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

This Afternoon

A slight chance of drizzle or light rain before 4pm, then a chance of rain with a slight chance of drizzle after 4pm. Cloudy, with a high near 61. East wind 8 to 10 mph. Chance of precipitation is 30%.


Rain, mainly before 3am. Low around 54. East wind 6 to 10 mph becoming southwest after midnight. Chance of precipitation is 90%. New precipitation amounts between a half and three quarters of an inch possible.


Sunny, with a high near 65. West wind 9 to 13 mph.

Wednesday Night

Clear, with a low around 50. West wind 6 to 10 mph.


Sunny, with a high near 65. Southwest wind 5 to 7 mph.

Thursday Night

Mostly clear, with a low around 53.


Mostly sunny, with a high near 64.

Friday Night

Mostly cloudy, with a low around 47.


Mostly sunny, with a high near 60.

Saturday Night

Partly cloudy, with a low around 46.


Partly sunny, with a high near 60.

Sunday Night

A 30 percent chance of showers. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 50.


Partly sunny, with a high near 63.

Locals Tips

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New York City News and Events

2 Proud Boys Sentenced to 4 Years in Brawl With Anti-Fascists at Republican Club

The men had been convicted for their part in a clash with protesters outside the Metropolitan Republican Club in Manhattan.

19 Women Accused a Gynecologist of Abuse. Why Didnt He Go to Prison?

The doctor reached a plea deal with the Manhattan district attorney, who is facing renewed criticism over his handling of the case.

$27 Million for Reparations Over Slave Ties Pledged by Seminary

The Princeton Theological Seminary said it was committed to telling the truth about its ties to slavery. Black students dont think it goes far enough.

Local News Is Dying. New York May Try to Pass a Law to Save It.

Legislators are proposing a first-in-the-nation bill to force cable companies to offer independent local news.

Inside the Last, Desperate Days of de Blasios 2020 Campaign

We both knew that this was a Don Quixote mission, said one donor who was solicited by Mayor Bill de Blasio as the end drew near.

Remembering Action Park for Its Thrills and Dangers

Tuesday: "A lot of people look back fondly on it as a coming-of-age experience," one documentary maker said.

Why Black Homeowners in Brooklyn Are Being Victimized by Fraud

Deed theft, or stealing the title to a house, has become a worrisome crime in Brooklyn, targeting rapidly gentrifying communities of color.

Beaten and Left in Solitary Confinement, He Thought He Would Die

Transferred off Rikers Island, he was among four young men who won a $980,000 settlement after a lawsuit described brutal beatings at an Albany jail.

Seattle Chefs Anchor Restaurants at New Nordstrom in Midtown

Southern Italian seafood from John DeLucie, the latest turn for the owners of the Farm on Adderley, and more restaurant news.

At Tsismis, Filipino-American Drinking Food Worth Talking About

Tagalog language lessons begin the meal at this Filipino restaurant on the Lower East Side.

She Survived Stalins Police State, Then Found a Home in New York

Yevgeniya Grinbergs father was sent to a gulag, and she fled the Nazis with her mother. Now she has a new sofa bed for the home she has made for herself in Washington Heights.

Highland Park, Los Angeles: A Watchful Eye on Gentrification

As real estate prices rise and crime drops, residents hope that the longtime diversity of the neighborhood will persevere.

WeWork, Rejected by Wall Street, Accepts Lifeline From SoftBank

The troubled shared office company scrapped an initial public offering and push out its chief executive last month.

Michael Armstrong, 86, Dies; Led Knapp Probe of Police Corruption

He was chief counsel to the New York commission formed after Frank Serpicos revelations about systemic graft and the departments lax response.

WeWork Considers Rescue Plans From SoftBank and JPMorgan

The purveyor of shared office space, which aborted an initial public offering last month, has lost billions of dollars and needs a big cash infusion.

Cuba Gooding Jr. Ignored Womans Plea to Not Touch Her, Suit Says

The lawsuit, filed by a woman who served Mr. Gooding at a Manhattan nightclub, said the actor pinched her buttocks and repeatedly tried to touch her again.

The Fight to Desegregate New York Schools

Can the largest public school system in the U.S. educate students fairly if its also one of the most segregated?

A Musical Revolt Succeeds: WNYC, in a Reversal, Keeps New Sounds

After an outcry, the station decided to continue to air its influential, eclectic new music program, which has been a tastemaker since 1982.

She Jumped a Turnstile. The Fine Pushed Her to the Breaking Point.

Reeling from her fathers death, a single mother finds a pathway to stability through a job training program.

MoMA Reopening: Everything You Need to Know

Monday: MoMA isbigger and more demanding. It's also more fun, says our art critic.