New York City
The City that Never Sleeps. New York City is the most ethnically diverse, religiously varied, commercially driven, famously congested, and, in the eyes of many, the most attractive urban centre in the country and the largest metropolitan area in the world by urban landmass.
Basic tourist information
I ❤ NY is both a logo and a song that are the basis of an advertising campaign and have been used since 1977 to promote tourism in New York City.
The five boroughs – Brooklyn, Queens, Manhattan, The Bronx, and Staten Island – were consolidated into a single city in 1898. New York City was the capital of the United States from 1785 until 1790.
⇒ Attractions • Museums & Galleries • Events • Visitor Guide
New York City has more than 2,000 arts and cultural organizations and more than 500 art galleries. Museum Mile (map) is the name for a section of Fifth Avenue running from 82nd to 105th streets on the Upper East Side of Manhattan. The Mile, which contains one of the densest displays of culture in the world, is actually three blocks longer than one mile (1.6 km). Ten museums occupy the length of this section of Fifth Avenue. >> *List of museums in New York City
The Statue of Liberty (map) greeted millions of immigrants as they came to the U.S. by ship in the late 19th and early 20th centuries, and is a symbol of the U.S. and its ideals of liberty and peace. As many as 800 languages are spoken in New York, making it the most linguistically diverse city in the world.
Manhattan (map) is sometimes locally known as The City, the geographically smallest and most densely populated borough, is home to Central Park (map, + New York City Department of Parks & Recreation). Manhattan’s skyline, with its many skyscrapers, is universally recognized, and the city has been home to several of the tallest buildings in the world.
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As of 2018, New York City is the most visited destination in the United States, followed by Los Angeles, Orlando, Las Vegas, and Chicago.
The U.S. also administers a collection of non-state territories around the world, principally in the *Caribbean (Puerto Rico and the *U.S. Virgin Islands) and *Oceania (Guam, American Samoa, the Northern Mariana Islands, and various uninhabited islands and island groups).
For the most up-to-date information, see the official tourist resources.
Transport around New York
Despite a reputation for being dirty, the subway, which operates 24 hours a day, is the fastest and best way to travel around four boroughs of the city; it hasn’t reached Staten Island, which is served by a separate railway.
⇒ Getting Around (nycgo.com) • Public Transportation (nyc.gov)
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