New York is the most populous city in the US and the center of the New York Metropolitan Area.New York exerts a significant impact upon global commerce, finance, media, art, fashion, research, technology, education, and entertainment. The home of the United Nations Headquarters,New York is an important center for international diplomacy and has been described as the cultural capital of the World.Located on one of the world's largest natural harbors, New York City consists of five boroughs, each of which comprises a state county.The five boroughs—The Bronx, Brooklyn, Manhattan, Queens, and Staten Island—were consolidated into a single city .
Many districts and landmarks in New York City have become well known to its approximately 50 million annual visitors.Times Square, iconified as "The Crossroads of the World",is the brightly illuminated hub of the Broadway Theater District,one of the world's busiest pedestrian intersections,and a major center of the world's entertainment industry. The city hosts many world renowned bridges, skyscrapers, and parks. New York City's financial district, anchored by Wall Street in Lower Manhattan, functions as the financial capital of the world and is home to the New York Stock Exchange.Manhattan's skyline with its many skyscrapers is universally recognized, and the city has been home to several of the tallest buildings in the world.
Major tourism destinations in New York city include the Empire State Building; Statue of Liberty; Ellis Island; Broadway theater productions; museums such as the Metropolitan Museum of Art.