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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States (highlighted in purple) whose capital city is also its most populous.

List of capitals in the United States

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List of capital cities of the United States, including places that serve or have served as federal, state, insular area, territorial, colonial and Native American capitals.

List of capital cities of the United States, including places that serve or have served as federal, state, insular area, territorial, colonial and Native American capitals.

States (highlighted in purple) whose capital city is also its most populous.
States (highlighted in blue) that have changed their capital city at least once.
The Second Continental Congress and the Congress of the Confederation met at Independence Hall at various times between 1775 and 1782.
Federal Hall in New York City, where the United States Congress convened for the first time under the United States Constitution in 1789.
The west front of the current United States Capitol.
The Navajo Nation Council Chamber in Window Rock, Arizona is the center of government for the Navajo Nation
The New Echota Council House (since reconstructed)
Stadt Huys, the original city hall of Albany, New York and meeting place of the Albany Congress in 1754.
The original of Todd's Bear Flag, photographed in 1890
Modern flag of the State of California
Richmond served as the second capital of the Confederate States of America. The city has been Virginia's capital since 1780.
St. Augustine served as Florida's capital from 1565 until the 1820s.

The 1st Congress met at Federal Hall in New York.

World Trade Center station (PATH)

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Hudson Terminal (right) and the Singer Building (left) in 1909
Preliminary site plans for the new World Trade Center
Inside the Oculus, leading to the Dey Street Concourse
Platform level
The West Concourse
Concourse above PATH tracks
The ribs, as seen from outside the station at night
Workers open up the glass ceiling to make repairs
Doorway between PATH and New York City Subway stations, including the back of the preserved door from 9/11 with the words "MATF 1 / 9 13" spray-painted on it. This was a message from Urban Search and Rescue Massachusetts Task Force 1 of Beverly, Massachusetts, who searched the World Trade Center site on September 13, 2001
Oculus during Pride Month

World Trade Center is a terminal station on the PATH system, within the World Trade Center complex in the Financial District of Manhattan, New York City.

List of counties in New York

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There are 62 counties in the state of New York.

There are 62 counties in the state of New York.

The newest is Bronx County, created in 1914 from the portions of New York City that had been annexed from Westchester County in the late 19th century and added to New York County.

The location of the Stonewall Inn in relation to Greenwich Village

LGBT culture in New York City

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The location of the Stonewall Inn in relation to Greenwich Village
The layout of the Stonewall Inn, 1969
The Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual & Transgender Community Center
Gay Street, at the corner of Waverly Place, in Greenwich Village
Pre-Dyke March assembly (2019) in Manhattan
Manila-born supermodel Geena Rocero takes the stage at a TED conference in Manhattan to come out as transgender on International Transgender Day of Visibility, March 31, 2014. New York City is home to the world's largest transgender population, estimated at 50,000 in 2018.
The Leslie Lohman Museum of Gay and Lesbian Art in SoHo, Lower Manhattan, is the only museum in the world dedicated to artwork portraying the LGBTQ experience.
The entrance to Harvey Milk High School
Metropolitan Community Church of New York

New York City has one of the largest LGBTQ populations in the world and the most prominent.

Erie Canal

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Historic canal in upstate New York that runs east-west between the Hudson River and Lake Erie.

Historic canal in upstate New York that runs east-west between the Hudson River and Lake Erie.

Erie Canal map c. 1840
Aqueduct over the Mohawk River at Rexford, one of 32 navigable aqueducts on the Erie Canal
The Mohawk Valley, running east and west, cuts a natural pathway (water gap) between the Catskill Mountains to the south and the Adirondack Mountains to the north.
Profile of the original canal
Operations at Lockport, New York, in 1839
Stonework of lock abandoned because of route change, at Durhamville, New York
An original five-step lock structure crossing the Niagara Escarpment at Lockport, now without gates and used as a cascade for excess water
Erie Canal lock in Lockport, New York
1853 map of New York canals emboldened, center: the Erie Canal; other lines: railroads, rivers and county borders
Lithograph of the Erie Canal at Lockport, New York c. 1855. Published for Herrman J. Meyer, 164 William Street, New York City.
Aqueduct over Nine Mile Creek north of Camillus, New York, built in 1841 and abandoned c. 1918; one of 32 navigable aqueducts on the Erie Canal, it has since been restored.
Upstream view of the downstream lock at Lock 32, Pittsford, New York
Map of the "Water Level Routes" of the New York Central Railroad (purple), West Shore Railroad (red) and Erie Canal (blue)
Rochester, New York, aqueduct c. 1890
Two "low" lift bridges in Lockport, New York, July 2010
The modern Erie Canal has 34 locks, which are painted with the blue and gold colors of the New York State Canal System.
Gateway Harbor in North Tonawanda, about 1000 ft from the present-day western terminus of the Erie Canal where it connects to the Niagara River
The Old Erie Canal and its towpath at Kirkville, New York, within Old Erie Canal State Historic Park
Buffalo's Erie Canal Commercial Slip in Spring 2008
Erie Canal Lock 18, Cohoes, New York
Old Erie Canal State Historic Park, DeWitt, New York
The modern single lock at the Niagara Escarpment

The westward connection gave New York City a strong advantage over all other U.S. ports and brought major growth to canal cities such as Albany, Utica, Syracuse, Rochester, and Buffalo.

Separate municipal buildings for the town and village of Monroe in Orange County

Administrative divisions of New York (state)

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The administrative divisions of New York are the various units of government that provide local services in the State of New York.

The administrative divisions of New York are the various units of government that provide local services in the State of New York.

Separate municipal buildings for the town and village of Monroe in Orange County
Albany City Hall, the seat of local government in New York's capital city
The wards of New York City as established in 1683
Map showing municipalities in New York, as well as cities not included within a town. New York City is shown as divided into boroughs.
Sign for the Hamlet of Sand Lake within the Town of Sand Lake, New York
The village of Pomona (red) in Rockland County is partly within two different towns.

Except for its 10 Indian Reservations and the City of New York, every piece of land in the State is part of a city or town, which, with the exception of the city of Geneva, is part of one and only one county.

Radar image of Hurricane Sandy approaching the Jersey Shore

Hurricane Sandy

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The deadliest, most destructive, and strongest hurricane of the 2012 Atlantic hurricane season.

The deadliest, most destructive, and strongest hurricane of the 2012 Atlantic hurricane season.

Radar image of Hurricane Sandy approaching the Jersey Shore
The National Hurricane Center (NHC)'s forecast for the storm as of October 28, 2012
White House conference with FEMA and Department of Homeland Security in preparation for arrival of the hurricane.
A tilted satellite image of the storm on October 28, with most of the U.S. coastline artificially highlighted. The entire east coast is visible, with a cloudless Florida coast seen at the bottom of the image and the outline of the coast of Maine at the top right.
Airmen of the New Jersey National Guard's 108th Wing assemble before being sent to assist at various emergency shelters.
A downed tree in Cheltenham Township, Pennsylvania.
Special MTA service alerts, posted in subway stations on October 26, urged travelers to be alert for future evacuation orders or service suspension announcements.
The Brooklyn–Battery Tunnel remained flooded on the Tuesday morning after the storm.
Flooding in Marblehead, Massachusetts, caused by Hurricane Sandy on October 29.
Connecticut governor Dannel Malloy discusses the hurricane on the phone with President Obama on October 28 from the State Emergency Operations Center
Snowfall totals in the Appalachian mountain range (amount in inches)
Hurricane Sandy damage in Guantanamo Bay
Damage to Casino Pier in Seaside Heights, New Jersey
Storm total rainfall for Sandy (2012) across the United States
The 180-foot (55 m) sailing ship, Bounty, is shown nearly submerged during Hurricane Sandy in the Atlantic Ocean approximately 90 mi southeast of Hatteras, North Carolina on Monday, October 29, 2012.
Damaged road at Chincoteague National Wildlife Refuge on Assateague Island
Flooding in Crisfield, Maryland
Before and after image of flooding caused by Hurricane Sandy at Prime Hook National Wildlife Refuge
Damage to Mantoloking, New Jersey
Downed tree in Kutztown, Pennsylvania
Manhattan suffered a widespread power outage during the storm.
Suomi NPP satellite imagery showing the power outages in New York and New Jersey on November 1 compared to October 21.
Damage from Hurricane Sandy to a house in Brooklyn, New York.
Snow from Hurricane Sandy in West Virginia
October 30, 2012, President Barack Obama visits the American Red Cross Digital Command Center following Hurricane Sandy
In Long Beach, New York, five years after the storm, homes were still being raised—lifted on temporary pilings so that permanent foundations could be put in.
President Barack Obama and New Jersey Governor Chris Christie talking to storm victims in Brigantine
A 2014 sign warned NYC commuters that the G train would shut down for repair due to 2012 Hurricane Sandy flooding. Several subway lines flooded by Hurricane Sandy would eventually require saltwater corrosion repair.

Its storm surge hit New York City on October 29, flooding streets, tunnels and subway lines and cutting power in and around the city.

Flushing, Queens

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Old Flushing Burial Ground, used in the 17th and 18th centuries, now a park
Ash Street, now called Ash Avenue, in the early 20th century
Flushing in 1882
Map of Flushing in 1891
Flushing Chinatown
Street vendor selling fruit under the Flushing–Main Street LIRR station
Sri Maha Vallabha Ganapati Devasthanam Hindu Temple
Sikh Center in Flushing
Map of Waldheim, early 20th century
Flushing Commons, seen from Lippmann Plaza near 39th Avenue and 138th Street
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The East-West School
Queens College's Student Union building
Branch of the Queens Public Library in Flushing
The Flushing–Main Street, the terminal station of the IRT Flushing Line

Flushing is a neighborhood in the north-central portion of the New York City borough of Queens.

NYPD Police officer in uniform

New York City Police Department

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NYPD Police officer in uniform
Public approval of the NYPD over time
NYPD Dodge Charger
Officers from the Emergency Service Unit
thumb|Police boat patrolling the East River
Motorcycle police officer speaks with a passerby
1 Police Plaza, NYPD headquarters
NYPD's Critical Response Command protects high profile terrorist targets including the NYC residence of former President Donald Trump.

The New York City Police Department (NYPD), officially the City of New York Police Department, established on May 23, 1845, is the primary municipal law enforcement agency within the City of New York, and the largest and one of the oldest in the United States.

Aerial view of the park (pictured in the center left)

Pelham Bay Park

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Aerial view of the park (pictured in the center left)
Map of Pelham Bay Park's future site at the time of the Battle of Pell's Point
Mouth of Hutchinson River, in the park
Rock outcropping in Pelham Bay Park
Orchard Beach promenade, built in the 1930s
Aerial view of Orchard Beach
Hunter mansion
Former private mansion on Rodman's Neck
Glover's Rock: "Near this site on October 12, 1776 Col. John Glover and 600 patriots held off British and Hessian forces under Gen Howe long enough to save Washington's troops from destruction, enabling them to withdraw to Westchester and ultimate victory."
Split Rock
Bird watching is a popular activity in the park
Panoramic view of Orchard Beach, facing from the bathhouse pavilion
South side of statue
The west end of the City Island Bridge (original bridge pictured) is located inside Pelham Bay Park.
Pedestrian overpass to the park's eponymous station

Pelham Bay Park is a municipal park located in the northeast corner of the New York City borough of the Bronx.