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New york city Travel Guide

New York City is the one of the leading global cities in the world. Located in the heart of the New York state, New York City is the most populous city in the United States and also one of the most populous metropolitan areas in the world. This city often referred to as the 'Big Apple' and 'the city that never sleeps.' New York City consists of five boroughs: The Bronx, Brooklyn, Manhattan, Queens, and Staten Island. And is also home of the world-famous landmarks like the Statue of Liberty, the Empire State Building, Central Park, Broadway, and Times Square.

New York City is the most populous city in United States with an estimated population of 8.3 million. The numbers have been growing rapidly during the past few years and may reach between 9.2 million and 9.5 million by 2030. Out of the five boroughs, Manhattan is most densely populated, with an estimated population of 1.6 million.

The city experiences a humid subtropical climate, where it's cold during winter and hot and humid during summer. January is said the coldest month for this city, averaging a temperature of 32 degrees F (0 degrees C), while July is the hottest month, averaging a temperature of 77 degrees F (25 degrees C). The city receives an annual precipitation of 47 inches (1,200 mm).

Tourism is very vital to New York City, with about 47 million foreign and American tourists visiting every year. One of the most popular destinations is the Statue of Liberty, located on Ellis Island. The Statue of Liberty was dedicated on October 28, 1886 and the most familiar historical landmark. The statute commemorates the Declaration of Independence and the gateway of immigrants entering New York. It has become an iconic symbol for both New York and the United States.

Another famous landmark is the Empire State Building, located at the intersection of Fifth Avenue and West 34th Street. This 102-story landmark was the world's tallest building in New York for more than forty years, starting from its completion in 1931 until the World Trade Center's North Tower was completed in 1972. The Empire State Building was named one of the Seven Wonders of the World and the third tallest skyscraper in the Americas. Its observation deck has been the most popular outdoor observations in the world, with over 110 million visitors recorded.

Times Square in New York City has been the epicenter of Arts and Entertainment, home to Broadway, Musical Theatre, and nightlife. It has been a popular destination during New Year's Eve celebrations, where the infamous dropping of the Crystal Ball as a celebration of welcoming the New Year. The neon bright lights and massive digital billboards make this spot a very playful attraction.

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