New York City Facts
New York City FactsLocation: New York City is located in the Northeastern region of United States, in southeastern New York State, about halfway between Washington, D.C. and Boston. Much of this city has been built on the three islands of Manhattan, Staten Island, and Long Island, making land scarce and encouraging a high population density
Population: 8,363,710; as of July 2008
Area: 305 square miles (790 square kilometers)
Founded: 1624 by the Dutch
* Castle Clinton * Central Park * Empire State Building * Grant's Tomb * Riverside Church * St.John the Divine * Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island * Trinity Church *
Pelham Bay Park, Bronx 2,765 acres (11.2 km²)Greenbelt, Staten Island 1,778 acres (7.2 km²)Flushing Meadows-Corona Park, Queens 1,255 acres (5.1 km²)Van Cortlandt Park, Bronx 1,146 acres (4.6 km²)Central Park, Manhattan 843 acres (3.4 km²)Fresh Kills Park, Staten Island 813 acres (3.3 km²)Marine Park, Brooklyn, 798 acres (3.2 km²)Bronx Park, Bronx 718 acres (2.9 km²)Alley Pond Park, Queens 655 acres (2.7 km²)Franklin D. Roosevelt Boardwalk, South and Midland Beaches, Staten Island 638 acres (2.6 km²)
New York City is composed of five boroughs:
The Bronx, Bronx County
Manhattan, New York County
Brooklyn, Kings County
Queens, Queens County
Staten Island, Richmond CountyProfessional Sport Teams:
New york Mets
New York Yankees
New York Giants
New York Jets
New York Rangers
New York Red Bulls; formerly called The "Metro Stars"
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Johannesburg, South AfricaNick Names:
"The City That Never Sleeps"
"The Capital of the World"
"The Center of the Universe"
"The Greatest City in the World"
"The Big Apple"
"The City So Nice They Named It Twice"
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