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New York City (officially The City of New York) is the most populous city in the Unite States, with its metropolitan area ranking among the largest urban areas in the world. Founded as a commercial trading post by the Dutch in 1625, it has been the largest city in the United States since 1790, and was the first capital under the Constitution. Located on one of the world's finest natural harbors, New York is one of the world's major centers of commerce and finance. New York also exerts global influence in media, politics, education, entertainment, arts, fashion and advertising. The city is also a major center for international affairs, hosting the headquarters of the United Nations.

Trivia about new york city

  • The U.S. city with the most police officers, it has about 4 times as many as L.A.
  • Mayor Van Wyck broke ground for a tunnel to Grand Central Terminal for a subway serving this city
  • This U.S. city was formerly known as New Amsterdam
  • A Gothamite is a resident of this U.S. city
  • The Waldorf-Astoria,The Plaza,The St. Regis
  • 3 of the 6 biggest U.S. newspapers are this city's Wall Street Journal, Daily News & the Times
  • It's the "Big Apple"
  • "The Big Apple"
  • Columbia University
  • The Lincoln Center Library is a branch of this city's library
  • A 1984 count reportedly indicated this city's streets contained 927,000 potholes
  • The Trump Building at 40 Wall Street
  • This city's Nov. 9, 1965 blackout began at 5:27 P.M., stranding subway riders & darkening Herald Square
  • On average this city packs more than 23,000 people into 1 sq. mile
  • Rudolph Giuliani
  • Start spreading the news, Ol' Blue Eyes is off to this "Big Apple"
  • Dow Jones & Company
  • In "Fail Safe", it was the city "offed" as a tradeoff for Moscow
  • American Ballet Theatre at the Metropolitan Opera House
  • The first U.S. automobile accident fatality, Henry Bliss was run over in 1899 on 74th Street in this city
  • This city's metropolitan area has the largest Jewish population of any city in the world
  • International Women's Day on March 8 honors a famous 1857 strike began by textile workers in this city
  • This U.S. city has more miles of subway than any other subway system in the Western Hemisphere
  • Chrysler Building
  • The Trump Building: 927 feet
  • Dog lovers look forward to the Westminster Kennel Club dog show, held each February in this city
  • "Barney Miller" took place in the 12th precinct in this city
  • Subject of the Rick Burns film seen here & shown as part of the "American Experience" on PBS (skyline with the World Trade Center)
  • He does have other income sources, so Michael Bloomberg takes only $1 a year in salary as this city's mayor
  • Using direct current, this U.S. metropolis' first electric supplier was the Pearl Street Power Station in 1882
  • 1 Dag Hammarskjold Plaza at 885 2nd Avenue
  • J. Crew picked this city's South Street Seaport as the site for its first retail store, opened in 1989
  • Despite his wealth, Washington had to borrow 600 pounds to get to this city for his inauguration
  • In the spring of 1964 this city sprang its World's Fair on the world
  • Kurt Vonnegut called it "Skyscraper National Park"
  • WABC & WCBS-880 are radio stations based in this metropolis
  • On Sept. 9, 2003 Snapple was announced as the official beverage of this American metropolis
  • Writing about his first voyage to America, Salvador Dali said that this city "looked like an immense Gothic Roquefort cheese"
  • Covering some 26,000 acres, the largest U.S. municipal park system belongs to this U.S. city
  • The U.S. city where he's entombed
  • It's the U.S. city where you'll find the U.N.'s headquarters
  • The Pierre,The St. Regis,The Carlyle
  • In 1790 Philadelphia replaced this city as the new capital of the U.S.
  • As a lawyer, Chester got better treatment for blacks in this city's streetcar system
  • Claiming 146 lives, the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory fire in this city led to worker safety reforms
  • Appropriately, Manhattan Transfer: "Oo wah oo wah cool cool kitty, tell us about the boy from" here
  • On September 25, 1789 the first Congress, meeting in this city, submitted The Bill of Rights to the states
  • The 1911 fire at the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory in this city left 146 garment workers dead
  • At noon April 30, 1789 George Washington was sworn in as president in this city
  • This city has served as a federal & as a state capital
  • Goethe House,Fort Tryon Park,The Fulton Fish Market
  • Ed Koch (1978 to 1989)
  • With about 8 million, this East Coast city is the most populous U.S. city
  • The Cathedral of St. John the Divine
  • When the Concordes were flying, a round-trip flight between Paris & this U.S. city cost about $8,700
  • President Grant appointed Chester A. Arthur collector of customs for this port
  • George's presidential residence was in this city during his first year as president
  • The Cooper-Hewitt Museum of Design in this city is a bureau of the Smithsonian
  • The Eight were a group formed in this city to paint real-life subjects like McSorley's Bar
  • The school named for this big city began in the1940s & mutated into abstract expressionism, Pop Art, etc.
  • On March 2, 1789 that old gang of the Continental Congress met for its last time ever in this city
  • It's the large northeastern city where George was first inaugurated, as Washington, D.C. hadn't been built yet