About NYC

  1. New York is the most populous city in the United States and the center of the New York Metropolitan Area, one of the most populous metropolitan areas in the world.
  2. New York City consists of five boroughs: The Bronx, Brooklyn, Manhattan, Queens, and Staten Island.With a 2010 United States Census population of 8,175,133 New York is the most densely populated major city in the United States. As many as 800 languages are spoken in New York, making it the most linguistically diverse city in the world. The New York City Metropolitan Area's population is the United States' largest, estimated at 18.9 million people.
  3. It has been the country's largest city since 1790.
  4. The Statue of Liberty greeted millions of immigrants as they came to America by ship in the late 19th and early 20th centuries.
  5. The city hosts many world renowned bridges, skyscrapers, and parks.
  6. 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.
  7. Manhattan's real estate market is among the most prized and expensive in the world.
  8. Manhattan's Chinatown incorporates the highest concentration of Chinese people in the Western Hemisphere.
  9. Numerous colleges and universities are located in New York, including Columbia UniversityNew York University, and Rockefeller University, which are ranked among the top 100 in the world.