New York is the most populous city in the United States of America. Located at the southern tip of the state of New York, the city is the center of the New York metropolitan area, one of the most populous urban agglomerations in the world, with a population of over 8,550,000 in the land area of 790 sq. km. Situated on one of the world’s largest natural harbors, New York consists of five dramatically diverse boroughs– Brooklyn, Queens, Manhattan, The Bronx, and Staten Island.
Many districts and landmarks in New York City have become well known, and the city is always among the favorite destination of tourists, receiving a record of nearly 60 million tourists in 2015 and hosting three of the world’s ten most visited tourist attractions in 2013. Thanks to all the numerous TV series and movies that set in New York, the world is familiar with the landmarks of the city – Times Square, Broadway Theater District, Wall Street, New York Stock Exchange, Central Park and the most iconic Statue of Liberty.
Nicknamed “The Big Apple” or “The City That Never Sleeps”, New York is truly the destination for every lifestyle. From downtown Manhattan and Brooklyn boutiques, restaurants, waterfront concerts, markets, and festivals to the lush parkways, zoos, and cultural institutions throughout uptown Manhattan, Staten Island, The Bronx, and Queens, you can never run out of ideas. Every neighborhood offers a different version of the city – from the 100-year-old Jewish delis of the Upper West Side to the meandering cobblestone lanes of Greenwich Village. There’s no such thing as an “average” day in New York.
New York has some of the most expensive luxury real estate in the world, due to the scarcity of land and intense competition. The average price of a home in the city is roughly US$2 million. A project near Central Park completing in 2017 has the most expensive condominium penthouse for sale in history, asking for a whopping US$250 million.