Thursday, April 14, 2011

New York City NYC

York City has a significant impact on global
commerce, finance, media, culture, art, fashion,
research, education, and entertainment. As host
of theUnited Nations Headquarters, it is also an
important center for international affairs.

The city
is often referred to asNew York City or the City
of New York, to distinguish it from the state of
New York, of which it is a part.
Located on a large natural harbor on the Atlantic
coast of the Northeastern United States, New York
City consists of five boroughs:

The Bronx,
Brooklyn, Manhattan, Queens, and Staten Island.

With a 2010 population of 8,175,133 distributed
over a land area of just 305 square miles
(790 km2), New York is the most densely
populated major city in the United States.

many as 800 languages are spoken in New York,
making it the most linguistically diverse city in the

The New York metropolitan area's
population is the United States' largest, estimated
at 18.9 million people distributed over
6,720 square miles (17,400 km2).
The New
York metropolitan area is also part of the most
populouscombined statistical area in the United
States, containing 22.2 million people as of 2009
Census estimates.
New York traces its roots to the 1624 founding of
New Amsterdam as a trading post by Dutch

The city and its surrounds came under
English control in 1664,[10] and was renamed
New York after King Charles II of England granted
the lands to his brother, the Duke of York.

York served as the capital of the United States
from 1785 until 1790.[11] It has been the country's
largest city since 1790.
The Statue of Liberty
greeted millions of immigrants as they came to
America by ship in the late 19th and early 20th

Many districts and landmarks in New York City
have become well known to outsiders.
Square, iconified as "The Crossroads of the
World", is the brightly illuminated hub of the
Broadway theater district, one of the world's
busiest pedestrian intersections, and a major
center of the world'sentertainment industry.

city hosts many world renowned bridges,
skyscrapers, and parks. New York City's financial
district, anchored by Wall Street in Lower
Manhattan, functions as the financial capital of the
world and is home to the
New York Stock Exchange, the world's largest
stock exchange by total market capitalization of its
listed companies.

Manhattan's real estate
market is among the most prized and expensive
in the world. Manhattan's Chinatown
incorporates the highest concentration of Chinese
people in the Western Hemisphere.

colleges and universities are located in New York,
includingColumbia University, New York
University, and Rockefeller University, which are
ranked among the top 100 in the world.


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