New York City is the largest city in the United States with over 8 million residents. New York City is comprised of 5 distinct and unique boroughs: The Bronx, Brooklyn, Manhattan, Queens, and Staten Island.
New York City is one of the largest economic hubs in the world with a great deal of financial, legal, and political importance. It is also famous for its entertainment, nightlife, and action.
New York City is notorious for its architecture from the iconic skyscrapers to its brownstones.
Getting around New York City is facilitated by the extensive subway and public transportation systems, with over 26 subway routes serving all 5 boroughs. According to the New York City Transit site, an average of 4.9 million people road the subway every weekday in 2006, with over 1.5 billion rides taken that year.
The Bronx is the northern-most borough in New York City and is the only borough that is connected to the United States mainland. The Bronx also boasts the biggest metropolitan zoo in America, the Bronx Zoo.
Brooklyn is the most populated borough in New York City. Located to the south of Queens, Brooklyn is comprised of numerous distinct neighborhoods with a great deal to offer.
Manhattan is known for its tall sky scrapers, dense population, and thriving culture. Home of Times Square, Broadway, and the Financial District, Manhattan is an extremely popular destination.
Renting in Manhattan is notoriously expensive and tight, with some of the highest rents and lowest vacancies in the nation. However, despite the higher cost of living, the numerous attractions and benefits of living in Manhattan have kept rental units in high demand.
Traveling from Queens is made a great deal easier by LaGuardia and JFK Airports. Queens is also the home of the New York Mets' Shea Stadium.
No need to worry about getting to and from this island thanks to the FREE Staten Island Ferry that takes you between Staten Island and Manhattan and the Verrazano-Narrows Bridge that connects Brooklyn and Staten Island.
Staten Island boasts a great deal of historical and cultural attractions and is considered to be the more residential borough.
MLB: New York Yankees (Yankee Stadium) and the New York Mets (Shea Stadium)
NBA: New York Knicks (Madison Square Garden)
NFL: New York Jets and New York Giants (Giants Stadium)
NHL:New York Rangers (Madison Square Gardens)
Over 40,000 location shoots are filmed annually in New York City for things like movies, TV shows, and commercials.
*population figures from the 2000 US Census