New York City has been described as the cultural capital of the world.- Culture of New York City
New York City is a global cultural, financial, and media center with a significant influence on commerce, entertainment, research, technology, education, politics, tourism, dining, art, fashion, and sports.- New York City
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Jews in New York City comprise approximately 13 percent of the city's population, making the Jewish community the largest in the world outside of Israel.
The large Jewish population has led to a significant impact on the culture of New York City.
Broadway theatre, or Broadway, are the theatrical performances presented in the 41 professional theatres, each with 500 or more seats, located in the Theater District and the Lincoln Center along Broadway, in Midtown Manhattan, New York City.
Historian Martin Shefter argues that "'Broadway musicals', culminating in the productions of Rodgers and Hammerstein, became enormously influential forms of American popular culture" and contributed to making New York City the cultural capital of the world."