Facts About New York City

New York City is one of the world’s most well-known cities, but how much do you know about New York?

Quick Facts about New York City

  • Location: New York City is located at the southern tip of the state of New York, where the Hudson River meets the Atlantic Ocean. It is in the northeastern part of the United States.
  • Population: 8.36 million people. This makes New York City the most populated city in the United States.
  • Mayor of New York City: Bill de Blasio
  • Land: The city's total land area is approximately 305 square miles. New York City is divided into five boroughs. They are Brooklyn, the Bronx, Manhattan, Queens, and Staten Island.
  • Climate: The city has a humid continental climate. New York City weather is characterized by hot humid summers and cold winters.

New York City Buildings and Landmarks

A city full of skyscrapers, New York City is often defined by it’s dramatic skyline. The city has over 5,800 high-rise buildings.

New York City Buildings

The tallest building in New York City (and the United States) is One World Trade Center at 1776 feet.

Two other famous New York City buildings are the Empire State Building (2nd tallest at 1472 feet tall) and the Chrysler Building (4th tallest at 1046 feet).

Besides tall buildings, the city has many well-known landmarks and attractions, all of which have a rich and interesting history.

New York City Buildings
Brooklyn Bridge

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