New York City – Population and Places to Visit

New York City

New York City is well known as “NYC”. This is also called as New York. This is one of the most popular city in US. It is the center of the New York metropolitan area. This also functions as a premier gateway for legal immigration to the United States. This is described as the cultural and financial capital of the world with focus on art, fashion, research, technology, commerce, finance, media, education, and entertainment.

New York Times Square

New York City Population

Bill de Blasio is the Mayor of New York since 2014.  According to 2010 census the population is 8,175,133 includes Males of 3,882,544 (47.5%) and Females of 4,292,589 (52.5%). The population consists of white, black, American Indian, Alaska native, Asian and other rice. 2014 population estimate is 8,491,079. 

New York City have the Land area of 303 sq mi (785 sq km). Highest altitude is 426 ft. and lowest is sea level. Average daily temperature of the city is 31.5° F; (Jan)  and 76.8° F (July). There is 1,766 Protestant church. There is also 1,256 Jewish church and 437 Roman Catholic church. 66 Orthodox also present at New York City. 


Places to See in New York City

There is 1,701 city owned parks in New York City.  AM 13 and FM 18 are the available radio stations. 6 commercial and 1 public Television stations also present in city. Chamber of Commerce of the city is Greater New York Chamber of Commerce and Industry, 172 Madison Ave., New York, NY 10016.

The city was originally called New Amsterdam. The official seal of the city proclaims that New York City was founded in 1625. New York City composed of 5 main boroughs. Among this,  Manhattan and Staten Island are islands. Brooklyn and Queens are part of Long Island. Bronx is attached to the US mainland. All these are linked by bridges, tunnels and ferries.


Manhattan in New York City measures 13.4 miles long and 2.3 miles wide. If you have a plan to visit the New York City from outside the United States, you may need a visa to enter the country. Dollar is the standard currency and you  can exchange your currency for American dollars various service centers. 

New York City is a fantastic place to tie the knot and to conduct parties. Marriage equality is law throughout US. This  is also, America’s safest large city. The world’s largest metropolitan zoo – Reindeer at the Bronx Zoo is situated in NYC. New York City is also the home to Fort Hamilton, the U.S. military’s only active duty installation in city. 


Important Phone Numbers to keep handy during NYC visit

• Emergencies (police, fire or ambulance): 911
• NYC government agencies and any questions or requests about City services (non-emergency): 311 or 212-NEW-YORK (639-9675)
• Directory assistance: 411
• Printed NYC literature: 800-NYC-VISIT (692-84748) or 212-397-8222



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