General informationNew York is the most populous city in the United States and the center of the New York Metropolitan Area.The city is referred to as New York City or The City of New York to distinguish it from the State of New York, of which it is a part.New York is known for the Statue of Liberty, Times Square and the Empire State Building.
The Statue of Liberty Times SquareEmpire State Building
Geography and climateNew York City is located in the Northeastern United States, in southeastern New York State, approximately halfway between Washington, D.C. and Boston.
New York City has a humid subtropical climate.
New York is the most populous city in the United States, with an estimated 8,244,910 residents as of 2011.The ten largest sources of foreign-born individuals in the metropolitan area are the Dominican Republic, China, Jamaica, Mexico, India, Ecuador, Italy, Haiti, Colombia, and Guyana.
boroughsNew York City is composed of five boroughs.
Culture and contemporary lifeEntertainment:New York is a prominent location in the American entertainment industry, with many films, television series, books, and other media being set there. Today, New York City is the second largest center for the film industry in the United States.Tourism:Tourism is one of New York City's most vital industries,Major destinations include the Empire State Building; Statue of Liberty.Cuisine:New York City's food culture includes a variety of world cuisines influenced by the city's immigrant history.Accent:The New York area has a distinctive regional speech pattern called the New York dialect.Sports:The most popular sport in New York City is baseball.New York City has been described as the "Capital of Baseball."