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New York

Touristic attractions of New York
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Your vacations in New York

New York (also referred to as "New York City", "NYC", "The Big Apple", or just "the City"), is the biggest city in the United States. It lies at the mouth of the Hudson River in the southernmost part of the state, which is part of the Mid-Atlantic region of the USA.

The New York Metropolitan Area spans parts of three states—lower New York, northern New Jersey, and southwestern Connecticut. It is the USA's largest metro area, with a population of 18.7 million. As of 2007, it was 5th in the world, after Tokyo, Sao Paulo, Mexico City and Seoul.

New York City is a center for media, culture, food, fashion, art, research, finance, and trade. It has one of the largest and most famous skylines on earth, dominated by the iconic Empire State Building.
 

Official language

English

Currency

US dollar

Electricity

120 volts, 60 cycles

Shopping

Shopping in New York City exposes you to big department stores like Barneys New York and Bloomingdale's, famous streets like Madison Avenue and to the street vendors on Canal Street. On a New York City shopping experience you will be able to buy anything from souvenirs to couture. When it comes to shopping, New York City truly does offer something for everyone.

Useful information

New York City is an enormous city. Each of its five boroughs is the equivalent of a large city in its own right and may itself be divided into districts.