New York is the most populated city in the United States and the heart of the New York Metropolitan Area, one of the most populous metropolitan areas in the world. The global power city has an enormous impact on commerce, finance, media, art, fashion, research, technology, education, and the entertainment industry. The city is located on one of the world’s largest natural harbors and consists of five boroughs—The Bronx, Brooklyn, Manhattan, Queens, and Staten Island. These areas were consolidated into a single city in 1898.
New York City is also home to one of the world’s oldest public transit systems, The New York City Subway. The New York City Subway is the most extensive public transportation system in the world rated by the number of stations in operation and total length of routes. With 468 operating stations, the system has 209 miles of routes.
- Population: 19,465,197
- Industries: Power, Commerce, Finance, Media, Art, Fashion, Research, Technology, Education, Entertainment
- Area Codes: 212, 646, 718, 917, 347, 718, 917, 929
- Zip Codes: 10001, 10002, 10003, 10004, 10005, 10006, 10007, 10008, 10009, 10010
- Surrounding Cities: Manhattan, Bronx, Marble Hill, Brooklyn, Queens, Rikers Island, Richmond, Staten Island