Map of New York Metro Area
What can you really say about New York City that hasn't already been said? Let's start with basics: New York City is situated at the southeastern tip of New York. It has more residents than any other city in the US and the city never sleeps. It is a first class world economic center, influencing and impacting all parts of the world in nearly every industry. It's a cultural mecca as well and a center for international diplomacy (the UN is based there). There are roughly 9M residents all living inside a 300 mile radius. The Big Apple is for sure the most densely populated city in North America. In the world spectrum, The New York metro area has almost 23M people who claim it as home and that ranks it among the largest metro areas in the world. New York City has neighborhoods and landmarks known around the world. There are almost too many to outline. The Statue of Liberty greeted so many immigrants on their arrival to the US in the past centuries. And then later those same immigrants made their fortunes on Wall Street, it's the stuff the American dream is made of. The city is the origin of important American cultural movements, including the Harlem Renaissance. Almost 170 languages are spoken in this world class city. If you want to see a real slice of America, blue collar, white collar all colors and all religions, go to New York. This amazing melting pot of people live in the boroughs of New York: The Bronx, Brooklyn, Manhattan, Queens, and Staten Island.