New York City, NY
Lower Manhattan from Jersey City November 2014 panorama 3

Welcome To New York City

New York City is the largest city in the US, and a powerhouse of business, political, and cultural influence in the United States and globally. It has one of the largest and most famous skylines on earth, dominated by the iconic Empire State Building. It is also a major tourist destinations include Times Square; Broadway theater productions; the Empire State Building; the Statue of Liberty; Ellis Island; the United Nations Headquarters; museums such as the Metropolitan Museum of Art; greenspaces such as Central Park and Washington Square Park; Rockefeller Center; the Manhattan Chinatown; luxury shopping along Fifth and Madison Avenues; and events such as the Halloween Parade in Greenwich Village; the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade; the lighting of the Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree; the St. Patrick's Day parade; seasonal activities such as ice skating in Central Park in the wintertime; the Tribeca Film Festival; and free performances in Central Park at Summerstage.

New York City has more than 2,000 arts and cultural organizations and more than 500 art galleries of all sizes. Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts, anchoring Lincoln Square on the Upper West Side of Manhattan, is home to numerous influential arts organizations, including the Metropolitan Opera, New York City Opera, New York Philharmonic, and New York City Ballet, as well as the Vivian Beaumont Theater, the Juilliard School, Jazz at Lincoln Center, and Alice Tully Hall. The Lee Strasberg Theatre and Film Institute is in Union Square, and Tisch School of the Arts is based at New York University, while Central Park SummerStage presents free music concerts in Central Park. New York City is home to hundreds of cultural institutions and historic sites, many of which are internationally known. Museum Mile is in an area in Manhattan called Upper Carnegie Hill and contains one of the densest displays of culture in the world, including 10 major museums.

EXPLORE New York City

New York City hosts a multitude of famouse events every year. These events include the New Year's Eve celebration in Times Square, The Macy's Thanksgiving Parade, and the Tribeca Film Festival. Throughout the year there are numerous concerts in venues such as Madison Square Garden along with numerouse professional sports teams in the New York Metropolitan area. Search for top events in New York

Districts/Boroughs - New York City has five boroughs, which are five separate counties. The boroughs have their own flavor and feel and to experience each one is needed to really have a true New York experience.

Manhattan (New York County) - The famous island between the Hudson and East Rivers, with many diverse and unique neighborhoods. Manhattan is home to the Empire State Building in Midtown, Central Park, Times Square, Wall Street, Harlem, and the trendy neighborhoods of Greenwich Village and SoHo.

Brooklyn (Kings County) - The most populous borough, located east of Manhattan across the East River. Known for artists, music venues, beaches, and Coney Island, and the home to the Barclays Center, home court for the Brooklyn Nets professional basketball team.

Queens (Queens County) - Located to the east of Manhattan, across the East River. Queens is the home of Laguardia and JFK airports, the New York Mets, the United States Open Tennis Center, and New York City's second-largest Chinatown. Queens is the most ethnically diverse region in the United States.

The Bronx (Bronx County) - Located north of Manhattan Island, the Bronx is home to the Bronx Zoo, the New York Botanical Gardens, and the New York Yankees.

Staten Island (Richmond County) - A large island in New York Harbor, south of Manhattan and is more residential/suburban than the rest of New York City.

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Weather Forecast for New York City

Overnight

Mostly clear, with a low around 63. North wind around 8 mph.

Saturday

Sunny, with a high near 77. Northeast wind 9 to 13 mph.

Saturday Night

Partly cloudy, with a low around 64. East wind 8 to 10 mph.

Sunday

A 20 percent chance of showers or drizzle. Partly sunny, with a high near 74. Northeast wind 10 to 13 mph.

Sunday Night

A slight chance of showers or drizzle before 1am, then patchy drizzle after 1am. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 62. East wind 9 to 11 mph. Chance of precipitation is 20%.

Monday

Patchy drizzle before 1pm. Partly sunny, with a high near 74.

Monday Night

Mostly cloudy, with a low around 65.

Tuesday

Partly sunny, with a high near 77.

Tuesday Night

Mostly cloudy, with a low around 68.

Wednesday

A 30 percent chance of showers. Partly sunny, with a high near 81.

Wednesday Night

A 30 percent chance of showers. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 70.

Thursday

A 30 percent chance of showers. Partly sunny, with a high near 83.

Thursday Night

A 30 percent chance of showers. Partly cloudy, with a low around 70.

Friday

Mostly sunny, with a high near 83.

Locals Tips

NYC is a constantly changing city. Get all the best insights on everything from the hot new restaurants to the best ways to navigate the city. Read more.

New York City News and Events

Inslee Out. Moulton Out. De Blasio? Town Hall May Be Last Gasp.

Trailing badly in the polls and in fund-raising for 2020, Mayor Bill de Blasio hopes that an hour on CNN Sunday before the nations voters can change his standing.

Desegregating N.Y. Schools Was His Top Priority. What Happened?

Entrenched inequality, attacks by conservatives, student protests: Richard A. Carranzas first year as schools chancellor.

Tom Brady Is No Tom Terrific. Any New Yorker Can Tell You That.

The federal patent office has rejected Mr. Bradys bid to trademark a nickname associated with the Mets pitching legend Tom Seaver.

After Pantaleo, Wary N.Y.P.D. Officers Say No One Has Their Backs

For many members of the force, the decision to fire the officer whose chokehold led to Eric Garners death signaled a shift in the rules of engagement.

DoorDash Promises Delivery Workers Will Earn More (and Keep Tips)

One of the biggest food-delivery apps is rolling out a new pay model.

Epstein Suicide Inquiry Grows: Roughly 15 Jail Workers Are Subpoenaed

Jeffrey Epsteins suicide at a Manhattan jail has led to reassignments for top prison officials, and now federal grand jury subpoenas for jail employees.

Man Crushed to Death in Manhattan Building With History of Elevator Problems

The Manhattan Promenade, a residential tower in the Kips Bay neighborhood, was recently fined for unsafe elevator conditions.

New Yorks Hottest Makeup Counter: The Port Authority Bathroom

The transit hubs bad rap stands in contrast to its spacious second-floor bathroom, where women primp for the day amid the cheerful hum of attendants.

City School Test Scores Inch Up, but Less Than Half of Students Pass

Gaps between black and Hispanic students and their white and Asian-American peers remain fixed, raising questions about school segregation.

Werner Kramarsky, Rights Official and Arts Patron, Dies at 93

He played prominent roles in both city and state government in New York. He wore another hat as well, supporting artists and building a vast drawing collection.

Wake Up! Your House Is Calling

Smart technology can make it easier to keep tabs on your home when youre on vacation, but it also makes it harder to really get away.

Tragedy in a Kips Bay Elevator

Friday: Man crushed after the elevator dropped suddenly as he was exiting into the lobby.

George Washington Bridge Closes for Investigation of Suspicious Package

The episode caused traffic delays on a span connecting Upper Manhattan and New Jersey.

Afropunk and 8 Other Outdoor Concerts to Put on the Calendar

A guide to some of the late-summer shows coming up in New York City, including the Charlie Parker Jazz Festival this weekend.

New York City Accuses U.S. Open Organizers of Underpaying Rent

The city comptroller said the tournament organizers had improperly reported its revenue, and he called for a renegotiation of the lease for the tournament site.

Beyond the Streets Embraces the Sprawling World of Graffiti

An epically scaled exhibition flaunts the art forms pioneers as well as its provocateurs.

#DateMe Review: Not Feeling a Love Connection

A frenzy of strained joke-making and audience participation overwhelms a promising exploration of romance in the internet age.

Slavas Snowshow to Storm Back to Broadway

The surrealist production filled with clowns and, yes, snow, joins the ranks of this seasons limited-run holiday shows.

Handsome Rice Serves Beautiful Korean Short Ribs

The small, counter-style spot in Murray Hill has galbi and purple rice in lunchboxes called dosirak.

Homes for Sale in New York and Connecticut

This weeks properties include a three-bedroom in Glen Cove, N.Y., and a four-bedroom in Bridgeport, Conn.