New York City

A global power city, New York City has been described as the cultural, financial, and media capital of the world, and exerts a significant impact upon commerce, entertainment, research, technology, education, politics, tourism, art, fashion, and sports. The city’s fast pace has inspired the term New York minute.

Cultural, Financial, and Media capital of the World

The City of New York, usually called either New York City (NYC) or simply New York (NY), is the most populous city in the United States. With an estimated 2018 population of 8,398,748 distributed over a land area of about 302.6 square miles, New York is also the most densely populated major city in the United States. Located at the southern tip of the state of New York, the city is the center of the New York metropolitan area, the largest metropolitan area in the world by urban landmass and one of the world's most populous megacities, with an estimated 19,979,477 people in its 2018 Metropolitan Statistical Area and 22,679,948 residents in its Combined Statistical Area.
Many districts and landmarks in New York City are well known, with the city having three of the world's ten most visited tourist attractions in 2013 and receiving a record 62.8 million tourists in 2017.Several sources have ranked New York the most photographed city in the world. Times Square, iconic as the world's "heart" and its "Crossroads", 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 names of many of the city's landmarks, skyscrapers, and parks are known around the world. Manhattan's real estate market is among the most expensive in the world.

The location

  • East / West Boundaries: Hudson River to Long Island Sound
  • North / South Boundaries: Lake Mohegan to Yonkers

Learn about New York City

Origins

In 1898, the modern City of New York was formed with the consolidation of Brooklyn (until then a separate city), the County of New York (which then included parts of the Bronx), the County of Richmond, and the western portion of the County of Queens. The opening of the subway in 1904, first built as separate private systems, helped bind the new city together. Throughout the first half of the 20th century, the city became a world center for industry, commerce, and communication.

New York became the most populous urbanized area in the world in the early 1920s, overtaking London. The metropolitan area surpassed the 10 million mark in the early 1930s, becoming the first megacity in human history. The difficult years of the Great Depression saw the election of reformer Fiorello La Guardia as mayor and the fall of Tammany Hall after eighty years of political dominance.

Education
RATING* SCHOOL NAME GRADES SCHOOL TYPE
4 Ps 33 Chelsea Prep Preschool - 5th Grade Public
5 Ps 11 William T Harris Preschool - 5th Grade Public
4 Dream Charter School Preschool - 8th Grade Public
2 Ps 34 Franklin D Roosevelt Preschool - 8th Grade Public
2 Neighborhood School Preschool - 5th Grade Public
4 The Children S Workshop School Preschool - 5th Grade Public
3 Ps 19 Asher Levy Preschool - 5th Grade Public
2 Ps 64 Robert Simon Preschool - 5th Grade Public
3 Earth School Preschool - 5th Grade Public
1 Ps 188 The Island School Preschool - 8th Grade Public
3 P.s. 63 Star Academy Preschool - 5th Grade Public
2 Ps 15 Roberto Clemente Preschool - 5th Grade Public
4 The East Village Community School Preschool - 5th Grade Public
5 Spruce Street School Preschool - 7th Grade Public
5 P.s. 40 Augustus St.-Gaudens Preschool - 5th Grade Public
N/A Ps 226 Preschool - 12th Grade Public
N/A Ps 146 Ann M Short Preschool - 5th Grade Public
1 Ps 108 Assemblyman Angelo Del Toro Educational Com Preschool - 8th Grade Public
3 East Harlem Scholars Academy Charter School Ii Preschool - 5th Grade Public
1 Ps 96 Joseph Lanzetta Preschool - 8th Grade Public
* School data provided by National Center for Education Statistics, Pitney Bowes, and GreatSchools. Intended for reference only. GreatSchools Ratings compare a school’s test performance to statewide results. To verify enrollment eligibility, contact the school or district directly.