New York is the most populated city in the United States. It is the center of the New York metropolitan area which is one of the most populous metropolitan areas in the world. As well, it is a leading global city. New York exerts a powerful influence over global commerce, finance, media, culture, art, fashion, research, education, and entertainment.
Our beautiful city is located on a large natural harbor on the Atlantic coast of the Northeastern United States. It consists of five boroughs: The Bronx, Brooklyn, Manhattan, Queens and Staten Island. Its population is around 8.4 million, with a land area of 305 square miles.
New York City has an enormous traffic problem. New York is so dense that even if it had ten times the amount of road space and parking, those roads would still be filled with traffic.Honking is illegal and you can see signs posted across the city: "DON'T HONK — $350 PENALTY." It has practically become the background music of the city. New York's problems are internationally known, not only from the painful tradegy of 9 11, but from it's high crime rate, although it is getting better. The NYPD sends their officers to go around the city and make everyone aware that they are there and watching in order to regulate the crime rate.
All in all, we love our city and everything it offers. It is the city that never sleeps. The lights, the excitement and all the intriguing landscapes and architecture make it one hell of a place. Life in NYC
"These streets will make you feel brand new, the lights will inspire you, lets here it for New York!" - Empire State of Mind (Jay-Z and Alicia Keys) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0UjsXo9l6I8