General information about New York

New York, also known as New York City to distinguish it from the state of the same name in which it is located, with a population of over 8,804,190 inhabitants, is the largest and most populous city in the United States of America and one of the most densely populated urban settlements in the world.

General about New York

New York City is the most populous city in the United States of America and the center of the New York Metropolitan Area, one of the most populous metropolitan areas in the world.

The History of New York

The area was inhabited by the Lenape Native Americans at the time of its European discovery in 1524 by Giovanni da Verrazzano, a Florentine explorer in the service of the French crown, who named it “Nouvelle Angoulême”.

Architecture of New York

Manhattan’s skyline, with its many skyscrapers, is globally recognizable and the city is home to several of the tallest buildings in the world. New York City has approximately 5,538 high-rise buildings, and 50 skyscrapers taller than 200 meters.

New York Geography

Η πόλη της Νέας Υόρκης βρίσκεται στις βορειοανατολικές Ηνωμένες Πολιτείες, στη νοτιοανατολική πλευρά της πολιτείας της Νέας Υόρκης. Το μεγαλύτερο κομμάτι της Νέας Υόρκης είναι χτισμένο σε τρία νησιά, το Manhattan, το Staten Island και το Long Island.

New York climate

New York has a humid subtropical climate. Winters are cold and wet and average temperatures range between -3 and 11 degrees Celsius. The temperature can even drop to -12C several times in the winter. Snow is common in January and February without excluding December and the holiday season.

New York environment

Mass transit in New York City is the highest in the United States, and the city’s gasoline consumption is on par with the national average in the 1920s.

New York economy

New York, with the famous New York Stock Exchange on Wall Street, is the world’s center of international business and trade and is one of the three headquarters for the world economy (along with London and Tokyo).

New York Government 

Since its incorporation in 1898, New York City has had a metropolitan borough with a “strong” form of government consisting of a mayor and council. New York’s government is more centralized than that of most other US cities.

Education in New York

The city’s public school system, operated by the New York City Department of Education, is the largest in the United States. About 1.1 million students are taught in over 1,200 primary and secondary schools.

Demographics of New York

New York is the most populous city in the United States, with an estimated population, according to the US Census Bureau, of 8,336,697 in 2012.

Crime in New York

In 2012, New York City had the lowest overall crime rate and the second lowest homicide rate of any major US city, and has become much safer since the crime spike of the 1980s.

Media in New York

New York City is one of the largest centers for television, advertising, music, newspapers and book publishing in North America (followed by Los Angeles, Chicago and Toronto).

Arts in New York

New York City holds a prominent position in the American film industry. Today, New York is the second largest center of the film industry in the United States.

Transportations in New York

The system of Mass Transportation in New York, (subway, buses, ferry), most of which operate 24 hours a day, is the most complex and extensive in the USA. and throughout North America.

Sports in New York

New York teams have won thirty-five Major League Baseball World Series championships. New York is one of only five cities (Chicago, Washington-Baltimore, Los Angeles and the San Francisco Bay Area are the others) to have two baseball teams.

Tourism in New York

Tourism is one of New York’s most vital industries, with more than 40 million domestic and international tourists visiting every year for the past six years. In 2013, a record was set with 53 million tourists.


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