Before your visit to NYC, do your homework on where to stay, what to see & do and how to get around. There are a lot of options in NYC to fit every taste, style and budget so do it your way and make your stay exciting, fun, comfortable and rewarding. So explore this NYC Tourism website, you will find everything you need to know
New York City Basics
New York City was settled in 1625, sits on the southern most part of New York State and is the most populous and densely populated city in the United States. Home to the United Nations, NYC boasts over 8.2 culturally diverse residents within an area of 322 sq. miles and is an economic, financial, commerce, cultural, sporting, tourism and media hub. The New York Metropolitan area is considered New York City – Northern New Jersey – Long Island and has a population in excess of 18 million people.
New York City is also fondly known to many as "The Big Apple”, "The City That Never Sleeps”, "Gotham City” and just, "The City”. Frank Sinatra put the city to music in 1979 with his famous hit recording "New York, New York”. NYC is among the safest cities in the world welcoming over 40 million tourists every year with many coming to see the City’s world-class museums and attractions including the Statue of Liberty, Top of the Rock, Empire State Building and exciting Times Square. Its climate includes blustery winters, a beautiful spring, warm summers and colorful autumns with plenty to do indoors (Broadway) and outside (Central Park).
New York City’s Five Boroughs (and Long Island and New Jersey!)
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NYC has five official "boroughs"; Manhattan, Brooklyn, Queens, The Bronx and Staten Island (click here to view NYC maps) all connected by a series of bridges, subways, trains and ferry systems. Long Island and northern New Jersey are not NYC boroughs but are tied to New York City culturally, financially and in proximity. A few of New York’s professional sports teams actually call New Jersey "home” and many of the region’s residents live on Long Island.