jazz at Lincoln Center. Other notable performance halls include Carnegie Hall, Radio City Music Hall, and the Brooklyn Academy of Music. This article is about opera as an art form. ... A symphony is an extended piece of music for orchestra, especially one in the form of a sonata. ... A contemporary dancer rehearsing in a dance studio Dance generally refers to human movement either used as a form of expression or presented in a social, spiritual or performance setting. ... Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts is a 15 acre (61,000 m²) complex of buildings in New York City which serves as home for 12 arts companies. ... The New York Philharmonic is an American orchestra based in New York City. ... The Metropolitan Opera is located at Lincoln Center in New York, New York. ... The New York City Opera (NYCO) is New York Citys second opera company (after the Metropolitan Opera). ... The New York City Ballet is a ballet company founded in 1948 by choreographer George Balanchine and Lincoln Kirstein. ... Jazz at Lincoln Center is a new addition to the Lincoln Center performing arts complex, located at 60th Street and Broadway in New York City, slightly south of the main Lincoln Center campus and directly adjacent to Columbus Circle. ... Carnegie Hall is a concert venue in Manhattan, New York City. ... Radio City Music Hall is an entertainment venue located in New York Citys Rockefeller Center. ... Brooklyn Academy of Music ( pronounced BAM! in Emerilese) is located in Brooklyn, a borough of New York City, at 30 Lafayette Avenue near the Flatbush Avenue Station of the Long Island Rail Road and the Williamsburgh Savings Bank, the tallest building in Brooklyn. ...

See also: List of museums and cultural institutions in New York City

The Metropolitan Museum of Art American Folk Art Museum American Museum of the Moving Image American Museum of Natural History Hayden Planetarium (the Rose Center for Earth and Space) Brooklyn Academy of Music Brooklyn Botanic Gardens Brooklyn Museum Carnegie Hall Center for Architecture Cooper-Hewitt National Museum of Design The...

Media and entertainment

Because of its sheer size and cultural influence, New York City has been the subject of many different, and often contradictory, portrayals in mass media. From the sophisticated and worldly metropolis seen in many Woody Allen films, to the chaotic urban jungle depicted in such movies as Martin Scorsese's Taxi Driver, New York has served as the unwitting backdrop for virtually every conceivable viewpoint on big city life. New York’s portrayal on television is similarly varied, with a disproportionate number of crime dramas taking place in the city despite the fact that it is one of the safest cities in which to live in the United States. New York has also been the setting for countless works of literature, many of them produced by the city’s famously large population of writers (including Jonathan Franzen, Don Delillo, Thomas Pynchon, Susan Sontag, David Foster Wallace, and many others). Woody Allen (b. ... Martin Scorsese (born November 17, 1942 in Queens, New York, USA) is an American film director. ... Film poster for Taxi Driver Taxi Driver is a 1976 film written by Paul Schrader and directed by Martin Scorsese. ... Jonathan Franzen (born August 17, 1959) is a USA novelist and essayist. ... Don DeLillo (born November 20, 1936) is an American author best known for his novels, which paint detailed portraits of American life in the late 20th and early 21st centuries. ... Thomas Ruggles Pynchon, Jr. ... Susan Sontag Susan Sontag (January 16, 1933–December 28, 2004) was a well-known American essayist, novelist, left-leaning intellectual and controversial activist. ... David Foster Wallace (born February 21, 1962 in Ithaca, New York) is an American writer. ...

See also: List of books set in New York City

This is an extremely incomplete list of fiction books set in New York City. ...

Printed media

Although 98% of American cities have a single daily newspaper with declining readership, New York City boasts over forty daily newspapers in several different languages, including such national heavyweights as the Wall Street Journal (daily circulation of 2.1 million) and The New York Times (1.6 million), and America's oldest continuously-published newspaper, the New York Post, founded in 1801 by Alexander Hamilton. Even the distantly third most popular New York Daily News (786,000) has the seventh-largest circulation in the United States. [2]  (http://www.accessabc.com/reader/top100.htm) The Staten Island Advance is a daily paper serving Staten Island and started as the cornerstone of the giant media conglomerate Advance/Newhouse Group. There are seven daily newspapers published in Chinese and four in Spanish. Multiple daily papers are published in Greek, Polish, and Korean, and weekly newspapers cater to dozens of different ethnic communities, with ten separate newspapers focusing on the African-American community alone.[3]  (http://www.gothamgazette.com/commentary/80.scher.shtml) Ethnic variation is not the only measure of the diversity of New York City's newspapers, with editorial opinions running from left-leaning papers like the Village Voice to conservative publications such as the New York Sun. The tradition of a free press owes much to John Peter Zenger, a New York publisher who was acquitted in his 1735 landmark court case, setting the precedent that truth was a legitimate defense against accusations of libel. The Wall Street Journal is an influential international daily newspaper published in New York City, New York with an average daily circulation of 1,800,607 (2002). ... The New York Times is an internationally known daily newspaper published in New York City and distributed in the United States and many other nations worldwide. ... The first edition of The New York Post of July 6, 2004 incorrectly declared that U.S. presidential candidate John Kerry would choose U.S. Representative Dick Gephardt to be his vice-presidential running mate that day (in reality, Kerry chose John Edwards). ... A portrait of Alexander Hamilton by John Trumbull, 1792. ... New York Daily News Building, Raymond Hood, architct, rendering by Hugh Ferriss The New York Daily News is one of the largest newspapers in the United States with a circulation well over 700,000. ... The Staten Island Advance is a daily newspaper published in the borough of Staten Island in New York City. ... Advance Publications is owned by the descendants of Samuel I. Newhouse. ... Manhattans Chinatown in 1995, with 1 World Trade Center (the North Tower) in the background. ... This article is about the international language known as Spanish. ... The word Greek has a number of meanings relating to Greece, including: Architecture of Ancient Greece Art in Ancient Greece Greek alphabet Greek colonies Cuisine of Greece Greek salad Ethnic Greek Greco-Turkish relations Greece The Greek People Greek-Americans History of Greece History of Mycenaean Greece History of Ancient... Polish has two major meanings. ... Korean is: A person from or something related to Korea. ... The Village Voice is a New York City-based weekly newspaper featuring investigative articles, analysis of current affairs and culture, arts reviews and events listings for New York City. ... For the original newspaper of the same name, see New York Sun (historical) The modern New York Sun is a daily newspaper published at New York City which debuted April 16, 2002. ... Freedom of the press (or press freedom) is the guarantee by a government of free public speech often through a state constitution for its citizens, and associations of individuals extended to members of news gathering organizations, and their published reporting. ... John Peter Zenger (October 26, 1697–July 28, 1746) was an American printer, publisher, editor and journalist whose indictment, trial and acquittal on sedition and libel charges (against the then Governor William Cosby of the New York Colony) in 1734 was an important contributing factor to the development of the... In English and American law, and systems based on them, libel and slander are two forms of defamation (or defamation of character), which is the tort or delict of making a false statement of fact that injures someones reputation. ...


New York also contains the corporate headquarters of publishing conglomerates Conde Nast and The Hearst Corporation, and over 50,000 New Yorkers are employed in the newspaper and publishing industry. Cond Montrose Nast, born March 26, 1873 in New York City, United States, died there on September 19, 1942, was the founder of Cond Nast Publications, a major American magazine publisher. ... The Hearst Corporation is a large privately-held media conglomerate based in New York City. ...

The lights of Times Square
See also: List of New York City newspapers and magazines

Times Square at night, New York City Personal snapshot by Montréalais. ... Times Square at night, New York City Personal snapshot by Montréalais. ... Times Square Times Square, named after the one-time headquarters of The New York Times, is a neighborhood in the borough of Manhattan, New York City, which centers on 42nd Street and Broadway. ... This is a list of New York City newspapers and magazines. ...

Television and film

New York City is the home of the four major television networks, ABC, CBS, the Fox Network, and NBC, and while the local film industry is dwarfed by that of Hollywood, its billions of dollars in revenue make it the second largest in the nation.[4]  (http://www.nyc.gov/html/film/html/news/stats.shtml) The Kaufman-Astoria film studio in Queens dates back to the silent film era and was used by the Marx Brothers and W.C. Fields. More recently, Silvercup Studios produced the hit television shows Sex and the City and The Sopranos. MTV broadcasts programming from its sound stage overlooking Times Square, several blocks away from the theater housing The Late Show with David Letterman. Over a thousand people are involved with producing the various Law & Order television series. There is also a large movie-studio complex currently under construction on a 15 acre (61,000 m²) parcel of the Brooklyn Navy Yard called Steiner Studios, which will add over 270,000 square feet (25,000 m²) of new studio space to the city later this year. A television network is a distribution network for television content whereby a central operation provides programming for many television stations. ... 2002 identity of the ABC Circle logo, designed by Paul Rand in 1962. ... CBSs first color logo, which debuted in the fall of 1965. ... The Fox Broadcasting Company is a television network in the United States. ... The National Broadcasting Company or NBC is an American television broadcasting company based in New York Citys Rockefeller Center. ... For other uses, see Hollywood (disambiguation) Greetings from Hollywood Hollywood is a district of the City of Los Angeles, California, U.S.A., that runs from about Vermont Avenue on the east to just beyond Laurel Canyon Boulevard above Sunset and Crescent Heights Boulevards on the west; the north to... A silent film is a film which has no accompanying soundtrack. ... See Marx brothers (fencing) for the 16th century German brotherhood. ... W. C. Fields (January 29, 1880 - December 25, 1946) was an American comedian and actor. ... Sex and the City is an American cable television program based on the book of the same name. ... The Sopranos is a popular HBO drama created by David Chase. ... The MTV logotype, often used in different, less stylized, forms. ... The Late Show with David Letterman is an hour-long weeknight comedy and talk show broadcast by CBS from the Ed Sullivan Theater on Broadway in New York City. ... Law & Order is the longest-running primetime drama currently on American television (2004). ... The New York Naval Shipyard (NYNSY), also known as the Brooklyn Navy Yard , the New York Navy Yard and United States Navy Yard, New York, is located 1. ...


The City of New York also has an official television station, run by NYC Media Group. NYC Media Group is a newly formed entity responsible for managing and programming the City of New York’s media assets, as of 2004. ...

See also: List of New York City Television and Film studios, List of television shows set in New York City, List of movies set in New York City

ABC Studios (in Times Square) Times Square is home to many of the citys TV studios, as well as the heart of New Yorks theater district. ... This page provides a partial list of television shows set in New York City. ... The following is a partial list of movies set in New York City: 1920s For the Love of Mike (1927) The Cameraman (1928) 1930s Central Park (1932) Lawyer Man (1932) 42nd Street (1933) Hallelujah, Im a Bum (1933) Hold Your Man (1933) The House on 56th Street (1933) King...

Theater

Main article: Broadway theatre

New York City boasts a highly active and influential theater district, which is centered around Times Square in Manhattan. It serves both as the center of the American theater industry, and as a major attraction for visitors from around the world. The dozens of theaters in this district are responsible for tens of thousands of jobs, and help contribute billions of dollars every year to the city's economy. Along with those of London’s West End theater district, Broadway theaters are considered to be of the highest quality in the world. Despite the name, many "Broadway" theaters do not lie on Broadway the street, and the distinction with Off-Broadway and Off-Off-Broadway (which tend more toward experimental theater) is simply a reference to the seating capacity of the theater. Note on spelling: While most Americans use er (as per American spelling conventions), the majority of venues, performers and trade groups for live theatre use re. ... For other usages see Theatre (disambiguation) Theater (American English) or Theatre (British English and widespread usage among theatre professionals in the US) is that branch of the performing arts concerned with acting out stories in front of an audience using combinations of speech, gesture, music, dance, sound and spectacle — indeed... West End is the name of some places in the world, including: The West End of London, England West End Theatre, is where many of Londons major theatres are located and premier cinema screenings take place. ... A view of Broadway in 1909 Broadway, as the name implies, is a large, wide avenue in New York City, New York, and is one of the oldest main north-south thoroughfares in the city, dating back to the first Dutch New Amsterdam settlement. ... Off-Broadway refers to plays or musicals performed in New York City in smaller theatres than Broadway, but larger than Off-Off-Broadway, productions. ... Off-Off-Broadway refers to plays or musicals performed in New York City in smaller theatres than Broadway or still professional Off-Broadway productions. ... Experimental theatre is a general term for various movements in Western theatre that began in the 20th century as a reaction against the then-dominant conventions governing the writing and production of drama, and against naturalism in particular. ...


Music industry and music scene

With its connection to media and communications and its mix of cultures and immigrants, New York City has had a long history of association with American music. Famous large venues dating from the 1920s, such as Radio City Music Hall and Carnegie Hall have their smaller counterparts in the subsequent eras, from the Copacabana and The Bitter End to CBGB and Studio 54. Radio City Music Hall is an entertainment venue located in New York Citys Rockefeller Center. ... Carnegie Hall is a concert venue in Manhattan, New York City. ... Copacabana is a famous New York City nightclub. ... CBGB, also CBGBs or CBs is a legendary club in the Manhattan Bowery district of New York City, New York. ... Studio 54 was a legendary New York City disco located on West 54th St. ...


Modern composers such as native Aaron Copeland and George Gershwin were inspired by the City, at a time when New York based RCA was the nation's largest manufacturer of phonographs. The radio and musical stars of the Golden Age of Broadway gave way to the Brill Building's "Brill Sound." The Juillard School of Music trained New York Native Tito Puente, "El Rey de las timbales." The folk music scene in Greenwich Village nurtured the careers of Pete Seeger, Joan Baez, and Bob Dylan. Later, Bowery clubs such as CBGB helped spawn the American punk rock and New Wave Music movements, with The Ramones and The Talking Heads in the lead, while the height of the disco era saw throngs lined up outside the famed nightclub Studio 54. As if this weren't enough for one city to contribute to American music, modern New York is widely acknowledged as the birthplace of Hip hop. Aaron Copland (November 14, 1900 – December 2, 1990) was an American composer of modern tonal music as well as film music. ... George Gershwin photograph by Edward Steichen in 1927. ... RCA, formerly an initialism for the Radio Corporation of America, is now a trademark used by two companies for products descended from that common ancestor: Thomson Consumer Electronics, which manufactures RCA-branded televisions, DVD players, video cassette recorders, direct broadcast satellite decoders, camcorders, audio equipment, telephones, and related accessories; and... Edison cylinder phonograph from about 1899 The phonograph, or gramophone, was the most common device for playing recorded sound from the 1870s through the 1980s. ... A view of Broadway in 1909 Broadway, as the name implies, is a large, wide avenue in New York City, New York, and is one of the oldest main north-south thoroughfares in the city, dating back to the first Dutch New Amsterdam settlement. ... The Brill Building in the United States is located at 1619 Broadway, in New York City, New York. ... The Juilliard School is a performing arts conservatory in New York City, informally but definitively identified as simply Juilliard, and most famous for its musically-trained alumni. ... Tito Puente (April 20, 1923 - May 31, 2000) was an influential Latin jazz and salsa musician. ... Folk music, in the original sense of the term, is music by and of the people. ... Greenwich Village is a largely residential area on the west side of downtown (southern) Manhattan in New York City. ... Pete Seeger, 1944 Peter Seeger (born May 3, 1919), almost always known as Pete Seeger, is a folk singer, political activist and major contributor to folk and protest music in 1950s and 1960s. ... Joan Chandos Báez (born January 9, 1941 in Staten Island, New York) is an American folk singer and songwriter, known for her distinctive vocal style as well as her outspoken political views. ... Portrait photograph of Bob Dylan taken by Daniel Kramer Bob Dylan (born Robert Allen Zimmerman May 24, 1941, Duluth, Minnesota, USA) is widely regarded as one of Americas greatest popular songwriters. ... Categories: Stub | Streets in Manhattan ... CBGB, also CBGBs or CBs is a legendary club in the Manhattan Bowery district of New York City, New York. ... Punk rock is an anti-establishment music movement beginning around 1976 (although precursors can be found several years earlier), exemplified and popularised by The Ramones, the Sex Pistols, The Clash and The Damned. ... The New Wave is a movement in American, Australian and British popular music, in the late 1970s and early 1980s, growing out of the New York City musical scene centred around the club CBGB. The term itself is a source of much confusion. ... The Ramones were a hugely influential punk rock band formed in Forest Hills, Queens, New York in March 1974. ... Talking Heads is also the name for a collection of monologues by Alan Bennett. ... Studio 54 was a legendary New York City disco located on West 54th St. ... Hip hop is a cultural movement that began amongst urban African American youth in New York and has since spread around the world. ...


Professional sports

The House that Ruth Built
Yankee Stadium in the Bronx

Although in much of the rest of the country American football has become the most popular professional sport, in New York City baseball arguably still stirs the most passion and interest. A "Subway Series" between city teams is a time of great excitement, and any World Series championship by either the New York Yankees or the New York Mets is considered to be worthy of the highest celebration, including a ticker-tape parade for the victorious team. For most American baseball fans, the most intense rivalry is between the Yankees and the Boston Red Sox, but in the city the rivalry between the Yankees and the Mets is just as fierce. Outsiders are frequently unaware that few baseball fans in New York are fans of both teams at once. Yankee Stadium, Bronx, NY, 2000, by Rick Dikeman File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ... Yankee Stadium, Bronx, NY, 2000, by Rick Dikeman File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ... Ruth batting for the Yankees George Herman Ruth, (February 6, 1895 – August 16, 1948), better known as Babe Ruth and also commonly known by the nicknames The Bambino and The Sultan of Swat, was an American baseball player and United States national icon. ... Yankee Stadium is the home of the New York Yankees, a major league baseball team. ... United States simply as football, is a competitive team sport that is both fast-paced and strategic. ... A view of the playing field at Busch Stadium in Saint Louis, Missouri. ... A Subway Series is a series of Major League Baseball games played between teams based in New York City. ... In baseball, the World Series is the championship series of Major League Baseball in North America, played in October after the end of the regular season between the pennant winner of the American League and the pennant winner of the National League. ... The New York Yankees are a Major League baseball team based in The Bronx, New York City. ... The New York Mets are a Major League Baseball team based in the borough of Queens in New York City. ... Ticker-tape parade in New York City in honor of the Apollo 11 astronauts, August 1969 A ticker-tape parade is a parade event, held in a downtown urban setting, allowing the jettison of large amounts of shredded paper products from nearby office buildings onto the parade route, creating a... Boston Red Sox American League AAA Pawtucket Red Sox AA Portland Sea Dogs A Wilmington Blue Rocks Greenville Bombers Lowell Spinners R Gulf Coast Red Sox The Boston Red Sox are a Major League Baseball team located in Boston, Massachusetts. ...


The New York metropolitan area is the only one in the United States with more than one team in each of the four major sports, with nine such franchises. At Madison Square Garden, 'the world's most famous arena,' New Yorkers can see the New York Knicks play NBA basketball, the New York Rangers play hockey, or the New York Liberty of the WNBA. Both the New York Knicks and New York Rangers play at Madison Square Garden. It is not widely known outside the New York area that the current Madison Square Garden is actually the fourth separate building to use that name. New York's NFL teams, the New York Giants and New York Jets, play at Giants Stadium in New Jersey's Meadowlands. At the Continental Airlines Arena also in the meadowlands the New Jersey Nets play NBA basketball and the New Jersey Devils play NHL hockey. The metropolitan area of New York City, also called Greater New York or Greater New York City encompasses the New York--Northern New Jersey--Long Island, NY--NJ--CT--PA Consolidated Metropolitan Statistical Area (CMSA). ... In the United States, the four prominent major sports leagues are Major League Baseball (MLB), the National Football League (NFL), the National Basketball Association (NBA), and the National Hockey League (NHL). ... Madison Square Garden, often abbreviated as MSG, has been the name of four arenas in New York City, United States. ... The New York Knicks (or New York Knickerbockers) are a National Basketball Association team based in New York, New York. ... The National Basketball Association of the United States and Canada, commonly known as the NBA, is the premier professional basketball league in North America. ... The New York Rangers (NYR) are a National Hockey League team based in New York City. ... NHL can also be an abbreviation for National Historic Landmark or Non-Hodgkins lymphoma. ... The New York Liberty is a Womens National Basketball Association team. ... WNBA may also refer to WNBA-AM, a radio station in Illinois. ... Madison Square Garden, often abbreviated as MSG, has been the name of four arenas in New York City, United States. ... NFL logo For other uses of the abbreviation NFL, see NFL (disambiguation). ... The New York Giants are a National Football League team originating in New York City, but currently based in New Jersey. ... The New York Jets are a National Football League team that plays its home games in East Rutherford, New Jersey, but is based on Long Island. ... Giants Stadium Giants Stadium is the home stadium for the New York Giants and New York Jets NFL football teams, and the MetroStars of Major League Soccer. ... Continental Airlines Arena is a multi-purpose indoor arena in the Meadowlands Sports Complex in East Rutherford, New Jersey. ... The New Jersey Nets are a National Basketball Association team based in East Rutherford, New Jersey. ... The National Basketball Association of the United States and Canada, commonly known as the NBA, is the premier professional basketball league in North America. ... The New Jersey Devils are a National Hockey League team based in the Continental Airlines Arena of the Meadowlands Sports Complex in East Rutherford, New Jersey. ... NHL can also be an abbreviation for National Historic Landmark or Non-Hodgkins lymphoma. ...


New York City is also home to two minor league baseball teams that play in the short-season Class A New York - Penn League. The Brooklyn Cyclones are a New York Mets affiliate, and the Staten Island Yankees are affiliated with the New York Yankees. Part of the History of baseball series. ... The New York - Penn League is a minor league baseball league which operates in the northeastern United States. ... The Brooklyn Cyclones are a minor league baseball team, affiliated to the New York Mets. ... The Staten Island Yankees are a minor league baseball team, located in Staten Island, New York. ...


New York has also buried more sports history than most American cities ever experience: Ebbets Field, home of the Brooklyn Dodgers from 1913 until 1957, was torn down in 1960, and the Polo Grounds in northern Harlem, just across the river from the Bronx's Yankee Stadium, was the home of the New York Giants of Major League Baseball from 1911 to 1957 (and the first home of the New York Mets) before being demolished in 1964. Ebbets Field was a Major League Baseball stadium in the Flatbush section of Brooklyn, New York. ... For the 1930s NFL team, see Brooklyn Dodgers (football). ... 1913 is a common year starting on Wednesday. ... 1957 was a common year starting on Tuesday (link will take you to calendar). ... 1960 was a leap year starting on Friday (link will take you to calendar). ... The Polo Grounds was the name given to 4 different stadiums in New York City used by Major League Baseballs New York Giants from 1883 until 1957, and by the New York Mets in their first two seasons of 1962 and 1963. ... This article is about the Harlem neighborhood in New York City. ... Yankee Stadium is the home of the New York Yankees, a major league baseball team. ... San Francisco Giants AAA Fresno Grizzlies AA Norwich Navigators A San Jose Giants Augusta GreenJackets Salem-Keizer Volcanoes R Arizona Giants Edit this box The San Francisco Giants are a Major League Baseball team based in San Francisco, California. ... Major League Baseball (MLB) is the highest level of play in professional baseball in North America. ... A database query syntax error has occurred. ... 1957 was a common year starting on Tuesday (link will take you to calendar). ... 1964 was a leap year starting on Wednesday (link will take you to calendar). ...


Current sports issues include Bruce Ratner's proposal to move the New Jersey Nets to a new Brooklyn Nets Arena, and a proposal to build a West Side Stadium in Manhattan for the New York Jets in 2008. Both of these construction proposals have stirred considerable opposition, and may have an impact on the City's bid to host the 2012 Summer Olympics. The New Jersey Nets are a National Basketball Association team based in East Rutherford, New Jersey. ... The Brooklyn Nets Arena is a proposed sports arena, business and residential complex to be built on a platform over the Metropolitan Transportation Authority-owned Atlantic Yards at Atlantic Avenue in the New York City borough of Brooklyn as a new home for the New Jersey Nets, currently based at... The West Side Stadium (also known as the New York Sports and Convention Center) is a proposed football stadium (perhaps also serving other purposes) to be built on the West Side of Manhattan in New York City as a new home for the New York Jets, currently based at Giants... The New York Jets are a National Football League team that plays its home games in East Rutherford, New Jersey, but is based on Long Island. ... 2008 is a leap year starting on Tuesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Nine cities submitted bids for the 2012 Summer Olympics, and five have made it to the shortlist for hosting the Games of the XXX Olympiad. ...

See also: List of New York City sports teams

The professional teams using New York in their names are: New York Yankees, Major League Baseball, Yankee Stadium ( 1923-) New York Mets, Major League Baseball, Shea Stadium ( 1964-) New York Knicks, National Basketball Association, Madison Square Garden New York Rangers, National Hockey League, Madison Square Garden New York Islanders, National...

Transportation

Unlike most of America's car-oriented urban areas, public transportation is the common mode of travel for the majority of New York City residents. High parking fees, alternate side of the street parking rules and traffic jams discourage driving, and the New York Subway—fast, efficient, but not always clean—provides the best alternative. (Subways have much improved from the 1960s and 1970s, when their association with filth and criminality was a national joke.) There are also numerous bus routes in all five boroughs, and walking is often favored by locals as a practical and pleasant transportation method for trips of two or so miles or less. People living in the suburbs in eastern Long Island, New Jersey, Connecticut, Pennsylvania, and upstate New York either drive or use the city's far-reaching commuter railroad system to travel to the city. (See the "Mass transit" section below for more detailed information). The exterior of Grand Central Terminal, New York, NY, 1996, by Rick Dikeman File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ... The exterior of Grand Central Terminal, New York, NY, 1996, by Rick Dikeman File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ... For the film of this name, see 42nd Street (film). ... Interior of Grand Central Terminal, circa 1920 Grand Central Terminal (often still called Grand Central Station, although technically that is the name of the nearby post office) is a train station at 15 Vanderbilt Avenue in Midtown Manhattan, New York, a borough of New York City, located at 42nd Street... A taxi serving as a bus Public transport comprises all transport systems in which the passengers do not travel in their own vehicles. ... South Ferry station 125th Street station The New York City Subway is a large rapid transit system in New York City, New York, United States. ...


High tollway fees on bridges and underground tunnels help raise revenue and discourage too many commuters from using the crossings. New Yorkers who live in the city tend to take taxis, buses, subways, and elevated trains. Ferries are also a common mode of transporation between Manhattan and New Jersey, as well as other parts of New York City.


Four primary Interstate Highways enter the New York/New Jersey metropolitan area: I-78, I-80, I-87 and I-95. Interstate 287 serves as a partial beltway around the city, and there are numerous three-digit Interstates of I-78 and I-95. A strange fact is that none of I-78's spur routes actually intersect with it. The I-78 "child" that comes closest to intersecting with I-78 is I-478, the unsigned designation for the Brooklyn Battery Tunnel. I-278 is the best-known of I-78's "children"; it goes through all of the city's five boroughs (only entering Manhattan on the Triborough Bridge). I-78 ends at the foot of the Holland Tunnel in Manhattan; it was originally supposed to cross Manhattan into Brooklyn and Queens to JFK Airport, then curve north and end at I-95 via the Throgs Neck Bridge. Portions of this road were constructed, and are now NY 878 (sometimes labeled I-878) and I-295 (including its spur I-695); the latter was originally signed as I-78. The 1975 fiscal crisis prevented I-78 from being finished, as well as community opposition to the Lower Manhattan Expressway. A typical rural stretch of Interstate highway, with two lanes in each direction separated by a large grassy median, and with cross-traffic limited to overpasses and underpasses. ... Interstate 78 is an interstate highway in the eastern United States. ... Interstate 80 as seen from an overpass in Davis, California Interstate 80 is the second-longest interstate highway in the United States. ... Interstate 87 is a 346 mile (558 km) intrastate interstate highway located entirely within the state of New York. ... Interstate 95 or (I-95) is an interstate highway that runs 1907 miles (3070 kilometers) north and south along the eastern United States coast. ... Interstate 287 is a major highway in New Jersey and New York. ... A beltway (American English), ring road or orbital motorway (British English) is a circumferential highway found around many cities. ... Interstate 478 is an unsigned Interstate Highway in New York City. ... The Brooklyn-Battery Tunnel is a toll road in New York City which crosses under the East River at its mouth and connects the Boroughs of Brooklyn and Manhattan, passing under but providing no access to Governors Island. ... Interstate 278 is an Interstate Highway in the U.S. states of New Jersey and New York. ... Aerial view of the Triborough Bridge (left) and the Hell Gate Bridge (right) The Triborough Bridge is a complex of three bridges connecting the New York City boroughs of the Bronx, Manhattan, and Queens, using what were two islands, Wards Island and Randalls Island as intermediate right-of... The Holland Tunnel, originally known as the Hudson River Vehicular Tunnel or the Canal Street Tunnel, is one of two highway tunnels under the Hudson River connecting the island of Manhattan with New Jersey. ... John F. Kennedy International Airport (IATA Airport Code: JFK, ICAO Airport Code: KJFK) is the main international airport in New York City, and is one of the largest airports in the world. ... Aerial view of the Throgs Neck Bridge The Throgs Neck Bridge is a suspension bridge opened on January 11, 1961 that carries US Interstate 295 and connects the Throggs Neck section of the Bronx with the Bayside section of Queens. ... Interstate 878 is an unsigned route number for the Nassau Expressway in Queens, New York. ... Interstate 878 is an unsigned route number for the Nassau Expressway in Queens, New York. ... The 9. ... Interstate 695 is a short connector route in the Bronx between I-95 and I-295 towards Queens and Long Island. ... 1975 was a common year starting on Wednesday (the link is to a full 1975 calendar). ... The Lower Manhattan Expressway (also known as the Canal Street Expressway) was a controversial plan for an expressway through lower Manhattan conceptualized by master builder Robert Moses in the early 1960s. ...


Mass transit

Main article: Mass transit in New York City
A typical subway entrance in the financial district.

New York City boasts the most extensive network of public transportation in the United States. The world famous New York City Subway is operated by the Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA). It is the most extensive subway system in the world when measured by mileage of track (656 miles of mainline track), and the fifth largest when measured by annual ridership (1.4 billion passenger trips in 2004). The subway system connects all boroughs except Staten Island, which is served by the Staten Island Railway via the free Staten Island Ferry (which connects to numerous subway lines). The city is also served by the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey's PATH subway system, which connects the borough of Manhattan to New Jersey. In addition to these, city residents rely on hundreds of bus lines, both publicly and privately operated, which serve nearly all areas of the five boroughs. Because of the extensive mass transit system, many New Yorkers do not own cars or even driver's licenses. New York City boasts the most extensive network of public transportation in the United States. ... Download high resolution version (852x1136, 177 KB)Broad Street Station entrance opposite of the New York Stock Exchange at the corner of Wall Street. ... Download high resolution version (852x1136, 177 KB)Broad Street Station entrance opposite of the New York Stock Exchange at the corner of Wall Street. ... Lower Manhattan describes the southernmost part of the island of Manhattan, the main island and center of business and government of the City of New York. ... South Ferry station 125th Street station The New York City Subway is a large rapid transit system in New York City, New York, United States. ... The Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) is a public benefit corporation of the State of New York chartered by the New York State Legislature in 1965. ... This article describes subways as mass transit lines. ... 2004 is a leap year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Staten Island Railway (SIR) or Staten Island Rapid Transit (SIRT) is a rapid transit line operating in the Borough of Staten Island, New York City, USA. Officially the Staten Island Rapid Transit Operating Authority (SIRTOA), the SIR is a direct subsidiary of the Metropolitan Transportation Authority (New York) (MTA). ... Lower Mahattan skyline from the deck of the Ferry, 2003 The Staten Island Ferry is a passenger ferry operated by the New York City Department of Transportation between Whitehall Street in Lower Manhattan near Battery Park and Saint George Ferry Terminal on Richmond Terrace in Staten Island near Richmond County... The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey is a bi-state agency (operated pursuant to an interstate compact) that runs most of the regional transportation infrastructure including the bridges, tunnels, airports and seaports within the New York-New Jersey Port District. ... A drawing of the northern of the two underground junctions on the New Jersey side. ... State nickname: The Garden State Other U.S. States Capital Trenton Largest city Newark Governor Richard Codey Official languages None defined Area 22,608 km² (47th)  - Land 19,231 km²  - Water 3,378 km² (14. ...


Responsibility for providing public transportation falls to a variety of government agencies and private corporations. Amtrak provides long-distance rail service. Short-distance rail, primarily for commuters from the suburbs, is operated by New Jersey Transit, the MTA (serving Long Island, Connecticut and regions in New York north of the city as the Long Island Rail Road and Metro-North Railroad), and the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, which also operates regional bus terminals. Amtrak is the trademark name of an intercity passenger train system created on May 1, 1971 in the United States. ... New Jersey Transit Arrow III at West Windsor, NJ Hudson-Bergen Light Rail vehicle at 2nd Street station New Jersey Transit (NJ Transit) is a statewide public transportation system serving the U.S. state of New Jersey. ... The Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) is a public benefit corporation of the State of New York chartered by the New York State Legislature in 1965. ... The Long Island Rail Road or LIRR is a railroad that serves the length of Long Island, New York. ... Metro-North (officially MTA Metro-North Railroad) is a suburban commuter railroad running service from New York City to the northern suburbs in New York State and Connecticut. ... The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey is a bi-state agency (operated pursuant to an interstate compact) that runs most of the regional transportation infrastructure including the bridges, tunnels, airports and seaports within the New York-New Jersey Port District. ...


Airports

The Port Authority also owns and operates the four major airports in the New York City area, JFK International Airport in Jamaica, Newark Liberty International in Newark, New Jersey, La Guardia Airport in Flushing, and Teterboro Airport in Teterboro, New Jersey. JFK tends to handle international traffic, whereas La Guardia tends to handle shorter domestic flights, and Newark handles both international and domestic; Teterboro is New York's primary general aviation airport, handling heavy business jet traffic together with cargo and medevac flights and some light plane traffic. The first airport in the city was Floyd Bennett Field, now closed as an airport and today part of Gateway National Recreation Area. AirPort is a wireless networking protocol from Apple Computer designed for both Macintosh and PC computers. ... John F. Kennedy International Airport (IATA Airport Code: JFK, ICAO Airport Code: KJFK) is the main international airport in New York City, and is one of the largest airports in the world. ... Jamaica, now a neighborhood in Queens, New York City, was settled as a town by the English under Dutch rule in 1656 in New Netherland. ... Newark Liberty International Airport (IATA Airport Code EWR; ICAO Airport Code KEWR) is an international airport within the city limits of both Newark and Elizabeth, New Jersey, United States. ... Skyline of downtown Newark as seen from the Newark Bay Bridge. ... FAA diagram of LaGuardia Airport Fiorello La Guardia Airport is located in Flushing, a neighborhood within the New York City borough of Queens, New York near the Flushing Bay. ... Flushing is a section of the borough of Queens in New York City, New York. ... Teterboro Airport (IATA airport code TEB) is a public airport in Teterboro operated by the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey. ... Map highlighting Teterboros location within Bergen County. ... General aviation (GA) encompasses all aviation other than scheduled airline flights and military aviation. ... A Beech KingAir of the Australian Royal Flying Doctor Service. ... Floyd Bennett Field, New York Citys first municipal airport, is located in Brooklyn on Barren Island, near Gerritsen Beach. ... Gateway National Recreation Area is a 26,607 acre (105 km²) recreation area owned by the United States government in the New York City metropolitan area. ...


The Port Authority also operates the AirTrain service, a train which connects the JFK and Newark airports to local subway and heavy rail systems. AirTrain is the name given to the rail transportation systems connecting airports with cities in several places: AirTrain (Brisbane) - Brisbane, Australia AirTrain (JFK) - New York City AirTrain (Newark) - Newark, New Jersey AirTrain (SFO) - San Francisco This is a disambiguation page — a navigational aid which lists other pages that might otherwise...


While Teterboro is the primary general aviation airport for the New York area, there are several other airports located within a short distance of the city, including Republic Airport in Farmingdale, New York, Westchester County Airport in White Plains, New York, Essex County Airport in Caldwell, New Jersey, Lincoln Park Airport in Lincoln Park, New Jersey, and Morristown Municipal Airport in Morristown, New Jersey. Republic Airport ( ICAO airport code KFRG) is a major general aviation airport located in Farmingdale, New York. ... Farmingdale is a village located in Nassau County, New York. ... Westchester County Airport serves that suburban county, and to a degree New York City. ... White Plains is a city located in Westchester County, New York. ... Essex County Airport ( ICAO identifier KCDW) is located in Caldwell, New Jersey, west of New York City. ... Caldwell is a borough located in Essex County, New Jersey. ... Lincoln Park Airport ( FAA identifier N07) is a small general aviation airport in Lincoln Park, New Jersey, west of New York City. ... For other places named Lincoln Park, see Lincoln Park. ... Morristown Municipal Airport ( ICAO identifier KMMU) in Morristown, New Jersey is a general aviation airport located west of New York City. ... Morristown is a town located in Morris County, New Jersey. ...


Taxis

New York's famous Yellow Cabs.

Taxicabs are operated by private companies and licensed by the New York City Taxi & Limousine Commission. There are two officially recognized car services in the city. "Medallion taxis," the familiar yellow cabs, are legally permitted to pick up passengers hailing them on the street. The "medallion" consists of an actual medallion attached to the hood. Each medallion carries an alphanumeric code, which is also displayed prominently at several locations on (and in) the taxicab. The medallion must be purchased from the city at an infrequent auction, or from another medallion owner. The supply of medallions is strictly controlled to prevent a surplus of cabs, which means that medallions trade at a high price. These days most medallions (and most cabs) are owned by investment companies and are leased to drivers ("hacks"), sometimes at illegally high rates. Yellow cabs patrol most of Manhattan and may be hailed with a raised hand. Drivers are required to pick up the first or closest passenger they see, and may not refuse a fare anywhere within the five boroughs (although some drivers balk at this). As of March 2005, fares begin at $2.50 ($3.00 after 8 pm, and $3.50 during peak, weekday hours) and increase based on the distance traveled, and on time spent stopped or in slow traffic. New York Yellow Cabs File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ... New York Yellow Cabs File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ... Alternative meaning: taxicab geometry. ... Created in 1971, the New York City Taxi & Limousine Commission, serves as the regulatory agency for New York Citys medallion (yellow) taxicabs, for-hire vehicles (community-based liveries and black cars), commuter vans, paratransit vehicles (ambulettes) and certain luxury limousines. ... 2005 is a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


The T&LC also regulates and licenses "car services," which are legally permitted to pick up only those customers who have called the car service's dispatcher and requested a car. However, during down times many car service cars patrol the streets of the outer boroughs, picking up passengers who hail them. While this is technically illegal, it is tolerated by the T&LC and the police since the drivers of the yellow cabs prefer to cruise for fares in Manhattan, and there is a need for taxi service for residents of the outer boroughs that the "black cars" are willing to fulfil. Since these "black cars" operate outside the law, they are extremely vulnerable to crime, particularly armed robbery. A man emerges from car service outside the Staten Island Mall Car service is a term used in New York City and surrounding areas to refer to a type of vehicle-for-hire transportation. ...


Related to the "black cars" are the "dollar vans" that patrol regular routes in areas of the outer boroughs that are underserved by subways and official buses.


Ferries

Many private ferries are run by NY Waterway, which provides several lines across the Hudson River, New York Water Taxi, with lines connecting Brooklyn and Manhattan, and other operators. There is also the free Staten Island Ferry between Manhattan and Staten Island, operated by the New York City Department of Transportation. The Pride of Burgundy, a P&O Ferries car ferry on the Dover-Calais route A ferry is a boat or a ship carrying passengers, and possibly their vehicles, on a relatively short-distance, regularly-scheduled service. ... NY Waterway is a private firm that provides commuter ferry service and tourist excursions in New York Harbor, with service between several points in Manhattan and New Jersey, including Hoboken Terminal. ... Image of the Hudson River taken by NASA. View of the Hudson River in 1880s showing Jersey City View of the Hudson River from Battery Park, New York The Goldman Sachs Tower looms above the skyline of downtown Jersey City, New Jersey, overlooking the Hudson River. ... Lower Mahattan skyline from the deck of the Ferry, 2003 The Staten Island Ferry is a passenger ferry operated by the New York City Department of Transportation between Whitehall Street in Lower Manhattan near Battery Park and Saint George Ferry Terminal on Richmond Terrace in Staten Island near Richmond County...


Colleges, universities, and scientific research

Brooklyn College is famous for its well tended campus.

New York City is served by the publicly-run City University of New York (CUNY), the largest urban university in the United States, which has a number of campuses throughout the five boroughs. The city is also home to a number of other institutions of higher learning, some of national or even international reputation, including Columbia University and New York University, among many others. Brooklyn College is famous for its well tended campus. ... Brooklyn College is famous for its well tended campus. ... Brooklyn College of The City University of New York Brooklyn College of The City University of New York is a senior college of the City University of New York. ... The City University of New York (CUNY; acronym usually pronounced kyoo-nee or coo-nee), located in New York City, is the largest urban university in the United States, with more than 208,000 enrolled in degree programs and another 208,000 enrolled in adult and continuing education courses at... Columbia University is a large private research university in New York City comprising, through its affiliates, five undergraduate colleges and sixteen graduate and professional schools. ... New York University (NYU) is a large research-oriented university in New York City, and is among the most prestigious post-secondary institutions in the United States. ...


New York City is also a major center of academic medicine. Manhattan island contains the campus of the world-class Rockefeller University and Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, as well as Columbia-Presbyterian Medical Center and NYU Medical Center and their medical schools. In the Bronx, the Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University is a major academic center. Jonas Salk, developer of the vaccine for polio, was an intern at Mount Sinai Medical Center in Upper Manhattan. Rockefeller University is a small private university focusing primarily on graduate education and research in the biomedical fields, located in the southeasternmost corner of the Upper East Side of Manhattan island in New York City, New York. ... The Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center in New York is a well-known treatment and research institution founded in 1884. ... New York-Presbyterian Hospital is a prominent university hospital in New York City, composed of two medical centers, Columbia University Medical Center and New York Weill Cornell Medical Center, each affiliated with an Ivy League University. ... New York University (NYU) is a large research-oriented university in New York City, and is among the most prestigious post-secondary institutions in the United States. ... The Albert Einstein College of Medicine is a medical school in Bronx, New York. ... Yeshiva University Yeshiva University is a private Jewish university in New York City whose first component was founded in 1886. ... Jonas Salk (October 28, 1914 - June 23, 1995) is the discoverer/inventor of the eponymous Salk vaccine (see polio vaccine). ... Poliomyelitis (polio), or infantile paralysis, is a viral paralytic disease. ... Mount Sinai Hospital (zip code 10029) is a hospital in New York City, New York, serving Manhattans Upper East Side and Harlem. ...


Dedication to the sciences starts early for many New Yorkers, who have the chance to attend such selective specialized high schools as the Bronx High School of Science (which boasts the largest number of graduates who are Nobel Laureates of any United States High School), and its rivals, Manhattan's Stuyvesant High School and Brooklyn Technical High School. The Bronx High School of Science, commonly called Bronx Science, is a public high school in the Bedford Park section of the Bronx, New York City. ... The Nobel Prizes (pronounced no-BELL or no-bell) are awarded annually to people who have done outstanding research, invented groundbreaking techniques or equipment, or made outstanding contributions to society. ... Stuyvesant High School Pro scientia atque sapientia (For knowledge and wisdom) Stuyvesant High School, founded in 1904, is a math and science public secondary school in New York City, New York. ... Brooklyn Technical High School is one of three primary high schools making up the specialized science circuit in New York City, the other two being Stuyvesant High School and the Bronx High School of Science. ...


See also: List of colleges and universities in New York City and Category:New York City public education This is a list of colleges and universities in New York City. ...


Skyline

New York City has by far the most famous skyline in the world, which has become something of a tourist attraction in and of itself. Because of its high residential density, and the extremely high real estate values found in the city's central business districts, New York has amassed the largest collection of office and residential towers in the world. In fact, New York actually has three separately recognizable skylines: Midtown Manhattan, Downtown Manhattan (also known as Lower Manhattan), and Downtown Brooklyn. The largest of these skylines is in Midtown, which is the largest central business district in the U.S., and also home to such notable buildings as the Empire State Building, the Chrysler Building, and Rockefeller Center. The Downtown skyline was once characterized by the presence of the Twin Towers of the World Trade Center. Today it is undergoing the rapid reconstruction of Lower Manhattan, and will some day include the new "Freedom Tower" which will be the tallest building in the world when it is completed in 2009. The Downtown skyline will also be getting notable additions soon from such architects as Santiago Calatrava and Frank Gehry. The Nissan Skyline is an intermediate-size automobile range sold in Japan and other countries. ... View of Midtown from Empire State Building. ... The term Downtown Manhattan may have different meanings to different people, especially depending on what part of New York City they live in. ... Lower Manhattan describes the southernmost part of the island of Manhattan, the main island and center of business and government of the City of New York. ... Skyline of Downtown Brooklyn seen from the East River Downtown Brooklyn is the third largest central business district in New York City (following Midtown Manhattan and Downtown Manhattan), and is located in the northwestern section of the borough of Brooklyn. ... Chrysler Building Completed in 1930, the Chrysler Building is a distinctive symbol of New York City, standing 1046 feet (319 meters) high on the east side of Manhattan at the intersection of 42nd Street and Lexington Avenue. ... Lower Plaza at Rockefeller Center Rockefeller Center is a complex of 19 commercial buildings between 48th and 51st street in New York. ... The phrase Twin Towers has different connotations for readers in different parts of the globe. ... The twin towers, photographed from the west The World Trade Center in New York City was a complex of seven buildings around a central plaza, near the south end of Manhattan in the downtown financial district. ... Lower Manhattan describes the southernmost part of the island of Manhattan, the main island and center of business and government of the City of New York. ... For the tower in Miami, see Freedom Tower (Miami) Artists depiction of the proposed Freedom Tower amidst the New York skyline at night. ... Calatrava is known for his organically inspired designs, such as LUmbracle at his Ciutat de les Arts i les Ciències in Valencia. ... The Gehry tower in Hannover Frank Owen Gehry (born Ephraim Goldberg on February 28, 1929) is an architect known for his interesting use of metal sheathing for his buildings. ...

The skyline viewed from across the , 1981.
The Midtown Manhattan skyline viewed from across the Hudson River, 1981.

The Downtown Brooklyn skyline is the smallest of the three, and is centered around a major transportation hub in Northwestern Brooklyn. The borough of Queens has also been developing its own skyline in recent years with a Citigroup office building (which is currently the tallest building in NYC outside Manhattan), and the City Lights development of several residential towers along the East River waterfront. Midtown Manhattan skyline, 1981, by Rick Dikeman File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ... View of Midtown from Empire State Building. ... Image of the Hudson River taken by NASA. View of the Hudson River in 1880s showing Jersey City View of the Hudson River from Battery Park, New York The Goldman Sachs Tower looms above the skyline of downtown Jersey City, New Jersey, overlooking the Hudson River. ... For other meanings, see Brooklyn (disambiguation). ... Citigroup Inc. ... This entry is about the East River in New York City. ...


See also: Tallest buildings in New York City New York City has the most skyscrapers in the world — 45 buildings taller than 200 meters — for comparison, Hong Kong has 39 and Chicago 17. ...


Sister cities

New York has ten sister cities, as designated by Sister Cities International (SCI): Beijing, Budapest, Cairo, Jerusalem, Johannesburg, London, Madrid, Rome, Santo Domingo, and Tokyo. This article is about partnerships between towns distant from each other; see Twin cities for the different concept of physically neighbouring cities. ... Beijing  listen? ( Chinese: 北京; pinyin: ; Wade-Giles: Pei-ching; ; Postal System Pinyin: Peking), is the capital city of the Peoples Republic of China. ... See Budapest (band) for the British melancholic post-grunge band. ... View of the modern citys skyline. ... Jerusalem (Hebrew: יְרוּשָׁלַיִם Yerushalayim; Arabic: القدس al-Quds; see also names of Jerusalem) is an ancient Middle Eastern city of key importance to the religions of Judaism, Christianity, and Islam. ... Johannesburgs skyline as seen from the observation deck of the Carlton Centre. ... London — containing the City of London — is the capital of the United Kingdom and of England and a major world city. With over seven million inhabitants (Londoners) in Greater London area, it is amongst the most densely populated areas in Western Europe. ... Coat of arms The Plaza de España square Madrid, the capital of Spain, is located in the center of the country at 40°25′ N 3°45′ W. Population of the city of Madrid proper was 3,093,000 (Madrilenes, madrileños) as of 2003 estimates. ... The Roman Colosseum Rome (Italian and Latin Roma) is the capital city of Italy, and of its Lazio region. ... Santo Domingo, population 2,061,200 (2003), is the capital of the Dominican Republic. ... Tokyo (東京; Tōkyō, lit. ...


See also

New York City related topics
History New AmsterdamCommissioners' PlanNew York CampaignEllis IslandSeptember 11thWTC bombingWorld's FairDraft RiotsBlackout of 1977Crown Heights riotsTammany Hall
Geography ManhattanThe BronxBrooklynStaten IslandQueensNew York HarborHudson RiverEast RiverUpper New York BayNew York BayLower ManhattanMidtown ManhattanDowntown ManhattanLong Island SoundBronx KillThe Narrows
Buildings Empire State BuildingChrysler BuildingWorld Trade CenterGrand Central StationMadison Square Garden • Jets Stadium • Yankee StadiumContinental Airlines ArenaTimes SquareSouth Street SeaportStatue of LibertyUnited Nations HeadquartersSt. Patrick's CathedralRadio City Music HallFreedom TowerRockefeller CenterCathedral of St. John the DivineLever HouseCarnegie HallGracie MansionCity HallStatue of LibertyPlaza HotelMacy'sPenn StationCondé Nast BuildingCitigroup CenterMetLife BuildingWoolworth BuildingTrump TowerFlatiron BuildingGE BuildingOne Chase Manhattan Plaza
Transport New York City SubwayIRT • BMT • Staten Island FerryNew York City Taxi & Limousine CommissionAirTrainJFK AirportLa Guardia AirportNewark Liberty AirportPort AuthorityNew Jersey TransitMTAStaten Island RailwayLower Manhattan ExpresswayTriborough BridgeBrooklyn Battery TunnelThrogs Neck Bridge • Holland Tunnel • Brooklyn Bridge
Economy New York Stock ExchangeWall Street • Port Newark • NASDAQAmerican Stock ExchangeNew York Mercantile ExchangeNew York Board of TradeMadison Avenue
Education New York UniversityColumbia UniversityCUNYCooper UnionFITFordham UniversityJuilliardPace UniversityPratt InstituteSVAManhattan College
Civic MayorNYPDFDNYCity Council • Civil Court • Criminal Court • Family CourtSupreme Court • Appellate Division • Transit AuthorityTransit PoliceHighway PatrolDepartment of Parks and Recreation
Culture Macy's Thanksgiving Day ParadeYankeesMetsMuseum MileThe CloistersWhitney MuseumMetropolitan Museum of ArtInternational Center of PhotographyPublic LibraryLincoln Center
Parks and grounds Central ParkBronx ZooConey Island • Flushing Meadows • Battery ParkProspect ParkRiverside ParkPelham Bay ParkGreenbeltBowling Green
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Aerial view of the Triborough Bridge (left) and the Hell Gate Bridge (right) The Triborough Bridge is a complex of three bridges connecting the New York City boroughs of the Bronx, Manhattan, and Queens, using what were two islands, Wards Island and Randalls Island as intermediate right-of... The Brooklyn-Battery Tunnel is a toll road in New York City which crosses under the East River at its mouth and connects the Boroughs of Brooklyn and Manhattan, passing under but providing no access to Governors Island. ... Aerial view of the Throgs Neck Bridge The Throgs Neck Bridge is a suspension bridge opened on January 11, 1961 that carries US Interstate 295 and connects the Throggs Neck section of the Bronx with the Bayside section of Queens. ... The Holland Tunnel, originally known as the Hudson River Vehicular Tunnel or the Canal Street Tunnel, is one of two highway tunnels under the Hudson River connecting the island of Manhattan with New Jersey. ... 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The New York Mercantile Exchange (NYMEX) is the worlds largest physical commodity futures exchange located in New York City. ... The New York Board of Trade (NYBOT) is a physical commodity futures exchange located in New York, New York. ... Madison Avenue is a north-south avenue in the borough of Manhattan in New York City which carries northbound one-way traffic. ... This is a list of colleges and universities in New York City. ... New York University (NYU) is a large research-oriented university in New York City, and is among the most prestigious post-secondary institutions in the United States. ... Columbia University is a large private research university in New York City comprising, through its affiliates, five undergraduate colleges and sixteen graduate and professional schools. ... The City University of New York (CUNY; acronym usually pronounced kyoo-nee or coo-nee), located in New York City, is the largest urban university in the United States, with more than 208,000 enrolled in degree programs and another 208,000 enrolled in adult and continuing education courses at... Cooper Union - Wikipedia /**/ @import /skins/monobook/IE50Fixes. ... The Fashion Institute of Technology (FIT) is a State University of New York community college of art and design in New York City. ... Fordham University is a private, co-educational university located in the Bronx in New York City (but with campuses also in Manhattan — at Lincoln Center — and Westchester). ... The Juilliard School is a performing arts conservatory in New York City, informally but definitively identified as simply Juilliard, and most famous for its musically-trained alumni. ... External link Pace University School of Computer Science and Information Systems (CSIS) Categories: Stub | Universities and colleges in New York | Universities and colleges in New York City ... The Pratt Institute is a specialized, private college in New York City with campuses in Manhattan and Brooklyn. ... The School of Visual Arts (SVA) is an art school in New York City. ... Manhattan College is a Catholic college in New York City. ... For a list of the Dutch Director-Generals who governed New Amsterdam (as New York City was called when it was a Dutch-run settlement) between 1624 and 1664, see: Director-General of New Netherland. ... The New York City Police Department (NYPD) , the largest police department in the United States, has primary responsibility for law enforcement and investigation within the five boroughs of New York City. ... The Fire Department, City of New York (FDNY) has the responsibility of protecting the New York Citys five boroughs from fires and fire hazards, as well as preventing disasters like The Station nightclub fire in nearby Rhode Island, and the trampling deaths at an overcrowded building in Chicago. ... The New York City Council is the lawmaking body of the City of New York. ... New York County Supreme Court building at 60 Centre Street, from across Foley Square The Supreme Court of the State of New York is one of several New York State trial courts in which cases originate. ... The New York City Transit Authority (also known as NYCTA, NYCT or simply the TA for Transit Authority) is a New York State Authority that operates buses and subway trains in New York City. ... Established in 1935, the New York City Transit Police Department was responsible for the protection of New York City Subway lines for 60 years. ... The NYPD Highway Patrol -- also known as the New York City Police Department Patrol Services Bureau or NYPD Highway District -- is a specialized unit under the auspices of the NYPDs Transportation Bureau primarily responsible for patrolling and maintaining traffic safety on limited-access highways within New York City. ... The New York City Department of Parks and Recreation is the branch of government of the City of New York responsible for maintaining the citys parks system, preserving and maintaining the ecological diversity of the citys natural areas, and furnishing recreational opportunities for citys residents. ... Chinatown in Manhattan, 1995 The people of New York City, the New Yorkers, share a unique culture rooted in centuries of immigration and city life. ... The Macys Thanksgiving Day Parade, originally called the Macys Christmas Parade, is an annual parade sponsored by Macys Department Store. ... The New York Yankees are a Major League baseball team based in The Bronx, New York City. ... The New York Mets are a Major League Baseball team based in the borough of Queens in New York City. ... Museum Mile is the name for a section of Fifth Avenue, an avenue in Manhattan in the City of New York, running from 82nd to 105th streets on the Upper East Side in a neighborhood known as Carnegie Hill. ... Garden at The Cloisters in Fort Tryon Park, New York City The Cloisters is one of the museums of the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City. ... The Whitney Museum of American Art is an art gallery and museum in New York City founded in 1931 by Gertrude Vanderbilt Whitney. ... There is also the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA), located in Manhattan. ... Founded in 1974, the International Center for Photography is located in Midtown Manhattan in New York City ( United States). ... New York Public Library, central block, built 1897–1911, Carrère and Hastings, architects (June, 2003) The New York Public Library (NYPL) is one of the United States of Americas leading libraries, and one of three public library systems serving New York City. ... Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts is a 15 acre (61,000 m²) complex of buildings in New York City which serves as home for 12 arts companies. ... The is a list of parks in New York City maintained by the citys Department of Parks and Recreation. ... At Bethesda Terrace: formal stairs and a viewing platform for a naturalistic panorama beyond the Lake. ... The Bronx Zoo is a world-famous zoo in the Bronx New York. ... Image of Coney Island (middle left of picture) taken by NASA. The peninsula at right is Rockaway, Queens. ... Flushing Meadows Park is located in northern Queens, New York at the intersection of the Long Island Expressway and the Grand Central Parkway. ... This is a disambiguation page — a navigational aid which lists other pages that might otherwise share the same title. ... Prospect Park is A park in Brooklyn, New York A neighborhood in Minneapolis, Minnesota A neighborhood in Prospect Park, New Jersey This is a disambiguation page — a navigational aid which lists other pages that might otherwise share the same title. ... Riverside Park is a scenic waterfront park on the Upper West Side of Manhattan in New York City, consisting of a narrow four-mile strip of land between the Hudson River and the gently curving rise-and-fall of Riverside Drive. ... Pelham Bay Park, located in the northeast corner of the The Bronx, is the largest park in New York City, more than three times the size of Manhattans Central Park. ... The Staten Island Greenbelt is a system of contiguous public parkland and natural areas in the central hills of Staten Island, New York. ... In English garden history, a bowling green is a finely-laid, close-mown and rolled stretch of flat lawn for playing the game of Bowls, a fashion in the early 16th century. ... The Big Apple - Manhattan viewed from the World Trade Center The Big Apple is a nickname or alternate toponym for New York City. ...

Further reading

The Encyclopedia of New York City is a comprehensive reference work about New York City published in 1995 by the Yale University Press. ... Kenneth T. Jackson (b. ... Gotham: A History of New York City to 1898 is a nonfiction book written by Edwin G. Burrows and Mike Wallace. ... Mike Wallace is an American historian. ...

External links

  • NYC.gov (http://www.nyc.gov) - New York City official website.
  • New York, New York Detailed Profile (http://www.city-data.com/city/New-York-New-York.html)
  • MTA.info (http://mta.info) - NYC Area Metropolitan Transit Authority website.
  • NYCsubway.org (http://www.nycsubway.org) - unofficial, yet highly accurate information on the New York City subway system.
  • Straphangers.org (http://www.straphangers.org) - website for an organization that works to better the New York City transit system.
  • Detailed Map of NYC (http://www.hot-maps.de/north_america/usa/new_york/new_york/)
  • Satellite image of New York City (http://earthobservatory.nasa.gov/Newsroom/NewImages/images.php3?img_id=15368) taken by NASA's Earth Observing System
  • Satellite image of Manhattan (http://earthobservatory.nasa.gov/Newsroom/NewImages/images.php3?img_id=5052) at NASA's Earth Observatory
  • Satellite image of New York City and East Coast City Lights (http://earthobservatory.nasa.gov/Newsroom/NewImages/images.php3?img_id=14779) at NASA's Earth Observatory
  • NYC2012.com (http://www.nyc2012.com) - support site for NYC's bid for the 2012 Summer Olympics.
  • Forgotten NY (http://www.forgotten-ny.com/) - relics of the past and unusual scenes not ordinarily associated with New York
  • Lost New York City (http://www.lostnewyorkcity.com) - photo essay of 19th century buildings destroyed in the 1970s.
  • NYWiki (http://www.nywiki.com) MediaWiki website about New York.
  • Max X. Miller Online (http://mxmonline.tripod.com/) September 11, 2001 Audio and Video Archive and Memorial including audio from NYPD and FDNY
  • Photos of New York - Terra Galleria (http://www.terragalleria.com/america/north-east/new-york/)
  • ©New York (http://www.cnewyork.net) Photos of New York City
  • Maps and aerial photos (http://kvaleberg.com/extensions/mapsources/index.php?params=40.704234_N_-73.917927_E_type:city_region:US)
    • Street map from Mapquest (http://www.mapquest.com/maps/map.adp?latlongtype=decimal&latitude=40.704234&longitude=-73.917927&zoom=6) or Google (http://maps.google.com/maps?ll=40.704234,-73.917927&spn=0.11,0.18)
    • Topographic map from Topozone (http://www.topozone.com/map.asp?lat=40.704234&lon=-73.917927&s=200&size=m&layer=DRG100&datum=nad83)
    • Aerial photograph from Terraserver (http://terraservice.net/image.aspx?s=14&lon=-73.917927&lat=40.704234&w=2) or Google (http://maps.google.com/maps?ll=40.704234,-73.917927&spn=0.11,0.18&t=k)
  • New York City Bloggers (http://www.nycbloggers.com/) New York City blog directory organized by subway stop.
  • New York On Tap (http://www.newyorkontap.com/) Things to do in New York City.
  • NewYorkled (http://www.newyorkled.com/) Everything going on in New York.
  • nyc-architecture (http://www.nyc-architecture.com/) New York architecture images and notes.

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References


State of New York
State flag of New York. ... State nickname: Empire State Other U.S. States Capital Albany Largest city New York Governor George Pataki Official languages None Area 141,205 km² (27th)  - Land 122,409 km²  - Water 18,795 km² (13. ...

Capital:

Albany Albany is the capital of the state of New York in the United States of America. ...

Regions:

Adirondack Mountains | Capital District | Catskill Mountains | Central | Finger Lakes | The Holland Purchase | Hudson Valley | Long Island | Mohawk Valley | Shawangunks | Southern Tier | Upstate | Western Some factual claims in this article need to be verified. ... The Capital District (or Capital-Saratoga Area) is an unofficial term used to refer to a four-county area of eastern New York. ... Catskill State Park as seen from Overlook Mountian The Catskill Mountains are an extension of the Appalachian Mountains into New York State. ... Categories: US geography stubs | New York geography ... New Yorks Finger Lakes The Finger Lakes are glacially formed lakes in upstate New York, mainly linear in shape, each lake oriented on a north-south axis. ... Map of the Holland Purchase The Holland Land Company was formed in 1796 by Wilheim Willink and a group of fellow Dutch bankers to purchase from Robert Morris a large tract of land in what is now western New York State, an area later known as the Holland Purchase. ... The Hudson Valley refers to the canyon of the Hudson River and its adjacent communities in New York State, generally from northern Westchester County northward to the city of Albany. ... This article is about Long Island in New York State. ... The six-county Mohawk Valley Region of the USA includes the industrialized cities of Utica and Rome, along with other smaller commercial centers. ... External links Shawangunk home page http://www. ... The Southern Tier is a geographical term that refers to the counties of upstate New York State west of the Catskill Mountains along the northern border of Pennsylvania, with the exception of the counties in the far west of the state near the city of Buffalo. ... Upstate New York is the region of New York State outside of the core of the New York metropolitan area. ... Western New York refers to the westernmost counties of New York State, roughly the area included in the Holland Purchase. ...

Major metros:

Albany | Binghamton | Buffalo | New York | Rochester | Syracuse | Utica Albany is the capital of the state of New York in the United States of America. ... Binghamton is a city in upstate New York in the United States. ... Buffalo, also known as the Queen city, and the City of Good Neighbors, is an American city in western New York. ... The metropolitan area of New York City, also called Greater New York or Greater New York City encompasses the New York--Northern New Jersey--Long Island, NY--NJ--CT--PA Consolidated Metropolitan Statistical Area (CMSA). ... There is also a Rochester in Ulster County, New York; for that town see Rochester, Ulster County, New York. ... Clinton Square in Downtown Syracuse Syracuse is a city located in Onondaga County, New York, USA. As of the 2000 U.S. Census, the city had a total population of 147,306, and its metropolitan area had a population of 732,117. ... Utica, New York is a city in New York State, the county seat of Oneida County in the USA. The City of Utica is situated within the region referred to as the Mohawk Valley. ...

Smaller cities:

Amsterdam | Auburn | Batavia | Canandaigua | Corning | Cortland | Dunkirk | Elmira | Geneva | Glen Cove | Glens Falls | Gloversville | Goshen | Hornell | Hudson | Ilion | Ithaca | Jamestown | Kingston | Lockport | Malone | Massena | Middletown | New Paltz | Newark | Ogdensburg | Olean | Oneida | Oneonta | Oswego | Plattsburgh | Port Jervis | Poughkeepsie | Riverhead | Rome | Saratoga Springs | Warwick | Watertown Amsterdam, New York is the name of two locations in Montgomery County, New York. ... Auburn is a city located in Cayuga County, New York. ... Batavia is a city located in USA. As of the 2000 census, the city had a total population of 16,256. ... There are two local governmental bodies known as Canandaigua and both are in Ontario County, New York. ... Corning, New York is the name of two places in Steuben County, New York, although it most frequently means the City of Corning. ... Cortland is a city in Cortland County, New York. ... Power plant along Lake Erie in Dunkirk Dunkirk is a city located in Chautauqua County, New York. ... Elmira is a city located in Chemung County, New York, USA. As of the 2000 census, the city had a total population of 30,940. ... Geneva is a city located in Ontario County, New York. ... Glen Cove is a city located in Nassau County, New York. ... Glens Falls is a city located in Warren County, New York. ... Gloversville is a city located in Fulton County, New York. ... Goshen, New York is a village and a town in Orange County, New York in the USA. Town of Goshen Village of Goshen This is a disambiguation page — a navigational aid which lists other pages that might otherwise share the same title. ... Hornell is a city located in Steuben County, New York, about 56 miles south of Rochester, New York. ... Hudson is a city located in Columbia County, New York. ... Ilion is a village located in Herkimer County, New York. ... For census data on the two municipalities called Ithaca see Ithaca (city), New York and Ithaca (town), New York. ... For other places with this name, see Jamestown. ... Kingston is a city located in Ulster County, New York, United States. ... Lockport, New York refers to both a city and a town in Niagara County, New York, near Niagara Falls and Buffalo. ... Malone, New York is the name of two locations in Franklin County, New York. ... There are two places named Massena in St. ... Middletown is the name of some places in the U.S. state of New York: Middletown, Delaware County, New York Middletown, Orange County, New York This is a disambiguation page — a navigational aid which lists other pages that might otherwise share the same title. ... New Paltz is both a village and town in the U.S. state of New York: New Paltz (town), New York New Paltz (village), New York This is a disambiguation page — a navigational aid which lists other pages that might otherwise share the same title. ... Newark is a village located in Wayne County, New York. ... Ogdensburg is a city located in St. ... Olean is a city located in Cattaraugus County, New York. ... Oneida is a city located in Madison County, New York. ... Oneonta is a city located in Otsego County, New York. ... Oswego is a city located in Oswego County, New York. ... Plattsburgh, New York refers to two locations in Clinton County, New York: City of Plattsburgh Town of Plattsburgh This is a disambiguation page — a navigational aid which lists other pages that might otherwise share the same title. ... Port Jervis is a city located in Orange County in the U.S. state of New York. ... Poughkeepsie is a name referring to two locations in Dutchess County, New York. ... The Riverhead is a hamlet in the Town of Riverhead in Suffolk County, New York. ... Rome is a city located in Oneida County, New York. ... Saratoga Springs is a city located in Saratoga County, New York. ... Warwick is a village located in Orange County, New York. ... Watertown is a town in Jefferson County, New York. ...

Counties:

Albany | Allegany | Bronx | Broome | Cattaraugus | Cayuga | Chautauqua | Chemung | Chenango | Clinton | Columbia | Cortland | Delaware | Dutchess | Erie | Essex | Franklin | Fulton | Genesee | Greene | Hamilton | Herkimer | Jefferson | Kings (Brooklyn) | Lewis | Livingston | Madison | Monroe | Montgomery | Nassau | New York (Manhattan) | Niagara | Oneida | Onondaga | Ontario | Orange | Orleans | Oswego | Otsego | Putnam | Queens | Rensselaer | Richmond (Staten Island) | Rockland | Saint Lawrence | Saratoga | Schenectady | Schoharie | Schuyler | Seneca | Steuben | Suffolk | Sullivan | Tioga | Tompkins | Ulster | Warren | Washington | Wayne | Westchester | Wyoming | Yates Albany County is a county located in the U.S. state of New York, generally located in the vicinity of Albany, New York, the capital of New York State. ... Allegany County is a county located in the U.S. state of New York. ... The Bronx is one of the five boroughs of New York City in the United States. ... Broome County is a county located in the U.S. state of New York. ... Cattaraugus County is a county located in the U.S. state of New York. ... Cayuga County is a county located in the U.S. state of New York. ... Chautauqua County is a county located in the U.S. state of New York. ... Chemung County is a county located in the U.S. state of New York. ... Chenango County is a county located in the U.S. state of New York. ... Clinton County is a county located in the state of New York. ... Columbia County is a county located in the state of New York. ... Cortland County is a county located in the state of New York. ... Delaware County is a county located in the state of New York. ... Dutchess County is a county located in the state of New York. ... Erie County is a county located in the state of New York. ... Essex County is a county located in the state of New York. ... Franklin County is a county located in the state of New York. ... Fulton County is a county located in the state of New York. ... Genesee County is a county located in the state of New York. ... Greene County is a county located in the state of New York. ... Hamilton County is a county located in the state of New York. ... Herkimer County is a county located in the state of New York. ... Jefferson County is a county located in the state of New York. ... For other meanings, see Brooklyn (disambiguation). ... Lewis County is a county located in the state of New York. ... Livingston County is a county located in the state of New York. ... Madison County is a county located in the state of New York. ... Monroe County is a county located in the state of New York. ... Montgomery County is a county located in the state of New York. ... There is also a Town of Nassau. ... For other uses, see Manhattan (disambiguation). ... Niagara County is a county located in the state of New York. ... Oneida County is a county located in the state of New York. ... Onondaga County is a county located in the state of New York. ... Ontario County is a county located in the state of New York. ... Orange County is a county located in the state of New York. ... Orleans County is a county located in the state of New York. ... Oswego County is a county located in the state of New York. ... Otsego County is a county located in the state of New York, USA. The 2003 population estimate was 62,196, a 2. ... Putnam County is a county located in the state of New York. ... Queens is geographically the largest of the five boroughs of New York City in the United States, and the most ethnically diverse county in the U.S. It is coterminous with Queens County in the State of New York and is located on western Long Island. ... Rensselaer County is a county in the state of New York. ... For other uses, see Staten Island (disambiguation) Staten Island, shown in an enhanced satellite image Staten Island is one of the five boroughs of New York City, located on an island of the same name on the west side of the Narrows at the entrance of New York Harbor. ... Rockland County is a county located in the state of New York. ... St. ... Saratoga County is a county located in the state of New York. ... Schenectady County is a county located in the state of New York. ... Schoharie County is a county located in the state of New York. ... Schuyler County is a county located in the state of New York. ... Seneca County is a county located in the state of New York. ... Steuben County is a county located in the state of New York. ... For other places named Suffolk, see SUFFOLK. Suffolk County is a county located in the state of New York. ... Sullivan County is a county located in the state of New York. ... Tioga County is a county located in the state of New York. ... Tompkins County is a county located in the state of New York. ... Ulster County is a county located in the state of New York. ... Warren County is a county in the state of New York. ... Washington County is a county located in the state of New York. ... Wayne County is a county located in the state of New York. ... Westchester County is a suburban county with about 940,000 residents located in the U.S. state of New York. ... Wyoming County is a county located in the state of New York. ... Yates County is a county located in the state of New York. ...


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