It consists of five boroughs, each of which is a separate county of the New York State. These are Brooklyn, Queens, Manhattan, the Bronx, and Staten Island. Holding an estimated population of almost 8.5 m, it has more people itself than 39 of the 50 states in the US.
One of the facts that attract more visitors is that the city is full of iconic landmarks, the majority of which are universally recognized thanks to TV series and films. The skyline of Manhattan with its many skyscrapers, is home to the world’s two largest stock exchanges by total market capitalization, the New York Stock Exchange and NASDAQ . Times Square is major center of the world’s entertainment industry, whereas Central Park is a huge green oasis right in the middle of the urban jungle. The Statue of Liberty is undoubtedly New York City’s most recognizable landmark, a gleaming beacon for generations of immigrants who come to America seeking a better life. Another top mega structure is the Brooklyn Bridge, which serves as the first land passage between Manhattan and Brooklyn and enjoys views of downtown Manhattan and New York Harbour.
Equally recommendable is the need to experience nightlife in the city. Apollo Theater and concert venues like Highline Ballroom or Irving Plaza are just a small bit of the list of artists’ nests not to be missed. If looking for clubbing, there are plenty of neighborhoods that are full of bars ranging from classy joints to modern and sophisticated dancing dens…
The Empire State Building, Staten Island, The Yankee Stadium, Flushing Meadows, Lincoln Center, Coney Island and even the Subway…the list of attractions in NYC is almost infinite!