New York City, NY
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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.


Weather Forecast for New York City


Snow before 1am, then sleet between 1am and 4am, then rain after 4am. Low around 33. Southeast wind 6 to 8 mph becoming east after midnight. Chance of precipitation is 100%. Total nighttime snow and sleet accumulation of 1 to 3 inches possible.

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Rain, mainly before 1pm. Steady temperature around 36. Wind chill values between 30 and 35. Northeast wind around 7 mph becoming northwest in the afternoon. Chance of precipitation is 80%.

Monday Night

Mostly clear, with a low around 24. Wind chill values between 15 and 20. Northwest wind 10 to 14 mph.


Sunny, with a high near 37. Wind chill values between 15 and 25. Northwest wind around 9 mph.

Tuesday Night

Increasing clouds, with a low around 23. North wind 5 to 7 mph.


Snow likely, mainly after 3pm. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 35. Chance of precipitation is 60%. Little or no snow accumulation expected.

Wednesday Night

Snow, freezing rain, and sleet likely before midnight, then freezing rain and sleet likely between midnight and 3am, then freezing rain likely after 3am. Cloudy, with a low around 30. Chance of precipitation is 60%.


A chance of freezing rain before 9am, then a chance of rain. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 45. Chance of precipitation is 50%.

Thursday Night

Mostly cloudy, with a low around 32.


Mostly sunny, with a high near 44.

Friday Night

Mostly cloudy, with a low around 31.


A 30 percent chance of rain. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 46.

Saturday Night

A 40 percent chance of rain. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 35.

Locals Tips

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New York City News and Events

Second Man Charged in Death of a Detective in Queens

The scene last week outside a T-Mobile store in Richmond Hill, Queens, where Detective Brian Simonsen was killed by friendly fire.

Her Daughters Died in a Fire as She Did Laundry. She Sobbed While Pleading Guilty.

Haya Konte, whose two young daughters perished in a 2016 fire that erupted after they were left alone in a Bronx apartment, clutched the backpack of her surviving 2-year-old.

Long-Distance Romance? Get on the Love Bus

Rasheda Herndon and Clyde Edwards met in middle school, reconnected on Facebook, and now visit each other using OurBus, a technology transportation company.

Sunday Routine: How Fareed Zakaria, CNN Host, Spends His Sundays

Mr. Zakaria sits in his study, which he describes as the heart and soul of his home.

Why the Amazon Deal Collapsed: A Tech Giant Stumbles in N.Y.s Raucous Political Arena

Amazon had promised to create more than 25,000 jobs on a new campus in Queens. On Thursday, it abruptly announced that it was canceling the deal.

After Amazon Deals Demise, Raw Feelings and Democratic Infighting

Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo, a Democrat, pointedly blamed Democratic leaders in the State Senate for chasing Amazon away from Long Island City.

Amazon Bails and New York Reacts: The City Was Never Really On Board

Some New Yorkers were disappointed that Amazons decision to abandon a Queens headquarters meant 25,000 promised jobs will not arrive. Others resented the plan to provide billions of dollars in subsidies to one of the worlds richest companies.

What's Selling Now: Homes That Sold for Around $750,000

Recent residential sales in New York City and the region.

Luis M. Neco, 87, Dies; Barrier-Breaking Puerto Rican Police Official

Luis M. Neco, a deputy commissioner of the New York Police Department, at a public hearing in 1971. He was the first Puerto Rican to hold that rank. He also became a judge.

More Than 100 Priests Accused of Sex Abuse Are Named by Brooklyn Catholic Diocese

The Most Rev. Nicholas DiMarzio, the bishop of Brooklyn, followed dozens of other bishops in the United States in publishing the names of suspected abusers.

Jack Taylor, Scourge of the Wrecking Ball in Manhattan, Dies at 93

Jack Taylor guiding a tour of the Ladies Mile shopping district in 1987. He helped win landmark protection for the area two years later.

City Opera Faces Its Biggest Challenge Since Bankruptcy

A scene from New York City Operas production of Candide in 2017. The companys future is in jeopardy after the departure of its board chairman.

Detectives Death Shows How Cellphone Stores Are Now Easy Target for Robberies

The T-Mobile store in Queens where the police thwarted a robbery on Tuesday and a detective was killed by friendly fire.

Northern Virginia Is Keeping Amazons 25,000 Jobs, and Wants You to Know It

Amazons new campus in Northern Virginia will include the site of this former federal garage in Arlington.

The High End: Apartment Towers for the Astoria Waterfront

The two towers at 10 Halletts Point, the first of seven buildings planned for a site in Astoria, Queens.

Right at Home: Marie Kondo Helped, but What About the Extra Stuff?

You may find that donating or recycling your unwanted possessions is harder than it might seem.

Wanted: The Oddest Lots

A 21-unit affordable rental building on East 60th Street (center left) was built on the site of a crescent-shaped parking lot that curves along a ramp to the Queensboro Bridge.