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


Light rain likely. Cloudy, with a steady temperature around 53. East wind around 10 mph. Chance of precipitation is 70%. New precipitation amounts of less than a tenth of an inch possible.


Light rain likely before 10am, then a chance of drizzle or light rain after 10am. Patchy fog after 10am. Otherwise, cloudy, with a high near 60. East wind 6 to 9 mph. Chance of precipitation is 60%. New precipitation amounts of less than a tenth of an inch possible.

Monday Night

A slight chance of drizzle or light rain before 1am, then a slight chance of light rain after 1am. Patchy fog before 1am. Otherwise, mostly cloudy, with a steady temperature around 58. Light and variable wind becoming west around 5 mph after midnight. Chance of precipitation is 20%.


A 20 percent chance of rain after 1pm. Mostly cloudy, with a steady temperature around 55. North wind 6 to 8 mph.

Tuesday Night

A 20 percent chance of rain. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 48. North wind 3 to 6 mph.


Partly sunny, with a high near 57.

Wednesday Night

A 30 percent chance of rain after 7pm. Partly cloudy, with a low around 50.


A 50 percent chance of rain. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 58.

Thursday Night

Rain likely. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 46. Chance of precipitation is 70%.


A 50 percent chance of rain. Partly sunny, with a high near 52.

Friday Night

A 30 percent chance of rain. Partly cloudy, with a low around 39.


Sunny, with a high near 53.

Saturday Night

Mostly clear, with a low around 43.


Sunny, with a high near 58.

Locals Tips

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New York City News and Events

Fights Erupt During Jews for Trump Rally in Manhattan

Seven people were arrested, and protesters screamed at Rudy Giuliani. Separately, a police officer was suspended for voicing support for the president on the job.

20-Year-Old Tourist Killed by Stray Bullet in Brooklyn

Ethan Williams, who had long dreamed of moving to New York, became another victim of the wave of gun violence that has shaken the city.

Times Square Billboards With Ivanka Trump and Jared Kushner Stir Skirmish

The couples lawyer threatens to sue over scathing billboards that were put up by an anti-Trump group, the Lincoln Project.

Early Voting in NYC: Long Lines Across New York

Voters in New York City waited hours to cast ballots on Saturday, the first time that early voting has been allowed in the state in a presidential election.

Relieved to Be Back at the Gym, but Is It Safe?

City gyms were allowed to reopen on Sept. 2, but lingering concerns about indoor workouts mean many may not endure.

He Was a Rising Jazz Pianist. Then His N.Y.C. Dreams Were Shattered.

The police said an attack on the pianist was not a hate crime, but social media disagreed. Now hes considering a return to Japan.

Can Blood Manors Homicidal Clown Scare People in a Year Like 2020?

How the Halloween industry plans on making haunted houses socially distant, sanitized and still terrifying.

The Rich in New York Confront an Unfamiliar Word: No

The pandemic is causing inequality to soar, but increasingly the privileged are discovering that they cant bend the world to their will.

How a Fix-It Guru Spends Her Sundays

Sandra Goldmark can repair a tattered sofa or a broken coffee maker. So many of her neighbors, trapped amid their stuff, are seeking her out.

Homes That Sold for Around $1.5 Million

Recent residential sales in New York City and the region.

Wednesdays Are the Days He Drives Into Manhattan From Brooklyn

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Things to Do This Week

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How to Grow a Hydroponic Garden

Its getting cold out there. Take your pandemic gardening inside.

Edith OHara, a Fixture of Off Off Broadway, Dies at 103

The theater she founded, the 13th Street Repertory Company, has been an eclectic presence on the New York scene for almost half a century.

Former Milly Designer Michelle Smith Has a New Line, and a New Life

With her husband, Michelle Smith built a successful clothing brand on the idea of demure femininity. Then she ripped up her life.

If A.O.C. Is So Heavily Favored, Why Has Her Race Drawn $30 Million?

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez is expected to cruise to re-election, yet the race for her congressional seat is the second most expensive House campaign in the nation.

John Wilson Reveals the Absurd Poetry of New York

The filmmaker attracted a cult following with his droll Vimeo shorts shot on the citys streets. In How To With John Wilson, he expands the concept for HBO.

Ken Kurson, a Trump Family Ally, is Arrested on Cyberstalking Charge

Ken Kurson, a close friend of the presidents son-in-law Jared Kushner, was arrested in connection with incidents stemming from his divorce.

Covid-19 Deaths: The Price for Not Wearing Masks is Perhaps 130,000 Lives

The pandemic death toll could be lowered by next spring if more Americans wear masks, a new analysis finds.