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 20 percent chance of showers after 2am. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 67. Breezy, with a southwest wind 15 to 20 mph decreasing to 9 to 14 mph after midnight.


A 50 percent chance of showers. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 79. Southwest wind around 10 mph, with gusts as high as 20 mph.

Sunday Night

A chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 66. West wind around 6 mph becoming calm in the evening. Chance of precipitation is 50%.


A 20 percent chance of showers. Partly sunny, with a high near 80. Northwest wind around 5 mph becoming calm in the morning.

Monday Night

A 50 percent chance of showers. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 67. South wind 3 to 7 mph.


A 50 percent chance of showers. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 78.

Tuesday Night

A 40 percent chance of showers. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 67.


A 50 percent chance of showers. Partly sunny, with a high near 77.

Wednesday Night

A 30 percent chance of showers. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 66.


A 40 percent chance of showers. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 78.

Thursday Night

A 40 percent chance of showers. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 66.


Partly sunny, with a high near 80.

Friday Night

Partly cloudy, with a low around 64.


Mostly sunny, with a high near 81.

Locals Tips

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New York City News and Events

The Real Dog Moms of New York City

Inside the chaos, glitter and absolute furry cuteness of a puppy pageant.

How Middle Schoolers Built Pizza Sail (Hint: Without Their Phones)

An after-school program invites students to build small sailboats from scratch, then test them out on the water.

This Empty Lot Is Worth Millions. Its Also an African-American Burial Ground.

The owner of a plot of land in Queens wants to sell it or develop it. Others want to memorialize one of the citys first communities for former and freed slaves.

5 Takeaways From New York Citys $93 Billion Budget Deal

What will taxpayers get for the growing budget? More social workers in schools, senior housing, and spending for libraries.

The Empty Storefront Crisis and the End of the American Dream

For generations, owning a small business has been a path upward for immigrants. That path is getting harder and harder to forge.

How Neil Patrick Harris and David Burtka Spend Their Sundays

There is no consistency to our routine except that were together and spending quality time with the kids.

Bringing Up Robot Baby, a Teenage Rite of Passage

Students around the country take home the infant simulators, with little evidence that they reduce pregnancy.

Junior Guzman Killing: 5 Convicted of Hacking Innocent Teenager to Death

Their trial provided a glimpse inside the violent Trinitarios gang, whose members mistook 15-year-old Lesandro Junior Guzman-Feliz for a rival.

New Rent Laws Pass in N.Y.: The Pendulum Is Swinging Against Landlords

The package, signed by Gov. Andrew Cuomo, significantly strengthened protections for all tenants in New York City.

The Gaze Is Ours

Latinx artists and creative thinkers are incorporating family history and cultural heritage into their work.

Man Arrested Outside Elementary School With Gun and Hollow-Point Bullets, Police Say

The suspect was taken into custody in Westfield, N.J. The authorities said he had a loaded .45-caliber handgun and 130 rounds of ammunition in his vehicles trunk.

New York City Allocates $250,000 for Abortions, Challenging Conservative States

The money will go to a nonprofit fund that pays clinics for abortions performed on women who cannot pay, a third of whom live outside New York.

A Brooklyn Drag Show Celebrates Arab Queens

At a new cabaret, queens and L.G.B.T.Q. Arabs can party freely.

What to Do in New York This Weekend

Theres something for everyone, from classical music in the park to Alvin Ailey at Lincoln Center and four must-not-miss art shows spotlighting women.

Deadline Approaching for Elevator Upgrades

Some 44,000 elevators in New York must have door-lock systems installed by the end of the year.

Measles Outbreak: Ending Religious Exemptions for Vaccinations

Friday: Brooklyn and Rockland County have been the epicenter of the countrys measles outbreak.

Weekending in the Suburbs

Instead of buying a second home several hours from the city, some New Yorkers are looking to suburbia for a slice of the country.

Nxivm: How a Sex Cult Leader Seduced and Programmed His Followers

Former Nxivm members testified they were brainwashed into being branded and assigned to have sex with him.

Female Surrealists Re-emerge in 2 Startling Shows

Leonora Carrington and Remedios Varo, known for their mystical styles, flourished in Mexico.

Measles Outbreak: N.Y. Eliminates Religious Exemptions for Vaccinations

New York, where measles has spread in ultra-Orthodox Jewish communities, joins California and a handful of other states in revoking religious exemptions.