Things to Do in New York City
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New York City is an expensive place to live (it boasts the highest number of resident billionaires of all the cities on earth), with the most pricey real estate on the planet, but it can be an affordable place for visitors if they plan ahead and shop around for good deals on hotels, and dine at the thousands of inexpensive cafés and street food vendors (maybe save one night for a fine-dining experience!). New York City is also population-dense, the most dense of all major American cities, with about 8.3 million people living in its five boroughs.
Named after James, Duke of York, it is a global centre for finance and business (it started as a trading post), education, and entertainment, all situated on one of the largest harbours in the world. For all its busy-ness and teeming people, New York is widely known to have done wonders to improve its once-terrible criminal situation (much improved now), and has emerged to be regarded as a creative, socially tolerant (at the time of writing, it is a Democratic stronghold), and rich with entrepreneurial pizzazz. Such bold, can-do attitudes were the hallmark of America, and still are in New York. About 800 languages are spoken here, which explains the social acceptance of others; it is a city of diverse humanity.
Boasting three major universities, Wall Street and two globally significant stock exchanges (NYSE and NASDAQ), New York is a leader in business and smarts. The boroughs amalgamated in 1898 and New York City began its ascent.
Visitors to New York City marvel at attractions like the Statue of Liberty, the Brooklyn Bridge, Central Park, Times Square, the Empire State Building, the United Nations complex and busy, glittering Manhattan. With 472 subway stations, it’s easy to get around, too. There is an unlimited number of things to see and do in New York and the areas that surround it; it is the hub for entertainment and excitement in the U.S.A.