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About the City of New York

  • LOCATION: North-East Coast U.S.A.
  • POPULATION:8,336,697
  • OFFICIAL LANGUAGE: English
  • CURRENCY: USD $
  • WEATHER: Mild-Temperate Climate
  • PUBBLIC TRANSPORTATION: MTA Subway and Bus System

Good to Know
Before leaving for New York


History and Origins of New York

New York is the main financial and cultural center and most densely populated city in the United States. The city is generally called New York City or City of New York to differentiate it from the State of New York, of which is part but not capital; Albany is the capital of the State of New York.

New York is today’s largest hub for finance, media, fashion, research and technology; often described as the capital of the world, NYC has also been selected as the headquarters of the United Nations.NYC rises on one of the world’s largest natural harbors; the city is comprised of 5 districts or Boroughs: Manhattan, The Bronx, Brooklyn, Queens and Staten Island, which were originally combined in one city in 1898.

New York origins are Dutch; the city was founded by Dutch colonist in 1624 with the name of New Amsterdam (1626). The area was later on taken by the British (1664) and renamed New York after the Duke of York, brother of King Charles II of England.

New York, briefly, served as Capital from 1785 to 1790 and since then it has been the largest city of the USA. A diversely and culturally riched city, New York offers an incredible variety of activities; many famous Museums and Monuments welcome more than 50 million visitors every single year.


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Monuments & Landmarks


Museums






What makes New York so different? The video below shows this difference at a glance.



For a full list of Monuments, Landmarks and Attractions please visit our Attractions List
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