A report on New York City

New Amsterdam, centered in the eventual Lower Manhattan, in 1664, the year England took control and renamed it "New York"
Fort George and the City of New York c. 1731. Royal Navy ships of the line are seen guarding what would become New York Harbor.
Columbia University was founded by royal charter in 1754 under the name of King's College.
The Battle of Long Island, the largest battle of the American Revolution, took place in Brooklyn in 1776.
Broadway follows the Native American Wickquasgeck Trail through Manhattan.
The current 5 boroughs of Greater New York as they appeared in 1814. Bronx was in Westchester County, Queens County included modern Nassau County, Kings County had 6 towns, one of which was Brooklyn, New York City is shown by hatching in southern New York County on the island of Manhattan, and Richmond County on Staten Island.
A construction worker atop the Empire State Building as it was being built in 1930. The Chrysler Building is behind him.
Manhattan's Little Italy, Lower East Side, circa 1900
The Stonewall Inn in Greenwich Village, a designated U.S. National Historic Landmark and National Monument, as the site of the June 1969 Stonewall riots and the cradle of the modern gay rights movement
United Airlines Flight 175 hits the South Tower of the World Trade Center on September 11, 2001.
The core of the New York City metropolitan area, with Manhattan Island at its center
Lower and Midtown Manhattan, as seen by a SkySat satellite in 2017
Central Park in Winter by Raymond Speers, in Munsey's Magazine, February 1900
Flushing Meadows–Corona Park was used in both the 1939 and 1964 New York World's Fair, with the Unisphere as the centerpiece of the latter and which remains today.
The Statue of Liberty on Liberty Island in New York Harbor is a symbol of the United States and its ideals of freedom, democracy, and opportunity.
View of The Pond and Midtown Manhattan from the Gapstow Bridge in Central Park, one of the world's most visited tourist attractions, in 2019
California sea lions play at the Bronx Zoo, the world's largest metropolitan zoo.
A map of racial distribution in New York, 2010 U.S. census. Each dot is 25 people:
The landmark Neo-Gothic Roman Catholic St. Patrick's Cathedral, Midtown Manhattan
Ultra-Orthodox Jewish residents in Brooklyn. Brooklyn has the largest Jewish community in the United States, with approximately 600,000 individuals.
The Islamic Cultural Center of New York in Upper Manhattan was the first mosque built in New York City.
Ganesh Temple in Flushing, Queens, is the oldest Hindu temple in the Western Hemisphere.
The New York Stock Exchange, by a significant margin the world's largest stock exchange per market capitalization of its listed companies, at US$23.1 trillion as of April 2018. Pictured is the exchange's building on Wall Street.
The Deutsche Bank Center as viewed from Central Park West
Times Square is the hub of the Broadway theater district and a media center. It also has one of the highest annual attendance rates of any tourist attraction in the world, estimated at 50 million.
The I Love New York logo, designed by Milton Glaser in 1977
Rockefeller Center is home to NBC Studios.
Times Square Studios, home of Good Morning America
Butler Library at Columbia University, described as one of the most beautiful college libraries in the United States
The Washington Square Arch, an unofficial icon of both New York University (NYU) and its Greenwich Village neighborhood
New York-Presbyterian Hospital, affiliated with Columbia University and Cornell University, the largest hospital and largest private employer in New York City and one of the world's busiest
The New York Police Department (NYPD) is the largest police force in the United States.
Police officers of New York Police Department (NYPD)
The Fire Department of New York (FDNY) is the largest municipal fire department in the United States.
The Stephen A. Schwarzman Headquarters Building of the New York Public Library, at 5th Avenue and 42nd Street
The fast-paced streets of New York City, January 2020
Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts
The Metropolitan Museum of Art, part of Museum Mile, is one of the largest museums in the world.
Smorgasburg opened in 2011 as an open-air food market and is part of the Brooklyn Flea.
As of 2012, the city had about 6,000 hybrid taxis (shown) in service, the largest number of any city in North America.
New York City Hall is the oldest City Hall in the United States that still houses its original governmental functions.
The New York County Courthouse houses the New York Supreme Court and other offices.
Eric Adams, the current and 110th Mayor of New York City
New York City is home to the two busiest train stations in the U.S., including Grand Central Terminal.
The New York City Subway is the world's largest rapid transit system by number of stations.
The Port Authority Bus Terminal, the world's busiest bus station, at 8th Avenue and 42nd Street
John F. Kennedy Airport in Queens, the busiest international air passenger gateway to the United States
The Staten Island Ferry shuttles commuters between Manhattan and Staten Island.
Yellow medallion taxicabs are widely recognized icons of the city.
8th Avenue, looking northward ("uptown"). Most streets and avenues in Manhattan's grid plan incorporate a one-way traffic configuration.
The George Washington Bridge, connecting Upper Manhattan (background) from Fort Lee, New Jersey across the Hudson River, is the world's busiest motor vehicle bridge.
The growing skyline of Long Island City, Queens (background),<ref>{{cite web|url=https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2018-10-30/nyc-s-fastest-growing-neighborhood-gets-180-million-investment|title=NYC's Fastest-Growing Neighborhood Gets $180 Million Investment|first=Henry|last=Goldman|date=October 30, 2018|publisher=Bloomberg L.P|access-date=October 30, 2018}}</ref> facing the East River and Manhattan in May 2017
The Grand Concourse in the Bronx, foreground, with Manhattan in the background in February 2018
St. George, Staten Island as seen from the Staten Island Ferry, the world's busiest passenger-only ferry system, shuttling passengers between Manhattan and Staten Island
The Asia gate entrance to the Bronx Zoo, the world's largest metropolitan zoo.
The Spanish Harlem Orchestra. New York City is home to nearly 3 million Latino Americans, the largest Hispanic population of any city outside Latin America and Spain.
The Financial District of Lower Manhattan including Wall Street, the world's principal financial center

Most populous city in the United States.

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New York University

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Albert Gallatin (1761–1849) by Gilbert Stuart
NYU Building in Washington Square, 1850
The University Heights campus, now home to Bronx Community College
Washington Square Park, with its gateway arch, is surrounded largely by NYU buildings and plays an integral role in the university's campus life.
Bobst Library
Bern Dibner Library of Science and Technology on the Brooklyn campus
NYU Langone Health
NYU Abu Dhabi
NYU Shanghai
Washington Square Village, home to NYU faculty and graduate students
A bus system transports students to and from the far ends of campus.
Jack Dorsey, American billionaire and internet entrepreneur, founder and CEO of Twitter and Square, Inc.; CAS (dropped out)
Robert Muller III, American public official; lead director of the Special Counsel investigation, author of the Mueller Report, former Director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation; GSAS '67
Alan Greenspan, American economist and public official; former long-time Chairman of the Federal Reserve; Stern '48, '50, '77
Carol Bellamy, American politician; former executive director of the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF); Law '68
Ma Ying-jeou, Taiwanese politician; Former President of the Republic of China; Law '76
Jonas Salk, American biologist; creator of the polio vaccine; founder of the Salk Institute; Medicine '39
Martin Scorsese, American filmmaker, director and actor; AFI Life Achievement Award winner, 20-time Academy Award winner, 23-time BAFTA winner, 11-time Golden Globes winner; CAS '64, Steinhardt '68
Spike Lee, American filmmaker, director and producer; two-time Academy Award winner; two-time Emmy Award winner; Tisch '83
Ang Lee OBS, Taiwanese film director; three-time Academy Award winner; two-time Golden Lion winner; Tisch '83
Alan Menken, American composer, songwriter, and record producer; one of only sixteen people to have won an Oscar, an Emmy, a Grammy, and a Tony; Steinhart '71
Suzanne Collins, American television writer and author; Author of The New York Times best-selling series The Underland Chronicles and The Hunger Games trilogy; Tisch '89
Alec Baldwin, American actor, writer, comedian and philanthropist; three-time Emmy Award winner; three-time Golden Globe winner; Tisch '94
Lady Gaga, American singer, songwriter, and actress; nine-time Grammy Award winner; thirteen-time MTV Video Music Award winner; Tisch (dropped out)
Angelina Jolie, American actress and humanitarian; three-time Golden Globe Award winner; Special Envoy to the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees; Tisch (non-degree seeking)
Mahershala Ali, American actor; two-time Academy Award winner; Golden Globe Award winner; three-time Screen Actors Guild Award winner; Tisch '00
Woody Allen, American director, actor and comedian; four-time Academy Award winner; nine-time BAFTA Award winner; Tisch (dropped out)
Adam Sandler, American actor, director and comedian; five-time MTV Movie & TV Award winner; eight-time People's Choice Award winner; Tisch '88
Donald Glover, American actor, comedian, screenwriter, and singer; two-time Golden Globe Award winner; five-time Grammy Award winner; Tisch '06
Anne Hathaway, American actress; Academy Award and Golden Globe Award winner; Gallatin (dropped out)
Tom Ford, American fashion designer and filmmaker; former creative director at Gucci and Yves Saint Laurent; CAS (dropped out)

New York University (NYU) is a private research university in New York City.

Washington, D.C.

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Capital city and federal district of the United States.

Capital city and federal district of the United States.

Looking West at the Capitol & the Mall, Washington DC
Historical coat of arms, as recorded in 1876
Following their victory at the Battle of Bladensburg (1814), the British entered Washington, D.C., burning down buildings, including the White House.
President Abraham Lincoln insisted that construction of the United States Capitol dome continue during the American Civil War (1861).
Crowds surrounding the Lincoln Memorial Reflecting Pool during the March on Washington, 1963
Satellite photo of Washington, D.C. by ESA
The Washington Monument, seen across the Tidal Basin during 2007's National Cherry Blossom Festival
The L'Enfant Plan for Washington, D.C., as revised by Andrew Ellicott in 1792
Looking Northwest at the Mall, Washington DC
Looking West from RFK Stadium, Washington DC
Construction of the 12-story Cairo Apartment Building (1894) in the Dupont Circle neighborhood spurred building height restrictions.
The Georgetown neighborhood is known for its historic Federal-style rowhouses. In the foreground is the 19th century Chesapeake and Ohio Canal.
Meridian Hill Park, in Columbia Heights
Map of racial distribution in Washington, D.C., according to the 2010 U.S. Census. Each dot is 25 people:
D.C. police on Harley-Davidson motorcycles escort a protest in 2018.
Federal Triangle, between Constitution Avenue and Pennsylvania Avenue. The U.S. federal government accounts for about 29% of D.C. jobs.
The Lincoln Memorial receives about six million visits annually.
The Smithsonian Institution is the world's largest research and museum complex. Like its administration building, known as The Castle, many of its museums are on the National Mall.
The National Gallery of Art
The Kennedy Center for Performing Arts is home to the Washington National Opera and National Symphony Orchestra.
Nationals Park in the Navy Yard area on the Anacostia River
is the home of the Washington Nationals baseball team.
The hometown Washington Capitals NHL hockey team plays in Penn Quarter's Capital One Arena; the arena is also home to the Washington Wizards NBA basketball team.
One Franklin Square: The Washington Post Building on Franklin Square
The Watergate complex was the site of the Watergate Scandal, which led to President Nixon's resignation.
The John A. Wilson Building houses the offices of the mayor of Washington and the Council of the District of Columbia.
The Eisenhower Executive Office Building, once the world's largest office building, houses the Executive Office of the President of the United States.
The Library of Congress is one of the world's largest libraries, with more than 167 million cataloged items.
Georgetown Day at Georgetown University
A Blue Line train at Farragut West, an underground station on the Washington Metro
Washington Union Station is one of the busiest rail stations in the United States.
I-66 in Washington, D.C.
The Capitol Power Plant, built to supply energy for the U.S. Capitol Complex, is under the jurisdiction of the Architect of the Capitol.

Washington, D.C., is 38 mi from Baltimore, 124 mi from Philadelphia, 227 mi from New York City, 242 mi from Pittsburgh, 384 mi from Charlotte and 439 mi from Boston.

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Van Cortlandt Park

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Remains of the New York and Putnam Railroad, Van Cortlandt Station inside the park
Van Cortlandt Park, Oscar Florianus Bluemner, 1936
Rocky terrain in the park
The Sachkerah Woods Playground, located at Van Cortlandt Park's southeast corner
Putnam Trail entrance, looking south from the city line.
The park's own little stonehenge, a former structural stone testing site for the construction of Grand Central Terminal
The historic Van Cortlandt House, now a museum
Riverdale Stables
The lake and golf course at sunset; the former railroad bridge is at far left
View of the Parade Ground from the starting line of the cross-country course
The interchange of Henry Hudson, Saw Mill, and Mosholu Parkways in the park
The abandoned Putnam Railroad bridge over the Henry Hudson Parkway
The Van Cortlandt Park–242nd Street station

Van Cortlandt Park is a 1146 acre park located in the borough of the Bronx in New York City.

Staten Island Ferry

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Passenger ferry route operated by the New York City Department of Transportation.

Passenger ferry route operated by the New York City Department of Transportation.

Hunchback (1852) on the James River in Virginia during the Civil War
The 'Westfield immediately after the explosion
Westfield disaster, recovering the bodies
The South Street Seaport, where the damaged Northfield II sank
The ferryboat Castleton at the Whitehall Street terminal
Former pier for 69th Street ferry service
Maroon color scheme
The St. George Terminal, reconstructed in 1951
Cars were carried for most of the 20th century
The Staten Island Ferry Terminal, located in Lower Manhattan
Staten Island Ferry - Deboarding at Whitehall Terminal
Departing St. George Terminal at sunset
Samuel I. Newhouse, one of two Barberi class ferryboats in the fleet, crosses Upper New York Bay
The passenger space of a Molinari-class ferryboat of the Staten Island Ferry
The ferryboat Dongan Hills, pictured in 1945
The Gov. Herbert H. Lehman, a now-retired Kennedy-class ferry, on its way to Staten Island
Damage to Andrew J. Barberi interior after the 2003 Staten Island Ferry crash

The ferry's single route runs 5.2 mi through New York Harbor between the New York City boroughs of Manhattan and Staten Island, with ferry boats making the trip in about 25 minutes.

John F. Kennedy International Airport

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Map showing New York City and the locations of JFK (1), LaGuardia (2), and Newark (3) airports
President Truman (left) with Governor Dewey (right) at dedication of the Idlewild Airport
Aerial view of the terminals in 2021
Terminal 1
Terminal 4 replaced the former International Arrivals Building in May 2001
Terminal 5
Terminal 7 – Departure Level
Inside the security checkpoint of Terminal 8
JetBlue flight departing with New York City Skyline visible in distance
Looking at runway 4L/22R and into Jamaica Bay
Terminals 4 and 5 in February 2017

John F. Kennedy International Airport (colloquially referred to as JFK Airport, Kennedy Airport, New York-JFK, or simply JFK) is the main international airport serving New York City.

Downtown Brooklyn

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The Williamsburgh Savings Bank Tower, a prominent symbol of Downtown Brooklyn
Adams Street/Brooklyn Bridge Boulevard, a major corridor through Downtown Brooklyn
Tillary Street, another major corridor
Lawrence Street in Downtown Brooklyn
Brooklyn Borough Hall with holiday lighting
General Post Office and Federal Office Building (NRHP)
Jay Street–MetroTech station entrance in the AVA DoBro Building

Downtown Brooklyn is the third largest central business district in New York City, United States (following Midtown Manhattan and Lower Manhattan ), and is located in the northwestern section of the borough of Brooklyn.

Asian Americans in New York City

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Asian Americans in New York City represent the largest Asian American population of any city in the United States.

Asian Americans in New York City represent the largest Asian American population of any city in the United States.

New York City alone, according to the 2010 Census, has now become home to more than one million Asian Americans, greater than the combined totals of San Francisco and Los Angeles.

Marble Hill, Manhattan

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Original course of Spuyten Duyvil Creek and location of King's Bridge and Marble Hill area
St Stephen's United Methodist Church
Detail from an 1896 map, showing Marble Hill (pink) as an island
Manhattan Skyline from parking lot of River Plaza
JFK High School campus
Marble Hill–225th Street subway station

Marble Hill is the northernmost neighborhood in the New York City borough of Manhattan.

Peter Minuit

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From Tournai, in present-day Belgium.

From Tournai, in present-day Belgium.

1626 letter in Dutch by Pieter Schaghen stating the purchase of Manhattan for 60 guilders
1909 drawing of The Purchase of Manhattan Island with Minuit presiding
Samuel Blommaert (1583-1651)

Manhattan later became the site of the Dutch city of New Amsterdam, and the borough of Manhattan of modern-day New York City.

Chinatowns in Queens

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The intersection of Main St and Roosevelt Ave after an early morning rainstorm.
Bank of China on Main Street in Flushing
A branch of the Queens Public Library in Flushing Chinatown.
The Tuidang Service Center headquarters on Main Street in Flushing Chinatown, including the literal translation of its name, urges renunciation of the Chinese Communist Party by China.
The Elmhurst Chinatown (唐人街, 艾浒) on Broadway, a satellite of Flushing Chinatown.
The World Journal, the largest Chinese-language newspaper in the United States and one of the largest Chinese-language newspapers outside of China, with a daily circulation of 350,000, is headquartered in Whitestone (白石), Queens, with offices in the adjacent Flushing Chinatown as well.

There are multiple Chinatowns in the borough of Queens in New York City.