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New York is The Largest City in The United States

Aug 18, 2007
New York City is the largest city in the United States and one of the worlds major global cities. Located in the state of New York, the city has a population of over 8 million within an area of 321 square miles, making it the most densely populated city in North America. Its metropolitan area has a population of 18 million and is one of the largest urban areas in the world.

New York City is a centre for international finance, fashion, entertainment, and culture, with an extraordinary collection of museums, galleries, performance venues, media outlets, international corporations, and financial markets. It is also home to the headquarters of the United Nations and to some of the world's most famous skyscrapers.

Popularly known as the Big Apple, the city attracts large numbers of immigrants over one third of its population is foreign born as well as people from all over the United States who come for its culture, fast paced lifestyle, cosmopolitanism, and economic opportunity. It is among the most diverse cities in the world 138 languages are spoken in Queens alone. The city is also distinguished for having the lowest crime rate among the 25 largest American cities.

Come discover all the history, culture and diversity that set us apart from the rest. Feel the energy that infuses our streets. Visit museums and galleries, enjoy Broadway shows. Shop for designer fashions or seek out a rare find. Dine in award winning restaurants or savour ethnic cuisines at neighbourhood eateries. The five boroughs are yours to explore.

New York City offers accommodations to suit every budget and sensibility. So consider your priorities location, room rates or amenities such as top restaurants and spas.

Experience the magic of a New York City winter. See the towering tree in Rockefeller Centre, the worlds largest menorah on Central Park south and watch as the Rockettes kick up their heels and sugar plum fairies dance across stages. If youre lucky enough to be here for a snowfall, a stroll through Central Park where the expanse of quiet white is broken only by the sounds of children laughing and sledding.

Getting around New York City is a breeze, thanks to the city's sophisticated transit system that includes buses and subways, along with the thousands of taxis and limousines at your service. There are also ferries, helicopters, bicycles, and frequent Amtrak and commuter rail services and dont forget your feet. New York City is a walking city it is flat and much of it is on a grid.
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Douglas Scott works for The Rental Car Hire Specialist. and is a free lance writer for The New York City Rental Site
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