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New York City Facts & Information

Location Southeast New York
Climate Four seasons. Mild/rainy springs, hot sticky summers, mild falls, and cold snowy winters.
Land Area 303 square miles
Population 8,008,278
Persons Over 65 11.7%
Female Persons 52.6%
Ethnic Groups White 44.7%, Black 26.6%, American Indian 0.5%, Asian 9.8%
Housing Units 3,200,912
Median Household Income $38,293
Description of Flag Flag of New York
 New York Flag The Flag on New York has a dark blue background with the state coat of arms centered. The goddess Liberty is to the left. At her feet is a discarded crown, representing freedom from England. On the right is the goddess, Justice. The state motto "Excelsior" is printed on a white ribbon.

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New York City Culture

New York City is arguably the most multi-cultural city in the world. A friend made a comment to me that every different language is spoken on the streets of New York City except English. That’s a bit of an exaggeration. Though, it’s not uncommon to hear people conversing in different languages.

Over the last century New York Harbor welcomed millions of immigrants to the United States.

Consequently, New York developed into a hub of cultural diversity with many cultural neighborhoods including Italian, Jewish, and Chinese. Even today, more immigrants settle in New York City then anywhere else.

New York City is the nation’s financial capital. Not to mention a major center for entertainment, media and fashion. If you are ambitious and have dreams, New York City is the place to realize them. New York City’s culture attracts many alpha types. Everyone wants to be the best. New York is a city of tough, business savvy, work-alcoholics that never sleep. However, for many people New York City can be overloading. People usually either love or hate New York City.


New York City Shopping

New York City is a major center for high fashion and, as you’d expect, offers some of the best shopping in the nation. The city’s premier shopping areas can be found on Fifth Avenue & 57th Street and on Madison Avenue (between 57th Street and 79th Street). Here you’ll find a wide selection of ultra-chic as well as ultra-expensive designer boutiques to choose from. Fifth Avenue’s most fabulous store is, of course, Tiffany’s. Meanwhile, Barney’s New York and

Anne Taylor anchor Madison Avenue’s shopping emporium. Once upon a time, only the very rich could afford to could go shopping in these glamorous areas. However, many mainstream retailers have recently setup shop, making the areas seemingly more approachable for the rest of us.

In the early 1900’s, 23rd Street was the preferred shopping district for the wealthy uptown class. The area gradually fell from grace as stores dispersed throughout the city. However, new life as been brought back to the 23rd Street locality as many popular retailers have rediscovered the neighborhood and are working to restore the area’s luster.

Other preferred shopping areas include Greenwich Village and Soho. The main drag in Greenwich Village is called Bleeker Street. Here you’ll find the latest fashions at surprisingly affordable prices. Soho’s hip boutiques have earned a reputation for trendsetting. However, to the dismay of many New Yorkers, national chains have begun to take a foothold on the area; therefore, diminishing Soho’s trendsetter image. Though, you can still find plenty of trendy shops between Broadway and Sullivan Street.

If bargain hunting is more to your liking, you may want to spend some time exploring Chinatown. Here you’ll find discount prices on items such as sunglasses, watches and leather goods. You may even be able to find deals on electronics. However, be careful whom you deal with. Theses items may be hot. The Historic Orchard Street Shopping District, located on the lower east side, is another area that’s great for bargain hunting.

The South Street Seaport is another area worth mentioning. You won’t find anything that you couldn’t find in your hometown. However, the ambience and spectacular harbor views provide for a delightful shopping experience that’s true to New York City.

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New York City Restaurants
Read reviews for some of the best restaurants in New York City. You'll find the perfect restaurant for your vacation here. Choose a restaurant by cuisine type or visitor rating.


Name Address Phone Cuisine    
 Rene Pujol Restaurant 321 W 51st St (212) 246-3023 French
 Babbo 110 Waverly Pl (212) 777-0303 Italian
 La C?te Basque 60 W 55th St (212) 688-6525 French
 Michael's New York 24 West 55th St (212) 767-0555 American
 Cite 120 W 51st St (212) 956-7100 Steak
 Le Bernardin 155 W 51st St (212) 554-1515 French
 Casa Di Copani 3414 Burnet Ave (315) 463-1031 Italian
 Ruby Foo's 2182 Broadway (212) 724-6700 Chinese
 Vong 200 East 54th St (212) 486-9592 Thai
 Alfredo of Rome 4 W. 49th St. (212) 397-0100 Italian
 Smith & Wollensky 201 E 49th St (212) 753-1530 Steak
 Maloney & Porcelli 37 E 50th St (212) 750-2233 American
 Al Di La 248 Fifth Ave (718) 783-4565 Italian
 Walls 344 West 11th Street (212) 352-2300 Austrian
 Picholine 35 W 64th St (212) 724-8585 Mediterranean
 Tribeca Grill 375 Greenwich St (212) 941-3900 American
 Thalia Restaurant 828 Eigth Avenue (212) 399-4444 American
 The Four Seasons 99 East 52nd St. (212) 754-9494 American
 Jean-Georges 1 Central Park W (212) 299-3900 French
 Aix 2398 Broadway (212) 874-7400 French
 Patria 250 Park Ave S (212) 777-6211 Latino
 L'absinthe 227 E 67th St (212) 794-4950 French
 Alouette 2588 Broadway (212) 222-6808 French
 Remi 145 West 53rd Street (212) 581-4242 Italian
 Redeye Grill 890 7th Ave (212) 541-9000 American
 Zo 90 Prince St. (212) 966-6722 American
 Asia de Cuba 237 Madison Ave (212) 726-7755 Asian
 Artisanal 2 Park Ave (212) 725-8585 French
 Nobu 105 Hudson St (212) 219-0500 Japanese
 Oceana Restaurant 55 E 54th St (212) 759-5941 Seafood
 Shelly's New York 104 W 57th St (212) 245-2422 American
 Tse Yang Restaurant 34 E 51st St (212) 688-5447 Chinese
 Blue Fin 1567 Broadway (212) 918-1400 Seafood
 Tavern on the Green 67th Street (212) 873-3200 American
 Strip House 13 E. 12th St. (212) 328-0000 Steak
 Judson Grill 152 W 52nd St (212) 582-5252 American
 Chianti il Ristorante 208 South Broadway (518) 580-0025 Italian
 Lusardi's Restaurant 1494 2nd Ave (212) 249-2020 Italian
 Michael Jordan's Steakhouse 23 Vanderbilt Avenue (212) 655-2300 Steakhouse
 Barney's 315 Buckram Rd (516) 671-6300 American
 Bella Blu 430-16N. Country Road (631) 862-8060 Italian
 Silver Swan 441 East Main Street (631) 261-2828 American Write a review User reviews (1)
 West Bank Cafe 407 W 42nd St (212) 695-6909 American
 The Bubble Lounge 228 W. Broadway (212) 431-3433 Bar
 21 Club 21 W. 52nd St. (212) 582-7200 American
 Brasserie 8? 9 W. 57th St. (212) 829-0812 French


New York City Travel Guides
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 Lonely Planet New York City
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