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New York City

New York / United States of America

  • New York City is a city located in the state of New York, in the United States of America.

  • Albany, not New York City, is the capital city of the state of New York.

  • The official language of New York City is English.

  • New York City (and all of the United States of America) is located on the continent of North America.

  • Canada and Mexico are the 2 countries that border (are next to) the United States of America.



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  1. The official nickname of New York City is "The Big Apple."                                                                                           a

  2. New York City is made up of 5 boroughs (pieces of land): The Bronx, Brooklyn, Staten Island, Manhattan and Queens.  Each of these boroughs then has different cities/areas within it.  Even so, when most people say "New York City," they are referring to the borough of Manhattan.                                                                                               

  3. The United States of America (USA) groups states based on their location on the map.  New York State is part of the Northeast Region.                                                               

  4. According to the US Census Bureau, there are 9 states in the Northeast region: Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, and Vermont.                                                                                           

  5. Some of the famous sites to visit while in New York City are:
    - The Empire State Building
    - Radio City Music Hall
    - Times Square and Broadway areas                                    - Ellis Island and The Statue of Liberty
    - Central Park                                                              
    - 5th Avenue (including Rockefeller Center and Saint Patrick's Cathedral) and all of the stores that are located there
    - Museums: there are just too many to name


  6. Another nickname for New York City is "The City That Never Sleeps."  This is because many people feel there is "always something open" and there is always something to do in New York City.                 

  7. The flag of the USA has three colors on it: red, white and blue.

  8. In 1884, in France, the French people gave the Statue of Liberty to the USA as a gift.  It arrived in the USA in 1885, in may peices.  It was put back together and President Grover Cleveland officially dedicated it in 1886.

  9. The New York City Public Library has over 50 million books (and other items) and is currently the 4th largest library system in the world.                                                                             

  10. More people live in New York City than any other city in the USA.  Over 800 different languages are spoken in New York City.          

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