New York today is the largest metropolis, unofficial capital of the world, that makes cross roads of the most famous and wealthy people from the covers of the largest and most influential glossy magazines.
The city is situated on the Atlantic coast in the south-eastern part of New York state and include 5 administrative units, forming a conglomerate: Bronx, Brooklyn, Queens, Manhattan and Staten Island.
Territory of New York includes the island of Manhattan, Staten Island, western part of Long Island, part of the territory of the North American continent and a dozen small pieces of land in New York harbor.
Latest estimates says that total population of New York, excluding the suburbs and satellite cities, is more than 8.5 million people.
The first settlers who laid the foundation of New York, has arrived from Holland in the early XVII century, and at that time city was called New Amsterdam. And only in 1664 New York has got its present name.
The most famous sights of this magnificent city are in Manhattan, for example, railway station Grand Central, Rockefeller Center, the first skyscrapers (the Empire State Building, Chrysler Building), Metropolitan Opera, the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, the Metropolitan, American Museum of Natural History, the headquarters of the UN, Harlem and many others.
Climate in New York is moderately warm, continental. This makes living here very pleasant, in winter temperature rarely drops below -2 Celsius degrees, and mostly temperature is above zero. Every winter snow falls, and this makes city look more elegant and brings to the lives of its inhabitants an atmosphere of upcoming holidays.
New York is situated on the coast, so the fluctuations in temperatures here are mild. Spring is soft, summer is hot, autumn and winter are always enough warm.
No one can call New York a resort, but, nevertheless, here you can find a lot of sights and places of interest to look at.
The racial population of New York is enough nodiversed. There are natives, who had come to reach American dream, from all the world: 44.66% White, 26.59% African Americans, 0.52% Native Americans (Indians), 9.83% Asian, 0.07% Pacific Islanders, 13.42% from other races, and 4.92% of people who consider themselves for two or more races. 27% of the population are latins.
Even after the destruction of the World Trade Center, New York remains the financial capital of the United States and one of the three major financial cities in the world. Here, in New York, big ambitions meet with great potential. Apple – the city has received this nickname because it concentrates “juicy” power and great wealth.
Everything here speaks about abundance and great love to big capitals. Even public transport is highly demanded due to its convenience and comfort.
Vehicles, that you can find here, are cars, subway, buses, aerial tramway to Roosevelt Island and the ferry to Staten Island.