New York

Welcome to New York City

Iconic, trendsetting and always exciting, New York is constantly in a state of flux. And it's this irrepressible drive for reinvention and innovation that fuels the city's unique alpha-underdog energy. Since its founding days, individuals have come here with dreams of making a better life and to succeed in a place where the competition is ready to eat you up and spit you out. Indeed, the truth of Frank Sinatra’s love letter to the city lives on..."If I can make it there, I'll make it anywhere…"

And there's no better way to experience the lifestyle of those who have settled here than to get on your walking shoes. By taking to the streets, you experience the true essence of the city, namely, its vibrant diversity of its distinct neighborhoods. For example, a west-east stroll down across Hester Street may include a gelato scoop from a storefront in Little Italy, an acupressure massage in Chinatown, and beer and a rock concert in the Lower East Side. Other walks take you from the multi-million-dollar townhouses on Park Avenue down to Union Square where artists make paintings and activists make protests — all in front of a Whole Foods market.

From jazz cubs in Harlem to the Metropolitan Museum of Art on the Upper East Side, from rollerbladers practicing their skills in Central Park, to drum circles in Thompson Square Park, hedge funders on Wall Street, and hot shot chefs debuting new restaurants in any and all parts of the city, New York is still the city that welcomes — and challenges — everyone to be at the top of their game.

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Quick facts

  • Inhabitants in United States:
    Around 306 million
  • Inhabitants in New York:
    Around 8 million
  • Official language
  • Currency
    US Dollar
  • Time zone
    EST (UTC-5)
  • Emergency number
  • Constitution
  • Country phone code
  • Country code
  • Local transportation
    Subway, Bus, Taxi