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


A 30 percent chance of showers before midnight. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 53. Northwest wind around 8 mph.


Sunny, with a high near 72. Northwest wind 5 to 7 mph becoming light and variable.

Tuesday Night

A 30 percent chance of showers after 10pm. Increasing clouds, with a low around 54. South wind 7 to 10 mph.


Mostly cloudy, then gradually becoming sunny, with a high near 69. West wind 8 to 11 mph.

Wednesday Night

Mostly clear, with a low around 50. Northwest wind 7 to 9 mph.


Sunny, with a high near 66.

Thursday Night

A 40 percent chance of showers after midnight. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 53.


A 50 percent chance of showers. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 66.

Friday Night

Partly cloudy, with a low around 50.


Sunny, with a high near 64.

Saturday Night

Partly cloudy, with a low around 49.


Mostly sunny, with a high near 65.

Sunday Night

Partly cloudy, with a low around 52.


Mostly sunny, with a high near 65.

Locals Tips

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New York City News and Events

Judge Upholds Conviction in Karina Vetranos Murder, Despite Lone Jurors Claim It Was Tainted

The sentencing of Chanel Lewis, 22, who faces life without parole, is scheduled for Tuesday after his conviction was upheld.

Paper or Plastic? Time to Bring Your Own Bag

New York City shoppers who opt for paper bags would be charged an extra 5 cents under a bill approved by the City Council.

Native Americans Find Surprising Ally in N.J. Fight: Trump Administration

Charles Morgan of the Ramapough Lenape prepared for a tobacco ceremony on tribal land in Mahwah, N.J., last week.

Why Having a Gun in New Jersey Could Soon Cost 20 Times as Much

Lisa Caso, owner of Casos Gun-A-Rama in Jersey City, criticized Gov. Philip D. Murphys proposed fee increases from $27 up to $550 to own and carry a gun.

I Dont Want to Die: Asylum Seekers, Once in Limbo, Face Deportation Under Trump

Indra Sihotang, 52, with his wife and their children in their Queens home. Mr. Sihotang, an asylum seeker, was granted a temporary reprieve from deportation by the Obama administration. President Trump revoked that safeguard.

A Pregnant Victim, a Grisly Murder and a Suspect Called Grim Creepa

Hes a monster, said the victim's aunt. She didnt have to die like that. Its hard. Every time I think about it, I want to cry. I want to go over there and squeeze him, Tell me, why? Why would you do this to her?

How Luxury Developers Use a Loophole to Build Soaring Towers for the Ultrarich in N.Y.

About one-fourth of the 88 floors at 432 Park Avenue, one of the worlds tallest residential buildings, have no homes. Instead, they are reserved for structural and mechanical equipment.

Chinese Immigrants Are Converting to Catholicism. Local Churches Have Adapted.

Catherine Chen receives communion at a rehearsal at St. John Vianney in Flushing, Queens.

Tiny Neighborhoods Sprout at the National Building Museum

A collector, David Weingarten, is donating 3,069 shrunken landmarks to the museum.

Metropolitan Diary: He Nodded, Apparently Took the Sign Literally and Rushed Up the Steps

Waiting to see a popular show, stopped for running a red light on a big day and more reader tales of New York City in this weeks Metropolitan Diary.

This Tiny Museum Fits Inside an Elevator Shaft

Mmuseumm occupies a freight elevator shaft on Cortlandt Alley in TriBeCa.

What's Selling Now: Homes That Sold for Around $1,000,000

Recent residential sales in New York City and the region.

Jayne Wrightsman, Arts Benefactor and Doyenne of High Society, Dies at 99

Jayne Wrightsman, wearing a satin gown by Givenchy, on a Louis XV cut-velvet sofa in 1966. She died on Saturday at the age of 99.

Bloody Ax Recovered as Man Arrested in Gruesome Brooklyn Murder

The building at the Bushwick Houses in Brooklyn where the police said a woman was killed and a female friend was seriously injured early on Saturday morning.

Clare Bronfman Pleads Guilty in Nxivm Sex Cult Case, Leaving Leader to Stand Trial Alone

Clare Bronfman arriving at Federal District Court in Brooklyn on Friday with her lawyer, Mark Geragos. She was among the most high-profile members of Nxivm, which was based near Albany.

Juice WRLD, the Young Rapper, Confronts Death at a Brooklyn Cemetery

Juice WRLD, a chart-topping rapper from Chicago, visited the Green-Wood Cemetery in Brooklyn with Ty Fairconeture, right.