Living in New York City

New York City is the largest city in the United States. This city is home to the best of everything, from arts and entertainment, to shopping and fashion, historic institutions and museums, iconic American landmarks and all that's in between. Among the many other things that it's known for, New York City is considered to be the cultural capital of the world and that heritage is reflected through many of its attractions and all of its locals.

NYC is an important factor in global finance and international affairs; the city is home to the United Nations Headquarters and the New York Stock Exchange. There are around 45 Fortune 500 companies headquartered in the city, including Colgate-Palmolive, Pfizer, CBS Corporation, NBC Universal, Viacom, Time Warner Cable, Morgan Stanley, and Estee Lauder Companies.

New York City Skyline

Along with its reputation as a financial hub, New York City is well known for its vivacious entertainment industry. A few famous entertainment destinations within the city include Broadway, the Lincoln Center, Rockefeller Center, Carnegie Hall, and Madison Square Garden, among many, many others. The city's art scene also rivals that of any other city in the world, with famous institutions like the Museum of Modern Art and the Metropolitan Museum of Art.

Upon visiting New York City, you'll learn that it is so much more than the world-famous attractions – it's a world all its own! The culture, the cuisine, the history and heritage can be retold over and over again, but nothing compares to exploring The Big Apple on your own and seeing these American icons right before your eyes.

 

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New York City Government

The City of New York

The City of New York

Phone: (212) 639-9675
Web: www.nyc.gov

New York Police Department

New York Police Department

Phone: (646) 610-5000
Web: www.nyc.gov

New York City Fire Department

New York City Fire Department

Phone: (212) 504-4115
Web: www.nyc.gov

Manhattan Chamber of Commerce

Manhattan Chamber of Commerce

Phone: (212) 479-7772
Web: www.manhattancc.org

NYC Convention & Visitors Bureau

NYC Convention & Visitors Bureau

Phone: (212) 484-1200
Web: www.nycgo.com

 

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New York City Transportation

Metropolitan Transportation Authority

Metropolitan Transportation Authority

Phone: (718) 330-1234
Web: www.mta.info

MTA Metro-North Railroad

MTA Metro-North Railroad

Phone: (718) 330-1234
Web: www.mta.info

New York Taxi & Limousine

New York City Taxi & Limousine Commission

Web: www.nyc.gov

John F. Kennedy International Airport

John F. Kennedy International Airport

Phone: (718) 244-4444
Web: www.panynj.gov

LaGuardia Airport

LaGuardia Airport

Phone: (718) 533-3400
Web: www.panynj.gov