The largest city in the United States (2000 pop. in metro region: 21,199,865), the home of the United Nations, and the center of global finance, communications, and business, New York City is also a treasure trove of concert houses, museums, galleries, and theaters ? and did we mention the shopping? The Big Apple is home to icons, epics, legends and mythic figures: the Yankees, the Mets, the Statue of Liberty, MOMA, Broadway, Times Square, the World Trade Centre and - New Yorkers.
Located in the southeastern part of New York State, NYC consists of five boroughs separated by various waterways. Brooklyn and Queens occupy the western portion of Long Island, while Staten Island and Manhattan are completely on their own land mass. Bronx, to the north, remains attached to the New York State mainland.
The Dutch founded the city in 1624, buying it from Native Americans for $24 and called it Fort Amsterdam, then New Amsterdam. When the English captured the settlement in 1664, it was renamed ?New York?, after the Duke of York, who later became James II of England.
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