City of New York (New York)

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New York City in the United State is one of the most influential cities in the world. New York has a total land area of 305 square miles (790 km2). With a population of 8, 405, 837, New York is one of the world's most populous cities. The city's influence on commerce, finance, education and technology makes New York one of the world's leading business centres. The city is also an international hub for entertainment, fashion, and art. It is known as the world's cultural and financial capital and a center for worldwide diplomacy. The city formerly called New Amsterdam was founded in 1624 as a business center for the colonists of the Dutch Republic. In 1664, the English took control of the entire city and changed its name to New York (after the Duke of York). New York was the capital of the United States from 1785 to 1790. In the 20th century, millions of immigrants came to New York resulting in around 800 languages being spoken in the city. The city has a humid subtropical climate.

The city of New York is included to the state New York and to the county New York (Manhattan).

The city of New York covers 1,214.4 km² and has 8,175,133 inhabitants (2010 census) with a density of 6,731.83 inhabitants per km². The minimum altitude is 0 m, the maximum altitude is 162,885 m, the average altitude is 3,048 m.
The current mayor of New York is Michael Bloomberg.
The official language of the city is English. The french name of the city is New York, the english name of the city is New York.
The city nickname is "Big Apple" and the motto of New York city is "Coat of arms of New York". The largest city is New York City. The highest point is Mount Marcy. The New York city was founded in 1624. The website of New York is http://www.nyc.gov

Points of interest

The Statue of Liberty

The Statue of Liberty is a colossal figure created by a famous Alsatian artist Frederic Auguste Bartholdi. It is positioned on Liberty Island, Manhattan, New York City. The 151 feet 1 inch (46 meters) statue was constructed in France in around 1870. On July 4, 1884, it was finally presented to the American Ambassador in Paris, France. The statue was then shifted to America in 1885 and was dedicated on October 28, 1886. This world-class sculpture depicts the Roman goddess of freedom, Libertas. It was a gift from the people of France to the people of the United States to commemorate American Independence. The left hand of the statue is holding the tabula ansata, the tablet of law bearing the date July 4,1776, the American Declaration of Independence. Her left hand is bearing a torch and on her feet lies the broken shackles. The Statue of Liberty was designated as UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1984. The Statue of Liberty is now a famous symbol of New York and America. One can't possibly imagine the city of New York without this outstanding masterpiece that has attracted and greeted millions of visitors every year. Visitors must buy their ticket at the ticket box offices close to the ferry terminal before departing to the Liberty Island.

Flushing Meadows–Corona Park

The Flushing Meadows-Corona Park is a public park in the city of New York. This 897 acre (363 hectares) park is a home to USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis court, New York City Hall of Science, Queens Theatre and Museum of Art, Queens Wildlife Center, and the New York State Pavilion. The Area occupied by the park is formerly a dumping ground known as "a valley of ashes". The area was developed by the park commissioner, Robert Moses in around 1939-1940 and has now become one of the largest parks in the United states. The most eye catching asset of the park is the stunning Unisphere. This 140 feet high stainless steel Globe was a centerpiece for the 1964-65 New York World's Fair. The three rings encircling the Unisphere represent the orbits of Cosmonaut Yuri Gagarin (the first Russian), Astronaut John Glenn (the first American), and Telstar (the first active communications satellite). The park also features some of the famous 1964 sculptures such as the “Freedom of the Human Spirit” by Marshall Fredericks, the “Free Form” by Jose De Vera, and “The Rocket Thrower” by Donald De Lue. Visitors can also enjoy boating along the meadow lake and have the opportunity to learn the skill of sailing and rowing. The Flushing Meadows-Corona Park rewards its visitor with many historical sights and activities.

African Burial Ground National Monumental

The African Burial Ground National Monument is located in the Civic Center in Manhattan, New York City. This historical burial ground holds the remains of 420 Africans who died from the 17th to the 18th century. These are only part of around 15, 000 to 20, 000 Africans buried in this area formerly called “Negroes Burial Ground” in the 1700's. The Burial Ground was designated a National Historic Landmark in 1993 and became a National Monument in 2006. The highlight of the National Monument is an outdoor Memorial designed by Rodney Leon. It was dedicated in 2007 as a tribute to the Africans and their role in colonial and federal New York. In 2010, a Visitor Center and Exhibition space was opened on the ground floor of the Ted Weiss Building. Visitors will be amazed by the exhibits, “Reclaiming our History”, featuring the burial ceremony of an adult and a child. The center also offers an exhibition representing the history of the African Slavery, and the construction and discovery of the Burial Ground. The African Burial Ground is considered the most valuable archaeological find in the 20th century. The Memorial is open daily from 9am to 5pm while the Visitor Center is open from Monday to Friday, 9am to 5pm.

Central Park

Central Park is a New York city Urban Park sprawling an area of 843 acres. The park, designed by Frederick Law and Calvert Vaux, was established in 1857. The park was designated a National Historic Landmark in 1962. This Urban Park is a masterpiece of landscape and one of the city's scenic landmarks. The park features many famous historic sculptures such as the 1873 “Angel of the Waters”on the Bethesda Fountain, the “Alice in Wonderland”, the “107th United States Infantry”, Albert Berthel Thorvaldsen bronze sculpture, Alexander Hamilton and Alexander von Humboldt sculpture and many more. The park boasts of its charming bridges such as the 110th St. Bridge, a stone structure created in 1890's, the Balcony Bridge connecting the Lake and the Ladies Pond, the Azalea Pond Rustic Bridge spanning Azalea pond and the Gill flowing down the lake. Visitors can walk along the Azalea pond and enjoy the panoramic view towards the ancient azalea plants and varieties of birds. You can also explore the Arsenal and the Belvedre castle in the Central Park. These are only a few of among the hundreds of attractions you can see and enjoy in the park. Children will also be entertained by the number of fascinating playgrounds within the park. A visit to New York's Central Park will surely be unforgettable.

The Metropolitan Museum Of Art

The Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City was opened on February 20, 1872. With an area of about 2,000,000 square feet (190,000 m2), it is the largest museum in America and is also included in the list of the top 10 largest museums in the world. The Metropolitan Museum of Arts houses the collection of more than two million ancient works of arts divided into 17 curatorial departments. The museum represents Medieval, Byzantine, Oceanic, Islamic, African and Asian Arts. Among the precious collection are paintings and sculptures from Ancient Egypt and some famous works of renowned European Masters. The museum also showcases an extensive collection of American and modern art. The museum boasts of its one of a kind collection of some antique musical instruments such as the antique 1697 guitar from the country of France; Antique Costumes and accessories such as the Marble sarcophagus with the Triumph of Dionysus and the Seasons dating back from 260 to 270 A.D; and Ancient weapons and armors such as the 1450 Tournament or Cavalry Shield. The museum also offers activities for the young children such as easy tours and a lot more. Visitors will be amazed by the massive collection that represents the world's history and cultures. Opening hours:
Sunday–Thursday: 10:00 am.–5:30 pm.
Friday and Saturday: 10:00 am.–9:00 pm. Contact number: 212-535-7710

New York Botanical Garden

The 250 acre (100 ha) New York Botanical Garden (NYBG) in Bronx, New York City was established in 1891. This botanical Garden is known for being a home to the Pfizer Plant Research Laboratory. The Botanical Gardens exhibits different collections of plants and flowers and also offers stunning flower shows. Visitors will be greeted by the charming waterfalls, scenic view, and the serene atmosphere in the garden. You can also explore the nearby 50 acre New York Forest and admire the sight of some two century old trees like the American beeches, cherry, birch, tulip, white ash, and oak trees. The New York Botanical Garden is absolutely one of the best places to relax and unwind.

Bronx Zoo

The Bronx Zoo is the 265 acres (107 ha) metropolitan zoo situated in the borough of Bronx in New York City. The Bronx zoo including the Bronx Zoological Gardens was opened on November 8, 1899 with an initial exhibit of 843 animals. Today, the zoo has a collection of more than 6,000 animals representing 650 species. The Bronx Zoo exhibits animals from around the world such as Congo gorillas, the wild Asia monorail, and mountain tigers. The best and the latest feature of the zoo is Madagascar. Visitors will get the chance to have an eye contact with the huge crocodiles, majestic tigers, and massive gorillas. You can also explore the Butterfly Garden featuring all kinds of butterflies and bugs and be amazed by its beauty and wonder. Opening hours: Monday-Friday
10:00 am.-5:00 pm.
Weekends & Holidays
10:00 am.-5:30 pm.

Madison Square Park

Madison Square is a 6.2 acre (2.5 hectare) park located in Madison Avenue, New York City. The square was named after the fourth Presidents of the United State, James Madison. In 2005, BRIDGET’S GARDEN was added to Madison Square. It is a garden designed for children where they can enjoy a charming playground. The Lilac Grove In Honor Of Bob Benmosche is the most breathtaking part of the square. The grove is beautifully adorned with rare Primrose lilac as a tribute to Bob's commitment to the community. Exploring this stunning park is like being in paradise. It will surely make you forget the hustle and bustle of the city.

Brooklyn Bridge

The Brooklyn Bridge is an ancient bridge in New York City spanning the East River. The bridge total length is 5,989 feet (1825m ), connecting Brooklyn to the borough of Manhattan. The Bridge was designed by John Augustus Roebling and was completed in 1883. On May 24, 1883, the Brooklyn Bridge was finally opened for use and on that day alone, a total of 1,800 vehicles and 150,300 people crossed the bridge. Today, Brooklyn Bridge has been the site of some famous movies such as Annie Hall, Gangs of New York, Kate and Leopold, It Happened in Brooklyn, I am Legend, The Avengers, and many more. The bridge offers a wonderful view of the river and a perfect spot for picture taking.

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Country code :
US
Zip code :
10001
Latitude :
40.75013
Longitude :
-73.99701
Time zone :
America/New_York
Coordinated Universal Time :
UTC-5
Summer time :
Y

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New York town hall

New York town hall address
New York town hall
606 W 30th St
10001 - New York
Town hall phone number
+(1) (212) 868-0286
Fax number
New York official web site
http://newyorkcity.com

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How to get there ?

There are three main airports serving the city of New York: John F. Kennedy International Airport (JFK), La Guardia Airport (LGA), and the Newark International Airport (EWR). The John F. Kennedy and the La Guardia Airport are the largest international airports of the city both located in the borough of Queens. The Newark Liberty International Airport (EWR), also serves international flights is situated in New Jersey. For more information about these airports, please visit their official website at http://www.panynj.gov/. You have quite a variety of transport options to get to the city centre from all three airports such as taxis, buses, and trains. New York City has an efficient Public transportation system and getting around the city is convenient. New York City's buses and rail service operating 24 hours everyday are managed by the Metropolitan Transportation Authority. These are cheaper and connected to all five boroughs of New York City. Before boarding public subway trains or buses, first you have to buy a MetroCard. MetroCards are available in any automated machine in the subway stations. Buses accept only MetroCards and not coins or paper bills. For detailed information about MetroCards please go to mta.info. Bike rentals are also available which is also a great way to get around the city. Walking is also an excellent way to explore and discover the charming city of New York.

Transport in New York

International airports
La Guardia ~11 km
Newark Liberty Intl ~16 km
John F Kennedy Intl ~22 km
Westchester Co ~43 km
Other transports
New York Penn Station ~0 km
Penn Station ~0 km
Port Authority Bus Terminal ~1 km
West 30th St. Heliport ~1 km
NEW YORK CRUISE TERMINAL PIER 92 ~2 km

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