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Facts about New York City

Jun 6, 2008
New York City is situated in the North Eastern part of the United States of America, in the state of New York, along the Hudson River. It is built around three islands - Manhattan, Staten Island, and Long Island. It includes five boroughs - The Bronx, Brooklyn, Manhattan, Queens, and Staten Island.

Located at the mouth of the Hudson River, it lies on the eastern Atlantic coast, which is a natural harbor. It is the most populated city in the United States. Being situated on a natural harbor, the city has flourished as a trading city.

It was officially known as the City of New York but later, the name was changed. It is considered the largest urban city in the world, the largest city in America since 1970, and is the most populated city in America.

New York City consists of five boroughs. They are The Bronx, Manhattan, Brooklyn, Staten and Queens Island, and they are located within the five counties called New York County, Kings County, Richmond County, Bronx County and Queens County. New York is the most thickly populated city in the United States of America. Several land marks and neighborhoods around the city are popular throughout the world.

Millions of immigrants who had arrived during the late 19th and the beginning of the 20th centuries were amazed with the greeting they received from the Statue of Liberty. Wall Street in Lower Manhattan serves as a home to the Stock Exchange activities. There are innumerable tall buildings in New York City. The former twin towers of World Trade Center, and The Empire State building are famous throughout the world.

The City of New York has given birth to several cultural activities and movements. Some of them are hip hop, salsa, punk, Harlem Renaissance in visual art, and literature abstract expressionism in painting, and Tin pan Alley in music.

Big Apple, Gotham and the City that never sleeps are some of the popular nicknames of New York City. Different languages are widely spoken in the city. Nearly 36% of the total population in the city was not born within United States.

Film industry is another area where New York City plays a major role. In fact New york is the second largest film hub in America. Being one of the important commercial centers of America, New York sees a variety of trade activities going on in and around.

For a person living in New York City, there is never a dull moment. The city is bustling with life and exciting activities take place all day long. While a lot of people use cars to commute from place to place, the public transport system here is also very convenient and economical.
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