New York City Facts

New York City Facts

  • Location: 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

  • Main Landmarks:
    * Castle Clinton * Central Park * Empire State Building * Grant's Tomb * Riverside Church * St.John the Divine * Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island * Trinity Church *

  • Main Parks:
    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 County

  • Professional 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"

  • Sister Cities:
    Tokyo, Japan
    Beijing, People's Republic of China
    Cairo, Egypt
    Madrid, Spain
    Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic
    Budapest, Hungary
    Rome, Italy
    Jerusalem, Israel
    London, United Kingdom
    Johannesburg, South Africa

  • Nick 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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