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.


Weather Forecast for New York City


A 30 percent chance of showers, mainly after 5am. Increasing clouds, with a low around 74. Southeast wind 5 to 9 mph.


Showers, with thunderstorms also possible after 3pm. High near 82. East wind 8 to 14 mph. Chance of precipitation is 90%. New rainfall amounts between a half and three quarters of an inch possible.

Friday Night

Showers and possibly a thunderstorm. Low around 74. East wind 8 to 13 mph becoming southeast after midnight. Chance of precipitation is 90%. New rainfall amounts between a half and three quarters of an inch possible.


Showers likely and possibly a thunderstorm before 11am, then showers and thunderstorms likely, mainly after 3pm. Some of the storms could produce heavy rain. Partly sunny, with a high near 87. West wind around 7 mph. Chance of precipitation is 60%. New rainfall amounts between a quarter and half of an inch possible.

Saturday Night

Showers and thunderstorms likely, mainly before 9pm. Some of the storms could produce heavy rain. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 74. Southwest wind around 6 mph. Chance of precipitation is 60%. New rainfall amounts of less than a tenth of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.


A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms after 1pm. Some of the storms could produce heavy rain. Mostly sunny, with a high near 89.

Sunday Night

A chance of showers and thunderstorms before 9pm, then a chance of showers between 9pm and 11pm. Some of the storms could produce heavy rain. Partly cloudy, with a low around 74. Chance of precipitation is 30%.


A chance of showers, with thunderstorms also possible after 1pm. Partly sunny, with a high near 88. Chance of precipitation is 40%.

Monday Night

A chance of showers and thunderstorms before 9pm, then a chance of showers between 9pm and 11pm. Partly cloudy, with a low around 72. Chance of precipitation is 30%.


A 40 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms after 1pm. Mostly sunny, with a high near 86.

Tuesday Night

A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Partly cloudy, with a low around 72.


Mostly sunny, with a high near 87.

Wednesday Night

Mostly clear, with a low around 75.

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

Michael Cohen Is Returned to Federal Custody Over Home-Confinement Rules

President Trumps former personal lawyer, who was convicted of campaign finance and other crimes, had been released amid coronavirus concerns.

N.Y.C. Paints Black Lives Matter Mural in Front of Trump Tower

The public art project is the latest battle in a feud between President Trump and Mayor Bill de Blasio.

68% Have Antibodies in This Clinic. Can Neighborhood Beat a Next Wave?

Data from those tested at a storefront medical office in Queens is leading to a deeper understanding of the outbreaks scope in New York.

Anything You Say in This Trader Joes Line May Be Used Against You

These neighbors signs respond to loud shoppers: We are so sorry your wife is leaving you, one read. And we are SURE the Everything but the Bagel Seasoning will help.

Does Cuomo Share Blame for 6,200 Virus Deaths in N.Y. Nursing Homes?

A state directive sent thousands of Covid-19 patients into nursing homes, but the Cuomo administration has given other reasons for the viruss spread.

N.Y.C. Public Schools Will Not Fully Reopen in September

Classroom attendance in September will be limited to only one to three days a week in an effort to continue to curb the outbreak, the mayor said.

State Attorney General Calls for Stripping N.Y.P.D. Control From Mayor

Citing police misconduct at protests, the attorney general said an independent panel should oversee the city police and hire the commissioner.

Graffiti Is Back in Virus-Worn New York

The citys coronavirus lockdown and subsequent rise in unemployment have created the perfect conditions for a new generation of graffiti writers.

New York City's Community Refrigerators Offer Free Food for Those in Need

For many New Yorkers, healthy meals are hard to come by these days. Now activists are stocking refrigerators for those in need.

New York Zoos and Aquarium Plan to Open this Month

If all goes as planned with the states reopening, the public will be allowed back to see the animals starting on July 24.

The Coronavirus Can Be Airborne Indoors, W.H.O. Says

The agency also explained more directly that people without symptoms may spread the virus. The acknowledgments should have come sooner, some experts said.

2 Art Gallery Shows to Explore From Home

Galleries and museums are getting creative about presenting work online during the coronavirus crisis. Here are two shows worth viewing virtually.

James Harrison, Music Professor and Piano Lover, Dies at 84

Mr. Harrison was a longtime teacher of music theory and a dean of fine arts and humanities at Hunter College in New York City. He has died of complications of Covid-19.

Homes for Sale in New York and New Jersey

This weeks properties include a four-bedroom in Garden City, N.Y., and a seven-bedroom in Old Tappan, N.J.

Homes for Sale in Brooklyn and Manhattan

This weeks properties are in Windsor Terrace, Hudson Heights and in the East Village.

Outdoor Dining Offers Fresh Air and Fantasy to a City That Needs Both

New York Citys sidewalks and streets have sprouted oases that evoke destinations from the Greek isles to the New Jersey Turnpike.

Coronavirus Live Updates: Global Tracker

As President Trump pushes for schools to reopen, the country has set its fifth record in nine days. Florida set a new record for single-day deaths. Italy has made progress since its outbreak peaked.

What N.Y.C. Schools Will Look Like in September

Schools are expected to partially reopen in the fall, with students in classrooms only a few days per week. But there's still a lot to figure out.

New York as a Biking City? It Could Happen. And It Should.

A new report proposes 425 miles of interconnected bike lanes across the five boroughs. Another sees new car-free bridges into Manhattan from Queens, Brooklyn and New Jersey.

At Least 5 States Set Single-Day Coronavirus Case Records

Tulsas top health official said the Trump rally last month may have contributed to a local surge in cases. A study in England provided more evidence of crucial risk factors for Covid-19 deaths.