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


Showers and possibly a thunderstorm before 7am, then a chance of showers between 7am and 8am. Temperature falling to around 40 by 5pm. Breezy, with a south wind 16 to 22 mph becoming west in the morning. Winds could gust as high as 37 mph. Chance of precipitation is 100%. New precipitation amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.


Partly cloudy, with a low around 27. Wind chill values between 15 and 20. Breezy, with a west wind 18 to 22 mph, with gusts as high as 33 mph.


Mostly sunny, with a high near 41. Wind chill values between 15 and 25. West wind 14 to 17 mph, with gusts as high as 28 mph.

Friday Night

Partly cloudy, with a low around 28. West wind 8 to 13 mph.


Mostly sunny, with a high near 37. West wind 8 to 15 mph, with gusts as high as 25 mph.

Saturday Night

Partly cloudy, with a low around 25.


Sunny, with a high near 40.

Sunday Night

Partly cloudy, with a low around 31.


Mostly sunny, with a high near 46.

Monday Night

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


A 40 percent chance of showers. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 54.

Tuesday Night

A 50 percent chance of showers. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 48.


A 50 percent chance of showers. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 60.

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New York City News and Events

Coronavirus in New York: $40 Million to Combat Spread

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Tessa Majorss Murder: A Police Bluff, Then a Teen's Confession

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Weinstein Was Convicted. Can D.A. Vance Now Win Over His Critics?

One detractor called the district attorney irreparably tarnished. But the prosecutors high-profile victory might give him a political lift.

Trump Can Withhold Millions From Sanctuary States, Court Rules

The Justice Department hailed the decision as a victory for public safety. Three other appeals courts had ruled against the administration on the issue.

Kerik Had Hit Bottom. Then Trump Pardoned Him.

Once hailed as a national hero, Bernard Kerik was struggling for work and living on the margins of power until his friends ascended in Washington.

New York City May Crack Down on Grubhub and Other Food Delivery Apps

The City Council will consider a package of bills aimed at limiting how much food delivery apps can charge restaurants.

Inmate No. 3102000153: What Awaits Harvey Weinstein Behind Bars

Yes, hes going to Rikers, but he could end up at a medical unit where he will have a television and possibly a private phone, too.

How BTS Filmed a Top Secret Video in Grand Central Terminal

A performance by the wildly popular K-pop group for The Tonight Show inside the iconic transit hub took an army to pull off.

Finally: Ashley Judd and Other Weinstein Accusers Respond to Verdict

The women, other key figures in the #MeToo movement and legal scholars shared their thoughts with The New York Times.