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Latitude: 40.75013 to 40.81191
Longitude: -73.94804 to -73.99701

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Area code(s): 212, 516, 518, 646, 718, 917
Zip Code(s): 10001, 10027, 10044, 10116
Population: 8,008,278



New York City is one of the global centers of international finance, politics, communications, music, fashion, and culture, and is among the world's most important and influential cities. It is home to a nearly unrivaled number of world-class museums, art galleries, and theatres. Some of the world's largest corporations have their headquarters here. The headquarters of the United Nations is in New York and most of countries have a consulate here.

Immigrants (and their descendants) from over 180   More...


Like all great cities, New York is made up of distinct neighborhoods, each of which has its own flavor. Many of the neighborhoods are popular with visitors, and all are best experienced on foot. The following are the most-visited Manhattan neighborhoods.
  Financial District Lower Manhattan below Chambers Street. Long the center of the American economy, the Financial District is full of impressive turn-of-the-century buildings and is a hive of activity during the day. At night it   More...


From a shoestring budget to a multi-millionaire suite, this city has it all. A studio dormitory accommodation will run you about $30 per night, while star accommodations in hostels are between $65-70. Prices increase with quality from there. Check with your travel agent before you arrive in New York about deals, or look for discounts on the various web sites that cater to New York travelers. An affordable option for many is to rent an apartment. Prices range from $33 per day and $230 per week in the   More...

Getting In

By plane

New York City is served by several airports, both international and domestic:

  John F. Kennedy International Airport (JFK) is located to the east of the city. By far the most convenient route into the city from JFK is a taxi, which runs a standard $45 anywhere in Manhattan, not including tolls or tips. Note that the arrivals terminals are filled with drivers hawking illegal livery rides at grossly inflated prices that prey on newly-arrived tourists, so   More...

Getting Around

By Foot
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By foot

For shorter distances, there is no better way of getting around New York than hitting the sidewalk. If you use the subway or buses, you will almost certainly need to walk to and from stations or stops. In all areas of New York a traveler is likely to visit, all streets have wide, smoothly paved sidewalks. For long distances, walking is also fine and a great way to see the city.



  Gray Line offers double-decker bus tours. The traffic congestion makes this tour a bit slow at times. But you may want to take the tour to get the lay of the land and discover what you want to visit later.
  HI Hostel offers some unique tours to people staying there (see Hostels section), such as an interesting Harlem Gospel walking tour - a Sunday morning tour of south Harlem ending with a church experience in a Harlem church. Cost is $7 and   More...

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