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.

FIND EVENTS IN New York City

Weather Forecast for New York City

Today

Cloudy, with a high near 36. Calm wind becoming southwest around 5 mph.

Tonight

Rain, snow, and sleet before 2am, then rain and sleet between 2am and 4am, then rain after 4am. Low around 33. Light east wind increasing to 5 to 9 mph in the evening. Chance of precipitation is 90%. New snow and sleet accumulation of less than one inch possible.

Tuesday

Rain. High near 37. Wind chill values between 30 and 35. Northeast wind 7 to 13 mph. Chance of precipitation is 100%. New precipitation amounts between a quarter and half of an inch possible.

Tuesday Night

A 20 percent chance of rain before 8pm. Mostly cloudy, then gradually becoming mostly clear, with a low around 31. Wind chill values between 25 and 30. North wind around 10 mph.

Wednesday

A 20 percent chance of showers after noon. Increasing clouds, with a high near 36. West wind 10 to 13 mph.

Wednesday Night

Partly cloudy, with a low around 18.

Thursday

Sunny, with a high near 28.

Thursday Night

Mostly clear, with a low around 20.

Friday

Sunny, with a high near 35.

Friday Night

Partly cloudy, with a low around 25.

Saturday

Mostly cloudy, with a high near 39.

Saturday Night

Mostly cloudy, with a low around 32.

Sunday

Partly sunny, with a high near 44.

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

How 2 Drifters Brought Anti-Semitic Terror to Jersey City

Inside the harrowing rampage that left a police officer and three others dead.

How a Band of Seasoned Cinephiles Plans to Save the Movie House

When a beloved theater closed, local film fans got organized.

400 Rounds of Ammunition Found at Pawnshop Connected to N.J. Killings

The police arrested the owner of the store in Keyport, N.J., on criminal weapons charges.

Tessa Majors Killing: Boy, 13, Is Arrested

He appeared in court on murder and robbery charges. Detectives believe two other teenagers took part in the stabbing, an official said.

Why Workers Fear Moving 50 Criminally Insane Patients

The state plans to relocate the patients of Kirby Forensic Psychiatric Center, but its new home was not built with prisoners in mind.

Before I Got to the End of the Street, I Felt a Tap on My Shoulder

Dropped keys, a broken heart and more reader tales of New York City in this weeks Metropolitan Diary.

How the Big Apple Circus Ringmaster Spends Her Sundays

Its a two-show day for Storm Marrero, who commutes from the Bronx before suiting up in sequins and singing Celia Cruz.

A Park Shed Its Reputation. Then Came the Tessa Majors Murder.

The deadly stabbing of Ms. Majors, a college student, rekindled fears about Morningside Park near Columbia University.

The Gossiping, Power-Hungry Gambino Crime Family: A Rare Look Inside

A case against reputed Mafia members revealed their conversations when their boss was killed.

Weather N.Y.C.: Flurries, Then Rain, Then Sunshine

Flurries could complicate the evening commute, with some sleet and showers thrown in.

N.Y. Lawmakers Passed 935 Bills by June. Many Remain Unsigned.

A groundbreaking legislative session has hit pause, with a slew of legislation awaiting Gov. Andrew M. Cuomos signature or veto.

Forging Connections in a New Land

When Rawajuddin Dakhunda resettled in the United States from Afghanistan, he needed assistance. Then he found a way to give back.

Prime Leverage: How Amazon Wields Power in the Technology World

Software start-ups have a phrase for what Amazon is doing to them: strip-mining them of their innovations.

Homes That Sold for Around $1.5 Million

Recent residential sales in New York City and the region.

Secondhand Gifts and Experiences Still Top Holiday Lists

Retail remains king, but Americans concerned about climate change and consumerism are continuing to have an impact on shopping habits.

Felix G. Rohatyn, Financier Who Piloted New Yorks Rescue, Dies at 91

An immigrant from war-ravaged Europe, Mr. Rohatyn reached the apex of Wall Street and the inner circles of government and commerce.

A Mother and Daughter Find Support in Mentors

Rita LaRosas daughter, Nydia, flourished under the guidance of a big sister. In March, Ms. LaRosa was paired with a mentor who has helped her see the light at the end of the tunnel.

$625,000 Settlement for Woman Whose Child Was Torn From Her Arms

Jazmine Headley sued over a confrontation with New York City workers that was captured in a widely seen video.

We Trusted You: WeWorks Chair on Adam Neumann and the Future

After a bailout by SoftBank, the shared office space company plans to sell customers more services and renegotiate leases with landlords.

Danny Aiello, Actor in Do the Right Thing, Dies at 86

A memorable character actor on both stage and screen, Mr. Aiello won an Academy Award nomination for his role in Spike Lees 1989 film.