Visit New York City NYC
Visit New York City NYC
|New York City or The Big Apple|
New York City is the most populous city in the United States, and the center of the
New York metropolitan
area, which is one of the most populous metropolitan areas in the world. A leading global city, New York exerts a powerful influence over global commerce, finance, media, culture, art, fashion, research, education, and entertainment.
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As host of the United Nations Headquarters, it is also an important center for international affairs. The city is often referred to as New York City or ‘The Big Apple’ to distinguish it from the
state of New
York, of which New York City is a part. Both state and New York City were named for the 17th century Duke of York, James Stuart, future James II and VII of England and Scotland.
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New York City consists of five boroughs, which are five separate counties. Each borough has a unique culture and could be a large city in its own right. Within each borough individual neighborhoods, some only a few blocks in size, have personalities lauded in music and film. Where you live, work, and play in. New York City
says something to New Yorkers about who you are.
The five New York City boroughs are:
| || Manhattan (New York County)
Population 1,585,873 (2010)|
The famous island between the Hudson and East Rivers, with many diverse and unique neighborhoods. Manhattan is 乐福彩票app下载安装 to the Empire State Building in
Midtown, Central Park, Times Square, Wall Street, Harlem, and the trendy neighborhoods of
Greenwich Village and SoHo.
| || New York City Brooklyn (Kings County)
Population 2.5 mill|
The most populous borough, and formerly a separate city. Located south and east of
across the East River. Known for artists, music venues, beaches, and
| || Queens (Queens County) Population
U-shaped and located to the east of Manhattan, across the East River, and north, east, and south of Brooklyn. Queens is the 乐福彩票app下载安装 of the city's two international airports, the New York Mets professional baseball team, the United States Open Tennis Center, and New York City's second-largest China乐福彩票app下载安装town (in
Flushing). With over 140 languages spoken, Queens is the most ethnically diverse region in the United States, and one of the most diverse in the world.
| || The Bronx (Bronx County) Population
Located north of Manhattan
Island, the Bronx is 乐福彩票app下载安装 to the Bronx Zoo, the New York Botanical Gardens, and the New York Yankees professional baseball team.
| || Staten Island
A large island in New York Harbor, south of Manhattan
and just across the narrow Kill Van Kull from New Jersey. Unlike the rest of New York City, Staten Island has a suburban character.
| || New
York Sub Urban 乐福彩票app下载安装Areas of New York Metro area, outside New York City, including
and Long Island east of Queens, are all located in sub Urban of New York Metro area
Map of New York Metro area
Five Boroughs at a Glance
City of New York
State of New York
Visit New York City By plane
John F. Kennedy International Airport
John F. Kennedy International Airport (IATA: JFK) is in the borough of Queens in the eastern part of New York City. Many international airlines fly into JFK and it is a major international hub for Delta Air Lines (Terminals 2 and 3) and American Airlines (Terminal 8). Air France and Lufthansa (Terminal 1), British Airways (Terminal 7), and Virgin Atlantic (Terminal 4) each provide several flights daily into JFK. JetBlue, a large low-cost carrier, occupies Terminal 5. A free AirTrain connects the terminals. Always make sure you know which terminal your flight arrives at or departs from.
Left luggage services are available in the arrivals areas of Terminal 1 and Terminal 4 and cost
$6-20 per bag per day, depending on size. There are plenty of ATMs (almost all charge a small fee). Luggage trolleys are available either for a fee of
$4 in Terminals 2, 3, 7, 8, 9 and all departures and free in Terminals 1 and 4. There are many hotels of all levels close to the airport and most run shuttle buses to/from the airport.
Liberty International Airport
Newark Liberty International Airport, 1-800-EWR-INFO, (IATA: EWR)is located in Newark and Elizabeth,
Jersey. The airport has three terminals labeled A, B, C. Terminal C is the 乐福彩票app下载安装 of Continental Airlines which has a major hub at Newark. Most other international airlines use Terminal B while domestic flights are from Terminal A but there are exceptions, so check your terminal before you head for the airport.
LaGuardia Airport (IATA: LGA) is a smaller, older airport in Queens, providing many of the domestic services for the area including the frequent shuttles to Boston and Washington, D.C.. Direct flights are available to all large and most small airports east of the Mississippi, with a few international flights to Toronto and Montreal. The Marine Air Terminal, currently the terminal used by Delta Airlines for shuttle services to Washington D.C. and Boston, is one of the oldest, still-in-use, airport terminals in the world.
Long Island MacArthur Airport (Islip Airport) (IATA: ISP), located in Ronkonkoma (Town of Islip) on Long Island, is served by Southwest Airlines, a major discount carrier in the US. US Airways has a minor presence at the airport. The Long Island Railroad offers a discount package for MacArthur Airport travelers on its website.
Westchester County Airport (IATA: HPN), near White Plains, NY, is served by several airlines. It is most convenient to Westchester County and adjacent areas of Connecticut.
Metro New York is also served by Teterboro Airport (IATA: TEB), in Teterboro, NJ, though this airport is used primarily for general aviation and receives no commercial flights.
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Visit New York City By train
Amtrak, 1-800-USA-RAIL (1-800-872-7245), operates from New York Penn Station, directly under Madison Square Garden, on 34th Street between 7th & 8th Avenues. Popular trains leaving during rush hours can fill up quickly. it is a good idea to make reservations online, or via phone, and pick up your ticket using a credit card or your confirmation number at one of the electronic kiosks located throughout the station.
On some of the non-business routes, for example New York to Montreal, Amtrak actually takes more time and costs more money than taking the bus or renting a car. Check and compare schedules and prices before booking.
Amtrak s Acela express train provides regular fast commuter service between major points along the east coast such as Washington, D.C., Boston, Baltimore,
Philadelphia, New Haven, and Providence. Amtrak services are also available to points along the East Coast down to
Florida, to points between New York and Chicago, including Pittsburgh and Cleveland), to New York State including
Buffalo and Niagara Falls, and to Toronto and Montreal in Canada.
Service to California takes 3 days and requires a change of train in Chicago.
Amtrak s ClubAcela, located near the big security desk in Penn Station, offers complimentary drinks, wi-fi access, newspapers and magazines, and clean bathrooms. Access to the club is granted to travelers with sleeper tickets, First Class Acela tickets, Amtrak GuestRewards SelectPlus membership, or Continental Airlines BusinessFirst tickets for same-day travel, and Continental Airlines President s Club members..