New York City is the most populous city in the United States. It has up to 800 languages with an estimated 18.9 million people. New York is the twenty-seventh largest, the third most populous, and the seventh most densely populated of the 50 United States. New York is a state in the mid-Atlantic region of the United States. Although New York City is the largest city in the country, much of New York is still rural. Albany is the capital of your state.
New York is made up of five boroughs in which there are hundreds of boroughs, many of which have their own history that defines their own city. The districts are:
Manahattan: the most densely populated where Central Park is located.
The Bronx: where Yankee Stadium is located, home of the New York Yankees. They are also famous for their Bronx Zoo, the largest metropolitan zoo in the United States that has more than 6,000 animals. Bornx is the birthplace of rap and hip hop culture.
Brooklyn – Known for its cultural, social and ethnic diversity, an independent arts scene, distinct neighborhoods, and distinctive architectural heritage
Queens – The largest borough and the most ethnically diverse county in the United States.
Staten Island: the most suburban character of the five boroughs.
New York City’s foodie ethnicity includes a variety of world cuisines influenced by the city’s immigrant history. Italian and Eastern European immigrants have made the city famous for its New York-style bagels, cheesecake, and pizzas. Chinese restaurants are ubiquitous. Some 4,000 city-licensed street food vendors, many of them owned by immigrants, have made Middle Eastern foods like falafels and kebabs a resource for modern New York street food. But hot dogs and pretzels are still high street food. The city is also home to many of the best and most diverse fine dining restaurants in the United States. Visit the ski center in Manhattan, Saranac Lake in winter, First Lake and North Creek. Experience their parades, particularly the flamboyant Thanksgiving Day parade and St. Patrick’s Day parades.
The Empire State Building. A trip to the top is on everyone’s itinerary. Visit the Empire Room for a journey back in time to the city’s golden age, or try Heartland Brewery and Rotisserie for more modern dishes.
For a little greenery (or a lot in this case) head to Central Park in the heart of Manhattan. While you’re there, check out Tavern on the Green in Central Park. Today, less restaurant than visitor center, it is still the Tavern on the Green. The same goes for the most poignant of all soul food establishments, Sylvia’s Restaurant, or the famous real-life soup Nazi: Al Yeganeh, The Original Soup Man.
Let’s not forget about New York’s most famous icon (and perhaps the icon of the USA), The Statue of Liberty. You can visit the statue by ferry, or you can get a great view on the Staten Island ferry.