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About New York

New York City, NY, is also known as the “Big Apple”. With over 8 million residents (2000 Census data), NYC maintains the title of the most populous U.S. city.  Immigrants from more than 180 countries comprise this cosmopolitan city, and despite its diverse culture and massive population, NYC has gradually become one of America’s safest large cities.  Located in the heart of the massive New York Metropolitan Area, population 22 million, New York City is part of one of the world’s largest urban conglomerations.  The boroughs of the Bronx, Brooklyn, Manhattan, Queens and Staten Island comprise New York City proper.

The Bronx is the home of the New York Yankees and is the birthplace of hip-hop music and culture.  Brooklyn, with nearly 2.5 million residents, is NYC’s largest borough with a thriving business district and massive residential areas with a large concentration of natives.  Manhattan serves as NYC’s primary business center with buildings such as the Chrysler Building, Empire State Building and Rockefeller Center gracing the world’s most popular skyline.  Midtown Manhattan is home to the ill-fated Twin Towers of the World Trade Center and is the future home of the 1776-foot One World Trade Center Freedom Tower, which is scheduled for completion in 2010.  Queens, NYC’s most diverse borough, is geographically the largest.  The renowned Shea Stadium, home to the New York Mets is in Queens.  Staten Island is a growing suburban area that is significantly isolated compared to NYC’s other boroughs.  The renowned Staten Island Ferry is here.

New York Harbor
, one of the world’s finest natural ports, and the Erie Canal played major roles in NYC’s early economic development.  Today, New York City is among the world’s global cities such as London, Paris and Tokyo, with an estimated Gross Metropolitan Product of nearly $500 billion.  New York City holds a central position of culture, entertainment, finance and politics internationally and is home to the United Nations.   Significant financial districts within the city include NASDAQ, the New York Stock Exchange and Wall Street.  NYC boasts more Fortune 500 companies than any other U.S. city.  These include such prestigious companies as Bristol-Myers Squibb, Pfizer and Time Warner.  Four out of five New York City commuters primarily travel by bus or subway.

New York City operates the nation’s largest public school systems and is home to more than 1,000 private schools.  The City University of New York (CUNY), the country’s largest urban university system, serves NYC, with numerous campuses spread throughout the five boroughs.  NYC is also home to such fine higher learning facilities as Columbia University, Fordham University, Manhattan College, New York University and the Juilliard School  Renowned institutions such as Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, Rockefeller University and Weill Cornell Medical College represent NYC’s status as a center for academic medicine.

New York City, also called the “City That Never Sleeps”, offers a fast-paced lifestyle and an astounding array of cultural activities to suit one’s every whim.  The City’s 39 million tourists flock to popular destinations such as the Brooklyn Bridge, Empire State Building, Greenwich Village, Herald Square, the Statue of Liberty, Radio City Music Hall and Times Square.  NYC also offers unparalleled cultural opportunities through its galleries, museums, shopping venues, theaters and diverse dining experiences.  Visitors and residents alike enjoy more than 28,000 acres of pristine parkland throughout the city, including the world famous Central Park.

New York City
, NY remains a dynamic metropolis with unparalleled opportunities in the academic, business and entertainment sectors.  NYC’s diverse population affords residents unique choices of neighborhoods and schools that have excellent potential for living and working.

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