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New York, sometimes known as New York City, is the most populated city in the United States. It includes the western half of Long Island, the islands of Manhattan and Staten, as well as a small portion of the New York State mainland to the north of Manhattan. Additionally, it is the largest and most influential city in the country.
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Key Facts & Information
New York City
- The most ethnically and religiously diverse, commercially oriented, famously crowded, and, in the opinion of many, the most alluring urban center in the country is New York.
- Its emblem is the Statue of Liberty, but the city itself is a symbol, serving as the setting where Emma Lazarus’s “tempest-tost” of individuals from all over the world are changed into Americans, and if they stay in the city, New Yorkers.
- New York has been America’s biggest and richest city for the past 200 years.
- Through its port, which saw more than half of all goods and people entering the United States, change has become a constant in urban life.
- New York was always associated with possibility because it was a city on the rise, too busy to care about those who stood in the way of progress.
- Native Americans from the Algonquian nation, notably the Lenape, lived in the region of modern-day New York City during the pre-Columbian era.
- Italian Giovanni da Verrazzano made the first recorded European entry into New York Harbor in 1524.
- Henry Hudson, an English adventurer, found New York Harbor again in 1609 while looking for the Northwest Passage to the Orient. The harbor was characterized as “a very good Harbour for all winds” and the river as “a mile broad” and “full of fish” by Hudson’s first mate.
- Peter Minuit was given the task of securing the land’s ownership when he arrived in May 1626. Expanding Dutch access to trade and furs was Minuit’s and his successor governors’ main goal because commerce supported city growth.
- During the Dutch era, Peter Stuyvesant, the director general of New Netherland from 1647 until 1664, was the most well-known governor. Because of his military experience, Stuyvesant was able to clean up the disorderly town and quickly recognized it as an independent city (1653).
- When the Kings Bridge to the Bronx was completed in 1700, the city had about 5,000 citizens and was finally connected to the mainland.
- Due to the city’s status as a major regional and global trading hub in the 19th century, both commercial and residential expansion took place, transforming the city.
- During the 1830s and 1840s, New York was home to a number of notable American authors.
- Irish immigrants arrived in large influx as a result of the Great Irish Famine; by 1860, more than 200,000 of them were residing in New York.
- In the first half of the 20th century, the city rose to prominence as a hub of global manufacturing, trade, and communication.
- In 1890, 36,620 non-White people were living in New York; by 1916, it had the largest metropolitan African diaspora in North America.
- In the early 1920s, New York passed London to become the world’s most populous urbanized region. Early in the 1930s, the metropolitan area’s population topped 10 million, making it the first megacity in human history.
- The location of New York City in the northeastern United States, in the southeast of the state of New York, places it about midway between Washington, D.C., and Boston.
- Long Island, Manhattan, and Staten Island are the three islands on which New York City is mostly built.
- New York City has a total area of 468.484 square miles (1,213.37 km2), of which 165.841 sq mi (429.53 km2) is water and 302.643 sq mi (783.84 km2) is land.
- Over two-fifths of New York State’s population resides in New York City.
- The Five Boroughs are the aggregate name for New York City. Manhattan, Brooklyn, the Bronx, Queens, and Staten Island are the city’s five boroughs.
- New York City is one of the American municipalities with several counties because each of its boroughs is coextensive with a certain county in New York State.
- New York State’s 62 counties are divided into 933 towns and 61 cities as of the 2020 United States population census.
- Being classified as a humid subtropical climate (Cfa), New York City is the farthest north of any significant city in North America.
- The city is classified as having an oceanic climate by the Trewartha system (Do).
- The city experiences 234 days on average per year with at least some sunshine.
- Winters are cold and wet, and the Atlantic Ocean’s moderating effects are reduced by prevailing wind patterns that blow sea breezes offshore.
- Although they are usually mild with little humidity, spring and fall can be unpredictably cool or warm.
- The average daily temperature in July is 77.5 °F (25.3 °C), making for hot and humid summers.
- With 8,804,190 residents, New York City is the most populated city in the US. Since the 2010 census, more people have immigrated to the city than have left it.
- About 44% of the people living in New York State and 39% of the people living in the New York metropolitan area reside in New York City. Long Island, Brooklyn, or Queens were home to 5,141,538 (58.1%) of New York City’s inhabitants in 2020.
- In New York City, Christianity is the most common religion, mostly as a result of Western European colonialism and missionary efforts. The majority of Christians (33%) identify as Roman Catholics, followed by Protestants (23%) and other Christians (3%).
- With 1.1 million adherents, more than half of whom reside in Brooklyn, Judaism is the second most popular religion in New York City.
- Estimates of the number of Muslims in New York City range from 600,000 to 1,000,000. Islam is the third most popular religion there.
- New York City is usually referred to as the capital of the world and is a major center for international trade and business. It is also a well-known haven for foreign investors.
- In the United States, the city serves as a hub for international banking and finance, retail, trade, transportation, tourism, real estate, advertising, new media, traditional media, accounting, insurance, theater, fashion, and the arts.
- Universities, non-profit organizations, and the technology and medical research industries are other significant economic sectors.
- With annual exports of up to $234 million, chocolate is the top specialty-food export from New York City.
- Baruch College in Manhattan has referred to New York City as the global center of culture.
- The city became the center of stand-up comedy in the early 20th century, jazz in the 1940s, abstract expressionism in the 1950s, and hip hop in the 1970s.
- Numerous cultural movements, notably the Harlem Renaissance in literature and visual arts, had their beginnings in this city.
- The world’s “dancing capital,” New York City, is regularly used as the backdrop for books, films, and television shows.
- The New York City Public Schools system, which is operated by the New York City Department of Education and enrolls over 1.1 million students in more than 1,700 various elementary and secondary schools, is the largest public school system in the United States.
- Nine specialized high schools for intellectually and artistically gifted students are part of the city’s public school system.
- The city has an additional 900 privately managed secular and religious schools.
- The comprehensive transportation system of New York City is both extensive and complex.
- One in three Americans who use public transportation in the country travels to New York City, where the majority of the system operates around-the-clock and is home to two-thirds of all rail users in the country.
New York City Worksheets
This is a fantastic bundle which includes everything you need to know about New York City across 22 in-depth pages. These are ready-to-use New York City worksheets that are perfect for teaching students about the New York City which comprises 5 boroughs sitting where the Hudson River meets the Atlantic Ocean. At its core is Manhattan, a densely populated borough that’s among the world’s major commercial, financial and cultural centers. Its iconic sites include skyscrapers such as the Empire State Building and sprawling Central Park. Broadway theater is staged in neon-lit Times Square.
Complete List Of Included Worksheets
- New York and the Revolution
- Fun With Flags
- New York City Crossword
- Museum Madness
- New York City Wordsearch
- Lights, Camera, Action!
- High in the Sky
- The Atlantic Slave Trade
- True or False?
- Postcard from NYC
Frequently Asked Questions
Why is New York City so famous?
New York has been the biggest and richest city in America for the past 200 years. It is the most ethnically and religiously diverse, commercially oriented, famously crowded, and, in the opinion of many, the most alluring urban center in the country.
How many cities are there in New York City?
New York State’s 62 counties are divided into 933 towns and 61 cities as of the 2020 United States population census.
Is New York City and New York State the same thing?
Over two-fifths of New York State’s population resides in New York City. The location of New York City is in the northeastern United States and in the southeast of the state of New York.
Why do people live in NY?
New York City is frequently referred to as the capital of the world and is a major center for international trade and business. It is also a well-known haven for foreign investors.
What are the five boroughs of New York City?
The Five Boroughs are the aggregate name for New York City. Manhattan, Brooklyn, the Bronx, Queens, and Staten Island are the city’s five boroughs.
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